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48th Match, Adelaide, Jan 15 2022, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 156)132/8
Strikers won by 23 runs
Player Of The Match
4/26
henry-thornton
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Jonathan Wells' 73, Henry Thornton four-for push Adelaide Strikers up to No. 4

Melbourne Stars were strangled in the middle overs, with a late assault from Hilton Cartwright not proving enough

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Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers155/6(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars132/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs
MS: 132/8CRR: 6.60 
Brody Couch4 (6)
Adam Zampa1 (1)
Peter Siddle 4-0-22-1
Henry Thornton 4-0-26-4

1.20 pm Impressive win for the Strikers, especially considering they did it without Rashid Khan. They churned through their innings without really looking like they were setting an imposing total and then their bowlers won them the game in the first 7 overs making it 37 for 4 and Stars struggled to get any momentum going.

That's it for coverage from this match. Come back later tonight for the second half of today's BBL doubleheader. I'm Peter Della Penna, take care!

19.6
1
Siddle to Couch, 1 run

full on off stump, goes to heave down the ground and inside edges this into the pads before it trickles away toward silly mid-off.

19.5
2
Siddle to Couch, 2 runs

full in the slot on off stump, miscues a heave down the ground to long-on for two.

19.4
Siddle to Couch, no run

another bouncer ducked under by Couch over leg stump this time.

19.3
Siddle to Couch, no run

bouncer over off stump, Couch ducks under this 127 kph ball.

19.2
1
Siddle to Zampa, 1 run

full on fifth stump, flicks through midwicket for one.

19.1
1b
Siddle to Couch, 1 bye

short on fourth stump, goes to cut and misses, keeper fumbles to allow a bye.

end of over 196 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 127/8CRR: 6.68 RRR: 29.00 • Need 29 from 6b
Brody Couch1 (1)
Henry Thornton 4-0-26-4
Harry Conway 4-0-26-1

4 for 26 for Thornton, career-best BBL figures. He attacked the stumps for all his wickets. No real swing, but his pace was too much to handle.

18.6
W
Thornton to Rainbird, OUT

full and straight at 134 kph, Rainbird backs away trying to heave over the leg side. It was in the slot to hit but its too fast for Rainbird to catch up to and leg stump is knocked over.

Sam Rainbird b Thornton 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
18.5
1
Thornton to Couch, 1 run

length ball again on middle, flicked into midwicket for one.

18.4
1
Thornton to Rainbird, 1 run

length ball on fifth stump, toe-slapped to mid-on.

18.3
Thornton to Rainbird, no run

length ball on off stump, goes to swat this and misses as it just clears off stump.

Both sides continue to struggle mightily capitalizing on full tosses today.

18.2
W
Thornton to Cartwright, OUT

shin high full toss on middle, Cartwright swats this flat to Short at cow corner who takes a catch at head height five yards in from the rope. He got plenty of mustard behind the shot, but just no elevation.

Hilton Cartwright c Short b Thornton 49 (57m 35b 2x4 3x6) SR: 140
18.1
4
Thornton to Cartwright, FOUR runs

length ball on off stump, pulls this flat and firm through the leg side and a weak effort on the boundary allows it to reach the rope.

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 121/6CRR: 6.72 RRR: 17.50 • Need 35 from 12b
Sam Rainbird0 (1)
Hilton Cartwright45 (33)
Harry Conway 4-0-26-1
Fawad Ahmed 4-0-33-1
17.6
Conway to Rainbird, no run

slower ball is a knee high full toss at 101 kph, miscues this struggling to keep his hands back and it flutters to the edge of the 30-yard circle over midwicket. They turn down the single so that Cartwright can keep the strike for next over.

17.5
W
Conway to Hinchliffe, OUT

full length ball on the legs, heaves this trying to clear deep square leg but that's the deepest side of the ground today and Kelly is underneath it easily five yards inside the rope and takes a catch crouching on his knees to get his head in line and takes it with hands in front of his face.

Clint Hinchliffe c Kelly b Conway 15 (17m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125
17.4
1
Conway to Cartwright, 1 run

wide yorker on sixth stump, jammed back through Conway's hands to long-off.

17.3
1
Conway to Hinchliffe, 1 run

good length ball well down leg, goes to pull and tickles it fine but the keeper dives down the leg side to turn a four into one.

17.2
1
Conway to Cartwright, 1 run

slower ball lands full on sixth stump, driven to long-on.

17.1
1
Conway to Hinchliffe, 1 run

slower ball on a good length on fourth stump, punched into the off side for one.

end of over 1722 runs
MS: 117/5CRR: 6.88 RRR: 13.00 • Need 39 from 18b
Hilton Cartwright43 (31)
Clint Hinchliffe13 (9)
Fawad Ahmed 4-0-33-1
Henry Thornton 3-0-20-2

Where was this aggression all innings from the Stars? Cartwright stirs the match back to life with 22 runs in that over including three sixes, but is it too late?

16.6
6
Fawad to Cartwright, SIX runs

one more charge by Cartwright to a full ball on leg stump and carts this high over long-on into the sixth row.

16.5
2
Fawad to Cartwright, 2 runs

good length ball on middle, swatted to wide long-on for a pair.

Best performances - batters
Jonathan Wells
JW Wells AS
73 runs (49)
6 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
on drive
17 runs
1 four
1 six
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Hilton Cartwright player portrait
HWR Cartwright MS
49 runs (35)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
on drive
17 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Henry Thornton
HTRJY Thornton AS
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
4
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
SL Rainbird MS
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Henry Thornton
Henry Thornton
Match days15 January 2022 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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David Taylor
Reserve Umpire
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Stephen Dionysius
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsAdelaide Strikers 4, Melbourne Stars 0