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D'Arcy Short's five-for made the telling difference

D'Arcy Short's five-for made the telling difference

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Hobart

D'Arcy Short's five-wicket haul followed half-centuries from Matthew Wade and Macalister Wright as Hobart Hurricanes secured a much-needed victory against Sydney Thunder to keep their slim hopes alive. Having posted 185 for 6, the Hurricanes bowled out Thunder for 128 to register a comprehensive 57-run win that took them to the fifth spot on the points table - tied on points with Thunder (11) who are at sixth, with both teams left with a game each.

Opting to bat, the Hurricanes suffered an early setback as Short fell for a duck, bowled by Arjun Nair in the opening over. But the innings gained impetus through a 97-run association between Wade and Wright, with the former scoring at a strike rate of over 160 for his 34-ball 56 which included six fours and two sixes. Daniel Sams and Nair struck in quick succession to dismiss Wade and David Miller respectively, while Daniel Sams struck twice in the 17th over, accounting for Ben McDermott and Wright, as Thunder managed to halt the momentum. But only momentarily as George Bailey came up with a blitzy 29 off only 10 deliveries to power the Hurricanes to a formidable total.

Usman Khawaja was dismissed early in the chase by James Faulkner but Alex Hales's 42-ball 63 kept Thunder in the hunt. They reached 100 in the 13th over before Short accounted for both Hales and Chris Morris in the same over, and followed it up with the wicket of Jay Lenton in the next to leave Thunder at 106 for 5. Alex Ross attempted a fightback but his innings came to an end on 36 as he became Short's fourth scalp, and he went on to bag his maiden fifer by sending back Nair. Thunder's innings fell apart as they lost their last eight wickets for only 28 runs to suffer their seventh loss in 13 games.

Brief scores: Hobart Hurricanes 185/6 in 20 overs (Macalister Wright 64, Matthew Wade 56; Daniel Sams 4-34) beat Sydney Thunder 128 in 17.3 overs (Alex Hales 63, Alex Ross 36; D'Arcy Short 5-21) by 57 runs.

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