Big Bash League

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers

Hobart Hurricanes won by 42 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers

Sixers would want to continue from where they left off in the first game and so will Hurricanes

The initial bit of news is that Steven Smith will be leading the Sixers, in the absence of Haddin

Hobart Hurricanes have won the toss and have chosen to bat

0.1

Lee to Wells, no run, short ball on the off stump. Nearly 140kmph. Wells rocks back and looks to cut but the pace is a little too much for him as he is beaten

0.2

Lee to Wells, 1 run, outside the off stump and short in length. Wells pokes at it and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a single

0.3

Lee to Jaques, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Jaques makes room and pushes it to point

0.4

Lee to Jaques, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Jaques comes forward this time around and steers it to third-man for a single

0.5

Lee to Wells, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Wells comes forward and flicks it to the midwicket fielder

0.6

Lee to Wells, 1 run, short of a good length delivery on the middle stump. Wells closes the face of the bat and turns the ball to fine-leg for a single

Starc from the other end

End of over 1 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 3/0
JW Wells    2* (4b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0
PA Jaques    1* (2b)     

1.1

Starc to Wells, 1 run, short ball and climbing into him outside the off stump. Wells stands tall and plays it down with soft hands and sets off for a quick single

1.2

Starc to Jaques, 3 runs, fuller on the middle and leg. JAques drives it down the ground to long-on for three runs

1.3

Starc to Wells, 1 run, short ball on the middle stump. Wells turns it behind square for a single

1.4

Starc to Jaques, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques can't pierce the gap between cover and point as he slices it to Smith at point

1.5

Starc to Jaques, no run, good length and moving into Jaques. JAques comes forward and looks to defend it and there seemed to have been an edge as there was sound and deviation. The umpire thinks otherwise though

1.6

Starc to Jaques, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 2 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 9/0
PA Jaques    5* (6b)      MA Starc    1-0-6-0
JW Wells    4* (6b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0

2.1

Lee to Jaques, no run, comes forward and punches it to point

2.2

Lee to Jaques, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Jaques initially wanted to go for the drive but seeing that it was pitched in the bowlers half, he weaves out of the way

2.3

Lee to Jaques, FOUR, short and slower ball outside the off stump. JAques makes room and deliberately lofts it over point fielder for a boundary

2.4

Lee to Jaques, 1 bye, short ball outside the off stump. JAques looks to cut it and gets an under edge that just falls short of the keeper. Umpire for some reason, calls it as a bye

2.5

Lee to Wells, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single

2.6

Lee to Jaques, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. JAques cuts it to deep point for a couple

End of over 3 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 17/0
PA Jaques    11* (11b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-10-0
JW Wells    5* (7b)      MA Starc    1-0-6-0

3.1

Starc to Wells, 1 run, pushes it to cover and sets off a quick single. Wells seems to be just in as the throw came in from the cover fielder

3.2

Starc to Jaques, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

3.3

Starc to Jaques, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques makes room and looks to go over mid-off but gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a single

3.4

Starc to Wells, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

3.5

Starc to Wells, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Wells plays his first commanding shot as he rocks back and pulls it to deep midwicket for a convincing boundary

3.6

Starc to Wells, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

End of over 4 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 23/0
JW Wells    10* (11b 1x4)      MA Starc    2-0-12-0
PA Jaques    12* (13b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-10-0

4.1

Hazlewood to Jaques, 2 runs, fuller ball on the middle stump. Jaques drives it past mid-off for a couple

4.2

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump. Jaques pulls it behind square to deep square-leg for a single

4.3

Hazlewood to Wells, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Wells seems to be picking the length well as he shifts onto the backfoot and pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

4.4

Hazlewood to Wells, 1 run, fuller and a slower ball outside the off stump. Wells steers it to third-man for a single

4.5

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

4.6

Hazlewood to Wells, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Wells looks to flick it and moves across. Exceptional fielding by Starc keeps them down to a single

End of over 5 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 31/0
JW Wells    14* (14b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-8-0
PA Jaques    16* (16b 1x4)      MA Starc    2-0-12-0

5.1

Thornely to Wells, no run, drives it to cover

5.2

Thornely to Wells, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Wells comes down the track and whips it to wide long-on for a couple

5.3

Thornely to Wells, 1 run, comes forward and looks to flick it but gets an inside edge to midwicket for a single

5.4

Thornely to Jaques, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Jaques moves across and flicks it to deep square-leg for a couple

5.5

Thornely to Jaques, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to cover for a quick single

