Big Bash League

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars won by 19 runs

0.1

Hussey to Jaques, no run, cut to point

0.2

Hussey to Jaques, OUT, short on off, rushed him a bit and he pulls straight to mid on

PA Jaques c Bailey b Hussey 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Hussey to Lockyear, 3 runs, swept fine on the leg side

0.4

Hussey to Birt, no run

0.5

Hussey to Birt, FOUR, full outside off and driven through point

0.6

Hussey to Birt, 1 run, driven through cover

End of over 1 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 8/1 (196 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.31)
TR Birt    5* (3b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-8-1
RJG Lockyear    3* (1b)     

1.1

Bird to Birt, no run, short on leg, defends down to the leg side

1.2

Bird to Birt, 2 runs, worked through square leg with soft hands

1.3

Bird to Birt, no run, length on off, nipping back, Lockyear sets off but is sent back, the throw just misses

1.4

Bird to Birt, 2 runs, worked through square leg

1.5

Bird to Birt, 1 run, full outside off, swings hard at it and is fielded on the third man boundary by McKay

1.6

Bird to Lockyear, no run, defended to the leg side

End of over 2 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 13/1 (191 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 10.61)
RJG Lockyear    3* (2b)      JM Bird    1-0-5-0
TR Birt    10* (8b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-8-1

2.1

Hussey to Birt, no run, full outside off, driven to mid on

2.2

Hussey to Birt, 1 run, worked to the leg side

2.3

Hussey to Lockyear, no run, darted in and defended to cover

2.4

Hussey to Lockyear, 1 run, full on leg, worked to square leg

2.5

Hussey to Birt, no run, darted in at off, big appeal for LBW but hitting him outside the line of off

2.6

Hussey to Birt, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes to point

End of over 3 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 16/1 (188 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 11.05)
TR Birt    12* (12b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-11-1
RJG Lockyear    4* (4b)      JM Bird    1-0-5-0

3.1

Bird to Birt, SIX, full on off, drives hard through the line and high over long on, plenty of space down there

3.2

Bird to Birt, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the off side

3.3

Bird to Lockyear, 1 run, worked to the on side

3.4

Bird to Birt, SIX, short on off and he smokes it hard and flat over cover, what a shot

Birt looks in the mood here...

3.5

Bird to Birt, 1 run, worked to cover

3.6

Bird to Lockyear, FOUR, steps across to the off side and whips it over short fine leg

End of over 4 (19 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 35/1 (169 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.75, RRR: 10.56)
RJG Lockyear    9* (6b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-23-0
TR Birt    25* (16b 1x4 2x6)      DJ Hussey    2-0-11-1

4.1

McKay to Birt, no run, good slower ball, stays low and hits the thigh pad

4.2

McKay to Birt, FOUR, short on leg again, pulles hard over mid wicket

4.3

McKay to Birt, FOUR, length outside off, throws the kitchen sink at it and gets it over cover, great power

4.4

McKay to Birt, SIX, low full toss on leg, gets down and sweeps over fine leg, that is massive, it's out of the stadium. New ball thanks...

4.5

McKay to Birt, (no ball) SIX, wowee, that is out of the ground again!! High full toss and he sends it deep over mid wicket. Another new ball required I think

4.5

McKay to Birt, (no ball) SIX, and again! Birt has broken the fastest 50 record that Wright set earlier. Sends this one high over square leg this time

4.5

McKay to Birt, OUT, you would not believe that, short on off and he rocks back for the pull shot, big bottom edge down into his back legs and onto the stumps

TR Birt b McKay 51 (23b 3x4 5x6) SR: 221.73

4.6

McKay to Shah, no run, short of a length, rises on him and he defends to the off side

What an incredible over that was. 28 runs including two dot balls and a wicket. This is Big Bash cricket that's for sure!

