England’s Alex Hales smashed 77 off just 45 balls as the World Cup winner topped the Big Bash League’s run-chart in style as Sydney Thunder hammered Hobart Hurricanes in Albury
- Alex Hales has crunched his way to the top of the Big Bash League’s run-chart
- The England World Cup-winning opener smashed a 45-ball 77 on Saturday
- Hales took his competition run tally to 245 before being caught on the boundary
Alex Hales climbed to the top of the Big Bash League run chart on Saturday with a 45-ball 77 as the English players closed out a World Cup-winning 2022 in style.
Hales, a member of England’s victorious Twenty20 team on Australian soil in mid-November, took his competition tally of runs to 245 before being caught on the boundary off the first ball of the final over.
His aggressive innings helped home team Sydney Thunder amass 228 for six, the BBL’s fourth-highest total, setting them on course for a huge 62-run victory over the Hobart Hurricanes in Albury.
England opener Alex Hales climbed to the top of the Big Bash League’s run chart on Saturday with a 45-ball 77 as the English players closed out a World Cup-winning 2022 in style
Lancashire left-armer Luke Wood (pictured, left) then comfortably defended 17 in the final over to deny the Adelaide Strikers and silence the large home crowd.
Then, in the second match of the New Year’s Eve double header, Lancashire left-armer Luke Wood comfortably defended 17 off the final over to deny the Adelaide Strikers and silence a large home crowd.
Joe Clarke, Hales’ opening partner at Nottinghamshire, became the second batter behind Hales to reach 200 for the season during his 42 off 32 deliveries to set the platform for the Melbourne Stars.
And a contribution of 74 from Marcus Stoinis, laced with six sixes, gave new Worcestershire signing Adam Hose’s unbeaten 56 an unbeaten effort on what was another day where English talent flourished under.