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Mighty McDermott steals the show for Hobart Hurricanes with a powerful knock against Melbourne Renegades

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The powerhouse of Hurricanes, Ben McDermott steals the show for his side against Melbourne Renegades with a one-man show at Blundstone Arena on Saturday.

The top-order batsman, Ben McDermott hit five sixes and seven fours to reach his marvellous 89 (55) to steal a six-wicket win for Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena on Saturday.

Earlier today, Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and opted to ball first. The started quite well with James Faulkner picking up the wicket of Shaun Marsh in the first over. Melbourne Renegades had a terrible start of the first innings. They lost two wickets in the first two overs. After that, Sam Harper and Rilee Rossouw took their team out of this shock with an amazing partnership.

Rossouw reached his half-century in 32 balls but soon he bowled out by Nathan Ellis in the 15th over. The Renegades finished their innings with 5-157 in 20 overs.

The top runs scorer on the board were Sam Harper 66* (52), Rilee Rossouw 59 (40) and Muhammad Nabi 14 (12) while Scott Boland picked up two wickets, Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith took a single wicket each from the bowling side.  

On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes gave Renegades an ideal start with D’Arcy Short losing the wicket on the third ball of the innings, bowled by Josh Lalor.

Soon after that, Hurricanes lost another wicket after Will Jacks caught in the misunderstanding and got run out on 10 runs. The Renegades were off to a great start.

Colin Ingram came to the crease and the Hurricanes were lucky enough to not lose the wicket of left-hander at the ball of Noor Ahmad (youngest player in BBL) lbw.

On the first sight, it was doubtful but after having a replay it was cleared that the umpire made a mistake in not sending Ingram back to his way who eventually got out on 19 runs, caught by Josh Lalor.

Ben McDermott and Tim David took the innings from there and they hit everywhere on the ground to produce watchful innings for the crowd. McDermott hit five sixes and seven fours to reach an unbeaten 89* (55) with an amazing sound produced by his bat. Tim David stood alongside McDermott and he hit two sixes in a row to finish the match in style.

The lead runs scorer was Ben McDermott 89* (55), Tim David 21* (12) and Colin Ingram 19 (18). Noor Ahmad, Kane Richardson and Josh Lalor took a single wicket each from the bowling side.