BBL 06: Twitter Reacts As Hobart Hurricanes And Perth Scorchers Register Comfortable Victories
The Hobart Hurricanes began their Big Bash League season in style by registering a comfortable victory of 60 runs over Sydney Sixers.
Batting first, the Hurricanes, led by their openers Tim Paine and D’Arcy Short, scored 200 for 6 in their 20 overs. Short, who was making his T20 debut, smashed 61 off only 29 deliveries while his experienced opening partner Paine adopted a more cautious approach and scored 63 off 45 balls.
In reply, the Sixers never looked like chasing down the huge target and were eventually dismissed for 140 runs in the 17th over. Jason Roy (40) and Sam Billings (42) tried their best to put up a fight but did not get any support from the other end.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:
Looks like the @SixersBBL got whacked for 6!!!
— Tom Boyce (@taboyce111) December 23, 2016
— Nona Rose (@nona80_swanette) December 23, 2016
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) December 23, 2016
— Steve Baxter (@sbxr) December 23, 2016
Man of match D'Arcy Short was asked what it's like to play with Sangakkara: "Indescribable. Just to stand next to (him) is amazing." #BBL06
— Big Smash Cricket (@BigSmashCricket) December 23, 2016
— TEN Sport (@tensporttv) December 23, 2016
— Arnish ?? (@arnished) December 23, 2016
What an awesome experience winning with the hobarthurricanes ? in Sydney. "Nice to finally win a… https://t.co/wE2IH5Bli0
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) December 23, 2016
In the second match of the day.
Batting first, the Scorchers piled up 197 for 7.Ian Bell (64) shared 50-plus partnership with Sam Whiteman (22) and Mitchell Marsh (31) before Ashton Turned provided the finishing touches with a quickfire 44.
In reply, the Strikers began disastrously and lost their top three batsmen with only 15 runs on the board. Strikers captain Brad Hodge waged a lone battle but the writing was on the wall when he became the sixth wicket to fall on 86 after scoring 56. Kane Richardson (45 from 28 balls) tried to make the game interesting with a late cameo but it was not enough as his team fell short by 48 runs.
Here are some of the best reactions:
— Click (@ClickCollins) December 23, 2016
— Anne Sengstock (@anne_idril) December 23, 2016
— Innocent_Bystander (@newlife1995) December 23, 2016
— Amy Stott (@amy_estott) December 23, 2016
— Shaun Campbell (@ShaunyScalzo) December 23, 2016
Ashton Turner @ $251 for POT was genuine value. Reckon he is a future bolter for national honours. Solid batter with handy bowling too
— Brad Caplan (@bdcap7) December 23, 2016
Boy, Ashton Turner looks like a proper talent. Exciting player to watch. #BBL06
— Thuso Ramoetelo (@ThusoR) December 23, 2016
— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) December 23, 2016
It's a fortress for interstate teams #BBL06
— Victor Yong (@BigVic_AFL) December 23, 2016
— Night Train Veeck (@VeeckAsInWreck) December 23, 2016
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