That's it for today from the Big Bash League from Blundstone Arena. Do join us for the upcoming matches from all around the globe. For now, this is me Jatin signing it off along with my co-commentators Badal Pareek and Rahul. Until then stay safe and stay cool... WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
PLAYER OF THE MATCH- Nathan Ellis for his spell of 2/27.
Melbourne Stars started well with no wickets till over 5 but after that Hobart took charges there fielders were on their toes supporting their bowler to the fullest taking good catches of Stonis and Maxwell but still after losing two wickets for Melbourne Joe took some responsibility and scored his half-century but couldn't manage to hang after that giving Hobart more chances Melbourne would have hoped some stuff from the big man but he too couldn't do much and thus wicket at regular interval kept Hobart always ahead of Melbourne Stars and due to which they had a face a loss of 24 runs.
Talking about the first innings of hurricanes they had a decent start and looked like they would easily cross the 185 mark little credit to the bowlers of Melbourne Stars and bowled well in-depth overs and restricted Hobart to 180/6 but still, these efforts weren't enough for their batters. Riley and Rogers had a good day with the ball as they both grabbed three wickets each and a good spell D Short took a crucial wicket of Joe Clarke who was looking to take charge at that moment. Two wickets for Ellis too moreover a great bowling effort for Hobart Hurricanes.
Christmas Party comes early for Hobart Hurricanes. A great team performance from Hobart thrashing Melbourne Stars easily in the end.
Hobart Hurricanes won by 24 runs.
19.6 T Rogers to B Couch
0 A dot ball to finish bowls it straight outside off Couch misses it.
19.5 T Rogers to Q Ahmad
1 Rogers goes full again, wide outside off, Qais puts all his strength to drive this down to long only to take a single.
New batsman on crease
Age 32 yrs
c&b T Rogers
19.4 T Rogers to C Hinchliffe
W Another man down a slower ball on stumps Hinchliffe tries again but straight up in the sky little collision between Wade and the bowler but they still hang on to it.
19.3 T Rogers to Q Ahmad
1 Good length, outside off, Qais pulls it down to deep mid wicket for a single.
19.2 T Rogers to C Hinchliffe
1 Straight up in the sky bowls it outside off but the fielder drops an easy catch and a single in the end.
c H Brook b T Rogers
19.1 T Rogers to H Cartwright
W Wicket!! Fuller length, outside off stump, Hilton tries to go big down the ground, but gets a bit of edge on it as it goes straight into the hands of the fielder running from long on.
28 runs needed off the last over.
18.6 R Meredith to H Cartwright
1 Slower bouncer to finish Cartwright only manages to get a single towards fine leg.
18.5 R Meredith to H Cartwright
4 Hattrick ball. Goes full, Hilton punches it through covers for a boundary. No hattrick for Meredith here.