Big Bash League, Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers at Hobart, Jan 1, 2013
Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
1 January 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's live coverage of the Big Bash League game between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes.

Perth Scorchers won the toss and they have elected to bat.

This is the first commentary game of the New Year, wishing one and all a Happy New Year. The Scorchers are lying fourth in the table and the Hurricanes fifth, exciting contest on the cards, both teams will be looking for a win this New Year, stay tuned.

Spin first up, Doherty to Gibbs.

0.1

Doherty to Gibbs, no run, pushes to point.

0.2

Doherty to Gibbs, no run, watchfully defended to the off side.

0.3

Doherty to Gibbs, OUT, makes room and cuts straight into the hands of Krejza at point.

HH Gibbs c Krejza b Doherty 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Doherty to North, no run, pushes to the onside and fielded by Doherty to his left.

0.5

Doherty to North, no run, turns it behind square leg, still no run.

0.6

Doherty to North, no run, worked to square leg, a wicket maiden from Doherty, wonderful over.

Bollinger to share the attack. Drizzle and breeze in the air.

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Perth Scorchers 0/1

    • MJ North 0 (3b)
    • SE Marsh 0 (0b)
    • XJ Doherty 1-1-0-1
1.1

Bollinger to Marsh, FOUR, full on the legs and clipped to the midwicket fence, Scorchers gets off the mark.

1.2

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, good ball nips back in and extra bounce, hits Marsh on the thumb and he is in pain.

The physio is out and having a look, a painful blow to his thumb. It is a cold evening and the blow will hurt. All ok, Marsh ready to face.

1.3

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, outside the off stump and a Test Match leave from Marsh.

Clapping in the stands, good crowd in.

1.4

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side, takes his left hand out.

1.5

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, bit fuller and Marsh drives, Bollingers gets an hand to it, goes to mid-off.

1.6

Bollinger to Marsh, 1 leg bye, lovely delivery nips back in and strikes the pad outside the line of the off stump, appeal turned down.

Gulbis it will be. The Sun peeps through the clouds.

End of over 2 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 5/1

    • SE Marsh 4 (6b 1x4)
    • MJ North 0 (3b)
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-4-0
    • XJ Doherty 1-1-0-1
2.1

Gulbis to Marsh, no run, pushes to the off side.

2.2

Gulbis to Marsh, no run, good tight stuff, Marsh can only defend to the off side.

2.3

Gulbis to Marsh, no run, looking to turn it around, taken high on the body.

Rainbow!!!!!!!!!!!

2.4

Gulbis to Marsh, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep midwicket.

Rain and Sun together, nice combination.

2.5

Gulbis to North, 2 runs, worked around to deep backward square leg.

2.6

Gulbis to North, 2 runs, pulls it around to deep midwicket.

End of over 3 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 10/1

    • MJ North 4 (5b)
    • SE Marsh 5 (10b 1x4)
    • EP Gulbis 1-0-5-0
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-4-0
3.1

Bollinger to Marsh, OUT, bowled! Looking to run down a back of a length delivery and chops it on.

SE Marsh b Bollinger 6 (14m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

The floodlights are fully switched on.

3.2

Bollinger to Katich, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, goes for the hook and misses it.

3.3

Bollinger to Katich, 1 run, slower delivery worked off the inside off the bat to wide mid-on.

3.4

Bollinger to North, no run, full delivery defended to mid-off.

3.5

Bollinger to North, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

3.6

Bollinger to North, no run, full delivery, skews off the edge to point.

End of over 4 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 11/2

    • MJ North 4 (8b)
    • SM Katich 1 (2b)
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-5-1
    • EP Gulbis 1-0-5-0
4.1

Gulbis to Katich, no run, played back to the bowler, giving the batsman no room.

4.2

Gulbis to Katich, 1 run, makes room and cuts down to third man, Laughlin does well diving and saving three runs.

4.3

Gulbis to North, 1 run, full delivery driven to mid-on.

4.4

Gulbis to Katich, FOUR, width outside the off stump and cut hard to the point boundary.

