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Renegades vs Hurricanes, 24th Match at Melbourne, , Jan 12 2017 - Ball by Ball Commentary

24th Match (N), Melbourne (Docklands), January 12, 2017, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:223) 223/8

Hurricanes won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
114 (52)
Cricinfo's MVP
163.67 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 2016 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 223/8CRR: 11.15 
Stuart Broad11 (4b 2x4)
Sam Rainbird1 (1b)
Thisara Perera 4-0-59-0
Sunil Narine 4-0-27-3

That's all from us for this match. It was one fun ride and we hope you enjoyed our coverage. I certainly enjoyed bringing this match to you. Thank you for joining us, and goodbye until next time!

What a rattling night at the Docklands Stadium! We have witnessed history. Records were written, rewritten and smashed, all in just over three hours of some of the most manic hitting, the likes of which even T20 cricket has not been witness to very often. First, the Renegades put up the highest total in BBL history. Then, we saw the first century of the season. Then, Hurricanes snatched away the

highest BBL total record from the Renegades in a manner that could not have been more emphatic. They pulled off the highest successful chase in the BBL and the joint fourth-highest successful chase in all T20 cricket. Thisara Perera conceded the second-most runs in one bowling performance in the BBL. In all, we witnessed 445 runs, 36 fours and 22 sixes, three half-centuries and one century, all in the span of 40 overs. Such was the magnitude of hitting that after a point, it did not matter who was bowling and what the ball was or what the field was, because no matter what anyone tried to do, the ball just kept disappearing into the stands. But let us not forget Sunil Narine. Amid a six-barrage and a shattering of batting records, he sent down a four-over spell that ended with figures of 3 for 27. Unfortunately for him and the Renegades, it did not prove sufficient.

Asim Mubashir: "Difficult to draw comparisons to this game, certainly one of the best amongst several T20s across many competitions across the world. Simply astounding!!!!!!"

Broad is so excited that he comes charging back for the second even though there is only one needed to win. But it's been that kind of a match.

Stuart Broad: Amazing game of cricket, wasn't it? That was an amazing hundred. We were disappointed with the fielding and bowling effort. The outfield was quick and the batsmen did the job. He (McDermott) was around 28 off 20 and then took off, it shows that you can still take your time to settle down and then hit. Amazing innings by the young man. To keep going like that is quite spectacular. I tried to hit through square leg and the leading edge went over mid-off. Twenty20 throws up some incredible moments and some amazing moments.

TucsonAlex: "Broady did it!! But in the end the Renegades lost it rather than him decidedly winning it. Still think Hurricanes would have stood a much better chance had he come in before Bailey lost his wicket, but either way a thrilling final over (:"

Utkarsh: "Excellent result for Hobart. That innings didn't deserve to be on the losing side."

Mukunth G: "This match reminds me of the one between Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers in the first IPL when Shane Warne helped the Royals chase a 200+ total in the last over. It is Broad here."

Perera to Broad, 1 run

and a leading edge does it for the Hurricanes. Tries to work it through the leg side and ends up chipping it in the air, over mid-off who is inside the circle, which means that the ball lands safely

So Hurricanes can't lose now. Field comes in.

Perera to Broad, FOUR runs

outside edge. What luck, or terrible luck, depending on who you are supporting. Slower ball, wide outisde off, Broad looks to slog and gets an outside edge to the third man boundary. It was a nothing half-volley outside off and deserved to be put away, one way or the other

Backward square is deep now. Five needed off two

Perera to Broad, FOUR runs

oh, goodness. Maybe went for a yorker but ends up sending a half-volley on the pads and Broad whips it away through the square leg region and the ball beats the fielder chasing it

Perera to Broad, 2 runs

tries to slog and skies it and the ball lands in the deep midwicket region.

Perera to Broad, 3 wide

full toss, swings hard and misses. And the ball gets away from the wicketkeeper as well and they take the bye. The wicketkeeper fires a throw at the striker's end and a direct hit would have seen the back of the batsman. Instead, it misses and there is no one backing up, so they take another off the overthrow. So three runs and an extra ball

Stuart Broad. 14 off four needed. He can certainly hit them a long way. Can he put his long limbs to good effect and do something special here?

