Big Bash League

Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers won by 38 runs

Hello and welcome to tonight's coverage of the Big Bash League in Hobart where the Hurricanes take on the Strikers. Johan Botha has won the toss and the Strikers will have first use of the Bellerive Oval pitch which, as you would expect, will be fantastic for batting. The Hurricanes have four wins from their six matches and currently sit in fourth spot, while the Strikers are just one rung down the ladder in fifth with three wins. Both sides are desperate to win this encounter which should ensure we see a good contest We're just a couple of minutes away from the first ball. My name is Marc Ellison and I can't wait to bring you ball by ball coverage of tonight's must-win game. Xavier Doherty will get the innings underway with some left arm spin.

0.1

Doherty to Ludeman, 3 runs, tossed up nicely but Ludeman waits on the back foot and cuts it from off stump to third man for three

0.2

Doherty to Klinger, no run, very similar delivery but slightly fuller and Klinger drives back at the bowler

0.3

Doherty to Klinger, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads and Klinger misses out and they get a leg bye into the square leg region

0.4

Doherty to Ludeman, no run, DROPPED by Paine as Ludeman tries to play through the off side off the back foot, the ball takes the outside edge and Paine puts it down

0.5

Doherty to Ludeman, OUT, Ludeman tries to sweep this time, the ball gets high on the bat just as he loses grip, and the ball lobs to forward square leg where Ben Laughlin dives to take a good catch. The bat flew to short fine leg and just as well it didn't hit a fielder

TP Ludeman c Laughlin b Doherty 3 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

0.6

Doherty to Pollard, no run, half forward and played into the off side

End of over 1 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 4/1
KA Pollard    0* (1b)      XJ Doherty    1-0-3-1
M Klinger    0* (2b)     

1.1

Bollinger to Klinger, FOUR, Bollinger draws Klinger forward into the drive and it takes the outside edge and flies past first slip and down to the third man boundary for four

1.2

Bollinger to Klinger, 1 run, into the deck this time and Klinger is back and playing late with soft hands backward of square on the leg side

1.3

Bollinger to Pollard, no run, Pollard is forward and leaving it alone

1.4

Bollinger to Pollard, SIX, this is ridiculous. Pollard has tried to drop kick the bal through the leg side but it has taken the outside edge and flown high over the point boundary for a maximum

1.5

Bollinger to Pollard, 2 runs, better line and length from Bollinger has Pollard half forward and playing off the inside edge through mid wicket for a couple

1.6

Bollinger to Pollard, no run, Bollinger draws the big man forward and he defends softly into the off side.

Very interesting move from the Strikers to get thier key man out into the middle as early as possible. I like the positive approach.

End of over 2 (13 runs) Adelaide Strikers 17/1
KA Pollard    8* (5b 1x6)      DE Bollinger    1-0-13-0
M Klinger    5* (4b 1x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-3-1

2.1

Gulbis to Klinger, no run, half volley from Gulbis and Klinger tries to overhit the ball and it comes off the inside edge and back to the bowler

2.2

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, shorter and wider and Klinger is low into a strong cutting position to play to third man

2.3

Gulbis to Pollard, 1 run, just full of a good length and Pollard is nicely forward and driving through mid on where the fielder, Bailey, dives to field nicely and save the boundary

2.4

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, attacks the stumps and Klinger moves half back and uses soft hands to get the ball into the leg side

2.5

Gulbis to Pollard, OUT, and the gamble doesn't pay off as Gulbis hits a good length on middle stump which Pollard tries to whip into the leg side but we see flashing red lights instead

KA Pollard b Gulbis 9 (10m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

2.6

Gulbis to Ferguson, 1 run, played into the leg side and scampers through for a very tight single. A direct hit would have seen him heading for a shower

End of over 3 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 21/2
CJ Ferguson    1* (1b)      EP Gulbis    1-0-4-1
M Klinger    7* (7b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-13-0

3.1

Bollinger to Ferguson, no run, Bollinger hits the channel hard here and Fergy shoulders' arms outside off stick

3.2

Bollinger to Ferguson, 1 run, half volley outside off stump and Ferguson loses his shape and gets an inside edge towards mid wicket

3.3

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, high quality bumper from Bollinger sticks in the surface and takes Klinger flush on the shoulder as he looked to pull. Ouch!

