END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | HH: 172/8 (8 runs required, RR: 8.60)

  • Ben Hilfenhaus3 (3b)
  • Cameron Boyce0 (1b)
  • Brett Lee4-0-36-1
  • Josh Hazlewood3-0-25-2

Its all over!! What an anti-climax for the chase were once they looked like chasing it down quit easily. After the blistering start to the innings both openers fell cheaply as no one looked good accept Brit. Lost too many wickets for few little runs, We are still baffled why Shoaib Malik was held back. On the other hand Lyon and Hazlewood bowled brilliantly. Lee came back strongly and bowled a typical spearhead spell. Steve Smith has been named Man of the Match for his captain's innings and also held two important catches. Do join us for the tomorrows game. Till then take-care, cheers!!

19.6
1
Lee to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, fuller and played back to the bowler for a single
19.5
2
Lee to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, fuller on off and hammered straight, only for a mere two
19.4
1b
Lee to Boyce, 1 bye, length ball on off stump, tried for a cheeck scoop but missed it

Dave: "Great keeping by Smith, under pressure."

19.3
W
Lee to Hilfenhaus, OUT, saw him coming and bowled it wide outside off. Laughlin scampered for suicidal run and no way on earth he could have reached in time. Smith cracks at the strikers end and he's out by a mile or so!

B Laughlin run out (†DLR Smith) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

12 off last 4

19.2
1lb
Lee to Laughlin, 1 leg bye, shuffled across and thuds full on his front pad. Loucd cry for lbw but the umpire says not out, rightly so

abhas agarwal: "malik should have came before.. he could have been more effective.."

@abhas - "Might be true"

19.1
W
Lee to Shoaib Malik, OUT, well another one bits the dust. Fuller outside off, Shoaib had nothing much to do with it as he squeezed to Smith at deep extra covers

Shoaib Malik c SPD Smith b Lee 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.1
1w
Lee to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, fuller outside off, in-fact way too wide

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | HH: 166/6 (14 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.73, RRR: 14.00)

  • Ben Laughlin2 (1b)
  • Shoaib Malik0 (0b)
  • Josh Hazlewood3-0-25-2
  • Brett Lee3-0-32-0

Dave: "Lucky wicket to Hazelwood, unfortunately, is going to reinforce his bowling of length rubbish at the end. Did they not get a lesson in full bowling the other night?"

18.6
2
Hazlewood to Laughlin, 2 runs, length ball and Laughlin decides to give it a heave. He had no idea where the ball was as it falls in between three fielders
18.5
W
Hazlewood to Gulbis, OUT, he has cleaned him up. Fuller on middle and off, tried for a cheeky scoop but missed it altogether as the ball cannon onto the stump.

EP Gulbis b Hazlewood 7 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Finally Shoaib Malik comes into bat!

18.4
W
Hazlewood to Birt, OUT, huge break-through! Slower delivery on off stump, Brit tried to slog, got the elevation but not the distance. Steve Smith in the fence calls for the catch and pouched it safely. Never looked like dropping it.

TR Birt c SPD Smith b Hazlewood 33 (21b 4x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

18.3
4
Hazlewood to Birt, FOUR runs, length ball on off stump, Brit swung hard at that and it has rocketed to the fence.
18.2
4
Hazlewood to Birt, FOUR runs, fuller outside off and sliced it over point. Much needed boundary.

This should be the over for Hurricanes

18.1
1
Hazlewood to Gulbis, 1 run, fuller on off stump and clobbered to covers as they scamper for a quick run

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 155/4 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 12.50)

  • Evan Gulbis6 (6b)
  • Travis Birt25 (18b)
  • Brett Lee3-0-32-0
  • Moises Henriques4-0-35-0
17.6
1
Lee to Gulbis, 1 run, saw him shuffling across and greets him with a toe crushing yorker, digs it out for a single
17.5
2
Lee to Gulbis, 2 runs, shuffled across for a fuller delivery and nugdged to on side
17.4
1
Lee to Birt, 1 run, wide yorker again and squeezed to third man, on the bounce to the fielder. Nothing much can be done there.
17.3
2
Lee to Birt, 2 runs, yorker length outside off and squeezed to third man
17.2
1
Lee to Gulbis, 1 run, fuller outside off, steered to off side
17.1
0
Lee to Gulbis, no run, too full on off stump and it was too good for Gulbis. Play and a miss

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs | HH: 148/4 (32 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.70, RRR: 10.66)

  • Travis Birt22 (16b)
  • Evan Gulbis2 (2b)
  • Moises Henriques4-0-35-0
  • Marcus North1-0-7-1
16.6
4
Henriques to Birt, FOUR runs, length ball outside off, makes room and slapped in front of point. Futile dive by Lee.
16.5
6
Henriques to Birt, SIX runs, where has it gone!! Oh way back into the crowd. Slower delivery on off stump, goes down on one knee and cracked it over mid wicket. Sheer power!
16.4
1
Henriques to Gulbis, 1 run, low full toss outside off and clobbered straight
16.3
1
Henriques to Birt, 1 run, slower delivery on middle and leg, dabs to off side

Hurricanes 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st98TD PaineBR Dunk
2nd11JW WellsBR Dunk
3rd8TR BirtJW Wells
4th17OA ShahTR Birt
5th30TR BirtEP Gulbis
6th0Shoaib MalikEP Gulbis
7th3Shoaib MalikB Laughlin
8th1BW HilfenhausB Laughlin
9th4BW HilfenhausCJ Boyce

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS880162.189
SS86212-0.218
PS85310-0.064
HH83470.321
BH8356-0.197
MR8356-0.475
AS8255-0.933
ST8172-0.654