Hobart Hurricanes Storm Blow Away Daniel Flynn’s Men in Champions League; Win by 86 Runs

September 24 12:21 2014

Champions LeagueNew Delhi, Wednesday, September 24 – It has been just a few days when Champions League T20 kicked off but it is able to grab eyeballs in a short span of time thanks to interesting format and strong teams of different countries which try to standout in the best possible ways through impressive batting, bowling and fielding. With each passing day, the tournament is entering into exciting stage.

Northern Knights won the toss and elected to bowl first in opposition to Hobart Hurricanes in Raipur. Their decision was proved wrong by HBH as they win it by huge margin. Despite the fact that opener Ben Dunk (12 runs of 17 balls; 4 x 1) was dismissed by Scott Kuggeleijn when 6th over was in progress, efforts of Hobart Hurricanes skipper Tim Paine, who scored 43 of 34 balls – 4 x 6 and 6 x 1, and Aiden Blizzard, who hit 62 runs with the help of 8 classy boundaries, paid off. Prior succumbing to Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee, respectively, Paine and Blizzard ensured Hobart Hurricanes are on track and would put high scores on the board after 20 overs.

Shoaib Malik and Travis Birt remained not out till the end and played innings of 45 runs and 7 runs, correspondingly. 5 fours and a couple of sixes from Malik and a four from the left-handed batsman Birt almost sent NK at the back foot. Fielding and bowling weren’t impressive enough by Northern Knights, who fumbled the moment they arrived on the crease to chase the target. Hobart Hurricanes excellence on the field could be understood by the fact that except Scott Styris (37 runs of 27 balls; 4 x 4 and 6 x 1) and Tim Southee (21 runs of 12 balls; 4 x1 and 6 x 2), all the batsmen failed to even score in double digit. The opener Anton Devcich and Styris lost their wickets to Joe Mennie; Kane Williamson (3 runs), NK captain Daniel Flynn (0 run) and wicketkeeper Bradley Watling (9 runs) were dismissed by Ben Hilfenhaus; Scott Kuggeleijn (2 runs) fell short to Xavier Doherty in the first ball of 14th over; and Southee, Jono Boult (1 run) and Ish Sodhi (0 run) were sent back to the pavilion by Doug Bollinger.

Ramming from first to last, the stupendous show of Hobart Hurricanes made them seal the victory and stay a bit ahead in the ongoing tournament. Northern Knights were all out at 92 runs and did not even succeed to play for 20 overs. With vintage display with both bat and ball, Hobart Hurricanes thrashed Northern Knights by 86 runs. Confidence of winning squad of the match, which was played on Tuesday, has surely gone up and will help them put forward immaculate show in the upcoming matches. In a crucial contest of Group A today, Kolkata Knight Riders will compete against Perth Scorchers in Hyderabad. Cricket fans would definitely not leave any opportunity to follow it ball-by-ball. The level of excitement will be at peak the instant teams will start pouring hundred percent efforts to win scheduled matches, to gain foothold and be in the top 4. As of now, get ready to witness a nail-biting contest of today where KKR gear up to meet PRS in the 10 game of the CLT20.