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Hobart Hurricanes thump Melbourne Stars in BBL clash

Side pick up comprehensive 59-run win in round-robin fixture

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 14, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 14, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

Side pick up comprehensive 59-run win in round-robin fixture

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Hobart Hurricanes registered a comprehensive 59-run victory over Melbourne Stars in their Big Bash League fixture on Monday.

The Hurricanes, batting first, posted a huge total of 185-2 in their 20 overs.

Openers Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short laid the foundations for a solid start as the duo put on an outstanding opening stand of 95 runs.

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Short proved to be the star performer as he played a match-winning knock of 96 which included eight boundaries and four maximums. He was supported by his opening partner Wade, who made 38-ball 41 with one boundary and one six to his name.

Liam Bowe and Tom O’Connell picked up a wicket each for the Stars.

The Melbourne side, crumbling under pressure, kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were dismissed for 126 in 17.1 overs.

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Wicketkeeper Seb Gotch was the only batsman who could provide some resistance to the Hobart bowlers as he made 35 off 26 with the help of two fours and a six.

Riley Meredith was the standout performer with the ball as he finished with figures of 4-21 in four overs. Johan Botha and Jofra Archer grabbed two wickets each as well.

Short got the man-of-the-match award for his batting performance.

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