BBL 2019-20: Match 51, Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers – Livingstone’s sixes record, Strikers’ hat-trick over Scorchers, Weatherald’s best season and more stats
All the statistical highlights from Adelaide Strikers’ first win in Perth across last four season.
Published - Jan 25, 2020 11:44 am | Updated - Jan 25, 2020 11:44 am
Adelaide Strikers continue to retain their No.2 position in the points table as they cruised to their 4th consecutive victory with a 16-run win over the Perth Scorchers. Philip Salt’s 31-ball 59 played a key role in helping Strikers post 181/5 as each of Strikers’ top five batsmen crossed the 20-run mark.
Liam Livingstone kept the chase alive with his big-hitting despite lack of support from the other end. The opening batsman hit seven sixes in his 54-ball 79 but fell when the Scorchers needed 67 runs from last 5 overs.
All the statistical highlights from Adelaide Strikers’ first win in Perth across last four season:
Strikers’ hat-trick over Scorchers:
3 – This 16-run win was the 3rd consecutive BBL victory for the Adelaide Strikers against the Perth Scorchers. The Strikers clinched a 15-run win this season at the Adelaide Oval and a 5-wicket win at the same venue in 2018-19 season against Scorchers. Before this streak, the Scorchers won four consecutive matches against Strikers in this league.
This was also the first win for the Strikers in Perth since the 2015-16 season. They lost the 2016-17 season match by 48 runs at the W.A.C.A ground and by margins of 4 wickets and 7 wickets in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively at the Perth Stadium.
Dealing it in Sixes:
27 – Number of sixes hit by Liam Livingstone in this edition of Big Bash League; the joint-most sixes for any player in a BBL season. Chris Lynn smashed 27 sixes during the 2015-16 season but in only eight innings.
1-7 – Livingstone hit seven sixes during his 79-run knock but only one four. These are the joint-most number of sixes hit by any player in a Big Bash League inning despite hitting as few as one four. Andrew McDonald scored an unbeaten 37-ball 60 with seven sixes and 0 fours for Renegades against Sixers in 2011-12 while Glenn Maxwell hit only one four going along with seven maximums during his 83* off 45 against the Renegades this year.
7 – Livingstone’s seven sixes on Friday is only the 5th instance of a Perth Scorchers hitting 7+ sixes in a Big Bash League innings. Craig Simmons hit 11 fours and 8 sixes during his centuries against Sixers and Strikers respectively in the 2013-14 season while Mitchell Marsh struck 8 sixes during his unbeaten 93 against the Brisbane Heat this year. The other such instance was recorded by Livingstone himself as he hit seven sixes during this season game at the Adelaide Oval against the Strikers only.
Milestone game for Agar:
50 – This game against the Strikers was the 50th BBL appearance for Ashton Agar; all the 50 BBL matches he played are for the Scorchers only. He is the 2nd player after Ashton Turner (56) to feature in 50+ BBL games for the Scorchers.
Livingstone @ 400:
405 – Liam Livingstone became only the 2nd player to complete 400 runs in a single edition of the BBL for the Perth Scorchers. Shaun Marsh was the first to do so as he aggregated 412 runs across nine innings in the 2012-13 edition. Josh Inglis’ 387 runs in the current season are the 3rd most runs by a player for the Scorchers in a BBL edition.
Weatherald’s best season:
387 – The 387 runs scored by Jake Weatherald in this season are most by him in a BBL edition surpassing the 383 runs he aggregated in 2017-18 season. Overall, Weatherald’s season runs are the 3rd most in a BBL edition for the Strikers behind Alex Carey’s 443 runs in 2017-18 and Jonathan Wells’ 429 runs in the ongoing season.