Recent Match Report – Strikers vs Hurricanes 26th Match 2022/23

Hobart Hurricanes 178 for 3 (Jewell 54, McDermott 53) beat Adelaide Strikers 177 for 6 (Lynn 87, Short 38) by seven wickets

Hobart Hurricanes overcame a brutal knock from a resurgent Chris Lynn to notch a crucial win over Adelaide Strikers.

Lynn hit a 58-ball 87 on Monday night at Blundstone Arena, his highest score of the summer, as the Strikers posted 177 for 6. It proved not enough, with Hurricanes’ top order giving Lynn, now the tournament’s top-scorer, a taste of his own medicine.

Openers Caleb Jewell (54 from 28 balls) and Ben McDermott (53 from 33) got the chase off to a flying start with an 86-run partnership off 49 balls.

Jewell, named Player of the Match, opened ahead of Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short and clobbered four sixes, including one off Rashid Khan who was unusually expensive.

Short and Tim David both finished unbeaten on 27, guiding Hurricanes home with 16 balls to spare. The win, Hurricanes’ third from six matches, lifts them off the bottom of the table. Strikers, meanwhile, have lost four straight after a promising 3-0 start to the tournament.

Lynn, who was let go by Brisbane Heat in the off-season, earlier struck nine fours and three sixes after Strikers won the toss and elected to bat. He fell in the final over to a sharp outfield catch from Jewell off the bowling of young seamer Mitch Owen.

Lynn shared a 72-run partnership with Matthew Short after the loss of opener Henry Hunt early. He upped the ante late alongside New Zealand’s Colin de Grandhomme who provided a cameo. Lynn took a particular liking to Short in the 14th over, hitting two fours and a six in an over that went for 16 runs.

Spinner Patrick Dooley was the most economical Hurricanes bowler, going for 25 runs from his four overs and also picking up the wicket of Adam Hose.

Strikers, who opted to rest the tournament’s leading wicket-taker Henry Thornton, could have an injury concern with Peter Siddle appearing to bowl in pain.

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