END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs | ST: 152/9 (12 runs required, RR: 7.60)

  • Clint McKay2 (3b)
  • Fawad Ahmed4 (5b)
  • Daniel Christian3-0-23-0
  • Shaun Tait4-0-16-3

Hobart Hurricanes have kept their streak alive against Sydney Thunder. What a start to the New Year. There's plenty more cricket coming up. Until next time, it's goodbye from the commentary desk. Cheers

Shaun Tait: The wicket had a bit in it for the pacers, so that played to my advantage. i suppose the wickets we got before I came in for my second spell helped. The body's good, I'm loving my time with Hobart. It's quite relaxed and that helps brings the best out of the players.

Hurricanes are now fourth in the points table.

Hobart got two wickets in the first over, but the game could have slipped away from them so easily. But losing three wickets in an over in the second half of their chase nipped the game in the bud.

Incredible win for the Hobart Hurricanes. It was a win that didn't look possible when Mike Hussey was toying with the bowling, but they applied the squeeze quite superbly once he got out. Andre Russell was expected to play the role of the finisher, and he started well with a big six, but couldn't convert it on the night. A record crowd at the Blundstone Arena have got their monies worth. "Outstanding effort to defend this total, terrific catching from out guys." says Paine. "Cameron Boyce bowled superbly to tie Hussey down."

19.6
1
Christian to McKay, 1 run, winds up to go over long-on, can only toe-end the slog towards long on. The fireworks go off
19.5
1
Christian to Fawad Ahmed, 1 run, swung across the line to deep midwicket, let the celebrations begin!
19.4
1b
Christian to McKay, 1 bye, slower bouncer on middle, he was through with the stroke even before the ball got to him, they scamper through for another run
19.3
1
Christian to Fawad Ahmed, 1 run, high full toss outside off, he swings through the line, hits it well but straight to the man at sweeper cover
19.2
2
Christian to Fawad Ahmed, 2 runs, yorker on middle, squeezed back past the bowler towards mid-on, they're back for the second, by only just
19.1
1
Christian to McKay, 1 run, full toss outside off, slapped to deep cover, huge roar as that's kept to a single

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 145/9 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.63, RRR: 19.00)

  • Fawad Ahmed0 (2b)
  • Clint McKay0 (0b)
  • Shaun Tait4-0-16-3
  • Jake Reed4-0-35-3
18.6
0
Tait to Fawad Ahmed, no run, right into the blockhole, not sure how that missed the base of leg stump. Full ball, speared in at good pace, he can't jam his bat down on time, through to the wicketkeeper
18.5
0
Tait to Fawad Ahmed, no run, pacy ball on middle and leg, looks to scoop it over short fine but the ball bounces over the stumps
18.4
W
Tait to Sandhu, OUT, got him this time with a beauty! Float it full and a touch ahead of good length on middle, Sandhu swings but can't connect as the ball cannons into the stumps.

GS Sandhu b Tait 7 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.3
0
Tait to Sandhu, no run, once again it's full and straight outside off from wide of the crease, Sandhu backs away to squeeze it away, can't get bat to it again
18.2
2
Tait to Sandhu, 2 runs, the thick edge flies to third man, the fielder comes around to keep that down to the second
18.1
0
Tait to Sandhu, no run, low full toss outside off, he backs away to slog but lets it go at the last moment, well inside the wide line. Pressure, pressure. More pressure

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 3 Wkts | ST: 143/8 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 10.50)

  • Gurinder Sandhu5 (3b)
  • Clint McKay0 (0b)
  • Jake Reed4-0-35-3
  • Cameron Boyce4-0-24-2
17.6
1
Reed to Sandhu, 1 run, full outside off, slapped to deep cover, one bounce to the fielder
17.5
4
Reed to Sandhu, FOUR runs, whipped away into the gap at deep midwicket. Full ball and he swings cleanly up and over the infield
17.4
0
Reed to Sandhu, no run, full and just a touch outside off, can't squeeze that away
17.3
W
Reed to Green, OUT, what is happening here? The Hurricanes can do no wrong suddenly. It was full, he looks to back away and go over cover, only manages to get a thick edge as Paine dives full length to his right to pouch that off like a goal keeper. Green is gone!

CJ Green c †Paine b Reed 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

17.2
W
Reed to Green, 1 run, OUT, driven wide of long-on but some poor running between the wickets coupled with an outstanding piece of fielding by Christian has resulted in another wicket. It was a flat-batted pull, Christian was off the blocks immediately, got to the ball and fired a rocket throw, even the dive couldn't save him.

CD Hartley run out (Christian) 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6)

17.1
W
Reed to Hussey, OUT, another one bites the dust. This one was floated full, was slanting across as well, Hussey went for an almighty slog across the line, only managed a top edge that was swirling for a long, long time. The fielder at deep square leg ran around the ropes, realised it was getting away, but quickly adjusted to pull off a good low catch. Is there another twist?

MEK Hussey c Rose b Reed 71 (66m 51b 10x4 1x6) SR: 139.21

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 137/5 (27 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 9.00)

  • Chris Green4 (2b)
  • Michael Hussey71 (50b)
  • Cameron Boyce4-0-24-2
  • Darren Sammy3-0-27-0
16.6
0
Boyce to Green, no run, sweeps and misses this time.
16.5
4
Boyce to Green, FOUR runs, swept across the line, and the man at deep square leg, who had to move no more than 3 metres, can't get to the ball. Fierce hit
16.4
1
Boyce to Hussey, 1 run, cuts it wide of Sammy at point
16.3
W
Boyce to Russell, OUT, steps out but can't get to the pitch, and the fielder running in from deep cover dives forward to take a good, low catch. It was dying on him but he was clear, at no stage did he look like backing off and Wells holds on to it finally. Russell's threat ends, but has it come a little too late for the Hurricanes?

AD Russell c Wells b Boyce 8 (7m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

16.2
0
Boyce to Russell, no run, cuts and misses, done in by slow turn this time

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1JH KallisAC Blizzard
2nd0SR WatsonAC Blizzard
3rd62MEK HusseyAC Blizzard
4th50MEK HusseyBJ Rohrer
5th19MEK HusseyAD Russell
6th5MEK HusseyCJ Green
7th1CD HartleyCJ Green
8th0CJ McKayCJ Green
9th7CJ McKayGS Sandhu
10th7CJ McKayFawad Ahmed

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
AS871140.544
MS853100.366
PS853100.181
ST84480.375
MR8356-0.041
BH8356-0.204
HH8356-0.955
SS8264-0.33