Hobart Hurricanes have confirmed their semifinal berth in the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19 by winning their tenth match of the season. Hurricanes defeated Melbourne Renegades by 16 runs in the 52nd match of the ongoing season to strengthen their lead at the top of the points table. The host’s skipper Matthew Wade was awarded the Man of the match for his blistering knock of 58 runs from 30 balls.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Hobart Hurricanes Innings:
Hobart Hurricanes got off to a perfect start as their openers added 87 runs for the opening stand. Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short were able to hit the ground running as the southpaw pair added 64 runs in the powerplay overs. In fact, this was the highest score of the powerplay play overs in the ongoing season.
Wade was the aggressor and continued his dream form going. The left-hander scored six fours and four sixes in his quickfire knock. Ben McDormett also batted well as the right-hander scored 39 off just 30 balls.
Simon Milenko provided the finishing touches to the Hurricanes innings as the right-hander scored a brisk knock of 27 runs from 14 balls. Thus, the hosts were able to post a par score of 183 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Melbourne Renegades Innings:
Melbourne Renegades got to a steady start as their openers added 37 runs for the opening stand. However, Marcus Harris was dismissed for only three runs. Meanwhile, Melbourne Renegades skipper Aaron Finch scored a good knock of 35 runs from 28 balls.
Furthermore, Sam Harper scored 20 runs from 12 balls. Tom Cooper stroked a fine knock of 44 runs from 34 balls. However, the Renegades could not get going in the fag end of the innings.
Meanwhile, Riley Meredith conceded 17 runs from one ball. He bowled three no balls and Aaron Finch was able to make the most of it.
17 runs… FROM ONE BALL ?
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Jofra Archer and D’Arcy Short bowled with great control as they scalped two wickets each. In fact, both of them bowled economical spells. Archer gave 19 runs whereas Short conceded only 20 runs in his four overs quota.