result
(N), Brisbane, Jan 4 2015, Big Bash League
(18.5/20 ov, target 153)158/5
Strikers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
57* (40)
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• Freddie Wilde

Spinners, Head keep Strikers unbeaten

An excellent display of spin bowling followed by a fighting partnership between Travis Head and Alex Ross saw Adelaide Strikers maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a five-wicket victory over Brisbane Heat

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Scores: Thilak Ram
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat152/6(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers158/5(18.5 overs)
Travis Head*57 (40)
Alex Ross36 (24)
18.5
6
Gannon to Botha, SIX runs

that's curtains for Heat..! Full on off stump and the skipper finishes in style, over long-on for a fab six

18.4
2
Gannon to Botha, 2 runs

back of a length and dabs it past point for a couple

18.3
W
Gannon to Ross, OUT

slower ball on off stump, goes for the cut and nicks one back to the keeper

Alex Ross c †Peirson b Gannon 36 (36m 24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 150
18.2
1
Gannon to Head, 1 run

length ball on leg and pulled to long-on

18.1
2
Gannon to Head, 2 runs

makes room for a fuller ball and whips to long-leg for a couple

end of over 1813 runs
AS: 147/4CRR: 8.16 RRR: 3.00
Travis Head54 (38)
Alex Ross36 (23)
Dan Christian 1-0-13-0
Ryan Duffield 4-0-32-0
17.6
1
Christian to Head, 1 run

fuller on off stump and steered to point

17.5
Christian to Head, no run

angled in, yorker length and he plays all around this one

17.5
1nb
Christian to Head, (no ball)

Jeez..! High full toss, over the stumps and Free Hit coming up

17.4
1
Christian to Ross, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, tucks to on side for a single

17.3
1
Christian to Head, 1 run

in the block-hole, digs it out for a single

17.2
6
Christian to Head, SIX runs

back of a length, angled in from off and he swivels and pulls it over square leg

Around the poles now

17.1
3
Christian to Ross, 3 runs

mid-off up and he bunts a fuller ball over the fielder for three more

end of over 1713 runs
AS: 134/4CRR: 7.88 RRR: 6.33
Travis Head46 (33)
Alex Ross32 (21)
Ryan Duffield 4-0-32-0
Cameron Gannon 2-0-21-1
16.6
4
Duffield to Head, FOUR runs

makes room and he follows him, whips it off his pad for four more

16.5
1
Duffield to Ross, 1 run

and again, back of a length and a Baseball slog to on side

16.4
2
Duffield to Ross, 2 runs

back of a length on off stump, sits back and whacks to cow-corner for a couple

16.3
Duffield to Ross, no run

angled across, play and a miss

16.2
4
Duffield to Ross, FOUR runs

full on off and brutal power from Ross, whacks towards long-on

16.2
1w
Duffield to Ross, 1 wide

full and wide, aaaaaand called wide too

16.1
1
Duffield to Head, 1 run

banged in short on middle and leg, Tennis forehand shot to off side

end of over 1614 runs
AS: 121/4CRR: 7.56 RRR: 8.00
Alex Ross25 (17)
Travis Head41 (31)
Cameron Gannon 2-0-21-1
Daniel Vettori 3-0-23-0
15.6
4
Gannon to Ross, FOUR runs

length on off stump and slashed to backward point, fielder sprints fromm cover and graciously lets it go through his legs

Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Travis Head
Travis Head
Match days4 January 2015 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ashley Barrow
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John Ward
TV Umpire
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Damien Mealey
Reserve Umpire
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Jayvan Ruddick-Collins
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsAdelaide Strikers 2, Brisbane Heat 0