About the Match
Suffering a defeat against Cobras, Tridents are still at the bottom of the table with no points to their name and in a dire situation as they go up against Hurricanes, who are in the second position with 8 points, on 28th Sep at Mohali. The Tridents facing ousting from the tournament must win this game to redeem themselves while the Hurricanes also need to win this match to overcome the challenges ahead. It will be interesting to see which team can withstand the pressure and emerge victorious on Sunday.
Dilshan Munaweera continued with his good form as he scored 42 off 21 balls to give a good start to their innings batting first; however there was hardly any support from the others except for Jonathan Carter, who displayed his brilliance with the bat by posting an unbeaten 111 off 68 deliveries that comprised of 10 fours and 5 sixes. The rest of the batting line-up put up no fight and collapsed, putting up a target of 175 runs for the Cape Cobras. Though Mendis came through with his brilliant spell of 4-27 and with some support from Hosein, who took a wicket, the rest of the bowlers found no success in restricting the run-flow. Rampaul has been in good from and must lead the bowling attack from the front with regular wickets and must have strong support from the likes of Emrit, Nurse and Holder. With the match tied, the opponents won the game in the super over which would have hurt the morale of the team; however, they need to rise above their weaknesses and try to redeem themselves with a much required win here.
It was a scintillating win against Northern D by 86 runs as they successfully defended 178 runs, demolishing the opponents to 92 all-out in less than 17 overs. The superb combination of bowlers like Hilfenhaus, Bollinger, Mennie and Doherty once again scalped wickets with great precision and determination, making it impossible for the Knights to get through to the target. They need to continue with their excellent spell, providing good support to the batsmen, who also have been faring well so far. Tim Paine found his rhythm as he posted 43 off 34 balls, giving good support to Blizzard and Shoaib Malik who scored 62 off 43 and 45 off 22 deliveries, to take the target to 178 runs. They have a good combination of talented players and experience, which are required assets to win games in this format. Overall, they are superb in all departments of the game and at the moment look very confident to come back with a win here, provided they keep a cool head above their shoulders.
Though the match could go down to the wire especially after the Tridents showed great determination to win against the Cobras last night, the Hurricanes have the psychological advantage of being in a better position than the opponents. While it would be a tough contest, the Hurricanes clearly are the favorites to emerge victorious on Sunday.
Hobart Hurricanes, 1.50 @ TitanBet