Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Agar, Rashid bowl Adelaide to victory. Wes Agar returned three wickets
Wes Agar returned three wickets
Adelaide Strikers got even with Melbourne Renegades, who beat them by two runs a couple of nights ago, with a convincing 49-run win at the Adelaide Oval. Defending a par score of 149 in the first innings, Adelaide’s put in a joint effort to bowl the opposition out for 100 in 18.4 overs. Wes Agar picked 3 for 17 whereas Rashid Khan (2 for 17) and Daniel Worrall (2 for 18) finished with a couple of wickets each.
Opting to bat first at their home ground, Adelaide finished the powerplay at 48 or 1, the highest score at the end of four overs in the season so far, But a good start would soon give way to a batting collapse. From 80/2, where both openers falling to Zahir Khan, Adelaide would be shut out for 149 off the last ball of the innings.
Kane Richardson was the wrecker-in-chief, finishing with 4 for 32 as he became only the third bowler in BBL to pick 100 wickets; Ben Laughlin (111 wickets) and Sean Abbott (106 wickets) are the other two bowlers to get there. Richardson was supported well by Reece Topley who finished with three wickets in his four overs.
In the run chase, Melbourne got off to a breezy start before Mackenzie Harvey was run out, with both the openers stranded at the same end. The team never recovered from that early blow, losing regular wickets throughout their innings. Rashid was the first to strike after the run out, getting James Seymour with a googly.
Wes Agar then joined the party, getting Sam Harper caught in the deep with a short ball and Renegades crumbled from 72 for 2 in the 11th over to 100 all out.
Brief Scores: Adelaide Strikers 149 in 20 overs (Wells 37; Richardson 4-32, Topley 3-32) beat Melbourne Renegades 100 in 18.4 overs (Harper 33; Agar 3-17, Rashid 2-17. Worrall 2-18) by 49 runs