Big Bash League 2018-19: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Report. Adelaide Strikers cruised to a comfortable win over table toppers Hobart Hurricanes. The defending champions won by seven wickets with 13 balls to spare. Jake Weatherald was awarded the Man of the match for his blistering knock of 82 runs from 42 balls to help his side get close to the target 170 runs in the 47th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Hobart Hurricanes Innings:
The table leaders Hobart Hurricanes got off to good start after Adelaide Strikers captain Colin Ingram won the toss and decided to bowl first. The southpaw pair of D’Arcy Short and captain Matthew Wade added 59 runs for the opening stand.
However, Ben Laughlin was finally able to provide the breakthrough. Meanwhile, Wade and Celeb Jewell added another good partnership of 55 runs. Wade was the pick of the Hurricanes batsman as the southpaw scored 88 runs from 54 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
However, the hosts could not end their innings on a high as they lost the plot in the death overs. The hosts could only add 19 runs in the final three overs as they lost wickets in a cluster. Ben Laughlin bowled with fire as he scalped three wickets whereas Michael Nesser and Rashid Khan scalped two wickets each to get Strikers back into the contest.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Adelaide Strikers Innings:
The visitors Adelaide Strikers had a fine platform to chase down the target. Their left-handed duo of Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey added 116 runs for the opening partnership. Thus, it was always going to be a cakewalk for the tourists after getting a perfect start.
Carey scored 54 runs from 35 balls with the help of seven fours and a solitary six to help his team get off to a flyer. On the other hand, Jake Weatherald batted at the top of his game to score a match-winning knock of 82 runs from 42 balls.
On the other hand, Jarrod Freeman, Jofra Archer and Simon Milenko scalped one wicket each. This was Strikers fifth win of the season whereas Hobart Hurricanes had a rare off day at the office as this was their third loss the ongoing edition.
Brief Scores: Hobart Hurricanes 169-7, Matthew Wade: 88 (54), Ben Laughlin 3-31.
Adelaide Strikers: 170-3, Jake Weatherald: 82 (42), Simon Milenko: 1-19.
Adelaide Strikers won by seven wickets.