Hobart Hurricanes have Aiden Blizzard to thank after his half-century helped steer the Tasmanians to victory against the Cape Cobras in their Champions League T20 Group B clash in Hyderabad.
The Cobras then lost wickets at regular intervals with Ben Laughlin claiming two scalps as the Cape Town outfit were reduced to 132-6 with overs running out.
That hope appeared to be extinguished when Ben Dunk flashed his blade early in Hobart's reply and, despite the loss of Tim Paine for seven, the Tasmanians stayed ahead of the required run rate in the first five overs.
Hobart looked to be in danger of losing a match that they were once comfortable in when they required 31 runs off the final 16 balls.
However, they were saved as Blizzard's blistering knock of 78 off 48, including a match-winning six, proved enough to seal a six-wicket victory.