Match Day: December 27, 2019 (20 overs match): Peter Siddle agony in three deliveries changed the whole game for Adelaide Strikers, and they defeated Melbourne Stars by five runs at Adelaide Cricket Stadium. While batting first, Strikers put 174 runs on the board as fighting for Sixers to chase down in the combination of spin and pace. Jacob Wells scored his half-century along with Alex Carey great runs on the board did the job for Strikers for such a competitive total.
In response to the total Glenn Maxwell charged up in the chase of 174 runs as but unfortunately bowled out by Siddle. The wicket that could have been a protection for Stars to clinch the victory over Adelaide Strikers. With the loss of Glenn Maxwell wicket, the team falls behind five runs to chase the total. Peter Siddle marked his best bowling figure so far with 3-24. Nathan Coulter Nile managed the required run rate with his 20 runs off eight balls with three boundaries and a single maximum. Melbourne Stars have required 24 runs off 12 balls.
Match Venue: Metricon Stadium
Peter Siddle defended the fields with his three sneaky yorkers to the Nile, and with full deliveries, he just conceded three runs off it. Jake Weatherald faced South African superstar Dale Steyn and hit him four boundaries with two consecutive fours and two maximums. Dale Steyn made his debut in KFC Big Bash League 2019/20 for Melbourne Stars and took his first breakthrough in a maiden over.
Adelaide Strikers vs. Melbourne Stars Squad
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane
Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Alex Carey, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan. Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake
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Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bat first at Adelaide Oval Cricket Ground. Jake Weatherald and Phil Salt opened up the batting innings for Striker in the 13th game of the tournament. Weatherald faced Dale Steyn in the second over of Strikers batting innings and smashed him two consecutive sixes and two-fours. He went for four following boundaries to Dale Steyn and dismissed at last ball of the over with the slower ball.
Strikers lost three wickets in the powerplay with Matt Short and opening pair at 54-3. Alex Carey continued the innings with Jonathan Wells and built a strong partnership of 91 runs. Carey played sensibly to strengthen collaboration in which he succeeds in securing a competitive total in their batting innings. Jona Wells played 68* runs innings unbeaten for 46 balls with six-fours.
Melbourne Stars made a change in their bowling by replacing Haris Rauf with Dale Steyn. Except for first over of Sty=en, he only conceded 8 runs in his next two overs. Glenn Maxwell, the skipper of Melbourne Stars, used six bowling options, including him too. Daniel Worral, Adam Zampa, and Sandeep Lamichhane dismissed single batsmen.
Phil Salt 14 (10), Jake Weatherald 21 (7), Matt Short 6 (10), Alex Carey 45 (45), Jonathan Wells 68 (46), Rashid Khan 6 (2).
Didn’t Bat: Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake
Daniel Worral 4-1-45, Dale Steyn 3-1-29, Adam Zampa 4-1-26, Coulter Nile 4-0-30, Lamichhane 3-1-15, Maxwell 2-0-20
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Nic Maddinson and Marcus Stoinis opened the batting for Melbourne Stars and lost the first wicket in the second over at just nine runs. Hilton Cartwright joined the Stoinis in the chase of 174 runs after the dismissal of an opening batsman. Cartwright didn’t add fields runs to the board and became the first hunt by a player of the match. Maxwell came to bat at number 5 and played an innings of 43 runs.
Peter Siddle changed the losing game to Sixers for Adelaide Strikers when he brought back by Alex Carey to bowl 18th over of the game. Siddle bowled out Glenn Maxwell on the third ball of his second significant spell. Melbourne Stars’ second batsmen Ben Dunk came to the center but against bowled but by Peter Siddle, who made the day for Adelaide Striker.
Maxwell almost settled the winning ground for Melbourne Stars as the required run rate dropped down with his two sixes. Coulter Nile added 20 runs off just eight balls with his three fours and two sixes. The dismissal of Ben Dunk at the second last ball of the 20th secured victory for Strikers.
Nic Maddinson 1 (5), Marcus Stoinis 33 (31), Hilton Cartwright 7 (6), Peter Handscomb 34 (28). Glenn Maxwell 43 (25), Ben Dunk 17 (16), Nathan Coulter Nile 20 (8), Adam Zampa 0 (1)
Didn’t Bat: Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane
Billy Stanlake 4-0-32, Wes Agar 4-1-47, Peter Siddle 4-3-24, Cameron Valente 4-1-40, Rashid Khan 4-1-23
Big Bash Points Table: Adelaide Strikers (2 Points) Melbourne Stars (2 Points)