Ford Ranger Cup, New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Nov 1, 2009
New South Wales won by 7 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
1 November 2009 (50-over match)

Morning and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the Ford Ranger Cup. It's New South Wales coming up against Western Australia at the picturesque North Sydney Oval. A small ground so we can expect some big scores. The Warriors fielding a very young batting line-up, while the Blue have Australian players in the top five spots in their order. On paper, it looks like the Blues look far better, but as we know in the Ford Ranger Cup, anything can happen! NSW have won the toss on a very good deck and somewhat surprisingly elected to field. Katich obviously likes the look of the Warriors inexperienced middle order.

0.1

Clark to Robinson, no run, right on the spot just outside off, Robinson confidently leaves as he strides forward

0.2

Clark to Robinson, no run, bit more width outside off there, cocks the bat and watches it through, deciding against the cut

0.3

Clark to Robinson, no run, nice and full outside off, sitting up tantalisingly, but he leaves it alone

0.4

Clark to Robinson, 1 run, strays onto the pads, flicked neatly through square leg

0.5

Clark to Towers, 2 runs, line not quite righ, full on leg, worked nicely around the corner

A very, very flat deck by the look of it, no movement so far

0.6

Clark to Towers, no run, length on leg, gets himself in a bit of a tangle as it hits the pad, going down leg and too high

Starc on debut now

End of over 1 (3 runs) Western Australia 3/0

    • LJC Towers 2 (2b)
    • WM Robinson 1 (4b)
    • SR Clark 1-0-3-0
1.1

Starc to Robinson, no run, right on the spot first up, gets forward to defend

1.2

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

A very smooth action from the big left-armer. Good pace, too.

1.3

Starc to Robinson, FOUR, full on leg, clipped very fine to the boundary

1.4

Starc to Robinson, no run, full on leg again, big shout for caught behind down the leg side, not given although it did sound a bit woody

1.5

Starc to Robinson, 2 runs, still full on leg, pushed through mid wicket

Needs to adjust his line here

1.6

Starc to Robinson, no run, that's better, length outside off, gets forward to defend

Good first up over from the debutant. Tough to give that catch down the leg side out, always hard to tell what it has come off down the leg side. Right decision was made

End of over 2 (6 runs) Western Australia 9/0

    • WM Robinson 7 (10b 1x4)
    • LJC Towers 2 (2b)
    • MA Starc 1-0-6-0
2.1

Clark to Towers, no run, strays onto the pads, hits the thigh pad and Towers looks annoyed with himself for not getting bat on that

2.2

Clark to Towers, no run, and again it clatters into the thigh pad, looked to hurt him a bit and again he turns away in frustration

2.3

Clark to Towers, no run, ooh, cut him in half! Length outside off and it decks back quite a way, going between bat and pad over off stump

The first hint of movement there...

2.4

Clark to Towers, no run, strays onto leg again, flicked to short fine leg

2.5

Clark to Towers, 1 run, flicked a bit squarer this time, short fine leg does the fielding

2.6

Clark to Robinson, 1 run, back of a length, defends from the crease and they take off for a quick single, would have been very close had the fielder hit the stumps at the striker's end

End of over 3 (2 runs) Western Australia 11/0

    • WM Robinson 8 (11b 1x4)
    • LJC Towers 3 (7b)
    • SR Clark 2-0-5-0
3.1

Starc to Robinson, no run, nice area outside off, shapes away and left alone

3.2

Starc to Robinson, FOUR, fullish on leg, flicked backward of square and that has raced away to the boundary, nothing more than a flick

You could see Robinson saying "wow" to himself after seeing how quickly that ran away. He'll be thinking he doesn't want to miss out now

3.3

Starc to Robinson, no run, length outside off, nips back as he shoulders arms

3.4

Starc to Robinson, no run, full on off, driven to mid off

3.5

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

3.6

Starc to Robinson, no run, full on off, driven to mid off

A reminder that a new ball is used from each end, meaning each ball is only used for 25 overs.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Western Australia 15/0

