Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes

Melbourne Renegades won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the Big Bash clash between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes under the roof of Etihad Stadium.

Toss news: Melbourne have won the toss and Aaron Finch has chosen to bowl first, so we'll get to see Murali very shortly!

I'm Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through the game. Join me at 7pm EDT for the start.

0.1

O'Brien to Paine, 1 run, worked to square leg

0.2

O'Brien to Ponting, no run, flighted and driven to Samuels at cover

0.3

O'Brien to Ponting, 3 runs, punched through cover and finds the gap

0.4

O'Brien to Paine, no run, punched to mid on

0.5

O'Brien to Paine, no run, defended to mid on

0.6

O'Brien to Paine, 2 runs, swings it through mid wicket

End of over 1 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 6/0
TD Paine    3* (4b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-6-0
RT Ponting    3* (2b)     

1.1

Pattinson to Ponting, FOUR, short on leg, helped on its way to fine leg

1.2

Pattinson to Ponting, no run, good length outside off, left alone

1.3

Pattinson to Ponting, FOUR, short on leg, Ponting will deal with that all day, hook it over short fine leg

1.4

Pattinson to Ponting, 1 run, drives straight and into Paine's bat before it squirts out to mid off

1.5

Pattinson to Paine, no run, mistimes the cut shot into the ground out to point

1.6

Pattinson to Paine, 1 run, full toss on off, driven to mid off

End of over 2 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 16/0
TD Paine    4* (6b)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-10-0
RT Ponting    12* (6b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-6-0

2.1

Sheridan to Paine, no run, short outside off, stays low as he tries to hook

2.2

Sheridan to Paine, 1 run, cut to point and they take a quick single

2.3

Sheridan to Ponting, 2 runs, guided down to third man where Murali fields

2.4

Sheridan to Ponting, no run, length outside off, left alone

2.5

Sheridan to Ponting, no run, half shout for caught behind as it grips off the pitch and beats the outside edge

2.6

Sheridan to Ponting, no run, pushes to point and decides against the single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 19/0
RT Ponting    14* (10b 2x4)      WD Sheridan    1-0-3-0
TD Paine    5* (8b)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-10-0

3.1

Rimmington to Paine, no run, shape outside off, Paine doesn't move his feet at all and reaches for the cut but can't connect

3.2

Rimmington to Paine, 2 runs, fullish on leg, flicked just over short mid wicket, didn't time that perfectly

3.3

Rimmington to Paine, OUT, nice shape and he gets a thick outside edge on the drive, Nevill moves to his right to take an easy catch

TD Paine c †Nevill b Rimmington 7 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

Here's the danger man, Travis Birt

3.4

Rimmington to Birt, no run, full toss on off, drives to cover

3.5

Rimmington to Birt, no run, full and wide of off, drives but can't connect

3.6

Rimmington to Birt, 1 run, flicked to square leg

End of over 4 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 22/1
TR Birt    1* (3b)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-3-1
RT Ponting    14* (10b 2x4)      WD Sheridan    1-0-3-0

4.1

Sheridan to Birt, 1 run, back of a length on off, pushes to mid wicket

4.2

Sheridan to Ponting, no run, back of a length, defended to cover

4.3

Sheridan to Ponting, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

4.4

Sheridan to Birt, no run, nice line outside off, beats the outside edge

4.5

Sheridan to Birt, 1 run, full outside off, drives hard and gets a thick outside edge that lands just short of third man

4.6

Sheridan to Ponting, no run, back of a length outside off, toes a pull shot into the ground and back down the ground

End of over 5 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 25/1
RT Ponting    15* (13b 2x4)      WD Sheridan    2-0-6-0
TR Birt    3* (6b)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-3-1

5.1

Samuels to Birt, 2 runs, full and driven straight down the ground

5.2

Samuels to Birt, OUT, tries to take him on over mid wicket but doesn't get to the pitch of it, goes high and Harris comes around to take a good catch on the dive

TR Birt c Harris b Samuels 5 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

5.3

Samuels to Ponting, 1 leg bye, worked to square leg off the thigh pad

5.4

Samuels to Shah, no run

5.5

Samuels to Shah, 1 run, worked to square leg

5.6

Samuels to Ponting, 1 run, quicker delivery pushed down to long on

A great Powerplay for the Renegades, keeping them to just 30. But we know how quickly that can change after seeing Chris Lynn hit a 50 off 27 balls last night!

