Ford Ranger Cup

Victoria v New South Wales

Victoria won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Good afternoon and welcome to the MCG for this Round 9 clash between Victoria and New South Wales. It's the penultimate round of the Ford Ranger Cup and both sides need a win to stay in the race for the final. The winner will jump to second on the table and it the winner gets a bonus point they can go top of the table above Queensland.

NSW has won the toss and Simon Katich has elected to bat on the same MCG surface that hosted the T20 International between Australia and Pakistan. There is a chance of thunderstorms later on in Melbourne which could affect this contest.

Team changes: NSW welcome back Mitchell Starc for Trent Copeland. Dave Warner and Steve Smith return from Australian duties.

Victoria welcome back Chris Rogers and Aiden Blizzard is the unlucky man to miss out.

0.1

Nannes to Jaques, no run, good length awayswinger left alone wide of off.

0.2

Nannes to Jaques, 1 run, back of a length, defended off the back foot fine of gully for a single.

Phil Hughes is averaging only 24 this summer in the FR Cup.

0.3

Nannes to Hughes, no run, good length left alone on a fifth stump line outside off.

0.4

Nannes to Hughes, no run, Rapid bouncer at 145kph, Hughes picked it up late and just evaded it by pulling his head away.

0.5

Nannes to Hughes, no run, back of a length on off stump, Hughes defends from the crease.

0.6

Nannes to Hughes, no run, fuller outswinger left alone well wide of off stump.

End of over 1 (1 run) New South Wales 1/0
PJ Hughes    0* (4b)      DP Nannes    1-0-1-0
PA Jaques    1* (2b)     

1.1

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, fullish length, off stump, 137kph, Jaques defends from the crease.

1.2

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, hint of shape into the lefthander as he defends a good length to mid off.

1.3

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, straighter line, Jaques pushes firmly to mid on.

1.4

Pattinson to Jaques, 1 run, full, angled across Jaques who pushes thru point for a single.

1.5

Pattinson to Hughes, no run, back of a length and rising, Hughes shoulders arms. Good pace and carry. 140kph.

1.6

Pattinson to Hughes, no run, full across the left-haner who leaves once again.

End of over 2 (1 run) New South Wales 2/0
PJ Hughes    0* (6b)      JL Pattinson    1-0-1-0
PA Jaques    2* (6b)     

2.1

Nannes to Jaques, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, Jaques tucks it to fine leg for a single.

2.2

Nannes to Hughes, 1 run, defends off the back foot towards midwicket and they pinch one. Well run.

2.3

Nannes to Jaques, no run, Bouncer, Jaques ducks underneath.

2.4

Nannes to Jaques, no run, angled down the legside, just flicks Jaques pad on the way thru to Wade behind the stumps. No wide called.

2.5

Nannes to Jaques, FOUR, full wide outswinger, Jaques lofts a drive over mid off who was quite close and it raced away to the rope.

2.6

Nannes to Jaques, no run, defends firmly off the front foot to mid on.

End of over 3 (6 runs) New South Wales 8/0
PA Jaques    7* (11b 1x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-7-0
PJ Hughes    1* (7b)     

3.1

Pattinson to Hughes, 1 run, fuller inswinger, Hughes pushes firmly thru the line straight of mid off, and a good chase from Hussey restricts them to one.

3.2

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, beaten by one that jags away off the seam as Jaques tried to prod with a bat that was niether vertical or horizontal.

3.3

Pattinson to Jaques, FOUR, slightly overpitched, Jaques leans into a drive straight of mid off who is wide and it flew to the rope. Wonderful timing.

3.4

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, straighter line, Jaques pushes off the front foot to mid off.

3.5

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, half volley outside off, mistimed push goes to mid on.

3.6

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, good length across Jaques who shoulders arms.

End of over 4 (5 runs) New South Wales 13/0
PA Jaques    11* (16b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    2-0-6-0
PJ Hughes    2* (8b)     

4.1

Nannes to Hughes, no run, good length on middle and off, Hughes defends back to the bowler from the crease.

4.2

Nannes to Hughes, 1 run, tucjed up in defence jumping back to a shorter length, it drops down on the legside and they take a single.

4.3

Nannes to Jaques, no run, fuller length outside off, Jaques defends off a thick inside half of the bat to mid on.

4.4

Nannes to Jaques, 1 leg bye, fierce bouncer, Jaques ducks into it, it clatters the helmut and flies to fine leg, Jaques jumped up from his backside to run a legbye.

Jaques seems ok. He just checked his helmut to see if it had survived.

4.5

Nannes to Hughes, no run, good length off stump, Hughes squared up in defence.

4.6

Nannes to Hughes, no run, Hughes is struck on the pad by one that is angling down the legside. Stifled appeal from the Bushrangers.

End of over 5 (2 runs) New South Wales 15/0
PJ Hughes    3* (12b)      DP Nannes    3-0-8-0
PA Jaques    11* (18b 2x4)     

5.1

Pattinson to Jaques, FOUR, fractionally short and wide, Jaques cuts off the front foot thru point and it raced away to the rope.

5.2

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, squirts a defensive push to backward point.

5.3

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, check drives a full length straight to Hussey at wide mid off.

5.4

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, bouncer, Jaques ducks underneath it.

