Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 36th Match
Adelaide Strikers won by 20 runs
That's all from us for today where we witnessed an exciting encounter. You can hop tabs to catch the India vs Sri Lanka first ODI where India have posted a mammoth score of 373 on the board. Till then, it is goodbye from us.
22:25 Local Time, 11:55 GMT, 17:25 IST: A brillant win for the Strikers! To be honest, the hosts killed the game in the first half of the second innings when the Gades were left to chase 130 from the last 10 overs. The hosts were disciplined with the ball throughout and were always ahead in the game. Sam Harper played an outstanding knock but in the end, it proved too much for him as he fell to Manenti against the run of play. A brisk cameo from Sutherland did give the visitors a glimmer of hope but with the asking rate too high, he too succumbed to pressure. Earlier in the game, Short and Gibson gave their side a breezy start and kept the momentum going. Chris Lynn came in and the form he was in, he kept the pressure on the visitors with his calculated strokeplay, scoring his third fifty in a row in the process. On a surface where the ball was coming nicely on the bat, the visiting bowlers failed to cope up with it, which meant that the Strikers posted a mammoth score of 202 on the board and it proved to be too much for the Gades in the end. All in all, a clinical victory for the home side.
MLR: 182-6 after 20 overs
19.6 Conway to Ruwantha Kellepotha, no run, full ball outside off, jammed to the off-side. Strikers win by 20 runs!
19.5 Conway to Critchley, 1 run, very full ball on off, Critchley shuffles to clip it across but gets a leading edge towards point for a single. Conway appealed for an LBW but there was an edge there
19.4Conway to Critchley, 2 runs, good length ball on off, lofted towards long-on, where the fielder slides to his left to make a sliding stop. He is fine with the stop there
19.3 Conway to Critchley, SIX, crunched! short ball on off, Critchley stands tall and pulls it with aplomb over cow corner for a maximum
19.2 Conway to Critchley, 2 runs, slower full ball well outside off, Critchley tries to go down the ground but gets a leading edge towards extra cover. Short backtracks but only manages to get his fingertips to it
19.1 Conway to Critchley, 2 runs, full ball well outside off, Critchley slices it over extra cover and has enough time to come back for the second
Harry Conway [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
34 needed from 6 balls. Unless something dramatic happens, the hosts will cruise to victory.
MLR: 169-6 after 19 overs
18.6 Wes Agar to Critchley, 1 run, slower full ball outside off, lofted towards long-on for a single
18.5 Wes Agar to Critchley, 2 runs, slower short ball again, Kellepotha mistimes his heave towards long-on. The fielder has to cover some ground and the batsmen come back for a couple
18.4 Wes Agar to Ruwantha Kellepotha, 1 run, slower full ball on off, Kellepotha mistimes his heave through mid-wicket for a brace
18.3 Wes Agar to Ruwantha Kellepotha, no run, yorker outside off, Ruwantha Kellepotha tries to jam it away but misses. He has been on the money
Ruwantha Kellepotha, right handed bat, comes to the crease
needed from 10. Looks out of reach of the Gades at the moment.
18.2 Wes Agar to Sutherland, out Caught by Short!! An end of an enterprising knock from Sutherland! Wes Agar smartly bowls a length ball well outside off, Sutherland has to reach out to it as he goes for an expansive shot over covers but can only lob it to Short who is standing at the edge of the inner ring who makes no mistake. Sutherland c Short b Wes Agar 31(14) [4s-2 6s-2]
Wes Agar to Sutherland, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
18.1 Wes Agar to Critchley, 1 run, short slower ball wide outside off, Critchley has to reach out to it as he slaps it to sweeper cover for a single
Wes Agar [3.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack