Ben Dunk crashed an unbeaten 79 against his former team Hobart Hurricanes to help the Adelaide Strikers to their second win of BBL06.
Hobart Hurricanes had 5-14 from Dan Christian and explosive batting from openers Short & Paine to thank in an 8 wicket win over Adelaide Strikers.
Adelaide Strikers secured their first BBL06 win as their bowling attack defended a below par score to record a 48-run win over Sydney Sixers.
REPORT: 85 from 43 balls from Adelaide Strikers’ opener Ben Dunk was not enough to prevent Brisbane Heat from notching an opening Big Bash win.
Semi-finalists for two seasons after topping the ladder, Adelaide Strikers are capable of lifting the Big Bash trophy this time.
Four Big Bash League franchises will be without key overseas players due to England’s one-day tour of India in early 2017.
Ben Dunk has moved to Adelaide Strikers ahead of the sixth Big Bash League, while young bowler Hamish Kingstone goes in the other direction to Hobart Hurricanes.
Adelaide Strikers have added two exciting young faces to their ranks for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League, signing explosive batsman Jake Weatherald and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey.
All-rounders Hayley Matthews and Amy Sattherthwaite will re-join the Hurricanes for Big Bash mark two, where they join current England skipper Heather Knight, while former England captain Charlotte Edwards has signed with the Strikers.
Usman Khawaja produced a batting masterclass as Sydney Thunder’s first BBL semi-final became a comfortable victory over Adelaide Strikers.