Twenty20 Big Bash, New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Jan 9, 2011
Western Australia won by 19 runs (D/L method)
9 January 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Hi and welcome to Cricinfo's live, ball-by-ball coverage of Match 6 in the KFC Big Bash. Andrew Fuss here and I'll be keeping you up to date with all the big hits and excitement that is the Big Bash. WA have won the toss and Marcus North has not surprisingly elected to bat. So far, four of the five teams that have batted first have won. We've got an interesting situation brewing here; if WA win tonight all six teams will have one win after two rounds, can't get closer than that!

0.1

Clark to Marsh, 1 run, length on off, steps forward and bunts it to mid wicket

0.2

Clark to Gayle, no run, length outside off, you could argue he missed it, but I'd say it was just a slightly unorthodox leave

0.3

Clark to Gayle, 1 run, flicked to backward square leg, too straight there from Clark

0.4

Clark to Marsh, FOUR, great cricket shot, steps forward to a slightly overpitched ball and punches it straight of mid on

0.5

Clark to Marsh, no run, slower ball outside off, left alone

0.6

Clark to Marsh, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg, they pinch a single

End of over 1 (7 runs) Western Australia 7/0

    • SE Marsh 6 (4b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 1 (2b)
    • SR Clark 1-0-7-0
1.1

Bollinger to Marsh, 1 run, pushes forward and drives to cover, Coyte does well to stop this at full length, keen to impress is Coyte

1.2

Bollinger to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off

1.3

Bollinger to Gayle, 2 runs, dances down and blasts hard with a big top edge over point, lands safely

1.4

Bollinger to Gayle, no run, defended to point and Warner pounces, throwing the stumps down at the bowler's end, safely back

1.5

Bollinger to Gayle, FOUR, went like a tracer bullet! Back of a length and Gayle is all over it, pulling through mid wicket

1.6

Bollinger to Gayle, FOUR, length on off, dances down the wicket and helps himself to another boundary over mid on

Gayle has obviously been watching Kieron Pollard bat - anything you can do I can do better!

End of over 2 (11 runs) Western Australia 18/0

    • CH Gayle 11 (7b 2x4)
    • SE Marsh 7 (5b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-11-0
2.1

O'Keefe to Marsh, FOUR, uses his feet well and clips it over mid wicket, well played

2.2

O'Keefe to Marsh, SIX, beautiful foot work again and he clubs it over long off

2.3

O'Keefe to Marsh, 2 runs, full outside off and he pierces the field at cover

2.4

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, wide and mistimes the cut shot to cover point

2.5

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, advances and lofts to long on, one bounce straight to Coyte

2.6

O'Keefe to Gayle, no run, full and worked to backward square leg

End of over 3 (13 runs) Western Australia 31/0

    • CH Gayle 11 (8b 2x4)
    • SE Marsh 20 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 1-0-13-0
3.1

Hauritz to Marsh, 1 run, full and punched to long off

3.2

Hauritz to Gayle, FOUR, uses his feet and smashes it over mid on

Need to change the field, protect the long on and long off boundaries!

3.3

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, good yorker, kept out

3.4

Hauritz to Gayle, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side

3.4

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, missed stumping! Gayle advances and misses the quicket ball, Haddin can't take it at all, big miss!

3.5

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, hits the pads

3.6

Hauritz to Gayle, 1 run, punches it to mid on

End of over 4 (7 runs) Western Australia 38/0

    • CH Gayle 16 (13b 3x4)
    • SE Marsh 21 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • NM Hauritz 1-0-7-0
4.1

Coyte to Gayle, no run, full, inside edge, into the foot

4.2

Coyte to Gayle, FOUR, full and smashed straight as an arrow down the ground, all the way along the ground

4.3

Coyte to Gayle, no run, mistimes to mid wicket

4.4

Coyte to Gayle, no run, full and wide outside off, the umpire thought about paying it wide, but decided against it

4.5

Coyte to Gayle, FOUR, full and smashed straight to Hauritz who gets a bad bounce and misfields

4.6

Coyte to Gayle, FOUR, full toss on off, bang, over the bowler's head, easy as you like

