5th Match (D/N), Carrara, Dec 22 2018, Big Bash League
(19/19 ov)159/6
(18.4/19 ov, target 160)144
Hurricanes won by 15 runs
player of the match
D'Arcy Short
Hobart Hurricanes

9.10pm Second-straight loss for Brisbane Heat as Hobart Hurricanes get onto the points table. In hindsight, what Chris Lynn couldn't do... D'Arcy Short could. His anchoring innings helped Hobart post 159 in 19 overs after which their bowlers, led by Faulkner, chipped in with regular wickets. Max Bryant and Ben Cutting would've worried the Hurricanes, but eventually it was the visitors who collected the points. A solid game of cricket to headline the ground's debut BBL game. That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo, hop on over to the Bangladesh v West Indies T20I to follow that game. We'll see you tomorrow for more BBL.

Faulkner to Lalor, OUT

full just outside off stump, and he toe-ends a slog. In the air for ages, and long on takes the catch! Hobart Hurricanes win by 15 runs

Josh Lalor c Doolan b Faulkner 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
Faulkner to Lalor, no run

swing and a miss. Full outside off, and Lalor tries to swing across the line. No contact

Faulkner to Lalor, 1 wide

goes for the wide yorker, and he's missed his line. Too wide, according to the umpire

Here's Mujeeb at No. 11. The man can swing the bat

Faulkner to Swepson, OUT

length ball outside off stump, and he goes onto the back foot to pull over long on. Off the bat's top half and that's going straight down long-on's throat

Mitchell Swepson c Doolan b Faulkner 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Faulkner to Swepson, 2 runs

length ball outside off, and he slaps a cut shot over point. Lands in no man's land as deep extra cover attacks the ball

Eighteen to tie. Nineteen to win.

end of over 186 runs • 2 wickets
BH: 141/8CRR: 7.83 • RRR: 20.00 • Need 20 runs from 6b
Josh Lalor4 (2)
Mitchell Swepson0 (0)
Jofra Archer4-0-23-2
Riley Meredith3-0-30-2
Archer to Lalor, no run

dot ball to end the over. Short ball outside off, but Lalor followed the delivery. Eventually ducks under the ball, and the umpire has said that's a legal delivery

Archer to Lalor, FOUR runs

length ball just outside off stump, and Lalor backs away before slapping a cut shot over point! Almost goes for a six! That's what Heat need. Nineteen off seven now

Archer to Steketee, OUT

back of a length outside off, and Steketee backs away to try and cut this over point. Slices the shot, and that's soaring into third-man's hands! Is that the final blow? Archer on a hat-trick too.

Mark Steketee c Rose b Archer 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.67

Heat need 23 off nine deliveries.

Archer to Cutting, OUT

holes out! Almost a yorker on middle, and Cutting looks to clear long off. But he check-drives this shot, and the easiest of catches for the former Hurricanes captain Bailey

Ben Cutting c Bailey b Archer 58 (32b 2x4 5x6) SR: 181.25
Archer to Steketee, 1 run

low full toss just outside off, and he slaps this towards point. Lands just short of Faulkner and the ball pops off his body to cover

Archer to Cutting, 1 run

full and straight, and Cutting drills a straight drive. Work for long on, but he slides to cut the boundary off

end of over 1715 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 135/6CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 13.00 • Need 26 runs from 12b
Ben Cutting57 (30)
Mark Steketee1 (1)
Riley Meredith3-0-30-2
Jofra Archer3-0-17-0

Heat need 25 off 12

Meredith to Cutting, 1 run

full and wide outside off stump, and Cutting simply opens the bat's face to run this down to third man. He'll keep strike again

Meredith to Steketee, 1 run

back of a length on off, and he backs away to hammer a shot into the ground. The ball bounces away to cover

Meredith to Peirson, OUT

bowled 'im! A sedate celebration from Meredith. Full on middle and leg, and the ball hits Pierson's pads before ricocheting onto the stumps

Jimmy Peirson b Meredith 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80
Meredith to Cutting, 1 run

Cutting backs away to make some room, and Meredith bowls wide outside off. Forces the batsman to reach at it, and he mistimes the shot to point

Meredith to Cutting, SIX runs

helicopter shot over long on! And that's his 100th T20 six. What a classy way to earn your maiden BBL fifty! Full on middle stump, and Cutting uses his bottom hand to deposit a maximum

Meredith to Cutting, 1 wide

full outside off stump, and he backs away to cut. Cutting misses completely. Super fast from Meredith, and he isn't happy with the umpire's call

Five runs off one delivery in this over

Meredith to Cutting, 1 wide

full, but very very wide from Meredith. Cutting lets it go and collects the extra run

Meredith to Cutting, FOUR runs

full toss on off, and driven beautifully past the bowler's left to the long-off boundary! Just the start Heat wanted. Cutting manages to muscle this

New bat for Cutting. Heat need 40 off 18.