HH vs MR: The Hobart Hurricanes denied Melbourne Renegades registering their fourth consecutive win in the tournament on Saturday. Despite scoring a low total, the Hurricanes managed to secure an 8-run win and, with that, also claimed their second win this season.
The Hobart Hurricanes didn’t fare too well with the bat as they could only manage to score 122 runs in the first innings. Neesham opened the innings for the team and gave the side a brilliant start despite the fall of two early wickets of Short and Jewell.
The New Zealand batter had scored 2 fours and as many sixes, in his 19-ball 28-run knock but, unfortunately, got an edge off Russell to become the Renegades’ third victim. Shadab Khan was also getting set as he had scored a four and a six in his 13-ball 14-run knock.
Struggle for a six
However, he too got out at a crucial stage, thanks to a stunning catch from J Frazer. Wickets kept falling, thereafter, as Hurricanes managed 122 in the end. Nathan Ellis provided valuable 21 runs in the latter stage, which, eventually, proved far more important in the context of the game.
The Hurricanes’ bowlers started off brilliantly. Joel Paris sent Maddinson back on just his second delivery of the innings. Sam Harper and Fraser also got out in single digit scores as the Renegades had lost three wickets for just 11 runs on the board.
Aaron Finch (13) and Jonathan Wells (26) tried to steady the ship but Shadab Khan picked the wickets of both of them, while Riley Meredith rattled Andre Russell’s (2) stumps with a slower ball. As a result, the Renegades lost six wickets for just 55 runs.
Wickets kept falling in short intervals but a stunning knock of 40 off 29 balls from Will Sutherland kept the hopes alive for the Renegades. In the end, he found short of support and got out in the final over, handing Hurricanes an 8-run win.
HH vs MR, Brief Scores: Hobart Hurricanes 122 (Moody 3-16, Hosein 3-29) beat Melbourne Renegades 114 (Sutherland 40, Meredith 3-12, Shadab 3-20) by eight runs