BBL10: Sixers come up short against Hurricanes at the MCG
Top knocks from openers D'Arcy Short (72) and Matthew Wade (86) gave the Hurricanes a great platform batting first, after being put into bat by the Sixers.
The Hurricanes total of 188/8 proved to be just enough as they beat the Sixers by 7 runs.
Sydney Sixers 181/8 (20 ov)
Hobart Hurricanes 188/8 (20 ov)
Result - Hurricanes won by 7 runs
Sydney Sixers won the toss and decided to field against the Hurricanes, who scored 188 – 6 , which should have been a lot more as they were 145/0 in the 15th over. However, some great bowling in the last few overs saw the Sixers fight back taking 8-43 off 33 balls in the last quarter of the innings, restricting the Hurricanes from getting over the 190 + mark.
Jake Ball, Ben Dwarshuis and Sean Abbott all took 2 wickets apiece for the Sixers.
Fall of wickets: 1-145 (Matthew Wade - 14.3 ov), 2-154 (Ben McDermott - 15.4 ov), 3-172 (D'Arcy Short - 17.4 ov), 4-174 (Will Jacks - 18.1 ov), 5-176 (Dawid Malan - 18.3 ov), 6-187 (Nathan Ellis - 19.3 ov), 7-187 (Tim David - 19.4 ov), 8-188 (Scott Boland - 19.6 ov)
In reply, the Sixers got close but not close enough. Jordan Silk 78 (49) played beautifully, but was out with 2 balls to go and they came up 7 runs short in the run chase.
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Josh Philippe - 2.3 ov), 2-31 (James Vince - 3.4 ov), 3-37 (Daniel Hughes - 4.6 ov), 4-107 (Moises Henriques - 11.4 ov), 5-107 (Daniel Christian - 11.5 ov), 6-116 (Carlos Brathwaite - 14.1 ov), 7-135 (Sean Abbott - 16.2 ov), 8-176 (Jordan Silk - 19.4 ov)
Player of the Match - Matthew Wade
Sydney Sixers - Josh Philippe(wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Jake Ball
Hobart Hurricanes - D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade(c), Ben McDermott(wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb, Will Jacks, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Tim David
Start Time: 08:15
Toss: Sydney Sixers won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Officials: Darren Close, Shawn Craig, Claire Polosak, David Taylor, Kent Hannam
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