End of over 6 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 30/2
RT Ponting    16* (15b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-1
OA Shah    1* (2b)      WD Sheridan    2-0-6-0

6.1

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, flighted and flicked to deep mid wicket

6.2

Muralitharan to Shah, 1 run, steps to the off side and works to square leg

6.3

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, driven to long on

6.4

Muralitharan to Shah, 1 run, steps across to the off side again and works to deep mid wicket

6.5

Muralitharan to Ponting, 1 run, gets forward to push to point

6.6

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, flicked to short fine leg

End of over 7 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 35/2
OA Shah    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-5-0
RT Ponting    19* (18b 2x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-1

7.1

Pattinson to Ponting, no run, great length on off, defends to point

7.2

Pattinson to Ponting, no run, full on off, driven to point

7.3

Pattinson to Ponting, no run, length on off, tries to cut but can't connect

7.4

Pattinson to Ponting, no run, full and smashed straight back to the bowler, you could say it was a dropped chance but he just did well to stop it

7.5

Pattinson to Ponting, SIX, bang, right out of the middle over cover, Pattinson just overpitched slightly and Ponting took full advantage

7.6

Pattinson to Ponting, 4 byes, that has gone straight through him, what a nut, plus it's beaten Nevill it moved that much

End of over 8 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 45/2
RT Ponting    25* (24b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-16-0
OA Shah    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-5-0

8.1

Muralitharan to Shah, 1 run, worked through mid wicket

8.2

Muralitharan to Ponting, OUT, a brain fade from Ponting as he tries to reverse sweep a length ball on off, misses and it takes the top of off

RT Ponting b Muralitharan 25 (35m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

8.3

Muralitharan to Bailey, 1 run, pushes to point

8.4

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, around the wicket, the arm ball beats the outside edge

8.5

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, length on off, gets forward to defend

8.6

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, quicker and defended back to the bowler

End of over 9 (2 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 47/3
OA Shah    4* (9b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-7-1
GJ Bailey    1* (1b)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-16-0

9.1

O'Brien to Bailey, 1 run, punched to long on

9.2

O'Brien to Shah, no run, backs away but can't get him away as it skids through

9.3

O'Brien to Shah, 2 wides, backs away and then steps inside the line

9.3

O'Brien to Bailey, OUT, flights it and it just sits up off the deck and Bailey scoops an easy catch back to the bowler

GJ Bailey c & b O'Brien 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

9.4

O'Brien to Styris, no run, driven back to the bowler

9.5

O'Brien to Styris, 1 run, driven to long off

9.6

O'Brien to Shah, no run, defends to mid wicket

End of over 10 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 51/4
OA Shah    4* (11b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-10-1
SB Styris    1* (2b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-7-1

10.1

Muralitharan to Styris, OUT, quick and flat, turns back and catches Styris in front of middle, had a fair step forward in but you can't argue with giving that out

SB Styris lbw b Muralitharan 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

10.2

Muralitharan to Krejza, 1 run, pushes through point

10.3

Muralitharan to Shah, 4 wides, pushes it through and Nevill can't take it down the leg side

10.3

Muralitharan to Krejza, 1 run, pushes through point tentatively

10.4

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, steps across to the off side, the wrong'un completely beats him

10.5

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, defends to the off side

10.6

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, quicker on off, defends to mid wicket

End of over 11 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 57/5
OA Shah    4* (14b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-13-2
JJ Krejza    2* (2b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-10-1

11.1

O'Brien to Krejza, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked to fine leg

11.2

O'Brien to Krejza, no run, pushed to cover

11.3

O'Brien to Krejza, 1 run, pushes to square leg

11.4

O'Brien to Shah, no run, backs away and blocks it to short mid wicket

11.5

O'Brien to Shah, 1 run, backs away and punches to long off

11.6

O'Brien to Krejza, no run, defends to short mid wicket

End of over 12 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 61/5
JJ Krejza    5* (6b)      AW O'Brien    3-0-14-1
OA Shah    5* (16b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-13-2

12.1

Rimmington to Shah, no run, length on off, defended back to the bowler

12.2

Rimmington to Shah, no run, length on middle, steps inside the line and can't connect on the pull shot

12.3

Rimmington to Shah, no run, full and driven back to the bowler who does well to stop it low down to his right

12.4

Rimmington to Shah, 1 run, length outside off, pushes through point

12.5

Rimmington to Krejza, OUT, angling in at off, tries to work it through mid wicket but gets beaten for pace and you can't argue with that, plumb

JJ Krejza lbw b Rimmington 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

12.6

Rimmington to Laughlin, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked to fine leg

End of over 13 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 64/6
B Laughlin    2* (1b)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-6-2
OA Shah    6* (20b)      AW O'Brien    3-0-14-1

13.1

O'Brien to Shah, 1 run, lap sweep to square leg

13.2

O'Brien to Laughlin, 1 run, full and driven to long off

13.3

O'Brien to Shah, 1 run, flat bats to long off

13.4

O'Brien to Laughlin, 2 runs, flicks to short fine leg

13.5

O'Brien to Laughlin, no run, defended back to the bowler

13.6

O'Brien to Laughlin, no run, defends to mid wicket

End of over 14 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 69/6
B Laughlin    5* (5b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-19-1
OA Shah    8* (22b)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-6-2

14.1

Rimmington to Shah, 1 run, that's the first one he's hit out of the middle and he picks the fielder out

