Hobart Hurricanes sealed their top 5 finish in the BBL 2019-20 as they won their final league match against the Adelaide Strikers by 10 runs. The Hurricanes skipper stepped up in the need of the hour as he smashed an unbeaten 130 off 61 balls with 11 fours and 7 sixes. D’Arcy Short too made 72 off 55 balls as the Hurricanes piled on a big total of 217/1. The Strikers kept themselves in the big chase as they needed to win this match to finish in top two. The equation came down to 48 off 24 balls but the Strikers made only 37/5 in the last four overs.
All the statistical highlights from Hobart Hurricanes’ victory over the Adelaide Strikers:
Big totals by the Hurricanes and Strikers:
217/1 – The total of 217/1 by Hobart Hurricanes in this match is now the 2nd highest total in the BBL for the Hurricanes and the 4th highest overall. Hurricanes hold the record for posting the biggest BBL total of 223/8 in reply to Melbourne Renegades’ 222/4 in the 2017-18 season.
207/8 – Adelaide Strikers’ total of 207/8 is now their biggest total in the Big Bash League. It is also only the 2nd time that the Strikers have posted 200+ in a BBL match. They finished with 202/2 in the 2017-18 season finale also against the Hobart Hurricanes.
424 – The 424 runs scored by the Hurricanes and Strikers in this match makes it the 2nd highest aggregated Big Bash League match. The highest is 445 runs during the 2016-17 season match between Melbourne Renegades (222/4) and Hobart Hurricanes (223/8).
A record knock by Wade:
130* – The unbeaten 130 by Matthew Wade is now the 2nd highest individual score in the history of Big Bash League. Marcus Stoinis’ 147* earlier this season for the Melbourne Stars against Sydney Sixers is the highest individual BBL score. Stoinis’ 147* and Wade’s 130* are also the highest individual score in the T20 format on the Australian soil.
Yet another double century stand:
203 – The partnership of 203 between D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade is now only the 2nd 200-run stand in the history of Big Bash League. Two weeks ago, the Melbourne Stars’ pair of Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright put on 207 also for the first wicket against the Sydney Sixers.
Wells and Head move up in Strikers’ lists:
444 – Jonathan Wells now has scored 444 runs in the ongoing Big Bash League season. These are the most number of runs for the Adelaide Strikers in a BBL edition surpassing Alex Carey’s 443 in the 2017-18 edition.
1247 – Travis Head is now the leading run-getter for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League as he went past Jake Weatherald’s 1217 runs on Sunday. Travis was on the top before the season as he gained it back from Weatherald who surpassed him in one of the earlier matches. Head also went past 2000 runs in the Twenty20 format when on 43 in this match.
D’Arcy and Wade’s dominance over the Strikers:
2 – D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade are the only players with 300+ runs in the BBL against Adelaide Strikers. Wade now has 351 runs against them in 8 innings at an average of 87.75 having scored a hundred and two fifties.
On the other hand, D’Arcy Short smashed 427 runs from 8 innings at 61 average. He has five fifties against the Strikers which are the joint-most by a player against any opponent in the BBL.
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