    • WM Robinson 12 (17b 2x4)
    • LJC Towers 3 (7b)
    • MA Starc 2-0-10-0
4.1

Clark to Towers, no run, length outside off, gets forward to defend

4.2

Clark to Towers, no run, length on off, defends from the crease

4.3

Clark to Towers, no run, fullish on middle, drives to mid on

4.4

Clark to Towers, 1 run, slower ball, guided to third man

4.5

Clark to Robinson, no run, length on off, defends from the crease to point

4.6

Clark to Robinson, no run, defends to point again

End of over 5 (1 run) Western Australia 16/0

    • WM Robinson 12 (19b 2x4)
    • LJC Towers 4 (11b)
    • SR Clark 3-0-6-0
5.1

Starc to Towers, no run, left alone outside off

5.2

Starc to Towers, no run, oh a gem! Length on middle, nipped slightly away from the right hander, who does his best just to avoid edging it

5.3

Starc to Towers, no run, length on middle, flicked to mid wicket

5.4

Starc to Towers, 1 run, length on off, pushed to point, very lucky to make it through as Rohrer shies at the striker's end

5.5

Starc to Robinson, FOUR, full on middle, flicked through square leg and it races away, don't bother running for that

5.6

Starc to Robinson, no run, full outside off, the eyes lit up but he didn't capitalise

A relatively even start, but you'd say NSW are slightly ahead considering how quick the outfield is Interesting change, spin now...

End of over 6 (5 runs) Western Australia 21/0

    • WM Robinson 16 (21b 3x4)
    • LJC Towers 5 (15b)
    • MA Starc 3-0-15-0
6.1

Smith to Towers, 1 run, full and driven to mid off

6.2

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, full outside off, lap sweep to fine leg, cheeky shot

6.3

Smith to Towers, no run, full on leg, flicked to mid wicket

6.4

Smith to Towers, no run, flighted, advances and drives, slight mix up but Towers is rightly sent back

6.5

Smith to Towers, OUT, the change works! Just full of a length on off, turns away and gets some extra bounce, Towers dabbles at it and edges sharply to first slip where Hughes takes a great catch

LJC Towers c Hughes b Smith 6 (28m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

And here's an aggressive move from WA, bringing in Ronchi

6.6

Smith to Ronchi, no run, full toss on leg, driven to mid on

End of over 7 (2 runs) Western Australia 23/1

    • L Ronchi 0 (1b)
    • WM Robinson 17 (22b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 1-0-2-1
7.1

Starc to Robinson, no run, full on off, driven to mid off

7.2

Starc to Robinson, no run, nice length on off, nips away slightly as he square Robinson up, edges along the ground to point

7.3

Starc to Robinson, no run, full on off, driven to mid on

7.4

Starc to Robinson, no run, length on off, nips away slightly and defended to point

7.5

Starc to Robinson, no run, length on off, gets forward and forces to mid wicket

Seems determined to play through his favoured leg side

7.6

Starc to Robinson, no run, length on off, pushed to gully

End of over 8 (maiden) Western Australia 23/1

    • WM Robinson 17 (28b 3x4)
    • L Ronchi 0 (1b)
    • MA Starc 4-1-15-0
8.1

Smith to Ronchi, no run, a bit shorter outside off, tries to pull but mistimes into the ground

8.2

Smith to Ronchi, 1 run, full and drives to cover, slight misfield to allow a run

8.3

Smith to Robinson, no run, low full toss, driven to mid on

8.4

Smith to Robinson, no run, fullish outside off, defends from the crease

8.5

Smith to Robinson, no run, defends from the crease again

A brilliant start from the young leggy

8.6

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, full outside off, down to sweep backward of square

End of over 9 (2 runs) Western Australia 25/1

    • WM Robinson 18 (32b 3x4)
    • L Ronchi 1 (3b)
    • SPD Smith 2-0-4-1
9.1

O'Keefe to Robinson, FOUR, full outside off, reverse sweeps very well past short third man, well timed

9.2

O'Keefe to Robinson, no run, pushes to square leg

9.3

O'Keefe to Robinson, 1 run, advances and flicks through square leg

Will Ronchi let loose?

