CLT20 2014: Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Districts - As it happened...
Northern Districts Innings
Over 16.4 || Score 92
Northern Districts lost the last four wickets within two overs and lost the match by 86 runs to Hobart Hurricanes. Northern Districts kept loosing wickets at regular intervals and failed to chase the challenging total of 178 runs. Hilfenhaus and Bollinger shared six wickets between each other and played a major role in their teams win.
TG Southee c Hilfenhaus b Bollinger 21 (12b)
IS Sodhi c Birt b Bollinger 0 (2b)
JJ Boult c Wells b Bollinger 1 (2b)
SB Styris c Wells b Mennie 37 (27b)
Over 15 || Score 86/6
Northern Districts have lost another wicket in the last three overs. This time Doherty got the better of Kuggeleijn in the 14th over, who just came to the crease. Southee has joined Styris in the middle. And off the fifth ball Southee launched the slow bowler for a six straight over his head to collect eight runs in the over. In the next over off Laughlin, Southee first smacked the bowler out of the park and then hit a boundary towards fine leg, as the bowler conceded 15 from the over.
SC Kuggeleijn b Doherty 2 (6b)
Over 12 || Score 59/5
Ben Laughlin has been handed over the ball for the first time in the 11th over of the match and he leaked ten runs off it. However, in the next over, Xavier Doherty picked up his first wicket in the form of Daryl Mitchell. The batsman came down the wicket to charge the spinner but missed the line and completely and wicketkeeper did the rest. And mind it, it's a wicket maiden over. So half of the Northern Districts team is back in the hut and they still need 120 runs in last eight overs to seal the match.
DJ Mitchell st Paine b Doherty 9 (20b)
Over 10 || Score 49/4
Styris took Bollinger by surprise as he smashed the bowler for two fours and a six in the over. The experienced campaigner Styris has the ability to score runs quickly. But the question he can he play a match wining knock today to help his team winning the match tonight? 16 runs came from the over.
Over 9 || Score 33/4
Hilfenhaus collected his third wicket in his fourth over, in the form of Watling. It was a soft dismissal as the batsman missed a full-toss, which hit his pad and umpire raised his finger within a flash. Veteran cricketer Scott Styris has come to the middle after the fall of Districts' fourth wicket. Doug Bollinger is bowling from one end, whereas, spinner Xavier Doherty from the other at the moment.
BJ Watling lbw b Hilfenhaus 9 (14b)
Over 6 || Score 15/3
BJ Watling and Daryl Mitchell are in the middle after the fall of three quick wickets. Hurricanes have introduced Xavier Doherty as the first change bowler to bowl the sixth over. And the left-arm spinner bowled a tight first over as he conceded mere two runs. The Australian team are well in control of the match.
Over 4 || Score 9/3
Hilfenhaus at his best. Hilfenhaus took two wickets in two consecutive balls. He first got the wicket of in form Kane Williamson, who played a poor shot and threw away his wicket. And then off the next ball the speedster bowled an absolute beauty to clean bowled DR Flynn. Northern Districts are struggling at the moment.
Over 2 || Score 3/1
Anton Devcich and Kane Williamson have opened the innings for Northern Districts, but in the second over Joe Mennie gave Hurricanes their first breakthough in the form of Devcich, when Laughlin took a stunning catch at point. So a poor start for Districts.
AP Devcich c Laughlin b Mennie 2 (8b)
Hobart Hurricanes Innings
Over 20 || Score 178/3
Southee is set to bowl the last over. First ball, Blizzard Out, as he gave an easy catch to Styris at slip. Travis Birt is the new man in. Birt collected a boundary off the first ball he faced, by slapping a slightly short ball towards point region. Off the next four balls came five runs as Hobart Hurricanes managed to put up a challenging total of 178 runs in front of Northern Districts.