4.5

Gulbis to Katich, FOUR, in the air over mid-off for another boundary.

4.6

Gulbis to Katich, FOUR, short delivery and Katich does a duck pull, a new term in cricket invented by Katich.

End of over 5 (14 runs) Perth Scorchers 25/2

    • SM Katich 14 (7b 3x4)
    • MJ North 5 (9b)
    • EP Gulbis 2-0-19-0
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-5-1
5.1

Krejza to North, FOUR, a lolipop, North puts it away to the midwicket fence.

5.2

Krejza to North, no run, good comeback ball, yorker squeezed out.

5.3

Krejza to North, FOUR, tossed up wide and turning away, slogs it to the midwicket fence.

5.4

Krejza to North, 1 bye, does the reverse and misses it.

5.5

Krejza to Katich, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long off.

5.6

Krejza to North, 1 run, squeezed out to the off side.

End of over 6 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 36/2

    • MJ North 14 (14b 2x4)
    • SM Katich 15 (8b 3x4)
    • JJ Krejza 1-0-10-0
    • EP Gulbis 2-0-19-0
6.1

Doherty to North, 1 run, swept away to deep midwicket.

6.2

Doherty to Katich, 1 run, turns it through square leg.

6.3

Doherty to North, 1 run, turned once again through square leg.

6.4

Doherty to Katich, 1 run, uses his feet and hits in the air to deep extra cover.

6.5

Doherty to North, no run, reverse sweep and question asked as North misses the shot, was a close thing.

6.6

Doherty to North, 1 run, worked to deep square leg for the fifth single of the over.

End of over 7 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 41/2

    • MJ North 17 (18b 2x4)
    • SM Katich 17 (10b 3x4)
    • XJ Doherty 2-1-5-1
    • JJ Krejza 1-0-10-0
7.1

Krejza to North, 1 run, gets it down to deep backward square leg.

7.2

Krejza to Katich, FOUR, moves across his stumps to the off side and sweeps well to the long leg boundary.

7.3

Krejza to Katich, 1 run, turns forward of square leg to the deep.

7.4

Krejza to North, 1 run, quick delivery cut behind point.

7.5

Krejza to Katich, SIX, tossed up and Katich slog sweeps it and easily over the midwicket fence for a six, and the spectator dropped it, what a mess.

7.6

Krejza to Katich, no run, pushes to the off side.

End of over 8 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 54/2

    • SM Katich 28 (14b 4x4 1x6)
    • MJ North 19 (20b 2x4)
    • JJ Krejza 2-0-23-0
    • XJ Doherty 2-1-5-1
8.1

Gulbis to North, 1 run, looking to give himself some room, gets an edge to the off side.

8.2

Gulbis to Katich, SIX, makes room to a short one and upper cuts over the point boundary.

8.3

Gulbis to Katich, no run, plays to the off side.

8.4

Gulbis to Katich, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the onside.

8.5

Gulbis to North, FOUR, short delivery and North goes for the pull and gets the top-edge over the keeper to the fence.

8.6

Gulbis to North, no run, uses his feet and pushes to the onside.

End of over 9 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 66/2

    • MJ North 24 (23b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 34 (17b 4x4 2x6)
    • EP Gulbis 3-0-30-0
    • JJ Krejza 2-0-23-0
9.1

Laughlin to Katich, no run, full delivery goes past the bat.

9.2

Laughlin to Katich, 1 run, squeezed down to third man.

9.3

Laughlin to North, no run, moves across to the off side and looking to work it but no timing there.

9.4

Laughlin to North, 1 run, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long off.

9.5

Laughlin to Katich, 1 run, low full toss played behind point.

9.6

Laughlin to North, no run, in the block-hole and dug out back to the bowler.

End of over 10 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 69/2

    • MJ North 25 (26b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 36 (20b 4x4 2x6)
    • B Laughlin 1-0-3-0
    • EP Gulbis 3-0-30-0
10.1

Doherty to Katich, FOUR, inside-out shot from Katich and hits it well to the extra cover fence.