5.5

Pattinson to Jaques, FOUR, back of a length, Jaques hammers a pull shot over midwicket for four. Superb shot.

5.6

Pattinson to Jaques, no run, good length on off stump, Jaques defends with the full face back to Pattinson.

End of over 6 (8 runs) New South Wales 23/0
PA Jaques    19* (24b 4x4)      JL Pattinson    3-0-14-0
PJ Hughes    3* (12b)     

6.1

Nannes to Hughes, no run, Hughes stands tall and punches off the back foot to backward point.

6.2

Nannes to Hughes, no run, good length, straight, Hughes defends from the crease to mid on.

6.3

Nannes to Hughes, no run, short outside off, Hughes cuts hard to backward point.

6.4

Nannes to Hughes, no run, back of a length, at the ribs, Hughes defends off the body into the legside.

6.5

Nannes to Hughes, no run, full angled in to off stump, Hughes defended off an inside edge onto pads.

6.6

Nannes to Hughes, no run, Hughes gets further forward to defend the next which is a fuller length again.

End of over 7 (maiden) New South Wales 23/0
PJ Hughes    3* (18b)      DP Nannes    4-1-8-0
PA Jaques    19* (24b 4x4)     

7.1

Hastings to Jaques, 1 wide, first ball from Hastings pushed too wide of off stump.

7.1

Hastings to Jaques, FOUR, short and wide, Jaques smashed a cut shot in the air between backward point and cover-point for four. Jaques hammered that.

7.2

Hastings to Jaques, no run, back of a length on off stump, Jaques defends off the back foot.

7.3

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, short in length ouside off, Jaques defends with soft hands close on the offside and they run an easy single.

7.4

Hastings to Hughes, no run, good length across Hughes who flashes at a cut shot and misses.

7.5

Hastings to Hughes, 1 run, cuts a shorter ball to third man for a single.

7.6

Hastings to Jaques, no run, fuller length, defended back to the bowler.

End of over 8 (7 runs) New South Wales 30/0
PA Jaques    24* (28b 5x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-7-0
PJ Hughes    4* (20b)     

8.1

McDonald to Hughes, no run, inswinger to the left hander, defended to a shortish midwicket in place.

8.2

McDonald to Hughes, FOUR, half volley, crunched off the front foot through cover for four. That will help Hughes' confidence.

8.3

McDonald to Hughes, no run, good length, angled across Hughes well wide of off. Hughes leaves.

8.4

McDonald to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes cuts to wide third man, and Hastings gets around to prevent two.

8.5

McDonald to Jaques, no run, slower ball, 114 kph, Jaques drives to cover.

8.6

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, Jaques cuts a wide delivery to third man.

End of over 9 (6 runs) New South Wales 36/0
PA Jaques    25* (30b 5x4)      AB McDonald    1-0-6-0
PJ Hughes    9* (24b 1x4)     

9.1

Hastings to Jaques, no run, good length on off stump, Jaques defends back to Hastings.

9.2

Hastings to Jaques, no run, drives hard on the up, but can't beat McDonald at cover.

9.3

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, good length, leg stump, Jaques tucks it infront of square leg, they push for a second with the man having to sun from mid on to field but don't get it.

9.4

Hastings to Hughes, no run, middle and leg line, Hughes turns it to midwicket.

9.5

Hastings to Hughes, no run, good length, Hughes nearly chops on defended from the crease. It came off inside edge onto pad and bounced clear of the stumps.

9.6

Hastings to Hughes, no run, good length across Hughes who leaves positively.

Ten overs complete. David Hussey now calls for the bowling powerplay.

End of over 10 (1 run) New South Wales 37/0
PJ Hughes    9* (27b 1x4)      JW Hastings    2-0-8-0
PA Jaques    26* (33b 5x4)     

10.1

McDonald to Jaques, no run, Jaques cuts hard to backward point.

10.2

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, Jaques defends with soft hands behind point, calls yes, Hughes responds quickly for a well run single.

10.3

McDonald to Hughes, no run, Hughes defends off the front foot, out of the middle of the bat, to cover.

10.4

McDonald to Hughes, no run, good length outside off, Hughes pushes firmly to mid off.

10.5

McDonald to Hughes, no run, slower ball off cutter, that grips and beats Hughes' outside edge as he sparred away from his body.

10.6

McDonald to Hughes, no run, another slower ball, Hughes whips to midwicket, who knocks it towards mid on. Hughes wanted one but couldn't get it.

End of over 11 (1 run) New South Wales 38/0
PJ Hughes    9* (31b 1x4)      AB McDonald    2-0-7-0
PA Jaques    27* (35b 5x4)     

11.1

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, glides down to third man.

11.2

Hastings to Hughes, 1 wide, short and wide, Hughes tried to cut and missed. Tough wide call.

11.2

Hastings to Hughes, 1 run, full on legstump, Hughes turns it past midwicket, and the square leg sweeper comes in to prevent a second run.

11.3

Hastings to Jaques, no run, back of a length, over off stump, Jaques backs away and tries to cut but misses.

11.4

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, fractionally short, Jaques pulls through forward square for one.

11.5

Hastings to Hughes, 2 runs, leg stump line, Hughes defends off inside edge, onto pad, rolls away to the edge of the circle behind square leg and they run two.