3.4

Bollinger to Klinger, 1 run, slower ball which Klinger gets to third man

3.5

Bollinger to Ferguson, no run, another good channel from Dougie sees Ferguson playing into the off side

3.6

Bollinger to Ferguson, no run, backs away to leg and the bowler follows him and Ferguson somehow gets a ball from well outside leg stump to point

End of over 4 (2 runs) Adelaide Strikers 23/2
CJ Ferguson    2* (5b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-15-0
M Klinger    8* (9b 1x4)      EP Gulbis    1-0-4-1

4.1

Gulbis to Klinger, FOUR, quick shuffle down the track and drives over cover for a boundary

4.2

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, comes down the pitch again and drives to mid off who mis-fields but they can't get a second

4.3

Gulbis to Ferguson, FOUR, a fraction short but enough width for Ferguson to pull through mid wicket for four

4.4

Gulbis to Ferguson, FOUR, Gulbis hits the deck and Ferguson pulls strongly over mid wicket this time

4.5

Gulbis to Ferguson, 1 run, full and wider of off stump and Fergy guides to the man on the third man fence

4.6

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, whipped in the air through square leg to the fielder on the boundary

End of over 5 (15 runs) Adelaide Strikers 38/2
M Klinger    14* (12b 2x4)      EP Gulbis    2-0-19-1
CJ Ferguson    11* (8b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-15-0

5.1

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, angled into the pads and Klinger plays nicely through mid wicket to the boundary rider

5.2

Styris to Ferguson, no run, good length on off stump and played into the off side

5.3

Styris to Ferguson, FOUR, Ferguson back well away to leg, Styris follows him, but he's able to loft the ball over the off side field

5.4

Styris to Ferguson, 1 run, another off cutter and Ferguson plays to long on

5.5

Styris to Klinger, no run, Klinger gives himself room and play to mid off

5.6

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, walks across to the off side this time and clips the ball to deep mid wicket

End of over 6 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 45/2
M Klinger    16* (15b 2x4)      SB Styris    1-0-7-0
CJ Ferguson    16* (11b 3x4)      EP Gulbis    2-0-19-1

6.1

Doherty to Klinger, 1 run, nicely flighted and Klinger drives to long off

6.2

Doherty to Ferguson, FOUR, tossed up again and Ferguson goes down on one knee and hammers it through mid wicket for four

6.3

Doherty to Ferguson, 1 run, angled into the pads and Ferguson is back and psuhing to Bollinger at short fine leg

6.4

Doherty to Klinger, no run, similar line and length, darted into leg stump and Klinger plays towards mid on but doesn't time it well enough to get a single

6.5

Doherty to Klinger, 1 leg bye, drifts down the leg side and takes Klinger on the pad and they get a leg bye to short fine leg

6.6

Doherty to Ferguson, 1 run, backs away to the leg side and lofts in the air past short extra cover to the cover sweeper

End of over 7 (8 runs) Adelaide Strikers 53/2
CJ Ferguson    22* (14b 4x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-10-1
M Klinger    17* (18b 2x4)      SB Styris    1-0-7-0

7.1

Styris to Ferguson, 1 run, off cutter driven strongly along the ground to long off

7.2

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, angled into the pads and worked nicely to short fine leg

7.3

Styris to Ferguson, 1 run, walks to the off side and drop kicks powerfully out of the middle of the bat out on the bounce to deep mid wicket

7.4

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, back and clipped into mid wicket

