Big Bash League

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars won by 19 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Hobart Hurricanes and MElbourne Stars. Melbourne Stars have won the toss and are batting Hi and welcome to our live coverage of the Big Bash game between the Hurricanes and the Stars from Blundstone Arena. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through the action as the Hurricanes aim to lock in a home final.

News from the middle is that the Stars have won the toss and captain Cameron White has elected to bat.

0.1

Johnston to Quiney, no run, length on off, swinging away and defended to cover

0.2

Johnston to Quiney, 2 runs, driven uppishly through cover

0.3

Johnston to Quiney, 2 leg byes, short on leg, off the thigh pad and down to fine leg

0.4

Johnston to Quiney, 1 run, pushed to mid on

0.5

Johnston to Wright, no run, length on off, beats the outside edge as he hangs the bat out to dry

0.6

Johnston to Wright, 1 run, flicked to mid on

End of over 1 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 6/0
LJ Wright    1* (2b)      MJ Johnston    1-0-4-0
RJ Quiney    3* (4b)     

1.1

Hogan to Wright, 1 run, pushed to mid on

1.2

Hogan to Quiney, FOUR, length outside off, driven gloriously through point

1.3

Hogan to Quiney, 2 runs, driven through cover

1.4

Hogan to Quiney, no run, defended to point

1.5

Hogan to Quiney, 1 run, worked through square leg

1.6

Hogan to Wright, 1 run

End of over 2 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 15/0
LJ Wright    3* (4b)      MG Hogan    1-0-9-0
RJ Quiney    10* (8b 1x4)      MJ Johnston    1-0-4-0

2.1

Johnston to Wright, 1 run, worked through cover

2.2

Johnston to Quiney, 1 run, full outside off, Doherty throws hard at the stumps for no reason, hits the stumps and allows a single

2.3

Johnston to Wright, 1 run, driven to long off

2.4

Johnston to Quiney, 1 run, length on off, worked through square leg

2.5

Johnston to Wright, SIX, full on off, swings hard through the line and clears long on's head, gutsy shot but pays off

2.6

Johnston to Wright, no run, full on off, gets forward to defend

End of over 3 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 25/0
LJ Wright    11* (8b 1x6)      MJ Johnston    2-0-14-0
RJ Quiney    12* (10b 1x4)      MG Hogan    1-0-9-0

3.1

Doherty to Quiney, no run, full on off, big shout for LBW but given not out, perhaps missing off

3.2

Doherty to Quiney, 1 run, worked through square leg

3.3

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, darted in and he gets back for a cut, changes his mind late to inside edge to the leg side

3.4

Doherty to Quiney, 1 run, driven through mid wicket

3.5

Doherty to Wright, FOUR, advances and drives nicely through mid wicket, great placement

3.6

Doherty to Wright, no run

End of over 4 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 32/0
LJ Wright    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    1-0-7-0
RJ Quiney    14* (13b 1x4)      MJ Johnston    2-0-14-0

4.1

Johnston to Quiney, no run, good yorker dug out back to the bowler

4.2

Johnston to Quiney, FOUR, full on leg, flicked with ease over square leg

4.3

Johnston to Quiney, no run, on a length on off, defends back to the bowler

4.4

Johnston to Quiney, FOUR, short on off, pulls off the toe of the bat down to deep backward square leg

4.5

Johnston to Quiney, 1 run, driven to mid off

4.6

Johnston to Wright, FOUR, full on off, driven to long off

End of over 5 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 45/0
LJ Wright    20* (12b 2x4 1x6)      MJ Johnston    3-0-27-0
RJ Quiney    23* (18b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-7-0

5.1

Hogan to Quiney, 1 run, driven to mid off

5.2

Hogan to Wright, SIX, short on off, pulled over deep mid wicket

That was a big hit, and I don't think he even middled it!

