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Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short maintain winning streak for Hurricanes
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Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short maintain winning streak for Hurricanes

Ball-by-ball details & scorecard: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder - Match 11 - Hobart

The Hobart Hurricanes chased down a massive 193-run target against the Sydney Thunder in Hobart to remain undefeated from their opening three matches of the Big Bash League.

Power hitting from Jos Butler (89 off 54 balls) saw the visitors post a formidable 193-6 after batting first, with Clive Rose (2-30 from four overs) and James Faulkner (2-34 from four) the standouts on what was a difficult night for the bowlers.

But D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade had some other plans.

The openers had made just five runs from the first two overs of their innings, before exploding to see the Hurricanes reach 0-56 at the end of the powerplay.

Both batsmen were on fire, sending the crowd ducking for cover and they peppered the boundary on a regular basis en route to an opening partnership of 120.

The stand was finally broken when Short fell short of his crease on 57, with Wade continuing to tee off until he too fell on 85 inside the 18th over with the score on 166.

George Bailey picked up where the duo left off, taking 22 runs alone from the 19th over to ensure that Hurricanes reached their target with five balls to spare.