Big Bash century for Luke Wright

January 9, 2012

by The Eternal OptimistSussex’s Luke Wright helped the Melbourne Stars to victory over Hobart Hurricanes by 19 runs after the Sussex all-rounder scored a sensational century in Hobart.

The 26 year-old recorded the fastest century in the history of the Australian Big Bash competition in Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval today. Wright reached three figures from only 44 balls, and was eventually dismissed for 117 from 60 deliveries.

Wright shared an opening stand of 172 runs with fellow opener Rob Quiney, which effectively won the match for the Melboune Stars. The Stars went on to score 203-3 from their 20 overs.

Despite 55 from 37 balls from Essex’s Owais Shah, the Hurricanes never looked in the contest, and fell 19 runs short of their target. Legendry leg spinner Shane Warne picked up two Hurricanes wickets for the visitors.

Man of the match Luke Wright will be hoping the England selectors have taken note of this innings in an attempt to get back into the England reckoning in both Twenty20 cricket and one-day cricket for his country.

The Scoop 09/01/2012

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