Week 5 My Review (KFC BBL 2018/19)
Find out why week 5 of the Big Bash was so interesting. The highlight was Shane Watson hitting the first century of the current Big Bash competition. From a team perspective the Hurricanes performance against the Scorchers was the highlight. Find out what else happened in Week 5 of the Big Bash!
Monday January 14th
Stars v Hurricanes
This was a one sided contest; the Hurricanes were the only team that was going to claim the 2 points on offer in this game; they batted first and the partnership of 95 runs for the 1st wicket set the tone. For the Hurricanes Darcy Short impressed with 96 not out. The Stars never looked like successfully chasing the target 186 runs set by the Hurricanes.
Wednesday January 16th
Sixers v Renegades
The Sixers had a shocking start to this game as they slumped to 4 for 29. They had to settle for a less than respectable total of115 runs for the loss of 9 wickets off their allotted 20 overs. The pick of the bowlers for the Renegades was Kane Richardson and Mohammad Nabi who took 7 wickets between them. The Renegades were well led by Tom Cooper who led from the front scoring 49 runs.
Thursday January 17th
Heat v Thunder
What a remarkable performance by the Thunder; they completely dominated the game from start to finish. Shane Watson led from the front with a century for the Thunder. None of the Heat bowlers can hold their head up high; none of them had an economy rate of under 7 runs per over. In reply, the Heat were in trouble at 2 for 10 off 3 overs, but somehow, they avoided defeat with the lights going out. The Thunder were the only team that had a realistic chance of victory in this game, but they had to share a point with the Heat as there hadn’t been a minimum 5 overs bowled by the Thunder!
Friday January 18th
Scorchers v Hurricanes
The Scorchers posted an impressive 177 runs for the loss of 9 wickets, with Sam Whiteman top scoring with 68 runs. James Faulkner was the leading wicket taker for the Hurricanes with 3 wickets. The Hurricanes had to chase down a target of 178 runs to claim victory and they did, despite being 5 for 96. George Bailey helped steady the ship for the Hurricanes with 69 runs, while Faulkner did what he does best hitting some big shots to score a quick fire 28 not out to help the Hurricanes claim the 2 points on offer.
Saturday January 19th
Renegades v Stars
The Stars were outstanding with the bowl with only 1 out of the 6 bowlers chosen to bowl claiming at least 1 wicket. The Renegades made just 121 runs. The Stars made hard work of the run chase leaving it until the final over of the innings to chase down the target set with Marcus Stoinis the stand out with 71 not out.
Sunday January 20th
Sixers v Heat
The Sixers never looked like losing this game; they posted an impressive 177 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and restricted the Heat to a total of just 98 runs in reply. For the Sixers, 4 of the 5 bowlers used took at least 1 wicket, which meant that it was a team performance for the Sixers with the bowl.
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