BBL 10 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Highlights:
Brief Scores: Sydney Thunder - 167/5 in 20 overs (Usman Khawaja 49, Alex Ross 44; D'Arcy Short 3-26)
Hobart Hurricanes - 128/8 in 20 overs (Handscomb 30; Green 2-23, McAndrew 2-25)
MOM - Nathan McAndrew
Sydney Thunder overpowers Hobart Hurricanes by 39 runs in the 31st BBL league game played in Perth. The Hurricanes have been known for their devastating batting this season but today, it was all about the Thunder bowling as the combined bowling efforts defend an average total. Putting into bat first, both Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja give them a flier off by putting a decent 50+ opening stand. But McAndrew changed has done it once more with a double-strike in his very first over. With this crushing victory over the Hurricanes, the SYT are now atop the BBL points table.
D'Arcy Short was all over Sydney Thunder since breaking the decent opening partnership between Hales and Khawaja as the Englishmen chipped onto the square leg. Short then sent Sam Billings into the pavilion with a googly that he just didn't read and offered a simple return catch. He then trapped Khawaja's plumb in front of the wickets by leaving Thunder on 76/4 after 11 overs.
Alex Ross (44* off 33) and Ben Cutting (31* off 14) powered Sydney Thunder to 167/5 in 20 overs after a bit of a middle-overs collapse. D'Arcy Short was the pick of the Hurricanes' bowlers as he took three for 26 in his four overs.
In reply, Short and McDermott played watchfully but couldn't capitalize on big innings and eventually threw their wickets. Meanwhile, David Malan and skipper Peter Handscomb repaired the innings their quick dismissals certainly derailed the stiff chase. Credit goes to Thunder's bowlers as they nipped Hurricanes batters as a unit and well-backed in the field as well. The trio of Chris Green 2/23, Nathan McAndrew 2/25, and Tanveer Sangha also picked a couple of wickets.