Big Bash League, Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers at Hobart, Dec 22, 2013

Hi and welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's live coverage of the match between Hurricanes and Strikers. Its drizzling here at Hobart and the conditions not looking great.

1:48pm: And the news form the officials is that cut-off time for a 5 over match would be 3:53pm local time that is nearly two hours from now.

2:54pm: Good news coming up that the rain has halted and the covers are coming off the square.

3:00pm: Latest updates from the officials is that match has been reduced to 8 overs per side and the play should begin at 3:21pm. Stay tuned for the toss and team updates.

Toss - Hurricanes have won the toss and have decided to bowl first.

M Klinger and Alex Hales to face to music. Joe Mennie with the ball.

0.1

Mennie to Klinger, FOUR, Ohoo what a strike!! banged in short and pulled over mid wicket.

0.2

Mennie to Klinger, 1 leg bye, drifted down the leg and a nice tickle towards short fine leg for a single

0.3

Mennie to Hales, 1 leg bye, gave him the tack and nudged to on side

0.4

Mennie to Klinger, FOUR, fuller on the pads and Klinger whips it over mid wicket for his second boundary.

0.5

Mennie to Klinger, 1 run, length delivery outside off and fends to off for a quick single

0.6

Mennie to Hales, FOUR, fuller length delivery on off stump, shuffles across and played it past short fine leg

End of over 1 (15 runs) Adelaide Strikers 15/0

    • AD Hales 4 (2b 1x4)
    • M Klinger 9 (4b 2x4)
    • JM Mennie 1-0-13-0
1.1

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, rash shot, pitched on good length area and swung away form the batsman

1.2

Bollinger to Klinger, no run, play and a miss again, early movement for Bollinger

1.3

Bollinger to Klinger, 1 leg bye, full and straight. speared it in and taken on his left pad for a leg bye

1.4

Bollinger to Hales, 2 runs, short and wide outside off and cuts it over the in-field for a couple

1.5

Bollinger to Hales, no run, makes room for the away going delivery and crunched to point region

1.6

Bollinger to Hales, FOUR, fullish delivery on off stump, walks across the stumps and whacked it over mid-on for another boundary

End of over 2 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 22/0

    • AD Hales 10 (5b 2x4)
    • M Klinger 9 (7b 2x4)
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-6-0
    • JM Mennie 1-0-13-0
2.1

Doherty to Klinger, 1 wide, wide down the leg and a Paine failed to collect the ball, stumping chance went in vain

2.1

Doherty to Klinger, SIX, tossed up on off stump, makes enough room and maneuvered it over covers. Miscued shot but still carries over the rope.

2.2

Doherty to Klinger, FOUR, flighted delivery on middle and leg, goes down on one knee and swept and bisects the two men beautifully. Klinger looking threatening for Hurricanes.

2.3

Doherty to Klinger, 1 leg bye, speared it in and struck on his boots, ambitious appeal for lbw but definitely missing leg

2.4

Doherty to Hales, 1 run, on the pads and flicks to deep mid wicket for a single

2.5

Doherty to Klinger, FOUR, full toss and hammered past covers. Sweeper sprints across the wet outfield to stop the ball but that wasn't enough

2.6

Doherty to Klinger, 1 run, length delivery and punched past the in-field for a single and retains the strike

End of over 3 (18 runs) Adelaide Strikers 40/0

    • M Klinger 24 (12b 4x4 1x6)
    • AD Hales 11 (6b 2x4)
    • XJ Doherty 1-0-17-0
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-6-0
3.1

Bollinger to Klinger, 1 run, over pitched delivery outside off and trashed to covers for a mere single.

3.2

Bollinger to Hales, FOUR, top edge and four more. Banged in short on middle and off, Hales on the pull gets a healthy edge and it flies over the keeper

3.3

Bollinger to Hales, 2 runs, carbon copy shot! short and another top edge, falls safe this time too

3.4

Bollinger to Hales, FOUR, altered his length and bowled well wide the outside off , Hales sees it and steered it past point for four more

3.5

Bollinger to Hales, FOUR, its not happening for Bollinger!! short and another top edge files over the keeper's head

3.6

Bollinger to Hales, no run, ohh pacy stuff, full and straight, toe crushing yorker and played back to the bowler

End of over 4 (15 runs) Adelaide Strikers 55/0

    • AD Hales 25 (11b 5x4)
    • M Klinger 25 (13b 4x4 1x6)
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-21-0
    • XJ Doherty 1-0-17-0
4.1

Gulbis to Klinger, 1 run, fuller and driven to covers for a quick single

4.2

Gulbis to Hales, FOUR, touch wide and he cuts it past point, sheer timing

4.3

Gulbis to Hales, 1 wide, banged in short, in-fact way too short and called wide

4.3

Gulbis to Hales, FOUR, back of a length delivery, waits on the backfoot and pulled it. Hales is looking mighty dangerous

4.4

Gulbis to Hales, FOUR, in and out!! short and pulled towards mid wicket, fielder runs across and makes a great effort but it just pops out of his palms

4.5

Gulbis to Hales, SIX, take that!! unbelievable hitting. Length delivery outside off and punished it over the sight screen for a maximum

4.6

Gulbis to Hales, FOUR, width offered and smashed it past covers. No one moves!

End of over 5 (24 runs) Adelaide Strikers 79/0

    • AD Hales 47 (16b 9x4 1x6)
    • M Klinger 26 (14b 4x4 1x6)
    • EP Gulbis 1-0-24-0
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-21-0
5.1

Laughlin to Klinger, FOUR, fuller delivery on middle and leg, Klinger clears his front leg and slogged to deep mid wicket region. Its raining boundaries

5.2

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, driven to off side for a single

5.3

Laughlin to Hales, no run, great delivery on outside off, full and wide. Hales digs it out and fancies a single but Klinger sends him back, rightly so

5.4

Laughlin to Hales, no run, play and a miss, gold dust

5.5

Laughlin to Hales, 2 runs, OUT, This is suicidal run out. Fuller delivery outside off and chips it over covers, Gulbis picks the ball and rockets to Laughlin, Hales is well short off his mark. What a soft dismissal after a great start.

AD Hales run out 49 (28m 19b 9x4 1x6) SR: 257.89

5.6

Laughlin to Klinger, 1 run, full and straight, punched to long on for a single

Bails have come off the grove and the umpires have called for the covers. Its drizzling again and quite heavily too. Radar doesn't look too pretty.

Its still raining here at Hobart and it has to stop by 4:20pm local time for a 5 over-game.

4:15pm: News from the officials is that match has been called-off and both the teams will share a point each. Thanks for tuning in and do join us for the next match between Heat and Scorchers. Till then take care! Cheers!!

End of over 6 (8 runs) Adelaide Strikers 87/1

    • M Klinger 32 (17b 5x4 1x6)
    • PJ Hughes 0 (0b)
    • B Laughlin 1-0-8-0
    • EP Gulbis 1-0-24-0
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