Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes at Sydney, Jan 15, 2014
Sydney Sixers won by 7 runs
15 January 2014 - night match (20-over match)

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Umpires have made their way into the middle. England recruit Lumb and Maddinson to set the tone. Shoaib Malik with the new ball.

0.1

Shoaib Malik to Maddinson, no run, nicely tossed up on off stump and fends to on side

0.2

Shoaib Malik to Maddinson, FOUR, short and smothered! Length ball on outside off, sat up to be hit and clobbered through covers

0.3

Shoaib Malik to Maddinson, 1 run, angled in from outside off and nudged to on side

0.4

Shoaib Malik to Lumb, no run, touch fuller and played back to the bowler

0.5

Shoaib Malik to Lumb, no run, keeping it full and driven to covers

0.6

Shoaib Malik to Lumb, no run, quicker delivery on off stump and pushed to off side. Good start from Malik.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 5/0

    • MJ Lumb 0 (3b)
    • NJ Maddinson 5 (3b 1x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-5-0
1.1

Bollinger to Maddinson, no run, angled in and turned to on side

1.2

Bollinger to Maddinson, FOUR, fuller down the leg, shuffled across and whipped off his boots

1.3

Bollinger to Maddinson, no run, drifted onto the pads again and driven to on side.

1.4

Bollinger to Maddinson, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump, tapped to on side

1.5

Bollinger to Maddinson, SIX, huge!! Shorter in length on off stump, swivels and pulls it over deep mid wicket fence. It was there for taking!

1.6

Bollinger to Maddinson, no run, touch fuller and driven back to the bowler

End of over 2 (10 runs) Sydney Sixers 15/0

    • NJ Maddinson 15 (9b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Lumb 0 (3b)
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-10-0
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-5-0
2.1

Hilfenhaus to Lumb, FOUR, too full outside off, plants his front foot and goes through the shot, over mid-off

2.2

Hilfenhaus to Lumb, no run, altered his length and dragged back, thuds on his pad

2.3

Hilfenhaus to Lumb, SIX, length delivery down the leg again and tomks it over mid wicket

2.4

Hilfenhaus to Lumb, 1 run, fullish delivery on middle and off, pushed to on side for a single

2.5

Hilfenhaus to Maddinson, no run, pacy delivery down the leg, misses the flick and struck on his pad

2.6

Hilfenhaus to Maddinson, no run, closes' with a good note, length ball on off and a text book defence to off side. Productive over though!

End of over 3 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 26/0

    • NJ Maddinson 15 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Lumb 11 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-11-0
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-10-0
3.1

Shoaib Malik to Lumb, SIX, take that!! Advances for a tossed up delivery and hoicked over wide long on region

3.2

Shoaib Malik to Lumb, FOUR, this time over covers. Tossed up on outside off stump, leans forward and smothered the spin over covers

3.3

Shoaib Malik to Lumb, 1 run, quicker delivery on the pads and nudged to on side for a quick single

3.4

Shoaib Malik to Maddinson, 2 runs, loppy delivery on off stump channel and driven to long on

3.5

Shoaib Malik to Maddinson, OUT, length ball outside off, got high on him and spooned a dolly to Hilfenhaus at point. Soft dismissal

NJ Maddinson c Hilfenhaus b Shoaib Malik 17 (13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 130.76

3.6

Shoaib Malik to Henriques, 1 run, quicker delivery on off stump, punched down the ground for a single

End of over 4 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 40/1

    • MC Henriques 1 (1b)
    • MJ Lumb 22 (10b 2x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-19-1
    • BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-11-0
4.1

Bollinger to Henriques, 1 run, down the leg and tucked to vacant on side for a single

4.2

Bollinger to Lumb, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, slower one too and pushed to point

4.3

Bollinger to Henriques, no run, short delivery on middle and off, mistimed a pull to short fine leg

4.4

Bollinger to Henriques, SIX, kept it fuller on off stump, Henriques clears his front leg and heaved it over backward square

4.5

Bollinger to Henriques, 1 run, fuller outside off and steered to third man

4.6

Bollinger to Lumb, no run, in the block ole and digs it out

End of over 5 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 49/1

    • MJ Lumb 23 (12b 2x4 2x6)
    • MC Henriques 9 (5b 1x6)
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-19-0
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-19-1
5.1

Hilfenhaus to Henriques, no run, fuller on middle stump and drives upishly to mid-on region

5.2

Hilfenhaus to Henriques, 1 run, fuller again and a thick outside edge down to third man

5.3

Hilfenhaus to Lumb, OUT, saw him coming and slowed it down, Lumb on the charge skied a fuller delivery to Duck at covers.

