Big Bash League

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder

Hobart Hurricanes won by 30 runs

Hi and welcome to our live coverage of the Big Bash clash between Hobart and Sydney Thunder at Bellerive, the first in our double header here on ESPN Cricinfo.

Sydney have won the toss and have elected to field first. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action as it happens

0.1

Abbott to Ponting, 1 wide, strays down leg first up

0.1

Abbott to Ponting, 1 wide, and down leg again, not a great start!

0.1

Abbott to Ponting, FOUR, short on leg, flicked over short fine leg and this sell out crowd gets to their feet

0.2

Abbott to Ponting, 1 run, nips back off a length, worked to square leg

0.3

Abbott to Paine, no run, on leg but swinging away, full face of the bat back to the bowler

0.4

Abbott to Paine, no run, that's better, on a length on off, gets forward to defend

0.5

Abbott to Paine, 1 run, worked to mid wicket, easy single and a silly throw from Rogers almost gives away overthrows

0.6

Abbott to Ponting, no run, works to square leg, almost a mix-up, but he gets back safely

End of over 1 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 8/0
RT Ponting    5* (3b 1x4)      SA Abbott    1-0-8-0
TD Paine    1* (3b)     

1.1

Nannes to Paine, 1 bye, goes through to the keeper who misfields

1.2

Nannes to Ponting, 1 run, length outside off, drives to deep backward point

1.3

Nannes to Paine, no run, wide outside off, drives hard but can't connect

1.4

Nannes to Paine, no run, rocks back quickly and pulls it, but can't beat square leg

1.5

Nannes to Paine, no run, back of a length, defended to point

1.6

Nannes to Paine, FOUR, full and wide of off, swings hard and high over point, easy pickings

End of over 2 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 14/0
TD Paine    5* (8b 1x4)      DP Nannes    1-0-5-0
RT Ponting    6* (4b 1x4)      SA Abbott    1-0-8-0

2.1

Coyte to Ponting, no run, length outside off, defends to point

2.2

Coyte to Ponting, no run, good area again, gets forward to defend

2.3

Coyte to Ponting, no run, not short enough to be playing the pull shot and he's very lucky that didn't clip off stump

2.4

Coyte to Ponting, no run, good length and defended back to the bowler

2.5

Coyte to Ponting, no run, full and driven to cover

A Great start by Coyte, very tidy areas and making it difficult for Ponting to get him away

2.6

Coyte to Ponting, no run, full on off, stifled shout for LBW but a slight inside edge saved him from certain dismissal

End of over 3 (maiden) Hobart Hurricanes 14/0
RT Ponting    6* (10b 1x4)      SJ Coyte    1-1-0-0
TD Paine    5* (8b 1x4)      DP Nannes    1-0-5-0

3.1

Nannes to Paine, 1 run, worked to fine leg

3.2

Nannes to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length and guided to third man

3.3

Nannes to Paine, 1 run, back of a length and guided to third man

3.4

Nannes to Ponting, no run, length on off, defended to cover

3.5

Nannes to Ponting, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, tries to pull and gets a high top edge over short fine leg, plugs in the outfield

3.6

Nannes to Ponting, 1 run, inside edge to fine leg

End of over 4 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 20/0
RT Ponting    10* (14b 1x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-11-0
TD Paine    7* (10b 1x4)      SJ Coyte    1-1-0-0

4.1

Coyte to Ponting, no run, defends to cover

4.2

Coyte to Ponting, SIX, that's more like it! Gets down the wicket and just leans on it over cover, great shot

4.3

Coyte to Ponting, 1 run, pushed to cover point

4.4

Coyte to Paine, 1 run, driven to cover

4.5

Coyte to Ponting, no run, punched to mid wicket

4.6

Coyte to Ponting, no run, driven firmly to point but can't piece the field

End of over 5 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 28/0
RT Ponting    17* (19b 1x4 1x6)      SJ Coyte    2-1-8-0
TD Paine    8* (11b 1x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-11-0

5.1

Azhar Mahmood to Paine, no run, full and wide of off, tries to cut but doesn't connect

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to Paine, 1 wide, this one strays a bit too wide and is rightly called

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to Paine, no run, slower ball, tries to beat short fine leg but can't get it past him

5.3

Azhar Mahmood to Paine, SIX, on to that one very quickly, smashing it across the line over mid wicket and into the second tier, great power

5.4

Azhar Mahmood to Paine, 1 run, full toss gets smashed to point where Keen dives full length to save a certain boundary

5.5

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, no run, driven to point

5.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, FOUR, slower ball worked around the corner and that has flown away, this outfield is lightning

End of over 6 (12 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 40/0
RT Ponting    21* (21b 2x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-12-0
TD Paine    15* (15b 1x4 1x6)      SJ Coyte    2-1-8-0

6.1

Zampa to Paine, no run, skids this one through and he can't get it through the off side

6.2

Zampa to Paine, no run, advances but gets an inside edge into the pads

6.3

Zampa to Paine, 2 runs, mistimes the drive through square leg

6.4

Zampa to Paine, 1 run, beats him in flight and draws a leading edge just wide of Zampa who dives unsuccesfully

