758dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Blizzard onslaught stuns Cape Cobras

A match that had slowly been tipping into the Cape Cobras' hands was wrested away and Hurricanes hurtled to victory with one over to spare

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Blizzard
78(48) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 13 5 28 15 2 11
BR Dunk
54(35) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 5 6 10 11 18

Best performances - Bowlers

SA Engelbrecht
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
B Laughlin
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Cape Cobras , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

21 September 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Hobart Hurricanes 4, Cape Cobras 0

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
19 | 21 Runs | HH: 186/4 | RR: 9.78

  • Aiden Blizzard78 (48b)
  • Jonathan Wells17 (10b)
  • Charl Langeveldt4-0-43-1
  • Vernon Philander3-0-42-0

7.05 pm Hurricanes have got their first points in the Champions League after losing their first game. They are well in this competition now. For Cobras, they have lost two out of two and are on the brink of elimination. Cobras were unlucky because they lost offspinner Dane Piedt to injury but it was their seasoned seamers that got hammered in the end.

Cobras captain Justin Ontong says they were ahead of the game for 80% but that crucial no-ball made the difference. "Can't afford that," he says. Ontong says he thinks Piedt has dislocated his shoulder but he isn't sure.

Ben Dunk says it was a good wicket to bat on, especially against the new ball. He says the Cobras spinners made it really hard, but credits Blizzard for the way he stayed the course.

Ben [not Dunk]: "Blizzards last 42 runs came of 17 balls, he was 36 off 31 after 15 overs."

perplexed: "saw 'this over is killing the contest' at 16.5 overs. when i come back it is all over, but not how i was expecting. crikey. doug and ben are not as rubbish as it seemed 90 minutes ago."

Hurricanes captain, Tim Paine: "Terrific batting, Ben started our innings very well and Blizz played very well .... we were disappointed the way we started and finished with the ball, but we back Dougie and Ben to bounce back."

Aiden Blizzard is the Man of the Match, obviously. "It was great to bat deep, to have Johnny wells who is a very cool head. Great to get win on the board. We struggled through the middle against spin, but when the quicks came back on it was now or never. Their spinners bowled extremely well ...Wells played a great cameo. We're up and about now ... very confident."

Right, that's it from me for this game, stay tuned for Kolkata Knight Riders v Lahore Lions up next. Toss for that one in 10 minutes. Cheers

18.6
6
Langeveldt to Blizzard, SIX runs, it's all over. Blizzard's sealed victory with a six. He got under another low full toss and slammed it over the wide long on boundary. Hurricanes recovered from a strangle by spin to knockout Cobras with a series of haymakers at the death
18.5
1
Langeveldt to Wells, 1 run, a full ball outside off, driven through cover for a single

Mridul Shandily: "The problem for Cobras here is that they don't really have anyone to turn up to bowl the last over! It will either be the rookie Mgijima who has bowled only 1 over or Philander again!" It might not go that far.

18.5
1w
Langeveldt to Wells, 1 wide, a slower short ball, but it's been called wide again
18.4
6
Langeveldt to Wells, SIX runs, what a shot that is! Wells clears his front foot and slogs a length ball over the midwicket boundary. Forget what I said about this game being past Hurricanes, it's all about them at the moment
18.3
1
Langeveldt to Blizzard, 1 run, Blizzard uses the room outside off and carves a low full toss through point
18.2
6
Langeveldt to Blizzard, SIX runs, Blizzard is one fire, he gets under a low full toss and hammers it for a straight six, Cobras are slumping

Hurricanes 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51TD PaineBR Dunk
2nd40AC BlizzardBR Dunk
3rd18Shoaib MalikAC Blizzard
4th12TR BirtAC Blizzard
5th65AC BlizzardJW Wells

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033