Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes won by 14 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Adelaide Stars and Hobart Hurricanes. News is that Hurricanes have won the toss and are batting

0.1

Thomas to Wells, 1 run, on the middle stump, no swing. Wells pushes it to mid-on and gets going with a single

A sighter at the legendary Adelaide scoreboard

0.2

Thomas to Jaques, 1 run, outside the off stump. Jaques steers it to third-man for a single

0.3

Thomas to Wells, no run, fuller length ball on the off stump. Wells stays rooted to the crease and pushes it back to the bowler

0.4

Thomas to Wells, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Wells pushes it to mid-on and wants a single. Old feet JAques doesn't

0.5

Thomas to Wells, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Wells comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

0.6

Thomas to Jaques, 1 run, pushes to leg side for another single

Botha from the scoreboard end

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

1.1

Botha to Jaques, no run, outside the off stump. Jaques comes forward and defends

1.2

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, comes down the track and inside edges a drive onto his boots for a single

1.3

Botha to Wells, no run, turn from outside off. Wells comes forward and defends

1.4

Botha to Wells, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Wells pushes it back to the bowler

1.5

Botha to Wells, 1 run, on the off stump. Wells pushes it to the leg side and steals a single

1.6

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, turns to the leg side for a single

O'Brien comes into the attack

End of over 2 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 7/0
PA Jaques    4* (5b)      J Botha    1-0-3-0
JW Wells    3* (7b)      AC Thomas    1-0-4-0

2.1

O'Brien to Jaques, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for another single

2.2

O'Brien to Wells, FOUR, fuller and wider outside the off stump. Wells gives it all he has got and manages to loft it over the cover fielder for a boundary

2.3

O'Brien to Wells, 1 run, short and pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

2.4

O'Brien to Jaques, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Jaques comes forward and whips it to midwicket

2.5

O'Brien to Jaques, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Jaques sweeps it to deep midwicket for a single

2.6

O'Brien to Wells, SIX, short on the off stump. Wells swivel pulls it over square-leg for a six. Just the kind of over Hurricanes needed, after a sedate start

End of over 3 (13 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 20/0
JW Wells    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    1-0-13-0
PA Jaques    6* (8b)      J Botha    1-0-3-0

3.1

Richardson to Jaques, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Jaques pushes it to mid-on for a single

Richardson is the new bowler, fourth in four overs

3.2

Richardson to Wells, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Wells cuts it to point, where Cooper dives to his right and saves three runs

3.3

Richardson to Jaques, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Jaques leans across and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

3.4

Richardson to Jaques, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques looks to drive it and gets an outside edge to third-man for a single

3.5

Richardson to Wells, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Wells waits for the ball and steers it at the last moment to third-man boundary. Hurricanes are accelarating now

3.6

Richardson to Wells, 2 runs, steers it to third-man for a couple

End of over 4 (11 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 31/0
JW Wells    21* (13b 2x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    1-0-11-0
PA Jaques    10* (11b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-13-0

4.1

O'Brien to Jaques, no run, short outside the off stump. JAques cuts it to point

4.2

O'Brien to Jaques, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Jaques moves across and sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

4.3

O'Brien to Wells, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wells comes forward and drives it to mid-off

4.4

O'Brien to Wells, 1 run, good length ball on the pads. Wells turns it to square-leg for a single

4.5

O'Brien to Jaques, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. JAques pulls it to long-on for a couple

4.6

O'Brien to Jaques, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Jaques is making room as the ball is being bowled. So O'Brien follows him. JAques turns it to deep midwicket for a single

Thomas is back into the attack

End of over 5 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 36/0
PA Jaques    14* (15b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-18-0
JW Wells    22* (15b 2x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    1-0-11-0

5.1

Thomas to Jaques, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Jaques slices it to cover for a quick single

5.2

Thomas to Wells, 1 leg bye, onto the pads. Wells looks to glance and misses. They run a leg-bye as the ball hits the pads and trickles to square-leg

5.3

Thomas to Jaques, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. JAques drives it to mid-off for a single

