Weatherald made his hundred in 58 balls which led to thrash Hobart Hurricanes with nine fours and eight sixes to reach the score of 202 runs by losing two wickets and set a significant target for Hurricanes to chase.
On the other hand, Travis Head scored 44 runs from 29 balls before he was dismissed by Colin Ingram.
After 20 overs, the Hurricanes scored 177 runs off 5 wickets and D’Arcy Short stood as the highest scorer for their side with 68 runs off 44 balls. George Bailey added 46 runs off 33 balls.
From Strikers, Veteran pace bowler Peter Siddle took 3 wickets and Liam Connor’s consistent spin succeeded in restricting the Hobart Hurricanes.
Weatherald said,”I obviously dream of this, but never imagined this,” speaking about their victory.
“It was cool to get a century in front of my parents and play in front of such a crowd. Luckily it came off today. ”You just get that luck. A couple just cleared the boundary line, that’s cricket.” He added.
In this tournament, Weatherald didn’t cross the score of 20 runs in seven matches but today he succeeded in making his memorable tun to lead the team cruise towards the title victory.
He scored half-centuries in the previous four innings before the final match.
He made an outstanding performance in the hour of the need another time. After 66 and 96 runs in the domestic Sheffield tournament in 2016, this is his greatest performance.
Weatherald made 60 runs in the previous Sheffield Shield final.
Adelaide Strikers have done great with bat and ball to register a 25 run victory against the Hurricanes in the final.
The Hurricanes’ poor bowling and fielding cost them a lot of runs and at last their victory. Jofra Archer has been very expensive with 1/46.
Adelaide Strikers made 202 runs in 20 overs, the record score in the BBL tournament this year.