Twenty20 Big Bash

Queensland v Victoria

Victoria won by 3 runs (D/L method)

Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the KFC T20 Big Bash. This tournament has been taking the nation by storm. Champions League cash is on offer for the two finalists. Game one comes to you from the 'Gabba. Queensland hosting Victoria in a replay of last years preliminary final. Chris Simpson won the toss and sent Victoria in based on the fact that the wicket has been under the covers. Dwayne Bravo and Ross Taylor will play in Victorian colours. Andrew Symonds has got off his fishing boat to play for the Bulls. No Chris Hartley for Queensland. Ben Dunk makes his first appearance for Queensland.

0.1

Harris to Quiney, no run, first ball leaps off a length, Quiney fends to gully.

0.2

Harris to Quiney, no run, fired into the hip, comes off thigh pad.

0.3

Harris to Quiney, no run, good line and length, pushed to point off the front foot.

0.4

Harris to Quiney, no run, rises and defends a lifter into the gully.

0.5

Harris to Quiney, no run, beaten all ends up pushing forward to one going across the lefthander.

0.6

Harris to Quiney, FOUR, short ball on the hip fliked over short fine leg and away for the first boundary.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Victoria 4/0
RJ Quiney    4* (6b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-4-0
BJ Hodge    0* (0b)     

1.1

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, early swing away from Hodge as he leaves outside off.

1.2

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, short and wide and pulled to mid on. That could've been cut.

1.3

Rimmington to Hodge, OUT, caught slip. Hint of swing away from Hodge who waves at a ball back of length, nicks it to first and Simpson holds a comfortable waiste high catch. Big wicket.

BJ Hodge c Simpson b Rimmington 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand star Ross Taylor comes to the crease.

1.4

Rimmington to Taylor, 1 wide, swung wide of off, tight call adjudged wide of the guidelines.

1.4

Rimmington to Taylor, no run, play and miss driving at a full outswinger.

1.5

Rimmington to Taylor, no run, back of length, defended awkwardly to mid on.

1.6

Rimmington to Taylor, no run, edged and DROPPED. Taylor drove at a full outswinger. nicked it to first, and Simpson, normally safe as a bank drops a sitter at first slip.

End of over 2 (1 run) Victoria 5/1
LRPL Taylor    0* (3b)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-1-1
RJ Quiney    4* (6b 1x4)     

2.1

Harris to Quiney, OUT, caught behind. Harris nipped a ball in off the seam, Quiney pushed forward, it took the inside edge, and Dunk flung himself to his right to take a superb Horizontal catch.

RJ Quiney c †Dunk b Harris 4 (9m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

2.2

Harris to Hussey, no run, beaten outside the off stump.

2.3

Harris to Hussey, no run, leaves a ball that jags back off the seam over off stump.

2.4

Harris to Hussey, OUT, caught. Incredible catch. Hussey squared up by one that seamed away, Hussey edged between first and second slip, Carseldine at second flung himself to his left to take a screamer.

DJ Hussey c Carseldine b Harris 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.5

Harris to White, 2 runs, tucks one thru square leg for two.

2.6

Harris to White, no run, big play and miss.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Victoria 7/3
CL White    2* (2b)      RJ Harris    2-0-6-2
LRPL Taylor    0* (3b)     

3.1

Rimmington to Taylor, no run, left alone wide of off.

3.2

Rimmington to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor walks at Rimmington and slaps one from outside off back down the ground for four. Amazing shot.

3.3

Rimmington to Taylor, FOUR, walks down again and flat bats a length ball over midwicket one bounce four. Unreal shot.

3.4

Rimmington to Taylor, no run, walks again, slower ball full toss, Taylors checks it back to the bowler.

3.5

Rimmington to Taylor, no run, play and miss flashing at a cut wide of off.

3.6

Rimmington to Taylor, 2 runs, whips it off middle stump behind square leg, the weeper comes around to field.

End of over 4 (10 runs) Victoria 17/3
LRPL Taylor    10* (9b 2x4)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-11-1
CL White    2* (2b)     

4.1

Harris to White, no run, yorker dug out to cover.

4.2

Harris to White, no run, full ball, White backs away and strokes to mid on.

4.3

Harris to White, no run, full ball, driven to mid off.

4.4

Harris to White, 2 runs, tried to heave it off a length, inside edge to fine leg for two.

4.5

Harris to White, 2 runs, again another french cut. Carbon copy to fine leg.

