Week 8 My Review (KFC BBL 2018/19)
What an intriguing, entertaining and unpredictable week of T20 cricket we had in the KFC BBL.
Thursday February 7th
Hurricanes v Renegades
Once again, the Hurricanes dominated the opening stages of a match with the bat thanks to an outstanding partnership between Matthew Wade and Darcy Short that totalled 87 runs! By the completion of the Hurricanes the game was all but over with their total score 183 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. It proved to be an improbable total for the Renegades to chase down, falling 16 runs short.
Friday February 8th
Heat v Stars
The only reason that the Stars compiled a competitive total was an impressive 81 runs scored by Marcus Stoinis. In reply, the Heat reached the target of 157 runs with all 10 wickets in hand. It was a game that the Stars would have expected to win at the completion of their innings, but in then end the Heat annihilated the Stars, with the Heat hitting a total of 13 6’s and chasing down the total set with 10 overs to spare!
Saturday February 9th
Strikers v Scorchers
The Scorchers batted well to post a more than competitive total of 174 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Mitch Marsh led from the front with an unbeaten half century. For the Strikers, Jonathan Wells was the standout with an impressive 69 runs to help the Strikers claim victory and mean that the Scorchers finished last and were resigned to the wooden spoon.
Thunder v Hurricanes
The Hurricanes batted 1st, Matthew Wade and George Bailey were standouts leading the Hurricanes to what appeared to be an insurmountable total, but didn’t prove to be; the Thunder chased down the total set in a rain affected game, with 4 balls remaining.
Sunday February 10th
Stars v Sixers
The Sixers were annihilated by the Stars, skipper Glen Maxwell was a stand out for the Stars with a quick fire 82 runs, which was more runs that the entire Sixers team scored combined in reply to the Stars. All 5 Stars bowlers used took at least 1 wicket, with the Sixers capitulating.