MJ Lumb c Dunk b Hilfenhaus 23 (13b 2x4 2x6) SR: 176.92

5.4

Hilfenhaus to Henriques, FOUR, gifted down the leg and helped it on its way for another boundary

5.5

Hilfenhaus to Henriques, no run, too full outside off and driven to off side

5.6

Hilfenhaus to Henriques, 1 run, length ball on off stump and dabs to third man

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 55/2

    • MC Henriques 15 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • SPD Smith 0 (0b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-17-1
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-19-0
6.1

Laughlin to Henriques, 1 run, length ball on off stump and guides to third man for a single

6.2

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 1 run, shuffled across the line and tucked a fuller delivery down to third man

6.3

Laughlin to Henriques, 2 runs, low full toss outside off and squeezed to covers as they scamper for the second

6.4

Laughlin to Henriques, no run, full and straight. Digs it out

6.5

Laughlin to Henriques, no run, flash and a miss outside off, beats him

6.6

Laughlin to Henriques, no run, slower delivery on off stump and pushed to off side

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 59/2

    • MC Henriques 18 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • SPD Smith 1 (1b)
    • B Laughlin 1-0-4-0
    • BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-17-1
7.1

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off and played along the carpet

7.2

Boyce to Henriques, 1 run, touch short and punched past covers

7.3

Boyce to SPD Smith, 2 runs, down the track and micued a heave over covers

7.4

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, on the pads and turned to long on

7.5

Boyce to Henriques, FOUR, down the track, to the pitch of the ball and unleashed a glorious drive

7.6

Boyce to Henriques, SIX, catch was the cry but it sailed over the sight screen. Loopy delivery outside off and whacked it

End of over 8 (15 runs) Sydney Sixers 74/2

    • MC Henriques 29 (18b 2x4 2x6)
    • SPD Smith 5 (4b)
    • CJ Boyce 1-0-15-0
    • B Laughlin 1-0-4-0
8.1

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 1 run, nips back in and turned to on side

8.2

Laughlin to Henriques, 1 run, fuller on off stump and driven to covers

8.3

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 1 run, fuller on the pads and played to long on for a single

8.4

Laughlin to Henriques, 1 run, slower full toss outside off and dabs to third man

8.5

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 2 runs, low full toss outside off and whipped to on side for a couple more

8.6

Laughlin to SPD Smith, no run, length ball outside off, slower one too and fends to point

End of over 9 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 80/2

    • SPD Smith 9 (8b)
    • MC Henriques 31 (20b 2x4 2x6)
    • B Laughlin 2-0-10-0
    • CJ Boyce 1-0-15-0
9.1

Hilfenhaus to Henriques, OUT, that's a really good catch. Length ball outside off, opts to slog over mid wicket but miscued. Boyce at short mid wicket region sprints back and takes a good catch.

MC Henriques c Boyce b Hilfenhaus 31 (21b 2x4 2x6) SR: 147.61

9.2

Hilfenhaus to SPD Smith, 1 run, fulelr on off stump and tucked to on side for a side.

9.3

Hilfenhaus to North, no run, fuller on off stump and driven to covers

9.4

Hilfenhaus to North, no run, fends to off side.

9.5

Hilfenhaus to North, no run, slower delivery on middle and leg, waits and nudged to on side

9.6

Hilfenhaus to North, 1 run, slower delivery on off stump, pushed to off side with soft hands and scamper for a quick single

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sydney Sixers 82/3

    • MJ North 1 (4b)
    • SPD Smith 10 (9b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-19-2
    • B Laughlin 2-0-10-0
10.1

Boyce to North, FOUR, tossed up outside off and gets a healthy egde past the short fine leg fielder

10.2

Boyce to North, no run, tossed up outside off and foxed him with a wrong one. North plays all over that and Paine whips the zing bails off the grove. Third umpire has been called for. I reckon he's in and rightly so. Called "Not-Out".

