Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 55

Big Bash League, 2019/20 | Match 55 | Sunday 26th January | 08:10
 Match Ended
Adelaide Strikers
207/8 (20.0) RR:10.35
Hobart Hurricanes
217/1 (20.0) RR:10.85
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Melbourne Stars - 1. Sydney Sixers - 2. Adelaide Strikers - 3. One game left in the league stage. If Brisbane Heat win, or even manage to get a point, should their game be washed out, they will be fourth and Hobart Hurricanes will be 5th. If the Heat lose, the Hurricanes will be 4th and Thunder 5th. Join us on Monday, 27th January 2020, at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne to witness a clash between the Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat. The game begins at 2.45 pm local (0345 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Okay! What has this game done to the table? KNOCKED OUT THE PERTH SCORCHERS. Ensured that Sydney Sixers retain their second spot, which means, the Qualifier will be played between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers at the MCG. Hobart Hurricanes have won here but they will be following the Heat-Renegades match closely on Monday. For now, it looks like a bottom of the table clash - but a win for the Heat will mean they face the Hurricanes in the Eliminator, else, it will be a Hurricanes-Thunder clash.

VICTORIOUS HOBART HURRICANES SKIPPER, MATTHEW WADE, HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is feeling stressed out after such a close match, especially being a captain. Honestly admits that when 27 were needed in 2 overs, he felt this one was going away from the Hurricanes but is thankful to his luck that his team won. Is proud of his boys and says that the last 4-5 games, the mindset was to just try and win every match but without taking too much pressure. On missing out on a home final, Wade says that this ground is more suited to them but they have got to adjust to wherever they get to play.

Nearly let this one slip, the Hurricanes, didn't they? The likes of Faulkner, Ellis and Boland went for runs but they picked up wickets at crucial intervals. Boland broke the Head-Salt stand while Faulkner got the big wicket of Carey in the 19th over. Ellis, well, is fast making a case for himself as a go-to death bowler. His accolades against the Renegades has not been forgotten yet while here, he bowled a superb couple of overs to take his side home.

The Strikers lost Jake Weatherald early but the Salt-Head stand revived the innings. Their stand of 79 in 47 balls transferred the pressure back onto the Hurricanes and even when it was broken, Carey's and Wells' cameos kept the Blues in the hunt. However, the latter's wicket turned the tide. Jonathan Wells was dismissed in the 17th over, to Clive Rose and at that stage, 48 were needed in 23 balls. The Strikers could not quite recover after that.

Phew. Australia Day lives up to its name of pulling up surprises and exciting matches. First, the Scorchers-Thunder contest. And now, this high-scoring encounter. When Matthew Wade smashed the record books with a stunning century, one would have thought 217 is enough. But it almost proved short.

How would you feel if you scored a blitzkrieg century, pummeled the life out of the opposition and took the score post 200? You should be winning, right? By that, justification was done to the Hurricanes and Matthew Wade. But we were not far from witnessing a second century going down the drain in the span of two days.

Over: 20 | 11 Runs
1 19.6
Nathan Ellis to Wes Agar

Very full on middle, Agar backs away and hits it hard but only gets a bottom edge past the bowler towards long on for a single. HOBART HURRICANES WIN BY 10 RUNS!

Wes Agar comes in now.

W 19.5
Nathan Ellis to Michael Neser

OUT! LBW! Now, the game is dead. A length ball, just outside off, coming in with the angle, Neser gets across and looks to tuck but misses and is hit on the pads. Ellis appeals and the finger goes up!

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