222dThe Report by Alex Malcolm

Short's record 122* sets up Hurricanes' fourth straight win

D'Arcy Short made the highest score in BBL history and took 1 for 20 from four overs, yet it was only just enough for Hobart Hurricanes to squeeze past the Brisbane Heat by three runs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJM Short
122(69) 8x4 - 8x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 38 runs
  • 2x4 - 4x6
9 15 18 28 19 19 7 7
SD Heazlett
45(33) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 5 1 5 9 13 6

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Boyce
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BCJ Cutting
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | BH: 176/8 (4 runs required, RR: 8.80)

  • JJ Peirson26 (13b)
  • DT Christian1-0-8-1
  • JC Archer4-0-39-1

9.55pm You want a typical T20 in 2018, that's it. It was a James Anderson T20, swinging one way, then the other, then the other, then the other. Eventually, it came down to 13 off 6 balls, and the Hurricanes scraped past the Heat. But it didn't look like there would have been a last over, the way the wickets were falling.

But as you have it in T20s, it changes hands. The Heat kept finding the boundary when they needed it desperately. But the moment of this innings was surely the incredulous obstructing the field dismissal of Alex Ross, a decision that may have been wrong. Felt like the umpire gave him out just because he changed his angle. Anyway, the Hurricanes, as McCullum said, were deserving winners.

D'Arcy Short: "Hasn't sunk it, maybe later tonight, it will. I'd rather get there quickly, was playing on my mind a little bit. Not trying to go out all guns blazing right away."

Brendon McCullum: "Personally, I thought it wasn't the right decision. If I get fined for that, fair play. They deserved to win, but a shame it was marred by that. The way Short played, brilliant. Proud of the fact if we get beaten, we make the opposition beat us."

George Bailey: "We appealed for the run-out. I'm learning the rule as we speak, we saw Ross change his angle, and asked the umpire to check for obstructing the field. It's a scary place to play here. They come out all guns blazing, so an intimidating place to play."

19.6
W
Christian to Doggett, OUT, 117 kph, taken at long-on. Another cutter on middle and leg, let's be honest, that was right in the slot. Smashed down to long-on, where Archer takes a catch running in. Hobart Hurricanes win four games on the bounce for the first time since their first four games since existence

B Doggett c Archer b Christian 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Right then, 4 off 1

19.5
2
Christian to Doggett, 2 runs, a low full toss, shovelled away through midwicket for two. Peirson chooses to come back for the second.
19.4
1b
Christian to Peirson, 1 bye, another offcutter, another bye, 116 kph, goes past Peirson's flick. Looked like he wanted two. But they will get one. Haven't seen so many dives at a swimming pool

7 off 3.

19.3
1
Christian to Doggett, 1 run, 113 kph, offcutter around off, driven to long-off. Good result for Hurricanes.
19.2
1
Christian to Peirson, 1 run, just one that time. Or a run and a run-out? Good length delivery around off, skewed to long-off. The throw to Christian, who takes his time, decides not to throw, then changes his mind and hits the stumps at the batsman's end. Doggett makes it with another acrobatic full-length dive. Wild finish

9 off 5

19.1
2
Christian to Peirson, 2 runs, full around off, jammed away past the stumps for a couple to long-on.

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st64BB McCullumSD Heazlett
2nd27JA BurnsSD Heazlett
3rd4AI RossSD Heazlett
4th18BCJ CuttingAI Ross
5th5AI RossM Labuschagne
6th14AI RossJJ Peirson
7th24JJ PeirsonMT Steketee
8th20JJ PeirsonB Doggett