In the 35th match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23, Hobart Hurricanes defeated Melbourne Stars by 2 wickets at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Put in to bat first, Stars posted a total of 131/7 in 20 overs. The only batsman to have batted well for the Stars was Hilton Cartwright, who scored a decent 57 runs off 47 deliveries and powered his team to a respectful total.
In reply, Hurricanes’ with the help of opener Caleb Jewell‘s 70 (44), chased down the target in 17.4 overs and scored 133 for the loss of 8 wickets.
Apart from the team’s batting performance, Hurricanes’ skipper Nathan Ellis bowled exceptionally well and took two wickets in his four overs quota, giving away just 12 runs. Riley Meredith and Faheem Ashraf also picked up two wickets each.
The game towards the end turned a bit dramatic after the Stars dismissed the Hurricanes’ top order. Still, the latter somehow managed to register a victory, with captain Ellis hitting the winning runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 9, 2023
— Hobart Hurricanes (@HurricanesBBL) January 9, 2023
Who is Hobart Hurricanes coach ? He seems to have some problem with Power Surge again and again, This game would have ended 4-5 overs earlier with power surge and NRR would have been positive #BBL12
— anonymous-2545 (@Sandesh_2545) January 9, 2023
Very charitable of Hobart Hurricanes to boost the Stars’ confidence like this
— Melissa Story (@melissagstory) January 9, 2023
This chase is giving all vibes of that IPL game where Delhi Capitals lost 7 wickets for 8 runs against Punjab. Hobart Hurricanes making an absolute has of a game they should have wrapped up by now. Have they forgotten the Power Surge exists? #BBL12
— Soorya Sesha (@sooryasesha7) January 9, 2023
Player of the Match ✅
Nathan Ellis doing it all! 🪄
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) January 9, 2023
— Himanshu (@himmyrao23) January 9, 2023
Caleb Jewell, I watch from here in England, as an england fan, and I think he is going to be the next big thing in Australia white ball cricket
— Arren Woodward (@ArrenWoodward) January 8, 2023
The @HurricanesBBL lost 6-31 on their way to that two-wicket win 🌪️
Really important innings from Caleb Jewell (70 off 44) in the end – could’ve been one of the biggest chokes in BBL history!#BBL12
— Dylan Bolch (@BolchDylan) January 9, 2023
Caleb Jewell my new favourite BBL player 💎 #bbl12
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) January 9, 2023