BBL | Hobart Hurricanes come out victorious in a tale of two collapses

Kingshuk Kusari

Kingshuk Kusari

Author| Jan 13, 11:23 AM


Hobart Hurricanes were on the positive side of things despite not being at their best on Thursday, 13 January in the Big Bash League. Hurricanes defended their modest total of 177 runs and won the game by a margin of 9 runs after Thunder collapsed from 90/2 in 8 overs to getting to 168/9 in their registered 20 overs.

Thunder, after getting off to a brilliant start from Alex Hales and Jason Sangha were victims of their own misadventures. 

Soft dismissals were the writing of the day as Thunder lost four wickets in a space of three overs adding just 20 runs to their name. Riley Meredith was the star of the show during that phase of the game and dismantled the stumps of Oliver Davies and Ben Cutting in back to back deliveries to change the complexion of the game.

Things could have been much easier if Hurricanes would have had a better day in the field, but missed run out chances and balls being parried into the boundary line did not help their cause.

Earlier in the day, the ‘Canes rode on a brilliant batting effort from captain Mathew Wade who scored almost half of Hobart’s runs. Barring his 83 off 54 balls, opener Caleb Jewel scored a fantastic half century (51 off 32) to put Hurricanes in a decent position.

Jewel and Wade added 89 runs in 47 balls.

After Jewel’s dismissal in the 13th over, Hurricanes’ willingness to up the scoring rate in rapid manner got the better of themselves and they went from 118/1 to 140/6 inside four overs.

Big names like Ben McDermott, Tim David and former captain Peter Handscomb were removed cheaply as Hurricanes stared at an incredible collapse that would have taken the game away. However Wade’s persistence came through and the Hobart based side were taken to a safe score on which they later capitalised on.

After the win, Hurricanes find themselves in the fourth position on the points table with 24 points from 12 games, whereas Thunder are unchanged in the second position with 31 points to their name.

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