result
51st Match (D/N), Adelaide, Jan 17 2022, Big Bash League
(17.3/20 ov, target 162)165/2
Strikers won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
71* (42) & 2 catches
ian-cockbain
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• Tristan Lavalette

Fawad, Renshaw, Cockbain seal Strikers' playoff berth

Two-time defending champion Sydney Sixers missed a chance to seal second spot

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers161/7(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers165/2(17.3 overs)

Strikers win, and they move on to 28 points while being No. 4 on the table with all their matches done, qualifying for the knockout stages in the process. But exactly which five teams make it to the next stage remains to be seen, and so keep hanging around as the action between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers begins in Melbourne. But thanks for your company here, as Thilak, Srivathsa, and me, Himanshu, bid goodbye!

"English players seem to do quite well in Australia… But, of course, only when they aren't actually playing for England" --- Therein lies their secret to doing well in Australia, Ted.

Here's the man of the moment Cockbain: "Nice to get some off the middle. The wicket is pretty good. I was playing club cricket in Melbourne... [before I came here to play]. It has been a bit of a whirlwind to be honest. We have got a bit of momentum. I know players just from watching, not really playing. I am stil learning."

7.33pm A crushing batting display, and that is it. They restricted Sixers to 160, and Renshaw and Cockbain ensured the target was mopped up with ease. Both looked fearless from the outset, going for their shots knowing fully well what a win - not least the Bash Boost point - meant. Excellent job by Fawad and Siddle with the ball, and some brilliant batting seals the deal for Strikers.

17.3
4
Christian to Wells, FOUR runs

four to finish! Strikers win by eight wickets, with this one being a dominant performance. Full delivery outside off, and this time he places that right between point and cover-point while having a go at that

And the wait continues...

17.2
Christian to Wells, no run

fuller, and outside off. He steps across, but can only tap that back to the bowler

17.1
Christian to Wells, no run

full ball in the driving length outside off. He nudges at that, but finds the man at cover

Christian from over the wicket

Peter Llewellyn: "As a Scorchers fan, thanks to the Strikers - you've reduced my anxiety!"

end of over 1710 runs
AS: 161/2CRR: 9.47 RRR: 0.33 • Need 1 from 18b
Ian Cockbain71 (42)
Jonathan Wells23 (20)
Hayden Kerr 4-0-37-1
Todd Murphy 4-0-22-0
16.6
Kerr to Cockbain, no run

slower ball on a short of a length outside off, and he finds cover-point with his cut. So Strikers will have to wait for the winning run...

John: "Still can't believe Sixers didn't bring Pope in for Bird or Dwarshuis. Saw what Fawad was doing and game was to early for due to change the pitch. Plus they have Christian and Henriques to bowl pace if needed"

16.5
6
Kerr to Cockbain, SIX runs

sent flying into the deep midwicket stands! What a hit - that was flat and furious. Short of a length ball on middle and off, and he rides the bounce to clobber that away for six

16.4
1
Kerr to Wells, 1 run

short delivery on middle, and he swivels while pulling to fine leg

Barry: "Full credit to the strikers for the turn around this year. They honestly didn't look like winning another game a few weeks ago."

16.3
1
Kerr to Cockbain, 1 run

off the outside half of the bat to mid-off. It was a back of a length ball on middle and off, as he tried to pull, but got that from what seemed like the toe end of the bat

16.2
1
Kerr to Wells, 1 run

much fuller on middle and off, and driven down long-on with the full face of the bat

16.1
1
Kerr to Cockbain, 1 run

short of a length on off, and pulled to the right of long-on after allowing the ball to come since it was a slower ball

Kerr replaces Abbott. Around the wicket.

CJay: "Been a kiwi Glouc fan for the past 10 odd years ever since Hamish Marshall went there and Bracewell was coach. Glad to see Cockbain doing well in Australia and hope he can pick up a few more contracts around the world"

end of over 164 runs
AS: 151/2CRR: 9.43 RRR: 2.75 • Need 11 from 24b
Ian Cockbain63 (38)
Jonathan Wells21 (18)
Todd Murphy 4-0-22-0
Sean Abbott 3-0-44-0
15.6
1
Murphy to Cockbain, 1 run

fuller on off, and tucked to long-on with a slightly closed face of the bat. Murphy ends with just 22 off his four overs

15.5
1
Murphy to Wells, 1 run

back of a length on middle, and cut away to deep point from close to his body

15.4
1
Murphy to Cockbain, 1 run

fuller still on off, and fired quicker. Dragged to long-off after making room

15.3
Murphy to Cockbain, no run

slightly back of a length on off, and pushed to the man at midwicket

15.2
Murphy to Cockbain, no run

comes down too, and makes room, but nudges that full and straight ball back to the bowler

AlistairDiamond: "Flying? Billings had to do an eight hour drive to get there!" --- Only an England fan will know that that drive indeed felt like a flight...

15.1
1
Murphy to Wells, 1 run

full at 100kph on off. He dances down, and pushes that to long-on

Murphy will finish off.

end of over 1515 runs
AS: 147/2CRR: 9.80 RRR: 3.00 • Need 15 from 30b
Ian Cockbain61 (34)
Jonathan Wells19 (16)
Sean Abbott 3-0-44-0
Todd Murphy 3-0-18-0
14.6
Abbott to Cockbain, no run

short of a length outside off, and wide of off too. He has a pull, but gets a bottom edge back toward the bowler

14.5
4
Abbott to Cockbain, FOUR runs

outside edge, and four! That goes in between the keeper and short third man. It was a full-toss on off, as it came off the higher side of the bat as he had a slash at that

14.4
6
Abbott to Cockbain, SIX runs

fired over the bowler's head! That was bowled with a slinging action, and right in the slot on a full length outside off. Cockbain got into it to swing his arms freely, and crashed that beyond the ropes

14.4
1w
Abbott to Cockbain, 1 wide

fuller, but pretty wide of off. Slower ball again, and this is going further away. Left alone, and wide called

Danny C: "Okay... feel a bit better now" --- Full credit to Dr. Cockbain. His shots really work, don't they?

14.3
1
Abbott to Wells, 1 run

continues bowling with a change of pace, and on a short of a length on off. This is too close to his to cut, and he finds point

Best performances - batters
Ian Cockbain
IA Cockbain AS
71 runs (42)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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J Avendano SS
52 runs (29)
1 four
5 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
slog sweep
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Fawad Ahmed portrait
Fawad Ahmed AS
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle AS
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossSydney Sixers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Ian Cockbain
Ian Cockbain
Match days17 January 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Darren Close
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
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Stephen Dionysius
Match Referee
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Kent Hannam
PointsAdelaide Strikers 4, Sydney Sixers 0