Adelaide Strikers beat Perth Scorchers by 15 runs in BBL
Adelaide Strikers had a home win over Perth Scorchers at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide today, winning by 15 runs in the BBL.
Adelaide Strikers 198 – 4 (18 Ovs) - (Jake Weatherald 83, Matt Short 34 , Alex Carey 55; Jhye Richardson 2-29)
Perth Scorchers 183 – 7 (18 Ovs) – (Liam Livingstone 69, Josh Inglis 50; Rashid Khan 3-40, Wes Agar 2-36, Harry Conway 2-32)
Result - Adelaide Strikers won by 15 runs (DLS Method) (D/L)
Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to bowl against Adelaide Strikers, in a delayed start which reduced the match to 18 overs per side. Adelaide Strikers scored an impressive 198 – 4 in their 18 Overs with Jake Weatherald 83, Matt Short 34 and Alex Carey 55 doing the business with the bat and Jhye Richardson 2-29, the pick of bowlers for Perth Scorchers.
In reply, Perth Scorchers fell short by 15 runs, scoring 183 – 7 in their 18 Overs with Liam Livingstone 69 and Josh Inglis 50 top scoring and Rashid Khan 3-40, Wes Agar 2-36 and Harry Conway 2-32, the heroes with the ball for the Strikers.
Liam Livingstone said it was disappointing his side couldn’t seal the victory.
“It was a good pitch and we knew we had to go all guns blazing at the start to give ourselves a chance,” he said.
“I thought Ingo played brilliantly, his job is to play proper cricket shots at the top of the order and he played some extraordinary strokes tonight.
“We’re disappointed we couldn’t finish off the job after such a strong start.
“The boys will bounce back and we’ll shake off this result.
“We’re all looking forward to getting back in front of our home fans at #TheFurnace and to put on a show on Boxing Day.”
Adelaide Strikers - Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Alex Carey(c)(wk), Jonathan Wells, Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake
Perth Scorchers - Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis(wk), Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Officials: Geoffrey Joshua, Anthony Wilds, Paul Wilson, Craig Thomas, Daryl Harper
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