Aussie T20 stars released for Big Bash final

Jake Weatherald’s brilliant century was a vital factor in Adelaide Strikers securing their maiden Big Bash League title

Weatherald scored 115 runs from just 70 balls in the Adelaide Strikers' innings against the Hobart Hurricanes.

After close to two months of some exciting entertainment, the Big Bash League has finally come to a close.

The Sydney Sixers are back to defend their title, having been here on the final day of the WBBL for all three seasons of the competition to date. So, they were qualified for the semi final as one of the four teams and they were scheduled to play 2nd semi final against the 3rd placeholder team named Melbourne Renegades. Because in the first semi final, the most risky team Perth Scorchers was defeated against Hurricanes.

With the Strikers cruising towards a massive total, the Hurricanes tried to do everything in their power to get a breakthrough.

Lehmann's heart must have been racing faster than anyone when Laughlin stood at his mark to bowl the final over with the Renegades needing 13 to win.

Chasing 179 at Adelaide Oval, Renegades battled Marcus Harris struck 45, Tom Cooper an unbeaten 36 while Pollard finished unbeaten on 29.

Earlier, Adelaide Strikers won the toss and chose to bat first.

Peter Siddle was the star with the ball as Hobart Hurricanes were restricted in their chase of 203
Peter Siddle was the star with the ball as Hobart Hurricanes were restricted in their chase of 203

Travis Head doesn't know if he'll be released from Australian duties to play in the Big Bash League final.

Veteran paceman Peter Siddle's three wickets and a containing performance from spinner Liam O'Connor (0-27 off four overs) tightened the screws on the power-hitting Hurricanes lineup to secure victory.

Weatherald, a left-handed 23 year-old, took apart all the Hurricanes bowlers, especially their overseas player Jofra Archer, who looked far from fully fit and who bowled his four overs for 46 runs. He faced 57 balls there.

Head's 85 was the difference between Adelaide and the Melbourne Renegades in Friday's semi-final, while wicketkeeper Alex Carey is the team's leading run-scorer this summer with 425 runs at 53.12.

With Travis Head, one more player of Adelaide Strikers played well and seen a half century who was Weatherald.

Kieron Pollard ... missed out for Renegades off the last ball of the match.

The duo combined for a 104-run second-wicket partnership from only 76 balls.

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