BBL 2018/19 37th Match: Wade, Short annihilate Strikers

Matthew Wade 84 not out Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Strikers Big Bash League BBL 37th Match cricket

Matthew Wade walloped eight boundaries and three sixes during his unbeaten knock of 84

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Hobart Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short smashed an unbeaten 84 and 73 not out respectively to lead their side to a 10-wicket win over the Adelaide Strikers.

Choosing to bat first, the Strikers lost opener Jake Weatherald on the 10th ball of the match as he was caught by Jofra Archer at mid-off off the bowling of Riley Meredith for four runs.

Matthew Short only mustered 13 runs before he was caught by Ben McDermott off the bowling of Archer.

Alex Carey, who opened the batting with Weatherald, managed to make 28 before he was caught by Johan Botha at long-on off the bowling of James Faulkner.

Strikers skipper Colin Ingram and Jonathan Wells stabilised the innings with a 66-run partnership before Wells was sent packing by Faulkner for 28.

Rashid Khan fell shortly after, but with Ingram going on to score an unbeaten 67, which came off 36 balls and included six boundaries and three sixes, the Strikers finished on 154/5.

Archer and Faulkner picked up two wickets apiece, while Meredith claimed one.

Chasing 155 to win, Wade and Short got the job done themselves as they forged an unbeaten 158-run stand, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries.

The Strikers tried to do everything possible to break the partnership, but were unable to.

In the end, Wade and Short led the Hurricanes to victory with 19 balls to spare.

Wade ended up making a 49-ball 84, which included eight boundaries and three sixes, while Short struck eight boundaries and two sixes during his 52-ball 73.

Wade was named Man of the Match.

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