Sport

Incredible McDermott knock helps Canes to thrilling win

Ben McDermott of the Hurricanes (right) plays a shot during the Big Bash League match against the Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium.
Ben McDermott of the Hurricanes (right) plays a shot during the Big Bash League match against the Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium. JULIAN SMITH

HOBART Hurricanes batsman Ben McDermott has narrowly missed out on creating history, falling just short of the highest individual innings in the Big Bash.

McDermott's 114 fell three runs shy of the 117 scored by Englishman Luke Wright in the first season of the competition.

The stunning display of power hitting included nine sixes and eight fours.

He reached the total from just 54 balls.

McDermott dazzled the Melbourne crowd, racing from 50 to his century in 16 deliveries.

McDermott's innings comes in just his second Big Bash match, after the Hurricanes opted to included the youngster at the expense of Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara.

McDermott's innings eventually ended after falling lbw to Renegades spinner Sunil Narine.

The youngster said post-innings he wasn't aware of his impending record, with his focus instead on getting the result for the Hurricanes.

"I'm feeling pretty good. Very tired obviously,” McDermott said.

"I was just thinking about getting the job done. Obviously really nice to get it up, but as I said before, I really was hoping we'd get this done.”

McDermott may have missed his place in history, but it was a night full of records.

Earlier in the evening, the Melbourne Renegades set a new record of their own, scoring the highest total in Big Bash history - 4-222.

The record lasted just 90 minutes, as the Hurricanes, courtesy of McDermott's amazing display, passed the new mark.

It came down to the final ball, as Hurricanes import Stuart Broad hit the winning runs.

Broad may have ensured victory, but post-match, he was full of praise for the true match-winner McDermott.

"That's one of the best Twenty20 innings I've ever seen,” Broad said.

"How clean he struck it over the boundary, what was he - 28 off 20, shows you've still got time in T20 to get yourself in and then he just exploded.

"No real dots. Wonderful innings from such a young man. It's great to see the talent over here.”

Renegades import Sunil Narine won't snare the headlines after McDermott's heroics, but he almost pulled off victory for the Melbourne side.

The West Indian spinner was sensational for the Renegades, taking 3-27. Narine also provided a magical run-out in the final over that looked to have ended the hopes of the Tasmanian side.

Both sides came into the contest needing victory to keep their Big Bash finals hopes alive, however, it would be the Hurricanes who survived after an amazing game.

news.com.au

Topics:  bbl06 ben mcdermott big bash hobart hurricanes melbourne renegades sunil narine


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Tourists love sea-side

WHAT A LIFE: Stem 2 Stern representative Matthew Flint enjoys a delicious lunch with a view at Sorrento Restaurant.

Sorrento is the perfect venue to celebrate a milestone.

Stinger invasion closes Whitsunday beaches

A member of the Whitsunday Coast Lifesaving Club with the box jellyfish caught at Boat Haven Beach yesterday.

Stinger invasion closes Whitsunday beaches

Airlie experience helps hone skills

TESTING: Sydney medical students Eleanor Hall and Destiny O'Dea.

Airlie experience helps hone skills.

Local Partners

Taking on a personal touch

FORGING an intimate relationship with local people is what live music tours are all about.

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Comedy with extra cheese

Paul Fenech is taking his TV series Fat Pizza on the road for a series of live shows.

Fat Pizza and Housos are coming to town

One of the top five car collections in the world

A 1950 Alvis TB14 Roadster is a highlight in the museum.

Gosford home to largest, privately-owned classic car collection.

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

WHEN an ex-vegan pacifist says "I think people that score strategically need a kick in the shins”, the MKR gloves are off.

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Taking on a personal touch

PERSONAL: Emily Krause is taking her tour to Magnums Airlie Beach in March.

Emily Dawn will hit up Magnums next month

No better place to plan for knot tying

GET PLANNING: The Whitsunday Wedding and Honeymoon Expo is fast approaching.

Check out the wedding and honeymoon expo next weekend

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Disney shows Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the film, \"Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\" Hasbro said it is changing its Star Wars Monopoly set after an 8-year-old girl became upset that Rey, the movie's female heroine, was not included as a figure along with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. (Disney/Lucasfilm via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

A key mystery surrounding the title of episode eight has been solved

Kids' game "full of f**king paedophiles" according to dad

A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

How a first home buyer built house with no deposit

NEARLY THERE: Construction on the first house to home orphans at Umoja began in January.



Photo Contributed

His home will be completed later this year.

$6.3 billion project to drive population boom

BIG IDEAS: Artist's impression of the new 10,000-unit complex to be constructed at Springfield Central.

Driverless trains could take thousands to and fro from Springfield

Company collapse: Boss goes to Vegas, staff lose thousands

Last chance for staff to lodge their claims

Mining giant execs could sun themselves on region's island

OFFERS INVITED: Potential buyers are showing interest in Camp Island, off the coast of Bowen.

The vendors are hoping for at least $2m for the island.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!