Twenty20 Big Bash

New South Wales v South Australia

New South Wales won by 8 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

Welcome to Stadium Australia for the last Big Bash round robin game between NSW and South Australia. The Redbacks have already guaranteed their spot in the Champions League having won four out of four so far. They will host the final against the winner of Queensland and Victoria in the Preliminary final. NSW are playing for pride tonight. Last years champions were knocked out in an insipid display against Queensland. SA won the toss and Graham Manou elected to bat. They've made one change. Gary Putland is playing for Cameron Borgas to give Putland a run before the final given the unavailability of Shahid Afridi. Daniel Smith is out of the Blues line-up and replacement Peter Nevill gets his opportunity for the home side.

0.1

Henriques to Harris, no run, full and straight and Harris defends.

0.2

Henriques to Harris, 1 run, back of a length cut down to third man.

0.3

Henriques to Manou, FOUR, strays to leg stump and Manou glances fine of short fine-leg for four.

0.4

Henriques to Manou, no run, left alone outside off.

0.5

Henriques to Manou, 1 leg bye, steps across to off and tries to whip to leg, gets hit on the pad high and they run a leg bye.

0.6

Henriques to Harris, SIX, in the slot and Harris swings through the line and launches over long off for six. Great strike.

End of over 1 (12 runs) South Australia 12/0
DJ Harris    7* (3b 1x6)      MC Henriques    1-0-11-0
GA Manou    4* (3b 1x4)     

1.1

Lambert to Manou, 1 run, guided to backward point, Warner shies at the strikers and misses. Harris wouldve been short.

1.2

Lambert to Harris, FOUR, short and wide, cut hard in the air wide of third man for four.

1.3

Lambert to Harris, no run, full and straight, driven hard straight at Manou and it hits him in the midriff. Stopped four.

1.4

Lambert to Harris, OUT, caught! Short ball outside off got onto Harris quicker than expected and he mistimed a pull straight to midwicket where Hughes took a straight forward catch.

DJ Harris c Hughes b Lambert 11 (7m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

1.5

Lambert to Cooper, 1 run, angled to leg, Cooper clips it to deep square leg.

1.6

Lambert to Manou, 1 run, defended from a good length to forward square leg for one.

End of over 2 (7 runs) South Australia 19/1
GA Manou    6* (5b 1x4)      GM Lambert    1-0-7-1
TLW Cooper    1* (1b)     

2.1

Henriques to Manou, 2 runs, flicked over midwicket for two. Didn't quite time it.

2.2

Henriques to Manou, no run, slower ball, Manou tries to loft over midwicket, jammed it off inside edge onto pad.

2.3

Henriques to Manou, no run, Manou walks at the bowler, Henriques hits a length and strikes Manou on the thigh.

2.4

Henriques to Manou, OUT, Caught. Sloer ball outside off, Manou tried to flick it over the square leg fence, didn't clear Warner coming in off the rope and he takes a comfortable catch.

GA Manou c Warner b Henriques 8 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

2.5

Henriques to Cooper, FOUR, bouncer, Cooper tries to hook, gloves it just over the keeper's head and away for four.

2.6

Henriques to Cooper, 1 run, defended from a length into the onside, Henriques tries to field but runs into Cosgrove and gets knocked over.

End of over 3 (7 runs) South Australia 26/2
TLW Cooper    6* (3b 1x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-18-1
MJ Cosgrove    0* (0b)     

3.1

Lambert to Cooper, FOUR, bouncer pulled in the air behind square leg for four. well struck.

3.2

Lambert to Cooper, 1 run, whipped on the up straight of midwicket and Hughes knocks it down to save a couple.

Mark Cosgrove forgot his gear. he is wearing and using borrowed gear.

3.3

Lambert to Cosgrove, 1 run, tries to drive, inside edge onto pad and they sneak one.

3.4

Lambert to Cooper, OUT, Caught. Again Lambert bangs it in, it got big on Cooper as it stopped in the wicket, Cooper spliced a pull to mid off where Henriques ran in to take the catch.

TLW Cooper c Henriques b Lambert 11 (7m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

3.5

Lambert to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, bouncer hooked fine down the legside for four. Afridi didn't have much idea about that.

3.6

Lambert to Shahid Afridi, no run, dropped! Afridi tried to drive on the up, got an inside edge and Nevill dropped a simple catch behind.

End of over 4 (10 runs) South Australia 36/3
Shahid Afridi    4* (2b 1x4)      GM Lambert    2-0-17-2
MJ Cosgrove    1* (1b)     

4.1

Henriques to Cosgrove, no run, square driven to backward point.

4.2

Henriques to Cosgrove, no run, slower ball off cutter, Cosgrove tried to glide and missed.

4.3

Henriques to Cosgrove, 2 runs, bouncer, flat bat pulled high and just wide of mid on running back.

