Twenty20 Big Bash - Final

South Australia v Victoria

Victoria won by 48 runs

Good evening and welcome to the Adelaide Oval for Cricinfo's live coverage of the Twenty20 Big Bash final. It is a glorious day in Adelaide. There is a capacity crowd in attendance. The Bushrangers are playing their fifth Big Bash Final and looking for their fourth title. The Redbacks have been starved of success having not won a domestic title since their 1995-6 Sheffield Shield triumph. Victoria has won the toss and stand-in captain David Hussey chose to bat first. Victoria has made three changes from the side that beat Queensland in the Preliminary final at the Gabba on Tuesday night. Cameron White, Ross Taylor, and Clint Mackay have all been called up for national duties. Rob Quiney, Aiden Blizzard and James Pattinson come into the side for the final. Cameron White, Ross Taylor, and Clint Mackay have all been called up for national duties. Rob Quiney, Aiden Blizzard and James Pattinson come into the side for the final.

The Big Bash team of the year has been named - Tim Paine (TAS), David Warner (NSW), Shaun Marsh (WA), David Hussey (VIC), Kieron Pollard (SA), James Hopes (QLD), John Hastings (VIC), Rana Naved (TAS), Nathan Rimmington (QLD), Shaun Tait (SA) Chris Simpson 12th man (QLD).

0.1

Tait to Finch, no run, short ball into the ribs, pulled awkwardly to backward square.

Tait hits 145kph first ball.

0.2

Tait to Finch, 1 wide, wide sprayed down the legside

0.2

Tait to Finch, no run, full angled into the pads at 147kph, comes off pad to backward square leg.

0.3

Tait to Finch, 1 wide, another one sent down leg. 151kph.

0.3

Tait to Finch, (no ball) 1 run, Bowled him off a no-ball! Tait oversteps and bowls Finch off the inside edge. They get a run.

0.3

Tait to Hodge, 1 run, Free hit, Hodge cuts down to third man for a single.

0.4

Tait to Finch, no run, driven to mid off.

0.5

Tait to Finch, no run, bouncer tries to pull and misses

0.6

Tait to Finch, no run, half volley turned to forward square leg.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Victoria 5/0
AJ Finch    1* (6b)      SW Tait    1-0-5-0
BJ Hodge    1* (1b)     

1.1

Cleary to Hodge, no run, good length on off, defended.

1.2

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

1.3

Cleary to Hodge, no run, advances and drives hard straight to cover.

1.4

Cleary to Hodge, no run, half volley driven to cover again.

1.5

Cleary to Hodge, no run, good length defended into the offside.

1.6

Cleary to Hodge, no run, beaten by a cracking leg cutter.

The first maiden of this year's tournament comes in the final.

End of over 2 (maiden) Victoria 5/0
BJ Hodge    1* (7b)      MF Cleary    1-1-0-0
AJ Finch    1* (6b)     

2.1

Tait to Finch, no run, Finch drives a half volley straight to mid off.

2.2

Tait to Finch, 3 runs, half volley on leg stump clipped, not perfectly timed, past wide mid on for three runs.

2.3

Tait to Hodge, FOUR, Hodge clears the front leg and drives gloriously on the up through cover for four. Superb shot.

2.4

Tait to Hodge, no run, clears the front leg again and miscues a drive to mid on.

Paul Reiffel missed a no-ball previous delivery.

2.5

Tait to Hodge, 1 no ball, Tait oversteps, a full toss is mistimed to mid on.

2.5

Tait to Hodge, no run, free hit, Hodge slices a half volley straight to backward point. The catch doesnt count but there is no run.

2.6

Tait to Hodge, 1 wide, short bouncer called wide, too high.

2.6

Tait to Hodge, no run, slower ball, check driven to mid off.

End of over 3 (9 runs) Victoria 14/0
BJ Hodge    5* (12b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-14-0
AJ Finch    4* (8b)     

3.1

Cleary to Finch, no run, Finch walks at Cleary, tries to pull a ball but misses.

3.2

Cleary to Finch, FOUR, Finch heaves a length ball infront of square leg and the sweeper O'Brien can't cut it off.

3.3

Cleary to Finch, no run, good length, defended to cover.

3.4

Cleary to Finch, FOUR, full outside off, swiped in the air wide of mid on for four!

3.5

Cleary to Finch, 1 run, angled to leg stump, turned by Finch to deep backward square for a single.

3.6

Cleary to Hodge, FOUR, Hodge dances down the track, and cuts hard over point one bounce four! Clever batting. He created the short length and width.

End of over 4 (13 runs) Victoria 27/0
BJ Hodge    9* (13b 2x4)      MF Cleary    2-1-13-0
AJ Finch    13* (13b 2x4)     

4.1

Christian to Finch, no run, good length on middle and leg, turned to midwicket.

