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4th Match (N), Adelaide, Dec 22 2017, Big Bash League
(17.4/20 ov, target 164)110
Strikers won by 53 runs
Player Of The Match
2/22
rashid-khan
Cricinfo's MVP
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• The Report by Alex Malcolm in Adelaide

Carey and bowlers trample Sydney Thunder

The new-look Adelaide Strikers, led by opener Alex Carey and legspinner Rashid Khan, secured a 53-run win over Sydney Thunder to get their campaign off to the perfect start

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers163/6(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder110/10(17.4 overs)

Didn't look like Thunder had a plan to approach this chase. They were stifled at the start, and the pressure showed as they attempted big shots, all in vain, against spin. Rashid Khan, on BBL debut, was particularly impressive.

Travis Head: It was nice to execute what we planned on. We still have a few things to work on. It was a tough wicket, held up a little more than we thought. We got off to starts, we missed a little bit of trick towards the end but we have quality bowlers and Rashid Khan showed what he's capable of tonight. It's exciting, legspin has always played a part for the Strikers and he's just followed the trend. Peter Siddle was outstanding too, he's been really good through the week and showed his skills tonight. This is my first real experience of captaining in T20 and it feels to get on board with the points.

17.4
W
Laughlin to Fekete, OUT

looks to muscle this over long-on, but ends up slicing this straight to point where Ingram takes a dolly. Strikers open their account with a dominant win at home.

Andrew Fekete c Ingram b Laughlin 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
17.3
Laughlin to Fekete, no run

slower and fuller on off stump, defended.

17.2
Laughlin to Fekete, no run

squeezes out this yorker-length delivery into the off side. Got this to tail back in a long, long way

17.1
1
Laughlin to Nair, 1 run

full and straight on middle and leg, squeezed into the leg side for a quick single

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 109/9CRR: 6.41 RRR: 18.33
Arjun Nair22 (21)
Andrew Fekete1 (4)
Peter Siddle 3-0-6-2
Ben Laughlin 3-0-25-3
16.6
1
Siddle to Nair, 1 run

full toss outside off, driven to deep cover

16.5
1
Siddle to Fekete, 1 run

steered into the point region

16.4
Siddle to Fekete, no run

looks to wallop this across the line over midwicket, played too early. This was another slower delivery

16.3
Siddle to Fekete, no run

beaten by this slower leg-cutter. Looked to ease this behind point

16.2
Siddle to Fekete, no run

steers this full delivery to point

16.1
W
Siddle to Fawad, OUT

looks to go over mid-off but ends up getting a thick edge straight into the keeper's gloves.

Fawad Ahmed c †Carey b Siddle 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 1614 runs
ST: 107/8CRR: 6.68 RRR: 14.25
Arjun Nair21 (20)
Fawad Ahmed0 (4)
Ben Laughlin 3-0-25-3
Rashid Khan 4-0-22-2
15.6
6
Laughlin to Nair, SIX runs

heaves this over deep midwicket. Picked the length, got underneath the delivery and belted it away

15.5
1lb
Laughlin to Fawad, 1 leg bye

struck on the pad but the impact was outside the line. This is a brave stroke. This was a yorker-length ball which he looked to paddle fine

15.4
4b
Laughlin to Fawad, 4 byes

beaten by the slower delivery that sneaks through the keeper's legs as he bends down to stop that, four byes.

15.3
1
Laughlin to Nair, 1 run

works this full delivery towards mid-on

15.2
2
Laughlin to Nair, 2 runs

dropped! This is a top-edge that was swirling in the air for a long time, the fielder was running around from short fine, did all the hard work in getting to the ball but couldn't hold on

15.1
Laughlin to Nair, no run

defends this slower length ball to the leg side

end of over 154 runs
ST: 93/8CRR: 6.20 RRR: 14.20
Fawad Ahmed0 (2)
Arjun Nair12 (16)
Rashid Khan 4-0-22-2
Ben Laughlin 2-0-16-3
14.6
Rashid Khan to Fawad, no run

dabs this gently to slip

14.5
1
Rashid Khan to Nair, 1 run

looks to whip this over midwicket, gets a leading edge that lands behind cover, down towards the boundary rider

14.4
Rashid Khan to Nair, no run

play and a miss. He looks to punch this past point

14.3
Rashid Khan to Nair, no run

sharp turn to cramp him for room, the wrong'un.

Best performances - batters
Kurtis Patterson
KR Patterson ST
48 runs (37)
4 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
cut shot
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
0681171411
Player portrait,Alex Carey
AT Carey AS
44 runs (26)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
slog shot
10 runs
1 four
1 six
4032144512
Best performances - bowlers
Ben Laughlin runs in to bowl at training
B Laughlin AS
O
3.4
M
0
R
26
W
4
ECO
7.09
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Arjun Nair
AJ Nair ST
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
3
ECO
9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
Match days22 December 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Greg Davidson
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Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Craig Thomas
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
PointsAdelaide Strikers 2, Sydney Thunder 0