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Twitter Reactions: Travis Head, Wes Agar take Adelaide Strikers to second spot

David Miller's 48-ball 90 for the Hurricanes went in vain.

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Adelaide Strikers. (Photo by Brook Mitchell – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

At the Aurora Stadium in Launceston, David Miller tried to pull off a single-handed miracle for the Hobart Hurricanes. He kept the Adelaide Strikers at bay for quite some time, but Travis Head’s men notched a 10-run victory in the end. The victory has taken the Strikers to second in the points table below the Melbourne Stars. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes journey in the BBL went from bad to worse.

Head propels the Strikers

The Hurricanes’ decision to field first backfired on them. The Strikers managed to put up a massive 186 in their 20 overs. Scott Boland nipped out Phillip Salt to strike first blood. Then Jake Weatherald gave Boland a caught and bowled and the both the Strikers’ openers were back in the hut. But Travis Head (79) and Jonathan Wells (45*) put on 97 for the third wicket and put the Strikers in command.

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Their skipper went at a strike-rate of 197.50, hitting five fours and six sixes. Clive Rose got rid of him. Harry Nielsen’s knock was cut short after Qais Ahmad ran him out with a direct hit. From there on, Matthew Short stepped on the gas and scored 33 off 20 and lifted the Strikers up to the big total. At the Wells seemed to strain as he went at a strike-rate of 128.57, though he stayed unbeaten.

David Miller goes berserk

The Hurricanes got off to a poor start as Michael Neser removed big fish Matthew Wade. Wes Agar pinned Caleb Jewel to exert more pressure on their opponent. Jake Doran had a rather painful stay in the middle, scoring 28 off 31 with a couple of fours. When Agar nipped him out, the required-rate had almost touched 12 as the Hurricanes needed 123 off 63. Ben McDermott injected momentum.

He scored 31 off 17 before he became Agar’s third victim. At the other end, David Miller kept his team in the game. The southpaw raced away to a fifty off 33 balls and looked in ominous touch. In the last couple of overs, the Hurricanes needed 38 runs, but they couldn’t go over the line. Miller stayed unbeaten on 90 runs off 48 balls with the help of eight fours and five monstrous sixes.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the Strikers’ victory: –

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