10.2

Doherty to Katich, 1 run, pushes along the ground to the off side sweeper.

10.3

Doherty to North, 1 run, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on.

10.4

Doherty to Katich, 1 run, worked to the onside for a single.

10.5

Doherty to North, 2 runs, hit along the ground to the sweeper on the off side.

10.6

Doherty to North, no run, sweeps and misses.

End of over 11 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 78/2

    • MJ North 28 (29b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 42 (23b 5x4 2x6)
    • XJ Doherty 3-1-14-1
    • B Laughlin 1-0-3-0
11.1

Laughlin to Katich, 1 leg bye, slower delivery and Katich moves a long way across his stumps to the off side.

11.2

Laughlin to North, no run, yorker length outside the off stump and past the bat.

11.3

Laughlin to North, no run, North this time, goes too wide outside the off side and looking to work it through the onside.

11.4

Laughlin to North, no run, driven firmly to extra cover and Bailey misses the direct hit at the batsmen's end.

11.5

Laughlin to North, OUT, slower delivery outside the off stump and North misimes in the air and Bailey takes an easy catch at extra cover, outside the circle.

MJ North c Bailey b Laughlin 27 (44m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Here is Ponting to bowl.

11.6

Laughlin to Katich, 2 runs, slices it over backward point.

End of over 12 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 81/3

    • SM Katich 44 (25b 5x4 2x6)
    • AC Voges 0 (0b)
    • B Laughlin 2-0-5-1
    • XJ Doherty 3-1-14-1

Here is Ponting to bowl.

12.1

Ponting to Voges, 2 runs, low full toss played to long leg.

12.2

Ponting to Voges, no run, plays to the off side.

12.3

Ponting to Voges, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket.

12.4

Ponting to Katich, 1 run, sweeps to short fine leg.

12.5

Ponting to Voges, 2 runs, played to long off.

12.6

Ponting to Voges, SIX, goes for the big shot and gets it over the backward square leg fence for a six.

End of over 13 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 93/3

    • AC Voges 11 (5b 1x6)
    • SM Katich 45 (26b 5x4 2x6)
    • RT Ponting 1-0-12-0
    • B Laughlin 2-0-5-1
13.1

Bollinger to Katich, 1 run, pulled in the air to deep backward square leg.

13.2

Bollinger to Voges, 1 run, pushes through midwicket.

13.3

Bollinger to Katich, SIX, slogs it high and over the midwicket fence for a six, equals the fastest 50 in this year's Big Bash.

13.4

Bollinger to Katich, SIX, another one in the slot and Bollinger is getting hammered, swung in the air once again over the midwicket fence.

13.5

Bollinger to Katich, 1 leg bye, moves across his stumps and off the pad to the onside.

13.6

Bollinger to Voges, 1 run, turns it around through square leg.

End of over 14 (16 runs) Perth Scorchers 109/3

    • AC Voges 13 (7b 1x6)
    • SM Katich 58 (30b 5x4 4x6)
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-20-1
    • RT Ponting 1-0-12-0
14.1

Doherty to Voges, no run, pushed back to the bowler.

14.2

Doherty to Voges, 1 run, tossed it wide and driven to the sweeper on the off side.

14.3

Doherty to Katich, 1 run, driven to wide long off.

Nelson it is.

14.4

Doherty to Voges, 1 run, swung along the ground to deep midwicket.

14.5

Doherty to Katich, 1 wide, down the leg side.

14.5

Doherty to Katich, no run, once again down the leg side.

14.6

Doherty to Katich, 1 wide, once again down the leg side.

14.6

Doherty to Katich, 1 run, played to short fine leg.

Marsh won't be available for fielding.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 115/3

    • SM Katich 60 (33b 5x4 4x6)
    • AC Voges 15 (10b 1x6)
    • XJ Doherty 4-1-20-1
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-20-1
15.1

Krejza to Katich, 2 runs, dropped by Blizzard, hit in the air down the ground to long on, Blizzard running in drops it.

15.2

Krejza to Katich, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump.

15.2

Krejza to Katich, 1 run, cut behind point.

