Hobart Hurricanes did register their first game in this edition of Big Bash League after openers D’Arcy Short and Tim Paine produced crucial half centuries to help his side post 200 runs from their 20 overs. In the chase, Sixers struggled to find any rhythm in their innings barring a quick fire 40 runs from opener Jason Roy.
The Hurricanes went onto register 60 run win to notch up their first win. D’Arcy Short and Tim Paine did provide the early momentum to the innings. Short played a breezy 61 runs off 29 balls while Paine played a sedate innings to help the side lay an ideal platform for others to pile up a big score on the board.
It was always a case for Sixers who were facing an uphill battle as the only teams have chased down scores of over 200 since the inception of Big Bash League. Jason Roy made a rampant start as he clobbered three fours and a huge six off the bowling of fast bowler Shaun Tait. Stuart Broad and Clive Rose bowled well as the pressure mounted on the Sydney Sixers. Sixers made a good start as the fortune changed hands quickly as they lost two quick wickets. Roy also fell to the spin of Cameron Boyce after scoring 40 runs off 22 balls. Shaun Tait did go for a plenty in his first over but was quickly able to claw things back as he took the wicket of O’Keefe and Sean Abbott. He also went onto clean up Sam Billings with a searing yorker to finish with three wickets on the night.