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51st Match (D/N), Adelaide, Jan 24 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 160)153/7
Strikers won by 6 runs
player of the match
Peter Siddle
Adelaide Strikers
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• Andrew McGlashan

Michael Neser and Peter Siddle put Adelaide Strikers' finals push back on track

Adam Milne was outstanding for Sydney Thunder but a mid-innings collapse in the chase proved costly

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Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers159/6(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder153/7(20 overs)
end of over 2016 runs
ST: 153/7CRR: 7.65 
Ben Cutting24 (17)
Nathan McAndrew17 (10)
Wes Agar4-0-46-0
Peter Siddle4-0-22-2

The Strikers move up to third on the BBL table moving past the Thunder who slip to fourth. These two sides meet again tomorrow night at Adelaide Oval in their last game of the season with finals spots on the line. Join us again then.

The Strikers hang on by six runs and keep themselves right in the playoff mix. They claim all four points. The Thunder made a mess of that chase after cruising through the first nine overs. Peter Siddle bowled magnificently delivering 16 dots and taking 2 for 22 and he has been named Player of the Match.

19.6
4lb
Agar to Cutting, 4 leg byes

fired down leg and it comes off the pad for four leg byes! Not enough for the Thunder

19.5
4
Agar to Cutting, FOUR runs

carved through point as he slipped onto his stomach! Low full toss wide of off, he slipped as he reached out and slapped it behind point

19.4
Agar to Cutting, no run

Brilliant yorker! 134kph, through the legs of Cutting and Carey does well to dive and take it. Agar holds his nerve

19.3
2
Agar to Cutting, 2 runs

low full toss on leg, 134kph, he whips through midwicket for two

19.2
Agar to Cutting, no run

Cutting backs away early, Agar fires it wide of off but well inside the guide line! Well bowled. Cutting didn't need to move

19.1
6
Agar to Cutting, SIX runs

clipped over deep square into the Members! Wow. Full and angled into the pads, Cutting picked it up with the bottom hand and nailed it over the fence!

Cutting on strike for the last over. 23 needed from 6. Agar to bowl it. Neser had one left.

end of over 197 runs
ST: 137/7CRR: 7.21 • RRR: 23.00 • Need 23 from 6b
Nathan McAndrew17 (10)
Ben Cutting12 (11)
Peter Siddle4-0-22-2
Wes Agar3-0-34-0
18.6
2
Siddle to McAndrew, 2 runs

141kph, full on middle, he walks down and chips this over the bowler's head for two

18.5
Siddle to McAndrew, no run

138kph, bouncer, beats him! It was well bowled. Right on the money and he couldn't get bat on it

18.4
1
Siddle to Cutting, 1 run

full angled into leg, he swings it away off a thick inside edge to deep square and they run this time

18.3
4
Siddle to Cutting, FOUR runs

slapped over cover! Slower ball dragged down outside off, it sat up and Cutting smashed it flat over cover and again it was just short of the rope

18.2
Siddle to Cutting, no run

141kph, yorker on middle, he can only squeeze it out to cover

18.1
Siddle to Cutting, no run

speared into leg, he swings hard and gets a thick inside edge to deep square but calls 'no'! Turns down the one

Cutting vs Siddle with two men out. Cutting is the best Surge batter in the BBL

end of over 1815 runs
ST: 130/7CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 30 from 12b
Nathan McAndrew15 (8)
Ben Cutting7 (7)
Wes Agar3-0-34-0
Peter Siddle3-0-15-2

Mark: "Unbelievable how quick these matches can change"

17.6
4
Agar to McAndrew, FOUR runs

top edge over short fine leg! A bouncer, he tried to pull, got a thick top edge and fine leg is up, it nearly went all the way for six!

17.5
Agar to McAndrew, no run

137kph, short ball, he walked down and tried to heave it over midwicket but missed

17.4
4
Agar to McAndrew, FOUR runs

clubbed over mid on! Full toss again and McAndrew is good enough shuffle down and muscle it over mid on

Danny: "What's the point of allowing the Power Surge to be cancelled after a team has signalled to take it? I don't see it. Would be kinda like taking a review and cancelling it. Very odd." There may have been some miscommunication with the umpires. Who knows.

17.4
1w
Agar to McAndrew, 1 wide

133kph, full angled down leg and called wide

17.3
4
Agar to McAndrew, FOUR runs

lofted over mid on! Low full toss and he flushed it over mid on and it nearly went all the way. Just landed short of the rope

17.2
2
Agar to McAndrew, 2 runs

full toss on leg, he glances this wide of short fine leg and deep square comes around

17.1
Agar to McAndrew, no run

McAndrew should have been run out! Yorker on middle, he jammed it back to the bowler and ran, Agar fielded in his follow through and fired but missed! McAndrew was gone by miles

Power Surge taken now. Agar on

end of over 171 run • 1 wicket
ST: 115/7CRR: 6.76 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 45 from 18b
Nathan McAndrew1 (2)
Ben Cutting7 (7)
Peter Siddle3-0-15-2
Liam O'Connor3-0-22-1

Steve: "Are Thunder trying to lose this game?! Take the power surge"

16.6
1
Siddle to McAndrew, 1 run

full at leg stump, he drives, dragging it to deep midwicket

Best performances - batsmen
Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja
36 runs (30)
4 fours
1 six
Control59%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
0 fours
1 six
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Phil Salt portrait
PD Salt
31 runs (24)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
40544158
Best performances - bowlers
Brendan Doggett player portrait
B Doggett
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Peter Siddle
Peter Siddle
Match days24 January 2021 - daynight match (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Alex Ross for Tanveer Sangha (Adelaide Strikers 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsAdelaide Strikers 4, Sydney Thunder 0