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."
Right then, 4 off 1
7 off 3.
9 off 5
Christian, 13 off 6. He had injured his finger earlier so this is his first over. Big move. Experience bowler. Doggett on strike
A boundary makes Heat favourites
31 off 12. McCullum has a chat with a match official. Archer will bowl this.
Andrew Hayden: "That is a scandalous decision! Ross was running away from the ball. Should have been not out."