Monday, December 24, 2018

Short was awarded the man of the match honours after

The Melbourne Stars have found themselves in an early 0-2 hole after being comprehensively swept aside by the Hobart Hurricanes.

Short was awarded the man of the match honours after

A solid fightback with the ball in hand helped the Hurricanes limit the Stars’ total and saw them reel in the total with ease as they claimed the six-wicket victory to move to 2-0.

Hurricanes skipper Matt Wade won the bat flip and opted to send the Stars in first and his decision paid instant dividends.

Pace bowler Joffra Archer entered the attack in the third over and it was his extreme pace and bounce brought about the undoing of Stars opener’s Travis Dean and Ben Dunk.


Both were deceived by rising deliveries with Dean’s going straight up in the air, while Dunk tried hitting one into the stands only for it to clip the top edge of his bat and sail into the hands of James Faulkner.

The loss of the opener’s left the Stars behind the eight ball, but their innings was resurrected by a stunning 87-run stand between Nick Larkin and Glenn Maxwell.

Maxwell was the star of the innings as he ignited the crowd and kept them on their toes with some scintillating hitting.

He hit two sixes in the one over off of spin bowler Clive Rose that not only cleared the fence, they sailed out of the stadium.

The first was a staggering switch hit that left Fox Cricket commentator Mark Howard claiming it to be an “unbelievable shot” and “the shot of the Big Bash”.



But it was Archer who once again did the damage and the removal of Maxwell turned the match back in the favour of the Hurricanes.

Being held in check after the key partnership was broken up, the Stars only managed to record 155 runs on the shortened Blundstone Arena.

Knowing they had their backs up against the wall, the Stars were deflated in the field early courtesy of D’Arcy Short and Wade combing for an opening 55-run stand.


From their the result was never in doubt as the Hurricanes made light work of the run chase and continued their undefeated start to the season.

Short was awarded the man of the match honours after a quickfire 34 runs from 22 balls followed up his 2/23 with the ball from four overs.

Hobart’s international recruit Tymal Mills has been ruled out of the entire BBL season with a hamstring injury.

The English left-arm quick, who has become a T20 specialist, suffered a recurrence of a hamstring strain while bowling in a practice match last week and missed the Hurricanes’ opening win against Brisbane.
His recovery time has been estimated at eight weeks, meaning he won’t play any part in Hobart’s pursuit of the title.

“This comes at a really unfortunate time for Tymal,” Hurricanes coach, Adam Griffith said.
“He was bowling well and feeling really good as a result of playing cricket throughout the year leading up to the Big Bash season.”


  1. Our man on Media Street post-match. Hobart’s answer to Santa Claus 🎅😂
  2. Deja vu a little bit here, Man of the Match again!
  3. Christmas Quality that is...

  4. THANK YOU SANTA! Just what we asked for... It's a Christmas Miracle!

  5. The Official Home Crowd Count for today: 9,132 Almost broke the 10K barrier. We now search for our Hill Street Grocer 'Guess The Crowd' winner who takes home the team-signed Hurricanes Bat + Shirt! Guess our next home crowd this Friday 28 December -

  6. The Star's Lamichhane has 3 wickets! We are 4/130 after 15.3 overs needing 26 off 28 balls. Wadey made 52. Benny Mac made 28. George' Big Guns' Bailey + Simon 'Mop Up The Run Chase' Milenko now at the crease...
  7. 😍🙌👏

  8. 2/100 in the 12th over! Getting there peoples. We likey!
  9. HALFWAY! And the glass is half full. We are 2/89 after 10 overs. Benny Mac on 13 (12) and Skipper Wadey 37 (23). We need 67 from 60 balls and a big fat 'W' from Santa Claus!
  10. Yeah? Nah!

  11. LOL - yes we have...

  12. Double Trouble! Alex Doolan bowled Lamichhane for just 2 from 3 balls. Hurricanes 2/61 after 6.4 overs. Hold steady Wadey on 22 from 15 with Benny McDermott now at the crease.
  13. Take 2: Make that 0/54 after just 5 overs. Ouch! And double ouch! Make that 1/55 after 5.4 overs. D'Arcy Short c: Dunk b: Boland for 34 from 22 balls with 5x4s and 1x6. Short's stay was... well... too short. Left me short tempered. Back shortly...
  14. Meanwhile back at the ranch - Short is 29 from 17 balls and Wade is 16 from 10 balls. 6 boundaries + 1x6 between them. Life is good in purple. – at Blundstone Arena
  15. Not too late for some Hurricanes Christmas Eve shopping here at 🛒🛍🎁🏟
  16. Hurricanes 0/14 after just 2 overs. Skipper Wade 7 off 6 and Shorty 7 off 5 with one boundary apiece. Solid start.
  17. 156 runs to win... Let’s do this Hurricanes! A nice Christmas gift idea for Tasmania 🙌
  18. Gotta love our new here at - A Match Made In Tasmania. Perfect Purple Partners.

  19. Who enjoyed this wicket? Ummmm... we did actually 😅👏

  20.   Retweeted
    On the CANE TRANE! 😈🌪🚂 – at Blundstone Arena

  21. Melbourne Stars finish their innings after 20 overs at 5/155. Archer 3/25, Short 2/23. Maxwell 47, Larkin 45. Who are you backing from here?
  22. The dangerous Bravo departs for 12 from 12 balls caught Faulkner bowled Short. Stars now 5/146 after 19 overs.
  23. A cracking day for Christmas Eve cricket. Crikey!
  24. Bye bye Maxi! Phew! 😅😅😅 Maxwell LBW Archer for 47 from 31 balls. Jof is now 3/14! Stars 4/125.
  25. And that is OUT! Larkin bowled by D’Arcy Short for 45 off 33 balls with the Stars looking brutal at 3/119 after 14.3 overs
  26.   Retweeted
    Ummmm Maxi. I love you man. But can you not
  27. Stars 2/111😞 and Maxi is officially hurting us with 45 from just 23 balls including 5x6s 😫
  28. Stars end their Power Play at 2/35 with dangerous skipper Glenn Maxwell now at the crease replacing Dunk. Good tight bowling from the Canes this afternoon so far.
  29. Lightning strikes TWICE! Jofra Archer takes his 2nd wicket. Former Tassie Tiger Ben Dunk c: Faulkner b: Archer for 10 off 18 balls. Stars 2/32 in the 6th over.
  30. BOOM! Stars 1/20. Travis Dean departs c&b our man for 11 off 9 balls after 3 overs. Nick Larkin in next.
  31. And we are underway here at on a beautiful sunny Hobart Monday Christmas Eve! Let's do this Hurricanes... The Cane Train... Stopping all stations to Trophy Town 🌪️🏏💜😂🚝