Result
50th Match (D/N), Hobart, Jan 24 2020, Big Bash League
185/6
(17.3/20 ov, target 186)
128
Hurricanes won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
Hobart Hurricanes
8m
• Report by Alex Malcolm

D'Arcy Short's five wickets help lift Hobart Hurricanes into finals contention

The Hurricanes' imposing total was built around Matthew Wade and Mac Wright, but Alex Hales threatened in reply

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes185/6(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder128(17.3 overs)
Alex Hales63 (42)
Alex Ross36 (27)

Hurricanes win by 57 runs and might have got up to 5th place on the BBL table on net run-rate. That was a disaster for the Thunder. Not quite Brisbane Heat levels but they lost 8 for 28 after being 2 for 100 in the 13th over. Alex Hales was in control and D'Arcy Short changed the game with his maiden five-wicket haul in T20s. He bamboozled the Thunder middle order who played very carelessly.

D'Arcy Short is Player of the Match for his bowling performance. Thanks for your company from Hobart.

17.3
w
Ellis to Bowe, OUT
Mac Wright with a direct hit! The Hurricanes win. A yorker, he drives to mid off and runs, Wright has time to steady and fire and hit at the non-striker's and he's well short
L Bowe run out (Wright) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.2
w
Ellis to Sandhu, OUT
Bowled him! 137kph, yorker hits the base of middle! He backs away and Ellis fires full and straight and it's way too quick. Middle is rocked back.
GS Sandhu b Ellis 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
17.1
1lb
Ellis to Cook, 1 leg bye
Nearly a run out! Slower ball drifts into the pads, it rolls into the off side, they run, Ellis fields in his follow through and just misses with the underarm. He would have been out

Nathan Ellis

end of over 176 runs • 2 wicket
ST: 127/8CRR: 7.47 • RRR: 19.66 • Need 59 from 18b
Gurinder Sandhu2 (2)
Jonathan Cook0 (0)
D'Arcy Short4-0-21-5
Scott Boland4-0-31-2

Vinod Rajpal: ""THE BIG SHORT""

16.6
Short to Sandhu, no run
quicker outside off, he cuts but misses
16.5
2
Short to Sandhu, 2 runs
shorter on leg, he's back and tucking this behind square for a couple

The Hurricanes could move to 5th on the table via NRR if the Thunder don't arrest this slide

16.4
w
Short to Nair, OUT
caught at deep forward square! Short has five! This was fuller, Nair tries to slog sweep and miscues completely, Miller runs in 20 metres and takes the catch well
AJ Nair c Miller b Short 4 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
16.3
4
Short to Nair, FOUR runs
wrong un wide of off, he's back and cutting this hard forward of the point sweeper! A bad ball and it was hit well
16.2
Short to Nair, no run
pushed through, he's back and pulling straight back to Short

Short has his first 4-wicket haul in T20s

16.1
w
Short to Ross, OUT
caught at deep forward square! A short ball, he was back and needed to clear the rope but didn't get enough of it with the pull shot, Miller is 5 metres from the rope and he takes the catch easily
AI Ross c Miller b Short 36 (27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 133.33
end of over 1612 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 121/6CRR: 7.56 • RRR: 16.25 • Need 65 from 24b
Alex Ross36 (26)
Arjun Nair0 (0)
Scott Boland4-0-31-2
D'Arcy Short3-0-15-3

Vinod Rajpal: "Bailey.....You Beauty !!"

15.6
1
Boland to Ross, 1 run
yorker outside off, he digs it out for a single
15.5
4
Boland to Ross, FOUR runs
short slower ball wide of off, he cracks a cut past backward point! Ross isn't giving up. He struck that well
15.4
6
Boland to Ross, SIX runs
launched over square leg! Wow. Length ball, he sat back and with a strong base smoked it flat into the crowd

Ben: "Wade should think about giving Bailey the last over if its down to 30+ off the last over" He bowled the last over in his final Shield game here in December

15.3
w
Boland to Sams, OUT
top edge caught by Bailey at deep backward square! Another short ball, he tried to pull and got a top edge that went miles into the night sky but not far enough, Bailey camped under it and took the catch really easily. The crowd went nuts
DR Sams c Bailey b Boland 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
15.2
Boland to Sams, no run
short ball outside off, slower, 121kph, he tries to pull but misses
15.1
1
Boland to Ross, 1 run
short and wide, he cuts hard to deep point

Boland again

end of over 153 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 109/5CRR: 7.26 • RRR: 15.40 • Need 77 from 30b
Alex Ross24 (22)
Daniel Sams1 (1)
D'Arcy Short3-0-15-3
James Faulkner3-0-18-1
14.6
1
Short to Ross, 1 run
fuller wrong un, outside off, he slog sweeps along the ground to deep midwicket
14.5
1
Short to Sams, 1 run
stock ball, shorter, he's back and punching this to deep midwicket

Slip in for Daniel Sams

14.4
1
Short to Ross, 1 run
shorter length, he's back and pulling hard to deep square

Cameron: "Hurricanes are a whole different prospect with Wade and Short. Could cause some teams headaches if they scrape into finals."

Best performances - batsmen
M Wright
64 runs (45)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
455550139
AD Hales
63 runs (42)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
cover drive
28 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
34113263013
Best performances - bowlers
DJM Short
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
5
Eco
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DR Sams
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
4
Eco
8.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossHobart Hurricanes , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2019
Player Of The Match
D'Arcy Short
Season2019/20
Match days24 January 2020 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Gerard Abood
Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
Tony Wilds
Reserve Umpire
Muhammad Qureshi
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsHobart Hurricanes 2, Sydney Thunder 0