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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 53rd Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 53rd Match 03 Wednesday March 2021 024313000000 Sydney Thunder won by 9 wkts - Reduced to 14 overs per side due to rain Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 024313000000 ADS - 115/4 (14) SYT - 116/1 (12.1) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 024313000000 CRR:  9.53 Player of the Match Alex Hales Scorecard Refresh Commentary Coming to today's chase, a first-ball duck for Khawaja fired up the Strikers, but Hales and Ferguson had other ideas. They had their share of luck, but they were also impressive with their shot-selection. It didn't help that 116 wasn't a big enough target, considering this was a 14-over game - but as the chase progressed, so did the Strikers slackened out. In the end, a win by 9 wickets and 11 balls to spare. Tomorrow is Australia Day and the league phase ends with a triple-header, the first one starting as early as 12:35 pm local , here at the Adelaide Oval. Do tune in for plenty of excitement. For now, cheers and bye.. 21:59 Local Time, 11:29 GMT, 16:59 IST: Right, we have the third team through to the playoffs. Sydney Thunder join Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers in third - thereby securing a place in the Knockout. The Strikers will have a nervous night of sleep, this loss has put them at the mercy of the other teams if they're to make it through. With a triple header coming up - this is how the final two spots can be filled. Brisbane Heat will need to win with a Bash boost point to go ahead of the Strikers - that's a big ask, considering they're up against table-toppers, Perth Scorchers. Three points will do if the Hurricanes and the Stars lose out to their respective opponents. For the Hurricanes, the equation - a win with or without the Bash Boost point will do. A loss with a Bash Boost point will still keep them in the hunt, but they will need the other results going their way. For the Stars, full four points could be enough for a place in the playoffs. Plenty of permutations and combinations coming up. 12.1 Siddle to Ferguson, FOUR , Thunder win by 9 wickets , very full and at the stumps, Ferguson gets under it and chips it back over the bowler's head - with the field in, the ball rolled away to the long-off ropes Thunder are a boundary away from qualification to the playoffs, they will finish third irrespective of tomorrow's results SYT: 112-1 after 12 overs 11.6 Worrall to Hales, FOUR , another gift from Worrall, another full-toss on the pads and it's been treated with disdain - whipped over square leg for a boundary 11.5 Worrall to Hales, no run, full-toss at the pads and Hales misses out, was looking to work it fine, off the thigh-pad and rolled to the keeper 11.4 Worrall to Ferguson, 1 run, on a good length and at the stumps, worked behind square on the on-side for a single 11.4 Worrall to Ferguson, wide , the bouncer from Worrall, but it's too short and too high, called as a wide 11.3 Worrall to Hales, 1 run, short of a good length and angling back into the right-hander, worked wide of mid-wicket for a single 11.2 Worrall to Hales, 2 runs, it's simply not been Strikers' day - another slog, another miscue and once again it falls short of the despairing fielder - slower ball and Hales dragged the heave towards wide mid-wicket 11.1 Worrall to Ferguson, 1 run, slower full-toss from Worrall, eased down towards long-on for a single Daniel Worrall [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack SYT: 102-1 after 11 overs 10.6 Siddle to Hales, no run, yorker length delivery on off, Hales jams his bat down and squeezes it to mid-on - 12 from the over 10.5 Siddle to Ferguson, 1 run, short of a length and just outside off, hacked wide of mid-wicket for a single 10.4 Siddle to Ferguson, FOUR , Ferguson joins the act now - length ball outside off and it's drilled over mid-off - couple of bounces and over the ropes 10.3 Siddle to Hales, leg byes, 1 run, full and sliding onto Hales's pads, he was looking to flick and missed, off the pad and rolled towards square leg 10.2 Siddle to Hales, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, drilled straight to the fielder at mid-off 10.1 Siddle to Hales, SIX , lovely , length ball outside off, Hales backs away and goes inside out over cover, flat and heard, over the ropes for a maximum Peter Siddle [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack Thunder have opted for the one-over power surge - they can close out the game in this over, the Strikers badly need wickets and in bunches Load More Commentary

