A blazing Jake Weatherald century has delivered the Adelaide Strikers a 25-run win against the Hobart Hurricanes and a breakthrough BBL title.
Weatherald’s sizzling 115 from 70 balls in Sunday’s final at Adelaide Oval propelled the Strikers to 2-202.
In reply, the Hurricanes mustered 5-177 in a run chase underpinned by D’Arcy Short and veteran George Bailey.
Short, the BBL’s player of the tournament, struck 68 from 44 balls and Bailey made 46 from 33 balls.
The duo put on 81 runs for the second wicket before Bailey was caught at the long-on boundary in the 11th over.
The stalwart’s dismissal left the Hurricanes at 2-87 and came in the midst of a vital spell from leg-spinner Liam O’Connor.