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Hobart Hurricanes win by 73 runs

Hurricanes vs Thunder

Big Bash: Hobart Hurricanes score easy victory over rock-bottom Sydney Thunder

Ben Dunk: Won Man of the Match for his rapid 96

Hobart Hurricanes scored an easy 73-run win to condemn Sydney Thunder to their 19th consecutive loss in the Big Bash.

Opener Ben Dunk was the star of the show for the hosts in Hobart as he smashed 96 from 54 balls as Hurricanes posted 167 from their 20 overs.

The left-hander's career-best score in the competition included eight fours and five sixes although he was disappointed to miss out on a century after being dismissed with still over three overs to spare.

Dunk shared an opening partnership of 36 with Tim Paine (14) and dominated a 71-run second wicket stand with Travis Birt, who made 22 off 19 balls.

Gurinder Sandhu took three wickets for Sydney but couldn't stem the run tide, conceding 34 off his four overs.

Hopes of Thunder ending their long losing streak were hit in the very first over as Daniel Hughes was dismissed for a duck by Shoaib Malik.

There was a further big blow off the 13th ball of the innings as Sydney lost the key wicket of Mike Hussey for just two.

Usman Khawaja hit 28 at the top of the order but no other batsman passed 12 as Thunder capitulated for a miserable 94 all out.

Ben Laughlin produced a stifling spell off 3 for 8 off his four overs while Cameron Boyce also chipped in with three wickets as he mopped up the tail.

The victory moved Hobart up to fourth in the table with five points after two wins, two losses and one no result.

Match Details

Date
11th Jan 2014
Toss
Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Umpires
D B Mealey, S J Nogajski
TV Umpire
G C Joshua
Match Referee
P L Marshall
Reserve Umpire
J M Mitchell

thunder BATTING CARD

Batsman R
U.T. Khawaja c Hilfenhaus b Laughlin 28
D.P. Hughes b Malik 0
M.E.K. Hussey c Birt b Hilfenhaus 2
C.J. Borgas c Birt b Laughlin 8
J.S. Floros run out (Laughlin) 12
K.R. Patterson s Paine b Malik 11
R.G.L. Carters c Dunk b Laughlin 10
A.J. Tye c Wells b Boyce 7
B.A.W. Mendis c Birt b Boyce 5
G.S. Sandhu c Bollinger b Boyce 1
Extras 4w, 2b, 4lb 10
Total All Out, 16.4 Overs 94
Full Batting Card

hurricanes BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
S. Malik 4 0 19 2
D.E. Bollinger 2 0 10 0
B.W. Hilfenhaus 4 0 26 1
B. Laughlin 3 0 8 3
C.J. Boyce 3.4 0 25 3
Full Bowling Card