Ford Ranger Cup, Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Oct 24, 2009
Queensland won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
24 October 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Good afternoon and welcome to Cricinfo's live ball-by-ball coverage of this Ford Ranger Cup match between WA and Queensland at the Gabba. My name's Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through the game today. WA have won the toss and elected to bat on what looks to be a belter. Luke Towers and Jake Fawcett on debut for the Warriors. Towers to open the batting with second gamer Wes Robinson. Play due to get underway very shortly, do stick around

0.1

Cutting to Robinson, no run, right on the money to start

0.2

Cutting to Robinson, 1 run, drops it down to his feet and they scamper through for a cheeky single

0.3

Cutting to Towers, no run

0.4

Cutting to Towers, no run, goes to leave outside off but it catches the bottom edge as he's pulling away. Safe, but great delivery

0.5

Cutting to Towers, 1 run, banged in at the ribs, turned around the corner for a single

0.6

Cutting to Robinson, no run

End of over 1 (2 runs) Western Australia 2/0

    • WM Robinson 1 (3b)
    • LJC Towers 1 (3b)
    • BCJ Cutting 1-0-2-0
1.1

Rimmington to Towers, no run, full on off, driven to mid off

1.2

Rimmington to Towers, no run, gets forward to defend to mid wicket

1.3

Rimmington to Towers, no run, nice area outside off, left through to the keeper

1.4

Rimmington to Towers, no run, length on off, gets forward to defend

A beautiful day here in Brisbane for cricket

1.5

Rimmington to Towers, 1 run, pushes through cover

1.6

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, full on leg, hint of swing, pushes to square leg

End of over 2 (2 runs) Western Australia 4/0

    • WM Robinson 2 (4b)
    • LJC Towers 2 (8b)
    • NJ Rimmington 1-0-2-0
2.1

Cutting to Robinson, 1 run, strays onto leg, pushed to square leg

2.2

Cutting to Towers, no run, length outside off, defends from the crease showing the full face of the bat

2.3

Cutting to Towers, no run, length on off, gets forward and pushes to mid on

2.4

Cutting to Towers, FOUR, full and a bit of width outside off, driven well through cover

His first boundary in ODD cricket

2.5

Cutting to Towers, OUT, this one just shapes back in, beating the bat and catching Towers at the crease, striking the knee roll in front of middle

LJC Towers lbw b Cutting 6 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

2.6

Cutting to North, no run, length on leg, pushed to mid wicket

End of over 3 (5 runs) Western Australia 9/1

    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • WM Robinson 3 (5b)
    • BCJ Cutting 2-0-7-1
3.1

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, wide outside off, lucky not to be called

3.2

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, defended from the crease

3.3

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, left alone outside off

3.4

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, length on off, edge along the ground to third slip, good area

3.5

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, banged in short at the ribs, pushed to square leg

3.6

Rimmington to North, no run, length on off, steps across and pushes to mid wicket

End of over 4 (1 run) Western Australia 10/1

    • MJ North 0 (2b)
    • WM Robinson 4 (10b)
    • NJ Rimmington 2-0-3-0
4.1

Cutting to Robinson, no run, yorker defended to the bowler

4.2

Cutting to Robinson, no run, good area outside off, rises sharply off the deck as it's left through to the keeper

4.3

Cutting to Robinson, 1 run, full and driven to mid on, can't take it cleanly but saves a boundary nonetheless

4.4

Cutting to North, 1 run, short on leg, pushed to square leg

4.5

Cutting to Robinson, FOUR, full on off, driven nicely through cover, McDermott dives full length but can't save it

4.6

Cutting to Robinson, no run, full on off, sliced to point

End of over 5 (6 runs) Western Australia 16/1

    • WM Robinson 9 (15b 1x4)
    • MJ North 1 (3b)
    • BCJ Cutting 3-0-13-1
5.1

Walter to North, 1 run, short at the ribs, pushed to mid wicket

The wunderkid Scott Walter has entered the attack, coming in in great wicket taking form

5.2

Walter to Robinson, no run, length on middle, pushed to square leg

5.3

Walter to Robinson, no run, low full toss bunted to mid on

5.4

Walter to Robinson, no run, full on leg, pushed to short mid on

Walter has started a bit too leg side...