9.4

O'Keefe to Ronchi, FOUR, thrown up outside off, swings across the line through mid wicket. That's typical Ronchi

9.5

O'Keefe to Ronchi, no run, flatter and quicker, pushed back to the bowler

9.6

O'Keefe to Ronchi, no run, again, flicked back to the bowler

The first big over for the Warriors. The bowling Powerplay has been taken

End of over 10 (9 runs) Western Australia 34/1

    • L Ronchi 5 (6b 1x4)
    • WM Robinson 23 (35b 4x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 1-0-9-0
10.1

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, full on middle, nice dip and swept fine

10.2

Smith to Ronchi, no run, length outside off, cuts late to short third man, another mix up but Robinson makes it back safely

10.3

Smith to Ronchi, FOUR, drops short outside off, rocks back and smashes it over mid on

10.4

Smith to Ronchi, no run, full just outside off, left alone as it turns away

10.5

Smith to Ronchi, 1 run, flatter on off, punched through the off side

10.6

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, flat outside off, steps across and works it through the leg side

End of over 11 (7 runs) Western Australia 41/1

    • WM Robinson 25 (37b 4x4)
    • L Ronchi 10 (10b 2x4)
    • SPD Smith 3-0-11-1
11.1

O'Keefe to Robinson, no run, flicks to square leg

11.2

O'Keefe to Robinson, 1 run, mistimes the reverse sweep off the glove, another mix up but home safely

11.3

O'Keefe to Ronchi, no run, pushed through quicker, cramps Ronchi as he defends back to the bowler

11.4

O'Keefe to Ronchi, no run, length on off, pushed to cover

11.5

O'Keefe to Ronchi, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

11.6

O'Keefe to Robinson, no run, advances and defends to mid wicket

End of over 12 (2 runs) Western Australia 43/1

    • WM Robinson 26 (40b 4x4)
    • L Ronchi 11 (13b 2x4)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 2-0-11-0
12.1

Clark to Ronchi, no run, full outside off, driven to mid off

Good, quick bowling changes from Katich, keeping the batsmen on their toes

12.2

Clark to Ronchi, no run, pushes to cover as he plays it from the crease

NSW would be happy with how they've restricted the Warriors so far

12.3

Clark to Ronchi, no run, length just outside off, nips back in and defends from the crease

12.4

Clark to Ronchi, no run, lengt on off, pushed to point

12.5

Clark to Ronchi, 1 run, length outside off, guided to third man

12.6

Clark to Robinson, 1 run, length on off, whipped to the leg side

Ronchi getting some tape for his bat. Not the quickest of starts for the dashing keeper

End of over 13 (2 runs) Western Australia 45/1

    • WM Robinson 27 (41b 4x4)
    • L Ronchi 12 (18b 2x4)
    • SR Clark 4-0-8-0
13.1

Cockley to Robinson, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

13.2

Cockley to Ronchi, no run, pushes to point

13.3

Cockley to Ronchi, FOUR, back of a length outside off, Ronchi gets under it to cut in the air just wide of point

13.4

Cockley to Ronchi, no run, full and driven to mid on

Shield game in Adelaide between SA and Vic. Victoria 4/507 in response to SA's 292. Hodge 195, Rogers 149 both putting their names back in the ring

13.5

Cockley to Ronchi, FOUR, short of a length, Ronchi all over it as he pulls over mid wicket

13.6

Cockley to Ronchi, no run, length outside off, left alone

End of over 14 (9 runs) Western Australia 54/1

    • L Ronchi 20 (23b 4x4)
    • WM Robinson 28 (42b 4x4)
    • BT Cockley 1-0-9-0
14.1

Clark to Robinson, no run, length on off, pushed to point

14.2

Clark to Robinson, no run, length on off, pushed to point

14.3

Clark to Robinson, no run, full outside off, pushed to gully

14.4

Clark to Robinson, no run, length on off, pushed to cover

14.5

Clark to Robinson, no run, bit of width outside off, cut straight to point

14.6

Clark to Robinson, no run, full and driven to cover who dives to field

The Tigers regretting their decision to bat in their Shield match at the Gabba. 5/43 with Scott Walter again doing the damage with 3/15

End of over 15 (maiden) Western Australia 54/1

    • WM Robinson 28 (48b 4x4)
    • L Ronchi 20 (23b 4x4)
    • SR Clark 5-1-8-0
15.1

Cockley to Ronchi, 2 runs, full outside off, driven to deep cover where Smith misfields after getting a bad bounce

15.2

Cockley to Ronchi, 2 runs, short outside off, cut over point and looked to be racing away to the fence but Smith makes up for his earlier mistake diving full length in the air, almost outside the boundary and saving the boundary, incredible fielding!

