Week 9 My Review (KFC BBL 2018/19)
It was a fascinating 9th week of KFC BBL that had the semi finals as well as a grand final. The cricket that was played was thoroughly entertaining, in what was most probably the most exciting week of the BBL.
Thursday February 14th
Hurricanes v Stars
The Hurricanes scored a respectable total of 153 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Only 3 Hurricanes batsmen managed to make double figures. Daniel Worrall was a stand out for the Stars with the bowl, taking a remarkable 4 wickets to help restrict the Stars from accumulating an unassailable total for the Stars batsmen to chase. Incredibly, only 1 Stars batsman managed to reach double figures, as the Stars comfortably reached the target set with 6 wickets in hand.
Friday February 15th
Renegades v Sixers
All 5 Sixers batsmen that batted managed to reach double figures. The Sixers dominated with the bat posting a more than respectable total of 180 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. It appeared to be insurmountable that the Renegades could chase down the target set for them, however they batted superbly; it was a team effort with the bat for the Renegades with no one reaching a half century. Somehow the Renegades reached the target set, despite the fact that they lost 7 wickets in the run chase. Remarkably for the Sixers, Nathan Lyon was the only 1 of the 6 bowlers used not to take a wicket, yet they lost the game. It was 1 of the more memorable run chases in T20 cricket for memory.
Sunday February 17th
Renegades v Stars
Only 1 of the Renegades batsmen failed to make double figures. For the Stars Jackson Bird and Adam Zampa both managed to take 2 wickets each. Renegades made a respectable score of 145 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. The Stars would be bitterly disappointed that they didn’t chase the target that was by the Renegades down, even though the opening partnership between Ben Dunk and Marcus Stoinis was 93 runs. It was a team effort for the Renegades with the bowl as well as the bat; 4 of the 5 bowlers used taking a minimum of 1 wicket each and defended a target that appeared gettable with a fantastic performance with the bowl, that typified was indicative of the way in which the Renegades played throughout the BBL this season.