longtime opener Jake Weatherald continues to prove his worth after rescuing Adelaide Strikers from a difficult position and rolling them back in the BBL final hunt

BBL Jake Weatherald crossed four limits in one on his way to 51 runs in 25 deliveries

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – 5th JANUARY: Alex Carey of the Adelaide Strikers celebrates with his teammates during the Big Bash League game between the Melbourne Renegades and the Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval on Jan. January 2021 in Adelaide, Australia (Photo by Daniel Kalisz / Getty Images) Source: Getty Images

An excellent 96-run 52-ball partnership between Jake Weatherald and Ryan Gibson gave Adelaide Strikers a much-needed 60-run win against the bottom line Melbourne Renegades at the Adelaide Oval

Weatherald, who was in trouble after eleven overs between 4 and 72, joined Gibson, who had no delivery yet, and after stabilizing the ship, they shattered 62 of the last four overs as the Strikers smashed theirs highest score scored of the season, 5-171

Long-term opener Weatherald – pressed the order on No. 6 after a rapid fire 34 at No. 5 against the Sixers on Sunday – 51 of only 25 deliveries cracked with four sixes

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Former New South Wales top batsman Gibson attempting to land a Redbacks contract in Adelaide, scored a classy, ​​unbeaten 43 balls out of 31 in a partnership that changed the dynamics of the game

The Renegades, who lost six straight games and lacked key batsmen Shaun Marsh (personal reasons) and Rilee Rossouw (thigh), were always on the back foot in their chase after captain Aaron Finch was unfortunately sacked the first time had been ball of their innings

Just two days after Paceman Jason Behrendorff went out of the running at the end of the non-striker against the Scorchers, Finch glanced at a diving Alex Carey behind the stumps of Harry Conway’s first ball in BBL10

Carey scored another spectacular catch later in the innings when he ran backwards towards a fine leg to collect a skier ball from Mackenzie Harvey, 34, when the Renegades lost their last nine wickets and were knocked out only 44 for 111

English spinner Danny Briggs was the Strikers Bowler’s pick with 2-17 out of four overs, while Pacemen Wes Agar and Peter Siddle took three wickets each

Adelaide’s convincing win brought the Scorchers and Sixers seven defeats in a row, bringing his win-loss record to 4: 4

BBL Aaron Finch’s poor form in BBL10 continued as the Renegades battled the Strikers, with the Melbourne captain caught behind the first ball

The problems of hard hitting Englishman Phil Salt at the top of the strike order for the Strikers continued against the Renegades

Salt was out for eight in game four after pulling a delivery from Kane Richardson straight into Beau Webster’s throat in the middle of the wicket

It was Salt’s fifth single-digit score in eight innings in BBL10 and third at the trot

After making 51 against the Perth Scorchers last Monday, Salt has only made 13 in his last three strokes

He has scored 131 in eight innings for the campaign with a disappointing average of 16

The Strikers got lost with the bat by scoring three wickets for four runs in 10 balls in 10th and 11 Have lost overs

Matt Renshaw (35), Jon Wells (2) and captain Alex Carey (24) fell to Mohammad Nabi and Imad Wasim in quick succession as the score rose rapidly from 1-68 to 4-72

Finch was an idiot with his trusty left arm on the field unless it really mattered

He hit the target with his first two throws against the stumps, including one from the side, but both times the strikers’ batsmen had found their bottom at the end of the non-striker

But when Finch Gibson in 18th Leaving the game far behind with 4: 129, his side-on throw from the middle barely missed

It was a costly miss as Gibson made his way to an unbeaten 43er when the home team finished their innings strong

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World News – AU – BBL10: Jake Weatherald cracks a fast half century as Adelaide Strikers smashed Melbourne Renegades

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