Siddle 5 wickets, Weatherald 68*, Carey 55 runs contribution to guide Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets in Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers have won the toss and have opted to field opted to bowl first. The obvious changes in both sides: Ben McDermott comes in for Macalister Wright in the Hurricanes’ XI and the Strikers welcome Alex Carey, replacing him with Harry Nielsen.

Hobart Hurricanes XI: D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Ben McDermott (wk), Peter Handscomb (c), Tim David, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith

X-factor subs: Mac Wright, Nick Winter

Adelaide Strikers XI: Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Carey (c/wk), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar

X-factor subs: Matt Short, Cameron Valente

Adelaide Strikers won the toss and opted to bowl, a decision that was immediately rewarded with three cheap wickets in the opening four overs.

Will Jacks was gone for a duck, D’Arcy Short was caught behind nicking down the leg side off Peter Siddle for 2 runs, then Peter Handscomb edged off Wes Agar for 5 off 6 deliveries. That left Hobart reeling at 3/20 at the end of the Power Play.

But they hit back with Ben McDermott driving a six onto the roof, as he and Colin Ingram went hard once the spinners got into the attack to reach a 50 partnership from 37 balls.

Ben McDermott and Colin Ingram led Hurricanes’ fightback in the middle-overs. The Hurricanes finished the first 10 overs 3/70 with Ingram on 26 (20) and McDermott 34 off 27.

Finally, the new X-Factor substitution rule was utilised in the eighth game of the tournament – and by both teams, no less.

Strikers seamer Matt Short replaced spinner Danny Briggs, who had only bowled one over to that point.

For the Hurricanes, Macalister Wright came in for veteran spinner Johan Botha, as both sides recognised the pitch was benefiting quicks over spinners.

McDermott was finally dismissed by Rashid Khan 46 off 33 with the Hurricanes 4/95 off 12 overs.

Ingram followed him in the 16th over off Wes Agar, with Jake Weatherald bagging his second great catch of the night as Ingram went for 46 (35).

Magnificent bowling performance from the Strikers as they skittle the Hurricanes out for a paltry score. They started well, reducing Hobart to 20 for 3 – it was followed by a 75-run stand between Colin Ingram and Ben McDermott – the lone bright spark in what was otherwise an abysmal batting performance.

Even the X-factor sub didn’t work a charm. Once McDermott fell, there wasn’t much in it, Tim David showed some spark with his 15-ball 24, but the Strikers will fancy this chase, Five for Siddle and he was backed up by the rest of the bowling unit. Hobart Hurricanes made 146 runs off 10 wickets lost. Full Score Card

While chasing the target of 147 runs Adelaide Strikers lost early wickets Philip Salt 6 runs off 3 deliveries and Matt Renshaw 2 runs off 3 deliveries. Both the wicket taken by James Faulkner.

Carey, Weatherald lead Strikers’ after shaky start Skipper Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald stitch the partnership 104 runs 47 balls. Scott Boland took big wickets of Alex Carey 55 runs off 40 deliveries comprising the with 4 fours and 1 six.

Jake Weatherald 68* runs off 48 deliveries Inning guide to Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets.

Peter Siddle | Player of the Match: Disappointing with the way we started, we got the first game out of the way, a lot more improved tonight, still a bit to work on, but good improvement. I probably enjoyed a bit more tonight with not having to worry about the captaincy. It helped my bowling as well. Nice night, great to contribute, hopefully I continue.

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Player of the Match 5 wickets Siddle (Twitter/KFC Big Bash League)


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