10.3

Boyce to North, no run, opts to reverese sweep him and gets beaten

10.4

Boyce to North, 1 run, on the pads and worked to backward square region

10.5

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, flighted outside off and smothered to covers

10.6

Boyce to North, OUT, opts to reverse sweep, taken on his glove and lobs up. Shah at first slip completes the proceedings.

MJ North c Shah b Boyce 6 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 88/4

    • SPD Smith 11 (10b)
    • CJ Boyce 2-0-21-1
    • BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-19-2

David: "Absolutely ridiculous shots from North. Reverse sweeps to slip on two balls he could have smashed down the ground. Rubbish!

11.1

Gulbis to SPD Smith, 2 runs, fuller outside off and clobberes past the sweeper at covers

11.2

Gulbis to SPD Smith, 1 run, in the block-hole and played along the ground

11.3

Gulbis to Silk, no run, length ball and fends to off side

11.4

Gulbis to Silk, no run, touch fuller on off stump and dabs to third man

11.5

Gulbis to Silk, 1 leg bye, down the leg and kissed his pad on its way

11.6

Gulbis to SPD Smith, 1 run, length ball outside off and cuts to off side for a single and retains the strike

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 93/4

    • SPD Smith 15 (13b)
    • JC Silk 0 (3b)
    • EP Gulbis 1-0-4-0
    • CJ Boyce 2-0-21-1
12.1

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, advances down the track and pushed to long on

12.2

Boyce to Silk, 1 run, nudged to on side for a single

12.3

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, short outside off stump and slapped to covers

12.4

Boyce to Silk, FOUR, fuller outside off, quicker on too and squeezed past point

12.5

Boyce to Silk, no run, missed stumping! Down the track, not to the pitch of the ball and it spun past the bat. Paine failed to collect the ball

12.6

Boyce to Silk, no run, played to off side

End of over 13 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 100/4

    • JC Silk 5 (7b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 17 (15b)
    • CJ Boyce 3-0-28-1
    • EP Gulbis 1-0-4-0
13.1

Hilfenhaus to SPD Smith, 1 run, dabs a length ball dpwn to third man

13.2

Hilfenhaus to Silk, no run, touch fuller and pushed back to the bowler

13.3

Hilfenhaus to Silk, 1 run, length delivery on off stump and guides to third man

13.4

Hilfenhaus to SPD Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump, shuffled across and tucked to on side

13.5

Hilfenhaus to Silk, 1 wide, over-cooked and bowled fuller down the leg, called wide

13.5

Hilfenhaus to Silk, 1 run, length ball on off stump and cuts to third man for a single

13.6

Hilfenhaus to SPD Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump, makes room and pushed to third man

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 106/4

    • SPD Smith 20 (18b)
    • JC Silk 7 (10b 1x4)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 4-0-25-2
    • CJ Boyce 3-0-28-1
14.1

Boyce to SPD Smith, SIX, down the track for a tossed up delivery outside off and caressed it over covers. Lovely hit!

14.2

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, tossed up down the leg and paddled to short fine leg

14.3

Boyce to Silk, 1 run, length ball on off stump and cuts to deep

14.4

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, shorter in length and undercuts to point as they scamper for a quick run

14.5

Boyce to Silk, 2 runs, down the track and nudged to vacat on side for a couple more

14.6

Boyce to Silk, 1 run, goes back for a length ball and ounched down the ground

End of over 15 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 118/4

    • JC Silk 11 (13b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 28 (21b 1x6)
    • CJ Boyce 4-0-40-1
    • BW Hilfenhaus 4-0-25-2
15.1

Bollinger to Silk, 1 run, fuller outside off and played along the ground for a single

15.2

Bollinger to SPD Smith, 1 run, fuller on off stump, yorker length and digs it out for a single

15.3

Bollinger to Silk, no run, text book drive to the sweeper at covers

15.4

Bollinger to Silk, FOUR, back of a length delivery and pulled past short fine leg for a much needed boundary. That will do his confidence a world of good

15.5

Bollinger to Silk, 2 runs, pitched up and puched back the bowler for a couple more

