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

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    Nathan Coulter-Nile's talents with the willow could work in his favour in his quest to earn a baggy green. (Image: Perth Scorchers)

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    Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers


    Match 10 - ADS v PRS

    Perth Scorchers 1st Inn 9/159
    Adelaide Strikers 1st Inn 4/164
    Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat
    Adelaide Strikers won by 6 wickets
    Adelaide Strikers Over:19.0  RR:8.63
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    M Klinger* 86 55 5 4 156.36
    NJ Reardon 16 11 0 1 145.45
    Perth Scorchers
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    Yasir Arafat* 4.0 0 42 1 10.50
    AC Thomas 3.0 0 30 0 10.00
    Recent Overs:
    1  1  2  2  6  2  | 2  1  1  6  1  2  | .  1  6  1  1  6  |
    Last Wicket: Ferguson, 10 (c:Thomas b:Coulter-Nile)
    Current Partnership: 48 runs, 26 balls, RR:184.62

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    The 2013-14 Big Bash League continues on the last day of the year with the Adelaide Strikers taking on the Perth Scorchers at the Adelaide Oval. You can follow the live coverage of the game below from 7.40pm AEDT.

    It’s a match-up between the teams in the top four this early in the competition, with the winning side catapulting to the number one spot, at least for the time being.

    The Adelaide Strikers started off well in their opening game against the Hobart Hurricanes but were thwarted by rain and had to split points.

    If they showed good form with the bat in those six overs that were possible in that opener, it was followed by a adecent performance with the willow but an even more sterling bowling showing against the Sydney Thunder.

    First Nathan Reardon cracked a 21-ball 32 to push them up to 153 in their 20 overs before Michael Neser picked up three and Johan Botha and Kane Richardson squeezed the scoring and pushed up the required-rate beyond control.

    The Scorchers started off with a defeat in their first game to the Brisbane Heat but they did not disgrace themselves with the way they went about the task. It was followed with a poor showing with the bat against the Melbourne Renegades but their bowlers turned up with a performance to remember.

    Not too often do targets of less than 120 runs get defended in T20 cricket and the Scorchers v Renegades game joined that very elite list of matches where such a record was created. And it was all the Scorchers who combined to dish out a solid, match-winning performance to notch up their first win.

    Alfonso Thomas and Jason Behrendorff picked up a wicket apiece while Mitchell Marsh followed up his half-century in the opener with a couple of wickets. While Brad Hogg did not get any wickets, he ended with figures of 0/21 in four, whereas new recruit Yasir Arafat captured three.

    With this quality in their bowling line-up, the Scorchers should be able to test the batting riches that have filled up the Strikers. Both Michael Klinger and Alex Hales are in good form while it may not take too much time for someone like Phil Hughes and Callum Ferguson to explode in a game.

    The Strikers will still have that slight edge given their bowling line-up does not have too many chinks, but trust the Scorchers to fight hard in this one.

    Join us for the Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers match in the Big Bash League 2013-14 on Tuesday and you can follow the live score of this game from 7.40 pm AEDT and post your comments below.

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    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:44pm | ! Report

      160 was a good score I thought given that the pitch was slowing down but first Alex Hales and then Michael Klinger did well to never let up during the chase. It’s a convincing one and that’s put the Strikers to the number one spot in the points table for now. I am sure Klinger will be the man-of-the-match for his match-winning knock.

      That’s it from me, I wish you all a very happy new year and hope to have you around for a lot more of domestic and international cricket in 2014! Ciao!

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:41pm | ! Report

      Six to finish it off and quite aptly by Klinger, who’s hit his fourth six this innings. Ends unbeaten on 86 off 55 balls to ensure the Strikers’ second win in the tournament!

      The Strikers have won by six wickets and with one over to spare.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:40pm | ! Report

      He’s done it for his side, Klinger’s has timed it so well that it’s gone all the way and behind square-leg.

      Arafat’s not had a great night after such a superb showing last game. Was angling into the batsman and Klinger has timed it to perfection and for a six!

      Three needed off eight.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:37pm | ! Report

      A poor over from Thomas, who hasn’t had the best of times in the BBL this season so far. 13 off that over.

      11 needed from two overs.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:36pm | ! Report

      Six, is this the shot that ends the Scorchers’ chance in the game?

      Slower one from Thomas and Reardon has gone forward, opened his stance up and smashed it over mid-wicket for long six!

      A single next ball.

      13 needed from 13.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:32pm | ! Report

      Klinger has moved up to 70. On strike is Nathan Reardon, who will face Alfonso Thomas…

      …wider and fuller and Reardon smashes it through the extra-cover region for a couple.

      22 needed from 17.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:30pm | ! Report

      Shot! Six!

      Wasn’t the best of deliveries from Coulter-Nile, just that slight margin of error. It was wide outside the off and it was pitched right up to the bat. Klinger opened his stance and smoked it over the wide long-off region for a maximum.

      4/136 in 17. 24 needed from three now.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:29pm | ! Report

      Reasonable start to the over from Coulter-Nile, four off the first three balls, before Klinger looks to smack it away but does not get under it. Ashton Turner rushes across and prevents the boundary, but they get two.

      4/128 in 16.4

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      Another good over from Hogg and the Perth Scorchers have just about managed to keep themselves within touching distance of the Strikers.

      38 needed from four. Another miserly over here and the Scorchers could become favourites here.

      Coulter-Nile comes back on for his final over.

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