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Ben McDermott bags the Player of the Match award for his match-winning knock of 110(60).
WOWOW, that was something special from Ben McDermott!! A batting masterclass from the right-hander has helped Hurricanes to go past the winning line with 7 wickets in hand. There was no stopping McDermott as he toyed away with the Strikers and made a mockery of their bowling attack to notch up a sensational ton.
176 was always going to be a tricky total to chase for any team and Strikers had the game in the palm of their hands. The away team got the early inroad in the form of Mathew Wade who was dismisses for just 6 on the board. D'Arcy Short joined hands with McDermott and this is where the game changed completely. The duo resurrected the innings and kept the scoreboard ticking. McDermott was bating on a different track altogether the Strikers bowlers had a hard time containing him.
Once Short departed for 37, there was a small ray of hope for the visitors, but McDermott bludgeoned his way to an unbeaten 60-ball 110 to ensure that the Hurricanes cross the winning line with 9 balls to spare. With his unbeaten innings today, McDermott becomes the seventh player to have multiple centuries in BBL cricket.
18.3 W Agar to B McDermott
2 Down the leg and Mcdermott flicks it towards mid wicket region for a couple. Hurricanes have done it and what a great innings this has been from McDermott.
18.3 W Agar to B McDermott
WD WIDE!! Down the leg and umpire says wide.
18.2 W Agar to B McDermott
4 FOUR!! Poor bowling from Wes Agar. Down the leg, full toss and he flicks it towards fine leg region for another boundary.
2nd Hundred in BIG BASH
18.1 W Agar to B McDermott
6 SIX!! A low full toss and Mcdermott goes over square leg for a massive hit. Gets to his century in style and Hurricanes just need 7 more runs.
17.6 P Siddle to B McDermott
1 Slower again and McDermott pushes it towards sweeper region for a single.
17.5 P Siddle to B McDermott
4 ANOTHER FOUR!! Slower outside off and McDermott hammers it towards cover region for four more runs.
17.4 P Siddle to B McDermott
4 FOUR!!! They are only dealing in boundaries now. A low full toss and McDermott shuffles towards the other side and scoops it over fine leg.
17.3 P Siddle to B McDermott
0 Fuller delivery and McDermott pushes it straight back to the bowler, no run.
17.2 P Siddle to B McDermott
4 FOUR!! Fuller outside off and McDermott places it towards 3rd man region for a boundary. Just 22 runs needed of 15 balls now.
17.1 P Siddle to B McDermott
0 Siddle bowls a slower delivery outside off and McDermott goes for the big shot but misses, dot ball.
16.6 G Garton to T David
0 Pitching outside off and David gets an outside edge towards 3rd man, no run.
16.5 G Garton to T David
4 FOUR!! Short of length again and David pulls it towards square leg region for another boundary. 13 off the over already and still one ball left.
16.4 G Garton to B McDermott
1 Slower outside off and pushes towards mid off for a single.