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22nd Match (N), Hobart, Dec 27 2021, Big Bash League
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
110* (60) & 2 catches
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McDermott unbeaten century sets up Hurricanes chase as Strikers keep falling off pace

Ben McDermott smashed 110 not-out from just 60 balls in a 176 chase as the revived Hobart Hurricanes notched consecutive wins

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Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers175/5(20 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes176/3(18.3 overs)

9.20pm: We're done for this game, but Big Bash action is not done for today. Hop over to the Heat vs Stars game that's happening at the Gabba. Meanwhile, courstey of our stats whiz Sampath: Ben McDermott becomes the seventh player to score multiple centuries in the BBL. His first 100 was scored in January 2017, also while chasing. First player with two centuries in BBL chases.

9.15pm: Incredible knock by Ben McDermott. Took on all the bowlers and took them to the cleaners. Most impressive for me was how he even took down Rashid Khan. The Hurricanes have romped to victory on the back of his 110* off just 60 balls. Strikers would have thought they had a defendable total - but the way McDermott was going, even 200 might not have been enough. Pretty much a one-man batting show by Hurricanes but what a show and what a man it was.

18.3
2
Agar to McDermott, 2 runs

full ball into him, whipped off his toes through midwicket and that seals victory.

Siddharth: "McDermott doing a Head, and just a few days short of New Year's Eve."

18.3
1w
Agar to McDermott, 1 wide

too far down legside and it's a wide

18.2
4
Agar to McDermott, FOUR runs

and he's ending this in a hurry. Length ball on middle and leg, gets inside the line and whips it from waist height to the backward square leg boundary

18.1
6
Agar to McDermott, SIX runs

what a way to bring up 100. Low full toss on the pads and he has a clean swing of the bat through it to deposit it over deep square leg with nonchalance. Stunning shot to cap a stunning innings.

Only 13 needed off 12 balls for victory, and Ben McDermott is on 98.

end of over 1813 runs
HH: 163/3CRR: 9.05 RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Ben McDermott98 (57)
Tim David6 (4)
Peter Siddle 3-0-25-1
George Garton 3-0-30-1
17.6
1
Siddle to McDermott, 1 run

fuller outside off, drives it to the man on the cover boundary

17.5
4
Siddle to McDermott, FOUR runs

and Siddle goes back to length outside off, McDermott just stands tall and crashes it through extra cover to get another boundary. He's been imperious

17.4
4
Siddle to McDermott, FOUR runs

he's 360-degreeing it. Goes across his stumps and scoops this full ball over short fine leg. Audacity.

17.3
Siddle to McDermott, no run

nails the yorker again, this time on a fifth stump line, dug back out to the bowler

17.2
4
Siddle to McDermott, FOUR runs

pace off again, wide yorker outside off, he reaches for it and gets enough meat on it to carve it over backward point

17.1
Siddle to McDermott, no run

slower ball, swing and a miss. Full outside off, he was looking to launch it, can't connect

end of over 1713 runs
HH: 150/3CRR: 8.82 RRR: 8.66 • Need 26 from 18b
Tim David6 (4)
Ben McDermott85 (51)
George Garton 3-0-30-1
Rashid Khan 4-0-30-1
16.6
Garton to David, no run

direct hit nicks the stumps but the bails don't come off!. length ball outside off, steered into the offside, and the fielder lets fly an accurate throw. Unfortunately, the bails stay in place - otherwise, McDermott would have been out at the non-striker's end having backed up too far

16.5
4
Garton to David, FOUR runs

that's a sharp bouncer but that's an even better shot. Reared up to his helmet but he got his hands up in flash, was swaying head out of the way but still managed to smash a pull shot to the square leg boundary

16.4
1
Garton to McDermott, 1 run

moving around in the crease a bit, but the bowler keeps it on a length outside off. Punched to cover

16.3
6
Garton to McDermott, SIX runs

too short and hammered. McDermott's unstoppable. Rocked back on the back foot and pulled it powerfully, flat and hard over deep midwicket

Shah Safeer: "Ben McDermott should be slotted in the Australia squad for next world cup as his record at home tracks could prove massive bonus for Australia "

16.2
1
Garton to David, 1 run

back of a length coming into him, pushed to cover's left

16.1
1
Garton to McDermott, 1 run

full outside off, steered to deep cover

DaWolf: "Good wicket for the hurricanes. Tim David is much more capable of hitting boundaries."

end of over 169 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 137/3CRR: 8.56 RRR: 9.75 • Need 39 from 24b
Ben McDermott77 (48)
Tim David1 (1)
Rashid Khan 4-0-30-1
Fawad Ahmed 4-0-36-0
15.6
1
Rashid Khan to McDermott, 1 run

goes right back to another googly and tucks it forward of square

15.5
Rashid Khan to McDermott, no run

another googly, didn't read it and was looking to clip it legside, but wears it above the knee roll

15.4
1
Rashid Khan to David, 1 run

fuller outside off, confidently on the front foot to lace it through extra cover

Tim David. 41 needed off 27.

15.3
W
Rashid Khan to Brook, OUT

you can't deny Rashid a wicket can you? Brook is new to the crease, goes down on one knee to sweep, but this was the googly and Rashid traps him right in front to be palpably out. The bowler was almost celebrating before appealing.

Harry Brook lbw b Rashid Khan 6 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
Best performances - batters
Ben McDermott
BR McDermott HH
110 runs (60)
12 fours
5 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
1 four
3 sixes
8171301217340
Matt Renshaw
MT Renshaw AS
63 runs (41)
9 fours
0 six
Control68%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
008118141210
Best performances - bowlers
Riley Meredith player portrait
RP Meredith HH
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
9.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
TS Rogers HH
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
1
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Ben McDermott
Ben McDermott
Match days27 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Sam Nogajski
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Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
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Michael Graham-Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsHobart Hurricanes 4, Adelaide Strikers 0