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17th Match (N), Adelaide, Dec 28 2020, Big Bash League
(15.2/20 ov, target 166)94
Strikers won by 71 runs
Player Of The Match
29 (13) & 2/18
rashid-khan
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• Peter Della Penna

Phil Salt and Rashid Khan help Adelaide Strikers bring down Perth Scorchers

Alex Carey's side goes top of the table after big 71-run win at home

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Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers165/8(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers94/10(15.2 overs)

The Strikers move to the top of the BBL table thanks to three wins and four Bash Boost points but they have played one more game than six other teams. The Scorchers are still winless after four games. Thanks for your company tonight. Join us again tomorrow for the BBL double-header.

Rashid Khan is Player of the Match. He was phenomenal making 29 off 13 with the bat to completely seize the momentum and then he bamboozled the Scorchers middle order.

Phil Salt: "It was great to get a win. Rash was in doubt but what a performance he put in tonight."

Adelaide Strikers win by 71 runs. That was comprehensive. Superb defensive display from the Strikers. The Scorchers starting brightly in the Powerplay but once Inglis fell the innings crumbled. It was the first game with the two England internationals out of quarantine but they would have hoped for a far better showing.

Anubhav : "What went wrong for the Scorchers? They were the number 1 BBL team until last 3 years and they haven't even looked mediocre those last 3 years. It's been a disaster. Was it Klinger leaving that triggered this?" It's completely different team now. They haven't gelled yet.

15.2
W
Worrall to Fawad, OUT

Bowled him! Game over! Full on off, Fawad missed and Worrall hit

Fawad Ahmed b Worrall 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
15.1
1
Worrall to Behrendorff, 1 run

yorker on middle, he squeezes it to cover and takes on Rashid Khan. His throw just missed. Behrendorff was gone!

end of over 155 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 93/9CRR: 6.20 RRR: 14.60
Fawad Ahmed0 (1)
Jason Behrendorff5 (3)
Peter Siddle 3-0-23-2
Wes Agar 3-0-16-2

Sakush KC: "Woeful performance for the Scorchers. Even more so considering 11 out of their 13 players (Playing XI plus the 2 X-factors) have represented their country in international cricket. Scorchers showcasing that the game is not won on paper!"

14.6
Siddle to Fawad, no run

full on middle, he defends to midwicket

14.5
W
Siddle to Tye, OUT

bowled him with a cracking yorker! Full and speared into the base of off, he tried to drive but it slid under the bat and lit up off stump

Andrew Tye b Siddle 13 (8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 162.5
14.4
1
Siddle to Behrendorff, 1 run

nearly a run out! He drives to mid off and took on Worrall, the throw was wide but Behrendorff might have got here

14.3
Siddle to Behrendorff, no run

yorker on middle, he digs this out to mid off

14.2
4
Siddle to Behrendorff, FOUR runs

glanced past short fine! Poor delivery. Full and angled down leg and he just flicked it past the man in the circle

14.1
W
Siddle to Livingstone, OUT

nailed straight to Rashid at cover! He's ringing his hands but the ball stuck! Full outside off, he cleared the front leg and carved it out of the screws straight to cover and Rashid pouches it. Good catch. He is getting some treatment from the physio after catching that but he is fine

Liam Livingstone c Rashid Khan b Siddle 22 (24b 0x4 1x6) SR: 91.66
end of over 1412 runs
PS: 88/7CRR: 6.28 RRR: 13.00
Andrew Tye13 (7)
Liam Livingstone22 (23)
Wes Agar 3-0-16-2
Danny Briggs 3-0-8-2

HarryFD: "Danny Briggs starting to show why he's been such a consistent performer in the Blast, incredibly accurate and always seems one step ahead of the opposition, I think he bowls well with Rashid too as they've played together at Sussex with success previously. "

13.6
4
Agar to Tye, FOUR runs

low full toss punched straight of mid off! Smart shot. He didn't try to over hit it, just checked a drive through the line and found the rope again

13.5
4
Agar to Tye, FOUR runs

a brilliant lap fine! Full and speared at middle, he moved late and paddled it very fine past the man in the circle

13.4
Agar to Tye, no run

137kph, low full toss, he clips this to mid on and strangely calls "No"

13.3
1
Agar to Livingstone, 1 run

136kph, yorker, on middle, he jams it out to mid on. Well bowled

13.2
1
Agar to Tye, 1 run

138kph, yorker on middle, he pushes this to mid off

13.1
1
Agar to Livingstone, 1 run

yorker on leg, he can't do anything except clip this to the sweeper at deep square

13.1
1w
Agar to Livingstone, 1 wide

full toss speared way down the leg side

Power Surge is taken. Agar on

end of over 134 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 76/7CRR: 5.84 RRR: 12.85
Andrew Tye4 (3)
Liam Livingstone20 (21)
Danny Briggs 3-0-8-2
Peter Siddle 2-0-18-0
12.6
4
Briggs to Tye, FOUR runs

lofted straight down the ground! Brave strike! A length ball, he got in a stride and lofted it straight at the sightscreen and it rolls to the rope

12.5
Briggs to Tye, no run

full on middle, back to the bowler

Adam: "Liam, I absolutely give the Strikers all credit - but this isn't the first or only time the Scorchers have thrown away wickets and collapsed for no reason. It happens every game!"

12.4
Briggs to Tye, no run

attempted paddle scoop first ball! He gets a top edge onto helmet and it falls safe into the off side

AJ Tye

12.3
W
Briggs to Jhye Richardson, OUT

clean bowled! Played all over it! Full and drifting into middle, he tried to whip through midwicket, the drift and drop saw it slide under the bat and crash into middle and leg

Jhye Richardson b Briggs 7 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
12.2
Briggs to Jhye Richardson, no run

good length drifting into off, he's back and hurried trying to push through cover

Best performances - batters
Phil Salt portrait
PD Salt AS
51 runs (31)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Rashid Khan player portrait
Rashid Khan AS
29 runs (13)
1 four
3 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
slog shot
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Jhye Richardson
JA Richardson PS
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Danny Briggs portrait
DR Briggs AS
O
3
M
0
R
8
W
2
ECO
2.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
Match days28 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Darren Close
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Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Michael Graham-Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Eloise Sheridan
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsAdelaide Strikers 4, Perth Scorchers 0