Left-arm spinner and also Skipper Xavier Doherty produced superb mean figures of 4-0-17-4 to bowl his team Hobart Hurricanes to a 14-run win over hosts Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval today in the KFC Big Bash League.
Batting first after winning the toss, Hobart Hurricanes scored a healthy 171 for 4 with the top order chipping in with useful scores though none of them got past a fifty. The top scorer of the Hurricanes’ innings was no.3 Travis Birt who made 44 from 26 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. South African offie Johan Botha bowled well for the hosts taking 2 for 28 in his four overs.
Adelaide Strikers in the run-chase were restricted to 157 for 8 because of Doherty’s good bowling show. Doherty infact opened the bowling attack for the Hurricanes. Pakistani pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. For the losing side, Tom Cooper was the top scorer with 43 from 27 balls with 5 fours and a six.
Xavier Doherty of Hobart Hurricanes got the Man of the Match for his bowling efforts.