End of over 5 (28 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 63/2 (141 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 12.60, RRR: 9.40)
OA Shah    0* (1b)      CJ McKay    1-0-28-1
RJG Lockyear    9* (6b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-23-0

5.1

Bird to Lockyear, no run, full on off, driven firmly to cover

5.2

Bird to Lockyear, no run, short outside off, tries to go over the slips but can't connect

5.3

Bird to Lockyear, no run, defended to point

5.4

Bird to Lockyear, 1 run, full on off, driven nicely through mid on, Hussey does very well to save a boundary inside the circle at full stretch

5.5

Bird to Shah, 1 run, whipped through square leg

5.6

Bird to Lockyear, FOUR, driven uppishly through mid off but safely wide of the man

End of over 6 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 69/2 (135 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 11.50, RRR: 9.64)
RJG Lockyear    14* (11b 2x4)      JM Bird    3-0-29-0
OA Shah    1* (2b)      CJ McKay    1-0-28-1

6.1

McKay to Shah, 2 runs, short on leg pulled through backward square leg

6.2

McKay to Shah, no run, short on off, defended back to the bowler

6.3

McKay to Shah, 1 run, short on off, pulled through mid wicket

6.4

McKay to Lockyear, 1 run, short on leg, pulled through square leg

6.5

McKay to Shah, 2 runs, short on off, top edges a pull shot out to deep mid wicket

6.6

McKay to Shah, 1 run, extra bounce, rushes the batsman and it hits the gloves and lands down at his feet

Here comes the man, the legend, Shane Warne.

End of over 7 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 76/2 (128 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 10.85, RRR: 9.84)
OA Shah    7* (7b)      CJ McKay    2-0-35-1
RJG Lockyear    15* (12b 2x4)      JM Bird    3-0-29-0

7.1

Warne to Shah, no run, full outside off, pushed to cover

7.2

Warne to Shah, 1 run, flat and short, pulled out to deep mid wicket, one bounce to the fielder

7.3

Warne to Lockyear, no run, slower and flighted, rips off the pitch, defends to cover

7.4

Warne to Lockyear, no run, darted in this time, cuts to point

7.5

Warne to Lockyear, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long off

7.6

Warne to Shah, no run, full and wide of off, backs away and only just reaches it

End of over 8 (2 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 78/2 (126 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.75, RRR: 10.50)
OA Shah    8* (10b)      SK Warne    1-0-2-0
RJG Lockyear    16* (15b 2x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-35-1

8.1

Faulkner to Lockyear, 1 run, full on off, driven to long off, think about two but Shah isn't all that quick so they decide against it

8.2

Faulkner to Shah, no run, slower ball grips on the pitch, checks his shot and it pops up to the right of the bowler, lands safely

8.3

Faulkner to Shah, 1 run, short and bottom edges onto the pads out to square leg

8.4

Faulkner to Lockyear, SIX, short on off, rocsk back and pulls to deep mid wicket, Quiney puts in a great effort diving and crashing into the pickets

8.5

Faulkner to Lockyear, OUT, same bowl, same shot but doesn't get all of it and Quiney takes an easy catch

RJG Lockyear c Quiney b Faulkner 23 (18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 127.77

8.6

Faulkner to Shah, 1 run, full outside off and driven through point

End of over 9 (9 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 87/3 (117 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.66, RRR: 10.63)
OA Shah    10* (13b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-9-1
TIF Triffitt    0* (0b)      SK Warne    1-0-2-0

9.1

Warne to Shah, SIX, gets down for the slog sweep and gets all of it over deep square leg

9.2

Warne to Shah, 1 run, flighted this time and guided off the outside edge to short third man

9.3

Warne to Triffitt, no run, flighted outside off, mistimes the drive back to the bowler

9.4

Warne to Triffitt, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep point

9.5

Warne to Shah, 2 runs, flighted outside off, cuts through backward point

9.6

Warne to Shah, 1 run, flatter this time and driven through cover point

End of over 10 (11 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 98/3 (106 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.80, RRR: 10.60)
OA Shah    20* (17b 1x6)      SK Warne    2-0-13-0
TIF Triffitt    1* (2b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-9-1

10.1

Faulkner to Shah, FOUR, fullish outside off, drives hard through the gap between mid off and cover

10.2

Faulkner to Shah, 2 runs, full on middle, steps across and whips it through square leg