11.6

Hastings to Hughes, no run, short ball, outside off, Hughes sways underneath.

End of over 12 (6 runs) New South Wales 44/0
PJ Hughes    12* (34b 1x4)      JW Hastings    3-0-14-0
PA Jaques    29* (38b 5x4)     

12.1

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, slower ball, straight, Jaques tucks it behind square for a single.

12.2

McDonald to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes squared up in defence, runs off the outside edge to third man.

12.3

McDonald to Jaques, 2 runs, half volley, Jaques drives thru cover, not quite timed, they get two as Finch hauls it in.

12.4

McDonald to Jaques, no run, slower ball, good length, defended to cover.

12.5

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, backs away and slashes a full ball with the open face to third man for one.

12.6

McDonald to Hughes, no run, good length slower ball, Hughes stretches forward to defend.

End of over 13 (5 runs) New South Wales 49/0
PJ Hughes    13* (36b 1x4)      AB McDonald    3-0-12-0
PA Jaques    33* (42b 5x4)     

13.1

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, good length middle stump, Jaques tucks it away thru square leg for a single.

13.2

Hastings to Hughes, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, it runs to fine leg for a leg bye.

13.3

Hastings to Jaques, (no ball) FOUR, Hastings oversteps and Jaques launches him from a length over mid on and away for four. Free hit coming.

13.3

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, free hit, short ball, pulled high out to deep square, Hodge catches just inside the rope. Not out because of the free hit.

13.4

Hastings to Hughes, 1 run, good length straight, squirted off the inside edge thru square leg for one.

13.5

Hastings to Jaques, 1 run, turned away thru square leg for a single.

13.6

Hastings to Hughes, no run, play and miss trying to cut one wide of off.

End of over 14 (10 runs) New South Wales 59/0
PJ Hughes    14* (39b 1x4)      JW Hastings    4-0-23-0
PA Jaques    40* (46b 6x4)     

14.1

McDonald to Jaques, FOUR, half volley, Jaques clears the front leg and lofts a drive over mid off for four. Good shot.

14.2

McDonald to Jaques, no run, slower ball worked to midwicket.

14.3

McDonald to Jaques, no run, slower ball, good length, defended with the full face to mid off.

14.4

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, half volley, pushed firmly straight of cover, Jaques ran, Hughes was slow to respond but Finch misfielded. Had he gathered it would've been tight.

14.5

McDonald to Hughes, no run, Hughes drives, beats the close cover but not the extra cover on the ring.

14.6

McDonald to Hughes, no run, slower ball, Hughes checks his drive back to the bowler.

That's the end of the powerplay.

End of over 15 (5 runs) New South Wales 64/0
PJ Hughes    14* (41b 1x4)      AB McDonald    4-0-17-0
PA Jaques    45* (50b 7x4)     

15.1

McGain to Jaques, FOUR, short long hop, Jaques rocks back and swats it over midwicket for four. That's a gift first up from McGain.

15.2

McGain to Jaques, no run, legbreak tossed up, Jaques turns it to midwicket.

15.3

McGain to Jaques, no run, flatter, quicker and wider, Jaques threatened to advanced but decided to leave.

15.4

McGain to Jaques, 2 runs, short ball, mistimed pull over midwicket into vacant space for two. Fifty for Jaques. He is in great touch.

15.5

McGain to Jaques, 1 run, chips it in the air wide of long on for one.

15.6

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes advances and drives against the turn wide of cover for one.

Phil Jaques' 50 came off 54 balls with 8 fours. He is in great touch after his 171no last week against Queensland.

End of over 16 (8 runs) New South Wales 72/0
PJ Hughes    15* (42b 1x4)      BE McGain    1-0-8-0
PA Jaques    52* (55b 8x4)     

16.1

McDonald to Hughes, no run, slower ball off cutter, beats Hughes all ends up.

16.2

McDonald to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes walks at McDonald and drives to mid on who is on the circle. Easy single.

16.3

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, half volley, driven powerfully straight of long off for one.

16.4

McDonald to Hughes, 1 run, slower ball, dragged short and wide, Hughes late cuts to third man.

16.5

McDonald to Jaques, 1 run, slower ball leg stump, Jaques turns it square of midwicket for one.

16.6

McDonald to Hughes, 1 run, slower ball, leg stump, tucked to midwicket for one.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (5 runs) New South Wales 77/0
PJ Hughes    18* (46b 1x4)      AB McDonald    5-0-22-0
PA Jaques    54* (57b 8x4)     

17.1

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, looping legbreak, Hughes advancs and gets there on the full to drive to long on.

17.2

McGain to Jaques, no run, flatter slider, turned to midwicket.

17.3

McGain to Jaques, 1 run, Jaques advances and drives to long off.

17.4

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, looping legbreak, Hughes defends, it runs off inside edge to a vacant short fine leg.

17.5

McGain to Jaques, FOUR, clever lap sweep from outside off, fine of a wide long leg and McDonald can't make the save on the rope. Great stroke from Jaques.

17.6

McGain to Jaques, no run, leg break tossed up, Jaques clips it to midwicket.

End of over 18 (7 runs) New South Wales 84/0
PA Jaques    59* (61b 9x4)      BE McGain    2-0-15-0
PJ Hughes    20* (48b 1x4)     

18.1

Hodge to Hughes, no run, around the wicket, Hughes defends off the front foot.