7.5

Styris to Ferguson, 2 runs, low full toss driven powerfully back past the bowler to long on and they get a couple

7.6

Styris to Ferguson, 1 run, off pace delivery and Ferguson tries to close the face and work it to the leg side, it takes the inside edge and drops into the gully off the pad

End of over 8 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 60/2
CJ Ferguson    27* (18b 4x4)      SB Styris    2-0-14-0
M Klinger    19* (20b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-10-1

8.1

Laughlin to Ferguson, no run, stock delivery wide of off stick and driven to cover

8.2

Laughlin to Ferguson, 2 runs, surprisingly another on speed delivery is driven to mid off who throws the stumps down at the bowlers' end and they get an overthrow

8.3

Laughlin to Ferguson, 1 run, late inswing sees Ferguson's inside edge, hits him on the foot and falls into the off side

8.4

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, another inside edge but over the stumps this time and they get one

8.5

Laughlin to Ferguson, 1 run, low full toss cracked to deep cover

8.6

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, yorker length dug out to extra cover

End of over 9 (6 runs) Adelaide Strikers 66/2
M Klinger    21* (22b 2x4)      B Laughlin    1-0-6-0
CJ Ferguson    31* (22b 4x4)      SB Styris    2-0-14-0

9.1

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, Klinger tries to pull a slower ball but it takes the toe end and rolls to mid on

9.2

Styris to Ferguson, 1 run, Ferguson is deep in the crease this time and driving off the back shoe to long on

9.3

Styris to Klinger, FOUR, Klinger gives himself some room and clubs it over cover with minimal timing but it rolls away for a boundary

9.4

Styris to Klinger, FOUR, Klinger shapes to scoop it over fine leg but Styris throws it wider of off stump and Klinger guides it past short third man for four

9.5

Styris to Klinger, 2 runs, speared in a leg stump and Klinger whips it over square leg for a couple

9.6

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, full and wide of off stump and punished to deep point

A couple of heady cricketers in the middle for the Strikers. This is a pleasure to watch.

End of over 10 (13 runs) Adelaide Strikers 79/2
M Klinger    33* (27b 4x4)      SB Styris    3-0-27-0
CJ Ferguson    32* (23b 4x4)      B Laughlin    1-0-6-0

10.1

Doherty to Klinger, no run, nicely flighted and Klinger can only drive to cover

10.2

Doherty to Klinger, OUT

CJ Ferguson run out 32 (28m 23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 139.13

10.3

Doherty to Reardon, no run, tossed up and we see some nice turn so Reardon pushes back at the bowler

10.4

Doherty to Reardon, 1 run, played out into the off side to get underway

10.5

Doherty to Klinger, 1 run, nicely flighted again and klinger is forward and defending into the off side and calls Reardon through for a quick single

10.6

Doherty to Reardon, 2 runs, around the wicket to the left hander and he whips it over mid wicket and the ball lands safely and they collect two

End of over 11 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 83/3
NJ Reardon    3* (3b)      XJ Doherty    3-0-14-1
M Klinger    34* (30b 4x4)      SB Styris    3-0-27-0

11.1

Gulbis to Klinger, 2 runs, angled into the leg stump and worked off the pads to long leg

11.2

Gulbis to Klinger, no run, cracking delivery from Gulbis has Klinger groping for the ball outside off stump but he plays and misses

11.3

Gulbis to Klinger, 2 runs, too straight again from Gulbis and Klinger collects a couple more to Dougie at fine leg

11.4

Gulbis to Klinger, no run, off cutter forces Klinger to play back to the bowler

11.5

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, good length guided to third man

11.6

Gulbis to Reardon, no run, good channel outside off cramps Reardon for room on the cut and he misses

End of over 12 (5 runs) Adelaide Strikers 88/3
NJ Reardon    3* (4b)      EP Gulbis    3-0-24-1
M Klinger    39* (35b 4x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-14-1

