Facts and Figures
Average Runs Scored batting first: There was an average of 140.25 runs per team that batted first in four games.
Average Runs Scored batting second: There was an average of 134.25 runs per team that batted second in four games.
Highlight: The result of the third game of the week was decided off the last ball of the final over, with the Hobart Hurricanes successfully defending a score of 120 runs.
Average Wickets bowling first: There was an average of 7.50 wickets per team that bowled first in four games.
Average Wickets bowling second: There was an average of 5.44 wickets per team that bowled second in four games.
Week 7 (In a Nutshell): The Perth Scorchers had played all of their regular season prior to this week, so they didn’t feature in this blog. In contrast, the Hobart Hurricanes played twice. In week 7 the team that batted first won two out of four games. Find out what transpired in week 7.
Game One of Four (Mon, 23 Jan)
Hobart Hurricanes (8 for 156 from 20 overs batting second) v Sydney Sixers (7 for 180 from 20 overs batting first: Sydney Sixers won by 24 runs)
Sixers too good
Facts and Figures: Steve Smith dominated for the third game in a row with the bat for the Sydney Sixers as he made 66 runs from 33 balls! Five out of six Hobart Hurricanes bowlers took at least one wicket. Zak Crawley top scored for the Hobart Hurricanes with 49 runs from 45 balls. Three of the six Sydney Sixers bowlers that bowled took two wickets each.
Pivotal Moment: Hobart Hurricanes dangerman Tim David was out for 24 from 13 balls, which made the score 4 for 87 from 11.1 overs. The bowler that took the wicket from the Sydney Sixers was Hayden Kerr and Jordan Silk took the catch.
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changer: Tim David
Sydney Sixers Game Changer: Steven Smith
Game Two of Four (Tue, 24 Jan)
Melbourne Renegades (4 for 143 from 18.2 overs batting second) v Adelaide Strikers (7 for 142 from 20 overs batting first: Melbourne Renegades won by six wickets with ten balls remaining)
Strikers miss finals, somehow
Facts and Figures: Alex Carey top scored for the Adelaide Strikers with 65 runs from 47 balls. Fawad Ahmed of the Melbourne Renegades was the pick of their bowlers with 3 for 17 from 4 overs. Aaron Finch top scored for them with 63 not out. Three out of six Melbourne Renegades bowlers took one wicket, with the fourth wicket being a run out.
Pivotal Moment: Matthew Short of the Adelaide Strikers was dismissed for a duck from three balls, which the score 1 for 0 from 0.3 overs. He was out caught and bowled from Melbourne Renegades bowler, Tom Rogers.
Melbourne Renegades Game Changer: Aaron Finch
Adelaide Strikers Game Changer: Alex Carey
Game Three of Four (Wed, 25 Jan)
Hobart Hurricanes (9 for 120 batting first) v Brisbane Heat (8 for 118 from 20 overs batting second: Hobart Hurricanes won by two runs)
Hurricanes get miraculous win!
Facts and Figures: The Hobart Hurricanes top scorer was Macalister Wright with 56 runs. All five Brisbane Heat bowlers took at least one wicket, with Michael Neser the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 35 from 4 overs. Jimmy Peirson was their highest scoring batsman with 39 runs. Four out of six Hobart Hurricanes bowlers that bowled took at least one wicket. The pick of the bowlers was Riley Meredith with 1 for 12 from four overs.
Pivotal Moment: Jimmy Peirson was the sixth wicket to fall for the Brisbane Heat, which made the score 6 for 105 from 17.2 overs. The wicket was taken by Brisbane Heat bowler Nathan Ellis and the catch was taken by Zak Crawley.
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changers: Riley Meredith, Macalister Wright
Brisbane Heat Game Changers: Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson
Game Four of Four (Wed, 25 Jan)
Melbourne Stars (7 for 119 from 20 overs batting first) v Sydney Thunder (7 for 120 from 18.5 overs batting second: Sydney Thunder won by three wickets with seven balls remaining)
Thunder sneak into the finals
Facts and Figures: Hilton Cartwright and Thomas Rogers made 36 and 35 runs respectively, for the Melbourne Starts. Two of the seven Sydney Thunder bowlers that bowled combined to take five of the seven wickets. Daniel Sams top scored for the Sydney Thunder with 28 runs from 18 balls. Adam Zampa was the pick of the Melbourne Stars bowlers with 3 for 25 from 4 overs.
Pivotal Moment: Thomas Rogers of the Melbourne Stars was the fourth wicket to fall, which made the score 4 for 84 from 13.2 overs. The wicket was taken by Usman Qadir, with Chris Green taking the catch.
Melbourne Stars Game Changers: Thomas Rogers, Adam Zampa
Sydney Thunder Game Changers: Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Usman Qadir