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Hobart Beat Barbados To Qualify

Shoaib Malik hits out
Shoaib Malik guided Hobart Hurricanes into the semi-finals
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Hobart Hurricanes 117-4 (S Malik 39no) beat
Barbados Tridents 113 by six wickets
Champions League T20 Group B, Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes beat Barbados Tridents by six wickets to book their place in the Champions League T20 semi-finals in a low-scoring match in Mohali.

After bowling Barbados out for 113, Hobart reached their target with 10 balls to spare, their victory ending the chances of Barbados, Cape Cobras and Northern Knights of progressing.

Shoaib Malik struck an unbeaten 39 in 35 balls to see Hobart through after they briefly faltered during their run chase.

Rather than faltering, Barbados failed to get going after being asked to bat first, quickly finding themselves in trouble at 26 for three and 48 for four.

Ben Hilfenhaus and Doug Bollinger did the early damage with two wickets apiece before left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty grabbed four for 27, including the key wicket of Jonathan Carter.

Fresh from his century against Cape Cobras, Carter struck 42 in 34 balls before he was caught by Bollinger, leaving the score on 101 for eight.

Just 12 more runs were added to Barbados' score, which never looked like being enough.

However, they made Hobart work for their runs, Kyle Myers removing Ben Dunk for a duck and Akil Hosein taking two for 25 to dismiss Tim Paine for 18 and Travis Birt for nine.

Aiden Blizzard made 21 before falling to Dilshan Munaweera but the experience of Malik, who hit three fours, and Jonathan Wells, who hit 23 not out in 17 balls, prevented any comeback from the Tridents.

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