Top Spot Up For Grabs

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Joanthon Wells steered the hosts to victory last time out. Image courtesy of tenplay.com.au

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Hurricanes v Sixers


Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Tuesday December 23 –   6:10pm (AEST)

Form:


W

W


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After both sides registered wins in their opening Big Bash matches, the Hurricanes and Sixers have the chance to go to the top of the table when they clash in Hobart.

The Hurricanes set a healthy total for pre-tournament favourites, the Stars, to run down on Saturday, but it took some time to get into a rhythm. After opening batsman batsman Alex Hales was dismissed for a duck, and third and fourth hitters Tim Paine and George Bailey could only combine for 22 runs, the warning signs were running hot. But up stepped local all-rounder Jonathan Wells. The 26-year-old hit 68 runs off 44 balls, including four boundaries and a six. After that performance, he may climb up the batting order, and he looks value at to score the most runs for the hosts.

The Sixers also tasted victory in their opening match, but they had to work a bit harder to secure the two points. With a total of 154 set to run down, Nic Maddison came out swinging from the get-go. The young left hander hit four boundaries and half a dozen sixes on his way to 84 not out, putting a smile on the face of Sydney coach Trevor Bayliss. While Maddison was instrumental in the run chase, 22-year-old fast bowler Sean Abbott was dominant with the ball. He claimed the all-important wickets of Aaron Finch and Dwayne Bravo, leaking just 20 runs in the process.

Home ground advantage sees Hobart take the tag as favourites, however the Sixers have been kept safe in betting. With so many of the outsiders getting up in the early stages of the competition, punters are electing to go where there’s value, including one big bet of $1100 coming in for the visitors.  

 

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