4.2

Christian to Finch, FOUR, chest high short ball thumped infront of square leg for four! He hammered that.

4.3

Christian to Finch, FOUR, half volley driven powerfully through cover for four more.

4.4

Christian to Finch, 4 leg byes, strays down leg, it runs fine off the pad for four more. Leg byes this time.

4.5

Christian to Finch, FOUR, slower ball dragged short, Finch pulls behind square for four more!

4.6

Christian to Finch, FOUR, half volley driven magnificently past mid off. The best stroke of the lot.

End of over 5 (20 runs) Victoria 47/0
AJ Finch    29* (19b 6x4)      DT Christian    1-0-16-0
BJ Hodge    9* (13b 2x4)     

5.1

O'Brien to Hodge, no run, Hodge advances at the orthodox spinniner who spears in a quicker ball, Hodge defends.

5.2

O'Brien to Hodge, no run, cut to backward point.

5.3

O'Brien to Hodge, OUT, Caught and bowled! Hodge advances at a low full toss, drives off the toe back at O'Brien who holds a very good low return catch.

BJ Hodge c & b O'Brien 9 (23m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

5.4

O'Brien to Quiney, no run, dfended to cover-point.

5.5

O'Brien to Quiney, no run, punched off the back foot back to the bowler.

5.6

O'Brien to Quiney, 1 run, turned off the hip to deep backward square leg.

End of over 6 (1 run) Victoria 48/1
RJ Quiney    1* (3b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-1-1
AJ Finch    29* (19b 6x4)     

6.1

Putland to Quiney, 1 run, full toss clipped wide of mid on for a single.

6.2

Putland to Finch, 1 run, full toss slower ball square driven to deep cover-point.

6.3

Putland to Quiney, 1 leg bye, short ball, Quiney tried to pull, it came off body and they pinch a leg bye.

6.4

Putland to Finch, 1 run, half volley square driven to deep cover-point.

6.5

Putland to Quiney, no run, speared full and straight, huge lbw appeal. Not out. Big inside edge. Quiney took off for a run and was sent back and nearly run out.

6.6

Putland to Quiney, no run, clipped straight to midwicket.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Victoria 52/1
RJ Quiney    2* (7b)      GD Putland    1-0-3-0
AJ Finch    31* (21b 6x4)     

7.1

Pollard to Finch, 1 run, short of a length, defended into the offside for one.

7.2

Pollard to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball driven on the up to deep cover.

7.3

Pollard to Finch, 2 runs, shorter slower ball tucked to midwicket and with O'Brien on the fence they get two.

7.4

Pollard to Finch, 1 run, driven to long off.

7.5

Pollard to Quiney, FOUR, square driven past backward point to the short boundary for four.

7.6

Pollard to Quiney, 1 run, drives straight of cover for a single.

End of over 8 (10 runs) Victoria 62/1
RJ Quiney    8* (10b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-10-0
AJ Finch    35* (24b 6x4)     

8.1

Putland to Quiney, 1 run, short ball pulled one bounce to Cooper at deep square leg.

8.2

Putland to Finch, 1 run, driven hard off the outside edge to third man for a single.

8.3

Putland to Quiney, 3 runs, low full toss driven straight back at the bowler who missed it and they get three as it runs towards the sightscreen.

8.4

Putland to Finch, 2 runs, slower ball, attempted drive, outside edge fine of third man for two.

8.5

Putland to Finch, 1 run, full toss sliced in the air through a vacant cover-point to the sweeper.

8.6

Putland to Quiney, OUT, caught! Slower ball, half volley on leg stump, Quiney clipped it off the middle of the bat but straight down deep square leg's throat and Cooper took a straight forward catch.

RJ Quiney c Cooper b Putland 12 (12m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

End of over 9 (8 runs) Victoria 70/2
     GD Putland    2-0-11-1
AJ Finch    39* (27b 6x4)     

9.1

Christian to Hussey, 2 runs, drives nicely wide of long off for two.

9.2

Christian to Hussey, 1 run, driven hard to long on. He's timed the first towo balls perfectly Hussey.

9.3

Christian to Finch, 1 run, slower ball tucked to short fine leg for a tight single.

9.4

Christian to Hussey, no run, good length wide of off, left alone watchfully.

9.5

Christian to Hussey, 1 run, wide of off, glided off the front foot to third man.

9.6

Christian to Finch, 2 runs, inswinger, Finch tries to swipe to wide long on, it runs off the inside edge wide of short fine leg and they get two.

End of over 10 (7 runs) Victoria 77/2
AJ Finch    42* (29b 6x4)      DT Christian    2-0-23-0
DJ Hussey    4* (4b)     

10.1

Putland to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length outside off, glided to third man.

