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Adelaide Strikers beat Perth Scorchers by 16 runs in BBL

Adelaide Strikers beat Perth Scorchers by 16 runs in BBL
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Liam Livingstone 79 for the Perth Scorchers
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Adelaide Strikers came to the Optus Stadium, Perth and beat the Scorchers by 16 runs in this BBL clash today.

Match Summary

Adelaide Strikers 181-5 (20 Ovs) – (Phil Salt 59, Jake Weatherald 35, Travis Head 35, Alex Carey 25, Jonathan Wells 23*; Ashton Agar 2-29, Matthew Kelly 2-26)

Perth Scorchers 165-7 – (20 Ovs) – (Liam Livingstone 79; Wes Agar 3-36, Billy Stanlake 2-20, Rashid Khan 1-25)

Result – Adelaide Strikers won by 16 runs

 

Adelaide Strikers won the toss and decided to bat first against Perth Scorchers at the Optus Stadium, Perth today.

The strikers scored an above par total of 181-5  in their 20 Overs with Phil Salt 59, Jake Weatherald 35, Travis Head 35, Alex Carey 25 and Jonathan Wells 23* all chipping in with bat; Ashton Agar 2-29 and Matthew Kelly 2-26 were the pick of the bowlers for the Scorchers.

In reply, despite a fantastic knock by Liam Livingstone 79, the Perth Scorchers were unbale to chase down the runs required and totalled 165-7 in their 20 Overs - Wes Agar 3-36, Billy Stanlake 2-20 and Rashid Khan 1-25 were the stars with the ball for the Strikers.

From the Scorchers


The Perth Scorchers have fallen by 16 runs to the Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium tonight in their final home match of the KFC Big Bash League regular season.

It wasn’t the start the Scorchers were after at #TheFurnace, the Strikers finding the boundary often in their 60-run powerplay.

Spin king Ash Agar, fresh home from ODI duties in India, made the first breakthrough of the night, taking the big scalp of Jake Weatherald for 35.

Agar’s class didn’t end there, the allrounder sending Philip Salt (59) back to the sheds to finish with figures of 2-29 off three overs.

The crowd of nearly 30 thousand erupted when Chris Jordan took the wicket of Alex Carey (25) to finish with 1-33 off three in his last match for the Scorchers.

Matt Kelly (2-26) brought the fireworks in the final over of the innings, taking the wickets of Travis Head (35) and Rashid Khan (1) in what proved to be a positive finish for the home side’s bowling efforts.

Eying off 182 runs for the win, opener Liam Livingstone quickly got down to business, smashing the ball 106m into the sea of orange in the second over.

The Englishman was the sole soldier for the Scorchers, whacking an impressive 79 off 54 balls which included seven sixes, but it wasn’t enough for the side who fell 16 runs short.

Scorchers Head Coach Adam Voges said the group got beaten by a better team tonight.

“We were probably 15 to 20 short for most of the chase really, I thought Liam did a terrific job and I think he’s learnt how to play the pitch and that has been pleasing to see, it’s just a shame someone couldn’t go with him tonight,” Voges said.

“We never like doing things easy. We played really well against the Thunder a couple of nights ago, as disappointing as tonight is I think we take a lot of positives, we just got beaten by a better team, so we dust ourselves off and we do it all again.

“We have an experienced group, we’ve played some good cricket and we’re really confident going into Sunday’s match.”

The Scorchers now turn their attention to their must-win match against the Thunder in Sydney this Sunday.

Wes Agar was adjudged Player of the Match for his 3-36

 

 

 

Teams

 

Perth Scorchers - Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis(wk), Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh(c), Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed

Adelaide Strikers - Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head(c), Alex Carey(wk), Jonathan Wells, Matt Short, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake

 

Match Details

 

Start Time: 10:10

Toss: Adelaide Strikers won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth

Officials: Michael Graham-Smith, Nathan Johnstone, Ben Treloar, Trent Steenholdt, Daryl Harper

 

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