5.6

Thornely to Wells, OUT, the slower ball does the trick. A 87.5kmph back of the hand ball. Wells comes down the track in an attempt to loft it away. He is deceived by the lack of pace and is well into the stroke by the time the ball comes to him. There is only one place that the ball can go after he missed it- middle stump. It hits the top of middle and Wells is disappointed

JW Wells b Thornely 17 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

5.6

Thornely to Wells, OUT, the slower ball does the trick. A 87.5kmph back of the hand ball. Wells comes down the track in an attempt to loft it away. He is deceived by the lack of pace and is well into the stroke by the time the ball comes to him. There is only one place that the ball can go after he missed it- middle stump. It hits the top of middle and Wells is disappointed

JW Wells b Thornely 17 (18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

End of over 6 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 37/1
     DJ Thornely    1-0-6-1
PA Jaques    19* (18b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-8-0

6.1

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, pulls to deep square-leg for a single

6.2

Hazlewood to Birt, no run, struck on the pads but pitching outside leg

6.3

Hazlewood to Birt, 1 run, a full-toss. Birt drives it to cover for a single

6.4

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

6.5

Hazlewood to Birt, no run, straight ball on the middle stump. Birt doesn't get any room to play his strokes and then has to stay content with forward defensive push

6.6

Hazlewood to Birt, 1 run, whips it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 7 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 41/1
TR Birt    2* (4b)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-12-0
PA Jaques    21* (20b 1x4)      DJ Thornely    1-0-6-1

7.1

Thornely to Birt, 2 runs, pushes it to deep midwicket with soft hands and gets a couple

7.2

Thornely to Birt, no run, good length ball on the leg stump. Birt makes room and defends it back to the bowler

7.3

Thornely to Birt, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Birt chips it to long-on for a single

7.4

Thornely to Jaques, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. JAques pushes it to point for a single

7.5

Thornely to Birt, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. Birt comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a couple. It was great fielding by Maddinson that stopped Birt from getting a boundary

7.6

Thornely to Birt, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 48/1
TR Birt    8* (9b)      DJ Thornely    2-0-13-1
PA Jaques    22* (21b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-12-0

8.1

Bravo to Birt, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

8.2

Bravo to Birt, 1 run, slower ball on the off stump. Birt is looking to drive and checks it at the last moment. The cover fielder seemed to be in with a chance but it flew ten feet to his left to long-off for a single

8.3

Bravo to Jaques, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

8.4

Bravo to Birt, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

8.5

Bravo to Birt, 1 run, full-toss outside the leg stump. Birt flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

8.6

Bravo to Jaques, 1 run, a 105.4 kmph slower ball on the leg stump. Jaques flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

MacGill comes into the attack now

8.6

Bravo to Jaques, 1 run, a 105.4 kmph slower ball on the leg stump. Jaques flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

MacGill comes into the attack now

End of over 9 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 52/1
PA Jaques    24* (23b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0
TR Birt    10* (13b)      DJ Thornely    2-0-13-1

9.1

MacGill to Jaques, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

9.2

MacGill to Jaques, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump. Jaques slogs it to long-on. A misfield there allows him a couple

9.3

MacGill to Jaques, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. JAques turns it to short fine-leg for a single

9.4

MacGill to Birt, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

9.5

MacGill to Birt, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. Birt has a long, hard look at the ball and slog sweeps it over deep midwicket for the first six of the innings

9.6

MacGill to Birt, 2 runs, turns it to short fine-leg for a couple

End of over 10 (11 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 63/1
TR Birt    18* (16b 1x6)      SCG MacGill    1-0-11-0
PA Jaques    27* (26b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-4-0

10.1

Bravo to Jaques, 1 run

10.2

Bravo to Birt, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Birt opens the face of the bat and runs it past the short third-man for a boundary

10.3

Bravo to Birt, FOUR, on the leg stump. Over compensating as Birt flicks it past fine-leg for another boundary

10.4

Bravo to Birt, SIX, slower ball on the leg stump. Birt spots it and sends the people on grassbanks at square-leg scurrying for cover with his lofted hit

10.5

Bravo to Birt, 1 leg bye, off the pads to cover for a leg-bye

10.6

Bravo to Jaques, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Jaques rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a superb boundary. 20 runs off this over then

End of over 11 (20 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 83/1
PA Jaques    32* (28b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-23-0
TR Birt    32* (20b 2x4 2x6)      SCG MacGill    1-0-11-0

