Hobart Hurricanes 146/10 (19.3 ov)
Adelaide Strikers 147/5 (18.4 ov)
Strikers won by 5 wickets
Player of the match: Peter Siddle
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The Adelaide Strikers have opened their account in this year's BBL. They've managed to beat the Hobart Hurricanes just two days after losing to the same opposition and it marks the perfect revenge. After electing to bowl first, the Strikers were off to a dream start as they managed to pick up 3 wickets in the powerplay.

Colin Ingram (46 of 35) and Ben McDermott (46 of 33) then steadied the ship for the Hurricanes with a 75-run partnership. However, the Strikers picked up wickets at crucial stages and didn't allow the Hurricanes to do any more damage. Despite a late surge from Tim David down the order, the Hurricanes ended up being bowled out for a 146 with 3 balls still left in the innings.

The damage was mostly done by Peter Siddle, who picked up career-best figures of 5-16 from 3.3 overs. He was also backed up by Danny Worral who bowled menacing lines and lengths at the start of the innings.

In reply, the Strikers, much like their opponents, got off to a poor start after losing 2 wickets in the very first over. However, the story was all about Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey who got stuck at the crease and stitched a 107-run stand. The duo safely negated any threat posed by the Hurricanes bowlers and didn't allow them to make any further inroads.

There wasn't much the Hurricanes bowlers could do as well since there was no scoreboard pressure whatsoever with Carey and Weatherald scoring freely. Jake Weatherald saw his team all the way home with an unbeaten 68 from 48 balls. Alex Carey too stood out with the bat after he made an impressive 40-ball 55 that helped steer the Strikers' innings back on track.

After some last over shenanigans, it was the Strikers who came out on top just as expected.

Peter Siddle was named Man of the Match for his outstanding spell of bowling 
Adelaide Strikers win by 5 wickets
18.4 Nathan Ellis to Ryan Gibson, good-length ball on the pads is worked away onto the leg-side for a single and secures first points for the Strikers in this edition of the BBL.
Ryan Gibson, RHB, is the new man at the crease
18.3 Nathan Ellis to Matt Short, OUT! CAUGHT! Full and swinging in and Short looking to hit this one over the infield finds the fielder at mid-on. Poor execution from the Strikers batsman.
M Short 0 (1) c T David b N Ellis
18.2 Nathan Ellis to Jake Weatherald, short ball on leg-stump is pulled away towards square-leg for a single and to level the scores.
Matthew Short, RHB, comes to the wicket
18.1 Nathan Ellis to Jonathan Wells, OUT! CAUGHT! Good-length ball on stump line and Wells trying to walk down the track and finish this game finds the fielder at mid-on as he can't time this one well enough.
J Wells 8 (16) c T David b N Ellis  
Power Surge kicks in automatically 
Just the formalities remain now as the Strikers look to cap off a complete performance. 2 runs needed from 12 balls
145 /3 score
cricket ball icon Scott Boland
17.6 Scott Boland to Jake Weatherald, length ball on stump line and Weatherald looking to flick this one away is hit on the pads but the appeal is turned down by the umpire.
17.5 Scott Boland to Jonathan Wells, length ball angles into the batsman and takes the inside edge on it's way to the pads and they sneak a quick single.
17.4 Scott Boland to Jonathan Wells, short ball outside off-stump and Wells has cut it away straight to the fielder at point this time.
17.3 Scott Boland to Jake Weatherald, good-length ball outside off-stump and Weatherald guides it away down to third man for another single.
17.2 Scott Boland to Jonathan Wells, short of a good-length ball on stump line and Wells jumps and works it away off to the leg-side for a single.
17.2 Scott Boland to Jonathan Wells, WIDE! Length ball angles across down the leg-side and it's called wide.
17.1 Scott Boland to Jonathan Wells, good-length ball on off-stump and Wells defends that one back to the bowler,
Another over that ends with a six courtesy Jake Weatherald! Just a hit away now the Strikers as 6 runs are needed from 18 balls
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