Week Five Review (KFC BBL)
Week Five of the BBL was an exciting one. All the games were full of big hits as well as some misses!
Hurricanes v Heat Review
The Heat batted first and managed to post a respectable total, mainly thanks to captain Mccullum. Incredibly all six bowlers used by the Hurricanes took at least one wicket. It was a team effort from the Hurricanes; all batsmen made at least double figures. I was surprised that Gannon didn’t get a bowl for the Heat. The Hurricanes have to be a force to be reckoned with as far as taking out the title is concerned.
Stars v Sixers Review
The Stars scrapped their way to a score of one hundred and twenty-eight runs. The Stars almost tried too much variety with the bowl, utilizing seven bowlers. Hughes and Maddinson helped the Sixers cruise to victory, winning with eight wickets in hand.
Strikers v Hurricanes
Carey stole the show for the Strikers with the bat, scoring an inspirational century. Archer kept the Hurricanes in the game with three wickets and a run out; he was involved in every dismissal. In reply the Hurricanes failed to reach the target, despite only losing four wickets. You shouldn’t lose a game of cricket when you only lose four wickets; they may feel that they should have taken more risks with the bat.
Sixers v Heat
The Sixers absolutely destroyed the Heat; incredibly all five bowlers used by the Sixers took at least one wicket. The Sixers cruised to victory with nine wickets remaining in a one sided affair.
Stars v Thunder Review
The Stars scrapped their way to a respectable score; they managed to post a total of one hundred and forty-seven runs. In response the Thunder made short work of the run chase with the opening batsmen posting a quick fire partnership. They scored slightly above ten an over for the first seven overs. The chase was a forgone conclusion after that. Watson led the way with one wicket and forty-nine not out, with the Thunder winning the contest by seven wickets.
Scorchers v Hurricanes Review
The game was in the balance when the Hurricanes were four for sixty-eight; however the Hurricanes did well to reach one hundred and sixty-seven runs, mainly thanks to a strong partnership between Bailey and Milenko. In reply, Bancroft and Turner stole the show, both managing to post a half century, leading the Scorchers to a victory by five wickets.
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