After nearly months of T20 Cricket overdosing the fans, test cricket across the world has taken over the imagination of the fans. There are three test series going on , with the England vs Pakistan nearing its end. Australia are hosting South Africa, while India are away to Bangladesh.
Amidst the test cricket action, the 2022/23 season of Big Bash league is taking place. The league this year has seen a very lukewarm reception from the fans as far as in stadium attendances are concerned.
The story so far –
Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers faced off each other on Monday at Aurora Stadium at Launceston. Hobart wont the toss and chose to bat first, to make best use of the conditions.
Shadab Khan grabs an amazing caught and bowled –
The match was going down to the wire as Perth Scorchers were needing 17 runs from 10 balls. Aaron Hardie was facing off against Khan, who bowled a flighted delivery. Hardie, tried to push the ball as it was lobbed in the air and Shadab Khan dived across the pitch to take a brilliant two handed caught and bowled chance.
Matthew Wade plays captains knock to help Hobart reach 172 –
Batting 1st, Hobart scored 172 for 8 from their 20 overs. Ben McDermott was out first ball of the game. Matthew Wade the skipper joined D’Arcy Short and added 67 runs for the 2nd wicket with Short scoring 35. Tim David scored 28 balls 46 with 4 fours and a six, while Shadab Khan scored 22 of 17 balls. The top scorer was Wade who scored 51 off 29 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Perth falls short by 8 runs –
Chasing 173 to win, Perth saw Faf Du Plessis smash 16 ball 32 to help the chasing team score 44 in 4 overs. The top scorer was Josh Inglis who scored 62 off 37 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes. Patrick Dooley did the job with the ball for the hurricanes picking 4/16 from his overs. Meredith picked 2 wickets while Khan and Ellis picked a wicket each as Hobart won the game by 8 runs.