10.3

Faulkner to Shah, 1 run, low full toss on off, driven to mid off

10.4

Faulkner to Triffitt, 1 run, pushed through square leg

10.5

Faulkner to Shah, 1 run, short and pulled to square leg

10.6

Faulkner to Triffitt, FOUR, length on off, advances down the wicket and frees his arms up smashing it through cover

End of over 11 (13 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 111/3 (93 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 10.09, RRR: 10.33)
TIF Triffitt    6* (4b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-22-1
OA Shah    28* (21b 1x4 1x6)      SK Warne    2-0-13-0

11.1

Warne to Shah, no run, smoked the cut shot but straight to cover

11.2

Warne to Shah, 2 runs, chipped out deep mid wicket

11.3

Warne to Shah, 1 run, driven to long off

11.4

Warne to Triffitt, 1 run, full outside off, driven to long off

11.5

Warne to Shah, 1 run, flighted outside off, smashed across the line to deep mid wicket

11.6

Warne to Triffitt, no run, flighted on off, turns away as he tries to sweep and can't connect

End of over 12 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 116/3 (88 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.66, RRR: 11.00)
TIF Triffitt    7* (6b 1x4)      SK Warne    3-0-18-0
OA Shah    32* (25b 1x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    2-0-22-1

12.1

Hussey to Shah, FOUR, backs away and crunches it through cover point

12.2

Hussey to Shah, 1 run, backs away and sweeps to deep backward square leg

12.3

Hussey to Triffitt, FOUR, full on off, slog sweeps across the line to deep mid wicket

12.4

Hussey to Triffitt, FOUR, short on off, rocks back and top edges to deep mid wicket, Wright comes around and misjudges it going over his head

12.5

Hussey to Triffitt, 1 bye, darted in outside off, keeper can't take as it skids through

12.6

Hussey to Shah, 1 run, full on off, driven through mid off

End of over 13 (15 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 131/3 (73 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 10.07, RRR: 10.42)
OA Shah    38* (28b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Hussey    3-0-25-1
TIF Triffitt    15* (9b 3x4)      SK Warne    3-0-18-0

13.1

Faulkner to Shah, 1 run, full and driven to mid off

13.2

Faulkner to Triffitt, SIX, full on off and smashes it straight back over the site screen

13.3

Faulkner to Triffitt, OUT, tries to drive again but gets a thick outside edge through to the keeper

TIF Triffitt c †Wade b Faulkner 21 (11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 190.90

13.4

Faulkner to Johnston, 1 run

13.5

Faulkner to Shah, 2 runs, whipped through the leg side

13.6

Faulkner to Shah, 2 runs, driven through cover

End of over 14 (12 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 143/4 (61 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 10.21, RRR: 10.16)
OA Shah    43* (31b 2x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-34-2
MJ Johnston    1* (1b)      DJ Hussey    3-0-25-1

14.1

McKay to Johnston, no run, length on off, defends to cover

14.2

McKay to Johnston, no run, defended to backward point, sets off for a run but Shah sends him back, right call too

14.3

McKay to Johnston, 1 run, short slower ball, pulled to deep mid wicket

14.4

McKay to Shah, 1 run, backs away and awkwardly chips back over the bowler's head short of mid off

14.5

McKay to Johnston, 1 run, mistimes the pull up in the air but short of long on

14.6

McKay to Shah, 1 run, pulled down to fine leg

End of over 15 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 147/4 (57 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.80, RRR: 11.40)
OA Shah    45* (33b 2x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    3-0-39-1
MJ Johnston    3* (5b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-34-2

15.1

Faulkner to Shah, 1 wide, full and wide of off

15.1

Faulkner to Shah, SIX, full on off, smashes it very hard and high over long on, incredibly clean hit to bring up his 50

15.2

Faulkner to Shah, 1 leg bye, full on off, hits the pads, half shout but missing off

15.3

Faulkner to Johnston, OUT, short on leg, top edges the pull shot high straight up in the air and the keeper comes around to take the catch

MJ Johnston c †Wade b Faulkner 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.4

