Un­beaten Cane Train up for any chase

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - BRETT STUBBS

THEY are the Kings of the chase and now the Hur­ri­canes band­wagon is rolling into Launce­s­ton.

Ho­bart sits un­de­feated in BBL08 af­ter Fri­day night’s seven-wicket win over pre­vi­ously un­beaten Syd­ney Thun­der at Blund­stone Arena.

The Hur­ri­canes host the Perth Scorchers at Univer­sity of Tas­ma­nia Sta­dium to­day, with the vis­i­tors, in­clud­ing the man at the cen­tre of sand­pa­per­gate — for­mer Test bats­man Cameron Ban­croft — in his first game back af­ter serv­ing his nine-month ban.

But for the lo­cals, all eyes will be on the team in pur­ple.

Fri­day’s night vic­tory, chas­ing 6-193 with five balls to spare, was the fourth high­est suc­cess­ful chase in BBL his­tory. In a re- mark­able feat, the Hur­ri­canes hold all top four suc­cess­ful run chases, show­ing no tar­get is too great for the Cane Train.

The Hur­ri­canes WBBL will also be in ac­tion to­day and to­mor­row when they try to lift them­selves off the bot­tom of the lad­der against the sec­ond­placed Bris­bane Heat.

The WBBL ac­tion starts at 1.50pm with the BBL be­gin­ning at 7.15pm.

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