Defending champions Sydney Sixers will cross swords with Hobart Hurricanes in match eight of the Big Bash League (BBL). Sixers defeated the Hurricanes by 14 runs in their recent game. Skipper Moises Henriques led from the front and top-scored with 73. England all-rounder Tom Curran supported his skipper by scoring a useful knock of 27.
Curran’s late blitz propelled Sixers to a fighting total of 144. The all-rounder later went on to take three wickets and kept the Hurricanes down to just 130. Sixers now have two wins in two games. They had defeated Melbourne Stars in the first game by 152 runs.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes would be hoping for a better batting performance in the coming game. Barring Peter Handscomb, the rest of the batters were guilty of throwing their good starts away. Skipper Matthew Wade and Short managed to get the team off to a decent start but both got out scoring 20 and 21 respectively. The duo would be hoping to make amends in the return game.
Sydney Cricket Ground is a sporting wicket that will help the batters and well the bowlers. The ball might do a bit in the first few overs before the wicket flattens out.
Average score: 160 (10 T20Is at Sydney Cricket Ground)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5, N/R – 1
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe
Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Cox, Tim David, Tom Lammonby, Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers, Sandeep Lamichhane
Match – Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Match 8
Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Time – 01:05 PM IST, 07:35 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV