Capacity crowd at the Adelaide Oval for the KFC Big Bash clash between the Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes. Photo: instagram: prickles78
The Adelaide Strikers have defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets in front of 39,229 fans at the Adelaide Oval.
Ben Dunk led the charge for Adelaide finishing with 79* off 49 balls which included 3 sixes and eight 4's to help Adelaide secure their second win in BBL|06 and to keep their finals hopes alive.
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1st Innings: Hobart Hurricanes 8/161 after 20 overs.
The Adelaide Strikers require 162 runs for victory as they look to secure their second win of the season and keep their finals hopes alive. The Hurricanes suffered an early batting collapse and looked in big trouble before Wells (55) and Webster (67) dug their heels in and were able to salvage the Hurricanes innings and help post a defendable score. Jordan the pick of the bowlers for Adelaide finishing with figures of 3/24.
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The Adelaide Strikers have won the toss and elected to bowl.
The KFC Big Bash is back at the Adelaide Oval tonight with the Adelaide Strikers playing host to the Hobart Hurricanes. Adelaide come into the match sitting at 1-3 and Hobart at 2-2 in BBL|06, both desperate for a win tonight to keep their finals hopes alive. In their last clash just last week at Blundstone Arena, it was the Hurricanes victorious winning by 8 wickets. All-rounder Dan Christian's 5 wicket haul (2nd best in BBL History) plus young gun D'Arcy Short (60) and captain Tim Paine's (41) 105 opening-run partnership proving to be the difference. The Strikers go into tonight's match with an unchanged squad, skipper Brad Hodge has led from the front this season averaging 58 with the bat and will hope that form continues when facing the canes strong bowling lineup that includes the likes of Tait, Broad, Rose and Christian. There will be no shortage of fireworks tonight in front of a near sell out crowd at the Adelaide Oval.
Click play to hear captain Brad Hodge with his thoughts ahead of tonight's clash.
Adelaide Strikers Squad
Hodge (c), Weatherald, Dunk, Dean, Head, Pollard, Jordan, Andrews, Laughlin, Stanlake, O'Connor
Hobart Hurricanes Squad
Paine (c), Short, Sangakkara, Bailey, Christian, Wells, Webster, Kingston, Rose, Boyce, Broad