11.1

MacGill to Birt, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

11.2

MacGill to Birt, 2 runs, googly on the middle stump. Birt picks it and flicks it to deep square-leg for a couple

11.3

MacGill to Birt, 1 run, on the leg stump. Birt pushes it to midwicket for a single

11.4

MacGill to Jaques, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off. 50 partnership up between Birt and JAques

11.5

MacGill to Birt, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

11.6

MacGill to Birt, 2 runs, short on the leg stump. A googly too. Birt picks it, moves back and plays a lofted cut. The ball turns after pitching and Lee is foxed by it as he allows an extra run

Lee comes back into the attack

End of over 12 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 89/1
TR Birt    37* (25b 2x4 2x6)      SCG MacGill    2-0-17-0
PA Jaques    33* (29b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-23-0

12.1

Lee to Jaques, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Jaques pushes it to midwicket. A misfield at midwicket allows them a single

12.2

Lee to Birt, 2 runs, slower ball on the leg stump. Birt flicks it to deep square-leg for a couple

12.3

Lee to Birt, 1 run, short of a good length ball on the middle stump. Birt allows the ball to come to him and plays it with soft hands to cover and sets off for a quick single

12.4

Lee to Jaques, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Jaques is lookinf to back away and hit it over point. The bounce is higher than he expects and he is beaten

12.5

Lee to Jaques, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

12.6

Lee to Birt, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Birt comes down the track and looks to drive it. He is beaten by the pace of the delivery

End of over 13 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 94/1
TR Birt    40* (28b 2x4 2x6)      B Lee    3-0-15-0
PA Jaques    35* (32b 2x4)      SCG MacGill    2-0-17-0

13.1

Henriques to Jaques, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

13.2

Henriques to Jaques, FOUR, fuller ball on the stump. JAques makes up his mind and scoops the ball to fine-leg for a boundary. Nice innovative stroke that

13.3

Henriques to Jaques, 2 runs

13.4

Henriques to Jaques, 1 run

13.5

Henriques to Birt, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Birt goes for the cut and gets a boundary

13.6

Henriques to Birt, 2 runs, fuller on the off. Birt slogs it to wide long-on for a couple

End of over 14 (13 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 107/1
TR Birt    46* (30b 3x4 2x6)      MC Henriques    1-0-13-0
PA Jaques    42* (36b 3x4)      B Lee    3-0-15-0

14.1

Lee to Jaques, 1 wide, wide ball down the leg side. JAques ducks under the short ball

14.1

Lee to Jaques, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques drives it to cover

14.2

Lee to Jaques, no run, slower yorker on the off stump. Jaques digs it out to mid-off. Lee attempts to block it with his right hand and gives JAques the stare

14.3

Lee to Jaques, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Jaques flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

14.4

Lee to Birt, no run, a 98.7 kmph full-toss. Birt does not pick it and defends it to mid-on

14.5

Lee to Birt, 1 run, comes forward and drives it past cover for a single

14.6

Lee to Jaques, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump to finish his spell. Jaques flicks it to midwicket for a single

End of over 15 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 111/1
PA Jaques    44* (40b 3x4)      B Lee    4-0-19-0
TR Birt    47* (32b 3x4 2x6)      MC Henriques    1-0-13-0

15.1

Henriques to Jaques, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Jaques pulls to long-on for a single

15.2

Henriques to Birt, SIX, what a way to bring up the half-century. Fuller ball on the off stump and not enough pace. Inviting the slog whip. Birt does that and sends the ball over cowcorner for a six

15.3

Henriques to Birt, no run, looks to steer it and is beaten

15.4

Henriques to Birt, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

15.5

Henriques to Jaques, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. JAques makes room and drives it past the extra-cover fielder for a boundary. Expensive over this

15.6

Henriques to Jaques, FOUR, and that's the second fifty in this over. Similar result. Fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques moves back a touch and drives it to wide long-off for a boundary. Can he get to his highest of 92 in this match?

15.6

Henriques to Jaques, FOUR, and that's the second fifty in this over. Similar result. Fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques moves back a touch and drives it to wide long-off for a boundary. Can he get to his highest of 92 in this match?

