Warner proves to hot to handle for the Tigers
Philip Hughes and David Warner showed once again why the SpeedBlitz Blues claimed the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League title with a wonderful display of batting at the Bellerive Oval.
After winning the toss and electing to bat the Blues got to work straight away with Hughes and Warner attacking the Tasmanian Tigers bowlers as the pair enjoy a a great start.
Warner was in impressive form hitting a quick fire 67 from just 24 balls before being run out in the 6th over after a partnership of 97 with Hughes. His tally included 6 fours and an amazing 5 sixes.
Phil Jaques came out to the crease but he was unable to continue Warner's blitz as the veteran only lasted 11 balls before being dismissed for just 10.
With the loss of two quick wickets the Tigers sensed an opportunity to get back into the game but Hughes, partnered by Moises Henriques, lead the Blues to a large total with a partnership of 57.
Henriques was bowled by Naved-ul-Hasan in the 17th over for 37 but the Blues were still able to power to 194 and set the Tigers a large total to chase.