5.4

Thomas to Wells, 1 leg bye, good length ball on the off stump. Struck on the pads in front of the middle stump. It might have sailed over the stumps. Thomas has a laugh about the decision

5.5

Thomas to Jaques, no run, pushes it to midwicket

5.6

Thomas to Jaques, 1 run, Jaques is making room as the ball is bowled. Thomas notices it and bowls a slower bouncer. Jaques cuts it to point for a single

Best return Hurricanes has had from the powerplay overs this season- 41

End of over 6 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 41/0
PA Jaques    17* (19b)      AC Thomas    2-0-7-0
JW Wells    22* (17b 2x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    2-0-18-0

6.1

Richardson to Jaques, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Jaques pushes it to the leg side for a single

6.2

Richardson to Wells, no run, short outside the off stump. Wells looks to cut it and is beaten

6.3

Richardson to Wells, 1 wide, Richardson stretching it a little too far this timer as it's called a wide outside the off stump

6.3

Richardson to Wells, no run, short outside the off stump. Wells looks to cut it and is beaten

6.4

Richardson to Wells, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off stump. Wells steers it to third-man for a couple

6.5

Richardson to Wells, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wells drives it to short cover where O'Brien fields and throws the ball to the bowlers end. Jaques puts the dive in and just about manages to get in

6.6

Richardson to Wells, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and some away movement. Wells chases it and is beaten

Botha back

End of over 7 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 45/0
JW Wells    24* (22b 2x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-15-0
PA Jaques    18* (20b)      AC Thomas    2-0-7-0

7.1

Botha to Jaques, no run

7.2

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, yorker outside the off stump. Jaques guides it to cover for a single

7.3

Botha to Wells, FOUR, fuller ball on the middle stump. Wells comes down the track and chips it to deep midwicket fence

7.4

Botha to Wells, 1 run, pushes to the leg side for a single

7.5

Botha to Jaques, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. JAques goes for the reverse sweep. Needless actually as there were two fielders behind square on the off side

7.6

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump. Jaques drives it to cover for a single

McGain comes on to bowl

End of over 8 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 52/0
PA Jaques    20* (24b)      J Botha    2-0-10-0
JW Wells    29* (24b 3x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-15-0

8.1

McGain to Jaques, FOUR, short ball to begin his spell. JAques moves across and pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary, his first

8.2

McGain to Jaques, 1 run, laps it to short fine-leg for a single

8.3

McGain to Wells, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wells comes down the track and looks to loft it to the leg side. He gets a leading edge to cover for a single

8.4

McGain to Jaques, FOUR, tossed up this time around. Jaques comes down the track and lofts it to cow corner for another boundary

8.5

McGain to Jaques, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

8.6

McGain to Wells, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Wells cuts it to point for a quick single

End of over 9 (12 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 64/0
JW Wells    31* (26b 3x4 1x6)      BE McGain    1-0-12-0
PA Jaques    30* (28b 2x4)      J Botha    2-0-10-0

9.1

Botha to Wells, OUT, and there's the first wicket. Wells comes down the track to loft like he did the last over but this time he lofts it straight into the hands of the fielder. This was the shot that Strikers wanted Wells to play. Well planned

JW Wells c Blizzard b Botha 31 (27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 114.81

9.2

Botha to Jaques, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Jaques stands tall and cuts it to deep point for a couple

9.3

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, short outside off. Jaques cuts it to point for a single

9.4

Botha to Birt, no run

9.5

Botha to Birt, 1 run

9.6

Botha to Jaques, 1 run

End of over 10 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 69/1
PA Jaques    34* (31b 2x4)      J Botha    3-0-15-1
TR Birt    1* (2b)      BE McGain    1-0-12-0

10.1

McGain to Jaques, 1 run

10.2

McGain to Birt, SIX, fuller on the leg stump. Birt lofts it to cow corner for a six

10.3

McGain to Birt, no run, fuller on the off stump. Birt attempts a similar shot and misses. The ball sails over the stumps somehow

10.4

McGain to Birt, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump. Birt slogs again. The fielding by Cooper lets the bowler down as he concedes a boundary

