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Colin Ingram is the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock!
The Adelaide Strikers' bowlers were excellent! Everybody except for Travis Head were amongst the wicket. Laughlin was the star as he finished with a 3-fer. Agar, Rashid and Liam too picked 2 each. In the end, they ensured the efforts by their batsmen did not go in vain. So who do you think will win the Man of the Match? Ingram or Laughlin? Stay tuned to find out.
In reply, the Stars did get off to a flier but it was the middle overs where the real test would begin and they failed miserably there. They slipped from 50 for no loss to 64 for 4 and then it was too much of an ask for the batters coming in. Eventually they failed and fell quite short of a total which was always going to be tough to chase.
A convincing win for the Strikers! A complete team performance by them. First it was their middle order who ensured they get to a total around 180. Ingram and Head were the stars with a 74-run stand. The skipper got to his fifty and Wells' cameo added the finishing touches.
19.3BenLaughlin to JBird
OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Yorker from Laughlin on middle, Bird tries to slog it over mid-wicket but misses it and gets bowled. ADELAIDE STRIKERS BEAT MELBOURNE STARS BY 41 RUNS.
19.2BenLaughlin to JBird
WIDE! Bumper delivery was wayyy over the head of the batsman. The umpire signals a wide.
19.1BenLaughlin to LBowe
A touch short on middle, Bowe pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.6MNeser to JBird
Short of a length on middle, Bird tries to pull it but misses it completely.
18.5MNeser to LBowe
The batsman plays the pull-shot. One run added to the total.
18.4MNeser to SBoland
OUT! Another one bites the dust. Fuller delivery on middle, Boland comes down the track and tries to go over covers but misses it completely and gets bowled. Strikers just need 1 wicket to win the game now.
18.3MNeser to SBoland
FOUR! Slower delivery again on middle, Boloand comes down the track and goes over the bowlers head and through mid off for a boundary.
18.2MNeser to JBird
Slower delivery on off, Bird drives it towards long off for a single.
18.1MNeser to JBird
Fuller delivery on off, Bird drives it straight past the bowler for a couple of runs.
17.7BenLaughlin to JBird
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
17.6BenLaughlin to JBird
In the air... dropped! Don't thing though this would cost Adelaide a lot. A short ball on middle, Bird hits it uppishly down to long on. The filder there comes running in, he dives, gets two hands to it but can't hang on. The batsmen take two.
17.5BenLaughlin to JBird
Outside off, it is a wild swing across the line, the batter only connects with thin air.
17.4BenLaughlin to SBoland
This is eased down to long on for a run.
17.3BenLaughlin to JBird
On a length and around middle, Bird swings, it goes off the inner half, through square leg for a run.
17.2BenLaughlin to SBoland
Down the leg side, the batsman misses the flick, gets hit on the boot. The ball rolls towards the leg side and a run is taken. A leg bye taken.
17.1BenLaughlin to SBoland
A short ball down the leg side, it has been wided.
16.7RKhan to SBoland
Quicker on off, SB pushes it towards point for a single.
16.6RKhan to SBoland
Good delivery that. Quicker delivery spinning away. Boland tries to defend it off the front foot but it goes past the outside edge of the bat.
16.5RKhan to SBoland
WIDE! Bowls it wide down leg. The umpire signals a wide.
16.4RKhan to JBird
Fuller on off, Bird drives it towards covers for a run.
Scott Boland is out now.
16.3RKhan to DBravo
OUT! Bravo departs and that should probably be the end for the Stars. Flighted delivery on middle, Bravo slog sweeps it, did not get the connection he wanted, and the ball goes up in the air and towards long on fielder who takes a comfortable catch in the end.
16.2RKhan to DBravo
A touch quicker and shorter on middle, Bravo tries to slog it over mid-wicket but hits him high on the bat and the ball goes towards covers.
16.1RKhan to DBravo
Quicker delivery on middle, Bravo drives it through mid off for a couple of runs.
15.6MNeser to DBravo
Fraction straight this time, DB nudges it to the leg to keep the strike for the next over.
15.5MNeser to JBird
Slower delivery on off, Bird drives it towards covers for a run.
15.4MNeser to DBravo
Length delivery on off, Bravo punches it through point for a single.
15.3MNeser to DBravo
Fuller on leg, Bravo tries to flick it but was hit on the pads.
15.2MNeser to JBird
Fuller on off, Bird lofts it over mid on for a single.
Jackson Bird is the next man in.
15.1MNeser to LPlunkett
OUT! TIMBER! Beauty from Neser. Slower delivery dipping in at the right time, Plunkett tries to slog it but misses it completely and hits the stumps. Terrific stuff from Neser. Stars are 7 down.
Michael Neser is back on.
14.6RKhan to LPlunkett
The googly it is hit down to long on with the turn for another run. 70 in 5 needed.
14.5RKhan to LPlunkett
Brings the sweep out, it is in the gap but the fielder makes good ground to his right and keeps it down to two.
14.4RKhan to DBravo
Flatter and on the pads, it is worked through square leg for a single.
14.3RKhan to LPlunkett
Uses his feet and hits it through covers for a run.
14.2RKhan to LPlunkett
Flatter and on off, Plunkett pushes it back to the bowler.
14.1RKhan to DBravo
A little too full, Bravo thwacks it to wide mid on for a run.
13.7WesAgar to LPlunkett
Back of a length on middle, Plunkett defends it from within the crease.