4.6

Harris to White, no run, defends from the crease to point.

End of over 5 (4 runs) Victoria 21/3
CL White    6* (8b)      RJ Harris    3-0-10-2
LRPL Taylor    10* (9b 2x4)     

5.1

Hopes to Taylor, no run, pushes off a thick outside edge to point.

5.2

Hopes to Taylor, no run, drives off a thick inside edge to midwicket.

5.3

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, mis-timed drive to mid off, easy one.

5.4

Hopes to White, 1 run, tries to work to leg, leading edge to point and they get one.

5.5

Hopes to Taylor, FOUR, full toss, thumped behind point for four. Taylor swung hard.

5.6

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, full ball, dug out to mid on for one.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Victoria 28/3
LRPL Taylor    16* (14b 3x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-7-0
CL White    7* (9b)     

6.1

Cutting to Taylor, 1 run, clips him square of midwicket for one.

6.2

Cutting to White, 1 run, cuts in the air towards third man but it dropped short of McDermott.

6.3

Cutting to Taylor, 2 runs, short and wide and cut wide of third man for an easy two.

6.4

Cutting to Taylor, 1 run, short down leg, pulled to fine leg for one.

6.5

Cutting to White, no run, slower ball, cut straight to point.

6.6

Cutting to White, 1 run, cut to the sweeper forward of point on the off side.

End of over 7 (6 runs) Victoria 34/3
CL White    9* (12b)      BCJ Cutting    1-0-6-0
LRPL Taylor    20* (17b 3x4)     

7.1

Hopes to White, no run, defended on the walk to midwicket.

7.2

Hopes to White, 1 wide, down the legside.

7.2

Hopes to White, no run, forward defence rolls to cover.

7.3

Hopes to White, 1 run, advances and pushes a full delivery slowly to long on.

7.4

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, yorker, squeezed out behind square on the legside.

7.5

Hopes to White, 1 run, shorter ball, squares WHite up as he fends it down thru the gully.

7.6

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, slices a full ball in the air out towards Philipson but it falls safe.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Victoria 39/3
LRPL Taylor    22* (19b 3x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-12-0
CL White    11* (16b)     

8.1

Cutting to Taylor, 1 run, good length rundown to third man.

8.2

Cutting to White, 1 run, back of a length, cut thru the gully to third man.

8.3

Cutting to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball full toss, driven down to long on.

8.4

Cutting to White, 1 run, bumper pulled hard out to deep square leg.

8.5

Cutting to Taylor, 2 runs, sliced in the air just wide of mid off. They get back for two.

8.6

Cutting to Taylor, FOUR, half volley on middle and leg hoisted over midwicket to the fence for four. Loves the legside Ross Taylor.

End of over 9 (10 runs) Victoria 49/3
LRPL Taylor    30* (23b 4x4)      BCJ Cutting    2-0-16-0
CL White    13* (18b)     

9.1

McDermott to White, no run, shorter outswinger, White chops an inside down to the keeper.

9.2

McDermott to White, 1 run, square driven powerfully to deep point.

9.3

McDermott to Taylor, no run, big swing and miss at one wide of off.

9.4

McDermott to Taylor, 2 runs, slower ball, heaved over midwicket, Ryan Harris makes a great diving save on the rope.

9.5

McDermott to Taylor, no run, play and miss trying to glide to third man.

9.6

McDermott to Taylor, 1 run, wide full toss, square driven out to deep point.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Victoria 53/3
LRPL Taylor    33* (27b 4x4)      AC McDermott    1-0-4-0
CL White    14* (20b)     

10.1

Cutting to Taylor, SIX, Taylor swings a length ball high over the long off fence. He didnt get it but it cleared the fence easily.

10.2

Cutting to Taylor, 1 run, mis-cues a heave on the bounce to long on.

10.3

Cutting to White, no run, slower ball, WHite pushes back to the bowler.

10.4

Cutting to White, 1 run, good length, chopped into the gully for one.

10.5

Cutting to Taylor, 1 run, yorker squeezed out to cover for one.

10.6

Cutting to White, no run, White stepped across, it was speared down leg and it bounced over leg stump. No wide called.

End of over 11 (9 runs) Victoria 62/3
CL White    15* (23b)      BCJ Cutting    3-0-25-0
LRPL Taylor    41* (30b 4x4 1x6)     

11.1

McDermott to Taylor, 1 wide, wide outswinger, way outside off.

