|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
January 11, 2014
Hobart Hurricanes 5 for 167 (Dunk 96, Sandhu 3-34) beat Sydney Thunder 94 (Khawaja 28, Laughlin 3-8, Boyce 3-25) by 73 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Hobart Hurricanes moved to fourth place by thumping Sydney Thunder by 73 runs, handing them their 19th consecutive loss, as the competition for the top four places got stiffer. Hurricanes' win was charged by a 54-ball 96 from Ben Dunk and stifling spells from Ben Laughlin and legspinner Cameron Boyce who took three wickets each.
Electing to bat, Dunk got going from the second over, hitting Dirk Nannes for consecutive fours. Even though Tim Paine was dismissed in the fifth over, Dunk wasn't perturbed as he targeted the leg side for three of his five sixes. He brought up his fifty off Jason Floros, who conceded 45 from four overs, with a four and a six in the 10th over and clobbered 16 more in his next over. Wickets fell at the other end but that didn't stop Dunk from racing to his career-best score and charging Hurricanes to 167 even though he fell for 96 in the 17th over.
Thunder never got going for the chase, losing two wickets in the first 13 balls, including the big wicket of Michael Hussey for 2. Three of their top four fell for single-digit scores as Usman Khawaja scored 28 at the other end before falling to Laughlin in the 10th over. Boyce wrapped up the tail by taking three wickets in six balls as Thunder saw only three more batsmen after Khawaja score in double digits and collapsed for 94. Shoaib Malik bowled an economical spell of 2 for 19 in four overs.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
|Comments have now been closed for this article
The veteran spinner's dream spell against Australia in 2003 symbolised a brief golden period for Kenya, but since his retirement, the country's cricket has nose-dived
Plays of the Day from the Champions League T20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Perth Scorchers, in Bangalore
Ashwell Prince talks about proving critics wrong, scoring hundreds against Australia, and that unending partnership in Colombo
Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Dolphins and Lahore Lions in Bangalore
The Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Kings XI Punjab and Northern Knights, in Mohali
Cricket should look to not only shore up struggling and emerging cricketing nations but also to export the game with entrepreneurial vigour
West Indies' ODI squad for India is surprisingly light on spin, but the tour is an opportunity for Samuels and Russell to make strong comebacks
Without more fixtures with Full Members, they can't get more funds. Without funds, they can't keep their players
Though derided and sometimes ridiculed, county cricket still holds the key for the future of the game in England and if all involved believed in it just a little more, it could produce an even greater harvest