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Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

Melbourne Stars won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

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Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field.

0.1

Hussey to Paine, OUT, and Hussey strikes with the first ball of the match. Tossed up delivery outside off and Paine leans forward and tries to get it over the infield on the off but not much wood on that and it went flat into the hands of Wright at backward point.

TD Paine c Wright b Hussey 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Hussey to Wells, no run, Wells blocks a length delivery to on side

0.3

Hussey to Wells, 1 wide, length delivery but drifting down leg, called wide

0.3

Hussey to Wells, no run, length delivery around off and its been pushed to off

0.4

Hussey to Wells, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, tucks to on side

0.5

Hussey to Wells, 1 bye, spins in from outside off with good bounce, beats everyone and gets a bye

0.6

Hussey to Dunk, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudges to on side and off for a quick single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 3/1
BR Dunk    1* (1b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-2-1
JW Wells    0* (4b)     

1.1

Bird to Dunk, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg, nudges it through midwicket

1.2

Bird to Wells, no run, length delivery on middle and off, leans forward and pushes it back to Bird

1.3

Bird to Wells, FOUR, fuller in length outside off and Wells leans forward and drives it over mid-off and gets a boundary

1.4

Bird to Wells, no run, full once again but this time on middle and leg, blocks it back towards the bowler

1.5

Bird to Wells, no run, pitches it touch short as Wells charges down the track, mistimed it towards mid-on

1.6

Bird to Wells, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, gets it to mid-on

End of over 2 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 9/1
JW Wells    5* (9b 1x4)      JM Bird    1-0-6-0
BR Dunk    2* (2b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-2-1

2.1

Hussey to Wells, 1 run, flighted delivery on middle, comes out and pushes it to mid-off

2.2

Hussey to Dunk, 1 run, length delivery from round the wicket, swings it to deep midwicket

2.3

Hussey to Wells, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle, Wells comes down the track and drives it between extra cover and mid-off

2.4

Hussey to Wells, no run, length delivery on leg, took it on the pad, heading down leg

2.5

Hussey to Wells, 1 run, Wells charges and makes it a full toss and drives it to mid-off

2.6

Hussey to Dunk, FOUR, and this time Dunk lofts a length delivery over the bowler's head and it races away to the fence

End of over 3 (11 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 20/1
BR Dunk    7* (4b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-13-1
JW Wells    11* (13b 2x4)      JM Bird    1-0-6-0

3.1

Bird to Wells, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, nudges to on side

3.2

Bird to Dunk, 1 run, touch short outside off and Dunk cuts it off the back foot, backward point makes a diving safe and save some runs.

3.3

Bird to Wells, 2 runs, short of a length delivery and a mistimed pull shot towards midwicket

3.4

Bird to Wells, FOUR, Wells charges down the track and slices a length delivery over extra cover to the fence

3.5

Bird to Wells, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from off, dabs it to on side

3.6

Bird to Dunk, 1 run, back of a length delivery around off and Dunk runs it down to third man

End of over 4 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 30/1
BR Dunk    9* (6b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-16-0
JW Wells    19* (17b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-13-1

4.1

Hastings to Dunk, no run, back of a length delivery drifting on the pads, off the thigh pad and rolls to on side

4.2

Hastings to Dunk, 1 leg bye, keeps the same length down leg, Dunk early onto the shot and off the pad to off side

4.3

Hastings to Wells, OUT, and Hastings strikes, back of a length delivery on middle and off, Wells stands tall on his crease and tries to power it over mid-off, didn't get the elevation and it skies. Muirhead runs back from mid-off and takes a good catch running back.

JW Wells c Muirhead b Hastings 19 (16m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

4.4

Hastings to Dunk, no run, length delivery and it been nudges to on side

4.5

Hastings to Dunk, FOUR, short and wide outside off and Dunk cuts it off the back foot between short third man and backward point

4.6

Hastings to Dunk, 1 run, good length delivery straying on the pads, nudges through the vacant midwicket

End of over 5 (6 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 36/2
BR Dunk    14* (11b 2x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-5-1
Shoaib Malik    0* (0b)      JM Bird    2-0-16-0

5.1

Boland to Dunk, FOUR, length delivery outside off, gets the outside edge of Dunk but just over the keeper's reach, races away to the fence

5.2

Boland to Dunk, 1 wide, back of a length delivery down leg, called wide

5.2

Boland to Dunk, OUT, and that's the most unluckiest dismissal! Malik walks back without facing a ball, length delivery on off and Dunk punches it back towards the bowler, Boland able to gets his finger tips on the ball which struck the non-striker's stumps and Malik was way out of his crease.

