Week Four Review (KFC BBL)
Week four of the KFC BBL was an exciting one for the neutral. There were a lot of big hits and misses! There wasn’t many one sided games, making for a good spectacle.
Hurricanes v Sixers Review
Despite losing an early wicket, the Hurricanes Short and Wade set a good platform in their quest to post a respectable score. The Hurricanes made one hundred and seventy runs. The Sixers never looked like winning the games with the bat, until the final over where Billings hit two sixes in a row. Unfortunately for the Sixers they lost by five runs.
Scorchers v Renegades Review
The Renegades made a good start, with the run rate over ten an over for the first ten overs. They managed to score an intimidating one hundred and eighty-five runs. Turner was the hero with the bat for the Scorchers helping them reach the target with five wickets in hand.
Strikers v Stars Review
Maxwell helped the Stars reach a respectable total; they managed to score one hundred and fifty-one runs. When it was the Stars turn to bowl, Faulkner and Hastings bowled two overs each at a very economical rate. Carey and Head helped guide the Strikers to an eight wicket victory.
Heat v Hurricanes Review
Short stole the show with one hundred and twenty-two not out and one wicket with the bowl with an economy rate of just five runs per over. Despite Shorts heroics the Hurricanes only won by three runs.
Thunder v Scorchers Review
The Thunder managed a good score thanks to eighty-five runs from Khawaja. In reply the Scorchers were in trouble at four for thirty-five. What followed was an unbeaten partnership between Bancroft and Cartwright. Somehow the Scorchers managed to lose the game by three runs, despite having six wickets in hand.
Renegades v Stars Review
The Melbourne derby was an enthralling one. The Stars managed to post a good score mainly thanks to a seventy-four from Pietersen. For the Renegades the top scorer Bravo managed twenty-six runs. The Stars won the game by twenty-three runs.
Strikers v Scorchers
This game was a one sided match, with the Strikers managing just one hundred and twelve runs with the bat. The Scorchers reached the target comfortably with six wickets in hand.
Sixers v Thunder
The Thunder reached a respectable total mainly thanks to fourty-nine runs from Green and thirty-four runs from Vince. Henriques managed two wickets and eighteen runs not out in his comeback match. The Sixers cruised to a eight wicket victory.
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