12.1

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, inswinging yorker and Klinger digs it out to mid wicket and steals a quick single

12.2

Laughlin to Reardon, no run, low full toss played towards mid wicket where Bailey moves quickly and dives at full stretch to prevent the run

12.3

Laughlin to Reardon, 1 run, too straight and Reardon whips it off his rip cage to backward square leg

12.4

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, yorker length wide of off and Klinger guides to third man

12.5

Laughlin to Reardon, no run, slower ball pushed into the off side

12.6

Laughlin to Reardon, no run, another slower delivery takes purchase off the pitch and beats Reardon's push towards cover

Yet another high quality over from the BBL's leading wicket taker.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Adelaide Strikers 91/3
NJ Reardon    4* (8b)      B Laughlin    2-0-9-0
M Klinger    41* (37b 4x4)      EP Gulbis    3-0-24-1

13.1

Gulbis to Klinger, FOUR, Klinger backs away and Gulbis' length ball is hit over extra cover off the back foot for four

13.2

Gulbis to Klinger, FOUR, gives himself more room this time and square drives from the crease past point for his sixth boundary

13.3

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, half volley on middle driven neatly to long on to bring up his fifty. Well played Maxi!

13.4

Gulbis to Reardon, no run, Reardon tries to cut again but he's slightly out of touch and it takes the bottom edge and bounces to the keeper

13.5

Gulbis to Reardon, 1 run, clears the front hip this time and slogs to mid wicket

13.6

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, moves to the leg side and plays with soft hands to point

End of over 14 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 102/3
M Klinger    51* (41b 6x4)      EP Gulbis    4-0-35-1
NJ Reardon    5* (10b)      B Laughlin    2-0-9-0

14.1

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, yorker length well wide of off stump and Klinger digs it out to point

14.2

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, another yorker bang on the money from Bollinger and Klinger plays and misses a square drive

14.3

Bollinger to Klinger, 2 runs, shorter and wide of off this time and Klinger upper cuts over backward point to Ponting at third man

14.4

Bollinger to Klinger, FOUR, Klinger somehow manages to loft this over point while his weight falls to the leg side. Top shot from a classy player.

14.5

Bollinger to Klinger, 1 run, Dougie nails the yorker again and Klinger does extremely well to guide the ball to Ponting at third man

14.6

Bollinger to Reardon, no run, a fraction short and Reardon plays and misses again - a pull stroke this time. For the Strikers sake, it's vital Reardon continues to hang around and find his timing here and they don't have too many consistent strikers left to bat.

End of over 15 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 109/3
NJ Reardon    5* (11b)      DE Bollinger    3-0-22-0
M Klinger    58* (46b 7x4)      EP Gulbis    4-0-35-1

15.1

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, inswinger is a low full toss which is whipped to short fine leg

15.2

Laughlin to Reardon, 1 run, yorker length and driven off the outside edge to third man

15.3

Laughlin to Klinger, 2 runs, slower ball slogged down the ground off the bottom of the bat to long on

15.4

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 leg bye, slower ball which Klinger tires to pull, he misses it and it strikes him on the body and they take a leg bye

15.5

Laughlin to Reardon, FOUR, slower ball from Laughlin and Reardon moves to the off side and scoops it over Styris to fine leg for four

15.6

Laughlin to Reardon, 2 runs, wide yorker and Reardon square drives past point to the sweeper

End of over 16 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 120/3
NJ Reardon    12* (14b 1x4)      B Laughlin    3-0-19-0
M Klinger    61* (49b 7x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-22-0

16.1

Doherty to Klinger, no run, low full toss is hammered back at the stumps at the bowlers' end and it prevents a run

16.2

Doherty to Klinger, 1 run, Klinger is forward and lofting powerfully towards long off

16.3

Doherty to Reardon, 2 runs, short and Reardon pulls handsomely over mid wicket. Bailey is on the fence and dives to collect and flicks it to his partner who throws back and restricts the scoring to two

