RESULT
27th Match (N), Adelaide, January 16, 2017, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:172) 165/8

Renegades won by 6 runs

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Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades 171/9(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers 165/8(20 overs)
Ben Dunk 32 (25)
Tim Ludeman 29 (22)
Tom Cooper1/26 (4)
end of over 2011 runs • 2 wickets
AS: 165/8CRR: 8.25 
Ish Sodhi5 (5)
Ben Laughlin0 (0)
Thisara Perera 3-0-25-4
Sunil Narine 4-0-40-1

Perera holds his nerve after the nightmare against the Hurricanes and they keep their season alive. The Strikers can't make the finals now after their fifth loss of the season. They started the chase so well but no one could go on with it. Ludeman, Dunk and Pollard all got starts but couldn't take it deep. Ferguson's catch to remove Pollard was the pivotal moment of the match. Dean tried his best in the penultimate over but 35 from 12 balls was six runs too many.

Marcus Harris has been named Man of the Match for his 85 with the bat: "My heart rate was about 300 beats per minute at the end there. It was good to win a close one and keep the season alive.

"Obviously the focus goes onto the Heat game on Friday. We have to prepare well, try and get a win to get into the finals."

That concludes our coverage from Adelaide tonight. Great win for the Renegades. Join us again tomorrow night as the Melbourne Stars host the Brisbane Heat. The winner is guaranteed a finals berth. Thanks for your company.

19.6
1
Perera to Sodhi, 1 run

slower ball, wide of off, toed over the bowler's head and lands safely but the Renegades win a close one finally!

19.5
2
Perera to Sodhi, 2 runs

What a save by Cam White at deep midwicket! This was slapped into the gap between deep midwicket and long on, it was struck well, White at full stretch makes a one handed save to virtually win the game!

10 off two with Sodhi on strike!

19.4
W
Perera to Agar, OUT

Caught at long on! Short slower ball, well bowled, Agar mistimes the pull shot, comes off the top edge and flies towards long on, Cooper comes in off the rope and calmly pouched the catch!

Wes Agar c Cooper b Perera 8 (3b 2x4 0x6) SR: 266.66
19.3
4
Perera to Agar, FOUR runs

inside edge past off stump for four! Chaos! This was a low inswinging full toss, got a thin edge, just past the stumps and it bounces over the keeper's head away for four!

19.2
4
Perera to Agar, FOUR runs

Over point for four! Same ball, short and wide, Agar gets it up and over Tremain at point and it races away

19.1
W
Perera to Dean, OUT

caught at point! Short and wide slower ball, he hammers the cut shot but hits it straight to the sub fielder Tremain on the circle! A metre either side and it was four! Good catch by Tremain

Jono Dean c sub (CP Tremain) b Perera 21 (9b 0x4 2x6) SR: 233.33
end of over 1917 runs
AS: 154/6CRR: 8.10 RRR: 18.00
Jono Dean21 (8)
Ish Sodhi2 (3)
Sunil Narine 4-0-40-1
Thisara Perera 2-0-14-2

18 to win off the last over! Perera with the ball again just as he did against the Hurricanes

18.6
1
Narine to Dean, 1 run

slog swept from outside off, doesn't nail it, it falls short of the man coming in off the rope

18.5
1
Narine to Sodhi, 1 run

shorter ball, pulled hard to deep midwicket, they think about a second but decide late not to go

18.4
Narine to Sodhi, no run

missed stumping! He advances, misses, but Finch couldn't take it clean

18.3
3
Narine to Dean, 3 runs

top edge over the keeper's head runs towards the rope! Another attempted sweep, that runs to third man off the edge, Hogg runs it down to save four

18.2
6
Narine to Dean, SIX runs

Two in a row! This was fired into leg stump and he sweeps up and over deep backward square! This went way back! Game on now

18.1
6
Narine to Dean, SIX runs

Incredible shot over midwicket! This was so wide of off, he stepped out and slog swept it 83m over the deep midwicket rope!

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 137/6CRR: 7.61 RRR: 17.50
Jono Dean5 (4)
Ish Sodhi1 (1)
Thisara Perera 2-0-14-2
Brad Hogg 4-0-28-0
17.6
1
Perera to Dean, 1 run

short slower ball outside off, cracked hard off the back foot to deep cover

17.5
1
Perera to Sodhi, 1 run

slower ball, driven hard to deep cover

17.4
W
Perera to Hodge, OUT

Chopped on! Leg cutter slower ball that swung in and stayed a touch low, Hodge tried to flat bat it over the leg side and got a bottom edge onto the stumps! Is that the Strikers' season over?

Brad Hodge b Perera 26 (20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 130
17.3
4
Perera to Hodge, FOUR runs

Misfield at long off for four! The substitute Matthew Short was fielding a well struck drive but he fumbled it through the legs and it went for four!

17.2
1
Perera to Dean, 1 run

slower ball leg cutter, punched to cover on the circle

He went down holding his head but he's now sitting up and the doctor is checking him.

He got hit in the head by the ball against the Sixers as well last well. He will be forced to go off the ground. He is standing up now and will walk off. But he's got quite a bit of swelling on his right jaw. He walks off.

Finch will now keep for the Renegades.

17.1
1
Perera to Hodge, 1 run

Oh no! Hodge swings hard, hits it to deep backward square but he lost the bat out of his hands and it flies backwards and hits Nevill in the head! Nevill was watching the ball and wasn't expecting it. The handle of the flying bat hit him in the side of the face.

Perera is into the attack despite Narine having one left

end of over 1711 runs
AS: 129/5CRR: 7.58 RRR: 14.33
Jono Dean3 (2)
Brad Hodge21 (17)
Brad Hogg 4-0-28-0
Sunil Narine 3-0-23-1

The crowd figure is 42,388

16.6
2
Hogg to Dean, 2 runs

worked from outside off through midwicket and Hodge runs well to get back for two

16.5
1
Hogg to Hodge, 1 run

full toss, driven wide of long off but they don't take two

Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to field first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Renegades
Marcus Harris
Hours of play (local time)19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.40, Second Session 20.40-21.55
Match days16 January 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
John Ward
Australia
Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
Australia
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Cain Kemp
Match Referee
Australia
Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Adelaide Strikers 0
Strikers Innings
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Big Bash League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
PS853100.618
BH853100.516
SS85310-0.848
MS84480.397
MR84480.042
AS83560.334
HH8356-0.530
ST8356-0.600