Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers: Big Bash League live scores, blog

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    Brisbane Heat 1st Inn 6/172
    Hobart Hurricanes 1st Inn 2/175
    Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bat
    Hobart Hurricanes won by 8 wickets
    Hobart Hurricanes Over:19.0  RR:9.21
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    OA Shah* 36 23 3 2 156.52
    TR Birt 57 40 5 2 142.50
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    Last Wicket: Wells, 38 (c:Hopes b:Cutting)
    Current Partnership: 95 runs, 52 balls, RR:182.69

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    The second season of the Big Bash League is upon us and around the country crowds will flock to see the big hits and non-stop action. We’ll have coverage of Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers from 9.00pm AEDT.

    We’ve already had the Melbourne and Sydney derbies and two more matches complete the opening round today.

    Today’s match of the day comes from Perth’s WACA ground. Just a week ago, the venue saw South Africa turn on a dominant Test performance.

    Now the whites are gone, replaced by colours, and the international teams are replaced by domestic franchises.

    For the locals the road to redemption begins tonight. Last year the Scorchers took all before them to qualify for a home final, but it all came unstuck for them when they were stunned in the final by the red-hot Sydney Sixers.

    For the Scorchers further bad news was to come in the Champions League tournament in South Africa, when they failed to get past the group stage in a disastrous tour noted more for off-field indiscretions than any decent cricket.

    Many of the Scorchers players represent Western Australia in Sheffield Shield and Ryobi Cup cricket in what has been a horrible season to date.

    And to make matters worse, the Scorchers have been struck down by the injury curse, with Mitchell Marsh and Pat Cummins ruled out of the tournament.

    But the Scorchers aren’t to be written off. There’s plenty of quality in this line-up.

    Simon Katich lives in Sydney these days, but returns to his original home town of Perth to captain the side. Former South African international Herschelle Gibbs comes to Australia to play in this tournament.

    The likes of Marcus North, Adam Voges and Michael Beer have fallen out of favour with the Australian selectors; but will be looking to put in strong performances to press their case for re-inclusion.

    The Scorchers also have in their number Nathan Coulter-Nile, an up-and-coming pace bowler who looks to have a bright future in front of him.

    Brad Hogg was a revelation last summer, coming out of retirement and bowling so impressively that he found himself back in the Australian team.

    And for one night only Test legend Michael Hussey will make an appearance for the Scorchers.

    And what of their opponents, the Adelaide Strikers?

    Their first season last year wasn’t particularly impressive. But they have high hopes for a vastly improved showing this year.

    At the top of the batting order is one of their key reasons for optimism.

    Phillip Hughes, twice discarded from the Australian Test team, didn’t play in last year’s Big Bash.

    But this season has seen Hughes dominate domestic cricket, looking so impressive that he’s forced his way back in for a third stint in the baggy green when the upcoming series against Sri Lanka gets under way.

    Johan Botha flew in from South Africa to be a marquee player in last year’s Big Bash. This year he’ll play a more settled role.

    Now residing in Adelaide, and captaining the Redbacks in the Sheffield Shield and Ryobi Cup, he’ll be feeling at home in his surroundings and ready to perform.

    West Indian entertainer Kieron Pollard will wear the Strikers’ colours this season.

    Former Australian internationals Andrew McDonald and Callum Ferguson will be keen to impress. And to start the innings in the field, injury-prone tearaway Shaun Tait will be looking to send some thunderbolts down the pitch.

    Nathan Lyon has cemented his place in the Australian Test team, and so will only be available for the Strikers for this match.

    The Scorchers won the only previous meeting between the two sides, a 43-run margin at the WACA last season. But with the Strikers looking stronger this year, and the Scorchers weaker, a closer contest is expected this time.

    Join us here on The Roar from 9.00pm AEDT as we describe the action. Post your thoughts and observations as the action unfolds; in what is sure to be an entertaining and big-hitting contest.

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    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:20am | ! Report

      And so an entertaining contest comes to an end. The Strikers showed plenty of poise in that run chase, with Hughes and Reardon stepping up when it mattered to keep the scoreboard ticking over. A big WACA crowd were enthralled with a highly watchable game of cricket.

