Big Bash League

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes. News coming in from the ground is that Heat have won the toss and are batting

0.1

Bollinger to Watson, 5 wides, oh that is a shocker!! Steve Harmisonesque, that was way, way wide of off stump

0.1

Bollinger to Watson, no run, much better, on a good length angling across off stump, left alone

0.2

Bollinger to Watson, no run, swing and a miss, full outside off, drives but can't connect

0.3

Bollinger to Watson, 1 run, slower ball just short of a length on off, guides it down to third man

0.4

Bollinger to Pomersbach, no run, bumper that Pomersbach leaves outside off, plenty of bounce

0.5

Bollinger to Pomersbach, no run, on the spot, defended with a nice straight bat back to the bowler

0.6

Bollinger to Pomersbach, no run, fullish on middle, swinging into the pads, deflects off to square leg, a loud call of 'no'

End of over 1 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 6/0
LA Pomersbach    0* (3b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0
SR Watson    1* (3b)     

1.1

Hogan to Watson, 1 run, on the money straight away, swinging back in and getting a thick inside edge to backward square leg

1.2

Hogan to Pomersbach, no run, back of a length on off, defended back to the bowler

1.3

Hogan to Pomersbach, no run, same delivery again, caught in two minds as to whether he should pull, but straightens the bat and defends instead

1.4

Hogan to Pomersbach, 2 runs, fullish on off, gets forward and punches it through cover

1.5

Hogan to Pomersbach, no run, dances down the wicket and swings like a toilet door after curry night, but no connection

1.6

Hogan to Pomersbach, no run, hangs the bat out at that one, lucky not to get an edge. Hogan angling across Pomersbach nicely

End of over 2 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 9/0
LA Pomersbach    2* (8b)      MG Hogan    1-0-3-0
SR Watson    2* (4b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0

2.1

Bollinger to Watson, 2 runs, full outside off and drives through the line over cover, doesn't get it clean but clears the infield

2.2

Bollinger to Watson, no run, good length, good line, Watson dabbles at it but beaten for pace and bounce

2.3

Bollinger to Watson, SIX, get that out of here! Bumper on middle peg, picks it very early and hooks it over backward square leg. 89 metres

2.4

Bollinger to Watson, no run, good comeback, beaten outside off as he tries to drive

2.5

Bollinger to Watson, SIX, that is pretty, very pretty. Full on middle, trusts the pitch and just drives through the line, straight back into the site screen. A pure cricket shot

2.6

Bollinger to Watson, 1 run, gets onto his back foot and pushes it down to point with soft hands

End of over 3 (15 runs) Brisbane Heat 24/0
SR Watson    17* (10b 2x6)      DE Bollinger    2-0-21-0
LA Pomersbach    2* (8b)      MG Hogan    1-0-3-0

3.1

Hogan to Watson, no run, big shout for LBW, big stride in means he's safe, going over the top by the looks of it

3.2

Hogan to Watson, no run, good length on catches Watson on the crease, inside edge into the pads

3.3

Hogan to Watson, no run, good length on off stump, defends back to the bowler

3.4

Hogan to Watson, OUT, length on off stump, drives it but doesn't connect cleanly and puts it straight down Doherty's throat

SR Watson c Doherty b Hogan 17 (14b 0x4 2x6) SR: 121.42

3.5

Hogan to Burns, 1 run, short on middle, doesn't get the pull shot cleanly but it's safe through square leg

3.6

Hogan to Pomersbach, no run, full and defended back to the bowler

End of over 4 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 25/1
LA Pomersbach    2* (9b)      MG Hogan    2-0-4-1
JA Burns    1* (1b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-21-0

4.1

Gulbis to Burns, no run, full outside off, tries to cover drive but very nearly drags it back onto his stumps

4.2

Gulbis to Burns, FOUR, fullish on off, steps across and helps it through mid on for a boundary

4.3

Gulbis to Burns, no run, length on off, drives to mid on

4.4

Gulbis to Burns, no run, full and driven hard back down the ground, deflected off the hand and very nearly runs Pomersbach out, just misses the stumps

4.5

Gulbis to Burns, 1 run, full on off, big inside edge onto the pads

4.6

Gulbis to Pomersbach, FOUR, full on off, angling across the lefty, big outside edge straight through the vacant second slip region