5.5

Walter to Robinson, no run, that's better, back of a length outside off, pushed to point, sets off for a run but is wisely sent back

5.6

Walter to Robinson, no run, length on off, pushed to square leg

End of over 6 (1 run) Western Australia 17/1

    • WM Robinson 9 (20b 1x4)
    • MJ North 2 (4b)
    • SH Walter 1-0-1-0
6.1

Cutting to North, FOUR, slightly overpitched and driven straight - in the air - but safely, clean hit

6.2

Cutting to North, no run, back of a length outside off, shoulders arms

6.3

Cutting to North, no run, length on off, cramps North who inside edges onto the pad, could very easily have cut that back onto his stumps

6.4

Cutting to North, 2 runs, bumper is hooked along the ground to fine leg

6.5

Cutting to North, FOUR, as good as it gets. Overpitched outside off, gets down on one knee elegantly and drives through cover, glorious

6.6

Cutting to North, FOUR, length outside off, drives very uppishly through cover. Still caught it clean but not as good a shot as the previous delivery

A very good over for the visitors

End of over 7 (14 runs) Western Australia 31/1

    • MJ North 16 (10b 3x4)
    • WM Robinson 9 (20b 1x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 4-0-27-1
7.1

Walter to Robinson, no run, back of a length on off, defends to point

7.2

Walter to Robinson, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked down to fine leg

7.3

Walter to Robinson, no run, good length on off, pushes to mid wicket

7.4

Walter to Robinson, no run, mistimes a drive to cover

7.5

Walter to Robinson, no run, good yorker dug out to cover

7.6

Walter to Robinson, no run, full, left alone outside off

End of over 8 (2 runs) Western Australia 33/1

    • WM Robinson 11 (26b 1x4)
    • MJ North 16 (10b 3x4)
    • SH Walter 2-0-3-0
8.1

Cutting to North, no run, good length on off, defended from the crease

8.2

Cutting to North, FOUR, drops short on leg, dispatched through square leg

Looks in great form, he's burst out of the blocks

8.3

Cutting to North, 2 runs, short outside off, cut backward of point, Rimmington does well on the boundary

8.4

Cutting to North, no run, good bumper, catches North on the glove and pops up safely

8.5

Cutting to North, no run, length on off, driven to mid off

8.6

Cutting to North, no run, defends on the front foot

End of over 9 (6 runs) Western Australia 39/1

    • MJ North 22 (16b 4x4)
    • WM Robinson 11 (26b 1x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 5-0-33-1
9.1

Walter to Robinson, no run, length outside off, left alone

9.2

Walter to Robinson, no run, length on off, gets forward to defend

9.3

Walter to Robinson, no run, full outside off, mistimes a drive to mid on

9.4

Walter to Robinson, no run, good length outside off, left alone

9.5

Walter to Robinson, FOUR, a bit of width outside off, drives nicely between cover and mid off

9.6

Walter to Robinson, no run, driven to mid on

Bowling powerplay taken...

End of over 10 (4 runs) Western Australia 43/1

    • WM Robinson 15 (32b 2x4)
    • MJ North 22 (16b 4x4)
    • SH Walter 3-0-7-0
10.1

McDermott to North, no run, nice area, driven to mid off

10.2

McDermott to North, no run, nice nut, full on off, just gets an inside edge as he almost gets through the gate

10.3

McDermott to North, no run, full outside off, gets forward to drive to short cover, well hit

10.4

McDermott to North, 1 run, lenght on off, guided to third man

10.5

McDermott to Robinson, no run, full outside off, pushes to cover

10.6

McDermott to Robinson, no run, nice shot, full and hit well but straight to mid off

End of over 11 (1 run) Western Australia 44/1

    • WM Robinson 15 (34b 2x4)
    • MJ North 23 (20b 4x4)
    • AC McDermott 1-0-1-0
11.1

Walter to North, no run, good length outside off, pushed to gully

11.2

Walter to North, 3 runs, full on leg, flicked through mid wicket

11.3

Walter to Robinson, no run, defends from the crease to gully

11.4

Walter to Robinson, no run, full and shaping away, reaches for it and defends

11.5

Walter to Robinson, no run, same ball again, reaches for it and drives to mid off

11.6

Walter to Robinson, 1 run, glides it down to third man

End of over 12 (4 runs) Western Australia 48/1

    • WM Robinson 16 (38b 2x4)
    • MJ North 26 (22b 4x4)
    • SH Walter 4-0-11-0
12.1

McDermott to Robinson, no run, good length outside off, left alone

12.2

McDermott to Robinson, no run, pushes to point

12.3

McDermott to Robinson, 2 runs, gets forward and drives down the ground to mid on

12.4

McDermott to Robinson, no run, a jaffer, pitching on off and just darting away slightly to beat the outside edge

