Today cricket match report: Lynn’s 87 wasted as Strikers lose four straight

Chris Lynn’s 58-ball 87 was in vain as the Hobart Hurricanes chased a goal of 178 runs against the Adelaide Strikers with 2.4 overs to go. His seven-wicket victory, his third in his six matches for Hobart, saw Hobart rise from bottom of the table to his sixth. It was Adelaide’s fourth loss at the Trot after a promising start to the season.

Hobart’s Run Chase was built in the 1950s by openers Caleb Jewell (54 of 28) and Ben McDermott (53 of 33). Jewell, who was named Player of the Match, hit four of his sixes, one of which he had against Rashid Khan. Rashid Khan survived his one off-game, scoring a 43-1 count. Both opening games fell in the bowl – Jewel vs. Peter Siddle in 9 overs and McDermott vs. Wes Agar in 11 overs – but Darcy Short’s (26* from) and Tim David’s (13 to 27*) shots were far behind. A completed runhunt that kept things refreshing. Tim David was dropped by his Agar while bowling Rashid, but otherwise it was a perfect chase.

Earlier in the day Lynn struck nine fours and three sixes to empower Adelaide with a 72-run streak for the second wicket at Matthew Short. Colin de Grandhomme also played a cameo from his 30/18, with Patrick Dooley again being the bowler’s choice and in four overs he returned 1 for 25 with well-supported Nathan Ellis.

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