The Strikers transfer to 3rd place, whereas the opponents are in some strife
Adelaide Strikers 5 for 150 (Wells 36, Zampa 2-20) beat Melbourne Stars 7 for 149 (Maddinson 48*, Agar 2-19) by 5 wickets
Adelaide Strikers despatched Rashid Khan off in model with a hard-fought five-wicket win over Melbourne Stars to vault as much as third on the BBL desk and go away the Stars in strife.
Wes Agar starred with 2 for 19, together with a maiden, whereas Khan took 2 for 29, together with the prize scalp of Glenn Maxwell, to limit the Stars to only 7 for 149 after they gained the toss. Marcus Stoinis performed a lone hand on the high smashing 47 however he did not kick on whereas Nic Maddinson made a superb 48 not out to rescue the Stars after they’d slumped to five for 92.
The Strikers stumbled within the chase dropping Phil Salt and Alex Carey in a failed try to say the Bash Enhance level. Adam Zampa’s elegant spell of two for 20 put the Strikers in a gap however Jono Wells and Ryan Gibson dug them out. Wells took his time earlier than hammering Haris Rauf to complete with 36 from 27 whereas Gibson guided the facet dwelling with 22 not out from 13 balls. Fittingly, Khan was on the market for the profitable runs in his fiftieth recreation for the Strikers, and final for the season as he heads off to worldwide obligation.
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Alex Malcolm is a contract author primarily based in Melbourne
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