Commentary

Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | HH: 223/8 | RR: 11.15

  • SCJ Broad11 (4b)
  • SL Rainbird1 (1b)
  • NLTC Perera4-0-59-0
  • SP Narine4-0-27-3

That's all from us for this match. It was one fun ride and we hope you enjoyed our coverage. I certainly enjoyed bringing this match to you. Thank you for joining us, and goodbye until next time!

What a rattling night at the Docklands Stadium! We have witnessed history. Records were written, rewritten and smashed, all in just over three hours of some of the most manic hitting, the likes of which even T20 cricket has not been witness to very often. First, the Renegades put up the highest total in BBL history. Then, we saw the first century of the season. Then, Hurricanes snatched away the highest BBL total record from the Renegades in a manner that could not have been more emphatic. They pulled off the highest successful chase in the BBL and the joint fourth-highest successful chase in all T20 cricket. Thisara Perera conceded the second-most runs in one bowling performance in the BBL. In all, we witnessed 445 runs, 36 fours and 22 sixes, three half-centuries and one century, all in the span of 40 overs. Such was the magnitude of hitting that after a point, it did not matter who was bowling and what the ball was or what the field was, because no matter what anyone tried to do, the ball just kept disappearing into the stands. But let us not forget Sunil Narine. Amid a six-barrage and a shattering of batting records, he sent down a four-over spell that ended with figures of 3 for 27. Unfortunately for him and the Renegades, it did not prove sufficient.

Asim Mubashir: "Difficult to draw comparisons to this game, certainly one of the best amongst several T20s across many competitions across the world. Simply astounding!!!!!!"

Broad is so excited that he comes charging back for the second even though there is only one needed to win. But it's been that kind of a match.

Stuart Broad: Amazing game of cricket, wasn't it? That was an amazing hundred. We were disappointed with the fielding and bowling effort. The outfield was quick and the batsmen did the job. He (McDermott) was around 28 off 20 and then took off, it shows that you can still take your time to settle down and then hit. Amazing innings by the young man. To keep going like that is quite spectacular. I tried to hit through square leg and the leading edge went over mid-off. Twenty20 throws up some incredible moments and some amazing moments.

TucsonAlex: "Broady did it!! But in the end the Renegades lost it rather than him decidedly winning it. Still think Hurricanes would have stood a much better chance had he come in before Bailey lost his wicket, but either way a thrilling final over (:"

Utkarsh: "Excellent result for Hobart. That innings didn't deserve to be on the losing side."

Mukunth G: "This match reminds me of the one between Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers in the first IPL when Shane Warne helped the Royals chase a 200+ total in the last over. It is Broad here."

19.6
1
Perera to Broad, 1 run, and a leading edge does it for the Hurricanes. Tries to work it through the leg side and ends up chipping it in the air, over mid-off who is inside the circle, which means that the ball lands safely

So Hurricanes can't lose now. Field comes in.

19.5
4
Perera to Broad, FOUR, outside edge. What luck, or terrible luck, depending on who you are supporting. Slower ball, wide outisde off, Broad looks to slog and gets an outside edge to the third man boundary. It was a nothing half-volley outside off and deserved to be put away, one way or the other

Backward square is deep now. Five needed off two

19.4
4
Perera to Broad, FOUR, oh, goodness. Maybe went for a yorker but ends up sending a half-volley on the pads and Broad whips it away through the square leg region and the ball beats the fielder chasing it
19.3
2
Perera to Broad, 2 runs, tries to slog and skies it and the ball lands in the deep midwicket region.
19.3
3w
Perera to Broad, 3 wides, full toss, swings hard and misses. And the ball gets away from the wicketkeeper as well and they take the bye. The wicketkeeper fires a throw at the striker's end and a direct hit would have seen the back of the batsman. Instead, it misses and there is no one backing up, so they take another off the overthrow. So three runs and an extra ball

Stuart Broad. 14 off four needed. He can certainly hit them a long way. Can he put his long limbs to good effect and do something special here?

19.2
W
Perera to Boyce, 1 run, OUT, full and wide outside off, gets a thick outside edge as he throws his arms at it. Narine dives to his left and gets his hand to it and takes the momentum off the ball. It rolls away slightly and they think of charging back for the second. Narine recovers well and fires a direct throw at the keeper's end. The batsman is short of his crease but it seems like the wicketkeeper's glove may have touched the stumps and Boyce has been asked to wait. The third umpire has had a long, hard look at it and decides that the keeper has done fine there

CJ Boyce run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00