Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, 10th Match

Adelaide Strikers won by 15 runs (DLS method - Match reduced to 18 ovs due to rain)

ADS - 198/4 (18)
PRS - 183/7 (18)

CRR:  10.17

Player of the Match

Commentary

So, Adelaide have opened their account in the points table which is being led by the Thunder unit at this point of time. Perth despite looking good to chase the target down fell well short in the end. They need to sort out a few issues themselves. The BBL jamboree continues and we shall get all the action for you. Until next time, tada!

Jake Weatherald, Man of the Match: It was great to be a part of the game. The bowlers did a great job after the batters set it up. It got a bit exciting in the run chase. But glad we held our nerves. I generally try to swing as hard as I can.

Perth have shot themselves on the foot. They were cruising at one point of time being 124 for no loss in the 9th over. But then Rashid struck and removed both the set batters - Livingstone and Inglish- off back-to-back ballsto get Adelaide back. Once, the openers were gone, Perth just fell off the high pedestal and never recovered. Adelaide strung together dot balls and picked up regular wickets to get the upper hand and in the end picked up a 15-run win. Earlier, Adelaide raced away to a mammoth total on the back of fifties from Jack Weatherald and Alex Carey. 199 always looked daunting till the Perth openers had their way in the initial stages of the chase with a 124-run partnership. Adelaide have opened their account where as Perth slipped to their second loss.

PRS: 183-7 after 18 overs

17.6 Conway to Jordan, FOUR, Strikers win by 15 runs! That was a fuller ball and was drilled past deep cover for a four. Hit really hard

17.5 Conway to Jordan, no run, slower delivery outside off and Jordan looking to pull it, misses. The barrage of dot balls have just increased in the last 10 overs

17.4 Conway to Jordan, 2 runs, heaves the low full toss away to deep square for a double

Jhye Richardson, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.3 Conway to Green, out Caught by Philip Salt!! Salt takes a brilliant one! That was a fuller ball outside off and Green slammed it wide of long-pon but the fielder ran to his left, then threw in the dive to pluck out a blinder. That was hit well but to the batter's dismay was taken brilliantly in the deep. Green c Philip Salt b Conway 9(10)

Conway to Green, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

17.2 Conway to Green, 2 runs, the man at long-on charges at the ball but fails to reach it. They come back for a brace. That was hit flat down the ground but landed short of the fielder. Full marks for the effort

17.1 Conway to Jordan, 1 run, toe-ends the ball down to short fine for a single. 24 needed now

PRS: 174-6 after 17 overs

16.6 Wes Agar to Green, 2 runs, slaps the low full toss down to long-off for a couple. Adelaide aren't complaining

16.5 Wes Agar to Green, 2 runs, in the blockhole again, Green jams the ball down to long-off and they race back for a brace

16.4 Wes Agar to Jordan, 1 run, fuller ball, Jordan drills that one to deep cover for a single

16.3 Wes Agar to Green, 1 run, too full, jammed down the ground for a single to long-off

16.2 Wes Agar to Green, no run, in the blockhole outside off and has been jammed back to the bowler

16.1 Wes Agar to Jordan, 1 run, fuller ball well outside off and has been squirted out to the man at point. They scamper through for a single

PRS: 167-6 after 16 overs

15.6 Conway to Jordan, 1 run, short ball, Jordan gets hold of that and pulls it but ends up finding the man at deep mid. The fielder there despite getting two hands, drops it. Easy chance goes down. Wells was the culprit

15.5 Conway to Jordan, no run, fourth dot ball of the over. Fuller and right up there outside off, Jordan looks to jam it out and misses

15.4 Conway to Jordan, no run, on a length, Jordan looking to tuck it away misses it. Was beaten on the outer edge as the ball held its line outside off