Cricket Highlights, 14 Dec: BBL 2022/23 (Match 2) – Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers – BJ Sports

Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers met in the 2nd match of BBL 2022/23 yesterday (Wednesday). Adelaide Strikers set a great target in the scheduled 20 overs after batting first in that match. But in the 2nd innings, Sydney Sixers could not reach the target as the scheduled 20 overs ended. Also, Adelaide Strikers are in the 1st place in the points table after winning the 1st match. Besides, Matthew Short won the man-of-the-match title for Adelaide Strikers due to his excellent batting and good bowling.

After winning the toss, Adelaide Strikers chose to bat first and sent the Sydney Sixers to bowl. Adelaide Strikers opener Jake Weatherald left the field after playing only 3 balls. He was caught out and left the field. Then Chris Lynn and Matthew Short batted brilliantly. Take the team’s runs from 2 runs to 97 runs. Their pair broke in the 12th over. Chris Lynn left the field after being caught out by Naveed. But he scored 41 off 34 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes before getting out. Shortly after Chris Lynn’s exit, his partner Matthew Short left for the dressing room. But he played the highest innings for them. He scored 84 runs off 53 balls with the help of 11 fours and 2 sixes. Besides, Adam Hoes scored 40 runs off 22 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes, Colin de Grandhomme scored 7 runs off 6 balls, Rashid Khan scored 1 run off 2 balls, and Thomas Kelly was unbeaten on 1 run.

In the end, losing 6 wickets with 9 extra runs, Adelaide Strikers scored 184 runs in the scheduled 20 overs. Sean Abbott took 3 wickets for 37 runs in 4 overs for Sydney Sixers. Naveed took 2 wickets at the cost of 25 runs in 4 overs. Besides, Steve O’Keefe took 1 wicket.

The innings of Sydney Sixers was reduced to just 133 runs after losing 7 wickets to bat for 185 runs. Curtis Patterson left the field first in the 2nd innings. He scored 9 runs off 9 balls. After 1 ball, James Vince left the field with a golden duck. After losing 2 wickets, Josh Phillips and Moises Henriques took some control of the game. But nothing happened. In the 9th over, Josh Philip returned to the dressing room after scoring 26 runs off 23 balls. Moises Henriques left the field shortly after. He scored 24 runs off 29 balls. Then Jordan Silk back to the dressing room and scored the most runs for them. He made 36 runs off 25 balls with the help of 5 fours. Also, Daniel Christian scored 13 runs, Sean Abbott scored 0 runs, Hayden Kerr scored 13 runs, and Ben Dwarshuis scored 3 runs.

Henry Thornton took 4 wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs for Adelaide Strikers and Rashid Khan took 3 wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs.

Adelaide Strikers 184/6 (20.0)

Sydney Sixers133/7 (20.0)

Result – Adelaide Strikers won by 51 runs

Player of the match – Matthew Short

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Playing XIs

Adelaide Strikers Peter Siddle (c), Harry Nielsen (wk), Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, Chris Lynn, Thomas Kelly, Colin de Grandhomme, Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Henry Thornton 
Sydney Sixers Moises Henriques (c), Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Kurtis Patterson, Daniel Christian, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Steve OKeefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Izharulhaq Naveed

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