AC Blizzard c Styris b Southee 62 (43b)
Over 19 || Score 168/2
Blizzard completed his fifty in style with the help of two consecutive boundaries off the first two balls of the over number nineteen, bowled by Boult. Blizzard then smashed two more fours to celebrate his fifty off the next two balls. Meanwhile, Hurricanes crossed the mark of 150 runs. Off the last ball, Malik cut the shot ball towards point region to collect fifth boundary off the over. 21 runs came from the penultimate over.
Over 17 || Score 134/2
Trent Boult has been called back into the attack to bowl in the death overs. But Blizzard welcomed the speedster with a boundary with the help of an upper cut. Off the fourth ball, Blizzard collected one more boundary towards third man, but this time through the top edge. 13 runs came from the over.
Over 16 || Score 121/2
Hobart Hurricanes crosses the hundred run mark in the 15th over. Now both the batsmen in the middle -- Aiden Blizzard and Shoaib Malik -- are set and are capable of hitting some big shots in the last five overs. In the 16th over bowled by Styris, Shoaib Malik played a late cut to collect a boundary off the second ball. He then collected a another boundary and a six of the last two balls to score 19 runs in the over.
Over 14 || Score 95/2
Malik danced down the wicket to launched Sodhi for a huge six over long off in the 13th over, before collecting a boundary off the fourth ball. It was a productive over for the batting side as 14 runs came it. Next over was bowled Styris, in which the ageing medium pacer conceded 8 runs. So two good overs for Hurricanes.
Over 12 || Score 73/2
Ish Sodhi gave Northern Districts their second breakthrough in the form of Paine, who was looking dangerous. Shoaib Malik has joined Aiden Blizzard in the middled after the fall of Paine's wicket. Styris and Sodhi are bowling in tandem in for Districts at the moment.
TD Paine c TA Boult b Sodhi 43 (34b
Over 10 || Score 65/1
Tim Paine is playing a crucial role here for the Australian-outfit, as he has started dealing in boundaries. The batsman has quickly moved to 42 off 32 with the help of six boundaries and a six. Meanwhile, Hurricanes have crossed the fifty-run mark in the ninth over. Paine is dealing in boundaries at the moment as he scored three boundaries off the 10th over bowled by Aiden Blizzard.
Over 8 || Score 45/1
Ish Sodhi has been introduced into the attack for the first time to bowl the seventh over. And leggie gave away seven runs in his opening over, as off the last ball Paine collected a boundary towards deep midwicket. In the next over bowled by Jono Boult, Paine hit the bowler for a maximum over mid-wicket to collect nine runs from the over.
Over 6 || Score 29/1
Scott Styris and Scott Kuggeleijn have replaced the opening bowlers. And Kuggeleijn straight away gave his team the first breakthrough inthe form of Dunk, who edged the ball to give a simple catch to Southee at mid-on.
BR Dunk c Southee b Kuggeleijn 12 (17b)
Over 3 || Score 16/0
Ben Dunk and Tim Paine are opening the batting for Hurricanes. In the first three overs they managed to score 16 runs, without losing a wicket. For Districts Trent Boult and Tim Southee are bowling in tandem. First boundary of the match came from the bat of Dunk in the third over when he hit Boult towards mid-on.
Toss: Northern Districts have won the toss and will bowl first.
Hello and Welcome to our live coverage of Champions League Twenty20.
Tonight, New Zealand-outfit Northern Districts will be up against the Australian-based club Hobart Hurricanes in the Group B encounter at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
If Districts will look to continue their winning momentum in the match, then, upbeat Hobart Hurricanes too would love to continue with their winning momentum.
It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes' Aiden Blizzard.
Blizzard had single-handedly pulled off a spectacular win for his side against Cape Cobras, yesterday.
On paper, the Kiwi outfit will have an advantage of sorts as this will be their fifth match at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Stadium in Chattisgarh's state capital.
Williamson is enjoying his best form in T20 cricket with a tally of 220 runs from games which includes a classy hundred apart from two half centuries.
While for Hurricanes, it's a must-win game, a victory for Northerns would help them take a giant leap towards the last four berth.
Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik.
Northern Knights: Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling, Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult, Daniel Vettori.