4.4

Henriques to Cosgrove, no run, bouncer which Cosgrove ducks under. Not called wide.

4.5

Henriques to Cosgrove, no run, slower ball clipped straight to midwicket.

4.6

Henriques to Cosgrove, 1 run, slower ball, slowly driven to mid off for one.

End of over 5 (3 runs) South Australia 39/3
MJ Cosgrove    4* (7b)      MC Henriques    3-0-21-1
Shahid Afridi    4* (2b 1x4)     

5.1

Lambert to Cosgrove, no run, backs away and mistimes to cover.

5.2

Lambert to Cosgrove, 1 run, short ball into the hip and Cosgrove pulls awkwardly to square leg.

5.3

Lambert to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Caught behind. Leg-cutter slower ball from Lambert, Afridi backed away and tried to cut, got a top edge and it carried through to Nevill behind the stumps.

Shahid Afridi c †Nevill b Lambert 4 (6m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

5.4

Lambert to Pollard, no run, driven straight to cover.

5.5

Lambert to Pollard, no run, left alone outside off stump. good line and length.

5.6

Lambert to Pollard, 1 wide, pushed way down the legside.

5.6

Lambert to Pollard, 1 wide, outswinger that swung way wide of off stump this time.

5.6

Lambert to Pollard, no run, short of length, wide of off, Pollard shoulders arms.

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Australia 42/4
KA Pollard    0* (3b)      GM Lambert    3-0-20-3
MJ Cosgrove    5* (9b)     

6.1

SPD Smith to Cosgrove, 1 run, Cosgrove advances and drives, mistimes, to long on.

6.2

SPD Smith to Pollard, no run, leg break on off, defended.

6.3

SPD Smith to Pollard, 1 run, short and cut to deep point.

6.4

SPD Smith to Cosgrove, 1 run, slider, slapped to long off.

6.5

SPD Smith to Pollard, 2 runs, tossed and an attempted drive flies off a thick inside edge behind square leg.

6.6

SPD Smith to Pollard, 1 run, cuts off the front foot to deep point.

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Australia 48/4
KA Pollard    4* (7b)      SPD Smith    1-0-6-0
MJ Cosgrove    7* (11b)     

7.1

Starc to Pollard, no run, beats Pollard with a good length angled across.

7.2

Starc to Pollard, 2 runs, Pollard shuffles down the wicket and miscues a drive wide of long on.

7.3

Starc to Pollard, OUT, run out! Pollard drives to Henriques at cover, called no but Cosgrove kept coming. henriques underarmed to Starc to run him out easily.

MJ Cosgrove run out 7 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

7.4

Starc to Pollard, no run, banged in back of a length, Pollard cramped defends off the glove.

7.5

Starc to Pollard, 1 run, drops down on the offside calls yes, Rohrer races in, underarms and just misses running out Christian.

7.6

Starc to Christian, no run, leaves one back of length outside off.

End of over 8 (3 runs) South Australia 51/5
DT Christian    0* (1b)      MA Starc    1-0-3-0
KA Pollard    7* (12b)     

8.1

SPD Smith to Pollard, no run, short ball, tried to pull, it stopped in the wicket, he pulled off the inside edge onto pad.

8.2

SPD Smith to Pollard, SIX, slog sweep launched over wide long on and into the stands.

8.3

SPD Smith to Pollard, OUT, Caught! Tossed up on leg stump, Pollard whips in the air to deep midwicket and Hughes runs in off the rope to take the catch.

KA Pollard c Hughes b SPD Smith 13 (12m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 86.66

8.4

SPD Smith to Christian, no run, flatter quicker leg break, defended.

8.5

SPD Smith to Christian, 1 run, looped high, Christian drives to long on.

8.6

SPD Smith to O'Brien, no run, slider pushed through, punched back to the bowler.

End of over 9 (7 runs) South Australia 58/6
AW O'Brien    0* (1b)      SPD Smith    2-0-13-1
DT Christian    1* (3b)     

9.1

Starc to Christian, no run, short ball pulled to mid on.

9.2

Starc to Christian, 1 run, another short ball, pulled to deep square leg.

9.3

Starc to O'Brien, 1 run, half volley angled to leg stump, glanced to fine leg.

9.4

Starc to Christian, no run, driven, not timed, to cover.

9.5

Starc to Christian, 1 run, driven to mid off, on the up, and they pinch a quick single.

9.6

Starc to O'Brien, no run, good length slower ball, defended to miwicket.

End of over 10 (3 runs) South Australia 61/6
AW O'Brien    1* (3b)      MA Starc    2-0-6-0
DT Christian    3* (7b)     

10.1

SPD Smith to Christian, 1 run, full toss driven to long on.

10.2

SPD Smith to O'Brien, no run, tossed up, driven to cover and Jaques makes a a good save.

