BBL 2021-22: Adelaide Strikers register Knockout berth, beat Hobart Hurricanes in Eliminator

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Jan 21, 12:28 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Adelaide Strikers made a place for themselves in the knockout of the BBL 2021-22 after beating Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator match by 22 runs in Melbourne on Friday. 

The Strikers rode on a riveting bowling performance especially from Peter Siddle who bagged four wickets for 32 runs in 3.4 overs as the Hurricanes were bundled out for 166 while chasing 189 in 20 overs. 

The Hobart side didn't really have a great start to the proceedings and they lost wickets at regular intervals to get reduced to 67/3 in the 10th over. But D Arcy Short then took the onus on himself and held the fort at one end as he notched up a 34-ball 56. 

But Short's departure pushed the Hurricanes on the back foot once again as they lost wickets at regular intervals to eventually get bowled out. 

Earlier, in the day, openers Alex Carey and Matthew Short provided the side with a brilliant stand of 145 runs for the first wicket. 

While Carey scored 67 in 45 balls, Short smashed 89 in 48 deliveries. But Adelaide then lost a few wickets after the departure of both the openers and were restricted to 188/6 in 20 overs. 

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