The engaging action continued in the Big Bash League 2022-23 as Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers faced off in the second match of the season. Strikers’ captain Peter Siddle won the toss and elected to bat first. The captain’s decision was vindicated by the team as they notched up 184 runs in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, Sydney could only manage to score 133 runs and lost the match by 51 runs. During the match, Chriss Lynn was involved in a fun conversation with the commentators while fielding.
In the video posted by the Big Bash League, Lynn is seen saving a boundary by diving. He is then asked by Michael Clarke from the commentary box ‘I thought you weren’t allowed to dive.’ To which Lynn replies, “It was more of a fall to be honest” and leaves the commentary box in splits.
Watch the video here:
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Coming back to the match, after opting to bat first Strikers lost their first wicket in the first over itself as Jake Weatherald was dismissed by Steve OKeefe for just 1 which brought Chris Lynn to the crease. Lynn along with Matthew Short added 95 runs for the second wicket in 64 balls. Lynn was dismissed by Izharulhaq Naveed after scoring 41 off 34 balls.
Following Lynn’s wicket, Adam Hose walked to the crease and played a blistering knock of 40 off 22 balls. Hose added 53 runs for the third wicket with Short who was the top scorer of the innings as he scored 84 off 53 balls.
Strikers finished their innings on 184/6 in their allotted 20 overs. Sean Abbott was the pick of the bowlers for the Sixers who picked up 3/37 in four overs.
In reply to Striker’s total, the Sixers lost two wickets early in the innings as Henry Thornton dismissed Kurtis Patterson and James Vince in the third over of the innings. The Sixers kept losing wickets at regular intervals throughout their chase as no batter could convert his start into a big score. As a result, they lost the match by 51 runs. Thornton was the pick of the bowlers from Strikers who picked up 4/20 in his four overs. Rashid Khan also picked up 3/21 in his four overs.