The grandest league in the world is nearing its end and 3 teams have already qualified for the playoffs fair and square. There are still 2 spots up for grabs and as many as 3 teams are fighting for it. Hobart Hurricanes are firmly in contention to qualify for the playoffs and they are bolstered by the return of the Australian regular in Matthew Wade who made an impact in his very 2nd game of the season with a magnificent 86 off 44 balls.
There are a lot of controversies regarding the zing bails as it stays firmly in its groove and not falling off when the ball hits the bails which is robbing a wicket for the fielding team. The exact scenario repeated for one more time in the game between Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers.
Sydney Sixers were asked to chase a mammoth total of 189 runs in their stipulated 20 overs. It was always a difficult task against a solid bowling attack that consists of Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis and Sandeep Lamichhane.
One of the top performers of this season in Nathan Ellis was right on the money and picked wickets at regular intervals to put brakes on Sydney’s scoring rate. He was on fire and ended up with match figures of 3 for 36 in his 4 overs. He should have ended with a 4-wicket haul but the zing bails played its part as it didn’t come off the groove when Ben Dwarshius was beaten for pace.
Hobart Hurricanes play their last league game against Melbourne Renegades in what will be a virtual knock-out game for them. Hobart Hurricanes need to win this game by a good margin to stay in contention for the playoffs. Matthew Wade will play a key role in this game for one more time. He is fresh off from a 44 ball 86 run knock against the defending champions in Sydney Sixers.
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