The Hobart Hurricanes were sent in to bat in the Big Bash League semi-final at Blundstone Area, and managed to post a decent total after a tight bowling display by the Melbourne Stars.
Ben McDermott top scored with 53 off 42, forming a crucial partnership with George Bailey (37 off 32) to post a defendable total after early trouble for the Hurricanes.
They started at 2/5 before D'Arcy Short got the innings going with 35 off 21.
A tight bowling display will be needed for the Hurricanes to host their first Big Bash League grand final.
Daniel Worrall was the pick of the bowlers with 4/23 off 4 overs.
Glenn Maxwell looms as the biggest threat to the Hurricanes as they aim to capitalise on finishing top of this year's BBL table.