END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | AS: 207/8 (11 runs required, RR: 10.35)

  • Wes Agar1 (1b)
  • Peter Siddle1 (1b)
  • Nathan Ellis4-0-36-2
  • James Faulkner4-0-35-1

Hobart Hurricanes win by 10 runs in a very high-scoring encounter. Matthew Wade's magnificent century was the centerpiece, but for large parts of the chase the Strikers were well up in the chase. In the end, though, the impressive death skills of James Faulkner and Nathan Ellis sealed it. George Bailey has at least one more match in his career.

We now know that it will be Stars v Sixers at the MCG in the Qualifier on Friday. The Strikers will host the Knockout on Saturday against the winner of the Eliminator which will be the Hurricanes against either the Thunder or the Heat. The Heat play the Renegades tomorrow. It's all happening.

I'll wrap things up there for tonight. Will be back tomorrow. Thanks for joining us!

19.6
1
Ellis to Agar, 1 run, length ball at the stumps, clubbed down the ground...Hurricanes are through!
19.5
W
Ellis to Neser, OUT, and that's it! A length ball, in the slot for a big hit, Neser swings across the line and misses

MG Neser lbw b Ellis 9 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 180.00

19.4
6
Ellis to Neser, SIX runs, what a strike! It's not over yet...moves across outside off and plays a mighty mow against a delivery just short of yorker length. Peppers deep midwicket

Three sixes to win it

19.3
1
Ellis to Siddle, 1 run, full outside off, jabbed to short third man
19.2
W
Ellis to Neser, 2 leg byes, OUT, inside edge through the legs and past the stumps! Also beats the keeper and scuttles towards fine leg. They try to make it back for a third...and he's out!

MW Short run out (Boland/†McDermott) 6 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

19.1
1
Ellis to Short, 1 run, a yorker outside off, driven to deep cover...so impressive from Ellis

So Ellis has 22 runs to defend

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AS: 196/6 (22 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 10.31, RRR: 22.00)

  • Matthew Short5 (4b)
  • Michael Neser3 (2b)
  • James Faulkner4-0-35-1
  • Nathan Ellis3-0-27-1
18.6
1
Faulkner to Short, 1 run, swings a straight delivery to deep midwicket. An outstanding over. Should be match-sealing
18.5
1
Faulkner to Neser, 1 run, a full and wide slower ball, throws everything at it but can only edge to short third man
18.4
2
Faulkner to Neser, 2 runs, a slower ball dragged down, pulled to deep square...they chance the second, as they really have to, the throw isn't great and Neser brings out the dive
18.3
1
Faulkner to Short, 1 run, carves a full toss into the off side
18.2
W
Faulkner to Carey, OUT, taken at long-off! Is that the game? Back of a length outside off, he flat-bats it down the ground but the lack of pace on the ball meant he dragged it

AT Carey c Wright b Faulkner 39 (24b 3x4 2x6) SR: 162.50

18.1
0
Faulkner to Carey, no run, a slower ball, wide outside off, just dips inside the guide line and Carey leaves it alone!

27 off 12. What would Ellis be comfortable with defending off the last? 15, perhaps

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | AS: 191/5 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 10.61, RRR: 13.50)

  • Matthew Short3 (2b)
  • Alex Carey39 (22b)
  • Nathan Ellis3-0-27-1
  • Clive Rose2-0-16-2
17.6
2
Ellis to Short, 2 runs, full at the stumps, whipped with a flourish to deep square a slightly wide return thrown means he's home
17.5
1
Ellis to Carey, 1 run, blimey, he nailed that! Full at the stumps, he couldn't have connected any sweeter but neither could he have picked out deep cover any better
17.4
2
Ellis to Carey, 2 runs, full outside leg stump, clipped into midwicket and finds the gap for a second
17.3
1
Ellis to Short, 1 run, the yorker is on target again, at the stumps, swung to short fine leg
17.2
W
Ellis to Rashid Khan, OUT, brilliantly bowled! Rashid doesn't like the decision, he thinks he's hit it. Pinpoint delivery from Ellis, on the first replay it looked pad first as he tried to bring the bat down

Rashid Khan lbw b Ellis 8 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

17.1
6
Ellis to Rashid Khan, SIX runs, Rashid Khan!! He unleashes a pull off the back knee which goes over deep midwicket

39 off 18...still very much within striking (Strikers) range. Can Ellis close it out at the death again?

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | AS: 179/4 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.52, RRR: 13.00)

  • Alex Carey36 (20b)
  • Rashid Khan2 (2b)
  • Clive Rose2-0-16-2
  • D'Arcy Short3-0-37-0
16.6
6
Rose to Carey, SIX runs, just clears long-on...they really needed that. Carey pulls out the straight slow sweep and gets it well enough to clear long-on
16.5
0
Rose to Carey, no run, flat and quick outside off, beats Carey on the underedge as he goes for the cut
16.4
1
Rose to Rashid Khan, 1 run, driven to backward point
16.3
1
Rose to Carey, 1 run, round the wicket, very wide outside off, Carey gets well across and tries to reverse sweep but it only trickles to third man

Strikers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20PD SaltJ Weatherald
2nd79TM HeadPD Salt
3rd43AT CareyTM Head
4th28JW WellsAT Carey
5th15AT CareyRashid Khan
6th6AT CareyMW Short
7th8MG NeserMW Short
8th7PM SiddleMG Neser
9th1PM SiddleWA Agar

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348