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Cricket Highlights, 31 Dec: BBL 2022/23 (Match 22) – Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes

Cricket Highlights, 31 Dec: BBL 2022/23 (Match 22) – Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes (Match 22) – Highlights

Oliver Davies’ devastating innings led Sydney Thunder to secure a massive 62-run win over Hobart Hurricanes in Match 22 of the BBL 2022/23 at the Lavington Sports Ground in Albury. Oliver Davies was adjudged player of the match for his match-winning innings of 65 runs off 32 balls, he smashed an equal number of 5 fours and sixes to play this innings.

Hobart Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade won the toss and elected to field inviting Sydney Thunder to bat first. Sydney Thunder lost 6 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs and collected a huge score of 228 runs. In response, Hobart Hurricanes got all out after scoring 166 runs in 17 overs.

However, pacer Brendan Doggett and batter Alex Hales played vital roles in this victory of Sydney Thunder. Sydney Thunder’s two openers Matthew Gilkes and Alex Hales got off to a good start in batting. They picked up 36 runs in just three overs. Where wicketkeeper Batter Gilkes scored 33 runs from 16 balls alone. Rilee Rossouw came to the wicket as he got out.

Rossouw returned to the dugout after scoring 18 runs off 14 balls. However, Hales continued to play well at the other end of the wicket. Oliver Davies came to the wicket as his worthy partner. The two put on a brilliant 105 off 52 balls for the 3rd wicket partnership. Oliver returned to the pavilion whilst the team’s score was 179 runs after playing a devastating inning of 65 runs off 32 balls.

But Hales continued to lead the team to a big total at the other end. He finally returned to the dressing room in the last over of the innings, playing an effective inning of 77 runs off 45 balls. His innings had 5 fours and 4 sixes. Nathan McAndrew was unbeaten on 10 runs off 4 balls. Nathan Ellis took the highest number of 4 wickets for Hobart Hurricanes. Riley Meredith also took 2 wickets.

Hobart Hurricanes’ batsmen got off to a good start chasing the quite impossible target of 229 runs. They picked up 39 runs losing only one wicket in 4 overs of Power Play 1. Brendan Doggett struck first in Hurricanes camp. In the 3rd over of the innings, opener D”Arcy Short (2) returned to the dressing room for 7 runs.

Then Wade and Caleb Jewell put up a partnership of 72 runs off 32 balls for the 2nd wicket. Where Wade got on top of the bowlers. When Jewell was dismissed for 20 runs, Tim David came to the wicket. Both continued to lead the team toward the goal of victory. But their run slowed down as Wade returned to the pavilion after falling victim to Ben Cutting.

Wade played a stormy inning of 67 runs off 30 balls whacking 2 fours and 6 sixes. Hobart Hurricanes were knocked out of the match when David got run out unfortunately after scoring 25 runs off 15 balls. After that, no other batter could bring them back into the match. In the end, Hobart Hurricanes’ innings stopped 166 runs in 17 overs due to the bowling canon of the bowlers. 

Brendan Doggett scalped the maximum number of 4 wickets for Sydney Thunder. Besides, Ben Cutting took 2 wickets, and Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, and Usman Qadir took 1 wicket each.

Sydney Thunder has climbed to 2nd place in the points table with four wins and three losses in seven matches. On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes are now placed 6th in the points table with two wins and three losses in five matches.


Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Scoreboard

Sydney Thunder – 228/6 (20.0)

Hobart Hurricanes 166/10 (17.0)

Result – Sydney Thunder won by 62 runs

Player of the match – Oliver Davies


Cricket Highlights, 31 Dec: BBL 2022/23 (Match 22) – Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes


Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Playing XIs

Sydney Thunder Chris Green (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Ben Cutting, and Usman Qadir.
Hobart Hurricanes Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Shadab Khan, Tim David, Caleb Jewell, Asif Ali, Joel Paris, James Neesham, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, and Patrick Dooley.

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