Matthew Wade Half Century Sees Hobart Hurricanes to Victory
Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to bowl against Hobart Hurricanes today at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart.
Hobart Hurricanes 183-6 (Matthew Wade 58, Ben McDermott 39*; Harry Gurney 2-40)
Melbourne Renegades 167-8 (Tom Cooper 44, Aaron Finch 35; Jofra Archer 2-19, D’Arcy Short 2-20)
Result: Hobart Hurricanes win by 16 runs
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Skipper Matthew Wade lead by example, hitting 58 in 30 balls before Kane Richardson started to heat up dismissing Wade then D’Arcy Short on 28.
Ben McDermott (39*) and Simon Milenko (27) chipped in with the runs and Hobart Hurricanes managed a more than respectable 183-6.
Aaron Finch showed some fight scoring 35, but D’Arcy Short stepped up, catching Harris, before bowling Harper and Nabi.
Lower down the order Tom Cooper stepped up, smashing 44 but it wasn’t quite enough as Hobart Hurricanes won by 16 runs.
Hobart Hurricanes - Matthew Wade(c)(wk), D'Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, David Moody, Riley Meredith, Qais Ahmad
Melbourne Renegades - Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch(c), Sam Harper(wk), Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Mackenzie Harvey, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Harry Gurney
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