Hobart: Big Bash League run machine D'Arcy Short has helped Hobart to a seven-wicket win over reigning champions Melbourne Renegades, who remain winless after three matches this season.
Short, who has topped the BBL scoring charts the past two seasons, hit 60 from 45 balls as the Hurricanes chased down the Renegades total of 147 with five balls to spare.
Short was forced to pace his innings in Hobart after the Hurricanes fell to 2-25 early in the chase on Tuesday afternoon.
But he re-grouped with skipper Ben McDermott, who remained unbeaten with a composed 51 from 48 balls.
The pair combined for a 74-run stand after Hobart quicks Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis and James Faulkner earlier set up the win with three wickets each.
It was Short's second BBL half-century this summer, having top-scored with 51 in the Hurricanes' opening win over Sydney Sixers in Alice Springs.
He was trapped lbw to legspinner Cameron Boyce in the 14th over but some late hitting from David Miller (25 from 15 balls) helped get Hobart home.
Hobart’s D’Arcy Short lashes out.Credit:AAP
The South African import launched one massive six over the Bellerive Oval hill and out of the ground.
The Renegades are at the foot of the ladder and are the only side without a win.
Electing to bat, skipper Aaron Finch top scored with 50 from 37 but his side's innings fell away and culminated with a horror collapse of 6-14.
Meredith (3-26) had Finch caught at mid-wicket in the 14th over and then returned late to pick up the dangerous Dan Christian (12) and Tom Cooper (one).
Got him: Cameron Boyce of the Renegades after picking up the wicket of Dárcy Short.Credit:Getty Images
Youngster Ellis (3-15) broke through with his first BBL wicket, that of Shaun Marsh for 37, and was at one stage on a hat-trick.
On his return to the Renegades side, Test-experienced batter Marcus Harris hit 20 from 15 balls before he became the second victim of Faulkner (3-26).
The Renegades were at one stage 2-109 before being all out after 19.1 overs.
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