10.2

Putland to Finch, 2 runs, low full toss, driven slowly off the toe to long off and they run two.

10.3

Putland to Finch, 1 run, full and straight, Finch gives himself room and drives to long off.

10.4

Putland to Hussey, 1 run, low full toss, driven to deep cover.

10.5

Putland to Finch, 2 runs, low full toss dragged to wide long on for two more.

10.6

Putland to Finch, 1 run, yorker, just dug out, Hussey ran Finch called no, Hussey kept coming so Finch ran, Putland had a week to gather turn and underarm at the non-strikers but misses all three stumps!

End of over 11 (8 runs) Victoria 85/2
AJ Finch    48* (33b 6x4)      GD Putland    3-0-19-1
DJ Hussey    6* (6b)     

11.1

Pollard to Finch, OUT, CAught. Finch drove a half volley flat and hard down to long off but he can't clear Christian on the rope who takes a comfortable catch.

AJ Finch c Christian b Pollard 47 (44m 34b 6x4 0x6) SR: 138.23

11.2

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, banged in short, Hussey rises and defends to cover for a single.

11.3

Pollard to McDonald, 1 run, short and wide, cut in the air out to deep point.

11.4

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball driven hard down to long off.

11.5

Pollard to McDonald, no run, good length, on off stump, pushed to midwicket.

11.6

Pollard to McDonald, 1 run, forced off the back foot to cover and it wouldve been a tight single had cover fielded cleanly by they got thru comfortably.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Victoria 89/3
AB McDonald    2* (3b)      KA Pollard    2-0-14-1
DJ Hussey    8* (8b)     

12.1

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, darted in, driven slowly to long off.

12.2

O'Brien to Hussey, FOUR, a fraction short and wide and cut beautifully past backward point for four. Great placement.

12.3

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, turned from off stump to deep midwicket for a single.

12.4

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, darted in to leg, clipped to midwicket for a single.

12.5

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, late cut to short third man for a tight single. McDonald was asked to stretch to make his ground.

12.6

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, McDonald advances and chips it out through midwicket for a single.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Victoria 98/3
AB McDonald    5* (6b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-10-1
DJ Hussey    14* (11b 1x4)     

13.1

Cleary to McDonald, 2 runs, driven hard in the air past the flying Pollard at cover and wide of long off for two. Pollard wasn't far away.

13.2

Cleary to McDonald, 3 runs, Cleary strays down leg and McDonal glances it fine of Tait at short fine leg for three.

13.3

Cleary to Hussey, 1 run, yorker, dug out to deep midwicket.

13.4

Cleary to McDonald, 1 run, slower ball clipped wide of midwicket for a single.

13.5

Cleary to Hussey, OUT, Caught. Slower ball, Hussey backed away and lofted a drive down to long on but couldn't clear the rope and Putland held a straight forward catch.

DJ Hussey c Putland b Cleary 15 (18m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 115.38

13.6

Cleary to McDonald, 1 run, slower ball driven to deep cover-point for a single.

End of over 14 (8 runs) Victoria 106/4
AB McDonald    12* (10b)      MF Cleary    3-1-21-1
MS Wade    0* (0b)     

14.1

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, darted into the leg stump, clipped out to deep backward square leg.

14.2

O'Brien to Wade, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, clipped to deep backward square.

14.3

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, darted into leg stump, worked to deep midwicket.

14.4

O'Brien to Wade, OUT, Caught. O'Brien fires it quick and flat, Wade tried to slog sweep, got a top edge that ballooned to short fine leg and Cleary took a comfortable catch.

MS Wade c Cleary b O'Brien 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

14.5

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, forced off the back foot to long on.

14.6

O'Brien to Blizzard, 2 runs, driven in the air just back past the bowler straight of long off. McDonald races back and dives in to get two. O'Brien broke the stumps but McDonald got home safely.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Victoria 112/5
AC Blizzard    2* (1b)      AW O'Brien    3-0-16-2
AB McDonald    15* (13b)     

15.1

Cleary to McDonald, 1 run, charges and gives himself room to drive out to deep point.

15.2

Cleary to Blizzard, 1 run, slower ball driven hard to long off for a single.

15.3

Cleary to McDonald, 1 run, driven to deep cover.

15.4

Cleary to Blizzard, FOUR, bouncer from Cleary, Blizzard tried to swipe a pull shot, top edge flies over the keeper and down to the boundary for four.

15.5

Cleary to Blizzard, no run, yorker wide of off, squeezed off the bottom edge to the keeper on the bounce.

15.6

Cleary to Blizzard, no run, tries to swing across the line and misses.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Victoria 119/5
AC Blizzard    7* (5b 1x4)      MF Cleary    4-1-28-1
AB McDonald    17* (15b)     

16.1

Tait to McDonald, FOUR, full toss, straight, McDonald backs away and drives with open face behind point for four. Great shot.

