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Twitter Reactions: Adelaide Strikers jump to the top of the ladder with a huge win

Here's how Twitter reacted to their outstanding rendition

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Adelaide Strikers’ dream run in the Big Bash League 2017-18 has continued thanks to a scintillating all-round performance against Sydney Thunder. South African Colin Ingram shined with the bat and Rashid Khan once again proved to be a match-winner with the ball. Courtesy these both individuals, the Strikers’ registered their fourth win of the campaign.

Batting first, Adelaide Strikers posted a decent total on board despite the pitch being a little difficult to bat on. Alex Carey stuck in the crease for a good while despite losing his opening partner very early. Skipper Travis Head came in at number 3 and failed to impress. But the star with the bat, Colin Ingram, turned the game on its head with a brilliant knock.

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Carey was dismissed soon after scoring 34 in 28 balls. Despite losing partners at the other end regularly, they Ingram was stuck to his cause. He scored a brilliant 48 off 31 balls, which included 2 fours and four big sixes. All the other players in the middle order, who possess great talent, failed to register anything significant on board.

Ingram was dismissed just short of a well-deserved half-century in the 19th over. But in came Rashid Khan to provide a perfect finish to the innings. He scored two sixes in the final over to help his side post 158 runs losing 7 wickets. Although the score wasn’t too big, it was competitive enough with the bowling resources they had.

Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle shine with the ball

Chasing a modest total, the Thunder batsmen got their side off to a bad start. Opener Kurtis Patterson struggled to get runs and eventually scored 29 runs off 36 balls. Fast bowlers Peter Siddle and Michael Neser bowled sensationally to keep the batters under check.

But the star of the night with the ball was Rashid Khan, who picked up two crucial wickets, giving away just 21 runs. His spell in the middle overs stemmed the run flow big time. Ben Rohrer’s 13-ball 29 was the only effort from their side which compelled their fans for a while. Barring that, they had nothing to cheer.

They could only manage 133 runs on board losing 9 wickets. Neser registered figures of 3/29 whilst Peter Siddle bowled outstandingly to notch figures of 2/13 in 4 overs. This victory saw the Strikers plunge towards the top of the table and a place in the knockouts is not far away for them. For his all-round performance, Rashid Khan was named the player of the match.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to their outstanding rendition

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