16.4

Doherty to Reardon, SIX, too short again and Reardon is onto it in a flash and sending it out of the middle of the blade over square leg for a maximum

16.5

Doherty to Reardon, 1 run, a fraction short and Reardon gets an inside edge while trying to pull again and the ball falls into the leg side

16.6

Doherty to Klinger, 1 run, yorker is dug out into the gully region

End of over 17 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 131/3
M Klinger    63* (52b 7x4)      XJ Doherty    4-0-25-1
NJ Reardon    21* (17b 1x4 1x6)      B Laughlin    3-0-19-0

17.1

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, Bollinger is around the wicket to Klinger who tries to pull but it takes him on the glove and falls towards the bowler which means they can't get a single

17.2

Bollinger to Klinger, FOUR, slightly off pace delivery from Bollinger is short and Klinger pulls it sweetly over mid wicket for four

17.3

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, Klinger backs away to leg and tries to play through the off side but misses

17.4

Bollinger to Klinger, 1 leg bye, full ball angled into leg stump and Klinger tries to launch it over the leg side but misses, it takes him on the back pad and there's a loud appeal but the angle from around the wicket is too great.

17.5

Bollinger to Reardon, FOUR, Bollinger goes full and Reardon is down on one knee and slog sweeping back over the bowler's head for four past long off

17.6

Bollinger to Reardon, no run, slower ball and Reardon is through his shot too quickly

End of over 18 (9 runs) Adelaide Strikers 140/3
NJ Reardon    25* (19b 2x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    4-0-30-0
M Klinger    67* (56b 8x4)      XJ Doherty    4-0-25-1

18.1

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 leg bye, Laughlin follows Klinger to the off side with a yorker and it takes him on the pad and falls towards cover

18.2

Laughlin to Reardon, no run, slower ball and Reardon comes down the track and plays and misses

18.3

Laughlin to Reardon, FOUR, uses his feet again and tries to heave it over the leg side, it takes the edge and flies past Dougie at short third man for four

18.4

Laughlin to Reardon, 1 leg bye, slower ball and Reardon tries to play through the leg side but it takes him on the pad and they get a leg bye

18.5

Laughlin to Klinger, no run, full and wide of off stump, Klinger tries to overhit the ball and lifts his head too early

18.6

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, wide yorker and Klinger gets an inside edge towards short fine leg

End of over 19 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 147/3
M Klinger    68* (59b 8x4)      B Laughlin    4-0-24-0
NJ Reardon    29* (22b 3x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    4-0-30-0

19.1

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, off cutter heaved away to deep backward square

19.2

Styris to Reardon, 1 wide, Reardon moves across to the off side and Styris bowls wide outside off and it's called wide much to Styris' disgust

19.2

Styris to Reardon, OUT, low full toss wide of the off stick and Reardon gets low and hammers it over mid on but Laughlin moves quickly to his right at long on to snaffle the catch

NJ Reardon c Laughlin b Styris 29 (40m 23b 3x4 1x6) SR: 126.08

19.3

Styris to Klinger, 1 run, off cutter pulled to deep forward square leg

19.4

Styris to Botha, FOUR, reverse lap from Botha is struck beautifully over backward point for four

19.5

Styris to Botha, FOUR, and another reverse lap from Botha after Styris angles into the leg stump and it goes away for four more

19.6

Styris to Botha, FOUR, walks across to third off side and Styris delivers down leg at shin height. Botha just glaces it over the square leg fielder for four more to take the score past 160 and give the Strikers the momentum

Join me in around 15 minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (15 runs) Adelaide Strikers 162/4
J Botha    12* (3b 3x4)      SB Styris    4-0-42-1
M Klinger    70* (61b 8x4)      B Laughlin    4-0-24-0
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Michael Klinger gets hit by a bouncer, Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League, Hobart, January 5, 2013

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