10.3

SPD Smith to O'Brien, 1 run, swept off the top edge, it falls safe at wide fine leg.

10.4

SPD Smith to Christian, 1 run, slider, forced off the back foot to deep point.

10.5

SPD Smith to O'Brien, 1 run, slower leg break swept to fine leg.

10.6

SPD Smith to Christian, SIX, Christian advances and launches high back over SMith's head and into the stands.

End of over 11 (10 runs) South Australia 71/6
DT Christian    11* (10b 1x6)      SPD Smith    3-0-23-1
AW O'Brien    3* (6b)     

11.1

DR Smith to O'Brien, 1 run, slower ball, glided to third man.

11.2

DR Smith to Christian, OUT, LBW! Dwayne Smith spears in a full straight yorker on leg stump, it hits Christian on the back shoe, and the umpire upholds the appeal! OUT. well bowled.

DT Christian lbw b DR Smith 11 (13m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

11.3

DR Smith to Cleary, no run, yorker speared past off stump.

11.4

DR Smith to Cleary, 1 run, turned off the hip to short fine leg.

11.5

DR Smith to O'Brien, 1 run, slower ball, grips and turns, tried to drive, flies off the edge to third man.

11.6

DR Smith to Cleary, no run, slower ball back of a length, Cleary tries to pull but is hit on the thigh.

End of over 12 (3 runs) South Australia 74/7
MF Cleary    1* (3b)      DR Smith    1-0-3-1
AW O'Brien    5* (8b)     

12.1

SPD Smith to O'Brien, no run, tossed up, driven straight to cover.

12.2

SPD Smith to O'Brien, OUT, Caught and bowled! Smith tossed up to O'Brien who hammered it back at the bowler and Smith clutched a sharp chance above his eyes. Superb catch!

AW O'Brien c & b SPD Smith 5 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

12.3

SPD Smith to Tait, no run, slider pushed through, glided to short third man.

12.4

SPD Smith to Tait, no run, tossed up, driven back to the bowler.

12.5

SPD Smith to Tait, no run, tossed up and defended to cover.

12.6

SPD Smith to Tait, 1 run, advances and drives hard to long off.

End of over 13 (1 run) South Australia 75/8
SW Tait    1* (4b)      SPD Smith    4-0-24-2
MF Cleary    1* (3b)     

13.1

DR Smith to Tait, 1 leg bye, yorker pins Tait on the toe and just missed leg stump as it runs away for an extra.

13.2

DR Smith to Cleary, no run, driven to cover.

13.3

DR Smith to Cleary, 1 run, swiped to midwicket, tight single Tait just gets home.

13.4

DR Smith to Tait, no run, defended to cover.

13.5

DR Smith to Tait, no run, full toss guided to backward point.

13.6

DR Smith to Tait, OUT, Caught! Extraordinary. Tait prodded forward outside off, got an outside edge it ballooned off Keeper Nevill's knee and popped up to gully where Rohrer dived forward to take a great catch.

SW Tait c Rohrer b DR Smith 1 (4m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

End of over 14 (2 runs) South Australia 77/9
     DR Smith    2-0-4-2
MF Cleary    2* (5b)     

14.1

Starc to Cleary, 1 leg bye, angled into the left handers pads and it runs away off the pads for a leg bye.

14.2

Starc to Putland, 1 wide, full and angled too far across off stump.

14.2

Starc to Putland, no run, full toss steered to backward point.

14.3

Starc to Putland, 1 run, good length, finds the edge and flies to third man for a single.

14.4

Starc to Cleary, 1 run, OUT, Run out! Slower ball dragged toward long on, they take one, Putland runs to the danger end for a second, Cleary slow to respond, Warner throws to the strikers and he's run out by miles.

MF Cleary run out 3 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Diabolical innings from the Redbacks. This year major contenders looked more like Pretenders with that ffort. Only four men reached double figures and there were two horrible run outs. Grant Lambert atrted the rot taking 3 for 20 in his first spell and the Redbacks fell apart from there. Steve Smith also bowled a terrific spell. SA still have an ace in the hole in Shaun Tait. But if the Blues star studdered top order can negotiate tTait they should win in a canter. Match State: Innings Break

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Victoria won by 48 runs
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NSW v South Aust at Sydney - Jan 17, 2010
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Queensland v West Aust at Brisbane - Jan 16, 2010
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Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne - Jan 15, 2010
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Photos

Jan 17, 2010

Dwayne Smith appeals for a wicket, New South Wales v South Australia, Twenty20 Big Bash, Sydney, January 17, 2010

Dwayne Smith appeals for a wicket

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Jan 17, 2010

David Warner cuts loose, New South Wales v South Australia, Twenty20 Big Bash, Sydney, January 17, 2010

David Warner cuts loose

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