Short72 too much for Strikers despite late surge

D’Arcy Short had pulled up 72 runs of just 48 balls in a thrilling 11-run victory over Adelaide Strikers despite a late pulling-effort by Daniel Worrall. Strikers, who were the last team to start their campaign for this season’s BBL, were pretty poor in their batting losing nine wickets at the score of 102 in an underwhelming effort. Hurricanes won their second match in as many attempts.

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The 5th match of the BBL 10 was held between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes. Hurricanes were playing their second match while Strikers opened their account. D’Arcy Short’s 72 runs laid the foundation for a good fighting total of 175, which was too much for the visiting team as the Hurricanes won their second match at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

Hobart Hurricanes innings – Short 72 get things going

D’Arcy Short and Will Jacks were the openers for Hobart Hurricanes. After winning the opening match against Sydney Sixers, Hurricanes started well. Their opening combination brought up fifty-run stand as Short and Jacks were going well.

Will Jacks was the first to go in the 9th over after scoring 34 runs that comprised of two fours and two sixes.

D’Arcy Short was joined by Colin Ingram. And for the second time, Short brought up a second fifty-run partnership. A 68-run second-wicket partnership set the tone for a great finish and scoring a high-finish total.

D’Arcy Short, the man of the match against Adelaide Strikers

But that didn’t happen as Hurricanes would have liked. Wickets started to fell and with back to back wickets of Short, Ingram, Peter Handscomb, and Macalister Wright in four consecutive overs, the onslaught was halted.

With some lusty blows from Tim David, who was man of the match in their last game, and James Faulkner, the score reached 174-5.

Wes Agar picked up two wickets. Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, and Rashid Khan picked up one wicket each.

Adelaide Strikers innings – Worrall- Briggs blitz not enough

Chasing 175 and you need your openers to give you a good start. But that didn’t happen. Sydney Sixers lost three wickets inside the powerplay.

A sorry scorecard or Adelaide Strikers;

1-6, 1.3 overs, Jake Weatherald

2-16, 2.6 overs, Phil Salt

3-35. 5.6 overs, Harry Nielson

4-36, 6.2 overs, Jonathan Wells

5-49, 8.3 overs, Ryan Gibson

6-49, 8.4 overs, Rashid Khan

7-78, 11.3 overs, Matt Renshaw

8-93, 13.1 overs, Peter Siddle

9-102, 14.2 overs, Wes Agar

A sorry-looking display of batting shown in the scorecard and the Sixers were done and dusted courtesy some good bowling from Hurricanes bowlers. In the list of recognized batsmen, only Matt Renshaw crossed the double-figures and rest of the batsmen were failed terribly.

At the 14.2-over mark, the ninth wicket fell and Danny Briggs joined Daniel Worrall. And they came out at the 20-over mark unbeaten remaining not out.

Unbroken partnership of 61 runs was not enough to take the Sixers over the finish line. Daniel Worrall who had scored 55 runs previously in his career, has scored an unbeaten 62 runs. In the 34 balls that the pair faced together, they hit 11 fours and smoked 5 sixes in their 61-run stand but it was never in the reach of Sydney Sixers. In the end they were 11 runs short.

James Faulkner picked up three wickets while veteran, Johan Both and Riley Meredith picked up a couple of wickets each.

Hobart Hurricanes won their second match of the season and are at second spot with two wins in two matches behind Melbourne Stars.

D’Arcy Short was the man of the match of the day for his smoking innings of 72 runs off 48 balls that comprised of six fours and four sixes.

Man of the Match: D’Arcy Short

Result: Hobart Hurricanes win by 11 runs

Points: Hobart Hurricanes 4, Adelaide Strikers 0