[caption id="attachment_683554" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-683554" alt="The Strikers celebrate with the trophy after winning the Big Bash League Final match Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/BBL.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> The Strikers celebrate with the trophy after winning the Big Bash League Final match Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Adelaide</strong>: Jake Weatherald plundered 115 runs off 70 balls as the Adelaide Strikers beat the Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs to win their first-ever <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/BBL">Big Bash League</a> Twenty20 title in Adelaide on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>Weatherald's century -- the first in a BBL final -- came from 58 balls and he slammed eight sixes and nine fours as the Strikers reached 202 for two to set Hobart a daunting run chase. Travis Head added 44 from 29 while a quick-fire cameo from Colin Ingram pushed Adelaide beyond 200. <p></p> <p></p>The Hurricanes were 177 for five off their 20 overs with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/DArcy-Short">D'Arcy Short</a> top-scoring with 68 off 44 balls and George Bailey chipping in with 46 from 33 balls. 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. <p></p> <p></p>"I obviously dream of this, but never imagined this," Weatherald said. <p></p> <p></p>"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." Weatherald didn't pass 20 in his first seven innings in the glitzy T20 tournament, which yielded a total of 87 runs before something clicked. <p></p> <p></p>He came into the final this season with three fifties in his past four innings. <p></p> <p></p>Weatherald again delivered a clutch performance when it mattered most, having made 66 and 96 in his first domestic Sheffield Shield final in 2016. He also made 60 in last season's Shield final.