15.3

Cockley to Ronchi, 1 run, pushes to point, quick single

15.4

Cockley to Robinson, 1 run, length on off, guided fine to short third man

15.5

Cockley to Ronchi, OUT, length ball outside off, pokes at it and gets a thick edge, Haddin taking a brilliant one handed catch at full stretch to his right

L Ronchi c †Haddin b Cockley 25 (33m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 92.59

15.6

Cockley to North, no run, bangs it in short, sways out of the way

An important breakthrough getting the always dangerous Ronchi. He's gone for a few runs Cockley, but now he's got the wicket to make up for it

End of over 16 (6 runs) Western Australia 60/2

    • MJ North 0 (1b)
    • WM Robinson 29 (49b 4x4)
    • BT Cockley 2-0-15-1
16.1

Smith to Robinson, FOUR, full toss outside off, reverse sweeps very well again. Easy pickings in the end for the pre-meditated reverse sweep

16.2

Smith to Robinson, FOUR, flighted and advances down the deck and smashes it over mid wicket

16.3

Smith to Robinson, 2 runs, length outside off, guided fine of short third man

16.4

Smith to Robinson, no run, walks down the pitch again, smashing it straight to mid on

16.5

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, gets forward and pushes to mid wicket

16.6

Smith to North, 1 run, pushes to gully

End of over 17 (12 runs) Western Australia 72/2

    • MJ North 1 (2b)
    • WM Robinson 40 (54b 6x4)
    • SPD Smith 4-0-23-1
17.1

Cockley to North, 1 run, pushes through point

17.2

Cockley to Robinson, no run, mistimes the cut straight into the ground

17.3

Cockley to Robinson, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to deep square leg

17.4

Cockley to North, no run, nice delivery, back of a length on off, nips away and beats the edge

Hitting his stride now Cockley

17.5

Cockley to North, 1 run, pushes through cover

17.6

Cockley to Robinson, no run, strays onto leg, pushed to mid wicket

Match State: Drinks

End of over 18 (3 runs) Western Australia 75/2

    • WM Robinson 41 (57b 6x4)
    • MJ North 3 (5b)
    • BT Cockley 3-0-18-1
18.1

Smith to North, SIX, flighted outside off and he goes deep over long on, great clean hit

18.2

Smith to North, 1 run, steps across and pushes through square leg

18.3

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, width outside off, cuts to point who misfields to allow a run. Could have left that for a wide

18.4

Smith to North, 1 run, advances and drives to long on

18.5

Smith to Robinson, 2 runs, steps across and sweeps fine to fine leg

Robinson starting to look comfortable now

18.6

Smith to Robinson, no run, pushes to square leg

Second consecutive over they've got a hold of Smith. Will the skipper keep his faith in the young spinner to make the breakthrough?

End of over 19 (11 runs) Western Australia 86/2

    • WM Robinson 44 (60b 6x4)
    • MJ North 11 (8b 1x6)
    • SPD Smith 5-0-34-1
19.1

Cockley to North, no run, short of a length, mistimes the pull straight into the ground

19.2

Cockley to North, 1 run, length on off, flicked to mid wicket

19.3

Cockley to Robinson, 1 run, length on off, drops it to his feet on the off side, well run

19.4

Cockley to North, 1 run, pushes to mid wicket

19.5

Cockley to Robinson, no run, length just outside off, tries to cut when it wasn't really there to cut, fielded by the bowler

19.6

Cockley to Robinson, 1 run, drops it to his feet and they get another quick run

End of over 20 (4 runs) Western Australia 90/2

    • WM Robinson 46 (63b 6x4)
    • MJ North 13 (11b 1x6)
    • BT Cockley 4-0-22-1
20.1

Starc to Robinson, no run, full and driven to mid on

20.2

Starc to Robinson, no run, full on leg, flicked to mid wicket

20.3

Starc to Robinson, no run, good yorker, bump ball flies to the left of the keeper who stops well

20.4

Starc to Robinson, no run, another good yorker, dug out well

20.5

Starc to Robinson, FOUR, strays onto leg, flicked through mid wicket with consumate ease. Brings up his 50

20.6

Starc to Robinson, 2 runs, guides to third man nicely

End of over 21 (6 runs) Western Australia 96/2

    • WM Robinson 52 (69b 7x4)
    • MJ North 13 (11b 1x6)
    • MA Starc 5-1-21-0
21.1

