back of length, hammered over midwicket to help Hurricanes make it to the semis..
Superb innings from Shoaib innings given that the pitch was not an easy one to bat. It needed someone with experience to manouever the ball around and keep the score ticking. The win was set up by Hurricanes' disciplined effort with the ball that had restricted the Tridents to 113. The loss here for Tridents means they are out of the race for semis along with Cobras and Northern Districts. Time to move over to the other match.
"One thing was in my mind that in this slow pitch, someone had to bat through," says Shoaib Malik. "If they had taken those catches, things could have been different. But credit must go to our bowlers."
"The guys gave a good effort, still we dropped a couple of catches," says Rayad Emrit. "That probably cost us the match. Still there were not enough runs on the board."
Xavier Doherty is the Man of the Match.
he levels the score with a scythe through cover! Just stands tall and sends that length ball scurrying through the floor
back of length on the body, Shoaib hops to the off and clips it to fine leg for a single
he jumps on the crease to defend the back of length delivery to midwicket
Tankzim brashee: "Shoaib's knock has been so good on so many levels, for starters against his own club. Secondly the fact for a naturally aggressive batsmen he has just hit the one four but still managed to score at close to a run a ball. Also he has Hobart on the brink of victory and perhaps a spot in the knockout stages. Well done Malik !"
fires in a good yorker, but this is all too late. It's smartly dug out by Malik
fuller on the pads, Malik flicks it fine on the leg side to pick up two more
slower delivery on the stumps, the batsman flicks it to deep midwicket for another easy one
back of length on the stumps, Malik clips it to deep square leg for a single
stays upright and punches the length ball to cover
now they are making a move towards the finish line.. Wells pulls out his favourite weapon - the pull shot - and finds the range.. sends it way over deep midwicket
pushes it calmly to mid-on to turn the strike over
he pulls put the big shot as the field is in, but he doesn't get any timing. Nurse, running back from mid-on, has all the time but he doesn't even get a hand to it. Rampaul is not even surprised anymore
back of length on the stumps, the batsman punches it to midwicket
starts off with a slower one on the stumps, it is easily driven to deep cover
Rampaul comes back
fires in a yorker but it's not menacing enough, easily flicked to fine leg
he keeps playing the late cut, this time past the lone slip fielder for a single to third man
fired down the leg side, easy call for the umpire there
another pull shot! This one runs down quickly towards fine leg where two fielders converge and cut off the boundary
Shahid Majeed: "He helped them reach into CLT20, now he is trying to throw them out of it, what a dilemma."
short ball, Wells is keen on playing the pull and he does it well, picks up a couple to deep backward square leg
he hops on the crease and clips the back of length delivery down to fine leg