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Big Bash League 12: 469 Runs, 1 Century, 4 Fifties; Skipper Matt Short leads Strikers to BBL’s highest chase

Adelaide: “It is the greatest chase in twelve seasons of Big Bash. And it’s Matt Short. This is Hollywood stuff”

Records Broken, History Unfurled, Batting Classic, Cricket – The Beautiful Game. 469 runs in a T20 Cricket Match!!. Adelaide Strikers defeat Hobart Hurricanes in one of the best BBL Matches ever. Thanks to extra cool explosive batting by Matt Short, Chris Lynn, and Adam Hose, the Strikers win by 7 wickets.

Hobart Hurricanes have it out for the Strikers badly. After the entertaining match at Bellerive between the two, The Canes picked up where they left off. Caleb Jewell, Man of the Match at Bellerive lit the game again. He fired fifty-five runs off 25 balls with Ben Mcdermott on the opening stand. Mcdermott also notched up a fifty with a spine-chilling batting extravaganza exploding at Adelaide. After captain Wade departed without finding the chasm, Zak Crawley took up charge alongside Tim David. David walked in after Mitchell Owen’s dismissal.

Zak Crawley and Tim bottled up an 89-run partnership off 39 balls, thus getting the total score to 229/4 in 20 overs. Crawley scored a fifty (54 off 28)and David managed a thirty (39 off 20). The total is the third-highest inning score in BBL and the best by the Canes ever Amongst the Strikers bowlers, de Grandhomme picked up two. Meanwhile, Harry Conway and Matt Short shared the rest.

In defense, The Strikers had a slow start managing only 10 runs in the first two overs with a loss of wicket. Patrick Dooley, the spin wizard bamboozled Ryan Gibson into submission. What happened next was an explosion. Chris Lynn, the highest run-getter in BBL joined forces with Matt Short in a quest to one of the best chases in BBL. Chris Lynn scored 64 off 29 balls and remained blazed until Patrick Dooley caught him in a twist. However, Matt Short didn’t settle down taking full-on attack mode. He took charge of cracking necessary boundaries. Adam Hose on the other end remained calm and slow but not for long.

In the 17th over, one by Faheem Ashraf, Adam knocked up three sixes sending the Canes into the danger zone. Finally, Tim David caught Adam with the leg before the wicket. At the end of the 18th over, the Strikers required 25 runs from 12 balls with Short on strike.

In the last over, the duo reduced the length to win by 13 runs. In the third ball, Matt Short sends a fuller into the extra covers for a boundary to level the target. Alongside the win, Matt Short also scores his first century of the season. A 100 off 59, a classic T20 Ton for the ages to come. The Strikers now hold the record for the highest run chase in Big Bash League History The 469 runs created today at the Adelaide Oval will go down as one of the best Twenty-20 matches in history.

The Canes had an excellent batting field trip but the bowling failed magnanimously. Agreed that the Strikers played brilliantly, but the 21 Extras can’t be ignored. The Canes will go into the next outing after a thorough test of the reckless bowling at the Adelaide. Meanwhile, the opposition side will be celebrating after the exhilarating chase they successfully pulled off. Also Read: Last week’s match summary where Hurricanes defeated the Strikers here

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Mohammed Bazim
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With a dream to be in the paddock living the life, Mohammed Bazim is a 19-year-old collegiate who spends his day watching old games, trying to learn more about his passion, Formula One. Hailing from Kerala, he considers himself to be a trivia aficionado. His lover passion for trivia does not end at Formula 1, it just begins there. Bazim loves to write about anything and everything related to Business, Sports, Fashion, and International Relations.
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