18.2

Hodge to Hughes, no run, carbon copy of the previous ball.

18.3

Hodge to Hughes, no run, fraction slower an higher, Hughes advances and defends with bat and pad together.

18.4

Hodge to Hughes, no run, slides one thru, Hughes tried to cut but missed.

18.5

Hodge to Hughes, no run, tucked off the hip to forward square.

18.6

Hodge to Hughes, FOUR, flatter and quicker dragged short and wide, Hughes cuts fine of short third man and it runs away for four. Slight error from Hodge.

End of over 19 (4 runs) New South Wales 88/0
PJ Hughes    24* (54b 2x4)      BJ Hodge    1-0-4-0
PA Jaques    59* (61b 9x4)     

19.1

McGain to Jaques, no run, reverse sweep from outside leg to backward point.

19.2

McGain to Jaques, no run, legbreak tossed high, Jaques clips it firmly to midwicket.

19.3

McGain to Jaques, 1 run, Jaques advances and chips it in the air straight of long on.

19.4

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, advances and drives firmly to long off.

19.5

McGain to Jaques, OUT, Caught! Jaques tries to loft over the long on rope, didn't get all of it, instead floated a catch down the substitute Blizzard's throat.

PA Jaques c sub (AC Blizzard) b McGain 60 (84m 65b 9x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

19.6

McGain to Hughes, no run, defends a quicker aflatter ball to midwicket.

End of over 20 (2 runs) New South Wales 90/1
PJ Hughes    25* (56b 2x4)      BE McGain    3-0-17-1
SPD Smith    0* (0b)     

20.1

Hodge to SPD Smith, 1 bye, slides one past Smith's outside edge, Wade didn't glove it, it ran thru his legs for a bye.

20.2

Hodge to Hughes, no run, tunred off the hip to square leg.

20.3

Hodge to Hughes, no run, cut to short third man.

20.4

Hodge to Hughes, no run, tossed up slower, Hughes defends back to the bowler.

20.5

Hodge to Hughes, no run, tossed high, Hughes stretches forward to defend.

20.6

Hodge to Hughes, 1 run, tossed up, Hughes advances and drives to long on.

End of over 21 (2 runs) New South Wales 92/1
PJ Hughes    26* (61b 2x4)      BJ Hodge    2-0-5-0
SPD Smith    0* (1b)     

21.1

McGain to Hughes, no run, defended back to the bowler.

21.2

McGain to Hughes, no run, shaped to cut, and it bounced off a length, which surprised Wade who took it well.

21.3

McGain to Hughes, no run, drives firmly to cover.

21.4

McGain to Hughes, no run, higher slower leg break, Hughes advances and pushes to the bowler who makes a diving save.

21.5

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, advances and drives firmly to long off.

21.6

McGain to SPD Smith, 1 run, leg stump line to SMith who turns him against the spin thru forward square leg.

End of over 22 (2 runs) New South Wales 94/1
SPD Smith    1* (2b)      BE McGain    4-0-19-1
PJ Hughes    27* (66b 2x4)     

22.1

Hodge to SPD Smith, no run, tossed up, offbreak outside off, Smith defends.

22.2

Hodge to SPD Smith, no run, Smith goes back to the smae length and turns it to midwicket.

22.3

Hodge to SPD Smith, 3 runs, short and wide, Smith gives himself room and cuts well behind point. Hastings works hard sweeping on the fence but can't prevent thre.

22.4

Hodge to Hughes, no run, Hughes advances and clips it to midwicket.

22.5

Hodge to Hughes, no run, Hughes watchfully leaves outside off.

22.6

Hodge to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes forces from the crease thru point for one.

End of over 23 (4 runs) New South Wales 98/1
PJ Hughes    28* (69b 2x4)      BJ Hodge    3-0-9-0
SPD Smith    4* (5b)     

23.1

McGain to Hughes, no run, Hughes defends the first one.

23.2

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, tossed up, Hughes advances and drives down to long on.

23.3

McGain to SPD Smith, no run, pushed thru a legbreak, Smith defends on the front foot.

23.4

McGain to SPD Smith, 1 run, dragged short and wide, Smith cuts to deep point.

23.5

McGain to Hughes, no run, defends awkwardly from the crease to cover.

23.6

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, advances and drives on the full to long off.

End of over 24 (3 runs) New South Wales 101/1
PJ Hughes    30* (73b 2x4)      BE McGain    5-0-22-1
SPD Smith    5* (7b)     

24.1

Hodge to Hughes, no run, tossed up, Hughes defends from the crease.

24.2

Hodge to Hughes, no run, angled down the legside, flicks the thigh guard as Wade blocks it behind.

24.3

Hodge to Hughes, 1 run, from the back foot, Hughes punches to long on.

24.4

Hodge to SPD Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Smith defends to cover-point for a quick single.

24.5

Hodge to Hughes, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Hughes drives thru cover straight of the deep point sweeper.

24.6

Hodge to Hughes, 2 runs, shorter, Hughes cuts behind point and the sweeper Finch is asked to chase again, Hughes gets two more.

