Big Bash League - 1st semi final

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

It is Big Bash time, welcome to the live coverage of the 1st Semi-Final between the unbeaten Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes.

Toss: White has won the toss for Melbourne Stars and they will be batting.

Malinga is back for the Stars and Bailey is also back for the Hurricanes

Here come the two batsmen, White and Wright.

The top tier looks empty all around.

Hilfenhaus to bowl to White, so here we go.

0.1

Hilfenhaus to White, no run, pitches and swings away, White watches it and has nothing to do with it.

0.2

Hilfenhaus to White, no run, gets behind it and defends to mid-on.

A watchful White.

0.3

Hilfenhaus to White, no run, once again defended to mid-on.

Tight line from Hilfenhaus.

0.4

Hilfenhaus to White, 1 run, pushes to the left of mid-off and picks up the first run for the Stars.

0.5

Hilfenhaus to Wright, 1 run, quick single to short fine leg.

0.6

Hilfenhaus to White, no run, tucks to the onside to midwicket.

A good first over from Hilfenhaus. Mascarenhas to share the attack.

End of over 1 (2 runs) Melbourne Stars 2/0
CL White    1* (5b)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-2-0
LJ Wright    1* (1b)     

1.1

Mascarenhas to Wright, no run, lets it go outside the off stump.

1.2

Mascarenhas to Wright, 1 run, on the leg stump and turned away through the onside to deep midwicket.

1.3

Mascarenhas to White, FOUR, there you go, opens up and launches it high over the mid-off to the fence for the first boundary.

1.4

Mascarenhas to White, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on, off the inside half of the bat.

1.5

Mascarenhas to Wright, FOUR, powerfully struck by Wright, in the air but just wide of the diving Bailey at mid-off.

1.6

Mascarenhas to Wright, 1 run, works to deep midwicket and picks up a single.

Spin now, Malik comes on

End of over 2 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 13/0
LJ Wright    7* (5b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-11-0
CL White    6* (7b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    1-0-2-0

2.1

Shoaib Malik to Wright, 1 run, turns it forward of square leg for a single.

2.2

Shoaib Malik to White, OUT, tossed up and White stays in the crease and looks to go big on the onside, a leading edge goes high in the air and Laughlin at poin settles under it and takes the catch.

CL White c Laughlin b Shoaib Malik 6 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

2.3

Shoaib Malik to Wade, 1 run, pushes it back to the bowler and Malik throws it over Bailey and Wade gets a single.

2.4

Shoaib Malik to Wright, no run, turned away to the onside.

2.5

Shoaib Malik to Wright, 1 run, tucks it forward of square leg for a single.

2.6

Shoaib Malik to Wade, 1 run, uses his feet and adjusts with the turn and plays it away to short third man.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 17/1
MS Wade    2* (2b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-4-1
LJ Wright    9* (8b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-11-0

3.1

Mascarenhas to Wade, no run, pushes to the off side to extra cover.

3.2

Mascarenhas to Wade, 1 run, pulls it away to deep midwicket, too short from Mascarenhas.

3.3

Mascarenhas to Wright, no run, defends to the off side.

3.4

Mascarenhas to Wright, no run, good tight line from Mascarenhas, defended once again.

3.5

Mascarenhas to Wright, no run, good delivery once again, defended.

3.6

Mascarenhas to Wright, 2 runs, hoicks it away to deep midwicket and picks up couple of runs.

End of over 4 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 20/1
LJ Wright    11* (12b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-14-0
MS Wade    3* (4b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-4-1

4.1

Shoaib Malik to Wade, no run, spins away, goes after it and misses.

4.2

Shoaib Malik to Wade, no run, defended to the off side.

Good stuff from the Hurricanes.

4.3

Shoaib Malik to Wade, no run, a leading edge as Wade looks to slog.

4.4

Shoaib Malik to Wade, 1 run, cuts off the back foot to point and a fumble, mid pitch collison and Wright loses his bat but gets to the batting crease in time.

4.5

Shoaib Malik to Wright, no run, turned away to the onside.

4.6

Shoaib Malik to Wright, no run, stays back in the crease and looks to heave it away, but can only pick the fielder at midwicket.

