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Hobart Hurricanes win by 40 runs

Hurricanes vs Heat

Big Bash League: Hobart Hurricanes soar into semi-finals at expense of Brisbane Heat

Hobart Hurricanes have beaten Brisbane Heat by 40 runs to claim the last semi-final place in the Big Bash.

Ben Dunk: Hobart Hurricanes batsman top scored with 87

Hobart Hurricanes secured the last place in the Big Bash League semi-finals with a 40-run victory over Brisbane Heat in their final group game.

Hurricanes left-hander Ben Dunk hit 87 off 53 balls - including seven fours and three sixes - to set up a total of 209-7 batting first at Bellerive Oval.

Dunk put on an opening stand of 98 in 9.3 overs with his skipper Tim Paine (47) and the runs continued to flow throughout the 20 overs despite Brisbane seamer Cameron Gannon's 3-42.

Heat opener Luke Pomersbach launched the visitors' run chase with 60 from 32 balls but was part of a Cameron Boyce-inspired collapse that saw the visitors reduced from 50-0 to 85-5.

And there was no way back for Brisbane, who finished short on 169-8 and consequently miss out on the semi-finals.

Hobart will take on the table-topping Melbourne Stars at the MCG on February 4 for a place in the final.

Match Details

23rd Jan 2014
Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat.
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
G A Abood, I H Lock
TV Umpire
M Graham-Smith
Match Referee
S R Bernard
Reserve Umpire
J M Mitchell


Batsman R
L.A. Pomersbach b Laughlin 60
C. Kieswetter c Paine b Mascarenhas 22
J.A. Burns b Mascarenhas 0
C.A. Lynn c Gulbis b Boyce 1
B.R. McDermott b Boyce 0
B.C.J. Cutting b Boyce 35
J.R. Hopes s Paine b Malik 22
D.L. Vettori Not out 11
R.J. Harris c Paine b Laughlin 3
C.J. Gannon Not out 10
Extras 4w, 1b, 5
Total 20.0 Overs 169 - 8
Full Batting Card

hurricanes BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
D.E. Bollinger 4 0 23 0
A.D. Mascarenhas 4 0 42 2
E.P. Gulbis 2 0 21 0
C.J. Boyce 4 0 21 3
B. Laughlin 4 0 38 2
S. Malik 2 0 23 1
Full Bowling Card