Adelaide Strikers beat Hurricanes by ten runs and defended the mighty total 186 runs in 20 overs. David Miller’s innings of 90* run for 48 balls couldn’t improve Hurricanes. BBL 9 Match 43 Strikers vs Hurricanes – Adelaide Strikers defended the mighty total in a narrow margin and marked their 6th win of the BBL 9. With the small loss, Hurricanes still got a chance to take their position in the Big Bash League Final.
Travis Head, Jacob Well, were the heroes for the Strikers in setting up the robust total for Hurricanes at UTAS Stadium. In the first half, Travis Head played an excellent innings scoring 79 runs off 40 balls with six Maximus and four boundaries to his innings. The wickets for Wes Agar and Travis Head 79 runs innings. Peter Siddle’s four overs bowling spell keep Hurricanes alive in this season.
Head got a high chance of scoring a century in this season with a golden opportunity and his best striking rate. Just after his depart Jono Wells and Matt Short batting partnership of 54 runs in 36 helped Strikers. David Miller 90* runs off 48 balls with five sixes and three daughters. For the very first time in the history, Hurricanes went so close to chase down the total with powering batting innings of 60 runs.
David Miller 90* Off 48 Balls
Before David Miller charged up to take on every single bowler, he faced today. Strikes just ten runs victory over Hurricanes got very close to the total but couldn’t get over the line. Hurricanes started downhearted as Jack Weatherald and Phil Salt removed by Scott Boland in just the first seven balls he bowled to today. A hilarious and record-breaking catch tied between two players on the boundary.
Clive Rose got his man the inform Travis Head who go his day the most special today. Travis Head dismissed over mid-wicket scoring 79 runs but also got the first chance when Head was 21 runs off 14 balls. The vital partnership of 54 runs between Matt Short and Jonathan Wells. Travis Head charged up in the 13th over of the game he smashed two sixes to Clive Rose and took a strong position of his team.
Scott Boland took two wickets by conceding 26 runs off his bowling spell. Strikers finished their batting innings with 186/5 setting the mighty total to Hurricanes in 20 overs bowling innings. While chasing down, the whole, Matthew Wade came aggressively, taking early charge over bowlers. A tough day for Wade as he dismissed after consuming five balls, scoring five runs, including his single boundary.
Hurricanes Needed 120 Runs Off 60 Balls
BBL 9 Match 43 Strikers vs Hurricanes – Hurricanes required to go with over nine and a half runs run rate to chase down the totals. The top-order batting line took the chances to maintain the run rate in their early overs of the innings. The only highest partnership between Miller and Ben McDormett of 60 runs from 38 balls take Hurricanes to close. With a couple of early dismissals, Hurricanes batting got into trouble unless David Miller and Jacob Doran formed the first solid partnership of 43 runs off 31 balls.
In the powerplay, Hurricanes played defensive innings and let the asking rate escalate into double figures. In the first ten overs, Miller tried to compensate the asking run rate despite losing wickets on the other end. Hurricanes were required 120 runs off 60 balls as they were 66/3, with the asking price 12 runs per over. McDermott changed his approach from the defensive to the attacking position.
Rashid Khan bowled his four overs the rare, expensive spell of his BBL 9 season with 4-0-40 without any wicket. Hurricanes required 71 runs off 30 balls after the consolidation of Khan’s last three overs of his bowling spell. In the next three overs, both only managed to get 33 runs off 18 balls and required equation stretched to 38 needed off 12 balls.
Miller goes for 16 runs despite falling McDermott, and in the last over, they required to get 21 runs off six balls. Peter Siddle bowled the previous over and defend 21runs by conceding 11 runs off his overs. Strikers defended the total of 186 by ten terms and won the 6th match of the tournament.