Katich to North, 1 run, length on off, pulls to long on

21.2

Katich to Robinson, 1 run, pulls tamely to deep backward square leg

21.3

Katich to North, no run

21.4

Katich to North, 2 runs, nice revers sweep very fine

21.5

Katich to North, 1 run, flicks to short fine leg

21.6

Katich to Robinson, no run, pushes to gully who fields well

End of over 22 (5 runs) Western Australia 101/2

    • WM Robinson 53 (71b 7x4)
    • MJ North 17 (15b 1x6)
    • SM Katich 1-0-5-0
22.1

Starc to North, OUT, great yorker gets through the captain's defence, brilliant first wicket in ODD cricket

MJ North b Starc 17 (28m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 113.33

22.2

Starc to Bandy, no run, very good again from the big quick, angling in at off as he defends from the crease

22.3

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

22.4

Starc to Bandy, no run, length on off, gets forward to defend

22.5

Starc to Bandy, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

22.6

Starc to Bandy, no run, length on middle, pushes to mid wicket

End of over 23 (wicket maiden) Western Australia 101/3

    • DC Bandy 0 (5b)
    • WM Robinson 53 (72b 7x4)
    • MA Starc 6-2-21-1
23.1

Katich to Robinson, 3 runs, full on middle, sweeps very fine, dangerous shot as Katich thought he had his man

23.2

Katich to Bandy, no run, well flighted, gets forward to defend

23.3

Katich to Bandy, 3 runs, full outside off, revers sweeps fine and Hughes fields very well on the boundary

23.4

Katich to Robinson, no run, pushes to point

23.5

Katich to Robinson, no run, bit of width, cuts to backward point

23.6

Katich to Robinson, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover

End of over 24 (7 runs) Western Australia 108/3

    • WM Robinson 57 (76b 7x4)
    • DC Bandy 3 (7b)
    • SM Katich 2-0-12-0
24.1

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, flicked through square leg

24.2

Smith to Bandy, 1 run, sweeps fine

24.3

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, advances and flicks through square leg

24.4

Smith to Bandy, 1 run, steps back and cuts off middle

24.5

Smith to Robinson, no run, full outside off, smashes it across the line and Katich fields brilliantly!

24.6

Smith to Robinson, SIX, short and Robinson rocks back and puts it on the roof, well hit

The bowling changes continue...

End of over 25 (10 runs) Western Australia 118/3

    • WM Robinson 65 (80b 7x4 1x6)
    • DC Bandy 5 (9b)
    • SPD Smith 6-0-44-1
25.1

O'Keefe to Bandy, no run, gets forward to defend from the crease

25.2

O'Keefe to Bandy, 1 run, paddles it to short third man

25.3

O'Keefe to Robinson, no run, defends from the crease to mid wicket

25.4

O'Keefe to Robinson, no run, reverse sweeps to short third man

25.5

O'Keefe to Robinson, 1 run, flicked through square leg

25.6

O'Keefe to Bandy, no run, defends from the crease

End of over 26 (2 runs) Western Australia 120/3

    • DC Bandy 6 (12b)
    • WM Robinson 66 (83b 7x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 3-0-13-0
26.1

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, flicked to square leg

Robinson edging his way closer to a maiden ODD century. Still a way to go, but he looks good at the moment

26.2

Smith to Bandy, 1 run, pushes to point, quick single, would have been out if it had have been a direct hit

26.3

Smith to Robinson, FOUR, full outside off, swings across the line over mid wicket

26.4

Smith to Robinson, FOUR, half tracker, pulled to deep square leg where Clark misfields on the boundary

26.5

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, pushes to square leg

26.6

Smith to Bandy, no run, rocks back and cuts to cover

You have to wonder how much longer Katich sticks with Smith, who is going for a few runs

End of over 27 (11 runs) Western Australia 131/3

    • DC Bandy 7 (14b)
    • WM Robinson 76 (87b 9x4 1x6)
    • SPD Smith 7-0-55-1
27.1

