Adelaide Strikers remain on top with 6-wicket win over Sydney Thunder

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Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder highlights

STR vs THU match highlights

Adelaide Strikers maintained their dominance in the Big Bash League by defeating the Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets in the ninth match of the BBL 2022-23 at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Let us look in detail at Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder highlights.

The last time when both these sides met this season, Adelaide stunned the Thunders by bowling them out for just 15.

Thunder, however, this time didn’t repeat their less run-mistake but they failed to win the match.

Matthew Short scored the maximum runs for his side, as his knock of 65 set the tone for Adelaide and later Adam Hose (28* off 20) helped the side cross the finishing line with ease.

Earlier, Alex Hales played a good knock of 68 in just 50 to guide his side post 150 in 20 overs.

BBL 2022-23 Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder highlights

Opting to bat, Sydney Thunder made not the last game’s mistake and went on to start the game with a steady note.

They posted 39 on board when their first batter left the crease.

Alex Hales, however, remained strong from one end, and continued to score well, he wanted a good support from the other end as well, but international star Rilee Rossouw also left the crease early after scoring just 13 off 14.

Oliver Davies and Hales then added a valuable 63 for the fourth wicket, and Hales completed his 50 in the process.

He was playing well at 68 but got trapped in Colin de Grandhomme ball and was caught.

Strikers were in decent position with 136 on board in 17.4 when Oliver left the middle, but the side then only managed to add more 14 and hence posted 150 in 20 overs.

Henry Thornton and Colin de Grandhomme bagged 2-2 wickets for Adelaide Strikers, while Rashid Khan took 1 wicket.

Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder highlights: Adelaide Striker to chase 151 in 20 overs

The table-toppers failed to make a perfect start for the run-chase, as Jake Weatherald got out during the first ball of the third over.

Matthew Short and Chris Lynn, however, steadied the ship for the Strikers and collected 83 runs for the second wicket.

Matthew Short remained the aggressor in the partnership and played a knock of 65 in just 44.

Chris Lynn struck 28 off 26 before walking back to pavilion.

With 41 more required in 33 deliveries, Adam Hose and Colin de Grandhomme then made the work done for their side and helped the side win the match by 6 wickets.

Nathan McAndrew was the pick of the bowler for Sydney Thunder as he bagged 2 wickets while giving 25 runs in 4 overs.

With this win, Adelaide Strikers stayed on top of the table with 3 wins in 3 games and 6 points. While Sydney Thunder, who recorded their third loss in 4th game is at sixth place.

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