Results in practice games do not matter a lot. After all, they are just matches against teams with upcoming, relatively inexperienced players, allowing the visiting side to get idea about the conditions that would prevail during the main contests. In India's case though, it is not all that simple.
Hosts Hobart Hurricanes defeated Sydney Sixers by a thumping margin of 42 runs in yesterday's Big Bash League match at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. A solid 107-run stand for the 2nd wicket between opener Phil Jacques (73 from 55 balls with 6 fours and a six) and Travis Birt (65 from 41 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes) took the Hurricanes to a healthy total of 169 for 3.