Adelaide Strikers pipped Bribane Heat in the points table to go fifth after Rashid Khan’s splendid 6 for 17, assisting them with guarding 161/4 in mid-table experience at the Gabba on Wednesday (January 12).
Selecting to bat, the Strikers put on a serious score with commitments coming from all through the top and center request. Matthew Short started to lead the pack and struck a 19-ball 27 in the opening 32-run remain to give his side a flying beginning. Jake Weatherald, who top-scored with a 32-ball 35 for the Strikers, joined for a 53-run remain with Henry Hunt even as Heat figured out how to control the free progression of runs in the center overs.
The pair fell three overs separated, yet late appearances from Rashid himself (two sixes in a four-ball 13) and Thomas Kelly (16-ball 24 not out) lifted Strikers past the 150-run mark easily.
Hotness’ pursuit of 162 didn’t get off on awesome of notes as they lost both their openers, including captain Chris Lynn, inside the three overs. Regardless, Heat appeared to have recuperated well through a 45-run organization that resulted between Lachlan Pfeffer (23 off 24) and Ben Duckett (24 off 18). Notwithstanding, the 10th over demonstrated essential and totally turned the game on its head.
It began with Pfeffer’s run out off the main ball followed by Rashid’s twin strikes to send ease Sam Heazlett and Jake Lehmann off progressive conveyances as Heat lost three men on the score of 62. That before long became 67 for 6 as Short got his second scalp in Duckett.
Rashid got back to pick every one of the excess wickets in a store, remembering three for the space of five conveyances in what ended up being his last over of the period as he got done with his profession best figures. Having as of now missed a full go-around, Rashid got one more opportunity in the fifteenth over yet Liam Guthrie pretty much figured out how to dodge the conveyance before in the long run edging one to initially slip as Heat collapsed for simple 90 in answer. Five of Rashid’s six victims at the Gabba enlisted ducks as the spinner bid goodbye by prearranging an enormous 71-run triumph for the Strikers.
Brief scores : Adelaide Strikers 161/4 in 20 overs (Jake Weatherald 35, Thomas Kelly 24*; Will PRestwidge 2-34) beat Brisbane Heat 90 all out in 15 overs (Ben Duckett 24; Rashid Khan 6-17, Matthew Short 2-13) by 71 runs.