Shoaib Malik run out 0 (4m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

5.3

Boland to Dunk, no run, back of a length delivery angling away from Dunk, swing and a miss

5.4

Boland to Dunk, 1 run, Dunk pushes a length delivery to off

5.5

Boland to Birt, no run, back a length delivery slanting across from Birt and he lets it go

5.6

Boland to Birt, FOUR, back of a length delivery around off, Birt punches off the back foot through cover to get off the mark with a boundary

End of over 6 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 46/3
TR Birt    4* (2b 1x4)      SM Boland    1-0-10-0
BR Dunk    19* (15b 3x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-5-1

6.1

Hussey to Dunk, no run, tossed up delivery on off, driven to cover

6.2

Hussey to Dunk, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, turns it around towards square leg

6.3

Hussey to Birt, 1 run, Birt drives a length delivery down to long-off

6.4

Hussey to Dunk, no run, spins in from off and struck on his back pad, most probably going down leg

6.5

Hussey to Dunk, 1 run, Dunk drills a length delivery down to long-on

6.6

Hussey to Birt, no run, Birt blocks a length delivery to off

End of over 7 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 49/3
TR Birt    5* (4b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-16-1
BR Dunk    21* (19b 3x4)      SM Boland    1-0-10-0

7.1

Bird to Dunk, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it to mid-on for a quick single

7.2

Bird to Birt, no run, back of a length delivery on off, punches off the back foot but finds backward point

7.3

Bird to Birt, 2 runs, short of a length delivery down leg, mistimes a pull towards the vacant square leg region and comes for the second

7.4

Bird to Birt, no run, back of a length on off with good bounce, gets on the top of the bounce and blocks it to off

7.5

Bird to Birt, FOUR, short of a length down leg and Birt pulls it through square leg to the fence

7.6

Bird to Birt, no run, back of a length on off and Birt dabs it to backward point

End of over 8 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 56/3
TR Birt    11* (9b 2x4)      JM Bird    3-0-23-0
BR Dunk    22* (20b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-16-1

8.1

Boland to Dunk, 1 run, length delivery outside off and Dunk pushes it down to long-off

8.2

Boland to Birt, 1 run, Birth punches that off the back foot to sweeper cover and gets a single

8.3

Boland to Dunk, 1 run, on a length outside off and Dunk drives it uppishly towards long-on

8.4

Boland to Birt, SIX, and that's gone all the way! Short of a length delivery and it took the top edge of Birt and flies over the keeper's head and over the fence too

8.5

Boland to Birt, SIX, another one but this one a good looking one, length delivery on off and he backs away to leg to make some room and he lofts it over long-off

8.6

Boland to Birt, no run, on a length outside off and Birt pushes it to off

End of over 9 (15 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 71/3
TR Birt    24* (13b 2x4 2x6)      SM Boland    2-0-25-0
BR Dunk    24* (22b 3x4)      JM Bird    3-0-23-0

9.1

Wright to Dunk, 1 run, touch short outside off, Dunk stays on his crease and open the face to guide it third man

9.2

Wright to Birt, 2 runs, short and touch wide outside off, Birt goes back and cuts it over backward point for a couple

9.3

Wright to Birt, no run, good length delivery on off, leans forward and defends it

9.4

Wright to Birt, 1 run, length delivery on leg, tucks to on side for a quick single

9.5

Wright to Dunk, 1 run, full on middle and off, pushes it along the ground to long-on

9.6

Wright to Birt, 2 runs, length delivery on middle and leg, works it through the vacant midwicket region for a couple

End of over 10 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 78/3
TR Birt    29* (17b 2x4 2x6)      LJ Wright    1-0-7-0
BR Dunk    26* (24b 3x4)      SM Boland    2-0-25-0

10.1

Hastings to Dunk, no run, short of a length delivery on leg, Dunk comes out and mistimes it to short midwicket

10.2

Hastings to Dunk, no run, good length delivery pitches on middle and shapes away, swing and a miss from Dunk.

