Twitter Reactions: Hobart Hurricanes edge past Melbourne Renegades to stay afloat
Matthew Wade and Co are in with a mathematical chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
Updated - Jan 21, 2020 5:28 pm
The Docklands Stadium in Melbourne was a witness to a humdinger between the Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes. The match had plenty of twists and turns throughout. However, in the end, the visitors, led by Matthew Wade, came out trumps by four runs. With the victory, the Hurricanes keep their hopes alive off a playoff berth as they still have a mathematical chance.
Wade and Wright make hay
The Hurricanes got off to a blazing start after being put in to bat first. Matthew Wade and Macalister Wright put on 78 runs in the mandatory powerplay. The duo put on 84 runs for the first wicket off 44 balls. Wade was the more severe of the two as he brought up a 22-ball half-century. Cameron Boyce gave the Renegades a breather, dismissing him, who got 66 off 29 with seven fours and three sixes.
Wade’s opening partner, Wright, went on to carry his bat, staying unbeaten on 70 off 59. His knock was laced with six fours and a couple of sixes. David Miller strained to find his feet and went at a strike-rate of 84.61. But it was Ben McDermott’s cameo that got the Hurricanes to a formidable 190 in 20 overs. For the Renegades, Mohammad Nabi and Boyce ended with economy rates in the 6s.
Nabi and Webster try hard
The hosts didn’t make the greatest of starts as Tom Rogers got rid of Marcus Harris in his first over. Sam Harper had to retire hurt after a massive collision while taking a run. He fell head-first on the ground after which he underwent a concussion test. Shaun Marsh was in no mood to die wondering and he got 56 off 30 with four fours and as many sixes. In the last nine overs, the hosts needed 97.
Beau Webster and Mohammad Nabi stitched together a stand of 85 runs off 46 balls to keep the Renegades alive. Nabi threw the kitchen sink at everything and notched his fifty off 25 balls. When he got out on 63 off 30, the home team needed 12 runs from eight deliveries. Webster’s 44-ball 50 also went in vain. Nathan Ellis gave away only six runs in the last overs to win the game for Hobart.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the Hurricanes victory: –
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) January 21, 2020
Beau Webster played 6 games for 63 runs in Melbourne Renegades BBL08 title winning campaign, averaging 15.7.
As of tonight only Marcus Stoinis (585) and Shaun Marsh (449) have more runs in #bbl09 than Webster (404), who has a strike rate of 138 and average of 50!
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) January 21, 2020
What a choke. What a choke.#BBL09
— Sudhanshu (@sudhanshu25_) January 21, 2020
Not sure about everyone singing the praises of Nathan Ellis. Webster should’ve put him 10 rows back with that juicy full toss. Would’ve been a very different story if so. #BBL09
— Tennyson Tinning (@tinningtennyson) January 21, 2020
200 Sixes For Mohammad Nabi In T20 Cricket 👍1st AFG Player to Smash 200 Sixes In All T20 Cricket. Overall 59th PlaYer In World Cricket to Reach 200 Sixes In T20s.
Record oF Most Sixes In All T20s Is 978 By Chris Gayle.#BBL09 #Cricket
— Mani 🇵🇰 (@ManiTweets14) January 21, 2020
Melbourne Renegades minus Mohammad nabi nothing left after that.
— Marwadi (@gaitonde07) January 21, 2020
— David Tran ↗️ (@ExchangeStatMan) January 21, 2020
Nathan Ellis Can Bowl #BBL09
— Chatil Panditasekara (@ChatilPandi) January 21, 2020
What a close game it was.
Not a single humdinger this season have been won by side chasing 2nd.
All close games have won by team batting 1st. #BBL09
— Marwadi (@gaitonde07) January 21, 2020
How is Wright’s 70 from 50 better than wades 66 from 29?? Wade man of the match surely #BBL09
— Trent Obrien (@toby_goater) January 21, 2020
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) January 21, 2020
Mohammad Nabi made things very interesting with his quick fire 50 off 25 balls to keep the @RenegadesBBL in it, but that final over from Nathan Ellis was massive in keeping the @HurricanesBBL finals hopes alive! That was a brilliant game! #BBL09 #BBL
— Trystan Spooner (@TrystanSpooner) January 21, 2020
— Extra Pace (@Extra_Pace) January 21, 2020
— Ingrid Harrison (@IngridHarrison) January 21, 2020