Hobart Hurricanes clinched a sensational six-wicket victory against Cape Cobras in the sixth match of Champions League Twenty 20 © Getty Images
Hobart Hurricanes clinched a sensational six-wicket victory against Cape Cobras in the sixth match of Champions League T20 © Getty Images (FIle photo)

Hobart Hurricanes clinched a sensational six-wicket victory against Cape Cobras in the sixth match of Champions League T20 (CLT20). Hobart needed 44 runs from the last three overs, and it was looking like that it will be a tough ask for them. However, Aiden Blizzard broke lose in the 18th over, and made sure that Hurricanes reach their target with an over to spare. Sameer Jha looks at some of the key highlights of the match.

 1. Doug Bollinger comes back after being hit for 16 runs in three balls: Doug Bollinger’s second over, and Hurricanes’ fourth over, was filled with two sixes, a boundary and a wicket. 26-year-old Omphile Ramela was probably told something by Bollinger (knowing Australians one can presume it) that rubbed him the wrong way. He looked consumed with aggression and dispatched Bollinger for a six second ball, followed it up with a four third ball and clobbered one outside the fence for a six in the fourth ball. After all that battering, Bollinger made a superb comeback and rattled Ramela’s stumps.

2. Robin Petersen-Vernon Philander propel Cobras: Robin Petersen and Vernon Philander started their partnership when Cobras were 132 for six at the end of 16 overs. Both of them combined to display some class hitting to take Dolphins to 184 for six at the end of 20 overs, which is 52 in 24 balls. The last over by Ben Hilfenhaus was specially hammered, as both batsman managed to add 18 runs in that over.

3. Ben Dunk hits Robin Petersen for four consecutive fours: Robin Petersen’s heroics with the bat were undone, by his average bowling. Ben Dunk dispatched him for four boundaries off four balls, piercing the field and finding gaps with ease! Dunk seemed drunk with aggression and made a superb 54 from 35 balls. He gave Hurricanes the kind of momentum that is needed to chase down a mammoth target of 185.

4. Aiden Blizzard takes Hobart home: Blizzard refers severe snowstorms at a speed of more than 56 km/h that can last for a long time. Hobart Hurricanes’ Aiden Blizzard did justice to his name and came good for his side with a match-winning knock of 78 from just 48 balls. The highlight of this knock was Blizzard’s showing in the 18th and 19th over.

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(Sameer Jha is a reporter at CricketCountry. He can be followed on Twitter at @SameerJha_)