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Ben Dunk named Big Bash League 2014′s Player of the Tournament

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Ben Dunk polled 18 votes to become the BBL Player of the Tournament  © Getty Images

Melbourne: Feb 3, 2014

Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben Dunk has capped off a stellar Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) season to be named Player of the Tournament.

BBL leading run-scorer Dunk polled 18 votes to take out the award, one ahead of Melbourne StarsLuke Wright. Sydney Sixers’ all-rounder Moises Henriques finished third [12 votes], while five players finished in a tie for fourth on 11 points.

Dunk’s power-hitting has lifted his Hurricanes into Tuesday’s semi-final against the Stars at the MCG, including striking a winning 50 from 20 balls against former BBL champions the Heat in December to record the BBL’s fastest half-century.

Dunk joins previous BBL Player of the Tournament winners Aaron Finch and David Hussey.

The Player of the Tournament is awarded to the player who received the most votes from umpires at the end of the 32-match regular season. After each match, both umpires cast individual 3-2-1 votes.

BBL Player of the Tournament Votes:

Ben Dunk (Hurricanes) – 18
Luke Wright (Stars) – 17
Moises Henriques (Sixers) – 12
Jackson Bird (Stars) – 11
John Hastings (Stars) – 11
Brad Hodge (Stars) – 11
Michael Hussey (Thunder) – 11
Christopher Lynn (Heat) – 11

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