The son of former Australian quick Craig, Alistair McDermott has been ultra impressive in the start to his domestic career. A lot to like about him

12.5

McDermott to Robinson, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

12.6

McDermott to Robinson, 2 runs, guides it through gully

End of over 13 (4 runs) Western Australia 52/1

    • WM Robinson 20 (44b 2x4)
    • MJ North 26 (22b 4x4)
    • AC McDermott 2-0-5-0
13.1

Walter to North, no run, pushes forward to defend, inside edge onto the pads

13.2

Walter to North, 3 runs, length on middle, steps across and flicks through mid wicket, nice shot

13.3

Walter to Robinson, no run, good yorker, dug out to cover

13.4

Walter to Robinson, no run, a bit of shape away, defends on the front foot to cover

13.5

Walter to Robinson, no run, yorker on off, punched to cover

13.6

Walter to Robinson, no run, length on middle, pushed to mid wicket

End of over 14 (3 runs) Western Australia 55/1

    • WM Robinson 20 (48b 2x4)
    • MJ North 29 (24b 4x4)
    • SH Walter 5-0-14-0
14.1

McDermott to North, no run, defended from the crease

Walter and McDermott keeping things very tight here when North threatened to let loose

14.2

McDermott to North, no run, slightly slower, punches it to backward point

14.3

McDermott to North, 3 runs, just forces that through cover, slightly overpitched outside off, finds the gap nicely

14.4

McDermott to Robinson, no run, defends to gully

14.5

McDermott to Robinson, 1 run, inside edge as he defends from the crease, squirts to square leg

14.6

McDermott to North, no run, flicks to mid wicket

End of over 15 (4 runs) Western Australia 59/1

    • MJ North 32 (28b 4x4)
    • WM Robinson 21 (50b 2x4)
    • AC McDermott 3-0-9-0
15.1

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg

Spin from the skipper now...

15.2

Simpson to North, no run, flighted nicely, defended on the front foot

15.3

Simpson to North, 1 run, strays onto leg, flicked around the corner

15.4

Simpson to Robinson, no run

15.5

Simpson to Robinson, no run, tries to turn it around the corner, but it catches the pad

15.6

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, drives to long off

End of over 16 (3 runs) Western Australia 62/1

    • WM Robinson 23 (54b 2x4)
    • MJ North 33 (30b 4x4)
    • CP Simpson 1-0-3-0
16.1

McDermott to Robinson, no run, pushes to gully

16.2

McDermott to Robinson, no run, back of a length outside off, sways out of the way

16.3

McDermott to Robinson, no run, length on off, pushes to gully

Robinson struggling to get any of the bowlers away, needs to up the ante

16.4

McDermott to Robinson, no run, back of a length outside off, can't beat gully again

16.5

McDermott to Robinson, 1 run, width outside off, cuts to third man

16.6

McDermott to North, 1 run, advances and mistimes the cut to cover

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (2 runs) Western Australia 64/1

    • MJ North 34 (31b 4x4)
    • WM Robinson 24 (59b 2x4)
    • AC McDermott 4-0-11-0
17.1

Simpson to North, 1 run, driven through gully

17.2

Simpson to Robinson, no run, darted in, gets forward to defend

17.3

Simpson to Robinson, no run, advances and defends to the bowler

17.4

Simpson to Robinson, no run

17.5

Simpson to Robinson, no run, tries to reverse sweep but doesn't connect

17.6

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, driven to long on

His slow scoring really becoming an issue for Robinson. Needs to get things going as the run rate has dropped well below four

End of over 18 (2 runs) Western Australia 66/1

    • WM Robinson 25 (64b 2x4)
    • MJ North 35 (32b 4x4)
    • CP Simpson 2-0-5-0
18.1

Rimmington to Robinson, 2 runs, bit of width outside off, guided to third man, well run

18.2

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

The first extra for the innings, took until the 19th over

18.2

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg

Rimmington needs to tighten his lines to keep the pressure on the Warriors

18.3

Rimmington to North, no run, defended to gully from the crease

18.4

Rimmington to North, 1 run, driven to deep cover

18.5

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, full on off, defends from the crease

18.6

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, full on off, pushed to cover

End of over 19 (6 runs) Western Australia 72/1

    • WM Robinson 29 (68b 2x4)
    • MJ North 36 (34b 4x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 3-0-9-0
19.1