10.3

Hastings to Dunk, 1 run, short of a length delivery and Dunk keeps it down to on side

10.4

Hastings to Birt, no run, moves away with the angle a touch, that was on a length and Birt misses it completely

10.5

Hastings to Birt, no run, length delivery on off, leans forward and a bottom edge towards the keeper

10.6

Hastings to Birt, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, turns it towards short fine leg for a quick single

End of over 11 (2 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 80/3
TR Birt    30* (20b 2x4 2x6)      JW Hastings    2-0-7-1
BR Dunk    27* (27b 3x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-7-0

11.1

Stoinis to Birt, no run, back of a length delivery pitches on middle and moves away from Birt

11.2

Stoinis to Birt, 1 run, short of a length on off, Birt waits on his crease and guides it to third man

11.3

Stoinis to Dunk, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, leans forward and drives through extra cover and gets a couple before sweeper cuts it off

11.4

Stoinis to Dunk, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, backs away and runs it down to third man

11.5

Stoinis to Birt, OUT, and slower delivery did the trick, short of a length delivery and Birt moves across a bit to work it to the right of short fine leg but it skies straight towards the man there who holds it without any trouble!

TR Birt c Boland b Stoinis 31 (25m 23b 2x4 2x6) SR: 134.78

11.6

Stoinis to Dunk, OUT, and Stoinis gets another one, back of a length delivery shaping away after pitching on middle. Dunk stays on his back foot and goes for the cut but it went flat into the hands of Wright at backward point, that went like a rocket but a good hold from him.

BR Dunk c Wright b Stoinis 30 (51m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 12 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 84/5
     MP Stoinis    1-0-4-2
AC Blizzard    0* (0b)      JW Hastings    2-0-7-1

12.1

Hussey to Blizzard, no run, pushes a length delivery to off

12.2

Hussey to Blizzard, no run, drives it off the back foot to cover

12.3

Hussey to Blizzard, no run, blocks a length delivery to off

12.4

Hussey to Blizzard, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, Blizzard drills it to long-off

12.5

Hussey to Mascarenhas, 1 run, length delivery and its been pushed along the ground to long-off

12.6

Hussey to Blizzard, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks to on side and keeps the strike.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 87/5
AC Blizzard    2* (5b)      DJ Hussey    4-0-19-1
AD Mascarenhas    1* (1b)      MP Stoinis    1-0-4-2

13.1

Muirhead to Blizzard, 1 run, tossed up outside off, lofted towards long-off

13.2

Muirhead to Mascarenhas, 1 run, tossed up delivery on middle and Mascarenhas drills it down to long-off

13.3

Muirhead to Blizzard, 1 leg bye, on middle and leg, off the pad for a leg bye

13.4

Muirhead to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, touch short outside off, Mascarenhas gets it through extra cover for a couple

13.5

Muirhead to Mascarenhas, no run, short and quicker outside off, Mascarenhas misses a cut

13.6

Muirhead to Mascarenhas, no run, Mascarenhas blocks a length delivery to off

End of over 14 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 92/5
AD Mascarenhas    4* (5b)      JM Muirhead    1-0-4-0
AC Blizzard    3* (7b)      DJ Hussey    4-0-19-1

14.1

Boland to Blizzard, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, backs away and drives through cover

14.2

Boland to Mascarenhas, no run, back of a length delivery around off, dabs it to off

14.3

Boland to Mascarenhas, 1 run, length delivery angling in from off, clips it to on side

14.4

Boland to Blizzard, no run, touch short and slower on off, gets it from the crease to point

14.5

Boland to Blizzard, 2 runs, back of a length angling away from off, top edges it over where would have been a second slip for a couple

14.6

Boland to Blizzard, 1 run, on a shorter trajectory outside off, gets it to sweeper cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 97/5
AC Blizzard    7* (11b)      SM Boland    3-0-30-0
AD Mascarenhas    5* (7b)      JM Muirhead    1-0-4-0

15.1

Stoinis to Blizzard, SIX, fuller in length outside off and Blizzard leans forward and lofts it high and handsomely over long-off

15.2

Stoinis to Blizzard, 1 run, touch short outside off and it been steered to third man by Blizzard

15.3

Stoinis to Mascarenhas, no run, yorker length delivery on leg, Mascarenhas digs it out to off

15.4

Stoinis to Mascarenhas, no run, back of a length delivery angling in from outside off and Mascarenhas pushes it back towards the bowler

15.5

Stoinis to Mascarenhas, no run, short of a length delivery angling in and a mistimed pulls short from Mascarenhas to short midwicket

15.6

Stoinis to Mascarenhas, 1 run, keeps the same length down leg, this time he manages to get it to backward square leg

End of over 16 (8 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 105/5
AD Mascarenhas    6* (11b)      MP Stoinis    2-0-12-2
AC Blizzard    14* (13b 1x6)      SM Boland    3-0-30-0

16.1

Hastings to Mascarenhas, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and Mascarenhas backs away and misses a swing

16.2

Hastings to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on middle and off, gets it through backward point for a couple

16.3

Hastings to Mascarenhas, OUT, and finally his miseries of not getting boundaries comes to an end. Short of a length delivery on middle and off, Mascarenhas backs away and tries to clear the infield, top-edges it and lobs towards mid-off where Muirhead holds it without any trouble.

