Head’s blitz powers Adelaide Strikers to 5-wicket win over Sydney Sixers

Adelaide—Travis Head scored a remarkable century as the Adelaide Strikers chased down the Sydney Sixers’s 5 for 176 in style at Adelaide Oval.

In a nail biting five-wicket victory Head notched unbeaten 101 off 53 balls. The Strikers started slowly and needed 55 to win off the final four overs but Head took over the game, smacking three consecutive sixes off the bowling of Sean Abbott to bring up his century and win the game in the final over.

Abbott had a night to forget, finishing on 1 for 51 after a late onslaught from Head.

Earlier, Sydney made a strong start after being sent in to bat by the Strikers, with Brad Haddin (54 off 35) and Ed Cowan (43 off 32) delivering impressive knocks.

Haddin did not take his position behind the stumps when the Sixers took the field and later revealed he had tweaked his groin while batting.

“I'm not sure what it was, I just felt something pop. I've never had that issue before so I don't know what it is. It's a bit frustrating. It was great fun out there,” Head said.

Opener Michael Lumb was also substituted out with a hamstring complaint for the Sixers, adding to an injury list that already contains star all-rounder Moises Henriques.

English legspinner Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers for the Strikers, finishing with 3 for 34 to continue his fine run of form in his debut Big Bash season. 

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