Well, Hobart Hurricanes are continuing their dream run, as they once again emerged out victorious in the Big Bash League (BBL 2018/19). They make it 5 in 5, after securing a comfortable victory against Sydney Sixers in the 19th match of the tournament. D’Arcy Short was the man with the bat while Johan Botha and Co delivered with the ball.
Daniel Hughes knocks 61:
Initially, it was Hobart, who won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. They got a brilliant start, as Joe Denly and Justin walked back in quick succession when Johan Botha struck twice for Hobart.
However, Daniel Hughes stood tall for Sydney, who scored a brilliant 61 to his name. The flamboyant batsman found boundaries more often than not to see run-rate intact. Meanwhile, Moises Henriques also batted well for his 31 but failed to convert it into a big score.
The late blitz saw Sydney post a decent 161-run target on the board. Johan Botha and James Faulkner bagged three wickets while Jofra Archer picked one wicket to his name.
D’Arcy Short does the trick:
In reply, this time, Mathew Wade walked back for a cheap score while trying to dominate the powerplay. However, it was D’Arcy Short, who stood for the home side to knock runs for his side. He batted brilliantly to keep Sydney bowlers at bay.
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He was supported by Doolan and George Bailey in the middle, which saw things happening for Hobart Hurricanes. Though the game went to the deep, Bailey and Co knocked it for the home side to make it 5 in 5.
Sean Abbott picked a couple of wickets while Tom Curran, Dwarshuis and O’Keefe picked up one wicket each. D’Arcy Short was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant show.
Sydney Sixers – 161/8 (Hughes 61, Johan Botha 3/22, Faulkner 3/36)
Hobart Hurricanes – 162/5 (D’Arcy Short 64, Bailey 30; Abbott 2/29)