End of over 25 (6 runs) New South Wales 107/1
PJ Hughes    35* (78b 2x4)      BJ Hodge    4-0-15-0
SPD Smith    6* (8b)     

25.1

McGain to SPD Smith, no run, short long hop, pulled to mid on.

25.2

McGain to SPD Smith, no run, fuller slider, Smith cuts off the bottom edge on the bounce to slip.

25.3

McGain to SPD Smith, no run, Smith advances and swipes from outside off to mid on.

25.4

McGain to SPD Smith, no run, tossed up straighter, Smith turns it midwicket.

25.5

McGain to SPD Smith, 1 run, mistimed sweep from outside off through forward square for a single.

25.6

McGain to Hughes, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Hughes drives well thru cover and the sweeper gets around to field.

End of over 26 (3 runs) New South Wales 110/1
PJ Hughes    37* (79b 2x4)      BE McGain    6-0-25-1
SPD Smith    7* (13b)     

26.1

Hodge to SPD Smith, no run, slower and shorter, Smith flicks it to square leg.

26.2

Hodge to SPD Smith, no run, sweeps from outside off to square leg.

26.3

Hodge to SPD Smith, 1 run, forced off the back foot thru point for a single.

26.4

Hodge to Hughes, no run, advances and drives to midwicket.

26.5

Hodge to Hughes, no run, cuts to short third man.

26.6

Hodge to Hughes, no run, tossed up, Hughes stretches forward to defend.

End of over 27 (1 run) New South Wales 111/1
PJ Hughes    37* (82b 2x4)      BJ Hodge    5-0-16-0
SPD Smith    8* (16b)     

27.1

McGain to SPD Smith, OUT, Caught! McGain threw up a leg break wide of off, Smith went to sweep over midwicket but hit it flat and straight to Rogers who caught it infront of his eyes.

SPD Smith c Rogers b McGain 8 (18m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

27.2

McGain to Katich, 1 run, steps across outside off, tucks it to square leg.

27.3

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, places a cut shot between backward point and short third man.

27.4

McGain to Katich, no run, stretches forward to defend.

27.5

McGain to Katich, no run, flatter and quicker, Katich turns it to midwicket.

27.6

McGain to Katich, 1 run, tossed up, driven to long off.

End of over 28 (3 runs) New South Wales 114/2
SM Katich    2* (4b)      BE McGain    7-0-28-2
PJ Hughes    38* (83b 2x4)     

28.1

Hodge to Katich, OUT, Bowled him! Wow. From around the wicket, Hodge tossed it high, drifted it into to Katich who tried to whip over midwicket, missed, it went through the gate and hit off stump. The Blues have come to a grinding halt.

SM Katich b Hodge 2 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

28.2

Hodge to Henriques, no run, defended to midwicket.

28.3

Hodge to Henriques, 1 run, tucked thru square leg for one.

28.4

Hodge to Hughes, no run, cut hard to backward point who makes a good save.

28.5

Hodge to Hughes, 1 run, whipped against the turn to deep forward square.

28.6

Hodge to Henriques, 1 run, dragged down a long hop, that was on the way down to Henriques and he punched it to long off for one! Extraordinary.

End of over 29 (3 runs) New South Wales 117/3
MC Henriques    2* (3b)      BJ Hodge    6-0-19-1
PJ Hughes    39* (85b 2x4)     

29.1

McGain to Henriques, no run, defends forward with pad infront of bat. Huge appeal. Not out. Umpire Mick Martell adjudged it turning past off.

29.2

McGain to Henriques, no run, cut to backward point.

29.3

McGain to Henriques, no run, slides through off the thigh pad and away on the legside.

29.4

McGain to Henriques, no run, stretches forward to a legbreak, pad then bat, huge appeal, Not out. This one was much closer.

29.5

McGain to Henriques, 1 run, short and wide, cut hard to deep point.

29.6

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes advances and drives to long on.

End of over 30 (2 runs) New South Wales 119/3
PJ Hughes    40* (86b 2x4)      BE McGain    8-0-30-2
MC Henriques    3* (8b)     

30.1

Hodge to Hughes, 2 runs, Hodge angles down leg, Hughes sweeps very fine off the glove for two.

30.2

Hodge to Hughes, 1 run, tossed up, Hughes goes to work it to leg, works it finer than intended to fine leg for one.

30.3

Hodge to Henriques, no run, Henriques goes back, it skids thru, hit him on the pad plumb infront, huge appeal, not out! Henriques is very lucky.

30.4

Hodge to Henriques, no run, tucked into the legside.

30.5

Hodge to Henriques, no run, tried to turn it to leg, leading edge ballooned into the offside.

30.6

Hodge to Henriques, no run, tossed up, defended to midwicket.

End of over 31 (3 runs) New South Wales 122/3
MC Henriques    3* (12b)      BJ Hodge    7-0-22-1
PJ Hughes    43* (88b 2x4)     

31.1

McGain to Hughes, no run, Hughes goes back and defends back to McGain.

31.2

McGain to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes advances and drives to long on.

31.3

McGain to Henriques, no run, Henriques stretches forward and defends.

31.4

McGain to Henriques, 1 run, Henriques drives to long on.

31.5

McGain to Hughes, OUT, Caught! Hughes advances and tries to slog sweep over midmicket from outside off, gets a top edge towards long on, Hussey runs back from midwicket and takes a superb catch!