      Thanks for joining us on The Roar for tonight’s match. Apologies for the technical difficulties with my computer early, but we got back online for the run chase. And there’ll be plenty more big-hitting action to come as the Big Bash League continues this week.

    • 12:16am
      Nathan of Perth said | 12:16am | ! Report

      Yeah, it’s okay Edmonson, I don’t like winning matches either, no worries.

      • 12:17am
        Nathan of Perth said | 12:17am | ! Report

        Would love to see Katich fine the bowlers 5% of match fee per full-toss šŸ˜›

        • 12:18am
          Nathan of Perth said | 12:18am | ! Report

          On the plus side, we surely have the nicest caps in the BBL.

          • Roar Guru

            mds1970 said | 12:30am | ! Report

            I’m a Thunder fan myself, but I like those Scorchers caps.

            Orange and charcoal is a great colour combination…..

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:16am | ! Report

      So the Adelaide Strikers win by 6 wickets. Theo Dorpoulos finished 22 not out.

      Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges both got 50s for the Scorchers; but the man of the match award was a simple on tonight. Phillip Hughes once again excels himself, showing himself to be the form player of the summer with a knock of 72.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:14am | ! Report

      Final over.

      1st ball – Doropoulos swings & misses.
      2nd ball – Doropoulos goes to the air. Just clears Hogg’s fingernails in his despairing attempt for a catch; and the ball runs to the fence. That’ll do it – Strikers win by 6 wickets.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:12am | ! Report

      Botha swings & misses. Dot ball to end the over.

      19 overs bowled. Strikers 4 for 160. Need 3 to win from the last over. Edmonson to bowl it.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:11am | ! Report

      2nd ball – Botha plays down leg side for a single. Need 8 from 10.
      3rd ball – Doropoulos swings & misses. They attempt to run a single bye. Ball thrown to Coulter-Nile, but his shy at the stumps misses. Need 7 from 9.
      4th ball – Botha drives to mid wicket, they run 2. Need 5 from 8.
      5th ball – Botha pulls, finds a gap, they run 2. Need 3 from 7.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:08am | ! Report

      Coulter-Nile bowling the 19th. Top edge by Reardn sits up for an easy caught & bowled. Ends a fine innings of 42 from 26 balls, which swung the game in the striker’s favour.

      Reardon c&b Coulter-Nile 42.

      Strikers 4/154. Need 9 from 11 balls. Johan Botha the new batsman.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:06am | ! Report

      4th ball – Edmonson attempts a yorker, but it’s a half-volley which Reardon drives for a single. Reardon to 42
      5th ball – Doropoulos drives a full toss with power to the fence. Need 9 from 13
      6th ball – Swing & a miss. 18 overs bowled, Strikers 3/154. Need 9 more runs to win, with 12 balls remaining.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:03am | ! Report

      Edmonson bowls the 18th over.

      1st ball – Reardon gets a bottom edge. Doesn’t carry to Triffet, the keeper doesn’t read it, doesnt stop it, and it goes for 4. Need 24 from 17.
      2nd ball – Reardon clouts it over the fence for a massive 6.Need 18 from 16.
      3rd ball – Full toss, Reardon drives for 4. Need 14 from 15, less than a run a ball.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 12:01am | ! Report

      5th ball – Full toss. Reardon plays the cross-bat and belts it for 6. Need 29 from 19
      6th ball – Down leg side. Batsmen scramble a leg bye.

      Strikers 3/135 need another 28 from 18 balls.

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 11:59pm | ! Report

      Coulter-Nile returns to the attack.

      1st ball – Doropoulos drives, gets a single. Need 37 from 23
      2nd ball – High and short, Reardon cant get bat to it. Dot ball. 37 from 22
      3rd ball – Reardon plays to leg for a single. 36 from 21
      4th ball – Wide of off, Doropoulos has to reach to play it for a single. 35 from 20

    • Roar Guru

      mds1970 said | 11:55pm | ! Report

      Looks like a tight finish here. 15 overs bowled, and the Strikers are 3/125; needing another 38 runs from 24 balls. Reardon 20, Doropoulos 12.

      At the same stage, Scorchers were 3/128.

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