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

19.2

Simpson to North, no run, gets forward to defend

19.3

Simpson to North, FOUR, great shot! Bit of width outside off, delicately guides it fine of third man, races away, pure timing

19.4

Simpson to North, no run, flighted, defends back to the bowler

19.5

Simpson to North, 1 run, pushes to cover

19.6

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, drives to long off

End of over 20 (7 runs) Western Australia 79/1

    • WM Robinson 31 (70b 2x4)
    • MJ North 41 (38b 5x4)
    • CP Simpson 3-0-12-0
20.1

Rimmington to Robinson, 2 runs, leg side, flicked off the hip to fine leg

20.2

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, length on off, oddly tries to cut when it was far too close to the body, can't connect

20.3

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

20.4

Rimmington to North, 1 run, full and drives to mid off

20.5

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, pushes to point

20.6

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, full and driven to long on

End of over 21 (5 runs) Western Australia 84/1

    • WM Robinson 35 (75b 2x4)
    • MJ North 42 (39b 5x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 4-0-14-0
21.1

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, driven to long on

21.2

Simpson to North, 1 run, advances and drives to long off

21.3

Simpson to Robinson, no run, gets forward to defend

21.4

Simpson to Robinson, 2 runs, advances and lofts over mid wicket, long on comes round to do the fielding

21.5

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, cut through cover

21.6

Simpson to North, no run

End of over 22 (5 runs) Western Australia 89/1

    • MJ North 43 (41b 5x4)
    • WM Robinson 39 (79b 2x4)
    • CP Simpson 4-0-17-0
22.1

Rimmington to Robinson, no run, full on middle, defended to the bowler

22.2

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, guided to third man

22.3

Rimmington to North, no run, good length on off, advances and tries to cut but can't connect

Slightly odd shot considering how easily he's scoring

22.4

Rimmington to North, no run, drives off the back foot to cover

22.5

Rimmington to North, no run, good bouncer, tries to hook but can't connect

22.6

Rimmington to North, no run, full on off, driven to mid off

End of over 23 (1 run) Western Australia 90/1

    • MJ North 43 (45b 5x4)
    • WM Robinson 40 (81b 2x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 5-0-15-0
23.1

Simpson to Robinson, no run, darted in at middle, defends to the off side

23.2

Simpson to Robinson, 3 runs, low full toss lofted over mid wicket

Robinson looking much more comofrtable now, the runs flowing

23.3

Simpson to North, 1 run, pushed to gully

23.4

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, advances, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, still gets enough on it to get to long on

23.5

Simpson to North, 1 run, swept in the air well short of deep fine leg

23.6

Simpson to Robinson, FOUR, that's better, advances and whips it wristily throug mid wicket, good timing

End of over 24 (10 runs) Western Australia 100/1

    • WM Robinson 48 (85b 3x4)
    • MJ North 45 (47b 5x4)
    • CP Simpson 5-0-27-0
24.1

Rimmington to North, 1 run, on leg, flicked through square leg

24.2

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, on leg again, easy run down to fine leg

24.3

Rimmington to North, 1 run, another easy run down to fine leg

They'll take these singles all day, every day

24.4

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, pulls to mid wicket to bring up his 50, well played in his second match

Had some slow periods, but he's now upped the ante and has set this innings up well

24.5

Rimmington to North, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover

24.6

Rimmington to Robinson, 1 run, short on leg, mistimes the pull onto his pads

End of over 25 (6 runs) Western Australia 106/1

    • WM Robinson 51 (88b 3x4)
    • MJ North 48 (50b 5x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 6-0-21-0
25.1

Simpson to Robinson, no run, mistimes the drive

25.2

Simpson to Robinson, 1 run, advances and drives to mid wicket who can't field cleanly

25.3

Simpson to North, 1 run, flicked to square leg

25.4

Simpson to Robinson, no run, defends from the crease

25.5

Simpson to Robinson, OUT, advances and ends up yorking himself, bit of a fumble from the keeper but he was that far down there was no turning back

WM Robinson st †Hartley b Simpson 52 (92b 3x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

25.6

Simpson to Bandy, no run, draws him forward and beats the edge

End of over 26 (2 runs) Western Australia 108/2

    • DC Bandy 0 (1b)
    • MJ North 49 (51b 5x4)
    • CP Simpson 6-0-29-1
26.1

Cutting to North, 1 wide, strays down leg

26.1

Cutting to North, no run, full, driven to mid on

26.2

Cutting to North, 1 run, guided down to third man to bring up his 50. Clearly now the danger man

