a low full toss to end the match too and he's drilled it down to long off but only for one
10.45pm That's one entertaining game to keep the Hurricanes' season alive. Jordan Silk's single-handed hitting gave them a scare at the end but they'll take four points from this, and the Hurricanes are now fifth on the table, with a game against bottom-placed Renegades coming next. Like Wade says, the win should have been much smoother for them, but Short dropped Henriques twice early in the game and that kept the Sixers alive. The Hurricanes still have a lot to work on if they have to qualify, their fielding and the way their batting crumbled after that massive opening stand. Still, great signs for them to see Wade and Short back opening, and Wade among the runs after returning from the Test series.
Matthew Wade: Wasn't great, was it? We didn't execute very well in the end, it happens in T20. A couple of sixes and all of a sudden you're in trouble. It's a long boundary so I was confident it would be taken (Silk's catch), if you keep dropping the big players you keep yourself under pressure. We were a bit sloppy in the field and we should have had a much smoother win. Apart from the last over when we bowled the slower balls it was hard to go after them. It wasn't easy to come in and hit the ball hard.
The Sixers won't be too happy either. Still second on the points table but it's their second straight loss after their three consecutive wins earlier in the tournament. Sean Abbott was their star today with the ball, and they'll be happy that they took the match to the last over despite being 116 for 6 earlier, and reduce it to only a seven-run loss. That's all from me, Vishal Dikshit, today, catch us for all the remaining action tomorrow as the Strikers take on the Thunder again at the Adelaide Oval. Ciao!
Jigar Shah: "Silk is looking ahead for the Big IPL auction."
Jeevan : "The two wicket over of Lamichhane changed the course of the game."
low full toss, smashed down the ground so hard that the bowler jumped over the ball headed for his ankle. That has gone so fast that a diving long off couldn't stop it either
holes out to deep midwicket and the Sixers' dream comes to an end! Short ball pulled off the middle of the bat, it's a big ground so the fielder at deep midwicket stays still and lets the ball come to him. It's Short of all the people, who put down two catches earlier
full delivery, lofted down the ground, they have to come back for the second and they do! Excellent running
Down to 15 off four now, all down to Silk
another high full toss, another six! That's one more no ball, so one more free hit coming up, because this full toss Silk dispatched over the square leg boundary for a six
goes down the ground this time towards long on, Dwarshuis quickly comes back for the second quickly again
pulled to leg, taken by fine leg at the boundary but it's not out because of the free hit and they get two more
that's a beamer outside off, full toss well above waist height so it's a no ball and a free hit coming up
28 needed from six now, can Silk do it?
low full toss, Silk will obviously go after it, he doesn't middle it but the thick inside edge is thick enough to run away to the fine leg boundary
drives it to deep cover along the ground, and Dwarshius does very well to come back quickly for the second
dropped by fine leg!
in the block hole on off, he digs it out to long off
too full outside off, Silk swings and keeps it along the ground for a single to long off
makes a bit of room and finds cover for a single
closer to the stumps, he swings hard and gets the toe-end of the bat for a single to mid off
over the wicket to Dwarshius with an away-going legcutter, another wide in the over
a short cutter again, outside off, and he slaps it down to long-off
Around the wicket now
Luke : "I've always felt that Silk would have been dropped on form over the last few seasons if he wasn't such a great fielder- it's nice to see him getting runs again."
another slower ball, and it's gone down leg again for a wide
slow legcutter outside off, swings it against the cutter to long on
with the angle and towards the batsman, flicked to the leg side for one more
|Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Toss||Sydney Sixers, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||24 January 2021 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Hobart Hurricanes 4, Sydney Sixers 0|