Worcestershire newcomer, Adam Hose, continued his run of consistent scores in the Big Bash League to help Adelaide Strikers overcome Melbourne Renegades by 22 runs – and climb back into the top three.
Hose struck 33 of 26 balls after helping the Strikers overcome the loss of two wickets in the same over from Ruwantha Kellepotha.
He added 58 for the third wicket with Chris Lynn and laid the platform for a late assault as the Strikers amassed 202-4.
Hose needed eight balls to get off the mark and then lofted Kellepotha through extra cover for his first boundary.
New ball bowler, David Moody, came in for heavy punishment from Hose.
He hit him for successive sixes over deep square leg, the second one sailing into the second tier of the stand.
Hose on drove Kane Richardson for another boundary before attempting a big blow off the same bowler and being caught off a skier at square leg.
It was Hose’s fourth 30 plus score in the tournament and he has so far totalled 230 runs at an average of 32.85 with a strike rate of 140.24.
Lynn went onto make 69 not out and Colin de Grandhomme 32 off 16 balls and then the Renegades were restricted to 182-6.
Hose and the Strikers have now won five of their nine games and are next in action away to Melbourne Stars on Thursday as the race to qualify for the knockout stages hots up.