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Big Bash League 2020-21: Hurricanes down Strikers, Sixers humiliate Renegades


Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers registered important victories in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 on Sunday.

In the first game of the day, the
Hurricanes completed a rather comfortable 11-run win against Adelaide Strikers.

After being put in to bat first, the home
team managed to score 174-5 in their 20 overs, courtesy opener D’Arcy Short’s brilliant
48-balls 72.

For the visitors, right-arm pacer Wes Agar
was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed figures of two for 28 in his quota of
four overs.

In reply, the Strikers were restricted to
163-9 in their 20 overs despite Daniel Worrall’s brilliant unbeaten 62 off just
39 balls.

For the winning team, veteran all-rounder
James Faulkner was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed figures of 3-21 in
four overs.

Sixers thrash Renegades

In the other game on the day, Sydney Sixers
registered the biggest win in the history of BBL after thrashing Melbourne
Renegades by 145 runs.

After being put in to bat first, Daniel
Hughes-led unit posted a mammoth total of 205-4 in their allotted 20 overs, courtesy
brilliant 95 off just 57 balls by wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe.

For Renegades, Peter Hatzoglou was the pick
of the bowlers as he registered figures of 2-40.

In reply, Aaron Finch-led unit were
dismissed for just 60 in 10.4 overs. Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Kane
Richardson joint top-scored with 13 each.

For the winning team, left-arm pacer Ben
Dwarshuis was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed figures of 4-13 in just 2.4
overs.

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