Hobart Hurricanes: Australia hosted the 2022 T20 World Cup successfully, and now it’s time for one of the most competitive T20 leagues. It’s time for the next edition of the Big Bash League in Australia. The next BBL edition will start on Thursday, December 13. The first game will feature the Melbourne Stars locking horns with the Sydney Sixers at the Manuka Oval.
This article will feature one of the most unlucky BBL teams that made it to the finals in the 2013 and 2017 seasons. But both times ended in the losing side. The two-time finalists, the Hobart Hurricanes, who ended sixth in the 2021 edition, will once again try their luck this time around. We will cover their lowest totals scored in the Big Bash League.
3. Hobart Hurricanes (102/9) vs Melbourne Renegades in 2012 season
The Hobart Hurricanes have the third lowest score in the BBL against the Melbourne Renegades. It came in the 2012 season at the Docklands stadium. The Renegades won the toss and chose to bowl first. They had a good all-around bowling display. In fact, they restricted the Hurricanes to their third lowest total. The Hurricanes could only manage 102/9 in their full quota of 20 overs.
Ricky Ponting was the highest run scorer who made 25 runs off 25. For the Renegades, Nathan Rimmington and Marlon Samuels picked up three wickets each. Chasing the target, the Renegades got a good start from their skipper Aaron Finch, and he remained unbeaten till the chase. He made 46 not out and helped his team chase down the score in 13.2 overs. They made 103/3 to win the game by 7 wickets.
2. Hobart Hurricanes (98 all out) vs Perth Scorchers in 2020 season
The Hobart Hurricanes have been dismissed below 100 runs only two times in their history. Their second lowest total came in the 2020 season against the four-time champion Perth Scorchers. It was the 35th game of the competition, and the Hurricanes won the toss and decided to bowl first. But they didn’t bowl as per the plan. As a result, the Scorchers made a competitive total of 175/7 in their 20 overs.
Josh Inglis was the top scorer with 73 off 46 balls, including four boundaries and four sixes. In reply, the Hurricanes lost their captain, Mathew Wade (3), early, followed by David Miller (0). Both big wickets totally broke their momentum, and they lost it completely. The whole team got dismissed for 98 runs in their chase in 17.1 overs to register their second-lowest total. Thus, the Scorchers won the game by 77 runs.
1. Hobart Hurricanes (91 all out) vs Sydney Sixers in 2015 season
The lowest total for the Hobart Hurricanes is against the Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It came in the fourth match of the 2015 season. After winning the toss, the Sixers decided to bat first. Brad Haddin gave them a good start and made 71 off 45 balls. In the end, with the help of Jordan Silk (41 off 25), they reached a total of 186/7 in their first innings. It was a big total to chase on any day.
Thus, the Hurricanes needed a good start to their chase. But they failed terribly, losing two wickets without getting any runs on the board. In the power play, they lost five wickets for just 21 runs. Thus, they ended up losing all ten wickets for just 91 runs in 15.5 overs. 10 out of 11 batters scored fewer than five runs. Only George Bailey made an unbeaten 62, and the next best was from extras (7). As a result, the Hurricanes lost the game by 95 runs.
Lowest Score in BBL by Hobart Hurricanes
20 Dec 2015
13 Jan 2020
19 Dec 2012
30 Dec 2017
1 Jan 2014
22 Dec 2019
11 Jan 2015
5 Jan 2013
6 Jan 2016
20 Dec 2021