Hobart Hurricanes pulled off a near impossible run-chase at Docklands to keep their hopes in the BBL 06 alive. Needing an improbable 223 to win the game, Hurricanes were powered by a devastating knock from Ben McDermott as the youngster slammed a thunderous century to get his team past the line.
McDermott’s 52-ball knock of 114 included as many as eight fours and nine massive sixes. The game went down to the wire though as Thisara Perera bowled a dismal final over which enabled Stuart Broad to win the game on the very last ball.
Emotions were high among fans on Twitter and below are some of the tweets.
What a match hobart hurricanes you beauty. #bbl
— Mohammed FURQAN (@iBrownWOLF) January 12, 2017
— Lauren Hill (@lozzhill) January 12, 2017
— NEIL CAVANAGH (@CavRocks72) January 12, 2017
#bbl needs to be a 6 month long competition!!
— Bradley Pridham (@bradels_pridz) January 12, 2017
This big bash is incredible! #bbl
— ross (@rosswernej) January 12, 2017
— Tom Conway (@tomconway__) January 12, 2017
— Stan says WASH YOUR HANDS! (@StanMichael) January 12, 2017
— Peter Helliar (@pjhelliar) January 12, 2017
Didn't went to play evening Cricket & no shame about it.
Watched a Cracking Game #BBL
— Faiq 💙🏏🇱🇰 (@mfmfaiq) January 12, 2017
— Vivek (@FinishedR0NALD0) January 12, 2017
— Keshav Maheshwari (@maheshwrikeshav) January 12, 2017
— Priyanga Chamara (@PriyangaChamara) January 12, 2017