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34th Match (N), Adelaide, Jan 5 2022, Big Bash League
(15.1/20 ov, target 127)129/3
Strikers won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
72* (44) & 1/25
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• Tristan Lavalette

Ageless Siddle lifts Adelaide Strikers off the bottom

Short's 44-ball 72 helps make light work of a modest chase

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Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes126/10(19.5 overs)
D'Arcy Short32 (32)
Tim David28 (18)
Peter Siddle5/23(3.5)
Adelaide Strikers129/3(15.1 overs)

And that ends the Adelaide Strikers' six-match losing streak. Will this be the trigger that turns their season around? The points table makes for very interesting viewing. See you tomorrow for the moveable feast that is the Big Bash League!

Matt Short is the Player of the Match despite Siddle's five for. Actually think he deserves it too. "Good to come off with the win," he says. "The go-to shots are coming off at the moment. I want to use my height, my levers, well. This sort of target can be tricky at times but we got a few early and that kept the pressure low. Credit to Peter for another five-for, unbelievable in T20 cricket. Few early wickets for us helped and we closed out well. Huge win. The boys were getting a little bit flat after a few close losses. Good to beat a good team and get the season underway again."

9.41pm The Strikers, who were last before the game, have claimed four points and also given their NRR a big boost too. Matt Short started the game with the ball and ended the game with the bat. In between, an all-round contribution from the Strikers. Captain Peter Siddle showed his experience with the wet ball, taking a five-wicket haul. Rashid Khan took 2 for 26 too. Harry Conway and Wes Agar were economical too. A short note on Hunt and Renshaw too, both playing according to the game's situation with Short batting so well.

15.1
4
Owen to Short, FOUR runs

length ball angling into him and pulled off the back foot through deep backward square leg! Short finishes on 82 and the Strikers win by 29 balls to spare!

end of over 156 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 125/3CRR: 8.33 RRR: 0.40 • Need 2 from 30b
Jake Weatherald0 (1)
Matthew Short68 (43)
D'Arcy Short 2-0-23-1
Tom Rogers 4-0-29-0
14.6
Short to Weatherald, no run

two in two? Not given. Full on off. Googly turns in sharply. Weatherald is slow to get forward and defend. Hits the pad. But not given out

Finally, a smile on D'Arcy Short. Seen too little of it all season

14.5
W
Short to Wells, OUT

midwicket grabs it! Half-tracker on leg. Googly turns across. Wells gets low, and looks to pierce the gap with a flat-batted shot through the leg side, but Owen dives and takes a tough one

Jonathan Wells c Owen b Short 11 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
14.4
4
Short to Wells, FOUR runs

full toss, about chest high since Wells has gone low to try and premeditate a sweep. Ends up getting some bat on it, but top-edged. Nonetheless, no man's land at fine leg for a boundary

14.3
1
Short to Short, 1 run

good length, on middle. Rocks back and thumps the googly with a pull to deep midwicket

14.2
Short to Short, no run

bit of a grubber. Googly lands on a length on middle. He tries to muscle a shot off the back foot to the leg side but the ball stays low, turns past the stumps, to the keeper

14.1
1
Short to Wells, 1 run

good length on middle. Turning into him. Pulled off the back foot to the deep

end of over 145 runs
AS: 119/2CRR: 8.50 RRR: 1.33 • Need 8 from 36b
Jonathan Wells6 (8)
Matthew Short67 (41)
Tom Rogers 4-0-29-0
Sandeep Lamichhane 4-0-22-2
13.6
1
Rogers to Wells, 1 run

length ball outside off but jagging into off stump. Worked off his waist to square leg for one

Taha Bilal: "Can they take powersurge now !? " -- They should, shouldn't they? High NRR always good but maybe they think they can score quicker if the infield isn't as packed.

13.5
Rogers to Wells, no run

full just outside off stump. Pushed to mid off off the front foot

13.4
2
Rogers to Wells, 2 runs

good length, outside off stump. Punched to deep point for one

13.3
2
Rogers to Wells, 2 runs

full toss on leg stump. Clipped to the leg side

13.2
Rogers to Wells, no run

full on off stump. Bit of a front-foot tap back to the bowler

Harry: "Any explanation on the Weatherald demotion?" -- Wells has been a bit out of form, so why not give him a hit and allow him to finish the game unbeaten?

13.1
Rogers to Wells, no run

full on off, and the on-drive finds midwicket

end of over 138 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 114/2CRR: 8.76 RRR: 1.85 • Need 13 from 42b
Matthew Short67 (41)
Jonathan Wells1 (2)
Sandeep Lamichhane 4-0-22-2
Tim David 3-0-23-0
12.6
4
Lamichhane to Short, FOUR runs

thick edge but falls short of short third man, and then it turns past him. Runs further away for four. Good length ball outside off, and he tried to cut the legbreak. Sandeep wins the battle but Short gets the runs

12.5
2
Lamichhane to Short, 2 runs

full outside off. Leans forward and smacks a drive past cover. David at long off has to run to his left for a bit to stop the four

12.4
1
Lamichhane to Wells, 1 run

length ball on off. Goes deep in his crease and tucks it past the square leg umpire. Bit of a misfield from the infielder trying to slide across and intercept

12.3
Lamichhane to Wells, no run

full outside off. Googly. Pushed to cover, who dives to his left to stop

Sisir: "@Dylan : Yes Short 5th highest run getter but with under 100 strike rate, which is a crime for top order batsman and that matter a lot in T20 .. MP Stoinis has 98 strike rate though.."

12.2
1
Lamichhane to Short, 1 run

full outside off stump. Drives the legbreak to deep extra cover

Jono Wells walks in instead of Weatherald

12.1
W
Lamichhane to Renshaw, OUT

that's high and David from long on runs in to end Renshaw's knock. Full on off stump. The googly is turning across and Renshaw looks to play against the spin. Top-edge, into orbit, and David has bucket hands anyway

Matt Renshaw c David b Lamichhane 19 (36m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.47
end of over 1217 runs
AS: 106/1CRR: 8.83 RRR: 2.62 • Need 21 from 48b
Matt Renshaw19 (20)
Matthew Short60 (38)
Tim David 3-0-23-0
Mitchell Owen 1-0-9-0
11.6
1lb
David to Renshaw, 1 leg bye

around the stumps. Full on middle, and angling into leg. Renshaw wants to tap it leg side but grazes his pad to short fine leg

Best performances - batters
Matt Short
MW Short AS
72 runs (44)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
2 fours
1 six
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D'arcy Short profile
DJM Short HH
32 runs (32)
3 fours
0 six
Control61%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle AS
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3.5
M
0
R
23
W
5
ECO
6
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  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Sandeep Lamichhane portrait
S Lamichhane HH
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Matthew Short
Matthew Short
Match days05 January 2022 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Macalister Wright for Wil Parker (Hobart Hurricanes 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Phillip Gillespie
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Sam Nogajski
Reserve Umpire
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Dhaval Bhatt
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsAdelaide Strikers 4, Hobart Hurricanes 0