26.3

Cutting to Bandy, no run, mistimes the drive

26.4

Cutting to Bandy, no run, length outside off, left alone

26.5

Cutting to Bandy, 2 runs, back of a length, pulled to fine leg

26.6

Cutting to Bandy, no run, length on off, defends on the front foot

End of over 27 (4 runs) Western Australia 112/2

    • DC Bandy 2 (5b)
    • MJ North 50 (53b 5x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 6-0-37-1
27.1

Simpson to North, OUT, soft dismissal, very full delivery, backs away and lobs it straight back to the bowler for an easy catch

MJ North c & b Simpson 50 (54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 92.59

The game has turned all of a sudden Jake Fawcett on debut strolls to the crease, under the pump...

27.2

Simpson to Fawcett, no run, pushed to gully

27.3

Simpson to Fawcett, no run, defends to mid wicket

27.4

Simpson to Fawcett, no run, steps forward to defend

27.5

Simpson to Fawcett, no run, off stump line, pushed to cover

27.6

Simpson to Fawcett, 1 wide, OUT, a set-up from Simpson, goes back over the wicket and darts it down leg, Fawcett falss to the off side as he tries to flick it fine, Hartley quick to whip the bails off

JD Fawcett st †Hartley b Simpson 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

27.6

Simpson to Doropoulos, 1 run, pushed to point, well run

End of over 28 (2 runs) Western Australia 114/4

    • TP Doropoulos 1 (1b)
    • DC Bandy 2 (5b)
    • CP Simpson 7-0-31-3
28.1

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, gets forward to defend to cover

28.2

Cutting to Doropoulos, 2 runs, strays onto leg and is dispatched to deep backward square leg

28.3

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, nice area outside off, leaves through to the keeper

28.4

Cutting to Doropoulos, 1 run, bouncer, rushes the shot from Doropolous, still gets some wood down to fine leg

That last one caught him on the hand, a good surprise ball as Doropolous shakes it in pain

28.5

Cutting to Bandy, 1 wide, another bouncer goes too high

28.5

Cutting to Bandy, no run, good line and length, defended from the crease

28.6

Cutting to Bandy, no run, great nut, pitching on off and nipping away, beating the edge narrowly

End of over 29 (4 runs) Western Australia 118/4

    • DC Bandy 2 (7b)
    • TP Doropoulos 4 (5b)
    • BCJ Cutting 7-0-41-1
29.1

Simpson to Doropoulos, 1 wide, just strays wide outside off

29.1

Simpson to Doropoulos, no run, flicked to mid wicket

29.2

Simpson to Doropoulos, SIX, HUGE hit! Advances and smashes it straight back down the ground, didn't worry about the long on and long off, wonderfully clean strike

That ball doesn't seem like it's coming back too quickly, he put it many a mile And we're finally back

29.3

Simpson to Doropoulos, no run, around the wicket, tries to guid it past short third man

29.4

Simpson to Doropoulos, no run, punched to mid wicket

29.5

Simpson to Doropoulos, 1 run, pushes to point

29.6

Simpson to Bandy, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

End of over 30 (8 runs) Western Australia 126/4

    • DC Bandy 2 (8b)
    • TP Doropoulos 11 (10b 1x6)
    • CP Simpson 8-0-39-3
30.1

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, length outside off, tries to cut but can't connect. Good zip

30.2

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, defends from the crease to cover

30.3

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, bumper on off, defended to point

30.4

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, full outside off, driven straight to cover

30.5

Cutting to Doropoulos, 1 wide, just strays down leg

30.5

Cutting to Doropoulos, FOUR, great shot, full outside off, a lot of bottom hand as he drives wide of short cover and mid off

We've lost another ball folks and there's a cast of thousands on the boundary trying to find it! Ah, and we've finally got it!

30.6

Cutting to Doropoulos, 1 run, pushes to point

End of over 31 (6 runs) Western Australia 132/4

    • TP Doropoulos 16 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 2 (8b)
    • BCJ Cutting 8-0-47-1
31.1

Philipson to Doropoulos, no run, width outside off, left alone

31.2

Philipson to Doropoulos, 1 run, short on middle, pulled to the leg side sweeper, should have put that away

31.3

Philipson to Bandy, no run, full outside off, left alone

31.4

Philipson to Bandy, no run, rolls his fingers across that one, pushed to gully

31.5

Philipson to Bandy, 1 run, guided to third man

31.6

Philipson to Doropoulos, 1 run, punches to long on off the back foot

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (3 runs) Western Australia 135/4

