Exciting Clash: Hurricanes vs Strikers – 33rd Match 2023/24

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Adelaide Strikers’ Jake Weatherald scored an impressive 80 from 32 balls to secure an eight-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes. Weatherald’s stellar performance kept the Strikers’ Big Bash League final hopes alive while ending Hobart’s top-four quest. Paddy Dooley was particularly targeted by Weatherald, who hit the spinner for three fours and four sixes, including a maximum to finish the game. The win lifted Strikers to fourth place on the ladder, one point ahead of Melbourne Stars. Meanwhile, Hurricanes remain in sixth place with three points adrift of the top four. Strikers will be hoping for the fitness of Chris Lynn for their final regular-season game, but Lynn’s departure for the ILT20 competition means he won’t be available for the finals. Strikers’ skipper Matt Short’s quick 39 off 25 balls set up the run chase, followed by a 108-run partnership between Weatherald and Adam Hose. Spinner Cameron Boyce also played a crucial role, taking 2 for 17 from four overs. Mac Wright top-scored for Hurricanes with 37 from 27 balls, but they struggled early on, only reaching 68 for 2 after 10 overs.

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