End of over 5 (1 run) Melbourne Stars 21/1
LJ Wright    11* (14b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-5-1
MS Wade    4* (8b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-14-0

5.1

Mascarenhas to Wade, FOUR, flicks it away behind square leg to the fence for a boundary.

5.2

Mascarenhas to Wade, OUT, Wade looking to clear the ground, hits it high in the air and Malik does well to move well to take a good catch.

MS Wade c Shoaib Malik b Mascarenhas 8 (11m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

The Stars are feeling the pressure of a knock-out game.

5.3

Mascarenhas to Wright, no run, pushes to the off side.

5.4

Mascarenhas to Wright, 1 run, moves back and works to the onside to midwicket.

5.5

Mascarenhas to Maxwell, SIX, goes all the way, moves across to the off side and swings it over the backward square leg fence.

5.6

Mascarenhas to Maxwell, 2 runs, good running, turns it to the onside and just outside the inner circle at midwicket, comes back quickly for the second run.

End of over 6 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 34/2
GJ Maxwell    8* (2b 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-27-1
LJ Wright    12* (16b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-5-1

6.1

Boyce to Wright, 1 run, turned away to the onside.

6.2

Boyce to Maxwell, no run, plays with an angled bat to point.

6.3

Boyce to Maxwell, 1 run, taps it to mid-on and picks up a single.

6.4

Boyce to Wright, OUT, another one bites the dust and the big wicket of Wright, pitches in line of the leg stump and goes straight on to strike the pad, loud appeal and given.

LJ Wright lbw b Boyce 13 (27m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

6.5

Boyce to Hodge, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

6.6

Boyce to Hodge, 1 run, cut away to the sweeper on the off side to deep cover.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 37/3
BJ Hodge    1* (2b)      CJ Boyce    1-0-3-1
GJ Maxwell    9* (4b 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-27-1

7.1

Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, plays with soft hands to point and picks up a tight single.

7.2

Bollinger to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, quicker from Bollinger and strikes Maxwell on the thigh.

7.3

Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, punches off the back foot to the sweeper on the off side.

7.4

Bollinger to Maxwell, 1 run, moves forward in line and pushes to cover for a single.

7.5

Bollinger to Hodge, no run, plays with an angled bat behind point.

7.6

Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, short ball pulled in the air to deep square leg.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 42/3
BJ Hodge    4* (6b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-4-0
GJ Maxwell    10* (6b 1x6)      CJ Boyce    1-0-3-1

8.1

Boyce to Hodge, no run, plays to point.

8.2

Boyce to Hodge, 1 run, a tight single to short cover.

8.3

Boyce to Maxwell, 2 runs, uses his feet and plays inside-out in the air to deep extra cover.

8.4

Boyce to Maxwell, no run, cuts to extra cover, can't pick the gap.

8.5

Boyce to Maxwell, OUT, there goes Maxwell, uses his feet and hits in the air straight down the throat of Birt.

GJ Maxwell c Birt b Boyce 12 (14m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

The Sun is setting for the Stars.

8.6

Boyce to Hussey, 1 run, works it behind square leg.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 46/4
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      CJ Boyce    2-0-7-2
BJ Hodge    5* (8b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-4-0

9.1

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

The Hurricanes have been on the mark from ball one.

9.2

Bollinger to Hussey, 1 run, slower delivery and Hussey pushes to mid-off for a single.

9.3

Bollinger to Hodge, 2 runs, full toss driven to mid-off, a direct hit to the bowler's end, deflects away and they get the second run.

9.4

Bollinger to Hodge, 2 runs, pulled away to deep midwicket.

50 for the Stars.

9.5

Bollinger to Hodge, FOUR, lovely shot from Hodge, that is brilliant, leans into the shot and drives it in the gap between the extra cover and mid-off to the fence.

9.6

Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to third man.

End of over 10 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 56/4
BJ Hodge    14* (12b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-14-0
DJ Hussey    2* (3b)      CJ Boyce    2-0-7-2

10.1

Hilfenhaus to Hodge, 1 run, plays to the onside for a single.

10.2

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, no run, driven hard back to the bowler, who gets an hand to it and deflects it onto the stumps, loud appeal for a run out, the umpire says to Hifenhaus, you did not touch that, there was a touch for sure.

