Hobart Hurricanes bag the first win of the BBL 2020-21.
Sydney Sixers title defence takes an early blow.
Hobart Hurricanes bowled brilliantly in the second half of Sydney Sixers innings to seal a win in the opening match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21.
The hosts’ Hurricanes batted first and half-centuries from Tim David (58 off 33) and Colin Ingram (55 off 42) guided them to a score of 178/8 in their 20 overs.
In reply, the Sixers glided to 118/1 before hitting quicksand. After James Vince’s dismissal, the wheels fell off in spectacular fashion. Vince was out for a 41-ball 67 in the 14th over.
In total, Hurricanes picked 5/44 in 6.3 overs to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
James Faulkner (2/22), Riley Meredith (2/29), Nathan Ellis (1/37) and Scott Boland (1/39) all bowled well to take Hurricanes home.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 10, 2020
— Hobart Hurricanes BBL (@HurricanesBBL) December 10, 2020
— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) December 10, 2020
What a Collapse by Sixers
A game that SYS could have taken home inside 19 overs ended up losing it by 16 runs
Sixers won the Bash Boost & earned a point but couldn't win the game
Credit to Hurricanes bowlers & great captaincy by Handscomb
— Nilesh G (@oye_nilesh) December 10, 2020
— 💧 Vonnie V (@visivoz) December 10, 2020
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) December 10, 2020
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) December 10, 2020
James Faulkner scalped two wickets by spending just 22 runs to help Hurricanes win the #BBL10 opener by 16 runs.
— Amjath AJ (@CricProfAJ) December 10, 2020
And they turned what looked like a certain victory into a scrambled tie (and very nearly a defeat!) #BBL10
— I Stand With Zelina Vega (@bainalan05) December 10, 2020
What an incredible turnaround in the #BBL10 opener; half-way through the run-chase the @SixersBBL were cruising and looked like they would win with an over to spare. Instead, they lost by 16 runs. Win for @HurricanesBBL
— Arun Gopalakrishnan (@statanalyst) December 10, 2020
— Ishara Isuru 🏏⚽️🏉 (@Ishisuru1) December 10, 2020