Slowly the CLT20 started to produce some exciting games. After the double header on Saturday produced two brilliant games, the match between Hobart Hurricanes and Cape Cobras too produced a exciting game as the Australian team managed to chase down the huge target with an over to spare.
After winning the toss, interestingly Cobras decided to bat. After lossing wicket of Amla and getting a cautious start, Ramelo and Levi opened up the shots as the runs came out thick and fast. Levi departed in 10th over at score of 87. After him, Cobra batsmen failed to convert it as they could post 132 for 6 at end of 16 overs. But it wasn’t all over for Cobras as their late order batsmen of Petersen and Philander played some useful strokes putting up some valuable runs for themself to defend. They both put on 52 in just 24 balls helping Cape Cobras end on 184 for 6.
Chasing 185, Ben Dunk powered his team to a super start. He kept smashing boundaries as the run rate never look to be under 10. Dunk who completed his fifty of 29 balls departed in 11th over for 54. But Blizzard on other end kept the chase on for Hobart. despite of losing crucial batter, Blizzard stood between their win and lose. They were needing 44 from 18 balls but by the end of over it became 20 off 12, thanks to Philander’s over which produced 24 runs which had seen Blizzard’s dismissed but ruled out in the end as Philander overstepped, with resulted in the change of game’s course. The Penultimate over by Langeveldt became the last over of the game as Blizzard & Wells smashed 3 sixers in the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 186 for 4 in 19.0 overs (AC Blizzard 78*, BR Dunk 54; SA Engelbrecht 3/20, CK Langeveldt 1/43) beat Cape Cobras: 184 for 6 in 20.0 overs (RE Levi 42, VD Philander 32*; B Laughlin 2/31, BW Hilfenhaus 2/49) by 6 wickets