BBL THU Vs HUR Highlights: Ben McDermott slams matchwinning 96 as Hobart Hurricanes stuns second placed Sydney Thunder, wins by 6 wickets- Ben McDermott struck a scintillating 96 as Hobart Hurricanes trounced Sydney Thunders by six wickets at Manuka Oval. On their way, the Hurricanes also pocketed the Bash Boost point to leapfrog from seventh to fourth on the BBL points table.
Chasing 178, the Hurricanes didn’t have a great start but a third-wicket partnership of 109 in 61 balls between McDermott and Dawid Malan helped reduce the equation to 56 needed from 44 balls. Malan fell to Tanveer Sangha for a 28-ball 42 but McDermott kept attacking. In all, he smashed eight fours and five sixes in 56 balls. By the time he got out, the result was sealed.
Earlier, Scott Boland picked up 4 for 41 – three of those in one over – but Sam Billings’ 50 off 34 balls helped the Thunder post a challenging total. Billings, who scored 40 out of his 50 runs on the leg side, was also helped by the Hurricanes fielders, who put him down on 22 and 38. But in the end, it didn’t matter.
Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Brief Scores:
Hobart Hurricanes 4 for 181 (McDermott 96, Malan 42, Sangha 2-45) beat Sydney Thunder 5 for 177 (Billings 50, Hales 29, Boland 4-41) by six wickets
BBL SYDNEY THUNDER VS HOBART HURRICANES SCOREBOARD
|Usman Khawaja||b Boland||27||22||4||0||122.73|
|Alex Hales||c Ellis b Boland||29||23||2||1||126.09|
|Oliver Davies||c †McDermott b Boland||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Callum Ferguson (c)||b Ellis||23||24||1||0||95.83|
|Sam Billings †||c †McDermott b Boland||50||34||4||1||147.06|
|Ben Cutting||not out||15||10||3||0||150.00|
|Daniel Sams||not out||16||6||0||1||266.67|
|Extras||(b 4, lb 5, w 8)||17|
|TOTAL||(20 Ov, RR: 8.85)||177/5|
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Alex Hales, 7.1 ov), 2-65 (Oliver Davies, 7.3 ov), 3-66 (Usman Khawaja, 7.5 ov), 4-134 (Callum Ferguson, 16.3 ov), 5-143 (Sam Billings, 17.3 ov)
|Will Jacks||b Milne||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|D’Arcy Short||c Hales b McAndrew||6||5||1||0||120.00|
|Ben McDermott †||c Davies b Sangha||96||56||8||5||171.43|
|Dawid Malan||c McAndrew b Sangha||42||28||4||1||150.00|
|Peter Handscomb (c)||not out||21||16||2||1||131.25|
|Tim David||not out||7||2||0||1||350.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 7)||9|
|TOTAL||(18 Ov, RR: 10.05)||181/4|
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Will Jacks, 0.1 ov), 2-13 (D’Arcy Short, 2.4 ov), 3-122 (Dawid Malan, 12.5 ov), 4-165 (Ben McDermott, 16.3 ov)
THU Vs HUR Dream11 Team Sydney Thunder Vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash League 2020-21 Dream 11 Team Picks, Pitch Report, Probable Playing 11 And Match Overview, The new year couldn’t have unfolded in a more appalling manner for Sydney Sixers. From reigning supreme in the league as they clamped down on top spot to currently clutching at straws to hang onto second place, 2021 has been a sorry period for the club.
Losing three of their last four matches this year, Sydney Thunder are currently only in second position owing to a slight better run-rate. The club has failed to traverse its way past rough waters with the side being run to the ground off late.
In the midst of this quagmire, Thunder’s will be eagerly awaiting today’s showdown with an abject Hobart outfit.
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Probable Winner
Thunder’s should finally manage to address their rut and tank their dwindling form with a win today.
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Pitch Conditions And Toss
An exceptional batting track, the team winning the toss is bound to chase over here with the wicket remaining true across the full 40 overs.
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Weather
Bouts of heat will be the name of the game today.
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Chasing Side’s Record
Win: 3 Lost: 2
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Average First Innings Score
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Probable Playing 11
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Daniel Sams
D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Will Jacks, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
Match Details – BBL – THU Vs HUR
Big Bash League 2020-21
Match: Thunder Vs Hobart
Date And Time: 18th January, Sunday- 1:45pm IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Telecast: Sony Six/HD, SonyLIV
In a season where nothing has gone their way, Ben McDermott has been a shining light for Hobart. The club’s top scorer with 301 runs, he’s pulled his socks up to wage a lone battle for the club.
Counterpart Dawid Malan might not have been consistent but he’s played some sparkling knocks when he’s applied himself in the middle.
Thunder’s top scorer with a behemoth 323 runs, opener Alex Hales becomes the first pick from the side for us. Usman Khawaja who has scored in excess of 200 runs forms the one-two of batting picks from the side.
Scorer of 183 runs and picker of 10 wickets, Daniel Sams has massively escalated his stock as a player this season. The Thunder man is joined by Ben Cutting who has been equally influence and crucial in both the facets of the game.
With 195 runs and 6 wickets in his kitty, D’Arcy Short meanwhile lines up for us from Hobart.
If there’s one player who can ruffle the Thunder batting setup, its Riley Meredith. Hobart’s top wicket taker with 12 wickets, he’s mortified batsmen with his intricate line and length.
Nathan Ellis has aided him perfectly from the other end to see the two complete our set of picks from the club. Thunder meanwhile see their top wicket taker, Tanveer Sangha make his way into our setup along with Nathan McAndrew who has picked up manifold wickets off late.
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Captain And Vice-Captain
Thunder Bat First: His 183 runs see Sams step in as our captain while Short is our vice-captain.
Hobart Bat First: The two all-rounders hold onto their spots here as well.
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Dream11 Team
Ben, Hales, Usman, Malan, Sams, Short, Cutting, Tanveer, Ellis, Riley, Ellis
BBL – THU Vs HUR: Dream11 Team Disclaimer
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