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Jofra Archer bags three wickets as Hobart Hurricanes sweep aside Melbourne Stars

Archer will qualify to play for England in the new year.

Jofra Archer took three wickets as Hobart Hurricanes beat Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash (Mark Kerton/PA Images).
Jofra Archer took three wickets as Hobart Hurricanes beat Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash (Mark Kerton/PA Images).

Jofra Archer took three wickets to help Hobart Hurricanes to a six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash.

The Sussex paceman, who will qualify to play for England in the new year, claimed three for 25 from his four overs as Hobart secured successive victories to start their Big Bash campaign.

Archer was too quick for the Stars’ openers, having Travis Dean and Ben Dunk caught inside the powerplay, before returning to trap Glenn Maxwell lbw for 47.

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Jofra Archer, who qualifies to play for England in the new year, helped Hobart Hurricanes beat Melbourne Stars (Mark Kerton/PA Images).

Hobart chased down their target of 156 with eight balls to spare thanks to a 22-ball 34 from man-of-the-match D’Arcy Short – who earlier took two for 23 with the ball.

Archer, who also took two wickets in Hobart’s opening win, insists he isn’t distracted by talk around an international future.

“I just want to concentrate on here, whatever happens after happens. For me I just want to concentrate on BBL,” Archer told BT Sport.

“I think I could have started a little bit better, if I’m ultra critical.

“It’s been two good wickets for bowling on for me, so I’m happy and hopefully we will get a few more in the tournament.

“As long as everyone keeps doing their job I think we will go a long way in this tournament.”

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