    • TP Doropoulos 18 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 3 (11b)
    • CA Philipson 1-0-3-0
32.1

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, guided to third man

32.2

Walter to Bandy, no run, left alone outside off

32.3

Walter to Bandy, 1 run, shapes onto the pads, flicked to fine leg

32.4

Walter to Doropoulos, no run, plenty of width outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

32.5

Walter to Doropoulos, no run, dances down the track and tries to go deep over long on, doesn't connect

32.6

Walter to Doropoulos, no run, full and pushed to point

End of over 33 (2 runs) Western Australia 137/4

    • TP Doropoulos 19 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 4 (13b)
    • SH Walter 6-0-16-0
33.1

Philipson to Bandy, no run, cut to backward point

33.2

Philipson to Bandy, FOUR, cut uppishly over point, safe in the end though

33.3

Philipson to Bandy, no run, full outside off, misses the drive

33.4

Philipson to Bandy, no run, pushes to point

33.5

Philipson to Bandy, no run, defends to point

A few clouds starting to circle the Gabba...nothing too ominous yet

33.6

Philipson to Bandy, no run, guided straight to short third man

Here comes the batting Powerplay, a good aggressive move, stay tuned for the fireworks...

End of over 34 (4 runs) Western Australia 141/4

    • DC Bandy 8 (19b 1x4)
    • TP Doropoulos 19 (23b 1x4 1x6)
    • CA Philipson 2-0-7-0
34.1

Walter to Doropoulos, 2 runs, short and pulled to square leg who doesn't field cleanly

34.2

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, short and pulled in the air to deep mid wicket

34.3

Walter to Bandy, 1 run, short, backs away and ends up just bunting it to cover as he checks his shot at the last minute

Seems determined to bang it in short here

34.4

Walter to Doropoulos, FOUR, full this time, smashed straight back down the ground, uppishly past the bowler who can't quite get there

34.5

Walter to Doropoulos, FOUR, banged in short again, pulled sweetly through square leg also beating the leg side sweeper

34.6

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, full and smoked to long on

End of over 35 (13 runs) Western Australia 154/4

    • TP Doropoulos 31 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 9 (20b 1x4)
    • SH Walter 7-0-29-0
35.1

Rimmington to Doropoulos, 1 run, flicked off the pads through the leg side

35.2

Rimmington to Bandy, no run, short outside off, tries to force the pull shot, dribbles to mid on

Bandy struggling a bit here

35.3

Rimmington to Bandy, no run, just back of a length, big inside edge as he tries to hoik it over mid wicket

35.4

Rimmington to Bandy, FOUR, backs away and gets a french cut down to fine leg. Fortune favours the brave I guess

35.5

Rimmington to Bandy, 1 run, slower ball, pulled to deep square leg

35.6

Rimmington to Doropoulos, no run, down the leg side, clips the pad to save the wide

Bandy needs to forget about the big hits and focus on getting big Theo on strike

End of over 36 (6 runs) Western Australia 160/4

    • TP Doropoulos 32 (30b 3x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 14 (24b 2x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 7-0-27-0
36.1

McDermott to Bandy, 1 run, that's better, cuts to point for a single

36.2

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 run, slower ball, drives to long off

36.3

McDermott to Bandy, no run, backs away and absolutely smokes it to mid off, could not have hit that cleaner, but straight to the man

36.4

McDermott to Bandy, 1 run, low full toss, driven to mid off again

36.5

McDermott to Doropoulos, FOUR, boy he hits it hard! Full on middle, smashes it straight back down the ground, long on didn't have to go far, but couldn't get to it

36.6

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 run, low full toss driven to long off

End of over 37 (8 runs) Western Australia 168/4

    • TP Doropoulos 38 (33b 4x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 16 (27b 2x4)
    • AC McDermott 5-0-19-0
37.1

Rimmington to Doropoulos, 2 runs, full and driven very straight, just past the stumps, very well run as long on does the fielding

37.2

Rimmington to Doropoulos, no run, well bowled, full and angling back into the right hander, cramps him as he inside edges onto the pads

37.3

Rimmington to Doropoulos, 1 run, slower ball driven to long on

37.4

Rimmington to Bandy, no run, good length angling in at off, driven to short cover, well bowled again

37.5

Rimmington to Bandy, FOUR, good shot, full and driven over and wide of mid on

37.6

Rimmington to Bandy, 1 run, pushes through cover

End of over 38 (8 runs) Western Australia 176/4

    • DC Bandy 21 (30b 3x4)
    • TP Doropoulos 41 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • NJ Rimmington 8-0-35-0
38.1

McDermott to Bandy, 2 runs, full and very wide, reaches to drive through point

38.2

McDermott to Bandy, no run, good yorker outside off beats the bat

38.3

McDermott to Bandy, OUT, Simpson has taken another screamer!! Slightly change of pace, Bandy checks his shot and pops it up just wide of short cover where Simpson dives full length to his right to take one handed low to the ground. Words can't do that catch justice!

