Twitter erupts Adelaide Strikers clinch a one-sided win

Twitter erupts Adelaide Strikers clinch a one-sided win

Here's how the Twitter reacted to this tremendous rendition from Travis and company. 

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Barry ‘Nugget’ Rees and Peter Siddle of the Adelaide Strikers share a moment. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

It’s two games and two wins for the Adelaide Strikers as they pulled off a comprehensive all-round show against the Brisbane Heat in Adelaide. This happened to be Brisbane’s first loss after winning the first two very easily. But the Strikers struck cold in the final game of 2017 which saw McCullum’s men succumb.

Batting first, the entire top order contributed in bits and pieces. No one managed to stick for a long period of time and pile on the agony. This made a significant difference in Strikers getting restricted to under 150. Michael Neser played an absolute blinder coming in at number 7 as he struck a vital 40 off 26 balls.

They scored 147 runs in their 20 overs and though it wasn’t a huge total on board, it was more than defendable on this track. Josh Lalor proved to be a little expensive but returned with figures of 3/40. Yasir Shah was the pick of the bowlers, who gave away just 18 runs and took 2 wickets in his four overs.

Rashid Khan and Ben Laughlin tame the batters

On the back of a wonderful bowling effort from the Heat, their batsmen failed to reciprocate accordingly. The top 5 batters in the Heat lineup amassed 24 runs, out of which 15 were scored by Brendon McCullum. Only two players in the entire lineup registered a strike rate in excess of 100, which explains the whole story in a nutshell.

Cameron Gannon scored 23 off 28 balls and he remained the top scorer for the men in light blue. Ben Laughlin was the star with the ball for the Strikers, who returned with figures of 3/11. Rashid Khan pulled off an outstanding performance as well, picking up two big wickets and giving away just 19 runs.

The Heat got bowled out for 91 runs in 16.2 overs and handed a 56-run win for the Strikers, which is a huge margin in the shortest version. Michael Neser won the player of the match award not just for his 26-ball 40, but also for an outstanding spell of 2/7 with the ball.

Here’s how the Twitter reacted to this tremendous rendition from Travis and company.