Faulkner Helps Hurricanes Joined Last Thriller On > Cricket News, cricinfo, mobilecric, cricbuzz, livescore and more

Cricket news - Faulkner helps Hurricanes seal last-over thriller

Faulkner picked up three scalps and cracked a vital hand of 28

In a game that has its fair share of the switch pulse between the two sides, James Faulkner starred with bat and ball when it mattered most and helped Hobart Hurricanes-down-Perth sensations, as she secured her seventh victory of the season.

The hunt for a stiff 178, hurricanes have been hampered with the constant fall of wickets and, despite Bailey's 39-ball 69, the required rate soaring held the end and left the visitors in the 25-to-chase of 14 balls. The pressure doubled completely in the penultimate over of the game, such as Nathan Coulter-Nile produced two points, while conceding only five runs in the over.

With 16 needed off the final, Faulkner was in the strike, only 12 from 17 balls and that meant that the sensations were the clear favourites to seal the game. However, Faulkner, aka the finisher finds his mojo and carted off to Andrew Tye, for 6, 4, and 6 from the first three balls, to an improbable victory for his team.

Earlier in the day, Faulkner, the wrecker-in-chief with the ball as he ran through sensations, " the top-order and removed two of their best batsman in the side. The 28-year-old bagged the wickets of Cameron Bancroft, Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner, in the space of five balls.

After he asked, begged, the sensations were. 7/3 in just three overs, and despite Sam Whiteman 44-ball 68 they were fighting in 117/7 at the end of 15 rounds Tye, who went at the beginning of 16, however, the course of the game changed with a blazing cameo and stretched his team's total of 152/7 at the end of the 18 overs. Coulter-Nile also had his share of fun with a couple of big hits, and the much-needed fireworks helped sensations post a challenging total on the Board.

With this victory, the hurricanes remain on top with seven wins from eight games, while sensations, languishing next to the bottom edge won second place, only three of the nine games they played so far.

Brief scores: Perth sensations 177-9 in 20 overs [Sam Whiteman 68; James Faulkner 3-36] is lost in Hobart Hurricanes 178-6 in 19.3 overs [George Bailey 69; Aaron Hardie 2-25] 4 wickets.

Live Home Series
Player Schedule
Points Table Cricket Rankings
Cricket Clothing Cricket Equipment
Cricinfo Apps Download