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51st Match (D/N), Perth, Jan 24 2020, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 182)165/7
Strikers won by 16 runs
player of the match
Wes Agar
Adelaide Strikers
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• Report by Andrew McGlashan

Phil Salt and Wes Agar lift Adelaide Strikers back to second

Liam Livingstone again shone, but the Perth Scorchers face a battle to secure a spot in the finals

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers181/5(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers165/7(20 overs)
end of over 2017 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 165/7CRR: 8.25 
Jhye Richardson16 (4)
Ashton Agar10 (12)
Peter Siddle 4-0-35-1
Wes Agar 4-0-36-3

Strikers have now overtaken the Sydney Sixers on net run rate for second place with both teams on equal points at 17. The Sixers play wooden-spoon holders Melbourne Renegades in their last match, who are unlikely to do the Strikers any favors. Strikers come up against Hobart Hurricanes who are locked in an intense battle to claim one of the final two playoff spots available. It should be an exciting final weekend of the regular season. Stay tuned for it on ESPNcricinfo. But that's all from me tonight. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Man of the Match is Wes Agar however, not Salt: "It's always been tough to get a win in Perth so a great effort here. [Ashton] used to bully me in the backyard but backyard cricket was everything. We've got a really got process and planning in place and we let the outcome take care of itself. Cheerleaders might have got a bit excited [on the Rashid boundary near collision] but I can't blame them when it's loud in here."

9:40 pm So the Phil Salt knock proves to be the difference in the end. Outrageous attack on the Scorchers bowlers and Scorchers unable to chase despite their bowlers hauling it back well in the first innings at the death.

19.6
Siddle to Jhye Richardson, no run

wide yorker, can't get bat on it.

19.5
6
Siddle to Jhye Richardson, SIX runs

flicked high and deep over the leg side again. Cosmetic runs for Richardson.

19.4
4
Siddle to Jhye Richardson, FOUR runs

swatted to the rope this time, no drama and no Scorchers entertainment crew this time around on the boundary.

19.3
6
Siddle to Jhye Richardson, SIX runs

thigh high full toss on legs, flicked high and deep over long-on. Rashid tries to knock this back in but a member of the dance/cheerleader/entertainment team tries to go for glory taking somewhat of a crowd catch and they nearly collide. Rashid wants to know what on earth is going on? Not quite a Joe the Cameraman moment, but the Scorchers entertainment guy is hot-tailing it out of the ground now.

Vysakh: "Once Scorchers were the mighty one, with Klinger at the start with Marsh brothers in the middle and Cartwright and Turner to finish things off, now they just seem toothless."

19.2
W
Siddle to Jordan, OUT

yorker angled into Jordan backing away, caroms off Jordan's toes back into the stumps. Scorchers really limping to the end here.

Chris Jordan b Siddle 11 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 220
19.1
1
Siddle to Agar, 1 run

yorker on off, driven back down the pitch, Siddle misses flicking this back onto the non-striker's stumps with Jordan well out.

end of over 1915 runs
PS: 148/6CRR: 7.78 RRR: 34.00
Chris Jordan11 (4)
Ashton Agar9 (11)
Wes Agar 4-0-36-3
Rashid Khan 4-0-25-1
18.6
6
Agar to Jordan, SIX runs

full on the stumps, Jordan heaves this high and deep for wide long-on, Neser tries to slap this back in after covering the ground running right but can't.

Jabba: "A stunning lack of 4s in this innings. Trouble with the death or glory approach is that it often results in the former"

18.5
1
Agar to Agar, 1 run

yorker on fifth stump, stabbed out to deep point.

18.4
1
Agar to Jordan, 1 run

length ball on the stumps swatted along the ground through deep midwicket.

18.3
1lb
Agar to Agar, 1 leg bye

goes well across his stumps trying to scoop this full ball off fifth stump over fine leg but can't time this properly and it dribbles off the pads wide of the keeper.

18.3
2w
Agar to Jordan, 2 wide

short and going down leg, misses a pull, short hops the keeper and they pinch an extra run on the wide to swap strike.

18.2
Agar to Jordan, no run

short on fourth stump, premeditates a pull over midwicket and is beaten by pace and bounce.

18.1
4
Agar to Jordan, FOUR runs

shin high full toss wide outside off, slashes this behind backward point in the gap between short third man.

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 133/6CRR: 7.38 RRR: 24.50
Ashton Agar8 (9)
Rashid Khan 4-0-25-1
Peter Siddle 3-0-18-0
17.6
W
Rashid Khan to Bancroft, OUT

full and wide again, this time tries to drive with the turn, gets the elevation but not the distance and Neser takes a simple catch at chest height three yards in from the rope at long-off.

Cameron Bancroft c Neser b Rashid Khan 12 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.5
Rashid Khan to Bancroft, no run

full and wide outside off, goes to scoop but the width negates any ability to convert the shot.

17.4
1
Rashid Khan to Agar, 1 run

full on the legs, backs away to drive to long-off.

Mark: "No lower order finisher and a flimsy middle order has really hurt the scorchers. Boy Ashton Turner has been a letdown in this BBL."

17.3
1
Rashid Khan to Bancroft, 1 run

full on the stumps, swept in the air through square leg.

17.2
1
Rashid Khan to Agar, 1 run

short on off, walks well across his stumps to pull behind square.

17.1
2
Rashid Khan to Agar, 2 runs

googly floated full and wide, tries to slog over mid-on, but thick edge flies high and wide of long-off.

end of over 179 runs
PS: 128/5CRR: 7.52 RRR: 18.00
Ashton Agar4 (6)
Cameron Bancroft11 (9)
Peter Siddle 3-0-18-0
Wes Agar 3-0-22-3
16.6
1
Siddle to Agar, 1 run

full on the stumps, taps this into the off side to keep strike.

Best performances - batters
Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone PS
79 runs (54)
1 four
7 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
slog shot
26 runs
0 four
4 sixes
61241443018
Phil Salt portrait
PD Salt AS
59 runs (31)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
slog shot
27 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
20435151218
Best performances - bowlers
Wes Agar
WA Agar AS
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
3
ECO
9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Billy Stanlake
B Stanlake AS
O
3
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
6.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Wes Agar
Wes Agar
Match days24 January 2020 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Michael Graham-Smith
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Nathan Johnstone
TV Umpire
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Ben Treloar
Reserve Umpire
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Trent Steenholdt
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
PointsAdelaide Strikers 2, Perth Scorchers 0