Week 3 My Review (KFC BBL 2019/20)
Week 3 of the KFC BBL was possibly the best yet with 9 games in 7 days; there was at least 1 game on every day of Week 3, with 2 games played on Thursday and Sunday. You definitely don’t want to miss out on Week 3 of the KFC BBL as there was plenty of big hits and other exciting things that happened; take a look at what transpired!
Monday December 30th
Hurricanes v Stars
The Hurricanes batted 1st with a rain reduced 11 overs instead of the allotted 20 overs. Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile were both standouts for the Stars with 2 wickets each. The Hurricanes reached a disappointed 5 for 69, which the Stars had no trouble chasing down; the Stars won with the Duckworth/Lewis method applied. They reached 3 for 55 from 7.3 overs, winning the game by 4 runs.
Tuesday December 31st
Thunder v Strikers
Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja put on 73 runs for the 2nd wicket for the Thunder in what proved to be a match winning partnership. Peter Siddle was the pick of the bowlers for the Strikers taking 2 for 30. The Thunder won by 3 runs, but Rashid Khan did everything in his power to win the game for the Strikers with 40 runs off 18 balls. 3 of the Thunder bowlers took 2 wickets each.
Wednesday January 1st
Scorchers v Heat
Although Cameron Bancroft was the star for the Scorchers with the bat amassing a half century, Fawad Ahmed was man of the match taking 3 wickets; Ahmed helped the Scorchers claim victory by 40 runs.
Thursday January 2nd
Thunder v Stars
The Thunder reached a respectable total of 142 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Glenn Maxwell and Haris Rauf took 5 wickets between them for the Stars. In reply, the Stars appeared to be cruising at 1 for 123, but scraped home by 3 wickets.
Renegades v Sixers
The Renegades reached 153 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh put on 66 runs for the 2nd wicket. For the Sixers, they managed to chase down the total set with 6 wickets in hand, despite Captain Moises Henriques getting out for a duck.
Friday January 3rd
Hurricanes v Heat
Heat Captain Chris Lynn was the star of the show; Lynn finished with 88 not out from 55 balls. The Heat scored over 200 runs for the loss of just 3 wickets. The Hurricanes lost the game by a fairly respectable 31 runs. All 7 of the Heat bowlers used took at least 1 wicket.
Saturday January 4th
Stars v Renegades
The Renegades reached a defendable total of 142 runs for the loss of 9 wickets, with the usual contributors Dale Steyn and Adam Zampa probably the pick of the bowlers for the Stars. Unfortunately, the Renegades slumped to their 6th successive loss in this year’s BBL losing by 8 wickets.
Sunday January 5th
Sixers v Strikers
The Strikers reached a more than reasonable total of 176 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Jonathan Wells top scored with 40 not out. The Sixers scraped home with 3 balls to spare, despite the fact that they had 7 wickets in hand.
Scorchers v Hurricanes
Darcy Short scored a century for the Hurricanes! The Scorchers came close to chasing down the 181 runs required, losing the game by just 8 runs, with Darcy Short the only 1 of the 6 Hurricanes bowlers used who failed to take a wicket!