End of over 16 (16 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 127/1
PA Jaques    53* (43b 5x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-29-0
TR Birt    54* (35b 3x4 3x6)      B Lee    4-0-19-0

16.1

Hazlewood to Birt, 1 run

16.2

Hazlewood to Jaques, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

16.3

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, drives it to extra-cover for a single

16.4

Hazlewood to Birt, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump. Birt, initially looks to paddle it but then changes it his mind and turns the bat at the last moment to get the ball to deep square-leg from the gap between his legs. Hookes kind of shot says junior on air

16.5

Hazlewood to Birt, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

16.6

Hazlewood to Birt, FOUR

End of over 17 (12 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 139/1
TR Birt    63* (39b 4x4 3x6)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-24-0
PA Jaques    56* (45b 5x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-29-0

17.1

Starc to Jaques, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Jaques moves across and chips it over the square-leg fielder for a couple

17.2

Starc to Jaques, 1 run, yorker on the off stump. Jaques squeezes it to point for a single

17.3

Starc to Birt, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Birt drives it to long-off and gets a couple for himself

17.4

Starc to Birt, OUT, the change of pace does the trick. Birt is looking to paddle the ball away and makes his intentions clear as Starc is running in. He sees the movement and pitches it short. Birt looks to adjust and ends up gloving it to the keeper. Good, entertaining innings by Birt

TR Birt c †Nevill b Starc 65 (41b 4x4 3x6) SR: 158.53

17.5

Starc to Shah, 1 run, short outside off. Shah square-drives it to deep point for a single

17.6

Starc to Jaques, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump. JAques gets the bat down in time as he gets an inside edge. Starc runs across to prevent the single. His flick with the right foot is not anywhere as good as Mitchell Johnson's

17.6

Starc to Jaques, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump. JAques gets the bat down in time as he gets an inside edge. Starc runs across to prevent the single. His flick with the right foot is not anywhere as good as Mitchell Johnson's

End of over 18 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 146/2
PA Jaques    60* (48b 5x4)      MA Starc    3-0-19-1
OA Shah    1* (1b)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-24-0

18.1

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

18.1

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

18.2

Hazlewood to Shah, 1 run, backs away and pushes it to mid-on for a single

18.3

Hazlewood to Jaques, no run, fuller and on the leg stump. Jaques drives it back to the bowler

18.4

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Jaques chips it to midwicket for a single

18.5

Hazlewood to Shah, 1 leg bye, short ball on the off stump. Shah looks to pull it and gets hit on the pad outside the off stump. He runs a leg-bye

18.6

Hazlewood to Jaques, 1 run, slices it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 19 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 152/2
PA Jaques    63* (52b 5x4)      JR Hazlewood    4-0-29-0
OA Shah    2* (3b)      MA Starc    3-0-19-1

19.1

Starc to Jaques, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump. Jaques moves across the stumps and paddles it to fine-leg for a boundary

19.2

Starc to Jaques, SIX, there is some power in those wrists of Jaques. Fuller ball outside the off stump. He brings the wrists into play as he powerfully flicks it over deep midwicket for a 98 metre six

19.3

Starc to Jaques, OUT, he is gone now as he plays a tired drive straight into the hands of Henriques at long-off. A very good innings by Jaques

PA Jaques c Henriques b Starc 73 (55b 6x4 1x6) SR: 132.72

19.4

Starc to Shah, 2 runs, flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

19.5

Starc to Shah, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Shah lofts it straight down the ground. Maddinson looks to dive and save the boundary, but he can't

19.6

Starc to Shah, 1 bye, on the leg stump. Shah looks to turn it and is beaten. They run across for a bye

A target of 170 is challenging as Sixers don't have a certain Haddin in their line-up for this match. The partnership between Birt and Jaques shifted the scales in the favour of Hurricanes. The tenth and the eleventh overs yielded 31 runs and that might be the game changer in this match. Join us in ten minutes for the chase

19.6

Starc to Shah, 1 bye, on the leg stump. Shah looks to turn it and is beaten. They run across for a bye

A target of 170 is challenging as Sixers don't have a certain Haddin in their line-up for this match. The partnership between Birt and Jaques shifted the scales in the favour of Hurricanes. The tenth and the eleventh overs yielded 31 runs and that might be the game changer in this match. Join us in ten minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (17 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 169/3
OA Shah    8* (6b 1x4)      MA Starc    4-0-35-2
TIF Triffitt    0* (0b)      JR Hazlewood    4-0-29-0
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Photos

Dec 21, 2011

Naved-ul-Hasan ran through the Sydney Sixers' tail, Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, BBL, Hobart, December 21, 2011

Naved-ul-Hasan ran through the Sydney Sixers' tail

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Dec 21, 2011

Travis Birt powers the ball down the ground, Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, BBL, Hobart, December 21, 2011

Travis Birt powers the ball down the ground

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