Hobart Hurricanes snapped their run of two straight defeats in their last game when they overcame Melbourne Stars by 24 runs.
Batting first, the Hurricanes piled up a big score of 180, thanks to opener Ben McDermott’s 67 off 43 and his 93-run stand for the first wicket with Matthew Wade (39).
Their pace battery then helped them contain the Stars at 156-9, with Riley Meredith, Tom Rogers, and Nathan Ellis picking eight wickets between themselves in addition to being generally miserly.
Rogers is now Hobart’s leading wicket-taker so far this season with eight wickets to his name. Wade leads the corresponding batting chart.
Adelaide Strikers have now lost three on the bounce and must be a little worried at this point.
Defeats to Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers, both bigger sides, was understandable but a loss to Brisbane on home turf should be harder to digest.
In their last game, Adelaide conceded 208 runs against Brisbane and managed 169 in reply, falling short by 39 runs.
Except for Rashid Khan, the bowling effort was woeful as Melbourne middle-order batsmen Ben Duckett and Sam Heazlett smashed them all around the park.
It’s been said time and again that Adelaide batting is super weak and it again got exposed. They got to 169 but few would say they were on track to chase down the target.