Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short half-centuries keep Hobart Hurricanes’ final hopes alive


Nathan Ellis took 3 for 36 in seven-run win against Sydney Sixers in Melbourne

Hobart Hurricanes 8 for 188 (Wade 86, Short, Abbott 2-32) beat Sydney Sixers 8 for 181 (Silk 78, Henriques 43, Ellis 3-36) by seven runs

A 145-run opening stand between Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short, the highest of this year’s Big Bash League, laid a sturdy foundation for the Hobart Hurricanes in a seven-run win over the Sydney Sixers, keeping the Hurricanes’ hopes alive of reaching the knockout stage. Both made half-centuries in what ended as the joint 12th-best stand in BBL history, leading to a total that was too much for the Sixers to overhaul.

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Peter Della Penna is ESPNcricinfo’s USA correspondent @PeterDellaPenna

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