DC Bandy c Simpson b McDermott 23 (33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.69

Will Ronchi go nuts from the get go?

38.4

McDermott to Ronchi, no run, watchful start, leaving outside off

That catch is very nearly as good as Simpson's mid week slips catch against the Redbacks!

38.5

McDermott to Ronchi, FOUR, good area on off, gets an outside edge past the keeper

38.6

McDermott to Ronchi, 1 run, width outside off, cuts uppishly just short of deep cover

42 runs and a wicket off that Powerplay, you'd say the Warriors would be reasonably happy with that.

End of over 39 (7 runs) Western Australia 183/5

    • L Ronchi 5 (3b 1x4)
    • TP Doropoulos 41 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • AC McDermott 6-0-26-1
39.1

Philipson to Ronchi, no run, fullish outside off, can't get bat on ball

39.2

Philipson to Ronchi, no run, defends from the crease to point

39.3

Philipson to Ronchi, FOUR, short and pulled backward of square on the leg side

39.4

Philipson to Ronchi, no run, short outside off, cut to short third man, a half mix up as Ronchi sets off but is quickly turned back

39.5

Philipson to Ronchi, 1 run, slower ball, guided to third man

39.6

Philipson to Doropoulos, 1 run, pushed to cover point

End of over 40 (6 runs) Western Australia 189/5

    • TP Doropoulos 42 (37b 4x4 1x6)
    • L Ronchi 10 (8b 2x4)
    • CA Philipson 3-0-13-0
40.1

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 no ball, lets that slower ball slip and it goves above chest height

40.1

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 run, full outside off, edged down to third man through the vacant slips region

40.2

McDermott to Ronchi, no run, fullish outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

40.3

McDermott to Ronchi, no run, pushed to point

40.4

McDermott to Ronchi, no run, full outside off, driven to point

40.5

McDermott to Ronchi, 1 run, edgily cuts down to third man, once bounce and it's fielded

40.6

McDermott to Doropoulos, no run, full and wide, cut straight to point

End of over 41 (3 runs) Western Australia 192/5

    • TP Doropoulos 43 (40b 4x4 1x6)
    • L Ronchi 11 (12b 2x4)
    • AC McDermott 7-0-29-1
41.1

Cutting to Ronchi, no run, short and wide outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

These last eight overs are set up well with two big hitters at the crease

41.2

Cutting to Ronchi, 1 run, short outside off, cuts, one bounce down to third man

41.3

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, short, comes through slower than expected and he can't get connection on it

41.4

Cutting to Doropoulos, FOUR, short on middle again, rocks back and smashes it through mid wicket, great timing

41.5

Cutting to Doropoulos, 1 run, fullish on leg, pushed to long on

41.6

Cutting to Ronchi, no run, slower ball, Ronchi doesn't pick it and inside edges onto his foot

End of over 42 (6 runs) Western Australia 198/5

    • L Ronchi 12 (15b 2x4)
    • TP Doropoulos 48 (43b 5x4 1x6)
    • BCJ Cutting 9-0-53-1
42.1

Walter to Doropoulos, no run, wide outside off, cuts straight to point

42.2

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 wide, a bit wider this time and called as Doropolous ends up leaving

42.2

Walter to Doropoulos, no run, full and driven to cover, the crowd goes up but it's clearly a bump ball

42.3

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover where Simpson dives desparingly

42.4

Walter to Ronchi, OUT, full outside off, tries the big cover drive but gets a big top edge and Hartley catches well high to his right

L Ronchi c †Hartley b Walter 12 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

42.5

Walter to Noffke, no run, good bumper first up, ducks out the way

42.6

Walter to Noffke, no run, width outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

End of over 43 (2 runs) Western Australia 200/6

    • AA Noffke 0 (2b)
    • TP Doropoulos 49 (46b 5x4 1x6)
    • SH Walter 8-0-31-1
43.1

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, cut to point

43.2

Cutting to Doropoulos, no run, fullish on off, driven to cover

43.3

Cutting to Doropoulos, 1 run, good bouncer, rushes the shot and gets a top edge just short of square leg. Brings up his 50 at more than a run a ball

