Result
47th Match (D/N), Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 21 2020, Big Bash League
190/3
(20 ov, target 191)
186/4
Hurricanes won by 4 runs
Player Of The Match
Hobart Hurricanes
1:40
8m
• Report by Daniel Brettig

Matthew Wade, Mac Wright and Nathan Ellis keep Hurricanes' season alive

Mohammad Nabi threatened to pull off a steep chase but Ellis held his nerve in the final over in a game where Sam Harper was subbed out for concussion

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes190/3(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades186/4(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 186/4CRR: 9.3 
Daniel Christian3 (3)
Samit Patel0 (1)
Nathan Ellis4-0-37-1
Clive Rose4-0-42-1

Hobart Hurricanes win by four runs and that was some performance by Nathan Ellis to close that out in the final over after going for 20 in the 18th. A very good T20 match. The Renegades gave it a terrific shake and it looked like they would win when Nabi was going. For the Hurricanes it keeps their season alive, they can still squeeze into fifth spot. A good night for their young players with Mac Wright playing a key innings after Wade had blazed away. Phew, that was fun.

Mac Wright is Player of the Match: "What a finish, great finish from Nathan. It was a really good game. He [Nabi] was smashing them. I was pretty nervous, it was by first catch, too, and I lost it in the lights."

I'll wrap things up for there for tonight. We'll have Strikers v Stars tomorrow so see you for that. Thanks for joining us.

19.6
2
Ellis to Christian, 2 runs
he's done it, gets the yorker in at off stump, drilled down the ground but it's only two

Six for a Super Over

19.5
Ellis to Christian, no run
swing and miss! Full outside off, Christian goes across the line. One of the more vital dot balls Ellis has bowled

7 off 2

19.4
1b
Ellis to Patel, 1 bye
swing and a miss, a full delivery outside leg, Patel gave himself room and it went between his pads and the leg stump. They steal the bye

8 off 3

19.3
1
Ellis to Christian, 1 run
well bowled! It's the slower ball, straight, Christian goes for a paddle sweep and gets taken on the pad

9 off 4. Super Over?

19.2
w
Ellis to Webster, OUT
full toss down deep square leg's throat! He hopes for the no-ball, but that's okay. He connects pretty well, but it doesn't have the distance
BJ Webster c Rogers b Ellis 50 (44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

9 off 5

19.1
2
Ellis to Webster, 2 runs
gets the yorker in wide outside off, lobbed down the ground and Christian sprints back for the second

11 off 6 balls. Ellis to bowl

end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 180/3CRR: 9.47 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
Beau Webster48 (42)
Daniel Christian0 (0)
Clive Rose4-0-42-1
Nathan Ellis3-0-32-0
18.6
1
Rose to Webster, 1 run
miles in the air, but lands safe in the off side! How did that not go to hand. Well bowled again, was brave to send it down a touch slower. He swings across the line and it's a huge top edge that goes a long way up
18.5
Rose to Webster, no run
very full, much slower, almost dips under the bat. Priceless dot

12 off 8

Hemant Tiwari: "No one acknowledges Nabi 50. Great knock" There's a bit going on, sorry! It was indeed a tremendous innings. Dan Christian the new man

18.4
w
Rose to Mohammad Nabi, OUT
taken at deep midwicket! Another twist. Was in the slot again, but Nabi dragged this to the leg side, the bat twisted a bit, and that's a superb low catch Wright under immense pressure
Mohammad Nabi c Wright b Rose 63 (30b 4x4 4x6) SR: 210.00
18.3
6
Rose to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs
oh boy, and another! Swings it into the sightscreen straight down the ground. It's the Renegades' to lose now
18.2
6
Rose to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs
clears long-off! This wasn't quite so full, Nabi was just able to get underneath it and drilled it down the ground
18.1
Rose to Mohammad Nabi, no run
oh, well done! Round the wicket, fires in the yorker outside off, he plays over it. Good take

Clive Rose to bowl. Gulp. What can Ellis defend off the last? The Hurricanes season hanging by a thread

end of over 1820 runs
MR: 167/2CRR: 9.27 • RRR: 12.00 • Need 24 from 12b
Beau Webster47 (40)
Mohammad Nabi51 (26)
Nathan Ellis3-0-32-0
Scott Boland4-0-44-0

The Renegades have a great chance now. This has been a very good effort

17.6
4
Ellis to Webster, FOUR runs
finds the gap! It's a straight low full toss, swung between long-on and deep midwicket
17.5
1
Ellis to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
this one is almost spot on, the yorker at off stump, driven to deep cover
17.4
6
Ellis to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs
gets the length wrong, driven over wide long-off! He's just a fraction off with the yorker, it's in the slot, Nabi connects wonderfully cleanly
17.3
6
Ellis to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs
that's HUGE over the leg side! Dropped in short, Nabi latches on and pulls it mightily into the second tier over deep midwicket

Sam Harper has been taken to hosptial as a precaution

17.2
2
Ellis to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs
terrific yorker but he nails it firmly through the off side, straight to the sweeper
17.1
1
Ellis to Webster, 1 run
low full toss at leg stump, drilled down to long-on
Best performances - batsmen
M Wright
70 runs (50)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
35110851127
MS Wade
66 runs (29)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
slog shot
16 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
00180257313
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Boyce
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Mohammad Nabi
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
1
Eco
6.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossMelbourne Renegades , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2019
Players per sideHobart Hurricanes 11 ; Melbourne Renegades 12 ( 11 batting, 11 fielding)
Player Of The Match
Macalister Wright
Season2019/20
Match days21 January 2020 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Shawn Craig
Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
John Ward
Reserve Umpire
Greg Azzopardi
Match Referee
Bob Stratford
PointsHobart Hurricanes 2, Melbourne Renegades 0