Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat – D’Arcy Short Stands Tall in Controversial Win
The Hobart Hurricanes got over the line in a thriller against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba. Two major talking points from the match included D’Arcy Short’s stunning century and the controversial dismissal of the Heat’s Alex Ross.
D’Arcy Short continued his golden run with the bat, hitting the highest score (122*) in the history of the BBL. Short hit eight sixes on the way to making Big Bash history. His innings knocked Luke Wright’s 117 in BBL 01 into second place.
Short became the first batsmen since Shaun Marsh to score more than 400 runs in the tournament. Short needs seven more runs to go past his Marsh’s 412 runs in BBL 02. Short then capped off his night, taking 1-20 with the ball.
History of a different kind occurred in the Heat’s run chase, with controversy over the dismissal of Alex Ross. Ross became the first batsman in the history of the BBL to be dismissed for obstructing the field. Ross turned for a second run and was deemed to have obstructed the throw coming in from the outfield.
The Hurricanes originally appealed for the run-out, but followed-up with an obstruction query. The match officials had some explained to do as Brendon McCullum and Heat Coach Daniel Vettori were clearly unhappy with the decision.
McCullum and Hurricanes skipper were in deep conversation regarding the controversy after the match.
The Hurricanes have now won their last four games. With the finals beckoning, D’Arcy Short is making an irresistible case for Australian selection.
IPL teams would have taken note. Short is one of the most exciting young talents in the T20 format.
The Hurricanes and the Heat meet again in Hobart on Monday.
Hobart Hurricanes 4-179 (Short 122no, McDermott 19; Cutting 2-27) defeated Brisbane Heat 8-176 (Heazlett 45, McCullum 33; Boyce 2-23) by three runs