BBL 09: Knockouts' scenario clear as Thunder beats Scorchers and Hurricanes defeat Strikers

Perth Scorchers have been knocked out of the race of playoffs.

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder

Alex Hales | GettyThe Perth Scorcher faced Sydney Thunder in a rain-curtailed match at the Sydney Showground Stadium. In a 15-overs per side match, Scorchers decided to bat first after winning the bat flip.

Cameron Bancroft hit 35* in 25 balls and Livingstone made 20, as Scorchers made 99/4 in their quota of 15 overs. Morris, Cook, Tremain, and Sams picked one-wicket each. Strikers got a revised target of 96 from 12 overs.

Alex Hales made 47 and Khawaja made 22 as the openers added 66 runs for the opening wicket. Chris Morris slammed 11* with one four and one six to take the team to a 7-wicket win via the D/L method.

PS 99/4 in 15 overs (C BANCROFT 35*; C MORRIS 1/9) lost to ST 97/3 (A HALES 47; J RICHARDSON 1/13) by 7 wickets via D/L method

Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers

Matthew Wade | GettyHobart Hurricanes won the bat flip and chose to bat first against Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval. Matthew Wade slammed his highest BBL and T20 score of 130* (11 fours and 7 sixes). D’Arcy Short also slammed 72 runs with 4 fours and 4 sixes to his name as Hurricanes put on 217/1 on board.

In reply, Strikers got a good start with Phil Salt making 66 with 10 fours and 2 sixes and captain Head made 47 with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Alex Carey contributed 39 runs as well, but Hurricanes’ bowlers proved to be too good. Clive Rose, Nathan Ellis, and Scott Boland picked two wickets each.

HH 217/1 (M WADE 130*; D SHORT 72) defeated AS 207/8 (P SALT 66; C ROSE 2/16) by 10 runs

Knockouts scenario:

- Hurricanes will finish fourth or fifth and will play 'The Eliminator' on Thursday
- It's Stars v Sixers at the 'G in 'The Qualifier' on Friday
- Strikers finish third and will host 'The Knockout' on Saturday
- Scorchers Eliminated



By Jatin Sharma - 26 Jan, 2020

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