Big Bash League, Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Highlights: As it happened
As it happened: Adelaide Strikers defeated Perth Scorchers by 16 runs in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) on Friday. Chasing 182, Perth got off to a bad start as the side lost its opener Josh Inglis (5) in the fourth over with just 17 runs on the board. Liam Livingstone and Kurtis Patterson then retrieved the innings for the hosts as the duo put on 49 runs for the second wicket, but Strikers came back into the match in the ninth over as Patterson (17) was sent back to the pavilion by Billy Stanlake, reducing Scorchers to 66/2. Livingstone kept on charging at one end, but Scorchers lost the crucial wicket of Mitchell Marsh (4) in the 12th over with the side 95 runs away from the target. Strikers finally got the breakthrough of Livingstone (79) in the 16th over to send the Scorchers to the backfoot. The side was reduced to 115/5 and still needed 67 runs from 29 balls. Scorchers kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and in the end, the side faced a 16-run defeat. (Courtesy ANI)
Strikers XI: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Jake Weatherald, 3 Travis Head (capt), 4 Alex Carey (wk), 5 Jonathan Wells, 6 Matthew Short, 7 Michael Neser, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Peter Siddle, 10 Wes Agar, 11 Billy Stanlake.
Scorchers XI: 1 Liam Livingstone, 2 Josh Inglis (wk), 3 Kurtis Patterson, 4 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 5 Ashton Turner, 6 Cameron Bancroft, 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Jhye Richardson, 10 Matt Kelly, 11 Fawad Ahmed.