Veteran Siddle’s best figures opens the account for Strikers

36-year old Peter Siddle has registered his best T20 figures in the second game of Adelaide Strikers to get the team its first points in the Big Bash 10. Siddle started the game with the wicket in his first over that caused troubles for the Hobart Hurricanes as they already had lost their first wicket in the opening over. Hurricanes batsmen were never get going in their innings having lost wickets at steady intervals. Strikers, in return chased the score in the 19th over with the loss of only five wickets.

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The 8th match of the BBL 10 was at Aurora Stadium, Launceston between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes. Hurricanes won their previous two matches while Strikers lost their opening game against the same opposition. Peter Siddle was the unexpected hero of the game having taken his first five-wicket haul in a T20 match. Hurricanes managed to score 146 runs in the end. Strikers chased it easily.

Hobart Hurricanes innings – Siddle leads the bowling carnage

D’Arcy Short, who scored the match-winning knock of 72 runs against the same opposition, opened the innings with Will Jacks. But this time, it was a terrible start for Hurricanes. Daniel Worrall bowled a good swinging delivery but an excellent catch at point by Jake Weatherald with a dive.

The next over, it all started for Peter Siddle, who is enjoying is latter half of his career. Not the convincing of the deliveries but still Short flicked it to the keeper and score read 8-2 after two overs.

Still things were pretty ugly for the batting side as they lost their third wicket in the 4th over for just 20 runs on the board.

After that, a redemption. A match-saving effort by the duo of Ben McDermott and Colin Ingram who scored 75 runs for the fourth wicket. They put up the fifty-run stand in just 37 balls.

As soon as the things were in control for the Hurricanes, Rashid Khan came in the 12th over to skittle McDermott for a soft dismissal with a leading-edge catch at extra-cover. He was out on 46 off 33 balls that include three maximum.

And after that, it was all tatters. After the 12th over mark, the score was 95-4 and they were all done and dusted for 146 in the last over.

Siddle was the man behind all the collapse. Coming into bowl the 18th and 20th over and he took two wickets in each of the over to finish the innings at the below-par score of 146.

Peter Siddle was the best bowler of the night, picking up his first five-wicket haul in a T20 game. Wes Agar picked up a couple of wickets.

Adelaide Strikers innings – Weatherald–Carey 110-run partnership lead the chase

Adelaide Strikers have plenty of match-winners in them. But an early jolt to the chase when James Faulkner got two wickets in the opening over. He first knocked off the bails of Phil Salt with an inswinger that smashed into middle and off and then Matt Renshaw who flicked the ball straight to deep-square. Score 9-2 after first over.

After that a bit of relief from Strikers pair. Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey scored the match-winning partnership that was enough for the Strikers to earn them four points.

The pair scored 110 runs together in 12.2 overs and leaving the remaining score 31 off 40 balls.

That was too easy for them.

The chase was done and dusted in the 19th over on account of five wickets.

And Adelaide Strikers opened their account with a four-point win.

James Faulkner and Nathan Ellis picked up a couple of wickets.

Peter Siddle was the man of the match of the night for his best T20 figures of 5-16 in 3.3 overs.

Man of the Match: Peter Siddle

Result: Adelaide Strikers win by 5 wickets

Points: Adelaide Strikers 4, Hobart Hurricanes 0