Adelaide Strikers ruled out from the BBL 2016/17 competition

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | 0

Adelaide Strikers is one of the eight contender in on going Big Bash League competition where BBL is regarded as one of the two most popular as well as biggest domestic T20 cricket event in the world based in Australia. The tournament started their journey in 2011 but the first event final was staged in 2012. Till, now almost five seasons of BBL has passed and those seasons were remarkably successful. However, since the beginning of the competition, Adelaide Strikers showed consistently poor performance but in 2014/15 and 2015/16, they reached semi final of this most popular tournament. But, the luck is not with them this time. They have failed again in on going 6th edition of BBL where they played already seven group stage matches but won only two of them. As a result, they have already ruled out from the competition and did not make it to the semi final. Though, they have still one match ahead which will play against Sydney Thunder.

Adelaide Strikers ruled out from the BBL competition

Basically, Strikers had a chance yesterday while playing against Melbourne Renegades and they had the chance to win but, their batsmen failed them. If they managed victory in that match, then could get a chance to reach semi final.

Yesterday, the match was also hosted at their home venue named Adelaide Oval where Strikers won the toss and elected to field. Their bowlers were quite successful and tied Renegades within a minimum runs that could be chased.

However, came to bat, Renegades made an wonderful start and scored almost 55 runs in their opening partnership. They scored such runs by playing only 5.4 overs but then suddenly Finch was out by Neser which was a remarkable breakthrough. Second wickets lost in 100 runs. SInce then, their runs speed were getting slower and finally, they scored 171 runs by losing nine wickets. Harris scored highest 85 runs by playing 53 balls. Pollard took highest three wickets for Strikers.

Came to chase such amount, Adelaide also made a good start and their opening partnership added almost 53 runs to the scoreboard. their runs rate was almost same as Renegades. But, their rest batsmen completely failed to stand in front of Renegades bowlers. Though, sometimes, it seemed that they were going to win but finally faced a terrible loss and ruled out from the competition.

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