Former Champions Sydney Sixers won their second match on the trot as they defeated Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. With this win, the Sixers move to the second spot in the points’ tables behind Adelaide Strikers.
Nic Maddinson gave the start that the Sixers needed as he scored 29 off 12 balls which set the tone for the remaining batsmen to chase down 155 in 19 overs. Maddinson’s opening partner Michael Lumb made sure that there was no hiccups as he along with Rikki Weassels stitched on a 64 run partnership between them in 45 balls before both were dismissed in a space of three balls by Joe Mennie and Cameron Boyce with 57 needed of the last 8 overs. Jordon Silk joined skipper Moises Henriques at the crease and the duo safely carried their team home. Henriques batted sensibly as he rotated the strike as Silk was the aggressor with an unbeaten 23 ball 31.
Earlier choosing to bat first, skipper George Bailey’s 44 ball 71 runs propelled Hobart Hurricanes to a respectable total of 155 after the match was declared a 19 over match due to a delayed start owing to wet-outfield. Tim Paine too contributed to the team’s total with a 27 ball 36. Ben Dunk showed some promise early on but got out to Henriques for a well-made 23. Brett Lee was the pick of Sixers’ bowlers with figures of 3-34 in 4 overs.
Henriques was declared for Man of the Match for his 25 ball 29 and 2-22 from 4 overs.
Brief Scores: Hobart Hurricanes 154-8 (Bailey 71, Paine 36, Lee 3-34) lost to Sydney Sixers 158-3 (Lumb 44, Henriques 29, Silk 31) by seven wickets.