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Strikers vs Hurricanes, Final at Adelaide, , Feb 04 2018 - Match Result

RESULT
Final, Adelaide, February 04, 2018, Big Bash League
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(20 ov, T:203) 177/5

Strikers won by 25 runs

Match centre 
Comms: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers 202/2(20 overs)
44* (29)
1/46 (4)
Hobart Hurricanes 177/5(20 overs)
68 (44)
3/17 (4)
1/30 (3)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
AS134.42115(70)126.1134.42--0
HH69.3568(44)68.8367.160/20-2.19
AS62.62--03/172.6962.62
AS56.7744(29)41.7333.561/301.4323.21
HH44.8946(33)47.7844.89--0
end of over 2013 runs
HH: 177/5CRR: 8.85 
Simon Milenko9 (7b 1x4)
Dan Christian29 (19b 3x4 1x6)
Ben Laughlin 4-0-43-0
Michael Neser 4-0-34-0

7.08pm Presentation time.

D'Arcy Short is the Player of the Tournament. "Didn't really go our way at the start but the Strikers bowled well, batted well and played better," he says. "It's been a good couple of months. Didn't go our way today, let's see how it goes from here."

Jake Weatherald is the Man of the Match. "I wasn't feeling great walking out. Few nerves, but it came off well and plenty of support from Heady (Travis Head)."

"Now's not the time to lament too much," says Hurricanes captain George Bailey. "Very deserving Adelaide Strikers team. Absolutely well-deserved, guys. Well done. Our sponsors do a fantastic job, to the people of Hoabrt, the coaching staff.. it's a budy tournament, and to the guys who aren't playing, it can be hard but well done for keeping your chins up."

"Few opportunities in the past that we haven't taken," says Strikers captain Travis Head. "The fans expect us to win and it's nice to repay that faith. Weatherald won us the game with the bat and did fantastically. To George and Hobart, they've been fantastic. Special mention to D'Arcy who's been unbelievable throughout the tournament, so well done. To all the guys, it's fantastic to do it in front of our fans, so well done."

Now, the Strikers players come forward to collect their winners' medals. Travis Head's name comes up last. Along with coach Jason Gillespie, he lifts the trophy as the BBL title comes home to Adelaide for the first time amid a thunderous ovation from the crowd. We leave you with those pictures. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this match and the tournament. It's been our pleasure to bring it to you. Cheers!

6.56pm Laughlin jumps and pumps his fists. The Strikers lift their maiden BBL crown. They gather into a huddle to celebrate their win. Thoroughly outclassed the Hurricanes today. The contrast could not have been starker. Hurricanes' bowers showed everything you shouldn't do in a T20 game; Strikers' bowlers put on a T20 clinic. Changes in pace, stifling the batsmen for room, yorkers, back-of-the-hand variations, there was just about everything you look for in a T20. Not to forget a blazing century from Jake Weatherald, who feasted on error after error from the Hurricanes bowlers to blitz one of the finest BBL hundreds you'll see. Hardly wasted a delivery, rotated the strike and kept dispatching the ball into the stands. Was especially generous in his entertainment of the folks beyond the deep midwicket boundary.

"Amazing, says an emotional Travis Head as he struggles for words. "Pretty special. Questions oer the squad. We got a lot of different guys but they all backed each other. It's worked well. The bowlers were unbelievable. They were all match-winners."

"I obviously dream of this when I go to bed, ut never imagined this, says Jake Weatherald. "They've been so supportive and it's the best way to repay them. I was going to keep it simple when I went out. I had a few chats with a few guys around the country who gave me words of wisdom. Carey's great, so good batting with him. It was cool to get a century in front of my parents and play in front of such a crowd."

Sooryanarayanan: "Rashid Khan or D'Arcy Short probably the Man of the Tournament?"