5.3

Hogan to Wright, 1 run, full on off, driven to mid off

5.4

Hogan to Quiney, 2 runs, full on leg, worked through square leg

5.5

Hogan to Quiney, no run, full and driven to mid off

5.6

Hogan to Quiney, no run, driven to mid wicket

End of over 6 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 55/0
RJ Quiney    26* (22b 3x4)      MG Hogan    2-0-19-0
LJ Wright    27* (14b 2x4 2x6)      MJ Johnston    3-0-27-0

6.1

Laughlin to Wright, 2 runs, full on off, driven to long on

6.2

Laughlin to Wright, 1 wide, slwoer ball full outside off, just a tad wide

6.2

Laughlin to Wright, 1 run, driven to short third man

6.3

Laughlin to Quiney, no run, full toss on off, driven back to the bowler

6.4

Laughlin to Quiney, 1 run, full outside off, driven to long off

6.5

Laughlin to Wright, SIX, picks up the slower ball and goes deep, deep, deep over mid wicket, great shot with the wind

6.6

Laughlin to Wright, no run, short on off, tries to guide over the slips but can't connect

End of over 7 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 66/0
LJ Wright    36* (18b 2x4 3x6)      B Laughlin    1-0-11-0
RJ Quiney    27* (24b 3x4)      MG Hogan    2-0-19-0

7.1

Lockyear to Quiney, 1 wide, strays down leg

7.1

Lockyear to Quiney, 1 run, length on off, driven to deep mid wicket

7.2

Lockyear to Wright, no run, driven to cover

7.3

Lockyear to Wright, SIX, darted in at leg, gets down for the slog sweep and sends it high out to deep square leg, clears the rope by a couple of metres

7.4

Lockyear to Wright, 1 run, cut through backward point

7.5

Lockyear to Quiney, 2 runs, pushed through mid wicket with soft hands

7.6

Lockyear to Quiney, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

End of over 8 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 78/0
RJ Quiney    31* (27b 3x4)      RJG Lockyear    1-0-12-0
LJ Wright    43* (21b 2x4 4x6)      B Laughlin    1-0-11-0

8.1

Doherty to Quiney, 3 runs, length outside off, cut very late down to third man, bit of a bottom edge but runs nonetheless

8.2

Doherty to Wright, SIX, comes down the wicket and smashes it low and hard over long off, great batting this

8.3

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, worked to long on to bring up a brilliant 50, the quickest of the tournament

8.4

Doherty to Quiney, 1 run, full on leg, worked to square leg

8.5

Doherty to Wright, FOUR, uses his feet again and smashes it wide of long on, great placement to beat the man on the boundary

8.6

Doherty to Wright, no run, gets forward to defend

End of over 9 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 93/0
LJ Wright    54* (25b 3x4 5x6)      XJ Doherty    2-0-22-0
RJ Quiney    35* (29b 3x4)      RJG Lockyear    1-0-12-0

9.1

Laughlin to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball yorker, whipped through mid wicket

9.2

Laughlin to Wright, 1 run, full and wide of off, drives to deep point, well fielded on the rope by Hogan

9.3

Laughlin to Quiney, 1 run, full on leg, whipped through square leg

9.4

Laughlin to Wright, 1 run, full outside off, steps across to the off side and smashes it out to deep mid wicket, fielded on the first bounce

9.5

Laughlin to Quiney, 3 runs, full ouside off, driven to deep backward point

9.6

Laughlin to Wright, no run, length on off, tries to send it back to the mainland but can't connect

End of over 10 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 100/0
LJ Wright    56* (28b 3x4 5x6)      B Laughlin    2-0-18-0
RJ Quiney    40* (32b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-22-0

10.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, no run, full and driven straight back to the bowler

10.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, no run, slower ball on off, pulled to short mid wicket

10.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, no run, length on off, defended back to the bowler

Naved showing his class here now, no idea why he wasn't brought on sooner

10.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, 2 runs, dropped, full on off, drives hard at the slower ball but mistimes it high to long off, Birt comes in and drops what he should have taken, hitting him on the chest

Quiney's bat broke on that last shot, so he's called for a new one.

