Hurricanes steamroll Northern Districts

24 Sep 2014

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The Hobart Hurricanes have pulled off a second-straight Champions League victory in emphatic fashion, defeating New Zealand's North Districts by 86 runs.

Aiden Blizzard (62) top scored again with a well-calculated innings, while Ben Hilfenahaus (3-14) and Doug Bollinger (3-22) combined to tear through Districts' batting lineup to dismiss them for a measly 92 in response to Hobart's 3-178.

Only two Northern Districts batsman managed to reach double figured before Hilfenahus fittingly caught Tim Southee (22) off the bowling of Bollinger to close out the innings in the 17th over.

Earlier, Shoaib Malik needed just 22 balls to post an unbeaten 45, as he partnered with Blizzard for an entertaining 100-run partnership, while Tim Paine (43) helped set the pace early with seven boundaries.

The win takes Hobart to the top of Group B.

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The Hurricanes will now enjoy a three-day break, before returning for their clash against the Barbados Tridents at Mohali.