BBL07: Semi Final 2 – Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades

ADELAIDE STRIKERS v MELBOURNE RENEGADES

Friday 2nd February 7:40pm Adelaide Oval AEDST

Both the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades will be looking to qualify for their first ever BBL final when they meet in the second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night.


Match Overview

Both the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades will be looking to qualify for their first ever BBL final when they meet in the second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

Adelaide Strikers

The Strikers secured a home final despite going down to fellow competition heavyweights Perth Scorchers at the WACA last Thursday. After being sent into bat, Adelaide opener Jake Weatherald found form to blast 56 off 43 balls, however he lacked support from his fellow teammates as the Strikers could only stumble to 6/137. Another exciting spell from Afghani leg-spinner Rashid Khan (3/20 off four overs) gave Adelaide plenty of hope as they reduced Perth to 4/28 in reply, however the Scorchers found a way to dig themselves out of the hole and got home in the last over with four wickets in hand.

Melbourne Renegades

The Renegades were faced with a more worrying task as they needed to beat the Brisbane Heat in their final regular round match to claim a top four spot, although they got off to an ideal start with half-centuries to young opener Matt Short (62 off 48 balls) and veteran Tom Cooper (65 not out off 36 balls) lifting them to an imposing 3/187. The Heat approached the target with plenty of gusto, depositing nine sixes, however a second consecutive four-wicket haul to Kane Richardson (4/35 off four overs) calmed the Renegades’ nerves and saw them prevail by 26 runs.

Key Stats

  • Colin Ingram has top-scored in three of his past seven innings for the Strikers.
  • The absent Alex Carey has scored 27% of the Strikers’ runs this season.
  • The Renegades have won only one of their past four matches against the Strikers.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Colin Ingram Top Adelaide Strikers Batsman at 3.50 or bigger for 1 unit.


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