23rd Match (D/N), Hobart, Jan 2 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 165)143/9
Hurricanes won by 21 runs
player of the match
Scott Boland
Hobart Hurricanes
end of over 203 runs
MS: 143/9CRR: 7.15 
Billy Stanlake2 (8)
Zahir Khan2 (4)
Nathan Ellis4-0-11-2
Riley Meredith4-0-36-0

8.35 pm Stars have now lost three straight, two of them in improbable fashion. Maxwell had two matches in his hands, but concedes 20 runs in an over at the death with the ball in one game and today throws away his wicket in another with the Stars comfortably in front. Hurricanes get an injection of energy from the arrival of Lamichhane to take two wickets in the chase. So many options for Man of the Match with the ball. Boland's three wickets were crucial, arguably sparked the fightback by dismissing Pooran. Ellis was phenomenal with his economy and wickets taking 2 for 11 in four overs as well. Either of those two would be my pick ahead of Malan for his first innings half-century. Hurricanes had a below par total and the bowlers fought back to win this game for them in a complete team effort.

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Ellis to Stanlake, no run

full outside off, misses another heave.

Ellis to Stanlake, no run

slower ball lands good length on middle, Stanlake way out in front of a heave to the leg side but the ball bounces over the stumps.

Ellis to Zahir Khan, 1 run

full on the stumps, flicks this through the leg side.

Ellis to Stanlake, 1 run

full toss at knee height on middle, edges this out behind point for a single.

Ellis to Zahir Khan, 1 leg bye

good length ball follows Zahir backing away from leg stump, can't flick this away.

Ellis to Zahir Khan, no run

full on the stumps, punched to the ring.

end of over 192 runs
MS: 140/9CRR: 7.36 RRR: 25.00 • Need 25 runs from 6b
Zahir Khan1 (1)
Billy Stanlake1 (5)
Riley Meredith4-0-36-0
Nathan Ellis3-0-9-2

Maddinson's injury in the opening over of the match proved costly, left the Stars a batsman short, but really they still had the firepower with Maxwell and Pooran together and were in complete control. TV commentators are laying into Andre Fletcher for his lack of production now, far more aggressively than criticism directed toward the domestic Australian talents.

Meredith to Zahir Khan, 1 run

full and wide, driven to extra cover.

Meredith to Stanlake, 1 run

full and wide, driven uppishly but just short of Botha on the ring at extra cover.

Meredith to Stanlake, no run

good length ball on the legs, tries to tip and run but Meredith fields off his own bowling to chase him back.

Meredith to Stanlake, no run

full and wide, carves this to backward point.

Meredith to Stanlake, no run

yorker on off, dug out down the pitch and ricochets into the non-striker's stumps.

Meredith to Stanlake, no run

full and wide, goes to drive and beaten.