full outside off stump. Angling across as he tries to drive. Misses. Hobart Hurricanes collect 4 points with a 24-run victory
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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."
full and wide outside off stump. Drilled to wide long off
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
full and wide outside off stump. Dragged to deep midwicket
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?
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.
28 off the final over.
back of a length, outside off. Pulled along the ground to square leg
creamed through the covers. Full and wide, and a good connection from the batter
on a hat-trick
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
Purv Negandhi: "Expectations from Russell: 32 of 13Reality: 12 of 13"
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
full toss dipping. Just outside off stump. Worked to wide long on for a single
full on off stump. Gets under it with a big swing of the bat. Clubs it over deep midwicket
40 in 12.
full outside off stump. Drilled to long off for a single
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
overpitched, wide outside off. Russell tries to clobber it to the leg side but the ball pitches beyond him. Through to Wade
fullish, wide outside off. Cut to deep point
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?
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."
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.