15.3

Krejza to Voges, no run

15.4

Krejza to Voges, 1 wide

15.4

Krejza to Voges, no run

15.5

Krejza to Voges, 2 runs, played down to long on.

15.6

Krejza to Voges, 1 run, played through covers.

End of over 16 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 123/3

    • AC Voges 18 (14b 1x6)
    • SM Katich 63 (35b 5x4 4x6)
    • JJ Krejza 3-0-31-0
    • XJ Doherty 4-1-20-1
16.1

Laughlin to Voges, FOUR, full toss hit in the air to the midwicket fence.

16.2

Laughlin to Voges, 1 run, yorker squeezed out behind the wicket.

16.3

Laughlin to Katich, 1 run, played through covers.

16.4

Laughlin to Voges, no run, gets an under-edge to the keeper, moves a long way across his stumps to the off side.

16.5

Laughlin to Voges, FOUR, one bounce over the midwicket fence, full toss hit in the air.

16.6

Laughlin to Voges, 1 run, driven firmly down the ground to long off.

End of over 17 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 134/3

    • AC Voges 28 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • SM Katich 64 (36b 5x4 4x6)
    • B Laughlin 3-0-16-1
    • JJ Krejza 3-0-31-0
17.1

Bollinger to Voges, 1 run, played down the ground to long off.

17.2

Bollinger to Katich, no run, swing and a miss.

17.3

Bollinger to Katich, 1 run, swung in the air to deep midwicket.

17.4

Bollinger to Voges, no run, misses the ball trying to get across his stumps to the off side.

17.5

Bollinger to Voges, FOUR, yorker squeezed out down to third man fence off the edge.

17.6

Bollinger to Voges, 1 run, short ball pulled through square leg.

End of over 18 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 141/3

    • AC Voges 34 (23b 3x4 1x6)
    • SM Katich 65 (38b 5x4 4x6)
    • DE Bollinger 4-0-27-1
    • B Laughlin 3-0-16-1
18.1

Laughlin to Voges, 1 run, played behind point for a single.

18.2

Laughlin to Katich, 1 run, yorker dug out to the off side.

18.3

Laughlin to Voges, OUT, mishits it high in the air and Birt from mid-off judges it well and takes the catch.

AC Voges c Birt b Laughlin 35 (29m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

18.4

Laughlin to Katich, 1 wide, slower delivery down the leg side.

18.4

Laughlin to Katich, no run, swing and a miss.

18.5

Laughlin to Katich, OUT, he misses the block-hole delivery and Katich has to go.

SM Katich b Laughlin 66 (64m 41b 5x4 4x6) SR: 160.97

18.6

Laughlin to Coulter-Nile, no run, swing and a miss.

End of over 19 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 144/5

    • NM Coulter-Nile 0 (1b)
    • TIF Triffitt 0 (0b)
    • B Laughlin 4-0-19-3
    • DE Bollinger 4-0-27-1
19.1

Gulbis to Triffitt, 1 run, works to the onside for a single.

19.2

Gulbis to Coulter-Nile, FOUR, goes past straight over the bowler's head to the fence.

19.3

Gulbis to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, hits him off the glove on the grill of the helmet.

19.4

Gulbis to Triffitt, OUT, hit high in the air to mid-on and Bailey takes the catch.

TIF Triffitt c Bailey b Gulbis 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5

Gulbis to Coulter-Nile, 1 wide, OUT, goes after it and misses it, Thomas and Couler-Nile at the same end, Thomas is run out.

AC Thomas run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

19.5

Gulbis to Coulter-Nile, no run, misses the pull shot.

19.6

Gulbis to Coulter-Nile, 1 wide

19.6

Gulbis to Coulter-Nile, OUT, hit in the air to long on and Ponting running in takes the catch low down.

NM Coulter-Nile c Ponting b Gulbis 5 (6m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Innings Break: Join us after the break for the chase.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 152/8

    • GB Hogg 0 (0b)
    • EP Gulbis 4-0-38-2
    • B Laughlin 4-0-19-3
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