10.3

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, no run, beats the bat.

10.4

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, FOUR, short ball pulled away to the midwicket fence.

10.5

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, no run, short rising delivery angled from around the wicket, plays and misses.

10.6

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, 1 run, chops it down to the third man.

End of over 11 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 62/4
DJ Hussey    7* (8b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-0-8-0
BJ Hodge    15* (13b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-14-0

11.1

Laughlin to Hussey, FOUR, short delivery and pulls it very fine to the fine leg fence.

11.2

Laughlin to Hussey, 1 wide, another short delivery down the leg side.

11.2

Laughlin to Hussey, 2 wides, down the leg side once again.

11.2

Laughlin to Hodge, no run, driven back to the bowler.

11.3

Laughlin to Hodge, FOUR, another good hit from Hodge, pulls a short delivery to the backward square leg fence.

11.4

Laughlin to Hodge, no run, full ball driven to mid-off.

11.5

Laughlin to Hodge, no run, pushes to mid-off.

11.6

Laughlin to Hodge, 1 run, forehand shot from Hodge to deep extra cover.

End of over 12 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 74/4
BJ Hodge    20* (18b 2x4)      B Laughlin    1-0-12-0
DJ Hussey    11* (9b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    2-0-8-0

12.1

Hilfenhaus to Hodge, 1 run, works it forward of square leg to the deep.

12.2

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, 1 run, spoons it in the air to deep midwicket.

12.3

Hilfenhaus to Hodge, 1 run, tucks it down to long leg for a single.

12.4

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, FOUR, almost goes all the way, one bounce to the third man fence, Hussey backs away and upper cuts it.

12.5

Hilfenhaus to Hussey, 1 run, turns it through square leg for a single.

12.6

Hilfenhaus to Hodge, 1 run, works it to square leg for another single.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 83/4
BJ Hodge    23* (21b 2x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-0-17-0
DJ Hussey    17* (12b 3x4)      B Laughlin    1-0-12-0

13.1

Laughlin to Hodge, 1 run, slower delivery worked through the vacant midwicket.

13.2

Laughlin to Hussey, 1 run, slower deliveyr worked through to deep mdiwicket.

13.3

Laughlin to Hodge, SIX, picks up the slower delivery and launches it over the midwicket fence for a massive six.

13.4

Laughlin to Hodge, no run, goes after one more, misses it.

13.5

Laughlin to Hodge, FOUR, lovely shot from Hodge, squeezes it out through point and picks up a boundary. It was a quick yorker and well done Hodge.

13.6

Laughlin to Hodge, 1 run, gets it to deep square leg.

End of over 14 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 96/4
BJ Hodge    35* (26b 3x4 1x6)      B Laughlin    2-0-25-0
DJ Hussey    18* (13b 3x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    3-0-17-0

14.1

Mascarenhas to Hodge, 1 run, works it behind square leg for a single.

14.2

Mascarenhas to Hussey, no run, cuts hard behind point and excellent fielding by Hilfenhaus.

14.3

Mascarenhas to Hussey, 1 run, works it through the vacant midwicket for a single.

14.4

Mascarenhas to Hodge, 2 runs, excellent running, plays to the vacant midwicket and picks up two.

14.5

Mascarenhas to Hodge, no run, defended back to the bowler.

14.6

Mascarenhas to Hodge, 1 run, stays back and punches it down the ground to long on.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 101/4
BJ Hodge    39* (30b 3x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-32-1
DJ Hussey    19* (15b 3x4)      B Laughlin    2-0-25-0

15.1

Bollinger to Hodge, 1 run, heaves away to deep midwicket.

15.2

Bollinger to Hussey, no run, dug out behind point, excellent bowling form Bollinger.

15.3

Bollinger to Hussey, no run, short delivery hit to extra cover, can't find the gap.

15.4

Bollinger to Hussey, FOUR, hit in the air and one bounce to the wide long on fence for a boundary.

15.5

Bollinger to Hussey, no run, stays in the crease and misses the shot.

15.6

Bollinger to Hussey, 1 run, backs away and plays to deep point.

