Match Over - Adelaide Strikers won by 25 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Adelaide Strikers, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval
  • Referee: PL Marshall
  • When: 04 Feb 2018, 07:30 SAST
  • Winner: Adelaide Strikers
  • Man of the Match: J Weatherald


  • Umpire1: SAJ Craig
  • Umpire2: PJ Gillespie
  • Third Umpire: GC Joshua



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Adelaide Strikers



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Hobart Hurricanes

7.08pm Presentation time.

D'Arcy Short is the Player of the Tournament. "Didn't really go our way at the start but the Strikers bowled well, batted well and played better," he says. "It's been a good couple of months. Didn't go our way today, let's see how it goes from here."

Jake Weatherald is the Man of the Match. "I wasn't feeling great walking out. Few nerves, but it came off well and plenty of support from Heady (Travis Head)."

"Now's not the time to lament too much," says Hurricanes captain George Bailey. "Very deserving Adelaide Strikers team. Absolutely well-deserved, guys. Well done. Our sponsors do a fantastic job, to the people of Hoabrt, the coaching staff.. it's a budy tournament, and to the guys who aren't playing, it can be hard but well done for keeping your chins up."

"Few opportunities in the past that we haven't taken," says Strikers captain Travis Head. "The fans expect us to win and it's nice to repay that faith. Weatherald won us the game with the bat and did fantastically. To George and Hobart, they've been fantastic. Special mention to D'Arcy who's been unbelievable throughout the tournament, so well done. To all the guys, it's fantastic to do it in front of our fans, so well done."

Now, the Strikers players come forward to collect their winners' medals. Travis Head's name comes up last. Along with coach Jason Gillespie, he lifts the trophy as the BBL title comes home to Adelaide for the first time amid a thunderous ovation from the crowd. We leave you with those pictures. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this match and the tournament. It's been our pleasure to bring it to you. Cheers!

6.56pm Laughlin jumps and pumps his fists. The Strikers lift their maiden BBL crown. They gather into a huddle to celebrate their win. Thoroughly outclassed the Hurricanes today. The contrast could not have been starker. Hurricanes' bowers showed everything you shouldn't do in a T20 game; Strikers' bowlers put on a T20 clinic. Changes in pace, stifling the batsmen for room, yorkers, back-of-the-hand variations, there was just about everything you look for in a T20. Not to forget a blazing century from Jake Weatherald, who feasted on error after error from the Hurricanes bowlers to blitz one of the finest BBL hundreds you'll see. Hardly wasted a delivery, rotated the strike and kept dispatching the ball into the stands. Was especially generous in his entertainment of the folks beyond the deep midwicket boundary.

"Amazing, says an emotional Travis Head as he struggles for words. "Pretty special. Questions oer the squad. We got a lot of different guys but they all backed each other. It's worked well. The bowlers were unbelievable. They were all match-winners."

"I obviously dream of this when I go to bed, ut never imagined this, says Jake Weatherald. "They've been so supportive and it's the best way to repay them. I was going to keep it simple when I went out. I had a few chats with a few guys around the country who gave me words of wisdom. Carey's great, so good batting with him. It was cool to get a century in front of my parents and play in front of such a crowd."

Sooryanarayanan: "Rashid Khan or D'Arcy Short probably the Man of the Tournament?"

Manish Vanotra : "The strikers strike gold. Awesome performance by the Adelaide Strikers. "

Kapil: "Between overs 7-15, Hobart scrored 61 runs. With so much fire power, you can't slow down. Weatherald had his day cos of some poor bowling. No plan at all, bowled short and short. It's a shame to see a one sided final. Both WBBL and BBL"

Rohit: "This is very impressive come back by Strikers bowlers after good hitting by Bailey and Short early on, especially without Rashid and Stanlake"

