BBL 2021-22 : Alex Hales stars as Thunder beats Hurricanes by 9 wickets

Alex Hales made a 56-ball 80* against Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG

Alex Hales made a 56-ball 80* against Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG

An unbeaten 56-ball 80 from Alex Hales controlled Sydney Thunder to an easy triumph against Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG on Monday (January 10). A restrained presentation with the ball assisted Thunder with limiting the Hurricanes to 139 for 6. Hales then, at that point, struck 11 fours and a six as he enrolled his second progressive fifty or more score to assist his side win with 2.4 overs to save. It was Thunder’s 6th win on the run as they merged their second right on the money the focuses table and are just three focuses away from Perth Scorchers who have 33.

Picking to bat, the Hurricanes lost Caleb Jewell early and could oversee just 63 by the midway phase of the innings, with Peter Handscomb and Ben McDermott not being permitted to score unreservedly in their 53-run affiliation. The Hurricanes then, at that point, lost customary wickets yet had the option to complete their innings with an optimistic outlook as D’Arcy Short struck a full go-around of fours off Nathan McAndrew in the eighteenth over while Jordan Thompson hit two or three sixes in the last two overs.

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Matthew Gilkes struck four fours to get the pursuit rolling before he got out to Short in the fifth over. Hales and Jason Sangha fabricated a vigilant association, with Thunder passing up the Bash Boost point as they had 62 at the midway imprint. In any case, Hales got moving from that point forward, finding the fence consistently. Riley Meredith endured the worst part of his assault as Hales struck three fours and a six in the seventeenth over. Sangha polished it off with a four off Sandeep Lamichhane, with the subsequent wicket pair putting on an undefeated 106-run remain in just 74 balls.

Brief scores : Hobart Hurricanes 139/6 in 20 overs (Ben McDermott 38, D’Arcy Short 29; Nathan McAndrew 2-31, Gurinder Sandhu 2-32) lost to Sydney Thunder 140/1 in 17.2 overs (Alex Hales 80*, Jason Sangha 35*; D’Arcy Short 1-9) by 9 wickets.

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