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Short, McDermott Brilliance helped Hurricanes to beat Thunder by 9 Runs

Hobart Hurricanes (189/3 in 20 overs) beat Sydney Thunder (180/8 in 20 overs) in a high scoring game. Opening batsman ‘D’Arcy Short’ and Middle-Order batsman ‘Ben McDermott’ played brilliant knocks for their teams.

Thunder’s captain Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bowl first. It was a slow start from Hurricanes where ‘Alex Doolan’ scored just 5 runs off 11 balls. After that, a 58 (43) partnership between wicket-keeper batsman Mathew Wade and Short helped Hurricanes setup a platform to finish off things well. Exactly the same thing happened and Short 97 (63) along with McDermott 49 (25)* played tremendous knocks. Leg-Spinner Fawad Ahmed, Shane Watson and Gurinder Sandhu took 1 wicket each but all the bowlers proved out to be costly.

While chasing, the in-form batsmen from Sydney Thunder ‘Kurtis Patterson’ and ‘Joss Buttler’ batted aggressively and scored 69 runs in just 7.1 overs. Patterson 36 (26) was unlucky to get run-out by Short. Captain of the side, Watson came to batting and kept the scoreboard tickling along with aggressive Butler.  Just when Thunder were looking great captain departs on his individual score 36 (31). At that stage, they were 125 for 2 in 14.3 overs. But upcoming batsmen failed to contribute enough and even they failed to give strike to Buttler who was hitting the ball so nicely. Callum Ferguson 0 (1) gone next ball who was trapped by Cameron Boyce who took 2 in 2 and helped his team to come-back in the game. Ben Rohrer 5(4), Arjun Nair 0 (1), Ryan Gibson 2(5), Chris Green 5(3) and finally Jos Buttler 81(43) dismissed in patches. Boyce took 2 for 14 in 3 overs and Jofra Archer also took 2 wickets. Tymal Mills, Daniel Christian took 1 wicket each.

D’Arcy Short  was called man of the match for his outstanding knock of 97 off 63 balls including 9 fours and 4 sixes in the match.

Sydney Thunder moved to # 4 positions after the match and Hobart Hurricanes slipped to # 6 after their defeat.

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