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 53rd Match

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 53rd Match 03 Wednesday March 2021 024313000000

Sydney Thunder won by 9 wkts - Reduced to 14 overs per side due to rain

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 024313000000

ADS - 115/4 (14)
SYT - 116/1 (12.1)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 024313000000
CRR:  9.53

Player of the Match

Commentary

Coming to today's chase, a first-ball duck for Khawaja fired up the Strikers, but Hales and Ferguson had other ideas. They had their share of luck, but they were also impressive with their shot-selection. It didn't help that 116 wasn't a big enough target, considering this was a 14-over game - but as the chase progressed, so did the Strikers slackened out. In the end, a win by 9 wickets and 11 balls to spare. Tomorrow is Australia Day and the league phase ends with a triple-header, the first one starting as early as 12:35 pm local, here at the Adelaide Oval. Do tune in for plenty of excitement. For now, cheers and bye..

21:59 Local Time, 11:29 GMT, 16:59 IST: Right, we have the third team through to the playoffs. Sydney Thunder join Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers in third - thereby securing a place in the Knockout. The Strikers will have a nervous night of sleep, this loss has put them at the mercy of the other teams if they're to make it through. With a triple header coming up - this is how the final two spots can be filled. Brisbane Heat will need to win with a Bash boost point to go ahead of the Strikers - that's a big ask, considering they're up against table-toppers, Perth Scorchers. Three points will do if the Hurricanes and the Stars lose out to their respective opponents. For the Hurricanes, the equation - a win with or without the Bash Boost point will do. A loss with a Bash Boost point will still keep them in the hunt, but they will need the other results going their way. For the Stars, full four points could be enough for a place in the playoffs. Plenty of permutations and combinations coming up.

12.1 Siddle to Ferguson, FOUR, Thunder win by 9 wickets, very full and at the stumps, Ferguson gets under it and chips it back over the bowler's head - with the field in, the ball rolled away to the long-off ropes

Thunder are a boundary away from qualification to the playoffs, they will finish third irrespective of tomorrow's results

SYT: 112-1 after 12 overs

11.6 Worrall to Hales, FOUR, another gift from Worrall, another full-toss on the pads and it's been treated with disdain - whipped over square leg for a boundary

11.5 Worrall to Hales, no run, full-toss at the pads and Hales misses out, was looking to work it fine, off the thigh-pad and rolled to the keeper

11.4 Worrall to Ferguson, 1 run, on a good length and at the stumps, worked behind square on the on-side for a single

11.4 Worrall to Ferguson, wide, the bouncer from Worrall, but it's too short and too high, called as a wide

11.3 Worrall to Hales, 1 run, short of a good length and angling back into the right-hander, worked wide of mid-wicket for a single

11.2 Worrall to Hales, 2 runs, it's simply not been Strikers' day - another slog, another miscue and once again it falls short of the despairing fielder - slower ball and Hales dragged the heave towards wide mid-wicket

11.1 Worrall to Ferguson, 1 run, slower full-toss from Worrall, eased down towards long-on for a single

Daniel Worrall [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

SYT: 102-1 after 11 overs

10.6 Siddle to Hales, no run, yorker length delivery on off, Hales jams his bat down and squeezes it to mid-on - 12 from the over

10.5 Siddle to Ferguson, 1 run, short of a length and just outside off, hacked wide of mid-wicket for a single

10.4 Siddle to Ferguson, FOUR, Ferguson joins the act now - length ball outside off and it's drilled over mid-off - couple of bounces and over the ropes

10.3 Siddle to Hales, leg byes, 1 run, full and sliding onto Hales's pads, he was looking to flick and missed, off the pad and rolled towards square leg

10.2 Siddle to Hales, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, drilled straight to the fielder at mid-off

10.1 Siddle to Hales, SIX, lovely, length ball outside off, Hales backs away and goes inside out over cover, flat and heard, over the ropes for a maximum

Peter Siddle [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Thunder have opted for the one-over power surge - they can close out the game in this over, the Strikers badly need wickets and in bunches