Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, 1st Match

Hobart Hurricanes won by 16 runs

HBH - 178/8 (20)
SYS - 162/6 (20)

CRR:  8.10

Player of the Match


A pulsating start to BBL-10 with tournament opener panning out like a roller-coaster. In the end, Hurricanes were braver at the crucial junctures of the game and emerged victorious. Still early days and the Sixers will contemplate the talking points of the contest. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this contest. You can switch tabs to enjoy the LPL coverage if you want. Until next time, it's goodbye from us.

Tim David | Player of the Match (58 off 33): It wasn't an ideal start, but the openers are good players but that happens sometimes. We batted well enough in the end, and our bowling did extremely well to get us through. A lot of new guys in our group who have really bonded well together and have contributed together as a team tonight.

22:42 Local Time, 11:42 GMT, 17:12 IST: The Sixers' title defence starts on a sour note. But this is a game that they lost out of nowhere. Vince and Edwards were going great guns in that century stand, and it seemed like that they would cruise home. Credit to the Hurricanes though. They first bowled the power surge overs with courage, giving on 18 off the 12 balls and then removed both set batsmen shortly thereafter. The chase was derailed and the Sixers never recovered. Not promoting one of Christian/Brathwaite was a blunder too. It was about the Hurricanes' fightback in both innings. Lost two wickets early with the bat, bounced back, were under the pump in the second half, and bounced back again. Meredith was the pick of the bowlers with his red-hot pace and smarts.

SYS: 162-6 after 20 overs

19.6 Boland to Dwarshuis, 1 run, very full and straight, jammed out down the ground to long-on. Hurricanes seal the BBL opener easily in the end

19.5 Boland to Dwarshuis, FOUR, the boundary comes for the Sixers but it's at least an over late! Very full and outside off, Dwarshuis makes room to whack this dead straight past the bowler

19.4 Boland to Brathwaite, 1 run, very full and at the boot, Brathwaite clears his front leg and squeezes this out to deep mid-wicket

19.3 Boland to Dwarshuis, 1 run, very full and outside off, heaved away down to long-on

Ben Dwarshuis, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.2 Boland to Christian, out Caught by Tim David!! Soft dismissal! Fuller and slower, Christian made room for the loft but could only chip this towards cover. Easy catch for David.Christian c Tim David b Boland 10(8) [4s-1]

Boland to Christian, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Five balls, 24 runs needed. Four sixes it is. Just that it isn't that simple.

19.1 Boland to Brathwaite, 1 run, low full toss and Brathwaite swipes this towards deep mid-wicket. Didn't middle it that well

Scott Boland [3.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

SYS: 154-5 after 19 overs

18.6 Nathan Ellis to Christian, no run, swing and a miss! Very full, Christian shuffles across for the full-blooded slog but is sneaks under the bat

18.5 Nathan Ellis to Christian, FOUR, superb field awareness! Slower ball and Christian didn't go hard this time, shuffled across to lap the sweep well wide of short fine leg

18.4 Nathan Ellis to Christian, 2 runs, almost a waist-high no-ball but the full toss is just about okay in height from Hurricanes' POV, miscued over extra cover

18.3 Nathan Ellis to Christian, 2 runs, slower and fuller outside off, drilled straight down the ground to the right of long-off. Only a brace. That won't hurt the Hurricanes

18.3 Nathan Ellis to Christian, wide, gets the wide yorker a fraction wrong perhaps, beyond the tramline and Christian can's reach it

Equation: 10 balls, 34 runs. Unless these two switch to top gear right now, it's gone for the Sixers.

18.2 Nathan Ellis to Christian, no run, almost the perfect yorker, Christian can't get bat on it