End of over 5 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 34/1
LA Pomersbach    6* (10b 1x4)      EP Gulbis    1-0-9-0
JA Burns    6* (6b 1x4)      MG Hogan    2-0-4-1

5.1

Hogan to Burns, FOUR, full and wide, swings hard and gets an edge over the slips

5.2

Hogan to Burns, no run, great follow-up, length on off and nipping away, beats the edge

5.3

Hogan to Burns, 1 run, short on off, guides it down to third man, great effort from Gulbis but can't can't get it on the dive

5.4

Hogan to Pomersbach, OUT, back of a length on off, advances down the wicket and top edges a cross bat shot, Bailey runs back and takes a good catch

LA Pomersbach c Bailey b Hogan 6 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

5.5

Hogan to Burns, no run, length on off, pushes to point

5.6

Hogan to Burns, no run, length on off, defends back to the bowler

End of over 6 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 39/2
JA Burns    11* (11b 2x4)      MG Hogan    3-0-9-2
DT Christian    0* (0b)      EP Gulbis    1-0-9-0

6.1

Gulbis to Christian, no run, bumper on off stump, ducks under it

6.2

Gulbis to Christian, no run, back of a lenth on off, pushed to point

6.3

Gulbis to Christian, 1 run, length outside off, driven through cover point

6.4

Gulbis to Burns, 1 run, cut uppishly through gully, just wide of Wells at backward point

6.5

Gulbis to Christian, no run, defends back to the bowler

6.6

Gulbis to Christian, no run, defends to mid on

End of over 7 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 41/2
DT Christian    1* (5b)      EP Gulbis    2-0-11-0
JA Burns    12* (12b 2x4)      MG Hogan    3-0-9-2

7.1

Hogan to Burns, SIX, full on off, clears the front foot out of the way and whacks it straigth back down the ground with brute force

7.2

Hogan to Burns, no run, back of a length, defends to point

7.3

Hogan to Burns, FOUR, full on off again, smashes it through cover and just over Bailey's head, would have been a tough catch

7.4

Hogan to Burns, 2 runs, dances across the crease and whips it over mid wicket

7.5

Hogan to Burns, no run, length outside off, tries to free his arms on the cut shot, but doesn't connect cleanly

7.6

Hogan to Burns, 1 run, guides it down to third man

End of over 8 (13 runs) Brisbane Heat 54/2
JA Burns    25* (18b 3x4 1x6)      MG Hogan    4-0-22-2
DT Christian    1* (5b)      EP Gulbis    2-0-11-0

8.1

Laughlin to Burns, FOUR, full outside off, smashes it over cover, easy pickings

8.2

Laughlin to Burns, no run, full toss honing in on the crown jewels, pushed to mid wicket, should have been a run

8.3

Laughlin to Burns, SIX, full on off, clears the front foot out again and punishes it over long on

8.4

Laughlin to Burns, 2 runs, full and he goes inside out over cover

8.5

Laughlin to Burns, 1 run, short on off, mistimes the pull shot but it lands safely at mid wicket

8.6

Laughlin to Christian, 1 run, pushed to square leg, very sharp single

End of over 9 (14 runs) Brisbane Heat 68/2
DT Christian    2* (6b)      B Laughlin    1-0-14-0
JA Burns    38* (23b 4x4 2x6)      MG Hogan    4-0-22-2

9.1

Doherty to Christian, 1 run, punches to long on

9.2

Doherty to Burns, FOUR, gets down the track and inside the line, goes over cover, great shot

9.3

Doherty to Burns, 1 run, full on leg, sweeps to fine leg

9.4

Doherty to Christian, no run, pushes that one through quicker and beats the outside edge

9.5

Doherty to Christian, no run, comes down the wicket and strikes the pads as he doesn't quite get to the pitch of it

9.6

Doherty to Christian, 2 runs, works across the line through square leg

End of over 10 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 76/2
DT Christian    5* (10b)      XJ Doherty    1-0-8-0
JA Burns    43* (25b 5x4 2x6)      B Laughlin    1-0-14-0

10.1

Gulbis to Burns, 1 run, fullish slower ball, drives in the air and just short of long on

