BBL12 Match 36: Strikers beat out Renegades in all round performance
Chris Lynn's quickfire half century, along with an all round solid batting performance, put Adelaide Strikers in a good position as they beat Melbourne Renegades by 20 runs today.
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 36th Match, Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers 202/4 (20 ov)
Melbourne Renegades 182/6 (20 ov)
Result - Adelaide Strikers won by 20 runs.
After losing the toss Adelaide Strikers were forced into bat, much to their openers pleasure as Matthew Short (38) and Ryan Gibson (24) added some runs before Ruwantha Kellepotha (2/32) dispatched both of them.
Chris Lynn (69*) hammered a quickfire half century to get things back on track for the Strikers, Renegades never finding an answer.
Adam Hose (32) and Colin de Grandhomme (33) piled on with more runs as Adelaide Strikers finished on 202/4, a huge mountain for Renegades to climb.
In response Renegades batsmen were immedietly under fire as Wes Agar (2/26) picked up an early wicket, with Matthew Short (2/26) getting the other opener shortly after.
Sam Harper (63) rose to the occasion though, hitting a crucial half century to give some hope to the Renegades.
It was always going to be an uphill battle for them, and despite a late surge from Matt Critchley (33*) and Will Sutherland (31), Adelaide Strikers stormed to a 20 run win.
The Adelaide Strikers have produced another destructive display with the bat to defeat the Melbourne Renegades by 20-runs at Adelaide Oval, hitting more than 200 for the second consecutive game.
A crucial win given how tight the KFC BBL|12 standings are, the Strikers now climb above the Renegades and Sydney Thunder to occupy third spot ahead of a clash with the eighth placed Stars on Thursday at the MCG.
- Cameron Boyce and Ben Manenti made their way into the team for the Strikers, in for the departing Rashid Khan and omitted Henry Thornton.
- Chris Lynn starred for the Strikers as they batted first, belting a 69* from just 37 deliveries to launch the Strikers to 4-202 from their full complement of overs.
- The most prolific six hitter in the competition’s history hit three more in the knock to get the crowd on their feet and set the platform for the huge total.
- Opening the batting, Matt Short (38 from 22) and Ryan Gibson (24 from 18) got the Strikers off to the perfect start, blasting 60 runs from the first six overs.
- Adam Hose (33 from 26) and Colin de Grandhomme (32 off 16) then played support roles to Lynn throughout the remainder of the innings, each blasting multiple maximums to keep the runs flowing at a rapid rate.
- It was Lynn who took centre stage however, claiming Player of the Match honours with his third half century on the trot in a performance that builds anticipation nicely for the Strikers matchup with the Brisbane Heat at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, Lynn’s final game in the tournament.
- Wes Agar produced a vintage performance from his four overs, taking two wickets for just 26 runs to be the pick of the bowlers
- Manenti was vital with ball in hand during his second game of the season, taking the key wickets of Sam Harper and Aaron Finch to have the Strikers on top.
- Short showed his value in every facet of the game, adding a pair of wickets and a catch to his contribution in the clash, his second as stand-in captain with Peter Siddle on the sidelines.
Runs Match Stats
Adelaide Strikers Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Ryan Gibson - 6.3 ov), 2-64 (Matthew Short - 6.5 ov), 3-122 (Adam Hose - 13.5 ov), 4-186 (Colin de Grandhomme - 18.6 ov)
Melbourne Renegades Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Marcus Harris - 2.5 ov), 2-44 (Martin Guptill - 5.3 ov), 3-49 (Aaron Finch - 6.5 ov), 4-112 (Sam Harper - 12.6 ov), 5-119 (Jonathan Wells - 14.5 ov), 6-165 (Will Sutherland - 18.2 ov)
Adelaide Strikers: Matthew Short (C),Ryan Gibson,Chris Lynn,Adam Hose,Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (WK), Benjamin Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Harry Conway
Melbourne Renegades: Martin Guptill, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (WK), Aaron Finch (C), Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Thomas Stewart Rogers, Kane Richardson, David Moody, Matt Critchley
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 08:40
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Toss: Melbourne Renegades won the toss & elected to field
Officials: Umpires: Claire Polosak (Australia) Shawn Craig (Australia) Sam Nogajski (Australia TV)
Match Referee: Simon Fry (Australia)
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