HBH vs ADS Match 5 Highlights: Hobart Hurricanes won by 11 runs
Brief Score: Hobart Hurricanes - 174/7 (D'Arcy Short 72, Will Jacks 34; Agar 2/28)
Adelaide Strikers - 163/9 (Daniel Worrall 62*, Danny Briggs 35*; Faulkner 3/21, Botha 2/20)
Hobart Hurricanes overpowered Adelaide Strikers for 11 runs victory in the fifth match of Big Bash League 2020-21 in a double-header Sunday followed by Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades match at 1:45 PM IST. This is the Hurricanes' second consecutive win of the season and moves to second place in the BBL points table. A late surge from the Strikers made it a nail-biting finish but the Hurricanes held their nerves and stay unbeaten in the BBL 10. In reply, the Strikers were battling till the end but fell just short of the target. However, the record last-wicket partnership between Worrall and Briggs scared the Hurricanes.
After a rare duck to begin BBL 10, D'Arcy Short notched up a splendid 72 off 48 knock propelled the Hurricanes to 174/5. At one stage, he was struggling on run-a-ball 38, then he exploded by hitting 6 6 4 6 2 4 off World's No. 1 T20 bowler Rashid Khan. Short was adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his scintillating half-century. James Faulkner also gives an all-round performance by scalping three for 21. Botha and Meredith also picked two wickets each.
Choosing to bowl first didn't really work for Adelaide Strikers as the Hurricanes batsmen demolished their pace attack. Both D'Arcy Short and Will Jacks put a strong show upfront before Will Jacks' dismissal on the score of 63. Daniel Worrall's mesmerizing half-century was the biggest positive for the Strikers though.