length ball at the stumps, clubbed down the ground...Hurricanes are through!
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!
and that's it! A length ball, in the slot for a big hit, Neser swings across the line and misses
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
full outside off, jabbed to short third man
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!
a yorker outside off, driven to deep cover...so impressive from Ellis
So Ellis has 22 runs to defend
swings a straight delivery to deep midwicket. An outstanding over. Should be match-sealing
a full and wide slower ball, throws everything at it but can only edge to short third man
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
carves a full toss into the off side
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
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
full at the stumps, whipped with a flourish to deep square a slightly wide return thrown means he's home
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
full outside leg stump, clipped into midwicket and finds the gap for a second
the yorker is on target again, at the stumps, swung to short fine leg
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!! 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?
just clears long-on...they really needed that. Carey pulls out the straight slow sweep and gets it well enough to clear long-on
flat and quick outside off, beats Carey on the underedge as he goes for the cut