Perera to Boyce, 1 run, OUT

full and wide outside off, gets a thick outside edge as he throws his arms at it. Narine dives to his left and gets his hand to it and takes the momentum off the ball. It rolls away slightly and they think of charging back for the second. Narine recovers well and fires a direct throw at the keeper's end. The batsman is short of his crease but it seems like the wicketkeeper's glove may have touched the stumps and Boyce has been asked to wait. The third umpire has had a long, hard look at it and decides that the keeper has done fine there

Cameron Boyce run out (Narine) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Perera to Rainbird, 1 run

drags this attempted pull to short fine leg off the inside edge. Slower ball

16 off six needed for Hurricanes and Perera to bowl the last over. But what a crucial blow from Narine

end of over 196 runs • 2 wickets
HH: 207/7CRR: 10.89 RRR: 16.00
Cameron Boyce0 (0b)
Sunil Narine 4-0-27-3
Thisara Perera 3-0-43-0
Narine to Bailey, OUT

picks out long-on. Flat-bats this length ball and that never looked like it was going to carry. Marcus Harris gets around it and slides as he snaffles it reverse-cupped

George Bailey c Harris b Narine 59 (42b 3x4 2x6) SR: 140.47
Narine to Bailey, 2 runs

goes for a slog sweep and does not middle or time it too well. Gets it only as far as wide of long-on and ridiculous running again. No way that is two but Bailey darts across, runs as if his life depended on it and puts in the dive. May have slipped in the end there

Narine to Webster, OUT

slog sweep. Length ball outside off, has to fetch it from there and does not get hold of it. Skews it off the top edge and the ball goes straight down the throat of Cooper at deep midwicket

Beau Webster c Cooper b Narine 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Narine to Bailey, 1 run
Narine to Bailey, 2 runs

short of a length, not much pace at all but Bailey picks up the lack of pace early and waits for it. It takes ages to come on but he pulls it away towards the cow corner region and deep midwicket runs across and cuts it off

Bailey on strike..

Narine to Webster, 1 leg bye

gets down to sweep but makes no contact. Think he gets hit on the shoulder and the ball goes away towards short third man

22 needed off 12. Game on! Narine to bowl his final over.

end of over 1816 runs
HH: 201/5CRR: 11.16 RRR: 11.00
George Bailey54 (38b 3x4 2x6)
Beau Webster0 (0b)
Thisara Perera 3-0-43-0
Brad Hogg 4-0-45-2
Perera to Bailey, FOUR runs

full and wide and what a response from the batsman. Bailey walks across the stumps early and meets the pitch of it before carving it through the sweeper cover fence

Forgot to mention, amid all the chaos that Bailey has completed his half-century

Perera to Bailey, no run

full and outside off, swings wildly as he tries to force it through the on side and gets beaten

Perera to Bailey, FOUR runs

half-volley outside off, that is not the kind of delivery you want to be bowling at this stage or any stage in a T20. Hammered over extra cover

Perera to Bailey, no run

backs away to make room for himself and the bowler fires it wide outside off. Bailey reaches out for it and slips as he loses balance while stretching

Perera to Bailey, 2 runs

full and outside off, Bailey drills it just wide of long-off. There was no way there was a second run there but the intent was there from the beginning, Bailey puts in the dive which saves him at the striker's end

Perera to Bailey, SIX runs

he can conjure a six. High and up over deep midwicket. Full and on the toes. Bailey was back in the crease and he launches it over the leg side and clean over the boundary

38 off 18 needed. Bailey is the set batsman. All up to him now. What can he conjure?

end of over 1711 runs • 2 wickets
HH: 185/5CRR: 10.88 RRR: 12.66
George Bailey38 (32b 1x4 1x6)
Brad Hogg 4-0-45-2
Sunil Narine 3-0-22-1
Hogg to Wells, OUT

two in two. Double strike for Hogg, puts Renegades back into the contest. He's on a hat-trick but he has to wait until the next game to try and achieve that. He's done with his spell. Wells moved across and looked for the sweep shot but gets a long way away from the ball. Exposes all three stumps and the ball crashes into them after hitting him on the pad

Jonathan Wells b Hogg 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Win Probability
HH 100%
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Over 20 • HH 223/8

Cameron Boyce run out (Narine) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Hurricanes won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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