19.6B Laughlin to S Milenko, No run, full toss but dipping on him outside off. Can't make contact.
19.5B Laughlin to DT Christian, 1 run, full, a set of stumps outside off, carved away one-bounce to long-off.
19.4B Laughlin to DT Christian, No run, wide yorker, jams the bat down and the ball sneaks through from underneath.
19.3B Laughlin to DT Christian, 2 runs, very full outside off, drilled to the right of long-off and scampers back for the second.
19.2B Laughlin to DT Christian, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full, brings those powerful wrists into play again as he shovels it between midwicket and long-on.
19.1B Laughlin to DT Christian, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, and the first one's vanished over the deep midwicket boundary. Christian shovels it from outside off, slightly off the toe-end. Didn't look like a clean connection but what does it matter? Goes for six nonetheless.
End of over 19. 12 runs this over. 164/5 after 114 balls.
DT Christian 16 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 4-0-34-0
S Milenko 9 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 152/5 after 108 balls.
DT Christian 11 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 3-0-30-0
S Milenko 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 145/4 after 102 balls.
DJM Short 68 (44b 6x4 4x6 ) PM Siddle 4-1-17-3
DT Christian 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Kapil: "Poor batting so far from Christian. Play straight"

End of over 16. 19 runs this over. 140/3 after 96 balls.
DT Christian 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CA Ingram 1-0-18-0
DJM Short 68 (43b 6x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 121/3 after 90 balls.
DT Christian 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) PM Siddle 3-1-12-2
DJM Short 51 (39b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 14. 11 runs this over. 118/2 after 84 balls.
BR McDermott 9 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) LN O'Connor 4-0-27-0
DJM Short 51 (37b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 13. 12 runs this over. 107/2 after 78 balls.
BR McDermott 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 2-0-23-0
DJM Short 43 (34b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 95/2 after 72 balls.
BR McDermott 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) LN O'Connor 3-0-16-0
DJM Short 34 (30b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 90/2 after 66 balls.
DJM Short 32 (27b 5x4 0x6 ) PM Siddle 2-0-12-1
BR McDermott 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 85/1 after 60 balls.
DJM Short 30 (25b 5x4 0x6 ) LN O'Connor 2-0-11-0
GJ Bailey 44 (31b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Just twenty-five off the last four overs. Required rate touching 12.

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 78/1 after 54 balls.
GJ Bailey 42 (29b 2x4 2x6 ) MG Neser 3-0-22-0
DJM Short 25 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Sathya: "Forget IPL, why is Rashid Khan not playing the final?" With the Afghanistan team.

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 72/1 after 48 balls.
DJM Short 23 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) LN O'Connor 1-0-4-0
GJ Bailey 39 (26b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 68/1 after 42 balls.
GJ Bailey 37 (22b 2x4 2x6 ) TM Head 3-0-30-1
DJM Short 21 (16b 4x4 0x6 ) more

soumith potturi: "And Narine their strike bowler went for 1-46 in his 4 and Archer Hurricane's Strike bowler went for 1-48 today !"

End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 59/1 after 35 balls.
DJM Short 20 (13b 4x4 0x6 ) PM Siddle 1-0-7-0
GJ Bailey 31 (18b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Sixty off the Powerplay. Game on in Adelaide

Samuel: "Ironically enough, Bailey was the captain of Punjab in that match; Hobart also wear Purple like KKR" A (slightly) lighter shade!

End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 50/1 after 29 balls.
DJM Short 19 (11b 4x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 1-0-10-0
GJ Bailey 24 (14b 1x4 2x6 ) more

Sanjesh: "Can we please get a link to the IPL scorecard so we all know the match being discussed? Thanks," Here you go.

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 40/1 after 24 balls.
GJ Bailey 24 (14b 1x4 2x6 ) MG Neser 2-0-17-0
DJM Short 10 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 15 runs this over. 33/1 after 17 balls.
GJ Bailey 22 (10b 1x4 2x6 ) TM Head 2-0-22-1
DJM Short 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 11 runs this over. 18/1 after 12 balls.
DJM Short 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) MG Neser 1-0-11-0
GJ Bailey 8 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/1 after 6 balls.
GJ Bailey 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) TM Head 1-0-7-1
DJM Short 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
TD PaineC AT Carey B TM Head5410125
DJM ShortC AT Carey B PM Siddle684464154.55
GJ BaileyC JS Lehmann B PM Siddle463322139.39
BR McDermottLBW PM Siddle9130069.23
DT Christiannot out 291931152.63
MS WadeRun out AT Carey 0000-
S Milenkonot out 9710128.57
JC Archer -
CA Rose -
T Rogers -
RP Meredith -
Total 177/5
TM Head3.0030110
MG Neser4.003408.5
B Laughlin4.0043010.75
PM Siddle4.011734.25
LN O'Connor4.002706.75
CA Ingram1.0018018