Ben McDermott beat 96 of 56 in the Hurricanes vs Thunder clash.
Hurricanes defeated Thunder by six wickets at Manuka Oval on Monday.
In the 43rd game of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21, Hobart hurricanes defeated Sydney Thunder by six wickets at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Monday.
The chief architect of the epic victory was Ben mcdermott, who scored a dazzling 96-point shot to get his team across the line. With this victory, the Hurricanes now occupy fourth place in the team standings.
McDermott slammed eight fours and five huge sixes during his breathtaking round. Of his five sixes, one caught the maximum number of eyeballs as the ball rolled out of the stadium.
It all happened on the seventh when Nathan McAndrew threw a long ball at McDermott, who set up a stable base, then threw the white leather at the center gate for a gigantic six. The shot was perfectly timed as the ball passed easily over the Manuka oval.
On-air commentators were in disbelief after witnessing the monstrous blow when they were heard guessing if it was a 130-meter six.
“You can just tell right off the bat that it was right after his cruise. It must be 130 meters, it’s just huge.
Here is the video:
‘He put that in Lake Burley Griffin’
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2021
McDermott takes the Hurricanes to the finish line
During their 178 chase, the Hurricanes got off to the worst start losing Game 1 Will Jacks on the very first ball of their sleeves. Soon, D ‘Arcy Short was also ruled out as hurricanes were reduced to 13/2 after 2.4 exceedances.
However, McDermott and Dawid malan took their advantage of the warm waters and sewn a crucial partnership of 109 tracks for the third wicket.
Malan was taken out 42 on 28 balls, but McDermott continued to score points on the other side. Right-handed batsman added 43 points for skippered fourth wicket Peter Handscomb before Tanveer Sangha sent him back four races in less than a century.
Hand comb and Tim davis went undefeated on the 21st and 7th as the Hurricanes chased the tough target in 18 overs with six wickets in hand.
Earlier, Sam billings shone with the bat for Thunder and took them 177/5 in their allocated 20 overs. Billings smashed 50 of 34 deliveries using five limits.