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19th Match (D/N), Hobart, Dec 24 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 181)156/9
Hurricanes won by 24 runs
Player Of The Match
2/27
nathan-ellis
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Ben McDermott, bowlers revive Hobart Hurricanes campaign amid Tim David short-run penalty

Three wickets each from Tom Rogers and Riley Meredith after a reshuffled batting order paid dividends for hosts

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Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes180/6(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars156/9(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 151/9CRR: 7.55 
Brody Couch0 (1)
Qais Ahmad2 (2)
Tom Rogers 4-0-29-3
Riley Meredith 4-0-32-3

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7.05pm And that victory has given Hobart Hurricanes a big push on the points table. They have breached the top four. And what a lovely Christmas eve for the home fans at the Bellerive Oval. Hurricanes rode on the pace bowlers today to close the game out. Rogers and Meredith took three each. Ellis mixed things up and was rewarded with two wickets too. Don't forget McDermott's 67 and Wade's cameo up top in the first innings. Joe Clarke's maiden fifty, though, ends up as a mere footnote.

joshua: "@Dimkesh, bit harsh on Cartwright, he is a good striker, just not quite as good as peak Russel"

Dimkesh: "@Purv can't expect Russell to fire every day. What worries me is that Melbourne have no contingency plans, i.e. no batsmen after Russell who can fuel the innings, in case Russell fails like he did today."

19.6
Rogers to Couch, no run

full outside off stump. Angling across as he tries to drive. Misses. Hobart Hurricanes collect 4 points with a 24-run victory

19.5
1
Rogers to Qais, 1 run

full and wide outside off stump. Drilled to wide long off

19.4
W
Rogers to Hinchliffe, OUT

keeper and bowler collide! But the catch has been completed. Who has it in his hand though? Fullish on middle and leg. Tries to smack it over the leg side but the ball goes in the air. Rogers and Wade run towards midwicket to take the catch, and replays show its the bowler who took it. Rogers was taking no chances after the drop in the last ball

Clint Hinchliffe c & b Rogers 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
19.3
1
Rogers to Qais, 1 run

full and wide outside off stump. Dragged to deep midwicket

19.2
1
Rogers to Hinchliffe, 1 run

dropped! An easy catch put down. Rogers has been unlucky today. Full on middle, and that was smacked in the air for long on to gobble up. But its been put down. Did the fielder get a big casual?

19.1
W
Rogers to Cartwright, OUT

full outside off stump. Goes deep in his crease to hit a golf swing over long on but mistimed. Easy catch for long on running in.

Hilton Cartwright c Brook b Rogers 26 (32m 18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 144.44

28 off the final over.

end of over 1912 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 148/7CRR: 7.78 RRR: 33.00 • Need 33 from 6b
Hilton Cartwright26 (17)
Clint Hinchliffe0 (0)
Riley Meredith 4-0-32-3
Nathan Ellis 4-0-27-2
18.6
1
Meredith to Cartwright, 1 run

back of a length, outside off. Pulled along the ground to square leg

18.5
4
Meredith to Cartwright, FOUR runs

creamed through the covers. Full and wide, and a good connection from the batter

on a hat-trick

18.4
W
Meredith to Coulter-Nile, OUT

full ball on middle, but Meredith has taken pace off once again. Coulter-Nile has no option but to attack from the first ball, and the flick has been gobbled up by the man at cow corner

Nathan Coulter-Nile c Short b Meredith 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Purv Negandhi: "Expectations from Russell: 32 of 13Reality: 12 of 13"

18.3
W
Meredith to Webster, OUT

swiped off his hips but taken at deep backward square leg. Length ball angling in, and Webster had decent connection in his flick. But Wade had kept a fielder behind square in the deep as protection, and has earned his side another wicket

Beau Webster c Ellis b Meredith 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
18.2
1
Meredith to Cartwright, 1 run

full toss dipping. Just outside off stump. Worked to wide long on for a single

18.1
6
Meredith to Cartwright, SIX runs

full on off stump. Gets under it with a big swing of the bat. Clubs it over deep midwicket

40 in 12.

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 136/5CRR: 7.55 RRR: 22.50 • Need 45 from 12b
Hilton Cartwright14 (13)
Beau Webster1 (1)
Nathan Ellis 4-0-27-2
Tom Rogers 3-0-26-1
17.6
1
Ellis to Cartwright, 1 run

full outside off stump. Drilled to long off for a single

17.5
1
Ellis to Webster, 1 run
17.4
W
Ellis to Russell, OUT

holes out at deep midwicket. Length ball on off stump. Stays on the back foot and tries to hammer a pull, but Ellis has deceived him with the slower ball. Tonked to McDermott on the boundary line

Andre Russell c McDermott b Ellis 12 (28m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.3
17.3
Ellis to Russell, no run

overpitched, wide outside off. Russell tries to clobber it to the leg side but the ball pitches beyond him. Through to Wade

17.2
1
Ellis to Cartwright, 1 run

fullish, wide outside off. Cut to deep point

17.1
2
Ellis to Cartwright, 2 runs

drilled over the bowler's head but Ellis got a finger to it. That slows the ball down as long off and long on get together to stop the four. This was full, in the slot, and Cartwright had excellent connection

45 needed in three overs. Does Cartwright go for big shots or give the strike?

end of over 179 runs
MS: 131/4CRR: 7.70 RRR: 16.66 • Need 50 from 18b
Andre Russell12 (11)
Hilton Cartwright10 (10)
Tom Rogers 3-0-26-1
Nathan Ellis 3-0-22-1
16.6
4
Rogers to Russell, FOUR runs

ends the power surge with a four. Rogers tries the yorker again but it ends up as an ankle length full toss. Drags a slog to deep midwicket for four

Mohd Irshad: "These soft signals are always based on how a team is celebrating, if they dancing all over the ground, soft signal is out otherwise not out."

16.5
Rogers to Russell, no run

another yorker on off stump. Russell tries to clock it to cow corner but its been toe-ended to short fine leg instead

two balls left in the power surge. 49 needed off 20 balls.

Best performances - batters
Ben McDermott
BR McDermott HH
67 runs (43)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Joe Clarke player portrait
JM Clarke MS
52 runs (40)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
1 four
2 sixes
004224832
Best performances - bowlers
TS Rogers HH
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Riley Meredith player portrait
RP Meredith HH
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossHobart Hurricanes, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Nathan Ellis
Nathan Ellis
Match days24 December 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Darren Close
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Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
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Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsHobart Hurricanes 4, Melbourne Stars 0