6.5

Zampa to Ponting, no run, defended back to the bowler

6.6

Zampa to Ponting, 1 run, full toss, misses out as he pulls it to deep square leg

End of over 7 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 44/0
RT Ponting    22* (23b 2x4 1x6)      A Zampa    1-0-4-0
TD Paine    18* (19b 1x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-12-0

7.1

Keen to Ponting, 1 run

7.2

Keen to Paine, no run, off the pad to short fine leg

7.3

Keen to Paine, 1 run, driven firmly to deep cover

7.4

Keen to Ponting, FOUR, great shot, steps back and goes inside out over cover

7.5

Keen to Ponting, FOUR, backs away again and drives through point this time, great timing

7.6

Keen to Ponting, 1 leg bye, off the pads to mid wicket

End of over 8 (11 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 55/0
RT Ponting    31* (27b 4x4 1x6)      SJC Keen    1-0-10-0
TD Paine    19* (21b 1x4 1x6)      A Zampa    1-0-4-0

8.1

Zampa to Ponting, FOUR, and he goes again over cover, getting inside the line and driving into the gap on the offside boundary

8.2

Zampa to Ponting, no run, driven firmly to cover

8.3

Zampa to Ponting, 2 runs, steps back and cuts it off leg stump, dangerous shot

8.4

Zampa to Ponting, 1 wide, strays down leg side

8.4

Zampa to Ponting, no run, cut to point

8.5

Zampa to Ponting, 1 run, cut to backward point

8.6

Zampa to Paine, FOUR, quick and wide of off, cuts through gully nicely

End of over 9 (12 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 67/0
TD Paine    23* (22b 2x4 1x6)      A Zampa    2-0-16-0
RT Ponting    38* (32b 5x4 1x6)      SJC Keen    1-0-10-0

9.1

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, no run, yorker dug out to mid wicket

9.2

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, FOUR, full outside off, driven firmly straight back down the ground

9.3

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, FOUR, slower ball, waits on it and lofts it high over square leg, great shot

9.4

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, SIX, short on off and he is all over this one, smashing it over deep mid wicket to bring up his 50

His home-town crowd love it as they get to their feet to show their appreciation for the legend

9.5

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, 2 runs, punched back down the ground, good running but poor fielding by long on

9.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ponting, (no ball) 1 run, punched to long on, free hit coming up

9.6

Azhar Mahmood to Paine, no run, good yorker, dug out to cover

End of over 10 (18 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 85/0
TD Paine    23* (23b 2x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-30-0
RT Ponting    55* (38b 7x4 2x6)      A Zampa    2-0-16-0

10.1

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, pushed to long on

10.2

Gayle to Paine, no run, stays low outside off and can't connect on the cut shot

10.3

Gayle to Paine, 1 run, yorker dug back out to the bowler, Gayle oddly tries to stop with his foot and it deflects away for a single

10.4

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, punhced to long on

10.5

Gayle to Paine, no run, quick full toss does Paine for pace and he can only punch it back to the bowler

10.6

Gayle to Paine, 1 run, outside off, thin edge into the ground and past the keeper

End of over 11 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 89/0
TD Paine    25* (27b 2x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0
RT Ponting    57* (40b 7x4 2x6)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-30-0

11.1

Nannes to Paine, FOUR, full on middle, steps across and whips it through backward square leg, all in the wrists

11.2

Nannes to Paine, 2 runs, chips it just wide of short mid wicket

11.3

Nannes to Paine, 1 run, drives it down the ground to long on

11.4

Nannes to Ponting, 2 runs, inside edge down to fine leg, great running

11.5

Nannes to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball, adjusts his shot at the last minute and pushes through cover

11.6

Nannes to Paine, FOUR, very, very lucky! Bottom edges a pull shot just past leg stump and fine leg can't get around to stop it

End of over 12 (14 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 103/0
TD Paine    36* (31b 4x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    3-0-25-0
RT Ponting    60* (42b 7x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0

12.1

Gayle to Ponting, 1 run, full and driven to long off

12.2

Gayle to Paine, FOUR, brilliant, just brilliant, pre-empts the reverse sweep and gets it fine of short third man

12.3

Gayle to Paine, 1 run, punched to long on

12.4

Gayle to Ponting, 2 runs, driven wide of long on, well run

12.5

Gayle to Ponting, OUT, backs away and tries to go through cover but gets an outside edge back onto off stump

RT Ponting b Gayle 63 (45b 7x4 2x6) SR: 140.00

12.6

Gayle to Birt, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 13 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 111/1
TR Birt    0* (1b)      CH Gayle    2-0-12-1
TD Paine    41* (33b 5x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    3-0-25-0

13.1

Zampa to Paine, OUT, nicely flighted, gets down on one knee and slog sweeps to deep mid wicket, right down Abbott's throat

TD Paine c Abbott b Zampa 40 (34b 5x4 1x6) SR: 117.64

13.2

Zampa to Birt, no run, defends to the off side

13.3

Zampa to Birt, no run, wrong'un, beats him for flight and he defends to the off side