O'Keefe to Robinson, no run, pushes to square leg

27.2

O'Keefe to Robinson, 1 run, another reverse, this time to point

27.3

O'Keefe to Bandy, 1 run, gets forward to sweep fine

27.4

O'Keefe to Robinson, 1 run, sweeps cleanly to deep backward square leg

27.5

O'Keefe to Bandy, no run, tries another reverse sweep, gets it wrong and it pops up and hits him on the face

27.6

O'Keefe to Bandy, 1 run, pushes to gully

End of over 28 (4 runs) Western Australia 135/3

    • DC Bandy 9 (17b)
    • WM Robinson 78 (90b 9x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 4-0-17-0
28.1

Cockley to Bandy, 1 run, full and driven to cover

28.2

Cockley to Robinson, OUT, length on off, just a bit of movement away and it catches a very fine edge and Robinson's brilliant innings comes to an end

WM Robinson c †Haddin b Cockley 78 (115m 91b 9x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

Cockley the breakthrough again...

28.3

Cockley to Doropoulos, no run, length on off, defends from the crease

Doropolous does tend to give a few chances early in his innings, so the Blues will be hoping to snare him early. He could be dangerous on this small ground

28.4

Cockley to Doropoulos, no run, length on off, defends from the crease to point

28.5

Cockley to Doropoulos, no run, pushes to gully

28.6

Cockley to Doropoulos, no run, short on leg, tries to pull but doesn't get hold of it, edging onto the pads and just short of the keeper

End of over 29 (1 run) Western Australia 136/4

    • TP Doropoulos 0 (4b)
    • DC Bandy 10 (18b)
    • BT Cockley 5-0-23-2
29.1

O'Keefe to Bandy, no run, pushed to point

29.2

O'Keefe to Bandy, 1 run, guides to short third man, close call at the striker's end but home safely in the end

29.3

O'Keefe to Doropoulos, 1 run, driven to long on

29.4

O'Keefe to Bandy, no run, cuts to cover

29.5

O'Keefe to Bandy, 1 run, revers sweeps very fine

29.6

O'Keefe to Doropoulos, no run, flicks to square leg

End of over 30 (3 runs) Western Australia 139/4

    • TP Doropoulos 1 (6b)
    • DC Bandy 12 (22b)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 5-0-20-0
30.1

Cockley to Bandy, no run, length on off, defends to cover

30.2

Cockley to Bandy, FOUR, take that! Length ball on off, just swings through the line back over the bowler's head

30.3

Cockley to Bandy, no run, back of a length on off, worked to gully

30.4

Cockley to Bandy, OUT, pushed to mid wicket, sets off for the run and is rightly sent back by Doropolous, Katich fields brilliantly with a direct hit catching him an inch short of his crease

DC Bandy run out 16 (33m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

30.5

Cockley to Fawcett, 1 run, pushes to point, his first run in ODD cricket after a duck on debut. Another semi mix-up between the wickets

30.6

Cockley to Doropoulos, 1 run, length on off, drives to mid off where Clark fields well

End of over 31 (6 runs) Western Australia 145/5

    • TP Doropoulos 2 (7b)
    • JD Fawcett 1 (1b)
    • BT Cockley 6-0-29-2
31.1

O'Keefe to Doropoulos, no run

31.2

O'Keefe to Doropoulos, OUT, advances and tries to clear long on, where Starc catches well above his head, managing also to stay inside the rope

TP Doropoulos c Starc b O'Keefe 2 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

31.3

O'Keefe to Fawcett, no run, gets forward and pushes to cover

The pressure is really on the youngster Fawcett here, how will he respond

31.4

O'Keefe to Fawcett, no run, gets forward to defend

31.5

O'Keefe to Fawcett, no run, and again, pushed to point

31.6

O'Keefe to Fawcett, 2 runs, flicks through square leg, where Warner dives to stop but can't get there

End of over 32 (2 runs) Western Australia 147/6

    • JD Fawcett 3 (5b)
    • AA Noffke 0 (0b)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 6-0-22-1
32.1

Cockley to Noffke, no run, full outside off, pushes to cover

32.2

Cockley to Noffke, 1 run, flicks it around the corner

32.3

Cockley to Fawcett, 1 run, pushes to cover, well run

32.4

Cockley to Noffke, no run, length outside off, pushes to point

32.5

Cockley to Noffke, no run, bit of width outside off, mistimes the cut shot to cover

32.6

Cockley to Noffke, OUT, length outside off, steps across and gets a leading edge through to the keeper, danger times now

AA Noffke c †Haddin b Cockley 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

End of over 33 (2 runs) Western Australia 149/7

    • JD Fawcett 4 (6b)
    • BT Cockley 7-0-31-3
33.1

O'Keefe to Fawcett, no run

33.2

O'Keefe to Fawcett, no run

33.3

O'Keefe to Fawcett, 1 bye, ooh, turns through the gap betwen bat and pad, just missing off stump!

