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County Championship Division I | New Zealand cricketer Colin de Grandhomme joins Surrey

Gargi Raut ∙ 27 Apr 2022

County Championship Division I | New Zealand cricketer Colin de Grandhomme joins Surrey

The all-rounder who scored a century for Hampshire against Surrey last season has been roped in for the next three matches.

Strikers vs Scorchers: Clinical Perth register first win of BBL 10 against toothless Adelaide

Mayank Kumar ∙ 31 Dec 2020

Strikers vs Scorchers: Clinical Perth register first win of BBL 10 against toothless Adelaide

In a battle between two sides on the middle and lower half of the points table, the Perth Scorchers defeated the Adelaide Strikers by 7 wickets at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, December 31 to open their winning account in the ongoing Big Bash League. With the help of this win against the Strikers, the Scorchers have gone up to the sixth position on the points table of the league with eight teams, while the Strikers are holding forth on the fourth position with three wins and three losses in their six matches this season. Chasing a modest target of 147 runs, the Scorchers were powered off to a rapid start on the back of Jason Roy who went on to score a 32-ball-49 and followed by finishing efforts from the bats of Micthell Marsh and Josh Inglis. Marsh remained unbeaten on 24-ball-38 while Inglis carried his bat with 44 not out to help the Scorchers register their first win. Roy was in exquisite form from the very first over off Daniel Worral and made his intention clear that the required rate of almost seven runs per over doesn't necessarily mean he will take his time to settle down. Coming to bowl from the other end, Peter Siddle was treated with the same disdain, but the pacer managed to get hold off Roy and ended up conceding only five runs. The gap between Roy and his opening partner Liam Livingstone was growing wider and wider as Roy put Worral to the sword in his next over, taking 11 runs off him. At the end of the mandatory powerplay, Scorchers were well on their way to chase 147 runs, but Carey had his main weapon—Rashid Khan up his sleeve and he was brought into the attack right after the field restriction. Roy wasn’t to be disturbed one bit and reverse swept Rashid on his first ball to send a signal to the Strikers’ camp that the run chase was well and truly on, that too at a more rapid pace than required. Worral was again treated with disdain in the next over and by the end of seven overs, Scorchers had piled more than 50 runs without losing any wicket. Roy was equally aggressive as Wes Agar returned with his second over of the spell and the pacer was welcomed by Roy in emphatic fashion. However, Agar was good enough to find an element of surprise and extracted extra bounce off the pitch to leave Roy playing uncomfortably, and the leading edge was snaffled comfortably by Rashid Khan at the cover region. Livingstone did not get too much of a strike when Roy was going all guns blazing at the other end, and he could not get going when he started getting the strike. In the end, Agar was better of him as well with his extra bounce as the right-hander tried to guide a delivery outside off stump to the third man for a single. Colin Munro batted at the number three and Josh Inglis came to bat after the fall of Livingstone as the duo had to make sure the run-rate doesn't go higher than the manageable level, while also keeping wickets in hands. Munro throughout his career has struggled to pick leg spinners and in the end, Rashid Khan proved to be too good for him in the 11th over. At the end of the 11 th over, the Scorchers were 85/3 with Mitchjellmarsh and Inglis at the crease and required rate plummeting down to 6.89 runs per over. The duo kept the scoreboard going with odd boundaries as Agar got on the wrong end of Marsh and yielded 15 runs in his third over that spoiled his bowling figure. At the end of the 15th over, the Scorchers took the power surge and Agar was trusted by Carrey to keep a check on the Scorchers' duo, but it wasn’t to be as Both Marsh and Inglis took full toll of the field restriction and shifts the momentum that never allowed Strikers to come back in the game. Earlier in the night, the Perth Scorchers’ captain Asthon Turner won the bat flip and they sent in the Strikes on an Adelaide Oval pitch that promised to offer some assistance with the new ball. Jhye Richardson vindicated his skipper’s call and dismissed Phil Salt in the very first over and when Aaron Hardie got Jake Weatherald top-edging to Inglis in the third over, the Strikers were on the backfoot in the initial phase of the game itself. Jason Behrendorff released a bit of pressure in the fourth over as the pair of Matt Renshaw and Carey started to look fluent in the middle. Carey was particularly severe against Andrew Tye, who also did not help his cause bowling two back to back half volleys and the Strikers’ captain was not to miss out on the chance to get his team back in the momentum. Aaron Hardie came back in his second over and dismissed Renshaw to peg back the Strikers and when Jonathan Wells got run out in the 10th over, Carey had his tasks cut out to take his side to a defendable total. He wasn’t helped by his teammates and wickets kept falling around him but the left-hander held his composure and made sure that his side did not wither away before reaching a total his bowlers could attempt to defend. He cut loose once again against Tye and deposited him over the sightscreen in the 19th over that yielded 16 runs for the Strikers. He would have hoped for similar returns in the remaining two overs, but Jhye Richardson and Aaron Hardie were too good and gave away only four and eight runs in their respective overs. Carey was dismissed by Richardson after a magnificent 59-ball-82 that helped the Strikers post a respectable total. This Scorchers’ win has opened up the contest in the Big Bash League with the Strikers equaling their number of wins and losses this season while the Scorchers coming off the mark with their first win the BBL this year.