Manish Vanotra : "The strikers strike gold. Awesome performance by the Adelaide Strikers. "

Kapil: "Between overs 7-15, Hobart scrored 61 runs. With so much fire power, you can't slow down. Weatherald had his day cos of some poor bowling. No plan at all, bowled short and short. It's a shame to see a one sided final. Both WBBL and BBL"

Rohit: "This is very impressive come back by Strikers bowlers after good hitting by Bailey and Short early on, especially without Rashid and Stanlake"

19.6
Laughlin to Milenko, no run

full toss but dipping on him outside off. Can't make contact

Crowd on their feet for the last ball

19.5
1
Laughlin to Christian, 1 run

full, a set of stumps outside off, carved away one-bounce to long-off

19.4
Laughlin to Christian, no run

wide yorker, jams the bat down and the ball sneaks through from underneath

19.3
2
Laughlin to Christian, 2 runs

very full outside off, drilled to the right of long-off and scampers back for the second

19.2
4
Laughlin to Christian, FOUR runs

full, brings those powerful wrists into play again as he shovels it between midwicket and long-on

19.1
6
Laughlin to Christian, SIX runs

and the first one's vanished over the deep midwicket boundary. Christian shovels it from outside off, slightly off the toe-end. Didn't look like a clean connection but what does it matter? Goes for six nonetheless

Strikers six balls away from their maiden BBL title. And it will be Laughlin to bowl that over. He has a million to defend.

end of over 1912 runs
HH: 164/5CRR: 8.63 RRR: 39.00
Dan Christian16 (14b 2x4)
Simon Milenko9 (6b 1x4)
Michael Neser 4-0-34-0
Ben Laughlin 3-0-30-0
18.6
1
Neser to Christian, 1 run

yorker on middle, backs away and drills to long-off

18.5
2
Neser to Christian, 2 runs

extremely full on middle and leg, backs away and carves it away down the ground for a brace

18.4
2
Neser to Christian, 2 runs

full and tailing in on leg stump, whipped in the air wide of long-on. Wristy

18.3
1
Neser to Milenko, 1 run

backs away to a yorker on middle and carves it out through the covers

18.2
2
Neser to Milenko, 2 runs

yorker on leg stump, dug out to square leg

18.1
4
Neser to Milenko, FOUR runs

slower yorker, gets an outside edge as he digs it out that runs to third man

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 152/5CRR: 8.44 RRR: 25.50
Dan Christian11 (11b 2x4)
Simon Milenko2 (3b)
Ben Laughlin 3-0-30-0
Peter Siddle 4-1-17-3
17.6
4
Laughlin to Christian, FOUR runs

full and straight outside off, ensures there's sufficient room before carting it over cover

17.5
1
Laughlin to Milenko, 1 run

and now gets it to come into him, push-driven into the covers

17.4
Laughlin to Milenko, no run

lots of reverse swing in the air. Takes it a long way away from him and forces him to reach out so far outside off that he loses balance

17.3
1
Laughlin to Christian, 1 run
17.2
1
Laughlin to Milenko, 1 run

full and tailing away outside off, driven into the covers

17.1
W
Laughlin to Christian, OUT

full, wide, reaches out and gets an inside edge to the left of the keeper

Matthew Wade run out (†Carey) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Devesh: "I was reading this. Poor, poor batting from Christain, buidling pressure on the so-far magnificent Short. Excellent bowling fron Siddle, too. But they should've just go through this over and then back themselves to smack it in the last last three overs, wotg Siddle's quota ended."

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 145/4CRR: 8.52 RRR: 19.33
Dan Christian6 (8b 1x4)
Peter Siddle 4-1-17-3
Colin Ingram 1-0-18-0
16.6
W
Siddle to DJM Short, OUT

and hes nicked off. Is that the game? The well-set, in-form D'Arcy Short has perished to an edge to the keeper. Full, wide, comes in late to find the inside edge as he stays rooted to the crease and slashes

D'Arcy Short c †Carey b Siddle 68 (44b 6x4 4x6) SR: 154.54

Kapil: "Poor batting so far from Christian. Play straight"

16.5
1
Siddle to Christian, 1 run

full, comes into him, stays outside the line and punches to long-off

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
J Weatherald
115 runs (70)
9 fours8 sixes
Productive shot
pull
48 runs
2 fours6 sixes
Control
79%
DJM Short
68 runs (44)
6 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
22 runs
1 four3 sixes
Control
74%
Best performances - bowlers
PM Siddle
O
4
M
1
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DT Christian
O
4
M
0
R
38
W
1
ECO
9.5
FTYFGSGS
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAdelaide Strikers won the 2017/18 Big Bash League
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20
Match days04 February 2018 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Win Probability
AS 100%
ASHH
100%50%100%AS InningsHH Innings

Over 20 • HH 177/5

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