End of over 16 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 107/4
DJ Hussey    24* (20b 4x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-20-0
BJ Hodge    40* (31b 3x4 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-32-1

16.1

Boyce to Hussey, no run, backs away and punches to the off side.

16.2

Boyce to Hussey, OUT, hits in the air and straight down the throat of Dunk at long on.

DJ Hussey c Dunk b Boyce 24 (31m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

Boyce picks up his 3rd.

16.3

Boyce to Hodge, 1 run, driven along the ground to deep extra cover.

16.4

Boyce to Stoinis, no run, uses his feet and driven back, a mix-up, gets back in time.

16.5

Boyce to Stoinis, 2 runs, uses his feet and heaves it away to wide long on and picks up couple of runs.

16.6

Boyce to Stoinis, 1 run, defends to the onside and picks up a single.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 111/5
MP Stoinis    3* (3b)      CJ Boyce    3-0-11-3
BJ Hodge    41* (32b 3x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    3-0-20-0

17.1

Bollinger to Stoinis, no run, short from Bollinger and defended to the off side.

17.2

Bollinger to Stoinis, 1 run, another short delivery and pulled to long leg for a single.

17.3

Bollinger to Hodge, FOUR, full delivery and Hodge does the rest, backs away to open up and hits it in the air to deep extra cover.

17.4

Bollinger to Hodge, SIX, a massive hit from Hodge, gets under the delivery and hits it over the wide long on fence.

50 for Hodge.

17.5

Bollinger to Hodge, OUT, Bollinger strikes, Hodge looking to heave it away to the onside, chops it back onto the stumps and Hodge departs.

BJ Hodge b Bollinger 51 (47m 35b 4x4 2x6) SR: 145.71

17.6

Bollinger to Hastings, 1 run, plays on the track and picks up a quick single.

End of over 18 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 123/6
JW Hastings    1* (1b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-32-1
MP Stoinis    4* (5b)      CJ Boyce    3-0-11-3

18.1

Hilfenhaus to Hastings, 1 run, short delivery and Hastings blocks to the off side for a single.

18.2

Hilfenhaus to Stoinis, 1 run, short delivery pulled to long leg.

18.3

Hilfenhaus to Hastings, FOUR, wonderful strike, short delivery and Hastings pulls well in the air to the midwicket fence.

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Hastings, 1 run, full and wide, Hastings squeezes it down to third man.

18.5

Hilfenhaus to Stoinis, 1 run, plays softly to point with an angled bat.

18.6

Hilfenhaus to Hastings, 1 run, full and Hastings gets some bat to it and scrambles for a single.

End of over 19 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 132/6
JW Hastings    8* (5b 1x4)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-0-26-0
MP Stoinis    6* (7b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-32-1

19.1

Laughlin to Hastings, OUT, full toss mishit in the air to extra cover and Bailey moves in and takes a good low catch.

JW Hastings c Bailey b Laughlin 8 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

19.2

Laughlin to Muirhead, 2 runs, plays behind point to the deep and coming back for the second.

19.3

Laughlin to Muirhead, FOUR, full toss and hit hard through covers and no stopping that.

19.4

Laughlin to Muirhead, OUT, slower delivery and Muirhead chips it in the air to extra covern a simple catch to Bailey, at the other end Stoinis running hard to cross over, so that he can get back on strike.

JM Muirhead c Bailey b Laughlin 6 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

19.5

Laughlin to Stoinis, 2 runs, full toss and Stoinis gets and edge and Paine does well to get a glove to it.

19.6

Laughlin to Stoinis, 1 bye, full delivery and Stoinis misses it and they scamper a bye.

Innings Break: So Hurricanes have a target and that is 142, it is going to be a good chase, do join us after the break.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 141/8
MP Stoinis    8* (9b)      B Laughlin    3-0-33-2
SL Malinga    0* (0b)      BW Hilfenhaus    4-0-26-0
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Photos

Feb 4, 2014

George Bailey and Travis Birt celebrate their win as Glenn Maxwell looks on, Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 1st semi-final, Melbourne, February 4, 2014

George Bailey and Travis Birt celebrate their win as Glenn Maxwell looks on

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