201dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Hurricanes overcome Buttler's 81 for first win

Hobart Hurricanes put themselves on the map in the seventh edition of the Big Bash League by outpointing Sydney Thunder at the Showgrounds for their first win of the competition

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJM Short
97(63) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 20 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 7 1 7 31 20 12 17
JC Buttler
81(43) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 11 1 9 12 12 27 8

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Boyce
O3
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JC Archer
O4
M0
R42
W2
Eco10.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 180/8 (10 runs required, RR: 9.00)

  • MJ McClenaghan1 (2b)
  • GS Sandhu11 (4b)
  • DT Christian4-0-38-1
  • JC Archer4-0-42-2

9.22pm A fantastic start to the New Year, as the Thunder take it to the last over, but fall a few runs short against a much-improved Hurricanes side. Defending 189, the Hurricanes were put under pressure from the outset by the dominance of Jos Buttler, who finished with his career-best T20 score, but it was just not enough as the Hurricanes register their first win of the season.

That's it from us, but do hop over tabs to Perth where the Scorchers are bowling against the Sixers.

19.6
1lb
Christian to McClenaghan, 1 leg bye, on the pads, hits the pads and ricochets to fine leg for one leg bye
19.5
1
Christian to Sandhu, 1 run, 133 kph, on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for one

12 off 2

19.4
4
Christian to Sandhu, FOUR runs, that simplifies the equation. Full down leg, a thick inside edge through fine leg for four.
19.3
6
Christian to Sandhu, SIX runs, still in it! Not over just yet. Full and straight from Christian, lofted over long-on. Just clears the boundary
19.2
1
Christian to McClenaghan, 1 run, short around off, swatted to deep midwicket on the bounce

McClenaghan, 23 off 5

Abdul Moeen: "career highest T20 score by Buttler"

19.1
W
Christian to Sandhu, OUT, is that the game? That may be, but there is also a send-off from Wade. Buttler's short and the Thunder are gone. A short slower delivery outside off, creeps underneath Sandhu's bat. Wade picks up cleanly and hits the stumps direct to find Buttler a few inches short. Loud celebration right in Buttler's face. End of a terrific innings.

JC Buttler run out (†Wade) 81 (43b 7x4 5x6) SR: 188.37

23 off 6 balls. Sandhu the new man. Buttler not on strike. Christian will bowl it.

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69JC ButtlerKR Patterson
2nd56SR WatsonJC Buttler
3rd0CJ FergusonJC Buttler
4th12BJ RohrerJC Buttler
5th12JC ButtlerAJ Nair
6th7JC ButtlerRJ Gibson
7th11JC ButtlerCJ Green
8th0JC ButtlerGS Sandhu
9th13MJ McClenaghanGS Sandhu