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55th Match (D/N), Adelaide, Jan 26 2020, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 218)207/8
Hurricanes won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
130 (61)
matthew-wade
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Matthew Wade's barnstorming ton takes Hobart Hurricanes into Eliminator final

Wade and D'Arcy Short added an opening stand of 203 as the Strikers were left to settle for third place and a spot in the Knockout final

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Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes217/1(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers207/8(20 overs)
Phil Salt66 (33)
Travis Head47 (37)
end of over 2011 runs • 2 wickets
AS: 207/8CRR: 10.35 
Wes Agar1 (1)
Peter Siddle1 (1)
Nathan Ellis 4-0-36-2
James Faulkner 4-0-35-1

Hobart Hurricanes win by 10 runs in a very high-scoring encounter. Matthew Wade's magnificent century was the centerpiece, but for large parts of the chase the Strikers were well up in the chase. In the end, though, the impressive death skills of James Faulkner and Nathan Ellis sealed it. George Bailey has at least one more match in his career.

We now know that it will be Stars v Sixers at the MCG in the Qualifier on Friday. The Strikers will host the Knockout on Saturday against the winner of the Eliminator which will be the Hurricanes against either the Thunder or the Heat. The Heat play the Renegades tomorrow. It's all happening.

I'll wrap things up there for tonight. Will be back tomorrow. Thanks for joining us!

19.6
1
Ellis to Agar, 1 run

length ball at the stumps, clubbed down the ground...Hurricanes are through!

19.5
W
Ellis to Neser, OUT

and that's it! A length ball, in the slot for a big hit, Neser swings across the line and misses

Michael Neser lbw b Ellis 9 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 180
19.4
6
Ellis to Neser, SIX runs

what a strike! It's not over yet...moves across outside off and plays a mighty mow against a delivery just short of yorker length. Peppers deep midwicket

Three sixes to win it

19.3
1
Ellis to Siddle, 1 run

full outside off, jabbed to short third man

19.2
2lb
Ellis to Neser, 2 leg byes, OUT

inside edge through the legs and past the stumps! Also beats the keeper and scuttles towards fine leg. They try to make it back for a third...and he's out!

Matthew Short run out (Boland/†McDermott) 6 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120
19.1
1
Ellis to Short, 1 run

a yorker outside off, driven to deep cover...so impressive from Ellis

So Ellis has 22 runs to defend

end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 196/6CRR: 10.31 RRR: 22.00
Matthew Short5 (4)
Michael Neser3 (2)
James Faulkner 4-0-35-1
Nathan Ellis 3-0-27-1
18.6
1
Faulkner to Short, 1 run

swings a straight delivery to deep midwicket. An outstanding over. Should be match-sealing

18.5
1
Faulkner to Neser, 1 run

a full and wide slower ball, throws everything at it but can only edge to short third man

18.4
2
Faulkner to Neser, 2 runs

a slower ball dragged down, pulled to deep square...they chance the second, as they really have to, the throw isn't great and Neser brings out the dive

18.3
1
Faulkner to Short, 1 run

carves a full toss into the off side

18.2
W
Faulkner to Carey, OUT

taken at long-off! Is that the game? Back of a length outside off, he flat-bats it down the ground but the lack of pace on the ball meant he dragged it

Alex Carey c Wright b Faulkner 39 (24b 3x4 2x6) SR: 162.5
18.1
Faulkner to Carey, no run

a slower ball, wide outside off, just dips inside the guide line and Carey leaves it alone!

27 off 12. What would Ellis be comfortable with defending off the last? 15, perhaps

end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 191/5CRR: 10.61 RRR: 13.50
Matthew Short3 (2)
Alex Carey39 (22)
Nathan Ellis 3-0-27-1
Clive Rose 2-0-16-2
17.6
2
Ellis to Short, 2 runs

full at the stumps, whipped with a flourish to deep square a slightly wide return thrown means he's home

17.5
1
Ellis to Carey, 1 run

blimey, he nailed that! Full at the stumps, he couldn't have connected any sweeter but neither could he have picked out deep cover any better

17.4
2
Ellis to Carey, 2 runs

full outside leg stump, clipped into midwicket and finds the gap for a second

17.3
1
Ellis to Short, 1 run

the yorker is on target again, at the stumps, swung to short fine leg

17.2
W
Ellis to Rashid Khan, OUT

brilliantly bowled! Rashid doesn't like the decision, he thinks he's hit it. Pinpoint delivery from Ellis, on the first replay it looked pad first as he tried to bring the bat down

Rashid Khan lbw b Ellis 8 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200
17.1
6
Ellis to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

Rashid Khan!! He unleashes a pull off the back knee which goes over deep midwicket

39 off 18...still very much within striking (Strikers) range. Can Ellis close it out at the death again?

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 179/4CRR: 10.52 RRR: 13.00
Alex Carey36 (20)
Rashid Khan2 (2)
Clive Rose 2-0-16-2
D'Arcy Short 3-0-37-0
16.6
6
Rose to Carey, SIX runs

just clears long-on...they really needed that. Carey pulls out the straight slow sweep and gets it well enough to clear long-on

16.5
Rose to Carey, no run

flat and quick outside off, beats Carey on the underedge as he goes for the cut

Best performances - batters
Matthew Wade
MS Wade HH
130 runs (61)
11 fours
7 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
pull
33 runs
2 fours
3 sixes
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D'arcy Short profile
DJM Short HH
72 runs (55)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on drive
19 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Clive Rose profile picture
CA Rose HH
O
2
M
0
R
16
W
2
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Nathan Ellis, player portrait
NT Ellis HH
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
2
ECO
9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossHobart Hurricanes, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade
Match days26 January 2020 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Geoff Joshua
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MW Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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Tony Wilds
Reserve Umpire
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Mary Waldron
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsHobart Hurricanes 2, Adelaide Strikers 0