PJ Hughes c Hussey b McGain 44 (120m 91b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.35

31.6

McGain to Henriques, no run, goes back and cuts very hard to backward point.

End of over 32 (2 runs) New South Wales 124/4
MC Henriques    4* (15b)      BE McGain    9-0-32-3
DJ Thornely    0* (0b)     

32.1

Hodge to Thornely, no run, cuts part way in the air just short of backward point.

32.2

Hodge to Thornely, 1 run, Thornely goes back and punches to long off.

32.3

Hodge to Henriques, no run, Henriques goes back and just jams down on one that skids thru.

32.4

Hodge to Henriques, 1 run, cuts hard off the back foot to deep cover.

32.5

Hodge to Thornely, 1 run, Thornely drives to long off for one.

32.6

Hodge to Henriques, no run, advances, is beaten in flight, Henriques defends off balance.

End of over 33 (3 runs) New South Wales 127/4
MC Henriques    5* (18b)      BJ Hodge    8-0-25-1
DJ Thornely    2* (3b)     

33.1

McGain to Thornely, no run, goes back to a flatter delivery and forces to cover.

33.2

McGain to Thornely, no run, yorker length, squeezed out to cover.

33.3

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, driven uppishly to long off.

33.4

McGain to Henriques, 1 run, defended thru point for one, huge appeal from the fieldsmen claiming it was pad first. Umpire wasn't interested.

33.5

McGain to Thornely, 2 runs, whipped in the air against the turn through midwicket for two.

33.6

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, drives to long off for one.

End of over 34 (5 runs) New South Wales 132/4
DJ Thornely    6* (8b)      BE McGain    10-0-37-3
MC Henriques    6* (19b)     

34.1

Hodge to Thornely, 1 run, flicked off the back foot to deep square leg.

34.2

Hodge to Henriques, 2 runs, advances and drives wide of cover for two.

34.3

Hodge to Henriques, 2 runs

34.4

Hodge to Henriques, 1 run

34.5

Hodge to Thornely, no run

34.6

Hodge to Thornely, no run

End of over 35 (6 runs) New South Wales 138/4
DJ Thornely    7* (11b)      BJ Hodge    9-0-31-1
MC Henriques    11* (22b)     

35.1

Nannes to Henriques, no run, yorker length, defended to cover.

Slip in place for the left arm quick.

35.2

Nannes to Henriques, no run, yorker length outside off, squeezed to backward point.

35.3

Nannes to Henriques, 1 run, shorter length, swivelled pulled down to fine leg.

35.4

Nannes to Thornely, 1 run, full toss, pushed out to deep cover-point.

100 balls since the last boundary.

35.5

Nannes to Henriques, no run, back of a length on off stump, Henriques defends from the crease.

35.6

Nannes to Henriques, no run, short in length outside off, too close to cut, Henriques chops it off the bottom edge on the bounce thru to keeper Wade.

End of over 36 (2 runs) New South Wales 140/4
MC Henriques    12* (27b)      DP Nannes    5-1-10-0
DJ Thornely    8* (12b)     

36.1

Hastings to Thornely, no run, fuller length wide of off, enticing the drive, Thornely plays and misses.

36.2

Hastings to Thornely, 1 run, sliced in the air past backward point and the sweeper comes around to field.

36.3

Hastings to Henriques, no run, length ball outside off, Henriques tries to flat bat down the ground but miscies to cover.

36.4

Hastings to Henriques, 1 run, angles in from wide of the crease, Henriques turns off his hip behind square for a single.

36.5

Hastings to Thornely, 1 run, short ball, Thornely fends off the ribs into the legside for a single.

36.6

Hastings to Henriques, OUT, Caught! Quicker bouncer ouside off, Henriques tries to pull, gets a top edge, McDonald runs from midwicket to square leg and claims a relatively comfortable catch.

MC Henriques c McDonald b Hastings 13 (30m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 43.33

End of over 37 (3 runs) New South Wales 143/5
     JW Hastings    5-0-26-1
DJ Thornely    10* (15b)     

37.1

Nannes to Warner, no run, good length off stump, Warner defends off the back foot.

37.2

Nannes to Warner, no run, short ball, Warner fends it away awkwardly into the offside.

37.3

Nannes to Warner, no run, slower ball, Warner forces off the back foot to backward point.

37.4

Nannes to Warner, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep backward square for a single.

37.5

Nannes to Thornely, no run, short lifter outside off, Thornely hopping but lowering his gloves underneath it.

37.6

Nannes to Thornely, no run, short in length, defended off the hip and Nannes fields in his follow through.

End of over 38 (1 run) New South Wales 144/5
DJ Thornely    10* (17b)      DP Nannes    6-1-11-0
DA Warner    1* (4b)     

38.1

Hastings to Warner, no run, good length off stump, rock solid forward defence.

38.2

Hastings to Warner, no run, forces off the back foot to point.

38.3

Hastings to Warner, no run, short and wide, cut straight to cover.

38.4

Hastings to Warner, 1 run, drives firmly out thru cover-point to the sweeper for a single.

38.5

Hastings to Thornely, 1 run, short slower ball outside off, Thornely glides to third man for one.

38.6

Hastings to Warner, 1 run, slower ball, angled to the hip, Warner tucks it to fine leg for one.