33.4

O'Keefe to Dorey, no run

33.5

O'Keefe to Dorey, no run, drives to cover

33.6

O'Keefe to Dorey, no run, drives to mid off, good over

End of over 34 (1 run, maiden) Western Australia 150/7

    • BR Dorey 0 (3b)
    • JD Fawcett 4 (9b)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 7-1-22-1
34.1

Cockley to Fawcett, no run, nice length on off, defends to cover

34.2

Cockley to Fawcett, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked through mid wicket

34.3

Cockley to Fawcett, no run, full and pushed to mid wicket

34.4

Cockley to Fawcett, SIX, just back of a length and Fawcett smokes this over mid wicket, the crowd gasps in amazement

34.5

Cockley to Fawcett, no run, pushed to mid wicket

34.6

Cockley to Fawcett, no run, pushed to mid wicket

End of over 35 (8 runs) Western Australia 158/7

    • JD Fawcett 12 (15b 1x6)
    • BR Dorey 0 (3b)
    • BT Cockley 8-0-39-3
35.1

Clark to Dorey, no run, full outside off, pushes to cover

Going for the jugular here with Clark coming back into the attack

35.2

Clark to Dorey, 1 run, length outside off, pushes through cover

35.3

Clark to Fawcett, no run, gets forward to defend to mid wicket

35.4

Clark to Fawcett, no run, length on off, defends to cover

35.5

Clark to Fawcett, no run, pushes to point

35.6

Clark to Fawcett, 1 run, width outside off, guides through gully who misfields

End of over 36 (2 runs) Western Australia 160/7

    • JD Fawcett 13 (19b 1x6)
    • BR Dorey 1 (5b)
    • SR Clark 6-1-10-0
36.1

Starc to Fawcett, no run, full on leg, pushed to mid wicket

36.2

Starc to Fawcett, no run, full outside off, pushed to cover

Still only one extra, very shrewd bowling from the Blues

36.3

Starc to Fawcett, no run, full outside off, smashes it straight where mid off fields well

36.4

Starc to Fawcett, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

36.5

Starc to Fawcett, 2 leg byes, strays onto the pads, off the thigh pad to short fine leg, Dorey struggles to get back at the bowler's end, if the throw was better, he would have been out

36.6

Starc to Fawcett, no run, good yorker, well dug out

End of over 37 (2 runs, maiden) Western Australia 162/7

    • JD Fawcett 13 (25b 1x6)
    • BR Dorey 1 (5b)
    • MA Starc 7-3-21-1
37.1

Clark to Dorey, no run, length outside off, plays from the crease and gets an inside edge into the pads

37.2

Clark to Dorey, no run, full outside off, driven to mid off

37.3

Clark to Dorey, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket

37.4

Clark to Fawcett, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover

Good crowd has built up here on a beautiful day for cricket

37.5

Clark to Dorey, 1 run, drives to mid on, very close call on a run out at the bowler's end, but the throw misses the mark

37.6

Clark to Fawcett, no run, guides to gully

End of over 38 (3 runs) Western Australia 165/7

    • JD Fawcett 14 (27b 1x6)
    • BR Dorey 3 (9b)
    • SR Clark 7-1-13-0
38.1

Starc to Dorey, no run, full outside off, driven to mid off

38.2

Starc to Dorey, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

38.3

Starc to Dorey, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

38.4

Starc to Dorey, OUT, fullish outside off, tries to drive over mid off but doesn't get enough of it, taken easily at mid off by the man of the hour Burt Cockley

BR Dorey c Cockley b Starc 3 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

38.5

Starc to Knowles, no run, great yorker tails into the lefty, just gets some wood on it

38.6

Starc to Knowles, no run, pushes to gully

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) Western Australia 165/8

    • BA Knowles 0 (2b)
    • JD Fawcett 14 (27b 1x6)
    • MA Starc 8-4-21-2
39.1

Clark to Fawcett, 1 run, pushes forward and inside edges to square leg

39.2

Clark to Knowles, no run, fullish outside off, beats the edge and off stump as Knowles prods at it

39.3

Clark to Knowles, 1 run, pushes to third man

39.4

Clark to Fawcett, no run, full on off, driven back to the bowler

39.5

Clark to Fawcett, no run, length outside off, guided to gully

39.6

Clark to Fawcett, no run, pushes to cover

The end of another very tidy over from Stuart Clark.