Gayle looking menacing, Haddin's missed stumping may come back to haunt them

End of over 5 (12 runs) Western Australia 50/0

    • CH Gayle 28 (19b 6x4)
    • SE Marsh 21 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • SJ Coyte 1-0-12-0
5.1

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, guided to short third man

5.2

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, low full toss, struck straight to mid wicket

5.3

Bollinger to Marsh, no run, length outside off, misses on the pull shot

Good over from Bollinger so far

5.4

Bollinger to Marsh, 2 runs, full and driven to long off, well fielded by Henriques

5.5

Bollinger to Marsh, FOUR, slower ball gets flicked over square leg

5.6

Bollinger to Marsh, SIX, full on off, Marsh drives beautifully through the line and over long off's head, gutsy play

End of over 6 (12 runs) Western Australia 62/0

    • SE Marsh 33 (17b 3x4 2x6)
    • CH Gayle 28 (19b 6x4)
    • DE Bollinger 2-0-23-0
6.1

Coyte to Gayle, SIX, back of a length and it gets punished over mid wicket, wow

6.2

Coyte to Gayle, SIX, BANG!! Full and crushed over long on and almost into the top deck!

6.3

Coyte to Gayle, SIX, oh my, full again and he swings hard over mid on, only just gets there, but that was brutal

6.4

Coyte to Gayle, FOUR, full on leg, smashed over mid wicket, one bounce for four to bring up his 50 off just 23 balls!

This is quite something!

6.5

Coyte to Gayle, FOUR, around the wicket now, full outside off and he drivers hard over point, lands about a foot inside the rope

6.6

Coyte to Gayle, SIX, full outside off and Gayle says thanks very much once again, smashing it over long off

32 off the over from Gayle, that was brutal, although Coyte didn't do himself any favours putting in the slot each time

End of over 7 (32 runs) Western Australia 94/0

    • CH Gayle 60 (25b 8x4 4x6)
    • SE Marsh 33 (17b 3x4 2x6)
    • SJ Coyte 2-0-44-0
7.1

Hauritz to Marsh, 1 run, pushes to mid wicket

7.2

Hauritz to Gayle, 1 run, darted in, BLOCKED to square leg, who would have seen that coming

7.3

Hauritz to Marsh, 1 run, flicked to square leg

7.4

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, walks down the deck and gets thigh pad on it, well bowled

7.5

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, mistimed sweep to short fine leg

7.6

Hauritz to Gayle, 1 wide, just strayed down leg, Gayle intelligently leaves

7.6

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, hits the thigh pad again

What an over from Hauritz, shows why he's a world class limited overs spinner. Will Coyte bowl again? I think not

End of over 8 (4 runs) Western Australia 98/0

    • CH Gayle 61 (29b 8x4 4x6)
    • SE Marsh 35 (19b 3x4 2x6)
    • NM Hauritz 2-0-11-0
8.1

Clark to Marsh, 2 runs, full outside off, Marsh reaches for it and smashes it in the air straight to Dan Smith, who drops the catch. Needs the gloves on!

8.2

Clark to Marsh, 1 run, driven to long on

8.3

Clark to Gayle, OUT, full outside off, Gayle swings hard to long on and gets it on the toe of the bat, Warner runs round to take a good catch and end a brilliant display of T20 batting

CH Gayle c Warner b Clark 61 (31m 30b 8x4 4x6) SR: 203.33

The crowd gives him a generous applause as he walks off

8.4

Clark to Marsh, 1 run, driven to point

8.5

Clark to Voges, 1 run, slower ball, inside edge to fine leg

8.6

Clark to Marsh, 2 runs, low full toss driven to deep point

End of over 9 (7 runs) Western Australia 105/1

    • SE Marsh 41 (23b 3x4 2x6)
    • AC Voges 1 (1b)
    • SR Clark 2-0-14-1
9.1

Hauritz to Voges, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

9.2

Hauritz to Marsh, no run, darted in, wraps him on the pad, heading down leg

9.3

Hauritz to Marsh, FOUR, full and swept wide of short fine leg

With all the fireworks from Gayle, we almost forgot Shaun Marsh was on fire!