10.2

Gulbis to Christian, SIX, WHACK! Short on off and the bat speed on that pull shot over mid wicket was incredible

10.3

Gulbis to Christian, FOUR, short on off, and again he smashes it through mid wicket, this time along the ground

10.4

Gulbis to Christian, no run, tried for three in a row, but can't beat short mid wicket

10.5

Gulbis to Christian, 1 run, slower ball punched back down the wicket

10.6

Gulbis to Burns, OUT, half volley on off, tries to hit it out of the ground but skies it straight up in the air, Bailey takes a good catch as that ball was up there for an eternity

JA Burns c Bailey b Gulbis 44 (27b 5x4 2x6) SR: 162.96

End of over 11 (12 runs) Brisbane Heat 88/3
     EP Gulbis    3-0-23-1
DT Christian    16* (14b 1x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    1-0-8-0

11.1

Doherty to Forrest, no run, great nut, straightens down the line and beats the edge

11.2

Doherty to Forrest, 1 run, driven to long off

11.3

Doherty to Christian, FOUR, dances down the deck and smashes it straight past the non-striker's nose, went like a rocket to the rope

11.4

Doherty to Christian, no run, half shout for LBW, but Christian was way down the pitch

11.5

Doherty to Christian, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

11.6

Doherty to Christian, 2 runs, great running, works it through mid wicket with soft hands and despite the bowler's best efforts on the chase, they get back for two

End of over 12 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 95/3
DT Christian    22* (18b 2x4 1x6)      XJ Doherty    2-0-15-0
PJ Forrest    1* (2b)      EP Gulbis    3-0-23-1

12.1

Laughlin to Forrest, FOUR, bumper gets pulled through backward square leg

12.2

Laughlin to Forrest, 1 run, guides it down to third man

12.3

Laughlin to Christian, no run, full on off, tries to whip it through leg side but cuts straight through him, just missing off

12.4

Laughlin to Christian, 1 run, mistimes the drive to long on, easy single

12.5

Laughlin to Forrest, 1 run, punches the yorker to long on

12.6

Laughlin to Christian, FOUR, full toss on leg, Christian deals with it by punching over mid wicket

End of over 13 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 106/3
DT Christian    27* (21b 3x4 1x6)      B Laughlin    2-0-25-0
PJ Forrest    7* (5b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-15-0

13.1

Styris to Forrest, 1 no ball, oh that is a beamer straight at the batsman's head, ducks out the way

13.1

Styris to Forrest, no run, half tracker and Forrest misses out on the free hit

13.2

Styris to Forrest, no run, pushed to cover

13.3

Styris to Forrest, no run, good length on off, nips back and he defends to the bowler

13.4

Styris to Forrest, no run, pushed to cover, Forrest still can't get Styris away

13.5

Styris to Forrest, 1 run, punches to long off

13.6

Styris to Christian, no run, great finish to a great over, off the pads and onto the off side

End of over 14 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 108/3
DT Christian    27* (22b 3x4 1x6)      SB Styris    1-0-2-0
PJ Forrest    8* (11b 1x4)      B Laughlin    2-0-25-0

14.1

Bollinger to Forrest, 1 run, driven to long off

14.2

Bollinger to Christian, 2 runs, smashes that to long on, Doherty does well to cut it off on the rope

14.3

Bollinger to Christian, 1 run, worked through the off side

14.4

Bollinger to Forrest, 1 run, full outside off, pulls across the line to square leg

14.5

Bollinger to Christian, SIX, steps across to the off side and smashes it straight back down the ground and over the site screen

14.6

Bollinger to Christian, 1 run, full toss on off, driven to long off

End of over 15 (12 runs) Brisbane Heat 120/3
DT Christian    37* (26b 3x4 2x6)      DE Bollinger    3-0-33-0
PJ Forrest    10* (13b 1x4)      SB Styris    1-0-2-0

15.1

Styris to Christian, 2 runs, length on leg, advances down and whips to deep backward square, Laughlin does very well at full stretch

