Shorts and pants keep Adelaide Strikers’ unbeaten start

Alex Hales scored 68 for the Thunder and was applauded by the Adelaide crowd as he passed 15

Behind another masterclass from Matt Short, the rampant Adelaide Strikers continued their perfect start to the BBL season with a six-wicket victory over the Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval.

Short was cautious early on Tuesday night but exploded on a power play, steering the ranked Strikers 150-5 for the Thunder with eight deliveries to go and a 3-0 record. .

After Jake Wetherald’s early dismissal, Short, his top scorer for the season, opened his shoulders and a sparkling 44 ball he hit his six of five on the knock.

Short (0–13 after three overs), who was also stingy with the ball, went for an offer from Daniel Sams and dominated the 83-run second wicket union, with Chris Lynn playing the unlikely role of second violin. I was.

Both men fell on a great Yorker from Nathan McAndrew, Lynn’s stumps were disheveled and Short was nipped in front before British import Adam Horse (28 not out) came in for the finishing touches did

The Strikers bowler put his team in a strong position after recovering from an early tackle by Alex Hales.

Hales was the top scorer with his 68, but his 39 power runs for the Thunder were relatively contained after he cracked 36 of his runs. The Adelaide crowd applauded in round three, with Thunder’s score beating his T20 world record of 15. Hales conceded his third wicket with young Ollie Davis (42) for 63 before losing both to de Grande Dome.

With a win-loss record down to 1-3, the Thunder looked to more than 180, including just three boundaries, before being limited to 71-3 in the final 10 overs after going 79-2 at halftime. was

Destroyers Henry Her Thornton on Friday scored her 19 for 2, taking the aggregate for the season to her 11 her wickets, posting a staggering average of 3.82.

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