10.5

McGain to Birt, no run, pushes it to cover

10.6

McGain to Birt, SIX, fuller on the middle. Birt goes for the slog sweep again, just goes over the outstretched hand of Blizzard at cow corner

End of over 11 (17 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 86/1
TR Birt    17* (7b 1x4 2x6)      BE McGain    2-0-29-0
PA Jaques    35* (32b 2x4)      J Botha    3-0-15-1

11.1

Richardson to Jaques, 1 run

11.2

Richardson to Birt, no run

11.3

Richardson to Birt, 1 run

11.4

Richardson to Jaques, 1 run

11.5

Richardson to Birt, 1 run

11.6

Richardson to Jaques, 1 run

End of over 12 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 91/1
PA Jaques    38* (35b 2x4)      KW Richardson    3-0-20-0
TR Birt    19* (10b 1x4 2x6)      BE McGain    2-0-29-0

12.1

O'Brien to Jaques, 1 run

12.2

O'Brien to Birt, 1 run

12.3

O'Brien to Jaques, no run

12.4

O'Brien to Jaques, 1 run

12.5

O'Brien to Birt, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Birt reverse laps it to short third-man for a single

12.6

O'Brien to Jaques, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Jaques comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler. O'Brien drops it and the batsmen think about a single about four times and they don't finally

End of over 13 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 95/1
PA Jaques    40* (39b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    3-0-22-0
TR Birt    21* (12b 1x4 2x6)      KW Richardson    3-0-20-0

13.1

Thomas to Birt, no run, slower ball on the middle stump. Birt looks to pull it and is beaten

13.2

Thomas to Birt, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Birt stays rooted and plays a lofted drive to sweeper cover for a boundary

13.3

Thomas to Birt, no run, short outside the off stump. Birt ducks under it. Surprisingly not called a wide

13.4

Thomas to Birt, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Birt lofts it to cow corner for a single

13.5

Thomas to Jaques, no run, yorker on the leg stump. Jaques can only defend it

13.6

Thomas to Jaques, 1 run, makes room and slices a full ball to point for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 101/1
PA Jaques    41* (41b 2x4)      AC Thomas    3-0-13-0
TR Birt    26* (16b 2x4 2x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-22-0

14.1

McGain to Jaques, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Jaques comes down the track in an attempt to slog it away. He gets a top edge to mid-on and has to go back. A slow innings by Jaques comes to an end

PA Jaques c Klinger b McGain 41 (42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 97.61

14.2

McGain to Birt, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

14.3

McGain to Birt, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Birt lofts it to long-off for a single

14.4

McGain to Shah, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Shah waits for the ball and pushes it back to the bowler

14.5

McGain to Shah, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump. Shah laps it to fine-leg for a couple

Brendon Julian on air says Shah thinks he is quicker than he actually is

14.6

McGain to Shah, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

End of over 15 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 105/2
OA Shah    3* (3b)      BE McGain    3-0-33-1
TR Birt    27* (18b 2x4 2x6)      AC Thomas    3-0-13-0

15.1

Richardson to Shah, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Shah comes forward and drives it to mid-off

15.2

Richardson to Shah, FOUR, fuller ball on the middle stump. Shah moves across and glances the ball fine for a boundary

15.3

Richardson to Shah, 1 run, slower bouncer on the middle stump. Shah turns it to short fine-leg for a single

15.4

Richardson to Birt, 1 run

15.5

Richardson to Shah, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Shah looks to pull and gets a bottom edge back to the keeper

15.6

Richardson to Shah, SIX, short ball on the off stump. Shah pulls it to deep square-leg for a six and spoils Richardson's figures a bit

End of over 16 (12 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 117/2
OA Shah    14* (8b 1x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    4-0-32-0
TR Birt    28* (19b 2x4 2x6)      BE McGain    3-0-33-1

16.1

McGain to Birt, 2 runs, short outside off. Birt cuts it to deep point for a couple

16.2

McGain to Birt, 2 runs, lofts it wide of the long-off fielder for a couple

16.3

McGain to Birt, 1 run, cuts it to point for a single

16.4

McGain to Shah, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump. Shah turns it to deep midwicket for a single

