Hobert Hurricanes are back in the winning ways. They started their journey with a defeat in the Big Bash. In their first three games, The Hobert Hurricanes lost two of them. However, they are now back in the winning ways as they defeated Renegades today at Blundstone Arena.
As it happened
Nathan Ellis, the captain of Renegades, won the toss and decided to bat first at Blundstone Arena. Therefore, James Neesham and D’Arcy Short came into the pitch to start the innings for the Renegades. Kiwi batter James Neesham tried to play aggressive innings from the beginning. But his partner couldn’t contribute enough. D’Arcy Short lost his wicket after scoring only five runs. Caleb Jewell, the following batter, also failed to score runs. Before leaving the crease, Caleb Jewell added eight runs for the team. On the other hand, James Neesham picked up the highest 28 runs for the Hurricanes. He hit two sixes and two fours before losing the wicket to Andre Russell.
As for Renegades, Akeal Hosein and David Moody got three wickets for each to destroy the batting lineup of Hobert Hurricanes. Due to their aggressiveness, Hobert Hurricanes became all out in 122 runs.
Chasing the small target, the Renegades got a very poor start. In the very first over, the Renegades lost a wicket. Skipper Nic Maddinson had gone duck in this match. They lost two more wickets in the powerplay.
Fraser McGurk lost his wicket after scoring only one run, while opener Sam Harper departed the pitch with six runs. After that, Aaron Finch tried to tackle the initial disaster with Jonathan Wells. Together they tried hard and made a partnership of 30 runs for the team.
Shadab Khan, the Hobert Hurricanes spinner from Pakistan, was on fire against the Renegades. He picked up three wickets for the team, including the wickets of Aaron Finch and Jonathan Wells. Riley Meredith also got three wickets of the Renegades.
While Renegades kept losing wickets, Will Sutherland fought for his life to make a good result. He scored the highest 40 off 29 balls for the team. Relying on his bat, the Renegades ended their innings with 114 runs. As a result, they lost the match by 8 runs.