End of over 39 (3 runs) New South Wales 147/5
DA Warner    3* (9b)      JW Hastings    6-0-29-1
DJ Thornely    11* (18b)     

39.1

McDonald to Warner, 1 run, slower ball, pushed off the back foot to long off.

39.2

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, fuller length, straighter, driven to long on.

39.3

McDonald to Warner, 1 run, full and wide, square driven to deep cover-point.

39.4

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, slower ball, leg stump, glanced wide of short fine.

39.5

McDonald to Warner, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length, punched to long on.

39.6

McDonald to Thornely, no run, full, angled to middle and leg, Thornely drives to midwicket.

Batting powerplay has been called for by the Blues.

End of over 40 (5 runs) New South Wales 152/5
DJ Thornely    13* (21b)      AB McDonald    6-0-27-0
DA Warner    6* (12b)     

40.1

Hastings to Warner, no run, wide half volley, dragged straight back to Hastings.

40.2

Hastings to Warner, 1 run, yorker length, wide of off, steered to deep backward point.

40.3

Hastings to Thornely, FOUR, back of a length outside off, Thornely backs away and cuts past backward pooint for four. Clever shot. Good placement.

First boundary since the 19th over.

40.4

Hastings to Thornely, 5 wides, Hastings sprays it so wide down leg Wade stood no chance of stopping it. Five runs.

40.4

Hastings to Thornely, 1 run, short slwer ball outside off, guided by Thornely to third man.

40.5

Hastings to Warner, 1 wide, sprayed miles wide of off stump and Wade dives full stretch to save it.

40.5

Hastings to Warner, FOUR, Warner cleared the front leg tried to heave over midwicket, got a thick edge that flew high and fine of short third man for four.

40.6

Hastings to Warner, 1 run, angled into leg stump, Warner pushes wide of mid on for a single.

Some light rain starting to fall at the MCG. There are thunderstorm warnings in Melbourne today.

End of over 41 (17 runs) New South Wales 169/5
DA Warner    12* (16b 1x4)      JW Hastings    7-0-46-1
DJ Thornely    18* (23b 1x4)     

41.1

Nannes to Warner, FOUR, short ball, flat batted straight down the ground, one-bounce four straight of long on.

41.2

Nannes to Warner, no run, bouncer, Warner ducks underneath it.

41.3

Nannes to Warner, OUT, Caught! Another quick short ball, got big on Warner who tried to pull, top edge flew high towards midwicket and McDonald camping on the circle stood under it to take a comfortable catch.

DA Warner c McDonald b Nannes 16 (23m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

41.4

Nannes to Thornely, 1 run, short of a length outside off, glided down to third man for a single.

41.5

Nannes to DLR Smith, no run, back of a length, middle stump, Smith defends from the crease.

41.6

Nannes to DLR Smith, 1 run, slower ball, glided off the open face to third man.

End of over 42 (6 runs) New South Wales 175/6
DLR Smith    1* (2b)      DP Nannes    7-1-17-1
DJ Thornely    19* (24b 1x4)     

42.1

McDonald to DLR Smith, no run, slower ball, Smith defends into the onside.

42.2

McDonald to DLR Smith, no run, slower ball, dragged short, pulled to midwicket.

42.3

McDonald to DLR Smith, 1 run, tucked off the pads to deep midwicket.

42.4

McDonald to Thornely, no run, slower ball pushed firmly to cover.

42.5

McDonald to Thornely, 2 runs, half volley driven wide of lonf off for two.

42.6

McDonald to Thornely, 2 runs, full ball wide of off, Thornely drives thru cover for two.

End of over 43 (5 runs) New South Wales 180/6
DJ Thornely    23* (27b 1x4)      AB McDonald    7-0-32-0
DLR Smith    2* (5b)     

43.1

Nannes to DLR Smith, FOUR, Dropped! Smith backed away and sliced a full delivery off the outside edge down to third man, McGain dropped a catch he shouldve caught and it burst through his hands and into the rope.

43.2

Nannes to DLR Smith, 1 run, driven to mid off.

43.3

Nannes to Thornely, FOUR, short ball, wide of off, ramped fine of third man for four!

43.4

Nannes to Thornely, FOUR, strays down leg and Thornely glances it fine of short fine leg for four.

43.5

Nannes to Thornely, 1 run, short ball guided behind point for one.

43.6

Nannes to DLR Smith, FOUR, slower ball, leg stump, flicked over beckward square leg for four more. Expensive over.

End of over 44 (18 runs) New South Wales 198/6
DLR Smith    11* (8b 2x4)      DP Nannes    8-1-35-1
DJ Thornely    32* (30b 3x4)     

44.1

McDonald to Thornely, OUT, Caught! Thornely tried to loft a drive inside out over cover, he sliced it off the edge to backward point and Quiney held a good catch as it dipped on him.

DJ Thornely c Quiney b McDonald 32 (56m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.22

44.2

McDonald to Starc, no run, slower ball, slides past the left-handers outside edge.

44.3

McDonald to Starc, no run, yorker length, outside off, squeezed to backward point.

44.4

McDonald to Starc, 1 run, tucked thru forward square leg for a single.

44.5

McDonald to DLR Smith, 1 run, full toss leg stump, clipped firmly out to deep square leg.