14.2

Rimmington to Laughlin, no run, length outside off, stays low as Laughlin fends at it

14.3

Rimmington to Laughlin, no run, very nearly gets through him, but an inside edge onto the pads saves him

14.4

Rimmington to Laughlin, FOUR, the boundary drought breaks! Length on off, flicks through mid wicket

14.5

Rimmington to Laughlin, 1 run, pushes through point

14.6

Rimmington to Shah, no run, what a nut! Great yorker has Shah digging it out and falling over as he desperately keeps it out

End of over 15 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 75/6
OA Shah    9* (24b)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-12-2
B Laughlin    10* (9b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    4-0-19-1

15.1

Samuels to Laughlin, no run, full toss gets pushed to mid wicket, missed out there

15.2

Samuels to Laughlin, no run, guides to short third man

15.3

Samuels to Laughlin, no run, quicker and shorter, tries to work it around the corner, but it hits his thigh pad

15.4

Samuels to Laughlin, no run, digs out a yorker to short mid wicket, that was much quicker

15.5

Samuels to Laughlin, OUT, flights it outside off, gets down for the slog sweep but skies it straight up high to short third man

B Laughlin c Pattinson b Samuels 10 (10m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

15.6

Samuels to Shah, 3 runs, gets an edge through third man

End of over 16 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 78/7
OA Shah    12* (25b)      MN Samuels    2-0-7-2
MG Hogan    0* (0b)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-12-2

16.1

Muralitharan to Shah, 1 run, pushed to gully, a better throw would have had Hogan short

16.2

Muralitharan to Hogan, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

16.3

Muralitharan to Hogan, 1 run, driven to deep mid wicket

16.4

Muralitharan to Shah, no run, the wrong'un completely beats Shah, he's not picking Murali at all!

16.5

Muralitharan to Shah, 1 run, another doosra worked to point

16.6

Muralitharan to Hogan, no run, strikes him on the pads but going down leg

End of over 17 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 81/7
MG Hogan    1* (3b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-16-2
OA Shah    14* (28b)      MN Samuels    2-0-7-2

17.1

Samuels to Shah, OUT, quicker yorker rushes Shah who was interestingly trying to cut and it clatters into leg stump, well bowled

OA Shah b Samuels 14 (45m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 48.27

Shah never looked comfortable out there, struggling to time the ball. The Hurricanes in deep trouble now

17.2

Samuels to Doherty, 1 run, mistimes the drive just short of long on

17.3

Samuels to Hogan, 1 run, worked to square leg

17.4

Samuels to Doherty, 2 runs, thick outside edge to third man

17.5

Samuels to Doherty, 1 run, advances and drives it to long on

17.6

Samuels to Hogan, 1 run, full toss punched to long on

End of over 18 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 87/8
MG Hogan    3* (5b)      MN Samuels    3-0-13-3
XJ Doherty    4* (3b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-16-2

18.1

Rimmington to Hogan, no run, full toss outside off, beats the bat

18.2

Rimmington to Hogan, OUT, full on off, tries to clear cover and Samuels takes an easy catch at short cover

MG Hogan c Samuels b Rimmington 3 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

18.3

Rimmington to Bollinger, 1 run, cut through point

18.4

Rimmington to Doherty, 2 runs, short on off, guides to third man with an open face

Doherty is the only batsman tonight who has looked comfortable. Concerning given he's come in at number 10!

18.5

Rimmington to Doherty, 1 run, cut to point

18.6

Rimmington to Bollinger, 2 wides, full and wide of off, Nevill can't take cleanly

18.6

Rimmington to Doherty, no run, full and driven straight to point

End of over 19 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 93/9
XJ Doherty    7* (6b)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-18-3
DE Bollinger    1* (1b)      MN Samuels    3-0-13-3

19.1

Samuels to Bollinger, 3 runs, drives it high straight back down the ground, long on makes good ground but can't catch at full stretch, Rohrer comes in from long off to save, it appears to hit the rope but not given as four

19.2

Samuels to Doherty, 1 run

19.3

Samuels to Bollinger, 1 run, flicked through square leg

19.4

Samuels to Doherty, 1 run, flat bats it straight back down the ground

19.5

Samuels to Bollinger, 1 run, drives down the ground just short of long off

19.6

Samuels to Doherty, 1 wide, sees him charging and bowls it wide of off

19.6

Samuels to Doherty, 1 run, driven to short mid wicket

The end of a pretty ordinary display from the Hurricanes. Their number 10 and 11 batsmen were the only two to have a strike rate of better than 100.

Full credit, though, to the Renegades bowling attack. Their spin trio did the job restricted the runs, keeping the Hurricanes to just three boundaries and a six.

Join me again very shortly for the run chase. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (9 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 102/9
XJ Doherty    10* (9b)      MN Samuels    4-0-22-3
DE Bollinger    6* (4b)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-18-3
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