Twitter Reactions: Daniel Christian and Mohammad Nabi trump the Strikers in Adelaide
Rashid Khan tried his best but the other bowlers were targetted smartly by the opposition.
Updated - Dec 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Finally, the Big Bash League (BBL) has lived up to its billing. It took almost six matches for it to come to the party as the Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers played a humdinger of an encounter which went down until the last over. But in the end, the visitors triumphed at the Adelaide Oval thanks to a sensational and record partnership between Daniel Christian and Mohammad Nabi.
They came together with the team struggling at 82/5 needing more than 90 runs in less than nine overs. But the duo kept thumping the ball all over the ground without any fear to keep the target in sight for the Renegades. The Strikers’ skipper Colin Ingram tried hard by making a plethora of bowling changes but to no avail. Nabi was the man first to go bonkers after which Christian just killed the game in the penultimate over.
When 23 runs were needed off the last two overs, Christian scored 20 runs off Billy Stanlake to end the contest after which Nabi slammed a boundary off Ben Laughlin to seal a memorable victory. The unbeaten partnership of 94 runs for the sixth wicket was also the best ever for the Renegades ever as they registered their second consecutive victory of the season.
Rashid Khan bowled a sensational spell to return with the figures of 2/13 but the other bowlers were targetted smartly by the Renegades.
Short and Wells propel the Strikers
Adelaide Strikers were put into bat first earlier in the day and they were also in trouble at 63/3 in the ninth over. But the duo of Jonathan Wells and Matthew Short batted well for them and their partnership of 104 runs in just under 11 overs made sure that the home side finished with a decent score on the board.
While Short scored 65 runs, Wells was dismissed on 42. Before them though, Jake Weatherald and Colin Ingram also took the attack to the opposition to get the team off to a good start. But Nabi and Cameron Boyce pulled back with quick wickets. However, Short and Wells made sure that the hosts posted 174 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets after 20 overs. Unfortunately, the score wasn’t enough for them as the Renegades gunned it down with five balls to spare.
Here’s how Twitter reacted during the match:
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) December 23, 2018
@danchristian54 @MohammadNabi007(laga guzara kawa) super stars 🌟 🙌🏽👏🏽
Whatta chase 👊🏽, @rashidkhan_19 another good day in the office Rora
How good is Big bash 😍 #strikervsrenegades #BBL08 @7Cricket @FoxCricket
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) December 23, 2018
Yeahhhh the boys 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😁 @RenegadesBBL classss
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) December 23, 2018
Dan Christian seriously how good is he. He just knows how to win. Bang 👊🏼
— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) December 23, 2018
Rashid Khan v Mohammad Nabi at Adelaide Oval. Wonderful stuff. #BBL08
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) December 23, 2018
Dan Christian and Mohammad Nabi what a combination!
— CricBlog (@cric_blog) December 23, 2018
— Rohan Connolly (@rohan_connolly) December 23, 2018
Great batting by Dan Christian, just belting them out of the park. Billy Stanlake is going to cry shortly. Take a bow Dan, superb hitting @danchristian54
P.S. Mohammad Nabi goes alright too.
— Dan Smith a.k.a "Dan from Huntingdale" (@West1987) December 23, 2018
Only active players with a higher international S/R than Mohammad Nabi:
— Tom O'Neil (@thomasjameoneil) December 23, 2018
#BBL08 Dan Christian and Mohammad Nabi have combined to steer the Melbourne Renegades to a five wicket win over the Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval tonight
— We Need a Sports News Fact Checker (@crowdiegal) December 23, 2018
What a partnership between Nabi and Dan!!
94 of 47
Played Rashid brilliantly and smashed the others 🔥🔥
Great Win boys 👏👏 @RenegadesBBL
— Abhishek Sarkar 🇬🇧🇮🇳 (@Iam_Abhi45) December 23, 2018
— Hayden Mowat (@fightingfury88) December 23, 2018
Stunning partnership between Dan Christian and Mohd Nabi! 94* in 48 balls for the 6th wkt in a chase!
Spare a thought for Rashid Khan, though.
ER of Rashid 3.25
ER of Others 10.35#BBL08
— Aniket Dass (@aniket_dass) December 23, 2018
Nabi is just so good. Most underrated player ever?
— Static_357 (@Static_a357) December 23, 2018
An outstanding match-winning partnership between Christian and Nabi. Great ball striking, but interestingly, highlighted by conventional cricket shots from both players. #BBL08
— Adam White (@White_Adam) December 23, 2018
Superb batting by Nabi (no name) and Christian (no star) to get Renegades the win. Stars could learn a lot when putting together a list. Full of Wannabes.
— Sam Saracino (@SamSaracino1) December 23, 2018
A good run chase from the @RenegadesBBL sealed them victory over the @StrikersBBL by five wickets. 49* from Christian, and 48* from Nabi helped them over the line. Sussex's Rashid Khan was brilliant with the ball, producing 2-13, but it wasn't enough in the end. #BBL
— Michael Hellyer (@michael_hellyer) December 23, 2018
Any team@with @rashidkhan_19 playing is a top two team. Greatest t20 player of the current generation
— Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) December 23, 2018