Hurricanes survive scare to stay undefeated


Daniel Worrall smashed 62 to scare off the Hobart hurricanes.

Daniel Worrall smashed 62 to scare off the Hobart hurricanes. © Getty

A record tenth partnership between Daniel Worrall (62 off) Danny Briggs (35 off) gave the Hobart Hurricanes quite a scare, but his 175 proved to be enough to make him two out of two, and subject the Adelaide Strikers to 11 runs. defeat after unleashing an impressive top and middle

After bagging ducks in their BBL season opener, both D’Arcy Short and Will Jacks made amends after the Hurricanes were asked to hit first. The duo put on a 63-race opening booth before breaking up in ninth, leaving the middle order with a solid platform. However, it was Jacks who was quick on blocks, giving Short the time to get over his career start. Short, he fell at 23, finally cashed, and went after the normally cheap Rashid Khan to finish with a quick 72 of 48 balls, intertwined with four sixes and a half dozen limits.

Continuing the momentum Short injected into Hobart’s innings, Colin Ingram (25 of 19) and Tim David (21 of 13) contributed vital cameos amid a late Strikers comeback to propel their team to a competitive 174 of 5 of his 20 overs. .

Johan Botha then helped the Hurricanes start their 174 defense in style, eliminating both Jake Weatherald and hitter Harry Nielsen within six overs, with James Faulkner removing Phillip Salt from the other end to reduce the Strikers to 35 of 3. at the end of six overs. Riley Meredith made things worse for the visitors with her pace as she sent Johnathan Wells and Rashi back for first-ball ducks and also hurt Ryan Gibson’s run at 7, Strikers slipping to 49 of 6 in nine overs in the process. .

Hurricane bowlers were relentless when Faulkner returned to send Matt Renshaw packing, who had scored 33 of Strikers’ 78 so far, holding the fort at one end amid the collapse. Faulkner culminated his spell with his third wicket, that of Captain Peter Siddle, to leave Strikers reeling at 98-for-3 that soon became 102-for-9.

And when it started to look like it was only a matter of time, Worrall and Briggs launched a counterattack. His unbroken partnership of 61 races, the second highest for the 10th spot in T20 history, completely frustrated Hurricanes bowlers. Worrall welcomes Scott Boland to the attack, in the Power Surge, with consecutive limits, before Briggs hit 14 runs in Nathan Ellis’s penultimate over and gave Short a taste of his own medicine by looting 17 of him. in the 19 over. But when they were down to 26 in the final two overs, both Boland and Ellis held up better to give the hosts an 11-run win at the end.

Quick Scores: Hobart Hurricanes 175/5 in 20 overs (D’Arcy Short 72, Will Jacks 34; WesAgar 2-28) won Adelaide Strikers 163/9 in 20 overs (Daniel Worrall 62 *, Danny Briggs 25 *, Matt Renshaw 33; James Faulkner 3-21, Johan Botha 2-20, Riley Meredith 2-30) by 11 runs.

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