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Faulkner's Hurricanes eliminated from BBL

Faulkner's Hurricanes eliminated from BBL

The all-rounder's side were knocked out by Syndey Thunder in the Eliminator stage of the Big Bash League play-offs

James Faulkner and the Hobart Hurricanes are out of this season's Big Bash League after suffering a heavy defeat to Sydney Thunder in the Eliminator at Blundstone Arena.

The Thunder easily defended a lofty total of 197/5 in Hobart, bowling the hosts out for 140 with nine balls remaining to wrap up a 57-run win.

Faulkner returned figures of 1/39 off his four overs, trapping Usman Khawaja LBW for 54 to break a 103-run opening stand with Alex Hales.

Hales made 60 off just 37 balls and was well supported as the Thunder reached a formidable total and the Hurricanes were up against it after losing the in-form Matthew Wade early.

Coming to the crease with a nigh-on impossible task of requiring 80 from 28 balls to win with four wickets in hand, Faulkner fell for five.

The 29-year-old finished with ten wickets from seven matches at a lowly economy of 7.66, the second best for the Hurricanes after Riley Meredith, in a Big Bash season punctuated by injury.

Faulkner has already been confirmed for a fourth stint at Emirates Old Trafford after signing as an overseas player for the 2020 Vitality Blast.

Roses Match: Tickets on sale

Grab your tickets now for the iconic Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings Roses Match at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday 10 July.

This unmissable T20 fixture is the biggest game on the domestic calendar, with a record T20 crowd for the past three years…and we expect 2020 to be even bigger and better.

Don’t miss out on this fierce rivalry and book your tickets now, with adults from £20 and juniors from £5.


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