8th Match (N), Launceston, Dec 15 2020, Big Bash League
Strikers won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match
Peter Siddle
Adelaide Strikers

Peter Siddle is the Player of the Match. "We were disappointed to start with a loss, and a lot more improved tonight. I enjoyed tonight a bit more not having to worry about captaincy. Great to contribute tonight."

10.32pm The Strikers win from a position of 2/9. Their four points, including the one for Bash Boost, takes them from seventh to fourth on the points table. Siddle took his career-best T20 figures (5 for 16) after which Carey and Weatherald showed their experience in the chase. McDermott and Ingram batted well for the Hurricanes in the first innings.

Ellis to Gibson, 1 run

full on leg, and flicked towards square leg. Adelaide Strikers win by five wickets

Hayes: "This match is a disaster for the BBL in general. The X-Factor was a complete waste for both teams, and their other two tweaks have been useless. BBL is in deep trouble."

Ellis to Short, OUT

full on middle, and chipped to mid on! Golden duck. A bit of swing into Short, and he failed to clear the mid-on fielder

Matthew Short c David b Ellis 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

The X Factor sub will maybe face one ball

Ellis to Weatherald, 1 run

good length, on middle. He swivels and pulls along the ground to deep backward square

Manoj: "Coops, I can't find Spofforth on you tube. Where do you go for your 19th century cricket highlights?"

Coops: "@manoj mainly appearance, also being a quick plus some other records of his bowling style etc."

Ellis to Wells, OUT

and they lose a wicket first ball. Length ball, and Wells tries to clear mid on. Mistimed, and a smart catch running back

Jonathan Wells c David b Ellis 8 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

Power surge taken mandatorily

end of over 184 runs
AS: 145/3CRR: 8.05 RRR: 1.00 • Need 2 runs from 12b
Jake Weatherald67 (47)
Jonathan Wells8 (15)
Scott Boland4-0-15-1
Nathan Ellis3-0-34-0
Boland to Weatherald, no run

full on middle, and he walks across to try and clip it behind square. Misses, hits his pad, but the lbw appeal is turned down

Boland to Wells, 1 run

full, on off, and inside-edges this onto his pads. But Weatherald calls for the single, and Wells obliges

Kapil Baldawa: "Hobart have botched this game really badly. They need to look at how poor they were with bat and ball both. Firstly, should have got to 160 and after having the opposition down to 9/2, they should have bowled their quicks only for 8 overs at least and leaving out Botha was a big blow as Strikers have 4 lefties in top order. Poor stuff all round by HH captain/mgmt"

Boland to Wells, no run

good length, outside off. Smartly cut, but finds point

Boland to Weatherald, 1 run

good length, outside off, from around the wicket. Guided down to third man

Boland to Wells, 1 run

good length, on middle. Ticked around the corner to square leg for a single

Boland to Wells, 1 wide

good length, outside leg, and going further down. Five needed to win

Boland to Wells, no run

good length, on middle. Defends with soft the back foot

end of over 1710 runs
AS: 141/3CRR: 8.29 RRR: 2.00 • Need 6 runs from 18b
Jake Weatherald66 (45)
Jonathan Wells6 (11)
Nathan Ellis3-0-34-0
Riley Meredith4-0-32-0
Ellis to Weatherald, SIX runs

full, outside leg stump. And absolutely whipped off his boots over the square leg boundary

Stuart: "This is poor cricket: Strikers have the extra point already, now think about the NRR. Surely you take the surge and try and bank NRR! " -- Agree with you

Ellis to Wells, 1 run

good length, on middle. Tapped to deep midwicket for a walking run

Ellis to Wells, no run

full just outside off, and slapped towards mid off, but falls short of the fielder there

Coops: "Does Riley Meredith remind anyone else of the old Aussie quick Fred "the Demon" Spofforth? "

Ellis to Wells, no run

good length, on middle and leg. Clipped to square leg, but no chance of a single

Ellis to Wells, 1 wide

good length, on leg stump, and angling further down

Ellis to Weatherald, 1 run

low full toss on off, and he slices the drive past the diving point fielder. Man in the deep cleans up

Ellis to Wells, 1 run