Phillip Hughes hit 74 as Adelaide Strikers beat Perth Scorchers by six wickets

Last Updated: 09/12/12 3:19pm

  • Share:
Phillip Hughes: Smashed 74 off 48 balls as Adelaide beat Perth

Phillip Hughes: Smashed 74 off 48 balls as Adelaide beat Perth

Sky Bet

Phillip Hughes top-scored as the Adelaide Strikers beat the Perth Scorchers by six wickets to make a winning start to their Big Bash Twenty20 campaign.

The opener notched 74 from 48 balls, including one six and nine fours, as Adelaide overhauled a target of 163 for victory.

Nathan Reardon also waded in with a timely 42 off 26 balls, including three sixes and two fours, before Theo Doropoulos and Johan Botha saw the visitors home with four balls to spare.

The wickets were shared among the Scorchers bowlers, with Ben Edmondson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Joe Mennie and George Hogg taking one apiece.

Earlier, Adam Voges top-scored for Perth, who had lost last season's final to the Sydney Sixers.

Voges notched six fours as he made 58 off 41 balls before he was run out near to the end of the innings.

Opener Shaun Marsh scored a useful 57 from 45 balls, including three sixes and three fours, before he was caught by Michael Klinger off Botha.

Gary Putland took 2-39 for the visitors, while Saeed Ajmal (1-22) and Botha (1-23) were the most economic as Perth were restricted to 162-6.

  • Share:


Big Bash League 2012-13

Shane Warne: Fined over captaincy switch

Warne fined over skipper swap

Shane Warne has been fined £3,300 for acting "against the spirit of cricket" during the semi-finals of the Big Bash.

Joe Burns: Top-scored for Brisbane Heat with 42 in the final

Heat blaze to Big Bash glory

Brisbane Heat blazed to their first Big Bash title by beating Perth Scorchers by 34 runs at the WACA.

Shane Warne: Could receive another suspension

Warne may face another ban

Shane Warne is once again in trouble with the authorities following a tumultuous Big Bash semi-final in Perth.

Most Popular


Fan favourite

Fan favourite

Test newbie Jos Buttler's electric batting can re-energise English cricket supporters, says Mike Atherton.

SSN memories: 1998

SSN memories: 1998

Ahead of the launch of Sky Sports News HQ, we look back at our pioneering coverage of yesteryear.

Diamond despair

Diamond despair

Anita Navin blogs on England's last-gasp loss to Australia and the other twists and turns in Glasgow.