Hobart Hurricanes recorded their third consecutive win to close all other scenarios in Group B and to enter into semis along with Kings XI Punjab. Barbados Tridents couldn’t fight hard in a must win game as their loss not only meant their elemination, but also of Northern Knights and Cape Cobras.
After winning the toss, Barbados were put into bat by Hobart. Hobart were successful straight away by sending McKenzie for Duck. Soon Hilfenhaus struck to sent back inform Munaweera and Reifer in succesive balls. Franklin who was looking good after couple of fours was cleaned up by Doherty of his first ball. Carter tried his best to take his team to a respectable total but couldn’t succeded as he fell for 42. Barbados could manage to score just 24 runs in last five overs and lost 5 wickets at same time to bowled out in 19.4 overs for 113.
To defend 114 to stay alive, Tridents managed to do their level best. With a smart move, they managed to send back Dunk in first over. However, they failed to take the oppertunities created by in form Blizzard before he departed for 21. In span of intervals, Barbados managed to send back Paine and Brit as the equation came down to 38 off 38 at a stage. But lack of confidence in the bowlers and help from fielders, Hurricanes managed to get past the line with 10 more balls to spare. Shoiab Malik top scored with an unbeaten 38 sharing a stand of 46 off 35 with Wells who played a cameo at the end.
Hobart Hurricanes: 117 for 4 in 18.2 overs (S Malik 38*, JW Wells 23*; AJ Hosein 2/25, KR Mayers 1/9) beat Barbados Tridents: 113 all out in 19.4 overs (JL Carter 42, EMDY Munaweera 18; X Doherty 4/27, BW Hilfenhaus 2/14) by 6 wickets
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