Match 28 of the 2018-19 Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers 2nd Innings Match Review at Spotless Stadium


Sydney Thunder immediately responded well when Anton Devcich dismissed Jake Weatherald on four.

Devecich made the ball turn in-line towards Jay Lenton’s gloves as Weatherald just whacked early without moving his feet & head not still.

And there goes his wicket when Gurinder Sandhu takes the catch as Travis Head comes in next at No.3.

Before the third over, Sandhu soon dismissed Matt Short on six where he produced a good length before it swung onto the stumps.

Short couldn’t get the flick shot right having seen his head face down low as it tagged his knee roll which signaled an LBW.

Chris Jordan dismissed Travis Head on ten when he edged straight to the gloves of Jay Lenton.

It pitched up wide and angling in straight before Head just lates cut without the movement of the feet.

2nd Innings, Part 2

Chris Green got rid of Jono Wells on 11 when Jay Lenton stumped him by going deep too early.

Ingram was on the verge of reaching his 50 before Daniel Sams denied him with the catch on 48.

Harry Nielsen may have fired off with some runs before he lofted too early towards Chris Green as Fawad Ahmed gets his first wicket for the Thunder.

Arjun Nair soon added two more wickets through the change of pace at which he clean bowled Michael Neser for a duck.

Secondly, Ben Laughlin only reached out for the drive without moving his feet where it landed straight to Chris Jordan.

Daniel Sams soon edged the Thunder towards one wicket to win this match when Rashid Khan hooked it early to Arjun Nair at deep square leg.

At last, Billy Stanlake left his bat five yards away from the crease thanks to the direct hit from Chris Green at mid-wicket.

Final Score: Adelaide Strikers 97 & Sydney Thunder won by 71 runs.

Adelaide Strikers have taken too much risk shots and not keeping the straight shots simple.

They didn’t move the feet too much as well not maintaining the shape by reaching out and taking the eyes off the ball.

On the other hand, the Thunder attacked the ball very well with a couple of variety and pace.

Whether it’s from a yorker or a short ball pitching wide towards the keeper of the stumps, the Thunder picked up a few wickets from catches, LBWs. Stumpings, run outs and clean bowling the stumps.

Unlike the Strikers fielders, Thunder didn’t put a foot wrong during the 2nd Innings.


Even though both sides today remain on eight points, Adelaide Strikers fell from 2nd to 5th in the ladder.

On the other hand, the Sydney Thunder move up to 2nd behind the Hobart Hurricanes (10 points).

Based on the net run rate, Strikers made their lowest total v the Thunder which is less than 100 as to why they’ve slipped out of the finals bubble.

With the Thunder’s NRR positive, the home team jumped the queue ahead of the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers.

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