End of over 40 (2 runs) Western Australia 167/8

    • JD Fawcett 15 (31b 1x6)
    • BA Knowles 1 (4b)
    • SR Clark 8-1-15-0
40.1

Starc to Knowles, no run, full on off, drives to mid off

40.2

Starc to Knowles, no run, full and pushed to cover

40.3

Starc to Knowles, no run, full again, worked to point

40.4

Starc to Knowles, 1 run, full outside off, big edge through the vacant slips region

40.5

Starc to Fawcett, no run, again full, pushed to mid off

40.6

Starc to Fawcett, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

End of over 41 (1 run) Western Australia 168/8

    • JD Fawcett 15 (33b 1x6)
    • BA Knowles 2 (8b)
    • MA Starc 9-4-22-2
41.1

Smith to Knowles, 1 run, plays with the spin to short fine leg

41.2

Smith to Fawcett, no run, length on off, tries to sweep but inside edges into the pads

41.3

Smith to Fawcett, no run, advances and drives to mid wicket

41.4

Smith to Fawcett, OUT, just full of a length on off, straightening down the line and catching Fawcett dead in front as he tried to sweep

JD Fawcett lbw b Smith 15 (47m 36b 0x4 1x6) SR: 41.66

41.5

Smith to Hogan, no run, full and driven to short cover

41.6

Smith to Hogan, no run, pushed through outside off, left alone

End of over 42 (1 run) Western Australia 169/9

    • MG Hogan 0 (2b)
    • BA Knowles 3 (9b)
    • SPD Smith 8-0-56-2
42.1

Starc to Knowles, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

42.2

Starc to Knowles, no run, great yorker beats the bat and somehow also beats off stump, very unlucky

42.3

Starc to Knowles, no run, another very good yorker, dug out to cover

42.4

Starc to Knowles, 1 run, full and flicked to fine leg

42.5

Starc to Hogan, 1 run, low full toss, driven to cover where O'Keefe slips as he fields

42.6

Starc to Knowles, no run, yorker outside off, can't connect on the cover drive

End of over 43 (2 runs) Western Australia 171/9

    • BA Knowles 4 (14b)
    • MG Hogan 1 (3b)
    • MA Starc 10-4-24-2
43.1

Smith to Hogan, no run, ooh, beats the outside edge as he sends down a big turner

43.2

Smith to Hogan, no run, stuck on the crease, pushes to cover

43.3

Smith to Hogan, no run, pushes to mid off

43.4

Smith to Hogan, FOUR, advances and lofts it back over the bowler's head, just makes it to the boundary

43.5

Smith to Hogan, no run, full and driven to cover

43.6

Smith to Hogan, FOUR, length outside off, edges just wide of slip who dives but can't take it

End of over 44 (8 runs) Western Australia 179/9

    • MG Hogan 9 (9b 2x4)
    • BA Knowles 4 (14b)
    • SPD Smith 9-0-64-2
44.1

Cockley to Knowles, OUT, Cockley doesn't waste any time cleaning up the tail, full on middle, played all around it and gets clean bowled

BA Knowles b Cockley 4 (21m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

Cockley finishes with an impressive 4/39 including the important scalps of Robinson and Ronchi who at times threatened to build a decent partnership. So the Blues, fresh from their Champions League victory, will be eying a bonus point on what appears to be a very good pitch. With an international top order, the Blues will be confident of chasing down the target of 180. Join me, Andrew Fuss, again in half an hour at 2.50pm AEDT for the run chase. Match State: Innings Break We're about ready to get back under way A reminder the Blues need to make the score in 40 overs to earn a bonus point. If they can do it in 25 overs, they'll earn a double bonus point

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Hours of play (local time) 11.15 start, First Session 11.15-14.45, Interval 14.45-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45