Twitter Reactions: Short and Bailey help Hobart Hurricanes continue their unbeaten streak
George Bailey played another cameo of 30 runs from 17 balls to see his team over the finishing line.
Published - Jan 4, 2019 5:02 pm | Updated - Jan 4, 2019 5:02 pm
Hobart Hurricanes have turned out to be a brute force in this edition’s Big Bash League (BBL) as they won their fifth straight match against Sydney Sixers at Bellerive Oval in Hobart by five wickets. Moreover, they also have the best Net Run Rate (+0.772) among all the participating teams in the event. On the contrary, the Sixers, with their third defeat in six matches, are hanging midway in the points table.
Hughes takes charge
The Hurricanes won the toss and opted to field first, but the Sixers managed to rack up 161 for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. The start wasn’t an auspicious one for the visiting team as off-break bowler Johan Botha accounted for the wickets of Joe Denly and Justin Avendano. However, Daniel Hughes and skipper Moises Henriques cobbled together a constructive partnership of 67 runs from 46 deliveries.
Thereafter, both batters perished in quick succession. Hughes became Botha’s third victim after he scored 61 runs from 40 balls with five boundaries and a couple of sixes. Henriques succumbed to a run-out. Wicketkeeper Josh Philippe and Tom Curran flung their willows to propel the Hobart Hurricanes score. Apart from Botha, left-arm fast bowler James Faulkner got one wicket with Jofra Archer picking the other.
Hurricanes romp home
The hosts started the run-chase in an impressive manner as skipper Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short put on 32 for the first wicket in 3.4 overs. Tom Curran drew first blood, dismissing the left-handed Wade, who scored 15 with a couple of fours. Alex Doolan joined Short in the middle and the duo stitched together another vital stand of 52 runs, after which Sean Abbot removed Doolan for 26 runs.
Nevertheless, Short carried on and scored a magnificent half-century off 33 balls. With Hobart needing 51 runs, Abbot removed Short, who ended up scoring 64 runs from 42 balls with five fours and three sixes. Ben McDermott perished after a laboured 10 at less than a run-a-ball. George Bailey played another cameo of 30 runs from 17 balls to see his team over the finishing line with one ball to spare.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— chandan singh (@kolechandu) January 4, 2019
I was absolutely surprised after looking at the ODI Squad of @cricketcomau Where was @ShortDarcy ? Geee.. sometimes these mistakes does cost a lot! #DarcyShort Also I thought Meredith deserved a spot too!
— charan dvna (@itzzMEcharan) January 4, 2019
— 🕹 Stu 🏏 (@MrStustar) January 4, 2019
Australian selectors: We really need someone in form for this ODI squad
Australian public: Darcy Short?
AS: Nah, we gave him four matches, no good
AP: Reckon he deserves another shot
AS: We said someone in form
AP: But he has scored 257 @ 51.4 in #BBL08 and is going at 136.7
— Lachie Young (@lachie_young) January 4, 2019
Did anyone from Seven in that entire innings ask Darcy Short about missing out on one day team, or did I just miss it? #bbl
— Jon Tuxworth (@Tuxy81) January 4, 2019
— NotTooHarsh🤫 (@harshitsakhuja) January 4, 2019
Just one Question…. why the hell isn't Darcy Short picked to play for Australia in the short form… #joke
— Steven Ton (@tunny_25) January 4, 2019
Darcy Short in the #BBL08:
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 4, 2019
Darcy Short is giving the @CricketAus selectors a big index finger salute with this performance tonight. How is he not in our One Day squad?
— Matt Pritchard (@MattPNBL) January 4, 2019
2nd quickest innings to 1000 runs, but darcy short is the winner of most boring person. riveting insights
— ace (@jdwant) January 4, 2019
Hmmm, pity Darcy Short isn't good enough for the Australian ODI squad. 🙄#bbl2018
— Rohan Connolly (@rohan_connolly) January 4, 2019
Darcy Short wasn’t good enough for the Aus squad apparently. pic.twitter.com/krilpSQIBU
— Wenin Rome (@Wenin_Rome) January 4, 2019
Darcy Short not good enough for the Australian One day side delivers again. When will we get new selectors @FoxCricket
— Gerryh (@HynesGerald) January 4, 2019
In other news Darcy Short just hit a 6 literally out of the stadium
— Ben (@BenNewton_1) January 4, 2019
— steven gardner (@supersteveg61) January 4, 2019
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 4, 2019