BBL 2020 HH vs MR Result- Hobart Hurricanes climbs to top of table: Ben McDermott’s berserk 89 not out paved the way for Hobart Hurricanes four-point win over Melbourne Renegades at home on Saturday (December 19) that took them to the top of the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table.
McDermott continued his magnificent run of form coming off a century for Australia A against India, smashing seven fours and five sixes in a flawless display against both pace and spin. He never looked troubled and made light work of the chase after the Hurricanes had slumped to 2 for 25 in the powerplay. The chase might have been a little tougher though had Renegades recruit Noor Ahmad been rewarded for an excellent spell of bowling on BBL debut, with a tight lbw call on Colin Ingram not going his way.Earlier, half-centuries from Sam Harper and Rilee Rossouw rescued the Renegades from early trouble after Scott Boland and James Faulkner caused major damage with the new ball. Boland finished with figures of 2 for 19 but the Renegades made a mess of the last seven overs after Harper and Rossouw’s 113-run stand had them poised to post a total in excess of 170. Some good death bowling from the Hurricanes restricted their opponents to just 5 for 157, which was nowhere near enough.