11.1

McDermott to Taylor, 2 runs, driven wide of long off for an easy two.

11.2

McDermott to Taylor, 2 runs, full toss driven to long off's left and again White comes back for two.

11.3

McDermott to Taylor, 1 run, full toss sliced to long off. Just one.

11.4

McDermott to White, no run, back of a length, play and miss.

11.5

McDermott to White, 2 runs, yorker chopped out off the inside edge thru square leg for two.

11.6

McDermott to White, no run, slower ball, hammered straight to Symonds at cover.

End of over 12 (8 runs) Victoria 70/3
CL White    17* (26b)      AC McDermott    2-0-12-0
LRPL Taylor    46* (33b 4x4 1x6)     

12.1

Harris to Taylor, SIX, half volley hammered over long on for six Super strike.

Fifty for TAylor. SUper hitting.

12.2

Harris to Taylor, SIX, length ball swung high in the air and it carries over the fine leg fence for six. Extraordinary.

12.3

Harris to Taylor, OUT, caught. Length ball, Taylor swings hard and carves it high in the ari. Symonds camps under it at cover and takes a simple catch.

LRPL Taylor c Symonds b Harris 58 (44m 36b 4x4 3x6) SR: 161.11

12.4

Harris to White, no run, White cut in half by one that reared in off a length.

12.5

Harris to White, 1 run, driven to long on for one.

12.6

Harris to McDonald, no run, defended to cover from back of a length.

End of over 13 (13 runs) Victoria 83/4
AB McDonald    0* (1b)      RJ Harris    4-0-23-3
CL White    18* (28b)     

13.1

Simpson to White, 1 run, worked straight of midwicket, Hopes got onto it quickly but missed the shy at the non strikers.

13.2

Simpson to McDonald, 1 wide, wide down the legside.

13.2

Simpson to McDonald, FOUR, short and wide and cut behind point for four. Good shot.

13.3

Simpson to McDonald, 1 run, cut out to deep point for one.

13.4

Simpson to White, OUT, caught. Extraordinary dismissal. Slow short ball, White tried to hit inside out over cover but he hit high to long off and Rimmington took the catch high above his moving back towards the rope.

CL White c Rimmington b Simpson 19 (32m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.33

13.5

Simpson to Bravo, 1 run, clipped to wide long on.

13.6

Simpson to McDonald, 1 run, driven to long on.

End of over 14 (9 runs) Victoria 92/5
AB McDonald    6* (4b 1x4)      CP Simpson    1-0-9-1
DJ Bravo    1* (1b)     

14.1

Rimmington to McDonald, no run, play and miss forcing from the crease.

14.2

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, speared into the pads, inside edge onto pad, away into the offside for a rune.

14.3

Rimmington to Bravo, no run, beaten all ends up by an outswinger.

14.4

Rimmington to Bravo, 1 run, glanced straight to short fine leg, they take one, Philipson had a chance to produce a run out but missed at the strikers.

14.5

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, slower ball pushed straight to Symonds, they take one, Symonds mis-fields.

14.6

Rimmington to Bravo, 1 run, clipped in the air out to deep square leg for one.

End of over 15 (4 runs) Victoria 96/5
DJ Bravo    3* (4b)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-15-1
AB McDonald    8* (7b 1x4)     

15.1

Simpson to Bravo, 2 runs, whipped out thru forward square leg and the sweeper cant prevent two.

15.2

Simpson to Bravo, 1 run, driven down to long on for one.

15.3

Simpson to McDonald, 1 run, whipped out to deep midwicket for a single.

15.4

Simpson to Bravo, no run, Bravo down the track and he drives a missile back at McDonald who cops it in the back. That hurt.

15.5

Simpson to Bravo, SIX, tossed up, not quite timed but he's launched over wide long on for six.

15.6

Simpson to Bravo, no run, nudged behind point, too well timed to get one.

End of over 16 (10 runs) Victoria 106/5
DJ Bravo    12* (9b 1x6)      CP Simpson    2-0-19-1
AB McDonald    9* (8b 1x4)     

16.1

Rimmington to McDonald, FOUR, short ball puylled powerfully thru midwciket and it raced to the fence.

16.2

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, glided to third man for one.

16.3

Rimmington to Bravo, 1 run, dropped. Full toss, Bravo scoops it just outside the circle at mid on and Simpson running back from midwicket dove full length but it didnt stick.