10.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, 1 run, yorker dug out to deep mid wicket

10.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 1 run, full toss on off, smashed to long off

End of over 11 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 104/0
LJ Wright    57* (29b 3x4 5x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-4-0
RJ Quiney    43* (37b 3x4)      B Laughlin    2-0-18-0

11.1

Lockyear to Wright, 3 runs, full on off, mistimes the drive high to long off's left, Laughlin comes in and spills another one!

11.2

Lockyear to Quiney, 1 run, worked through square leg

11.3

Lockyear to Wright, no run, swings like a rusty gate there going for the slog sweep, can't connect

11.4

Lockyear to Wright, SIX, advances down the track and doesn't try to hit it so hard but times it perfectly over long on

11.5

Lockyear to Wright, SIX, advances again and slog sweeps high over deep mid wicket, that brought rain down

11.6

Lockyear to Wright, SIX, and again!! Advances and smashes it over mid wicket with relative ease, and this one's on the roof, incredible hitting

End of over 12 (22 runs) Melbourne Stars 126/0
LJ Wright    78* (34b 3x4 8x6)      RJG Lockyear    2-0-34-0
RJ Quiney    44* (38b 3x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-4-0

12.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, SIX, now Quiney is in on it! Slower ball outside off and he crushes it high over deep mid wicket

12.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, 1 run, driven to long off

In all the action, I missed Quiney's 50, off just 39 balls

12.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 2 runs, oh wow, the umpire's almost been killed! Full on off and he crushes it straight back at the umpire's head, he narrowly avoids it!

12.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, FOUR, backs away and swings hard with a bottom edge down to fine leg, very lucky but he'll take them

12.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 1 run, slower ball on off, driven through point

12.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, 1 run, good yorker dug out back to the bowler

End of over 13 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 141/0
RJ Quiney    52* (41b 3x4 1x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-19-0
LJ Wright    85* (37b 4x4 8x6)      RJG Lockyear    2-0-34-0

13.1

Hogan to Quiney, 1 run, good short one, gets it on the glove down to square leg

13.2

Hogan to Wright, no run, full on off, driven to cover

13.3

Hogan to Wright, no run, full toss on off, swings hard but can't connect, narrowly misses off

13.4

Hogan to Wright, no run, great yorker dug out back to the bowler, well bowled

13.5

Hogan to Wright, FOUR, low full toss outside off, smashes this through cover, easy pickings

13.6

Hogan to Wright, FOUR, full on off, backs away and smashes it straight back past the bowler, great hitting

End of over 14 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 150/0
LJ Wright    93* (42b 6x4 8x6)      MG Hogan    3-0-28-0
RJ Quiney    53* (42b 3x4 1x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-19-0

14.1

Doherty to Quiney, 2 runs, yorker outside off, digs it out through point

14.2

Doherty to Quiney, 1 leg bye, full on leg, off the pads to short fine leg

14.3

Doherty to Wright, 1 run, full on leg, worked to fine leg

14.4

Doherty to Quiney, 1 run, full outside off, swings hard to deep square leg

14.5

Doherty to Wright, SIX, oh what a hit, smashes it high over long off to bring up the fastest 100 in Big Bash history

14.6

Doherty to Wright, no run, guided to backward point

End of over 15 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 161/0
LJ Wright    100* (45b 6x4 9x6)      XJ Doherty    3-0-32-0
RJ Quiney    56* (45b 3x4 1x6)      MG Hogan    3-0-28-0

15.1

Laughlin to Quiney, FOUR, short on leg, pulled through backward square leg

15.2

Laughlin to Quiney, no run, yorker outside off, beats the bat

15.3

Laughlin to Quiney, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads and out to point

15.4

Laughlin to Wright, no run, full outside off, steps across but can't connect on the drive

15.5

Laughlin to Wright, no run, yorker outside off, beats the driving edge

15.6

Laughlin to Wright, no run, another good yorker outside off

End of over 16 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 166/0
LJ Wright    100* (48b 6x4 9x6)      B Laughlin    3-0-23-0
RJ Quiney    61* (48b 4x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    3-0-32-0

