Adelaide Strikers 184 for 6 (Short 84, Lynn 41, Hose 40, Abbott 3-37) beat Sydney Sixers 133 for 7 (Silk 36, Thornton 4-20, Rashid 3-21) by 51 runs
Adelaide Strikers have made an impeccable start to their BBL campaign, dazzling with both bat and ball to trounce Sydney Sixers by 51 runs at Adelaide Oval.
Josh Philippe and captain Moises Henriques both fell victim to Rashid wrong ‘uns as Strikers’ grip on the contest tightened.
With the asking rate escalating out of control, Sixers were aiming to match the home side’s 30-run haul when they took the two-over power surge but could muster just six runs, corralled by Strikers’ two best bowlers, Rashid and Peter Siddle.
After the early loss of Jake Weatherald, Strikers temporarily plummeted to 2 for 2 when umpire Bruce Oxenford ruled Short lbw to Abbott.
Short successfully reviewed the decision, television replays confirming the ball was missing the stumps, and made the most of his reprieve, smoking the Sixers attack in his classy 53-ball knock.