Twitter Reactions: Travis Head and Alex Carey lead Strikers to a comprehensive victory

Twitter was thrilled after watching the dominance of Adelaide Strikers and hailed them for not giving an inch to the Stars.

Alex Carey of the Adelaide Strikers
Scott Boland of the Melbourne Stars congratulates Alex Carey of the Adelaide Strikers. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Adelaide Strikers defeated Melbourne Stars comprehensively by eight wickets at the Adelaide Oval in a one-sided encounter in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). While the home side registered their fifth victory in six matches, Stars remained winless in the tournament even after playing five games. Strikers also trumped Scorchers in the points table and are now on the top of the ladder. However, Twitterati hailed the home side for winning comfortably and also trolled the hapless Stars.

The visitors, batting first, posted a total of 152 runs after their stipulated 20 overs. It was a spectacular effort from Glenn Maxwell who smashed a valiant 60 off just 39 deliveries after the top order collapsed to some brilliant bowling of the home side. Marcus Stoinis opened the innings for the Stars on the day and reaped rich dividends with a 29-ball 39-run knock with six fours and a solitary maximum. The score was decent after the first innings as they were left reeling at 51/4.

Rashid Khan was again at his best conceding only 23 runs picking the wicket of dangerous Stoinis. The other bowlers also chipped in nicely with all of them scalping a wicket each.

The perfect chase

Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey started slowly but steadily and added 50 runs in around seven overs for the first wicket before the former was stumped off Maxwell. Stars were completely out of the game since then as Travis Head, the skipper of Strikers, pulled the trigger and changed the complexion of the game. His knock of 53 runs off just 32 deliveries helped his team come within striking distance of the victory. He was supported by Carey who struggled a bit but didn’t lose his wicket.

Eventually, the target was easily gunned down by the hosts with eight balls to spare losing only a couple of wickets. While Colin Ingram remained unbeaten on 15, Carey made a decent 59 off 52 balls. Twitter was thrilled after watching the dominance of Adelaide Strikers and hailed them for not giving an inch to the Stars who once again were left wondering about their dropped catches.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted: