Adelaide Strikers beat Scorchers by 16 runs with the Phil Salt, and Wes Agar brought 8th win out of 12 games. Strikers have secured the final contention in the Big Bash League 2019 final points table. While batting first, Strikers put a total of 181/5 in 20 overs while Scorchers fall to 165/7 in 20 overs. Although Liam Livingstone played a magnificent inning of 79 runs but couldn’t get things online, Livingstone smashed 79 runs off 54 balls with seven sixes and a single boundary. Adelaide Strikers were in an excellent position to take their inning to the 200+ fields but couldn’t capitalize on their innings.
Phil Salt played brilliant innings ob 59 runs off 31 balls, including two sixes and single boundary. Perth Scorchers fightback in the chase of 181 runs with some meaningful partnerships but couldn’t maintain the run-rate. Perth Scorchers gave a tough time to Strikers as they went according to the plan. They continued the run-rate, but after losing three wickets in the middle, then asking run-rate escalated into double figures. Strikers won their eight games out of the 12 games while Scorchers won 6th game out of their 12 games.
Weatherald powered the innings despite losing another end on regular intervals by his hard-hitting in the middle. He went to form two partnerships at the start of the innings with Phil Salt and Travis Head. Weatherald scored 35 off 24 balls with his single maximum and three-four in his batting innings. Most of the time, Weatherald spend on the crease in taking control over losing wickets ends, aiming to a big total. Alex Carey and Travis Head piled up for a little while, scoring 44 runs off 27 balls until.
Their handy partnership of 44 runs includes 19 runs off Marsh’s second overtaking Strikers to 139/2 in 14 overs. The way they started their batting innings, it looks like Strikers to go past 200 in 20 overs, but Carey falls in the middle. While chasing down, the total Scorchers lost their first wicket in 4th overs with the depart of Josh Inglis. He added five runs after consuming six deliveries, but the second partnership handy for Scorchers to get things over the line.
Livingstone 79 runs innings off 54 balls, including seven fours and single maximum, put serious concerns over Strikers bowling innings. Josh Inglis and Livingstone have been brilliant with the bat for their opening contributions to Scorchers innings. But today they didn’t form any solid partnership to strengthen their position against Strikers. Wes Agar removed Inglis in his second over when Scorchers were 17/1 in 3.2 overs.
Livingstone opened his account with a massive six over mid-off with 106 -meters against Michael Neser. Scorchers are taking a chance within the powerplay to set a playfield for the middle order. They tried to capitalize their innings to the first half of the innings, taking few chances but not enough at the beginning. After the dismissal of Inglis, a new batsman on crease Kurtis Patterson went for two quick boundaries in his first four balls he faced.
Wes Agar came with his first innings taking three wickets in his four overs bowling innings. He conceded only 36 runs off his full spell taking his second career-best bowling figures. Agar picked up two wickets, dismissing three top batsmen of Scorchers and winning the game. Wes removed Josh Inglis, Liam Livingstone, and Shaun Marsh. His bowling spell turned out to be a match-defining moment as top order had done an excellent job earlier.
Livingstone, however, went for eight boundaries taking seven sixes out of the park earlier the second half of the innings. Alex Carey managed his bowling innings, bringing back strikers bowlers in the middle and grabbed breakthroughs.