43.4

Cutting to Noffke, no run, length on off, defends from the crease

43.5

Cutting to Noffke, no run, full on leg, hits the pads and the keeper fields, half shout but always going down leg

43.6

Cutting to Noffke, no run, full on off, tries to drive but can't connect

Good over from Cutting to finish his ten

End of over 44 (1 run) Western Australia 201/6

    • AA Noffke 0 (5b)
    • TP Doropoulos 50 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • BCJ Cutting 10-0-54-1
44.1

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, driven to long on who fields on the first bounce

44.2

Walter to Noffke, 1 run, backs away and a big top edge just short of deep third man

44.3

Walter to Doropoulos, 2 runs, full outside off, absolutely smokes it to long off, wow he hit that hard

44.4

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, low full toss outside off, reaches for it when he could have left it for a wide, glides down to third man

44.5

Walter to Noffke, 1 run, big swing again and it drops just short of third man

44.6

Walter to Doropoulos, 1 run, yorker dug out back to the bowler who can't field cleanly allowing a single

End of over 45 (7 runs) Western Australia 208/6

    • TP Doropoulos 55 (53b 5x4 1x6)
    • AA Noffke 2 (7b)
    • SH Walter 9-0-38-1
45.1

McDermott to Doropoulos, no run, low full toss driven to mid wicket

45.2

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 run, full on middle, driven to long off

45.3

McDermott to Noffke, 1 run, for the third time in a row for Noffke, he edges to third man, who fields on the first bounce

45.4

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 run, good yorker dug out to mid on

45.5

McDermott to Noffke, 1 run, yorker driven to long off

45.6

McDermott to Doropoulos, 1 run, another good yorker, driven to long on

A lot to like about this young man, including the big zinc cream across the nose

End of over 46 (5 runs) Western Australia 213/6

    • TP Doropoulos 58 (57b 5x4 1x6)
    • AA Noffke 4 (9b)
    • AC McDermott 8-0-34-1
46.1

Rimmington to Doropoulos, no run, yorker, smashed straight back at the bowler who fields well

46.2

Rimmington to Doropoulos, no run, full outside off, tries to go deep but can't connect

46.3

Rimmington to Doropoulos, 1 run, full on leg, driven to deep mid wicket

46.4

Rimmington to Noffke, no run, yorker outside off, drives back to the bowler

The Bulls doing very well to restrict the Warriors here

46.5

Rimmington to Noffke, FOUR, clever! Steps across the off side and scoops it over fine leg, who was up at the circle, well played

46.6

Rimmington to Noffke, OUT, yorker goes straight through Noffke as he tries to swing, takes middle

AA Noffke b Rimmington 8 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 47 (5 runs) Western Australia 218/7

    • TP Doropoulos 59 (60b 5x4 1x6)
    • NJ Rimmington 9-0-40-1
47.1

McDermott to Doropoulos, 2 runs, driven down the ground, well run

47.2

McDermott to Doropoulos, 2 runs, slower ball, cut through cover, some indecision with the running but they do it well in the end

47.3

McDermott to Doropoulos, OUT, fullish on off, big, big hit deep to long on, who takes the catch about a foot short of the boundary. Important wicket

TP Doropoulos c Philipson b McDermott 63 (63b 5x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

47.4

McDermott to Coetzee, no run, good yorker outside off, can't get bat on it

47.5

McDermott to Coetzee, 2 runs, full outside off, guided through gully

47.6

McDermott to Coetzee, no run, length outside off, beats the edge as he tries to guide it through third man

End of over 48 (6 runs) Western Australia 224/8

    • JP Coetzee 2 (3b)
    • BR Dorey 0 (0b)
    • AC McDermott 9-0-40-2
48.1

Rimmington to Dorey, OUT, great yorker hits the big toe in front of middle, plumb and well bowled

BR Dorey lbw b Rimmington 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

On a hattrick now...

48.2

Rimmington to Hogan, OUT, full on off, thick outside edge and Hartley takes a gem low to his right to give Rimmington a hattrick, incredible!

MG Hogan c †Hartley b Rimmington 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The Warriors just capitulating there losing 4/6 as the Bulls do very well to peg them back, restricting them to just 224 on a good batting wicket. Rimmington, McDeromtt and Simpson all bowling very well, Simpson the pick because of the quality of wickets he took. Join me again at 7.15pm AEDT for the run chase

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