Short fires again in Hurricanes historic win
Former NTIS Cricket scholarship athlete D'Arcy Short continued his red hot form, as he hit eight fours and two sixes on his way to an unbeaten 73, against the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.
Short’s 73 not-out and captain Matthew Wade’s 84 not-out has propelled the Hobart Hurricanes to sit three games clear atop the BBL table. On Monday night, the pair broke new ground by notching up the highest opening partnership of the season. Wade ended with 84 off just 49 balls, while Short “took the back seat” with a lazy 73 off 52 balls to take the Hurricanes to 0-158 in 16.5 overs. Wade and Short claimed a piece of BBL history registering the BBL’s second-ever ten-wicket win.
Short’s innings was even more remarkable after being struck early in his innings by a Billy Stanlake thunderbolt. Short took some time to compose himself yet still managed to bat at better than a run a ball, before he accelerated in the last 3 overs, smashing the Adelaide bowlers all over the park.
After 9 games in BBL 08, D’Arcy Short is currently sitting at the top of the aggregate runs scored for all BBL players, with 441. Mathew Wade is second with 323.