full on leg, and flicked towards square leg. Adelaide Strikers win by five wickets
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.
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."
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
The X Factor sub will maybe face one ball
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."
and they lose a wicket first ball. Length ball, and Wells tries to clear mid on. Mistimed, and a smart catch running back
Power surge taken mandatorily
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
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"
good length, outside off. Smartly cut, but finds point
good length, outside off, from around the wicket. Guided down to third man
good length, on middle. Ticked around the corner to square leg for a single
good length, outside leg, and going further down. Five needed to win
good length, on middle. Defends with soft hands...off the back foot
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
good length, on middle. Tapped to deep midwicket for a walking 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? "
good length, on middle and leg. Clipped to square leg, but no chance of a single
good length, on leg stump, and angling further down
low full toss on off, and he slices the drive past the diving point fielder. Man in the deep cleans up
good length, on middle, and he whips this off the hip over deep backward square leg! Sign of a confident batsman. He's making it a habit of hitting sixes off the over's last delivery
good length, outside leg, and he wants to pull, but doesn't connect. Weatherald wants a wide, but the umpire says no
|Aurora Stadium, Launceston|
|Toss||Adelaide Strikers, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||15 December 2020 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Adelaide Strikers 4, Hobart Hurricanes 0|