44.6

McDonald to Starc, no run, shorter length, defended into the legside.

End of over 45 (2 runs) New South Wales 200/7
MA Starc    1* (4b)      AB McDonald    8-0-34-1
DLR Smith    12* (9b 2x4)     

45.1

Nannes to DLR Smith, 1 run, run off the open face to third man for a single.

45.2

Nannes to Starc, no run, play and miss wafting outside off stump.

45.3

Nannes to Starc, no run, short ball on off, the tall Starc stands up and defends to backward point.

45.4

Nannes to Starc, no run, attempted pull, to a ball that got on him too quick, it rolled to mid off.

45.5

Nannes to Starc, no run, goes back and defends to cover.

45.6

Nannes to Starc, 1 run, short of a length into the hip, Starc tucks it to midwicket for a single.

End of over 46 (2 runs) New South Wales 202/7
MA Starc    2* (9b)      DP Nannes    9-1-37-1
DLR Smith    13* (10b 2x4)     

46.1

McDonald to Starc, 2 runs, slower ball, lofted high down the ground between long off and long on for two.

46.2

McDonald to Starc, no run, full and straight, sliced to backward point.

46.3

McDonald to Starc, FOUR, slower ball, length, Starc clears the front leg and slaps it straight of mid off for four.

46.4

McDonald to Starc, 4 byes, yorker outside off, Starc jams down and misses, it skips thru off the footmarks, thru the keepers legs and away for four byes.

46.5

McDonald to Starc, 1 run, squeezed out to point for one.

46.6

McDonald to DLR Smith, no run, defended back to the bowler.

End of over 47 (11 runs) New South Wales 213/7
DLR Smith    13* (11b 2x4)      AB McDonald    9-0-41-1
MA Starc    9* (14b 1x4)     

47.1

Nannes to Starc, OUT, Caught! Short ball outside off, Starc backs away and tries to pull down the ground, gets a top edge off the toe and floats a catch to mid off where Hastings swallows the chance with ease.

MA Starc c Hastings b Nannes 9 (13m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

47.2

Nannes to DLR Smith, 1 run, Smith backs away, Nannes follows, Smith steers out deep point for one.

47.3

Nannes to Bracken, 1 run, cut away to deep point.

47.4

Nannes to DLR Smith, OUT, Bowled him! Smith feigned to back away, then stepped outside off, trying to scoop to fine leg, Nannes speared full and straight and hit middle stump.

DLR Smith b Nannes 14 (30m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

47.5

Nannes to Hazlewood, 1 run, short ball, Hazlewood defends awkwardly down on the legside and they pinch one.

47.6

Nannes to Bracken, no run, beaten by a good length delivery angled across the right hander.

End of over 48 (3 runs) New South Wales 216/9
NW Bracken    1* (2b)      DP Nannes    10-1-40-3
JR Hazlewood    1* (1b)     

48.1

McDonald to Hazlewood, 1 run, pushed uppishly thru cover-point for one.

48.2

McDonald to Bracken, 1 run, full and straight, turned square of midwicket for a single.

48.3

McDonald to Hazlewood, 1 run, elegant drive straight of cover who gets a hand on it to make sure its only one.

48.4

McDonald to Bracken, 1 run, slower ball, full, squeezed to backward point.

48.5

McDonald to Hazlewood, 1 run, full toss driven hard back past the bowler to long on for a single.

48.6

McDonald to Bracken, 1 run, pushed back past the bowler down the ground for one.

End of over 49 (6 runs) New South Wales 222/9
NW Bracken    4* (5b)      AB McDonald    10-0-47-1
JR Hazlewood    4* (4b)     

49.1

Hastings to Bracken, 1 run, length ball outside off dragged to midwicket.

49.2

Hastings to Hazlewood, 1 run, nearly run out. Hazlewood backs away, toed it to midwicket, McDonald gathered and had one stump to hit but missed.

49.3

Hastings to Bracken, OUT, Caught! Short of a length, Bracken hammers a pull shot hard and flat but straight to the man at deep square leg andRogers takes a straight forward catch.

NW Bracken c Rogers b Hastings 5 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

The Blues have fallen to be all out for 224 after being 1 for 111 at one stage. Phil Jaques was the stand out with a classy 60 but the rest really struggled as the wicket slowed up. Phillip Hughes played a torturous 91-ball 44. Dirk Nannes and Bryce McGain were the pick of the Bushrangers bowlers with three wickets each. Match State: Innings Break Join us in 30 mins to see how Victoria's run chase goes.

Tournament Results
Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne - Feb 28, 2010
Tasmania won by 110 runs
South Aust v NSW at Adelaide - Feb 24, 2010
NSW won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane - Feb 20, 2010
Victoria won by 25 runs
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth - Feb 17, 2010
Tasmania won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart - Feb 13, 2010
Tasmania won by 19 runs
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Feb 10, 2010

Bryce McGain surprised NSW with 3 for 37, Victoria v New South Wales, FR Cup, MCG, 10 February, 2010

Bryce McGain surprised NSW with 3 for 37

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Feb 10, 2010

Phil Jaques muscled his way to 60 at the MCG, Victoria v New South Wales, FR Cup, MCG, 10 February, 2010

Phil Jaques muscled his way to 60 at the MCG

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