16.5

McGain to Birt, FOUR, 4;fuller outside the leg stump. Birt switch hits it over point for a boundary

16.6

McGain to Birt, SIX, full-toss on the leg stump. Birt comes down the track and lofts it over cow corner for a six, his third

End of over 17 (16 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 133/2
TR Birt    43* (24b 3x4 3x6)      BE McGain    4-0-49-1
OA Shah    15* (9b 1x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    4-0-32-0

17.1

Botha to Shah, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the leg side for aq leg-bye

17.2

Botha to Birt, 1 run, pushes it toto point for a single

17.3

Botha to Shah, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Shah pushes it to long-on for a single

17.4

Botha to Birt, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Birt lofts it high in the air and Cooper running in from long-on makes the catch look easy

TR Birt c Cooper b Botha 44 (26b 3x4 3x6) SR: 169.23

BTW, Shah with that single got to 3000 T20 runs, fifth batsman to do so

17.5

Botha to Shah, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

17.5

Botha to Shah, SIX, fuller ball on the leg stump. Shah sweeps it t deep midwicket for a six

17.6

Botha to Shah, FOUR, short ball outside off. Shah pulls it to the same area for a boundary

End of over 18 (14 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 147/3
OA Shah    26* (13b 2x4 2x6)      J Botha    4-0-28-2
TIF Triffitt    0* (0b)      BE McGain    4-0-49-1

18.1

O'Brien to Triffitt, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

18.2

O'Brien to Shah, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Shah makes room and drives it to cover

18.3

O'Brien to Shah, 1 run, sweeps it to deep midwicket for a single

18.4

O'Brien to Triffitt, OUT, fuller on the middle stump. Triffit slogs it. Richardson comes running in from long-on and gets his hands under the ball and raises it for good measure. Good catch

TIF Triffitt c Richardson b O'Brien 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.5

O'Brien to Shah, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

18.6

O'Brien to Shah, SIX, full-toss outside the off stump. Shah sweeps it over deep square-leg for a superb six. The power in those wrists is really amazing. It's his second six of a sweep

End of over 19 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 157/4
OA Shah    35* (17b 2x4 3x6)      AW O'Brien    4-0-32-1
MJ Johnston    0* (0b)      J Botha    4-0-28-2

19.1

Thomas to Johnston, 2 runs, chips it to long-off for a couple

19.2

Thomas to Johnston, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Johnston looks to flick it and gets a leading edge to long-off for a couple

19.3

Thomas to Johnston, SIX, full-toss on the leg stump. Johnston lofts it to deep midwicket for a six

19.4

Thomas to Johnston, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Johnston looks to drive and gets an inside edge to the off side for a single

19.5

Thomas to Shah, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Shah pushes it to the leg side for a single

19.6

Thomas to Johnston, 2 runs, full-toss outside off. Johnston slogs it to long-on for a couple

Hurricanes end up with a total of 171 which looked unlikely after 15 overs. Thanks to Birt, Shah and Johnston that they achieved it. Strikers will have a tough chase against the good bowling attack of Hurricanes

Join us for the chase in fifteen minutes

19.6

Thomas to Johnston, 2 runs, full-toss outside off. Johnston slogs it to long-on for a couple

Hurricanes end up with a total of 171 which looked unlikely after 15 overs. Thanks to Birt, Shah and Johnston that they achieved it. Strikers will have a tough chase against the good bowling attack of Hurricanes

Join us for the chase in fifteen minutes

End of over 20 (14 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 171/4
MJ Johnston    13* (5b 1x6)      AC Thomas    4-0-27-0
OA Shah    36* (18b 2x4 3x6)      AW O'Brien    4-0-32-1
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Dec 28, 2011

Tom Cooper made an unbeaten 43 off 27 balls, Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes,  BBL, Adelaide, December 28, 2011

Tom Cooper made an unbeaten 43 off 27 balls

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Dec 28, 2011

Xavier Doherty and his Hobart team-mates celebrate a wicket, Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes,  BBL, Adelaide, December 28, 2011

Xavier Doherty and his Hobart team-mates celebrate a wicket

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