16.4

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, dug out to midwicket.

16.5

Rimmington to Bravo, FOUR, full delivery, french cut past Reardon at short fine leg and he can't real it in. Four runs.

16.6

Rimmington to Bravo, 1 run, chipped into the legside short of midwicket for one.

End of over 17 (12 runs) Victoria 118/5
DJ Bravo    18* (12b 1x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-27-1
AB McDonald    15* (11b 2x4)     

17.1

Hopes to Bravo, SIX, half volley launched straight back over the bowler's head and over the fence. What a strike.

17.2

Hopes to Bravo, FOUR, half volley, flicked off the pads behind square leg, sweetly timed for four.

17.3

Hopes to Bravo, 1 run, cut out to deep point for one.

17.4

Hopes to McDonald, 1 run, full toss driven straight to cover, Symonds shies and misses as McDonald stretched to get home.

17.5

Hopes to Bravo, SIX, slower ball, in the slot, lofted magnificently back down the ground for six. Gorgeous strike.

17.6

Hopes to Bravo, 1 run, yorker squeezed out to point.

End of over 18 (19 runs) Victoria 137/5
DJ Bravo    36* (17b 2x4 3x6)      JR Hopes    3-0-31-0
AB McDonald    16* (12b 2x4)     

18.1

McDermott to Bravo, OUT, caugh. Full toss, Bravo tries to heave it over midwicket, mis-cues off the toes and floats an easy catch to Simpson on the circle at midwicket.

DJ Bravo c Simpson b McDermott 36 (16m 18b 2x4 3x6) SR: 200.00

18.2

McDermott to Wade, (no ball) 1 run, no-ball for full toss over hip height, Wade slices it down to third man for one.

18.2

McDermott to McDonald, SIX, length ball, driven brilliantly over long off's head and it just clears the rope.

18.3

McDermott to McDonald, no run, yorker dug out back to the bowler.

18.4

McDermott to McDonald, 1 run, full toss driven down to long off for one.

18.5

McDermott to Wade, 2 runs, half volley driven powerfully out through cover. The sweeper works hard to cut it off.

18.6

McDermott to Wade, 1 run, full toss thumped wide of long off, but Harris prevents two.

End of over 19 (12 runs) Victoria 149/6
MS Wade    4* (3b)      AC McDermott    3-0-24-1
AB McDonald    23* (15b 2x4 1x6)     

19.1

Hopes to Wade, 1 run, full toss wide of off, and square drives powerfully to deep point.

19.2

Hopes to McDonald, OUT, Bowled him! McDonald backed away and tried to hit a length ball down the ground. Inside edge ricocheted into middle and leg stump.

AB McDonald b Hopes 23 (27m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 143.75

19.3

Hopes to Hastings, OUT, caught. Half volley straight, Hastings backs away and slices it to Symonds at cover who gleefully accepts the simple chance.

JW Hastings c Symonds b Hopes 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.4

Hopes to McKay, 1 run, hatrick ball, pushed to cover for one.

19.5

Hopes to Wade, FOUR, Wade kneels down and ramps it over the keepers head. Harris chases back from inside the circle but cant reel it in.

19.6

Hopes to Wade, 2 runs, full toss slapped straight back past the bowler. The end of the innings.

Match State: Innings Break The Bulls will need 158 to win game one of the 09/10 KFC T20 Big Bash. Victoria were superb after slumping to 3 for 5. Ross Taylor and Dwayne Bravo were the stars.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Victoria 157/8
MS Wade    11* (6b 1x4)      JR Hopes    4-0-39-2
CJ McKay    1* (1b)     
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Victoria won by 48 runs
Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane - Jan 19, 2010
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NSW v South Aust at Sydney - Jan 17, 2010
NSW won by 8 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
Queensland v Western Aust at Brisbane - Jan 16, 2010
Queensland won by 37 runs
Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne - Jan 15, 2010
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Photos

Dec 28, 2009

Ross Taylor gives it the full treatment, Queensland v Victoria, Twenty20 Big Bash, Brisbane, December 28, 2009

Ross Taylor gives it the full treatment

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Dec 28, 2009

Nathan Rimmington sends back Brad Hodge for a duck, Queensland v Victoria, Twenty20 Big Bash, Brisbane, December 28, 2009

Nathan Rimmington sends back Brad Hodge for a duck

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