Hobart Hurricanes 6/200 (20 Overs) Defeated Sydney Sixers 10/140 (16.2 Overs)
1. Hobart Impressive First Up - The Hurricanes made a case for being the most impressive side of the opening round by thumping a strong Sixers side at the SCG. The Hurricanes, under Head Coach Damien Wright, would no doubt be thriving on the underdog tag after coming into BBL6 as equal favourites with the bookies to claim the wooden spoon. With plenty of hype and big names in some of the other sides around the country, it allows the Hurricanes to quietly go about their work and slip under people's guard. Their batting certainly surprised me here as I didn't think it was a line-up capable of getting 200 runs.
2. Rose and Boyce do a Job for Hurricanes - They might not be big names, however in Clive Rose and Cameron Boyce the Hurricanes have a couple of spinners that might prove effective in BBL6. Most successful T20 sides around the world have one or two bankers as spin bowlers, and the Hurricanes will be hoping they can get 8 overs out of the pair in each of their games. Boyce is more an attacking leg spinner, whereas Rose is your traditional left arm orthadox bowler that plays for LBW's and bowleds by sliding the ball in without a great degree of flight. While Shaun Tait and Stuart Broad were a bit below their best, they are sure to crank things up as the BBL goes on. Along with wily all rounder Dan Christian, it has the makings of a tidy little attack that might serve the Hurricanes well as the series goes on.
3. Sixers Can Take Stock After Loss - Maybe the first game 9-wicket victory over the Thunder covered up a few flaws in this SIxers outfit. I think they might look at their squad after this game and try and change up a couple of things after two unconvincing performances with the ball. They have young NSW quick bowlers Henry Thornton and Harry Conway in their squad, and I think Ben Dwarshish and Joe Mennie might be under the pump to hold their spots in the next game. Their batting looks strong on paper, however they didn't really fire tonight as key player Henriques fell early. You have to play a bit differently when you are chasing 200 and the Sixers fell well short tonight and were maybe given a bit of a reality check about where they sit in this competition.
4. The Lurker was due a loss and he bit the dust here, taking the Sixers in a game where they barely ever looked in the contest. At 3 wins and 1 loss, the Lurker is batting at 75%, and will want to finish the night with a victory and go 4-1 heading into Christmas.