END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | HH: 198/4 (4 runs required, RR: 9.90)

  • Tom Triffitt0 (0b)
  • Alister McDermott4-0-35-1
  • Daniel Christian4-0-41-0

What an incredible game of T20 cricket! The Hurricanes looked gone for all money, but Shah and Birt fought back but fell just short at the finish line.

The win means the Hurricanes grip on first place isn't quite as tight, with the Perth Scorchers breathing right down their neck. Man of the Match is the veteran Matthew Hayden, who held off strong competition from Birt and Shah. Thanks for your company, good night.

19.6
W
McDermott to Shah, OUT, full on leg, drives hard to long on but picks the man out in the deep, a little more on that and it's over the rope. The Heat get the win!

OA Shah c Christian b McDermott 69 (54m 44b 5x4 3x6) SR: 156.81

19.5
W
McDermott to Shah, OUT, yorker dug out back to the bowler, McDermott manages to field and runs Birt out at the bowler's end, and he celebrates in style, great knock from Birt

TR Birt run out (McDermott) 74 (62m 36b 8x4 3x6) SR: 205.55

19.4
6
McDermott to Shah, SIX runs, length on middle, swings hard over deep mid wicket, what a hit as he clears the man on the rope!
19.3
4
McDermott to Shah, FOUR runs, full toss on leg, flicked away through square leg for a boundary, what a game
19.2
0
McDermott to Shah, no run, bouncer, veryclose to a wide, but not called, gutsy from the youngster
19.1
2
McDermott to Shah, 2 runs, flicked through square leg, they scurry back for two important runs

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | HH: 187/2 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.84, RRR: 15.00)

  • Owais Shah58 (38b)
  • Travis Birt74 (36b)
  • Daniel Christian4-0-41-0
  • Roelof van der Merwe3-0-23-1
18.6
1lb
Christian to Shah, 1 leg bye, big shout for LBW but it looked to hit him just outside the line, perhaps, very close though
18.5
1
Christian to Birt, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket
18.4
2
Christian to Birt, 2 runs, mistimes the pull shot through mid wicket
18.3
1
Christian to Shah, 1 run, pulled through mid wicket
18.2
1
Christian to Birt, 1 run,
18.1
4
Christian to Birt, FOUR runs, full toss outside off, smashes backward of point, he is timing the ball incredibly well at the moment Birt

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | HH: 177/2 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.83, RRR: 12.50)

  • Travis Birt66 (32b)
  • Owais Shah57 (36b)
  • Roelof van der Merwe3-0-23-1
  • Michael Neser4-0-35-0
17.6
1
van der Merwe to Birt, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to short fine leg
17.5
2
van der Merwe to Birt, 2 runs, low full toss driven to long on
17.4
1
van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, full and driven to long on, they thinkg about two but change their mind, smart decision
17.3
1
van der Merwe to Birt, 1 run, slog sweep to deep mid wicket, fields on the first bounce
17.2
4
van der Merwe to Birt, FOUR runs, full on middle, crushes it straight back over the bowler's head, doesn't bother to run as it beats long on, sweet timing
17.1
1
van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, drives to deep cover

END OF OVER:
17 | 15 Runs | HH: 167/2 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.82, RRR: 11.66)

  • Owais Shah55 (34b)
  • Travis Birt58 (28b)
  • Michael Neser4-0-35-0
  • Daniel Vettori3-0-38-1

Well this is game on now, dead set 50/50 game at this point.

16.6
1
Neser to Shah, 1 run, full and flicked to mid wicket, sharp single and a direct hit would have had him short
16.5
2
Neser to Shah, 2 runs, dropped again! Full on leg, flicks high to deep square leg, McDermott gets round and drops what he should have taken
16.4
0
Neser to Shah, no run, length on off, tries to hoik it over mid wicket, can't connect
16.3
4
Neser to Shah, FOUR runs, full outside off, nothing more than a punch back down the ground, landing it about an inch short of the rope, increcible timing and it brings up his 50

Hurricanes 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
44PA JaquesJW Wells
13TR BirtJW Wells
141OA ShahTR Birt
0OA ShahTIF Triffitt

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PS752100.626
HH752100.569
SS752100.262
MS74380.254
BH73460.324
AS7254-0.338
MR7254-0.582
ST7254-1.25