61 Views
BBL review

Travis Heads Adelaide to victory

Pranta Deb Emon
Published Date: 09 Jan 2018 | Update :

The race between Perth Scorcher and Adelaide Strikers for the top spot still continues as Adelaide defeated Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars suffered their fifth consecutive defeat to carry on with the humiliating campaign they are going through in this season.

Winning the toss Melbourne decided to bat first and their batting line-up showed no sign of improvement as they registered a total of 151 on the scoreboard losing 6 wickets. Adelaide chased the target with ease and won by 8 wickets with 8 balls remaining.

A 39-run knock from the opener Marcus Stoinis and an innings of 60 runs from Glenn Maxwell were the only two noteworthy innings from the Melbourne side. Each of the five Adelaide bowlers bagged a wicket each in the 1st innings.

While batting, Adelaide Strikers lost their first wicket as Maxwell dismissed Jake Weatherald on 18 runs. Strikers' skipper Travis Head picked up a well-deserved half-century and made 53 runs before Stoinis scalped his wicket.

Another opener Alex Carey stayed on the pitch untill the very end by remaining not out on 59 runs. Colin Ingram was also unbeaten on 15 runs to ensure the victory for his side.

Adelaide Strikers will take on Perth Scorchers in their next match on 13 th January. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars will face their crosstown rivals on 12th January.


Picture credit: Getty Images

 


Watch: Memorable away wins of Bangladesh

Watch: Memorable away wins of Bangladesh

Bangladesh vs Pakistan (1999 World Cup): Bangladesh vs Australia (2005 Natwest Series): Ba...
9105 Views

Highlights of England Total of 444 Runs World Record vs Pakist...

Highlights of England Total of 444 Runs World...

Who would’ve expected this, England now hold the record of highest total in One Day International....
9089 Views

South African team on their way to Mohali for the first Test.

South African team on their way to Mohali for...

...
9075 Views

Watch the incident that took Voges to Hospital

Watch the incident that took Voges to Hospita...

Australia batsman Adam Voges was taken to hospital after being struck in the head by a ball while fi...
9075 Views