15.6

Bollinger to Silk, 1 run, fuller down the leg and nudged to long on

End of over 16 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 127/4

    • JC Silk 19 (18b 2x4)
    • SPD Smith 29 (22b 1x6)
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-28-0
    • CJ Boyce 4-0-40-1
16.1

Laughlin to Silk, no run, good bowling by Laughlin, fuller on off and played back to the bowler

16.2

Laughlin to Silk, 2 runs, length ball on off stump and eked past short fine leg

16.3

Laughlin to Silk, 1 wide, wide down the leg

16.3

Laughlin to Silk, no run, slower delivery on off stump and cuts to point. Smith fancies a single but Silk sends him back

16.4

Laughlin to Silk, FOUR, clobbered!! Fuller outside off and whacked over covers

16.5

Laughlin to Silk, 1 run, touch fuller and nudged to on side for a single

16.6

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 1 run, drifted onto the pads and driven off his toes

End of over 17 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 136/4

    • SPD Smith 30 (23b 1x6)
    • JC Silk 26 (23b 3x4)
    • B Laughlin 3-0-19-0
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-28-0
17.1

Gulbis to SPD Smith, FOUR, fuller on leg stump, yorker length down the leg and flicked it

17.2

Gulbis to SPD Smith, FOUR, shot of the day so far! Makes room for fuller delivery and hammered it over covers

17.3

Gulbis to SPD Smith, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump and dabs to short third man

17.4

Gulbis to Silk, 1 run, fuller outside off and slogged to long on for a single

17.5

Gulbis to SPD Smith, 1 run, saw him coming and dropped it short, pushed to off side

17.6

Gulbis to Silk, FOUR, fuller on the pads and gets a thick inside edge

End of over 18 (15 runs) Sydney Sixers 151/4

    • JC Silk 31 (25b 4x4)
    • SPD Smith 40 (27b 2x4 1x6)
    • EP Gulbis 2-0-19-0
    • B Laughlin 3-0-19-0
18.1

Laughlin to SPD Smith, FOUR, on the other side this time, fuller outside off and slahed hard, past the keeper and to the fence

18.2

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 1 run, back of a length ball and worked to on side

18.3

Laughlin to Silk, 1 run, slow ball bouncer and pulled to on side

18.4

Laughlin to SPD Smith, SIX, six over backward point! Would you believe it? Fuller outside off and squeezed upishly over point

18.5

Laughlin to SPD Smith, 1 run, fuller on off stump and driven to covers

18.6

Laughlin to Silk, 1 wide, erred in his line and bowled down the leg

18.6

Laughlin to Silk, OUT, slower ball outside off, flummoxed him completely and Silk spooned a dolly to Shah at covers

JC Silk c Shah b Laughlin 32 (27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 118.51

End of over 19 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 165/5

    • SPD Smith 52 (31b 3x4 2x6)
    • B Laughlin 4-0-33-1
    • EP Gulbis 2-0-19-0
19.1

Bollinger to SPD Smith, OUT, two set men back in the hut!! Low full toss outside off, shuffled across and hoicked to on side. Gulbis at mid wicket takes an easy catch. Well played though

SPD Smith c Gulbis b Bollinger 52 (32b 3x4 2x6) SR: 162.50

19.2

Bollinger to O'Keefe, FOUR, shorter in length and pulled away, sheer power!

19.3

Bollinger to O'Keefe, no run, too full, in the block-hole and digs it out

19.4

Bollinger to O'Keefe, 2 runs, slower length ball outside off and miscued a slog over short mid wicket

19.5

Bollinger to O'Keefe, 2 wides, fuller outside off, failed to reach as they scamper for a run

19.5

Bollinger to DLR Smith, 2 runs, down the track and clobbered to covers for a couple more

19.6

Bollinger to DLR Smith, FOUR, freaky edge! Full toss outside off and gets a thick outside edge past the keeper

After the decent start to the innings Steve Smith and Silk played a crucial knock to post 179. It will be a trick chase for the Hurricanes under lights. Hilfenhaus was the pick of the bowlers were he bagged 2 wickets and kept the Sixers quite for a while. Join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 179/6

    • DLR Smith 6 (2b 1x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 6 (3b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 4-0-42-1
    • B Laughlin 4-0-33-1
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