International firepower shoot down 'Gades at Marvel

The Hobart Hurricanes made it two in two over the Melbourne Renegades, navigating a tricky wicket to chase down 147 under the roof at Marvel Stadium.

It was the imports who did the damage during the chase, with Sam Hain and Corey Anderson answering their critics with stunning contributions that gave Hobart a reasonably comfortable win.

The 'Canes were dealt an early blow before the bat flip, with the in form Matthew Wade ruled out due to back pain, with Sam Hain returning to the side and Ben McDermott assuming duties behind the stumps.

Winning the toss and electing to bowl, skipper Nathan Ellis turned to Tim David with the opening over, who delivered a brilliant wicket maiden - removing Shaun Marsh caught behind as Ben McDermott showed his class with the gloves.

The wicket proved to be tricky, and the bowlers extracted excellent purchase out of the surface early, in particular Riley Meredith who was starting to swing the ball with menace.

The dangerous pair of Quinton De Kock and Jake Fraser McGurk threatened to flex their muscles - but Nikhil Chaudhary made the big breakthrough - removing De Kock via a good catch from Riley Meredith.

Things got worse for the home side as Fraser McGurk holed out off Chris Jordan, and at 3-50, the 'Gades were facing real problems. But they fought back through Jordan Cox and Jonathon Wells, who made scores of 47 and 38* respectively to heave the Renegades back into contention.

Posting 4-147 at the end of their 20 overs, the Hurricanes suddenly had work to do. Despite a bright start including two boundaries, Caleb Jewell fell for 13 off a jaffa from debutant Fergus O'Neill.

Ben McDermott managed to find his feet quickly, even blasting a ball into the roof structure off Marvel Stadium, but when Mac Wright and the former fell in consecutive overs, the 'Canes were now the team under slight pressure at 3-48.

Sam Hain and Corey Anderson answered the call - showing the Hurricanes fan base exactly why they'd been brought down to don the purple this season. Hain played a controlled innings - scoring off almost every ball and feeding the strike to his partner Anderson, who overcame a slow start to being displaying his raw power.

Hain then decided to turn the aggressor himself - taking to the bowling of Tom Rogers and Adam Zampa in the power play to blast long sixes and classy fours - before taking Peter for six to reach his first Hurricanes half century.

Hain fell on the next ball for an excellent 51 off 36 balls, but Anderson was able to muscle his side to victory, and finished 41* as the Hurricanes recorded a six wicket win.

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