16.2

Tait to McDonald, 1 run, short of a length, pulled to forward square leg.

16.3

Tait to Blizzard, 2 runs, sliced awy behind point for two.

16.4

Tait to Blizzard, no run, yorker just missed off stump, Blizzard went to run, Manou underarmed atthe stumps but missed the run out.

16.5

Tait to Blizzard, 2 runs, sliced off the edge high and wide of third man and they run two.

16.6

Tait to Blizzard, FOUR, slower ball, pummelled over midwicket, one bounce four!

End of over 17 (13 runs) Victoria 132/5
AC Blizzard    15* (9b 2x4)      SW Tait    3-0-27-0
AB McDonald    22* (17b 1x4)     

17.1

O'Brien to McDonald, 2 runs, square driven out through point and they get two.

17.2

O'Brien to McDonald, 1 run, advances and drives to long off.

17.3

O'Brien to Blizzard, 2 runs, short and wide, cut hard past cover for two.

17.4

O'Brien to Blizzard, FOUR, full and straight, whipped hard thru square leg and deep midwicket cant it off.

17.5

O'Brien to Blizzard, 1 run, slog swept to deep midwicket.

17.6

O'Brien to McDonald, OUT, Caught! McDonald advances and tries to chip a drive shrt of long off but it carried too far and Christian runs in off the rope to take a very good catch.

AB McDonald c Christian b O'Brien 25 (25m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 18 (10 runs) Victoria 142/6
     AW O'Brien    4-0-26-3
AC Blizzard    22* (12b 3x4)     

18.1

Tait to Hastings, 1 run, short of a length, carved to deep point

18.2

Tait to Blizzard, no run, play and miss trying to pul from short of a good length.

18.3

Tait to Blizzard, 2 runs, yorker squeezed out through mid off and Hastings runs brilliantly to get back for two.

18.4

Tait to Blizzard, no run, bouncer which Blizzard ducks underneath.

18.5

Tait to Blizzard, SIX, length ball, swung high over wide long on and it clears Pollard on the rope for six!

18.6

Tait to Blizzard, SIX, backs away, Tait follows and he clips him high over square leg into the construction site! Six more.

End of over 19 (15 runs) Victoria 157/6
AC Blizzard    36* (17b 3x4 2x6)      SW Tait    4-0-42-0
JW Hastings    1* (1b)     

19.1

Putland to Hastings, 1 run, OUT, Run out! Full toss wide of off, Hastings edged it fine of third man. They come back for an ambitious second and Hastings was well short as Manou recieved the throw from Borgas.

JW Hastings run out 2 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.2

Putland to Pattinson, no run, yorker just missed off stump. Well bowled.

19.3

Putland to Pattinson, no run, another yorker wide of off, Pattinson plays over the top of it.

19.4

Putland to Pattinson, 1 run, advances, Putlend digs in short, Pattinson somehow fends it to point for a single.

19.5

Putland to Blizzard, SIX, full toss, hammered flat and hard over midwicket for six! Brutal strike.

19.6

Putland to Blizzard, 1 bye, yorker speared very wide, not called, Blizzard misses and Pattinson calls him through for a bye.

Victoria have posted a competitive total of 7 for 166. Aiden Blizzard was the star with 42 from 19 balls to steer the Bushrangers above 160 after theinnings had lost its way. Following Aaron Finch's 48, the Redbacks tightened the screws. Aaron O'Brien bowled superbly to take 3 for 26 whilst Gary Putland's spell was also very impressive. Only once has a side chased successfully at the Adelaide Oval in this years tournament. The Redbacks chased 156 against QUeensland. This will be a cracking run chase. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (9 runs) Victoria 166/7
AC Blizzard    42* (19b 3x4 3x6)      GD Putland    4-0-27-1
JL Pattinson    1* (3b)     
Tournament Results
South Aust v Victoria at Adelaide - Jan 23, 2010
Victoria won by 48 runs
Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane - Jan 19, 2010
Victoria won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
NSW v South Aust at Sydney - Jan 17, 2010
NSW won by 8 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
Queensland v West Aust at Brisbane - Jan 16, 2010
Queensland won by 37 runs
Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne - Jan 15, 2010
Victoria won by 9 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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Jan 23, 2010

Mark Cleary is bowled by Andrew McDonald, South Australia v Victoria, Twenty20 Big Bash, Final, Adelaide, January 23, 2010

Mark Cleary is bowled by Andrew McDonald

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Jan 23, 2010

Victoria and James Pattinson celebrate a strike, South Australia v Victoria, Twenty20 Big Bash, Final, Adelaide, January 23, 2010

Victoria and James Pattinson celebrate a strike

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