BBL:  Hurricanes clinch tight win despite Strikers' record 10th wicket partnership

Kingshuk Kusari ∙ 13 Dec 2020

BBL: Hurricanes clinch tight win despite Strikers' record 10th wicket partnership

Hobart Hurricanes continued their winning momentum completing a yet another professional defence against the Adelaide Strikers by 11 runs on Sunday, 13 December. While the last game saw them pick up wickets throughout the middle overs to choke the defending champions of momentum, Hobart picked early wickets today to kill the chase before it began. Defending 175, that look below par in an amazing batting track at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart bowled as a unit to remove the entire batting strength of Adelaide Strikers, picking up 6 wickets within 9 overs. James Faulkner was the pick among the bowlers notching up 3 wickets for just 21 runs in his four overs. Faulkner with his slightly adjusted seam position moved the ball early in the innings to dismiss Phil Salt through the gates and later returned to remove Matt Renshaw and Peter Siddle in the 12th and 14th over respectively. Back to usual for D’Arcy Short When the moment arrives, D’Arcy Short will retire as a bonafide legend of the Big Bash League. The fifth highest run-getter in tournament history returned to his usual after scoring a golden duck in the first game. Starting cautiously against Strikers, Short along with Will Jacks (34 off 25) compiled 63 runs in the first 9 overs. Once the aggressor departed, Short effortlessly switched roles to pile on the misery on the bowling team who had just managed to break a big partnership. Scoring his first 50 runs in 42 balls, Short unleashed his arsenal in the 14th over and destroyed Rashid Khan’s hard-earned reputation by scoring 25 runs off the Afghan’s over, the highest he has conceded so far in BBL. Short was dismissed by Wes Agar trying to cut a slower bouncer in the 15th over (final Power Surge over), but he was done with the Strikers by then, scoring 72 off 58 balls. Hobart strike back after losing momentum When Short was dismissed in the 15th, Hurricanes looked well on their way to pile on close to 200 runs in the first innings. Some good work at the end by Peter Siddle and Wes Agar halted hurricanes momentum and kept them at 174 runs for 5 wickets, similar to what they had defended last time against Sydney Sixers. Coming into defend, Hurricanes struck early and removed the first six of the seven batters for single digits. Barring Matt Renshaw’s 33 off 27 balls, none of the other batters survived more than eight balls. Riley Meredith proved his credentials two games in a row making it uncomfortable for the batsmen with fierce pace and accuracy. Apart from picking up two wickets, he demonstrated fantastic footwork to run Ryan Gibson out of his own bowling. Cricket’s romance with comeback continues…well, almost Down and out at 109-9 in the 15th over, number 8 Daniel Worrall and number 11 Danny Briggs scripted one of BBL’s best fightbacks. Requiring 69 off 30 balls with one wicket in hand, Worrall and Briggs went berserk. Not one of them were proper cricketing shots, but were they? Considering T20 cricket. Switch-hit hating Ian Chappel might have cringed on most balls in the last five overs with Briggs forcing out boundaries at will facilitated by his reverse and slog sweeps. The shots were effective and Strikers managed to creep into the game till the point where 26 remained from the last two overs. Both batsmen did exceedingly well to narrow down the margin and deliver a note of caution that nobody should relax even if they are just a wicket away from clinching the game. Strikers fell short by 11 runs at the end but Worrall’s 62 off 39 and Briggs 35 off 18 will have provided them with immense confidence in a losing encounter. The unbroken 61-run stand for the tenth wicket was highest in BBL's history and the second-highest in the history of the T20 format. Barring the death bowling, Hobart will be happy with what they did on the pitch and find themselves sitting on the second spot in the league table.