Week 2 My Review (KFC BBL 2019/20)
Week 2 of the KFC BBL was even better than Week 1 with 6 games in 7 days; the only day that there wasn’t a game was Wednesday December 25th when it was Christmas day. The games were more captivating from a viewer’s perspective in Week 2 of the KFC BBL as there wasn’t more than 1 game per day, which was better to watch. You don’t want to miss out on the Week 2 of the KFC BBL due to the fact that the cricket that was played was good to watch, report on and read about.
Monday December 23rd
Strikers v Scorchers
The game was reduced to 18 overs batting length for each team. Jake Weatherald stole the show for the Strikers who batted 1st with 83 runs off 47 balls. Alex Carey wasn’t far behind with 55 runs off just 24 balls. Jye Richardson was clearly the best of the bowlers, Richardson took 2 for 29 and helped run Weatherald out. Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone put on 124 runs for the Scorchers. Rashid Khan was the leading wicket taker for the Strikers with 3 wickets. The Strikers won by 15 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method.
Tuesday December 24th
Hurricanes v Renegades
The Hurricanes bowled extremely well with 3 of their bowlers taking 3 wickets each; James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith. Aaron Finch managed to give the Renegades a score to defend with a half century. Darcy Short and Ben Mcdermott both made half centuries for the Hurricanes in reply, while Tom Cooper took 2 wickets for the Renegades, but it wasn’t enough with the Hurricanes winning by 7 wickets.
Thursday December 26th
Scorchers v Sixers
Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques and Tom Curran all made over 20 runs for the Sixers. Chris Jordan took 3 wickets for the Scorchers. All 5 bowlers for the Sixers took at least 1 wicket; Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Tom Curran, Shaun Abbott and Lloyd Pope and therefore the Sixers won the game by 48 runs.
Friday December 27th
Stars v Strikers
The Strikers batted 1st with 3 of their batsmen scoring more than 20 runs; Jake Weatherald made 21 runs, while Alex Carey accumulated 45 runs and Jonathan Wells made 68 runs not out, with the Strikers reaching 174 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. The Strikers narrowly won the game, by a total of 5 runs. The Stars tried their best to reach the total set for them, but a big reason why they didn’t win was due to Peter Siddle taking 3 for 24 for the Strikers.
Saturday December 28th
Sixers v Thunder
The Thunder managed to set a respectable total for the Sixers to chase, accumulating 149 runs. Callum Ferguson was the standout with 52 runs for the Thunder. Shaun Abbott and Tom Curran took 2 wickets for the Sixers, while Lloyd Pope took 3 wickets. The game went down to the super over thanks to some outstanding batting from Moises Henriques and Tom Curran. The Sixers won the super over; the 4th that they have been involved in; they have been involved in every super over of the Big Bash and it showed.
Sunday December 29th
Renegades v Strikers
The Strikers batted first and had four players that made 20 runs or more, they were; Phil Salt, Alex Carey, Jonathan Wells and Rashid Khan, helping the Renegades make 155 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Only 2 Renegades bowlers took wickets, with Kane Richardson taking 4 and Cameron Boyce, 2. Aaron Finch was the standout for a Renegades team that remain winless with a half century. Wes Agar, Cameron Valente and Rashid Khan all took 2 wickets, helping the Strikers claim an 18-run win.