Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Current Match Report – Hurricanes vs Strikers thirty third Match 2023/24


Adelaide Strikers 169 for two (Weatherald 80*) beat Hobart Hurricanes 167 for six (Wright 37, Boyce 2-17) by eight wickets

Jake Weatherald has come from the clouds, hitting 80 from 32 balls to maintain Adelaide Strikers’ Massive Bash League ultimate hopes alive and finish the top-four quest of Hobart Hurricanes.

Weatherald, in at No. 3 for the injured Chris Lynn, was unbeaten as Strikers chased down 168 with 25 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand.

He whacked 9 boundaries and 5 sixes at Blundstone Area on Thursday night time as he reached double figures for the primary time in 4 video games this season.

Weatherald handled Paddy Dooley with contempt, launching the spinner for 3 fours and 4 sixes together with a most to complete the sport. Dooley completed with figures of 0 for 53 from 2.5 overs.

The consequence lifted Strikers from fifth to fourth on the ladder with 9 factors – one forward of Melbourne Stars. Hurricanes stay sixth, three factors adrift of the highest 4 with one recreation to play.

Strikers might be sweating on the health of Lynn for his or her ultimate regular-season recreation towards Sydney Thunder on Sunday. Lynn, who pulled out with a hamstring twinge, instructed the broadcasters he was a slim likelihood of lining up towards the Thunder.

The 33-year-old will not be obtainable to play within the finals as he’ll depart to play within the ILT20 competitors.

Strikers skipper Matt Quick arrange the run chase with a 25-ball 39 earlier than Weatherald shared a 108-run partnership with Adam Hose.

Earlier, spinner Cameron Boyce had been at his miserly greatest, taking 2 for 17 from 4 overs after Strikers opted to area first.

It was the second time Boyce had tormented Hurricanes in three days, having taken 3 for 13 in a player-of-the-match efficiency in Tuesday’s win.

Mac Wright top-scored for Hurricanes with 37 from 27 balls earlier than he was undone by Boyce within the thirteenth over to a line-ball stumping name from the third umpire.

Tim David, who has struggled for runs, hit a 10-ball 22 to offer Hurricanes a lift late within the innings. They welcomed again Matthew Wade from again points however he solely managed 14 from 12 deliveries. Hurricanes had been sluggish out of the blocks, struggling to 68 for two after 10 overs.

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