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Strikers vs Scorchers, Knockout at Perth, BBL 2023, Jan 20 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
Knockout (N), Perth, January 20, 2024, Big Bash League
(16.2/20 ov, T:156) 105

Strikers won by 50 runs

Player Of The Match
4/24
lloyd-pope
Cricinfo's MVP
119.14 ptsImpact List
jake-weatherald
Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan | Comms: Madushka Balasuriya
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers 155/7(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers 105/10(16.2 overs)
31 (20)
4/24 (4)
3/20 (3.2)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
AS119.1456(32)78.95119.14--0
AS68.4228(21)30.7338.381/61.430.04
AS67.7--04/243.5467.7
AS67.05--03/203.1267.05
PS58.7631(22)31.9328.32/171.3830.46

On that note it's a wrap from us. What a game we've had today, and we'll have more action on Monday when the Striker's take on the Heat in Carrara on Monday. But there's plenty of cricket to keep you busy until then, with the Under-19 World Cup, BPL, ILT20 and SA20 all taking place. So be sure to catch our coverage of that, but for now, on behalf of Vairavan and the rest of the team, this is Madushka signing out!

Thamizhachi : "It would take an exceptional display from Heat to stop a surging Strikers ! "

Machakaari: "Spinners dominating at Perth : Welcome to the future !"

David: "What's even more amazing about this (almost certain) victory is that the Strikers have done it with 13 overs of spin (after this one) and only 4 overs of seam so far! At Perth!!"

Abdul Samad: "What on pEARTH just happened?"

Lloyd Pope is the Player of the Match

7:30pm So the Adelaide Strikers have not only won this game, but they've absolutely crushed it as they overcome the Perth Scorchers at the Optus - only Perth's second loss in 19 games at the venue. But this game certainly didn't look like it was heading this way for large parts. First when the Strikers had slumped to 48 for 4 in the 10th over, and then when Sam Fanning had helped the Scorchers race to 38 for the opening wicket. But both times the Strikers fought back, with the bat Jack Weatherald kept them in it, before Ben Manenti and Henry Thornton took them to a competitive total. And then with the ball the spinners just throttled the chase. Lloyd Pope picked up figures of 4 for 24, while Cameron Boyce had 3 for 20.

16.2
W
Boyce to Connolly, OUT

What a way to end this game! That was absolutely stunning on the ropes! This was a length ball and Connolly looks to pull it. He flat bats it high to long-on where James Bazley on the rope leaps up catches it, realises he's about to go over the ropes, pops it back up, steps outside the ropes, hops up palms the ball up in the air, then sets foot inside the ropes and completes the catch. He briefly sets his heal on the rope to steady himself but crucially steps back off before touching the ball. They check the replays to confirm and it's good! The Strikers win by 50 runs! Some boos ring out, as the crowd is not happy but what an effort by the Strikers!

Cooper Connolly c Bazley b Boyce 31 (22b 1x4 2x6 36m) SR: 140.9
16.1
6
Boyce to Connolly, SIX runs

Connolly goes bang! Comes down the track, this was full and wide and Connolly just lifts this fantastically over extra cover

16.1
1w
Boyce to Connolly, 1 wide
end of over 167 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 98/9CRR: 6.12 RRR: 14.50 • Need 58 from 24b
Cooper Connolly25 (20b 1x4 1x6)
Lloyd Pope 4-0-24-4
Matthew Short 4-0-31-1

Charlie: "Pope going scorched earth!"

15.6
W
Pope to Behrendorff, OUT

Pope has a four! And it's the googly again! This was even better than the last! Good length on off, elicits the drive and just rips through bat and pad. The Scorchers are almost completely cooked here!

Jason Behrendorff b Pope 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
15.5
Pope to Behrendorff, no run

full on off, driven straight to short extra

15.4
W
Pope to Tye, OUT

Pope with an absolutely glorious googly! This was full on off, but quicker too. It pitches, grips and goes right through bat and pad as Tye fails to pick it. He looks to drive hard but plays all around it!

Andrew Tye b Pope 8 (8b 2x4 0x6 8m) SR: 100
15.3
1
Pope to Connolly, 1 run

short and wide, flat batted down to long-off

15.2
Pope to Connolly, no run

quicker on the pads, looks to work it onside but strikes the front pad

15.1
6
Pope to Connolly, SIX runs

Connolly is not giving up! Clobbers this over long-on! This was tossed up on off, and Connolly gets right under this

Samin: "Both matches the team batting first had one dominant period, but fell away, setting par scores. Both matches the team batting second starts off well, and falls hard."

end of over 1513 runs
PS: 91/7CRR: 6.06 RRR: 13.00 • Need 65 from 30b
Andrew Tye8 (7b 2x4)
Cooper Connolly18 (17b 1x4)
Matthew Short 4-0-31-1
David Payne 3-0-19-1
14.6
MW Short to Tye, no run

full and straight, big swing but inside edges it towards backward square leg for one

14.5
4
MW Short to Tye, FOUR runs

Edged for four! Fired in outside off, slashes at this and gets a nick on it that takes it fine past the keeper

14.4
MW Short to Tye, no run

looks to slog sweep, but is hit on the front pad as this is darted down leg

over the wicket

14.3
4
MW Short to Tye, FOUR runs

Lofted over mid-off! Full on off, and Tye swings right through the line and goes up and over

14.2
1
MW Short to Connolly, 1 run

looks to hit the same gap again, but this time only finds wide mid-off

14.1
4
MW Short to Connolly, FOUR runs

inside out through extra cover! Makes room, and despite being followed, he manages to slap this in the gap

David: "A Sixers/Strikers final! Who'd have thought!! (The Heat are nothing without their internationals ...)"

end of over 141 run • 1 wicket
PS: 78/7CRR: 5.57 RRR: 13.00 • Need 78 from 36b
Andrew Tye0 (3b)
Cooper Connolly13 (15b)
David Payne 3-0-19-1
Matthew Short 3-0-18-1
13.6
Payne to Tye, no run

Oh nearly another one! Short ball, looks to hook it and just chips a top edge in front of cover, who comes haring in but just falls short on the dive. Top effort

13.5
Payne to Tye, no run

Now Tye looks to cut it behind square but this was a little too close. Play and a miss

13.4
Payne to Tye, no run

Swing and a miss! This was a back of a length and Tye looks to pull it over mid-on. Misses

Manoj: "Am I dreaming or really Strikers going to win this? "

13.3
W
Payne to Agar, OUT

Chipped straight to mid-off! This was again pace-off and Agar is early on the drive, ends up chipping a simple catch to the man in the ring. The Scorchers are being extinguished here

Ashton Agar c Manenti b Payne 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0
13.2
Payne to Agar, no run

length, 132kph, on the stumps. Defended

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
J Weatherald
56 runs (32)
8 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
6 fours0 six
Control
75%
S Fanning
31 runs (20)
3 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
0 four1 six
Control
55%
Best performances - bowlers
L Pope
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
4
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
CJ Boyce
O
3.2
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Series resultAdelaide Strikers advanced
Match days20 January 2024 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
AS 100%
ASPS
100%50%100%AS InningsPS Innings

Over 17 • PS 105/10

Cooper Connolly c Bazley b Boyce 31 (22b 1x4 2x6 36m) SR: 140.9
W
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