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BBL|03 Player of the Tournament

3/2/2014 10:12 AM

Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben Dunk has been named the KFC T20 Big Bash League Player of the Tournament.

BBL leading run-scorer Dunk polled 18 votes to take out the award, one ahead of Melbourne Stars’ Luke Wright. Sydney Sixers’ all-rounder Moises Henriques finished third (12 votes), while five players finished in a tie for fourth on 11 points.

Dunk’s power-hitting has lifted his Hurricanes into tomorrow’s semi-final against the Stars at the MCG, including striking a winning 50 from 20 balls against BBL|02 champions the Heat in December to record the BBL’s fastest half-century.

BBL Player of the Tournament Votes:

Ben Dunk (Hurricanes) – 18 votes

Luke Wright (Stars) – 17

Moises Henriques (Sixers) – 12

Jackson Bird (Stars) – 11

John Hastings (Stars) – 11

Brad Hodge (Stars) – 11

Mike Hussey (Thunder) – 11

Christopher Lynn (Heat) – 11

Dunk joins previous BBL Player of the Tournament winners Aaron Finch (BBL|02) and David Hussey (BBL|01).

The Player of the Tournament is awarded to the player who received the most votes from umpires at the end of the 32-match regular season. After each match, both umpires cast individual 3-2-1 votes.

Dunk and Wright will take on each other when their teams meet in the first BBL semi-final tomorrow night. The Stars host the Hurricanes at the MCG from 7.45pm tomorrow, followed by the Sixers and the Scorchers on Wednesday, 5 February at the SCG from 7.45pm. The BIG FINAL rounds off the BBL season on Friday, 7 February.

BBL|03 Statistics for Ben Dunk (Hobart Hurricanes)

  • BBL|03 leading run scorer (348 runs, ahead of Simon Katich with 282 runs)
  • Holds the BBL record for fastest half-century (from 20 balls v Brisbane Heat, 28 Dec)
  • Second-biggest boundary striker with 42 boundaries (29x4s and 13x6s), behind Luke Wright (35x4s and 12x6s)
  • Second and third highest tournament scores (96 and 87), behind Craig Simmons’ 102

Matches: 8

Innings: 7

Runs: 348

HS: 96

Strike rate: 146.83

v Hurricanes

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NR

Match Abandoned

v Heat

67

Won

Hurricanes won by 3 wickets

v Renegades

1

Lost

Renegades won by 51 runs

v Scorchers

28

Lost

Scorchers won by 6 runs

v Thunder

96

Won

Hurricanes won by 73 runs

v Sixers

39

Lost

Sixers won by 7 runs

v Stars

30

Lost

Stars won by 5 wickets

v Heat

87

Won

Hurricanes won by 40 runs

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