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20th Match (N), Brisbane, Dec 30 2020, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 151)149/8
Hurricanes won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
mujeeb-ur-rahman
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• Hemant Brar

Mujeeb five-for in vain as Hobart Hurricanes beat Brisbane Heat in dramatic finish

Colin Ingram's direct hit off the game's final ball earns the Hurricanes a one-run win

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Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes150/10(19.4 overs)
Brisbane Heat149/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 149/8CRR: 7.45 
James Bazley49 (31)
Scott Boland 4-0-18-2
Nathan Ellis 4-0-40-1

So Hurricanes escape with full points from the match but Keemo Paul injured a hamstring and it's unclear if he'll miss any extended time. There's one more BBL match remaining in 2020. Can it top this from today? Come back tomorrow to find out. That's all from us for now. Take care!

Hobart Hurricanes captain Peter Handscomb: "The nerves were shaky at the end but to have someone as experienced as Scott Boland... I couldn't tell if that bat was over the line or if it was up. The boys were all telling me about the super over which I didn't know about. But then they said it was out. So, happy days."

They've finally shown a replay from down the crease line. Despite some ambiguity in the moment itself when the replay wasn't shown, it's 100% clear the bat never crossed the line grounded before it popped up at the moment the ball hit the stumps.

Brisbane Heat captain Jimmy Peirson: "What a game of cricket. To come down to the last ball and decided by a runout... I was quite confident in the last over. [Peirson has just seen a replay clearly showing the bat bouncing up before crossing the line] That's fair enough then."

9.58 pm What drama in the final over. Spectacular work from Boland defending six runs in the last over to steal an improbable win. Mujeeb's five-for in the first innings goes to waste and he's been named Player of the Match in a losing effort. The only replay shown on that final ball runout came from deep on the boundary at cover. There was never a replay shown down the line of the crease. It was ambiguous whether or not the bat was grounded on the line or past the line before it bounced up in the air but Darren Lehmann is not happy. He only has his batsmen to blame though. They got off to a horrendous start in the Powerplay. Needing six runs in the 10th over to seal the Bash Boost Point, they only managed four runs off D'Arcy Short's spin and it was a harbinger of things to come at the death. Needing seven to win in the 20th, they only managed five.

19.6
W
Boland to Steketee, OUT

low full toss at shin height on off slapped straight to extra cover. Brief fumble by Colin Ingram. Relay to the non-striker's stumps from his knees hits direct off a bounce. Did they make the run????!!?!! Steketee's bat popped up in the air on the dive trying to complete the single and the umpire deems it bounced up before it was grounded across the line! OUT! Hurricanes win by one run!

Mark Steketee run out (Ingram) 14 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

Two to win, one to tie off the final ball for the super over.

19.5
2
Boland to Steketee, 2 runs

another slower length ball on the stumps, this time Steketee is able to keep his hands back and pull this in the gap between long on and deep midwicket for a pair.

4 off 2 now...

19.4
Boland to Steketee, no run

slower length ball on fifth stump at 110 kph fools Steketee and he toe drags this back to Boland.

19.3
1
Boland to Bazley, 1 run

knee high full toss on off, flicks this past fine leg again to deep backward square, Tim David who covers the ground well to deny a second once again.

19.2
1
Boland to Steketee, 1 run

length ball on middle, Steketee backs away to heave through the leg side for one.

Mustafa Moudi: "Hurricanes would have won this match long ago, had Handscomb given Completed Short and Parker's overs in the Middle. The same Short who had earned a Bash Boost Point for them by successfully defending 6 Runs in the 10th Over could have earned them the 3 Points as well !!"

19.1
1
Boland to Bazley, 1 run

low full toss on the legs, flicks this past short fine leg but deep backward square charges right to deny the second.

Boland comes in around the stumps.

end of over 198 runs
BH: 144/7CRR: 7.57 RRR: 7.00
Mark Steketee11 (7)
James Bazley47 (29)
Nathan Ellis 4-0-40-1
Riley Meredith 4-0-21-3

Ellis really only missed on one ball in the over, but it brought about a desperately needed six runs for Bazley and the Heat. 7 off the final over now to win. One more mistake from Boland is all it will take for the Heat to get over the line.

18.6
Ellis to Steketee, no run

wide yorker again, Steketee can't get it away.

18.5
Ellis to Steketee, no run

wide yorker well inside the guidelines this time, no doubt about it as Steketee plays over the top of a drive.

18.5
1w
Ellis to Steketee, 1 wide

wide yorker, deemed too wide by the umpire though. Harsh call. Looked to pass just on or inside the guideline.

18.4
1
Ellis to Bazley, 1 run

wide yorker again on fifth stump, scuffs this along the ground to deep midwicket.

18.3
6
Ellis to Bazley, SIX runs

tried for a trio of wide yorkers but gets the length wrong, doesn't pitch this and it winds up as a knee high full toss heaved high and deep into the second row of the upper deck over midwicket.

18.2
Ellis to Bazley, no run

wide yorker defeats Bazley once more.

18.1
Ellis to Bazley, no run

Ellis on the money with a wide yorker, can't get this away.

end of over 1811 runs
BH: 136/7CRR: 7.55 RRR: 7.50
Mark Steketee11 (5)
James Bazley40 (25)
Riley Meredith 4-0-21-3
Nathan Ellis 3-0-32-1

The last two balls dramatically swing momentum back to the Heat. Now just 15 off 12 to win and Bazley on strike.

17.6
4
Meredith to Steketee, FOUR runs

length ball on middle, backs away from leg stump to carve this over cover, beats the sweeper to the boundary.

17.5
4
Meredith to Steketee, FOUR runs

attempted yorker on middle stump, gets the length wrong though and it's hammered straight back down the pitch through Meredith's legs and races through mid-off to the rope.

17.4
1
Meredith to Bazley, 1 run

length ball on fourth stump, goes back to tap this into midwicket.

17.3
1
Meredith to Steketee, 1 run

slower length ball follows Steketee backing away from leg, top edges a pull over backward square leg.

17.2
Meredith to Steketee, no run

back of a length on middle at 147 kph, Steketee hops back from leg stump to guide this to backward point.

17.1
1
Meredith to Bazley, 1 run

length ball on middle at 148 kph, flubs a pull along the ground to long-on.

Danish's question is answered. Meredith brought back for the 18th.

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 125/7CRR: 7.35 RRR: 8.66
Mark Steketee2 (1)
James Bazley38 (23)
Nathan Ellis 3-0-32-1
Scott Boland 3-0-13-2
16.6
2
Ellis to Steketee, 2 runs

back of a length outside off, Steketee slaps this high over cover, cut off by the sweeper for a pair.

Best performances - batters
James Bazley
JJ Bazley BH
49 runs (31)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control48%
Productive shot
slog shot
11 runs
0 four
1 six
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Dawid Malan portrait
DJ Malan HH
39 runs (32)
4 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mujeeb Ur Rahman portrait
Mujeeb Ur Rahman BH
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
5
ECO
3.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Riley Meredith player portrait
RP Meredith HH
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Match days30 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
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David Taylor
Match Referee
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Kepler Wessels
PointsHobart Hurricanes 4, Brisbane Heat 0