Hales hits Sydney for six
England Twenty20 international batsman Alex Hales struck a rapid 89 on his Big Bash debut, having just arrived in Australia to play for Melbourne Renegades a day after signing for them.
The powerful 24-year-old right-handed opener's runs occupied only 52 balls and included eight sixes and five fours. Two of the maximums, measuring 111 and 107 metres, were records in this season’s competition.
Hales, who was eventually caught by Nottinghamshire team-mate Michael Lumb at deep cover off Moises Henriques, added 112 for the third wicket with Ben Rohrer, who made 57.
Their efforts, in particular, underpinned a commanding 178 for five for the league leaders versus Sydney Sixers, who were 149 all out in 20 overs at the SCG.