Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Updates

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Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Eliminator
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Eliminator - Match Updates
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Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Eliminator

Squads:

Hobart Hurricanes (Playing XI): Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott(w), Matthew Wade(c), D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Thomas Rogers, Wil Parker, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith

Adelaide Strikers (Playing XI): Alex Carey(w), Matthew Short, Ian Cockbain, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle(c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Head-to-Head:

  • Total Matches Played: 16
  • Adelaide Strikers Won: 10
  • Hobart Hurricanes Won: 7
  • No Result: 01
  • Tie: 0

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Updates:

Adelaide Strikers have won the toss and have opted to bat against Hobart Hurricanes at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (MCG). Earlier, the Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Melbourne Renegades by six runs to clinch a playoff berth in the Big Bash League for the 2021-22 season. The 5th-placed Adelaide Strikers will face the 4th-placed Hobart Hurricanes in this match. Both teams’ struggled so far to put some impressive outings. The Hurricanes began with a few defeats before pulling together a few victories before fading away near the end of the competition.

The Strikers, on the other hand, appeared to be out of the competition following a string of failures in the 1st half, but then roared back with a string of victories. It’ll be exciting to see how they adjust to the conditions at the iconic MCG, where Hurricanes just played in their recent match.

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Alex Carey, Matthew Short Drives ‘The Strikers’: After winning the toss, the Adelaide Strikers elected to bat first against the Hurricanes. The openers, Alex Carey 52* (33) and Matthew Short 44*(29) stormed in with a strong note to survive in the eliminator. The duo certainly partnered up to build a crucial partnership for the side, making the Hurricanes bowlers sweat and keeping the fielders busy. The duo made a quick and crucial 100-run partnership in just 63 deliveries. On the other side, the Hurricanes bowlers are aiming to disrupt the forming partnership of the opening pair and to restrict the flow of the runs.

Hurricanes Finds ‘The Track’, Strikers Loss ‘The Momentum’: Alex Carey and Matthew Short of the Adelaide Strikers appeared to be quite aggressive with the bat. Upon smashing back-to-back boundaries, they combined for a crucial partnership for the side. It appeared to be a fight between ‘Alex Carey vs Matthew Short’ for Hurricanes to hit the ball hard, as both were ruthless and forceful.

On the other hand, the Hurricanes are still unable to break the partnership, and it is obvious that the bowling unit has lost their consistency to pitch in an accurate line and length. Meantime, Scott Boland finally made a big breakthrough for Hurricanes upon bagging the destructive batsman Alex Carey 67 (45). And then comes, Wil Parker to pick Matthew Short 89 (48) on his way to a century and Riley Meredith on track to bag a couple of wickets in the form of Travis Head 5 (7) & Ian Cockbain 3 (6).

Matt Short, Carey’s Ruthless Knocks Set 189 For Hurricanes: In 20 overs, the Adelaide Strikers set a good total of 189 for the Hobart Hurricanes. This is can be termed as a do-or-die situation, where the Adelaide Strikers came in aggressive with their explosive opening batsmen Matt Short 89 (48) and Alex Carey 67 (45). It’s also worth noting that, except for the initial combination, no other batter were able to sustain the momentum established by the openers. The remaining Strikers’ batting lineup fell short in a quick session, allowing the Hurricanes bowlers Riley Meredith and Thomas Rogers with a couple of wickets each helped to get back on track just after destruction. Strikers posted a big score for the Hurricanes aside from losing 6 wickets.

It will be curious to see whether Hurricanes batters can put up some magical show to survive in the Eliminator.

Adelaide Strikers Innings 188-6 (20 Overs)

Hurricanes 3 Down, Strikers Holds The Reins: Adelaide Strikers have had set a huge score with the help of their opening pair for the Hobart Hurricanes. The Hurricanes’ bowling team has had a poor performance in restricting the Strikers, and now who has had a slow start to their innings in their huge run chase. The Strikers made the early breakthroughs, where Matthew Short removed Hurricanes opening batsman Ben McDermott for just 6 (3) and Peter Siddle dismissed Matthew Wade for just 7 (7). Hurricanes are fueled by Caleb Jewell and D Arcy Short’s important partnership in chasing the target, until, Harry Conway steps in with a brilliant delivery to bag Caleb Jewell 35 (31).

Strikers bowlers, on the other hand, have been seemed to be consistent in restricting opponents and demonstrating that their bowling lineup can also be aggressive as well.

Strikers Get’s Hurricanes: After losing three wickets in a quick session, D Arcy Short and Peter Handscomb fueled the Hobart Hurricanes’ hopes of surviving in the tournament, but those prospects were wrecked after Henry Thornton struck both batters with back-to-back deliveries. Thornton’s first victim was D Arcy Short 56 (34), and his second was Peter Handscomb 15 (13). And then Conway steps again to grab his 2nd wicket in the form of Jordan Thompson 3(3) and then Fawad Ahmed followed Conway’s footsteps to bag Thomas Rogers 1 (2). Meantime, Siddle raised the hopes for Strikers upon scooping up Tim David 21 (11). With the exception of Caleb Jewell and D Arcy Short, no other batters in the lineup could provide consistent results to survive to play the 20 overs.

On the other flip, Strikers, seemed to be playing sensible cricket, as their lineup proved to be formidable enough just to collapse Hurricanes’ prospects in the Eliminator. As a result, Adelaide Strikers won by 22 runs against Hobart Hurricanes.

Adelaide Strikers Innings 188-6 (20 Overs)

Hobart Hurricanes Innings 166-10 (19.4 Overs)

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