AD Mascarenhas c Muirhead b Hastings 8 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

16.4

Hastings to Blizzard, 1 run, full toss on off and and nudges to on side to get off the strike

16.5

Hastings to Laughlin, 1 leg bye, short of a length delivery and off the shoulder of Laughlin towards the keeper

16.6

Hastings to Blizzard, no run, slower bouncer outside off and Blizzard unable to get a bat on it

End of over 17 (4 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 109/6
AC Blizzard    15* (15b 1x6)      JW Hastings    3-0-10-2
B Laughlin    0* (1b)      MP Stoinis    2-0-12-2

17.1

Boland to Laughlin, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, off the inside edge towards fine leg

17.2

Boland to Blizzard, 1 run, short of a length delivery angling away from middle and its been worked down to long-off

17.3

Boland to Laughlin, OUT, good length delivery on off which holds the line after pitching outside off, Laughlin leans forward and tries to hoick it to on side but ended up getting high towards long-on where Hussey runs forward and accepts it

B Laughlin c Hussey b Boland 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.4

Boland to Blizzard, FOUR, length delivery and its been powered over the bowler's head for a boundary

17.5

Boland to Blizzard, 1 run, short of a length delivery and guides it to third man

17.6

Boland to Hilfenhaus, OUT, Hilfenhaus charges down and Boland pitches it touch short on off, Hilfenhaus slices it over extra cover but that went flat and into the safe hands of Stoinis at deep, he should have played a helping hand to Blizzard.

BW Hilfenhaus c Stoinis b Boland 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 18 (7 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 116/8
     SM Boland    4-0-37-2
AC Blizzard    21* (18b 1x4 1x6)      JW Hastings    3-0-10-2

18.1

Hastings to Boyce, no run, good length delivery angling in and through his bat to the keeper

18.2

Hastings to Boyce, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, Boyce nudges it to on side

18.3

Hastings to Blizzard, no run, back of a length delivery and it shapes away from Blizzard, nothing much he can do at that.

18.4

Hastings to Blizzard, no run, Blizzard misses a wild swing to a good length delivery outside off

18.5

Hastings to Blizzard, no run, slower bouncer outside off and Blizzard unable to get a bat on it

18.6

Hastings to Blizzard, FOUR, full toss on off and Blizzard swatted that to midwicket fence, much need one, five runs from the over.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 121/8
AC Blizzard    25* (22b 2x4 1x6)      JW Hastings    4-0-15-2
CJ Boyce    1* (2b)      SM Boland    4-0-37-2

19.1

Bird to Boyce, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on off, Boyce gets it over extra cover for a couple

19.2

Bird to Boyce, 1 run, touch short on middle and leg and off the inside edge rolls to on side

19.3

Bird to Blizzard, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off, waits and slices it through backward point, enough time for the second before third man cuts it off

19.4

Bird to Blizzard, 1 run, touch short on off, Blizzard goes back and gets it straight to backward point, sneaks a quick single though

19.5

Bird to Boyce, FOUR, fuller in length outside off and Boyce squeezes it over point and it races away to the fence

19.6

Bird to Boyce, OUT, and end the innings with one more wicket, interestingly they lost Paine with the first ball of the innings. Boyce lofts a length delivery high towards long-off where Hussey runs forward from the boundary and holds it.

CJ Boyce c Hussey b Bird 8 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Hobart Hurricanes 131/9
     JM Bird    4-0-33-1
AC Blizzard    28* (24b 2x4 1x6)      JW Hastings    4-0-15-2
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Jan 21, 2014

Luke Wright pulls during his fifty, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 21, 2014

Luke Wright pulls during his fifty

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Jan 21, 2014

Luke Wright's fifty included five fours and two sixes, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 21, 2014

Luke Wright's fifty included five fours and two sixes

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