The strikers recorded the highest Big Bash League chase EVER as Matt Short hit a century to overcome the Hobart Hurricanes’ 230-run target in a ‘knock for the ages’ at the Adelaide Oval… and they had three balls to spare!
- The Adelaide Strikers put in a famous display to beat the Hobart Hurricanes
- Half centuries from Jewell, Crawley and McDermott set a monster target of 230
- But Matt Short and Chris Lynn put up incredible knocks to chase down that total
Adelaide Strikers made Big Bash League history after chasing down the total monster Hobart Hurricanes following an incredible effort from skipper Matt Short.
The opener hit an unbeaten century to reach the Hurricanes’ target of 230 runs after Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell and Zak Crawley all hit half-centuries in the first innings.
But Short – after being dropped off his first ball – put in a masterclass in clean hitting to help push his side over the finish line, aided by star recruit Chris Lynn – who contributed 64 runs in a famous that night at Adelaide Oval.
The Adelaide Strikers have made history after chasing a monster total against Hobart
Captain Matt Short hit a sensational century to chase down the Hurricanes’ big target
Short and Colin de Grandhomme celebrated after scoring 230 runs with three balls to spare
‘The heart rate was going through the roof,’ he told Fox Sports. ‘The crowd throughout the game. It’s not really just chasing that.
‘The boys were flat at half time but it was nice to play with a bit of freedom and yes, job done.
‘We knew they might be a bowler short so we tried to target them as much as possible.
‘When you’re chasing something big you have to go every oval, Lynny tells me to play every ball as it comes.’