Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short posted a record-breaking partnership of 145 runs for the Hurricanes

Hurricanes have had their chances alive of a top-five finish. Wade batted brilliantly for them and that paved the way for a big score. Hobart though lost their way a bit and had to be content with a total of 8/188 in the end.

D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade played golf on Saturday but they angry off on Sunday with a bracing 145-run partnership, the biggest of BBL|10 so far, and their fourth century stands in the competition.

D’Arcy Short take 36 balls to reach his half-century, and Wade just 27, as the left-handers pasted the Sixers bowlers to all parts of the MCG to lay the foundation of the Hurricanes’ victory.

Sydney Sixers fought back well with the ball towards the latter end of the first innings. But lost a few quick wickets at the top to throw away the chance of a good start. Silk and Henriques batted well together but then two successive wickets off Henriques and Christian kind of killed the chase. Hurricanes with this win, have jumped to 5th in the points table.

Matthew Wade | Player of the Match: It (the end) wasn’t great, was it? Riley just mis-executed in the end and it can happen in T20. He’ll get better. A couple of no-ball sixes and all of a sudden we were in a bit of trouble. I was pretty confident when he hit it, it was a long, long boundary (Silk’s dismissal). If you keep dropping good players, you are gonna put yourself under pressure. Nathan Ellis was amazing again tonight and Sandeep was great with the ball. We were a bit sloppy in the field. We should have had a much easier win. Apart from the last over, the Sixers didn’t get away from us. It was a difficult wicket to come and start. It was stopping a little bit. We have to win our next game. In T20, it’s always nice to win a couple leading into the finals. Hopefully we get that done in the next game.

The scores: Hobart Hurricanes 8-188 (Wade 72, Short 86) defeated Sydney Sixers by seven runs at the MCG.

The points: Hurricanes 4, Sixers 0

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