198dThe Report by Alex Malcolm

Smith stars as Sixers take nail-biter

Steve Smith's outstanding half-century that set up the Sydney Sixers' total of 179 and two crucial outfield catches late in the game ensured the Hobart Hurricanes fell short of their target

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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

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