15.2

Styris to Christian, 2 runs, whipped through mid wicket

15.3

Styris to Christian, 1 run, chipped to long on

15.4

Styris to Forrest, 1 run, punched to long on

15.5

Styris to Christian, 2 runs, driven straight back down the ground

15.6

Styris to Christian, no run, pushed to mid wicket

End of over 16 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 128/3
DT Christian    44* (31b 3x4 2x6)      SB Styris    2-0-10-0
PJ Forrest    11* (14b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-33-0

16.1

Laughlin to Forrest, 1 run, full and wide, drives to long off

16.2

Laughlin to Christian, FOUR, steps across to the off side and flicks through the vacant fine leg region

16.3

Laughlin to Christian, 1 run, full and driven to long off, great timing but not wide enough of the fielder

16.4

Laughlin to Forrest, 1 run, pushed through mid wicket

16.5

Laughlin to Christian, OUT, full on off, cuts it back onto his stumps and the Xmas lights flash brightly on the sumps

DT Christian b Laughlin 49 (34b 4x4 2x6) SR: 144.11

16.6

Laughlin to Cutting, 2 runs, thick inside edge through square leg

End of over 17 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 137/4
BCJ Cutting    2* (1b)      B Laughlin    3-0-34-1
PJ Forrest    13* (16b 1x4)      SB Styris    2-0-10-0

17.1

Gulbis to Forrest, OUT, length on middle, backs away and tries to pull but misses the slower ball. Forrest never looked likely tonight

PJ Forrest b Gulbis 13 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

17.2

Gulbis to Perera, 1 run, back of a length and pulled through square leg

17.3

Gulbis to Cutting, no run, good bouncer, tries to cut but can't get it

17.4

Gulbis to Cutting, FOUR, length on off, pulls high out to deep mid wicket, Wells under it but goes too far under it and drops the high ball. They run four

17.5

Gulbis to Cutting, OUT, length on off, thick outside edge over point who runs back to take it

BCJ Cutting c Birt b Gulbis 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

17.6

Gulbis to Perera, 1 run, full and wide of off, slices it down to third man

End of over 18 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 143/6
NLTC Perera    2* (2b)      EP Gulbis    4-0-29-3
JR Hopes    0* (0b)      B Laughlin    3-0-34-1

18.1

Bollinger to Perera, FOUR, length on leg, swings with the angle high out to cow corner, two bounces and over the rope

18.2

Bollinger to Perera, 1 run, punches back down the ground

18.3

Bollinger to Hopes, FOUR, didn't know much about it, but gets a thick edge over the keeper's head

18.4

Bollinger to Hopes, no run, wide yorker and Hopes can't connect

18.5

Bollinger to Hopes, 1 run, good yorker, dops it at his feet and they take a quick one

18.6

Bollinger to Perera, FOUR, full toss on leg, whips it wide of fine leg, easy pickings

End of over 19 (14 runs) Brisbane Heat 157/6
NLTC Perera    11* (5b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    4-0-47-0
JR Hopes    5* (3b 1x4)      EP Gulbis    4-0-29-3

19.1

Laughlin to Hopes, 2 runs, flicked high to deep mid wicket, lands just short

19.2

Laughlin to Hopes, 1 run, yorker dug out back to the bowler, Laughlin should have run Hopes out but missed the stumps by a mile!

19.3

Laughlin to Perera, 1 run, thick outside edge down to third man

19.4

Laughlin to Hopes, 1 run, guided to short third man

19.5

Laughlin to Perera, SIX, very creative, steps across to the leg side and ramps it over fine leg

19.6

Laughlin to Perera, FOUR, yorker on off, steps across and does the same thing again, ramp shot over short fine leg, great shot

So the home side finish with a very competitive total of 172 thanks to Burns, Christian and a cameo from Perera. Join me, Andrew Fuss, again in 10 minutes for the run chase.

End of over 20 (15 runs) Brisbane Heat 172/6
NLTC Perera    22* (8b 3x4 1x6)      B Laughlin    4-0-49-1
JR Hopes    9* (6b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    4-0-47-0
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Photos

Dec 9, 2012

Thisara Perera blitzed 22 off 8 balls, Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL, Brisbane, December 9, 2012

Thisara Perera blitzed 22 off 8 balls

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Dec 9, 2012

Travis Birt scored an unbeaten 57, Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL, Brisbane, December 9, 2012

Travis Birt scored an unbeaten 57

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