Twitter Reactions: Clinical Hurricanes end Brisbane Heat’s hopes of qualifying for the knockouts
The Heat are more or less knocked out of the tournament.
Updated - Jan 29, 2019 1:27 pm
The doors of the semi-finals are closing fast for the non-performing teams in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). After Perth Scorchers were ruled out of the tournament last night, Brisbane Heat have also joined them now as they were literally hammered by the Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval on Tuesday. D’Arcy Short was the star again with his dashing performance with the bat and was ideally supported by Caleb Jewell.
Chasing a modest total of 146 runs, the Hurricanes lost their skipper Matthew Wade early in the second over. But then Short and Jewell made sure that there were no hiccups in the chase. Both played calmly early on to get hold of the pitch and then launched an attack on the opposition thanks to the small square boundaries of the venue.
The Heat, after a point, left hopes of winning the game as there was no respite at any end for them. Eventually, the Hurricanes reached the total with a massive 34 balls to spare. While Short slammed 68 off just 41 balls, Jewell also matched him scoring 61 off 38 balls. Interestingly, both of them slammed eight fours and a six each as Hobart registered their ninth win of the season.
Ross and Peirson propel Heat
Earlier after being invited to bat first, the Brisbane Heat got off to the worst start with their top four batsmen going back to the hut with virtually nothing on the board. They were reduced to 27/4 in the powerplay. But then Alex Ross and Jimmy Peirson took control of the proceedings.
They first resurrected the innings and then attacked the bowlers. The 109-run partnership was finally broken in the 18th over of the innings as David Moody got better of Ross but not before scoring 62 off 35 deliveries. Even Peirson got to his half-century but the Heat couldn’t accelerate in the last two overs to finish on 145/6 after 20 overs. The score was way below par which was chased down easily by the Hurricanes in the end.
Here’s how Twitter reacted during the game:
Darcy short I’ll say it again , absolute freak.. has to be in all white ball Australia teams
— joel from jk lawn service (@joelkalajzic) January 29, 2019
How is Darcy Short not in 1 dayers ffs he is up there with Warner for skill and power
— Brett Hangan (@Hangas75) January 29, 2019
Good to see D'Arcy Short once again show Australian selectors why he shouldn't be picked for the Aussie team. Seriously wake up #gun
— Justin Evans (@JT_Evans77) January 29, 2019
— Justin Devine (@jdevine1974) January 29, 2019
D'Arcy Short has made 500+ runs for the SECOND Big Bash running. No-one else has managed it once. Different formats, sure, but he must be a strong chance to be on the Aussie ODI tour to India, which could then decide his World Cup fate #BBL08
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) January 29, 2019
Second highest average
D'Arcy Short is a man in serious form!#BBL08
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 29, 2019
D'Arcy Short just continues to make T20 runs… #BBL08
— Bradley (@BradSabbath) January 29, 2019
d’Arcy short is elite #bbl08
— bec (@_becharris) January 29, 2019
Get Darcy short in the one day team ASAP #BBL08
— Anirudh (@trequartista004) January 29, 2019
Darcy short can crack a ball or 7🏏 #bbl
— Ben Kaye (@BenKaye14) January 29, 2019
Most boundaries (4s & 6s) in #BBL08
72 – D'ARCY SHORT
45 – Callum Ferguson
44 – Matthew Wade
42 – Chris Lynn
40 – Max Bryant, Shane Watson
— Adrian Johnson (@Adrian9Johnson6) January 29, 2019
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) January 29, 2019
Another day, another @HurricanesBBL masterclass thanks to their impressive top order led by D'Arcy Short who really picked up the slack when Matthew Wade fell cheaply. The @HeatBBL's bowling reared it's ugly head yet again, too many extra's bowled. #BBL08 #BBL #Cricket
— Trystan Spooner (@TrystanSpooner) January 29, 2019
If you watch D'Arcy Short bat in the BBL, it will feel like he is the most exciting talent in the world. Then you watch him play for Aus….
— Ankit Damania (@punterankit) January 29, 2019