According to the Big Bash League 2019/20 schedule, the 15th game of the tournament played at Marvel Stadium between Strikers and Renegades. Adelaide Strikers won their 3rd game of the competition while Renegades lost their 4th consecutive game of BBL 9. Rashid Khan grabbed the player of the match title for Strikers with his splendid all-round performance. With a packed crowd at Marvel Stadium, Docklands witnessed the two best batting performances at the steep pitch when Aaron Finch and Phil Salt marked two half-centuries.
After winning the toss, Alex Carey decided batting first and set a total of 155 runs with the loss of six wickets and defended well. Phil Salt formed a partnership of 47 runs with the opening pair with the run rate of 10 terms. Strikers lost their first wicket of Jake Weatherald, who only added six runs to the scoreboard. After the dismissal of Alex Carey and Salt, the batting line couldn’t capitalize on the remaining overs. Rashid Khan scored 25 runs off 16 balls with two boundaries and two maximums.
Aaron Finch and Sam Harper opened the batting innings for Renegades in the chase of a reasonable total. Finch scored a half-century on such a sturdy batting surface at Marvel Stadium with 50 runs off 39 balls. Kane Richardson got four wickets in the first half of the game while Rashid Khan dismissed two batsmen in the second half.
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Adelaide Strikers vs. Melbourne Renegades Squads
Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Alex Carey, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan. Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake
Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Dan Christian, Beau Webster. Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney, Richard Gleeson
BBL 9 Match 15 Results – 1st Innings
According to the Marvel Stadium roster – Adelaide Striker, after winning the toss, opted to bat first. Salt played a significant inning of 54 runs off 26 balls with over 207 strike rate. Kane Richardson broke the opening partnership between Salt and Weatherald in his third over. Alex Carey joined Salt to build the innings, but their partnership couldn’t work well for Strikers. Phil Salt dismissed after scoring a half-century at a defensive shot by playing straight to the bowler.
Jonathan Wells and Rashid Khan both added valuable runs to the Strikers scorecard. Renegades used seven bowlers in their bowling innings, of which Richardson and Cameron Boyce brought breakthroughs. Kane Richardson got four wickets in his limited over bowling spell by conceding 33 runs. He got four crucial wickets of Weatherald, Jona Wells, Cameron White, and Rashid Khan.
Phil Salt 54 (26), Jake Weatherald 6 (12), Matt Short 2 (1), Alex Carey 41 (37), Jonathan Wells 20 (24), Rashid Khan 25 (16). Cameron White 2 (4), Cameron Valente 0 (0)
Didn’t Bat: Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake
Richard Gleeson 2-0-29, Kane Richardson 4-4-33, Harry Gurney 3-0-25, Will Sutherland 3-0-20, Cameron Boyce 4-2-18, Beau Webster 1-0-10, Daniel Christian 3-0-17
BBL 9 Match 15 Results – 2nd Innings
While chasing down the reasonable target, Strikers restricted Renegades to 137/8 and won the match by 18 runs. Wicket-keeper batsman Sam Harper and Aaron Finch started their batting innings Harper lost his wicket at 21-1 in 3.3 overs. Shaun Marsh came to bat after losing the first wicket, but he hasn’t done that much and bowled out by Rashid Khan. Although Marsh and Finch added 52 runs in the second wicket partnership but lost their wickets at a very crucial moment.
Renegades lost four wickets within no time as after the Finch wickets, Marcus Harris left the crease without adding a single run to the scoreboard. Daniel Christian faced a separate bowl and got run out in taking a narrow score by Phil Salt. With the collapse of the middle order and top-order batting line, not a single all-rounder took the responsibility to take on Strikers. Cameron Valente picked up two crucial wickets in the lost over of the game.
Sam Harper 11 (14), Aaron Finch 50 (39), Shaun Marsh 16 (17), Marcus Harris 7 (5), Dan Christian 0 (1), Beau Webster 36 (26). Will Sutherland 1 (4), Cameron Boyce 10 (12), Kane Richardson 1 (2)
Didn’t Bat: Harry Gurney, Richard Gleeson
Billy Stanelake 4-0-31, Wes Agar 4-2-20, Peter Siddle 4-0-32, Rashid Khan 4-2-15, Cameron Valente 4-2-36
Big Bash League Table: Adelaide Strikers 2 Points, Melbourne Renegades 0 Points