13.4

Zampa to Birt, OUT, that's a big wicket, just a little feather edge through to the keeper as he tries to guide it through third man

TR Birt c †Carters b Zampa 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.5

Zampa to Blizzard, no run

13.6

Zampa to Blizzard, 1 run, punches to long off

End of over 14 (1 run) Hobart Hurricanes 112/3
AC Blizzard    1* (2b)      A Zampa    3-0-17-2
OA Shah    0* (0b)      CH Gayle    2-0-12-1

14.1

Gayle to Blizzard, 1 run, punched to long on

14.2

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, guided to third man

14.3

Gayle to Blizzard, no run

14.4

Gayle to Blizzard, 1 run, good yorker dug out to cover

14.5

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, flicked to long on

14.6

Gayle to Blizzard, no run, bit of width, but can't beat gully on the cut shot

End of over 15 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 116/3
AC Blizzard    3* (6b)      CH Gayle    3-0-15-1
OA Shah    2* (2b)      A Zampa    3-0-17-2

15.1

Zampa to Shah, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket

15.2

Zampa to Blizzard, SIX, full toss outside off and he goes high over deep mid wicket, power hitting from Blizard there

15.3

Zampa to Blizzard, no run, good comeback, flatter and quicker on off, defends to the bowler

15.4

Zampa to Blizzard, OUT, flights it outside off and Blizzard doesn't get to the flight of it, mistiming it high to cover

AC Blizzard c Rogers b Zampa 9 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

15.5

Zampa to Shah, 2 runs, cut to deep point and Coyte does well to save

15.6

Zampa to Shah, no run, full toss on leg, smashes it straight to short fine leg, missed out there

End of over 16 (9 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 125/4
OA Shah    5* (5b)      A Zampa    4-0-26-3
GJ Bailey    0* (0b)      CH Gayle    3-0-15-1

16.1

Gayle to Bailey, FOUR, outside off, tries to cut and gets a bottom edge down through the keeper's legs

16.2

Gayle to Bailey, 1 wide, strays down leg

16.2

Gayle to Bailey, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on

16.3

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on

16.4

Gayle to Bailey, 1 run, whipped to deep mid wicket

16.5

Gayle to Shah, 1 run, whipped through mid wicket

16.6

Gayle to Bailey, 1 run, flicked to long on

End of over 17 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 135/4
GJ Bailey    7* (4b 1x4)      CH Gayle    4-0-25-1
OA Shah    7* (7b)      A Zampa    4-0-26-3

17.1

Coyte to Bailey, 1 run, driven to cove

17.2

Coyte to Shah, 1 run, chips over cover and just short of the man on the rope

17.3

Coyte to Bailey, 1 run, slogged with a cross bat to long on

17.4

Coyte to Shah, FOUR, full toss on off, driven wide of mid off

17.5

Coyte to Shah, 1 run, punched to long on

17.6

Coyte to Bailey, 1 run, pushed to mid off

End of over 18 (9 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 144/4
GJ Bailey    10* (7b 1x4)      SJ Coyte    3-1-17-0
OA Shah    13* (10b 1x4)      CH Gayle    4-0-25-1

18.1

Azhar Mahmood to Bailey, 2 runs, nice slower ball pulled out to deep mid wicket

18.2

Azhar Mahmood to Bailey, 1 run, yorker dug out to deep mid wicket

18.3

Azhar Mahmood to Shah, FOUR, low full toss on leg, opens the face and guides it through point, great shot

18.4

Azhar Mahmood to Shah, no run, slower ball does him for flight, defends to the bowler

18.5

Azhar Mahmood to Shah, 1 run, cut to point

18.6

Azhar Mahmood to Bailey, SIX, steps across to the off side and swats the slower ball over square leg, great hit

End of over 19 (14 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 158/4
GJ Bailey    19* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-44-0
OA Shah    18* (13b 2x4)      SJ Coyte    3-1-17-0

19.1

Nannes to Shah, 1 run, full toss outside off, punched to long off

19.2

Nannes to Bailey, FOUR, full and wide of off, drives it over gully, Zampa covers good ground but can't stop it

19.3

Nannes to Bailey, 1 run, short and he rockets the pull shot to deep mid wicket, great shot for one

19.4

Nannes to Shah, SIX, slower ball on off, gets across and flicks it over deep square leg, great shot

19.5

Nannes to Shah, 1 run, punched to long on

19.6

Nannes to Bailey, SIX, full and smashed brilliantly over deep mid wicket, what a finish!

The Hurricanes have compiled a very handy total of 177, including 33 off the final two overs. Ponting found some form and Bailey was brutal with 30 off 13 at the end.

Adam Zampa showed some real promise with his three-wicket haul. At just 20 years of age, the future looks bright for him, holding his nerve under pressure.

Join me again shortly for the run chase.

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (19 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 177/4
GJ Bailey    30* (13b 2x4 2x6)      DP Nannes    4-0-44-0
OA Shah    26* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-44-0
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Dec 23, 2012

Xavier Doherty claimed a hat-trick, Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Hobart, December 23, 2012

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Ricky Ponting claimed a wicket in the one over that he bowled, Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Hobart, December 23, 2012

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