"Lost Ball. If Found, Please Return": Watch Ben McDermott's Massive Six In Big Bash League
Nathan Coulter-Nile delivered a full toss on leg stump, Ben McDermott accepted the gifted gleefully and whacked it out of the stadium, with a change of ball required.
- NDTV Sports Desk
- Updated: December 24, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Ben McDermott starred for Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars
McDermott hit a Nathan Coluter-Nile delivery out of the stadium
Dermott's half-century helped Hobart post 180/6 in their 20 overs
Ben McDermott and Matthew Wade gave their team the perfect platform for an assault in the backend of the innings, but other Hobart Hurricanes batters failed to take advantage of it with the team finishing at a total of 180 for six in a Big Bash League match against Melbourne Stars on Friday. Wade scored a 27-ball 39 but the real star of the innings was McDermott who smashed a 43-ball 67 that included a massive hit out of the ground. On the fourth ball of the 12th over, Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile delivered a full toss on leg stump, McDermott accepted the gifted gleefully and whacked it out of the stadium, with a change of ball required.
The official handle of the BBL shared a clip of McDermott's massive six, with the caption reading: "Lost ball: if found, please return to @BlundstoneArena".
McDermott and Wade put on 93 runs for the first wicket but after the duo were dismissed, the Hurricanes lost their way a bit.
However, a late blitz from Tim David (22 not out off 12 balls) helped the team post an above average score in Hobart.
For Melbourne Stars, Coulter-Nile took two wickets and gave away just 22 runs off his four overs while Andre Russell took three wickets but was plundered for 48 runs off his four overs.
In reply, the Stars started slowly with Marcus Stoinis struggling a bit to find the boundaries. He was finally dismissed by Tom Rogers for for 18 off six balls. His opening partner, Joe Clarke, did a much better job, scoring 52 off 40 balls but he fell prey to D'Arcy Short.
In another huge scalp for the Hurricanes, Riley Meredith sent the dangerous Glenn Maxwell packing after he had scored 12 off nine balls.
At the time of writing this, Hobart Hurricanes were in the driver's seat with the Stars four down for 112 runs in 14 overs, needing 69 runs off the final six overs.
Andre Russell was out there in the middle with Hilton Cartwright giving him company. With the big-hitting West Indian still out there, Hobart will know there are not safe home yet.