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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
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• Andrew McGlashan

Glenn Maxwell's hitting cut short as Hurricanes fight back for victory

The Stars were on track to chase their target before Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran fell in the space of four deliveries

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Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes164/5(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars143/9(20 overs)
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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19.6
Ellis to Stanlake, no run

full outside off, misses another heave.

19.5
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.

19.4
1
Ellis to Zahir Khan, 1 run

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

19.3
1
Ellis to Stanlake, 1 run

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

19.2
1lb
Ellis to Zahir Khan, 1 leg bye

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

19.1
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 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.

18.6
1
Meredith to Zahir Khan, 1 run

full and wide, driven to extra cover.

18.5
1
Meredith to Stanlake, 1 run

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

18.4
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.

18.3
Meredith to Stanlake, no run

full and wide, carves this to backward point.

18.2
Meredith to Stanlake, no run

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

18.1
Meredith to Stanlake, no run

full and wide, goes to drive and beaten.

end of over 181 run • 2 wickets
MS: 138/9CRR: 7.66 RRR: 13.50 • Need 27 from 12b
Billy Stanlake0 (0)
Nathan Ellis3-0-9-2
Scott Boland4-0-22-3

Extraordinary turnaround this game. Hurricanes looked well under par and Stars were cruising at the halfway stage of the chase and the first few overs after with Maxwell beyond 50 but my how the tables have turned in the last 20 minutes.

17.6
W
Ellis to Morris, OUT

yorker cleans him up! Picture perfect full on off stump, Morris tried to back away from leg to create room driving through cover but no chance on that length and the bails fly off.

Lance Morris b Ellis 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
17.5
Ellis to Morris, no run

slower ball outside off, too early through the shot.

17.4
W
Ellis to Hatcher, OUT

length ball in the slot on off stump, another chance for a boundary missed out. Could've easily gone for four or six over mid-off but he splices this to Handscomb on the ring jogging left from mid-off for a simple catch.

Liam Hatcher c Handscomb b Ellis 5 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.5
17.3
1
Ellis to Morris, 1 run

in the slot on off stump, tries to heave for midwicket and inside edges this into the pads.

17.2
Ellis to Morris, no run

wide outside off, can't get this away.

17.1
Ellis to Morris, no run

waist high full toss cracked to mid-on, fortunate to get away without a no ball called as he slaps it to mid-on.

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 137/7CRR: 8.05 RRR: 9.33 • Need 28 from 18b
Lance Morris1 (1)
Liam Hatcher5 (7)
Scott Boland4-0-22-3
Nathan Ellis2-0-8-0
16.6
1
Boland to Morris, 1 run

short on the body, pulls an inside edge through the ring for one.

16.5
W
Boland to Rainbird, OUT

the change of angle works! Length ball on the body, heaves a slower ball toward deep square leg, picks out one of the two men on the rope in the Power Surge. Ellis holds his nerve to pouch this a yard inside the rope at head height.

Sam Rainbird c Ellis b Boland 15 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 136.36

Comes around the stumps now.

Best performances - batters
Dawid Malan portrait
DJ Malan
75 runs (56)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
09520188015
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell
70 runs (37)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
flick
21 runs
2 fours
1 six
0481186825
Best performances - bowlers
Scott Boland
SM Boland
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Billy Stanlake
B Stanlake
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Scott Boland
Scott Boland
Match days02 January 2021 - daynight(20-over match)
Player Replacement
Lance Morris for Nic Maddinson (Melbourne Stars 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Nathan Johnstone
TV Umpire
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Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
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David Johnston
PointsHobart Hurricanes 3, Melbourne Stars 1