Faulkner to Shah, FOUR, full on off, straight as an arrow as he drives it back into the site screen, brilliant timing

15.5

Faulkner to Shah, OUT, full outside off, backs away and reaches for the drive, popping it straight up to point. Easy catch but huge wicket

OA Shah c Warne b Faulkner 55 (37b 3x4 2x6) SR: 148.64

15.6

Faulkner to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, pushed to cover, White comes in to field but can't pick the ball up for the run out

So Faulkner was expensive but he took four vital wickets. They could prove vital

End of over 16 (13 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 160/6 (44 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 10.00, RRR: 11.00)
Naved-ul-Hasan    1* (1b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-46-4
JW Wells    0* (0b)      CJ McKay    3-0-39-1

16.1

Warne to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, mistimes the sweep shot back to Warne

16.2

Warne to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, now this was absolutely needless as he wants to reverse seep and only gets a top edge to midwicket

Naved-ul-Hasan c Bailey b Warne 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

16.3

Warne to Hogan, 2 runs, gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a couple

16.4

Warne to Hogan, OUT, lofts it to long-on, Hussey takes a very good catch. White is next to him as Stars are getting the wickets quite easily now

MG Hogan c Hussey b Warne 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.5

Warne to Wells, 2 runs, turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

16.6

Warne to Wells, 1 run, pushes forward to mid-on and steals a single

End of over 17 (18 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 165/8 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.70, RRR: 13.00)
JW Wells    3* (2b)      SK Warne    4-0-23-2
XJ Doherty    0* (0b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-46-4

17.1

Hussey to Wells, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

17.2

Hussey to Doherty, OUT, as soft a dismissal, you can ever see. He comes forward and chips it to cover where White takes an easy catch

XJ Doherty c White b Hussey 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.3

Hussey to Laughlin, no run

17.4

Hussey to Laughlin, no run, looks to slog and is beaten

17.5

Hussey to Laughlin, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

17.6

Hussey to Wells, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Wells cuts it to deep point for a single

End of over 18 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 168/9 (36 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.33, RRR: 18.00)
JW Wells    5* (4b)      DJ Hussey    4-0-28-2
B Laughlin    1* (3b)      SK Warne    4-0-23-2

18.1

McKay to Wells, 1 run, steered to third-man for a single

18.2

McKay to Laughlin, 1 run, comes forward and chips it to deep midwicket for a single

18.3

McKay to Wells, 1 run, cuts it to deep point for another single

18.4

McKay to Laughlin, 1 run

18.5

McKay to Wells, no run

18.6

McKay to Wells, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Wells gets the middle of the bat as he pulls it away to deep midwicket for a boundary. Can they make a late charge towards the victory?

End of over 19 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 176/9 (28 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.26, RRR: 28.00)
JW Wells    11* (8b 1x4)      CJ McKay    4-0-47-1
B Laughlin    3* (5b)      DJ Hussey    4-0-28-2

19.1

Bird to Laughlin, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

19.2

Bird to Wells, 1 run, of the leading edge to deep point for a single

19.3

Bird to Laughlin, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine-leg for a leg-bye

19.4

Bird to Wells, no run

19.5

Bird to Wells, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Wells cuts it to deep point for a boundary

19.6

Bird to Wells, 1 run, comes forward and dabs it to point for a single and that's the game won for Stars

That finishes a brilliant game of cricket here from Blundstone Arena in Tasmania. The Melbourne Stars pick up an incredibly important win that pushes them up into third place. The Hurricanes remain top but if the Scorchers can knock off the Thunder on Wednesday, they'd go top.

Man of the Match tonight wasn't a difficult one. Luke Wright's inredible 44-ball century (the fastest in the Big Bash) led the Stars to a 19-run win. His score of 117 was also a record in the Big Bash. Thanks for your company, please do join us again for the Strikers taking on the Sixers tomorrow night from 7.30pm AEDT. Good night

End of over 20 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 184/9 (20 runs required)
JW Wells    17* (12b 2x4)      JM Bird    4-0-36-0
B Laughlin    4* (7b)      CJ McKay    4-0-47-1
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Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
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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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