BBL 2014/15 12th Match: Ludeman and Dean take down Hurricanes

Ludeman played some superb shots during his innings of 54

Ludeman played some superb shots during his innings of 54

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Adelaide Strikers opener Tim Ludeman and batsman Jono Dean both blasted half-centuries to lead their side to a convincing eight-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes.

Ludeman and Dean were well supported by pace bowler Shaun Tait, who took three wickets.

However, Hurricanes batsman Jonathan Wells deserves a lot of credit for his fighting knock of 58.

Hurricanes captain George Bailey would have been regretting his decision to bat first as his side found themselves in deep trouble at 99/8.

Thanks to Wells’ unbeaten knock of 58, which came off 36 balls and included five boundaries and two sixes, the Hurricanes finished on 136/8 off their 20 overs.

Wells made a valiant 58

Wells made a valiant 58

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Tait was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Ben Laughlin snapped up two and Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa and Johan Botha chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Tait finished with figures of 3-22 off four overs

Tait finished with figures of 3-22 off four overs

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Chasing 137 to win, the Strikers got off to a poor start as opening batsman Craig Simmons was caught by Timm van der Gugten at midwicket off the bowling of Darren Sammy for 22.

Ludeman and Dean made up for the early loss of Simmons with a 75-run partnership, during which Ludeman registered his half-century, before he was caught by Bailey at short fine leg off the bowling of Cameron Boyce.

Ludeman’s excellent knock of 54 came off 33 balls and included four boundaries and four sixes.

Dean ended up scoring 54 off 35 deliveries, which included one boundary and six sixes, to lead the Strikers to victory.

Dean smashed six sixes during his unbeaten knock of 54

Dean smashed six sixes during his unbeaten knock of 54

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Sammy and Boyce claimed one wicket each.

Ludeman edged out Dean for the Man of the Match award.

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