2.1 Steketee gets the second ball right on the money. Full and angling in from over the wicket, attacks the stumps, Doolan is pinned to the crease as he throws his hands at a drive. The ball grazes the inside edge, hits the pad and then the stumps 14/1
    not out
    9.4 Cutting has Wade holing out to long leg. Chest-high short ball on the leg stump, tucks up the batsman for room. He top-edges a pull. Swepson misjudges the flight of the ball but hangs on...just. It looked like Swepson did not spot the ball under the lights 78/2
    15.6 full and angling across off stump from around the wicket, McDermott reaches out for the ball and slices it in the air to Ross moving to his right from sweeper cover. Simple catch 133/3
    19.6 short, slower cutter outside off, Bailey skies a catch to his opposite number Baz running around from mid-off. Bailey never really got going 179/4
    9 (lb 4, w 5)
    179/4 (20 Overs, RR: 8.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Alex Doolan, 2.1 ov), 2-78 (Matthew Wade, 9.4 ov), 3-133 (Ben McDermott, 15.6 ov), 4-179 (George Bailey, 19.6 ov)
    JA Burns10505.0010000
    Yasir Shah402907.2551110
    MT Steketee4051212.75105420
    B Doggett403909.7540320
    MJ Swepson302408.0031100
    BCJ Cutting402726.7563000
    11.5 Short strikes. What a spell this is turning out to be. Full around middle and leg, Heazlett walks right across, but it's full and quick, disallowing Heazlett from getting underneath the length. The ball hits him right in front of middle and leg. Plumb. 95/3
    6.3 quality catch from Bailey. That was exceptional wristspin bowling from Boyce. He anticipated McCullum coming out so what he did to improve his chances of a wicket was loop it up, but dragged the length back, effectively bowling on a 16-18 yard pitch. McCullum doesn't quite get there, and the ball spins away. Takes the outside edge and lobs towards cover, went really high in the air. Watchful catch 64/1
    10.4 good catch on the boundary. There's plenty of flight on that, full on middle and leg, Burns stays in his crease and shovels the ball towards wide long-on. Archer stays on the boundary, runs to his right and takes a good reverse-cupped catch. Six if it went through! 91/2
    16.6 short around off, 136 kph, pulled to deep midwicket. The throw is so bad that the ball hits the batsman as he tries to dive in and then hits the stumps. The third umpire confirms the batsman has just made it. That was weird. Actually, hearing they are also checking for obstructing the field. Did Ross get in the way or did he just try to get out of the way? Don't think he could have done much. He was seeing the fielder as he tried to make his ground, and the ball deflected onto the stumps via the batsman. Never seen that before. Wait a second, the third umpire has given that! A subjective decision, but for me, there is no way he intentionally came in the way of the throw because he was so close to the crease anyway. Bizarre decision. He did deviate in his running path, but that was surely to avoid the throw? 132/6
    14.3 147 kph, Archer takes a one-handed stunner! It's full and straight, Cutting clears his front leg and nails it back towards Archer, who sticks out his right hand, picks it out of the air and stares down Cutting. What an athlete. I can think of a few bowlers who would have hurriedly ducked out of the way 113/4
    15.3 miscommunication. More flight around off, skewed away towards backward point. Ross wants one, then he thinks again, then goes through. Labuschagne is left mid-pitch. He finally has to go to the bowler's end. Backward point threw to the keeper, who threw it to the bowler on the bounce. Boyce was behind the stumps, took off the bails easily. Simple basics 118/5
    not out
    18.3 150 kph, so quick it goes underneath the bat. A wide yorker outside off, beats Steketee. Wade takes one glove off and fires a throw to the batsman's end, misses, the ball goes to Archer, who has plenty of time to take off the bails. 156/7
    19.6 117 kph, taken at long-on. Another cutter on middle and leg, let's be honest, that was right in the slot. Smashed down to long-on, where Archer takes a catch running in. Hobart Hurricanes win four games on the bounce for the first time since their first four games since existence 176/8
    11 (b 5, lb 1, w 5)
    176/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Brendon McCullum, 6.3 ov), 2-91 (Joe Burns, 10.4 ov), 3-95 (Sam Heazlett, 11.5 ov), 4-113 (Ben Cutting, 14.3 ov), 5-118 (Marnus Labuschagne, 15.3 ov), 6-132 (Alex Ross, 16.6 ov), 7-156 (Mark Steketee, 18.3 ov), 8-176 (Brendan Doggett, 19.6 ov)
    S Milenko1016016.0022100
    CA Rose2029014.5022200
    JC Archer403919.75104220
    TS Mills403508.7586000
    CJ Boyce402325.7580100
    DJM Short402015.0080010
    DT Christian10818.0020010

Match Notes

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

1st64BB McCullumSD Heazlett
2nd27JA BurnsSD Heazlett
3rd4AI RossSD Heazlett
4th18BCJ CuttingAI Ross
5th5AI RossM Labuschagne
6th14AI RossJJ Peirson
7th24JJ PeirsonMT Steketee
8th20JJ PeirsonB Doggett

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