16.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, 1 run, dropped again! Short outside off, tries to pull and top edges straight up in the air, Rana, drops an absolute dolly

16.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, FOUR, dropped again! Slog sweeps out to deep mid wicket, Doherty comes round but can't take on the rope, it goes over the boundary for four to break the record partnership in the Big Bash

16.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 1 run, driven to long on

16.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Quiney, OUT, finally the catch one! Full toss on leg and he whacks it out to deep mid wicket who catches right on the rope, would have been six otherwise

RJ Quiney c Birt b Naved-ul-Hasan 62 (50b 4x4 1x6) SR: 124.00

16.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 2 runs, slower ball pulled to deep mid wicket, Hogan slips fielding on the boundary to allow a second

16.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 1 run, full and driven to long off

End of over 17 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 175/1
LJ Wright    108* (52b 7x4 9x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-28-1
CL White    0* (0b)      B Laughlin    3-0-23-0

17.1

Hogan to Wright, no run, full toss outside off, can't connect

17.2

Hogan to Wright, 1 wide, full and wide of off

17.2

Hogan to Wright, 2 runs, low full toss smashed straight back down the ground

17.3

Hogan to Wright, 1 wide, full and wide of off, looked to be inside the line but touch and go, tough for Wright to reach either way

17.3

Hogan to Wright, 1 run, short on off, off the toe to point

17.4

Hogan to White, 1 run, short on off, guided down to third man

17.5

Hogan to Wright, no run, good yorker dug out to the bowler

17.6

Hogan to Wright, 1 run, full outside off, gets across and sweeps past off somehow and through to the keeper along the ground all the way

End of over 18 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 182/1
LJ Wright    112* (57b 7x4 9x6)      MG Hogan    4-0-35-0
CL White    1* (1b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-28-1

18.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, FOUR, short on leg, pulled to deep backward square leg

18.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 1 wide, slower ball wide down leg

18.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, 1 run, short and pulled flat out to deep mid wicket

18.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to White, 1 run, full on leg, flicked through mid wicket

A bit of rain starting to fall here

18.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wright, OUT, and that is the end of an incredible innings. Slower ball on off undeos Wright as he tries to slog sweep

LJ Wright b Naved-ul-Hasan 117 (60b 8x4 9x6) SR: 195.00

Wright's knock is the highest Big Bash score in Australian history. Wright has just told Fox Sports he had his eyes closed for most of it! Good bloke

18.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Wade, 1 run

18.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to White, 2 runs, cut to deep point

End of over 19 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 192/2
CL White    4* (3b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-38-2
MS Wade    1* (1b)      MG Hogan    4-0-35-0

19.1

Laughlin to Wade, 2 runs, another drop, this time Jaques drops a high ball at square leg

I think some high ball catching will be in order at Hobart training tomorrow

19.2

Laughlin to Wade, OUT, full on off, mistimes the drive to Shah on the edge of the circle

MS Wade c Shah b Laughlin 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.3

Laughlin to White, 1 run, inside edge into the pad and out to the off side

19.4

Laughlin to Hussey, FOUR, yorker outside off, drives through point, great shot first ball

19.5

Laughlin to Hussey, no run, good yorker outside off, beats the driving edge

19.6

Laughlin to Hussey, FOUR, yorker outside off, drives through backward point and pierces the eye of a needle between the two men at backward point

What a showing from the Stars led by the record breaking Luke Wright and Rob Quiney. The Hurricanes will have their work cut out to chase 204 down. Stick with us, we'll have the run chase in about 15 minutes.
Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 203/3
DJ Hussey    8* (3b 2x4)      B Laughlin    4-0-34-1
CL White    5* (4b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-38-2
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Photos

Jan 9, 2012

Luke Wright kisses his Melbourne Stars helmet after reaching his hundred, Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, BBL, Hobart, January 9, 2012

Luke Wright kisses his Melbourne Stars helmet after reaching his hundred

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Jan 9, 2012

Luke Wright swings one on the leg side, Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, BBL, Hobart, January 9, 2012

Luke Wright swings one on the leg side

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