9.4

Hauritz to Marsh, 1 run, nice sweep again

9.5

Hauritz to Voges, SIX, uses his feet and doesn't quite get to the pitch of it, but still manages to put it into the stands over long on

9.6

Hauritz to Voges, 1 run, pulls to mid wicket

End of over 10 (13 runs) Western Australia 118/1

    • AC Voges 9 (4b 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 46 (26b 4x4 2x6)
    • NM Hauritz 3-0-24-0
10.1

Henriques to Voges, FOUR, back of a length outside off, Voges is all over it as he cuts backward of square

10.2

Henriques to Voges, 2 runs, slower ball flicked to fine leg

10.3

Henriques to Voges, 1 run, inside edge almost onto the stumps, they scamper through for a cheap single

10.4

Henriques to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball flicked to mid wicket

10.5

Henriques to Voges, FOUR, short outside off, cut again through point

10.6

Henriques to Voges, no run, another short ball, can't connect on the cut

End of over 11 (12 runs) Western Australia 130/1

    • AC Voges 20 (9b 2x4 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 47 (27b 4x4 2x6)
    • MC Henriques 1-0-12-0
11.1

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, sweeps to short fine leg

11.2

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, full and punched to deep point

11.3

O'Keefe to Voges, 1 run, advances and drives to long off

11.4

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, full and flicked to short fine leg

O'Keefe not giving them much here, good bowling

11.5

O'Keefe to Voges, no run, full and driven hard to cover where Maddinson drops a relatively straightforward chance, low to his left

11.6

O'Keefe to Voges, 2 runs, driven to long off

Given the run rate the Warriors are going at, the Blues can't afford to be dropping catches like that!

End of over 12 (5 runs) Western Australia 135/1

    • AC Voges 23 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 49 (30b 4x4 2x6)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 2-0-18-0
12.1

Henriques to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball driven to point and Marsh brings up his 50 off a very handy 31 balls

12.2

Henriques to Voges, FOUR, full down leg, money for jam as Voges flicks fine of short fine leg

12.3

Henriques to Voges, 1 run, sloewr ball slung down to long off

12.4

Henriques to Marsh, 1 run, guides it to piont, easy single

12.5

Henriques to Voges, OUT, advances down the wicket and swings hard and high out to deep mid wicket, Smith doesn't need the gloves this time as he takes an easy catch

AC Voges c Smith b Henriques 28 (15m 15b 3x4 1x6) SR: 186.66

12.6

Henriques to Marsh, 2 runs, Marsh takes another two

End of over 13 (9 runs) Western Australia 144/2

    • SE Marsh 53 (33b 4x4 2x6)
    • MJ North 0 (0b)
    • MC Henriques 2-0-21-1
13.1

O'Keefe to North, no run, pushed to cover

13.2

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

13.3

O'Keefe to Marsh, SIX, stands and delivers waaaay over long on, what a hit

13.4

O'Keefe to Marsh, 2 runs, slower this time and works it to mid wicket with soft hands

13.5

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

13.6

O'Keefe to Marsh, SIX, in the slot again and Marsh gets down on one knee to smash it over deep mid wicket, another brutal blow

End of over 14 (15 runs) Western Australia 159/2

    • SE Marsh 67 (37b 4x4 4x6)
    • MJ North 1 (2b)
    • SNJ O'Keefe 3-0-33-0
14.1

Henriques to North, no run, full and driven straight back to the bowler

14.2

Henriques to North, no run, full and driven straight, the bowler fields brilliantly with his right hand

14.3

Henriques to North, 1 run, flicked to deep mid wicket

14.4

Henriques to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball flicked to the vacant short mid wicket region, Henriques tries to save a run, but can't

14.5

Henriques to North, 1 run, flicked to deep mid wicket

14.6

Henriques to Marsh, 1 run, big swing, inside edge into the foot, they scurry through

End of over 15 (4 runs) Western Australia 163/2

    • SE Marsh 69 (39b 4x4 4x6)
    • MJ North 3 (6b)
    • MC Henriques 3-0-25-1
15.1

Bollinger to Marsh, SIX, full on middle, drives gloriously back over the bowler's head, how's that for a strike!

15.2

Bollinger to Marsh, 1 run, driven to deep point, Coyte fields well to save a second

15.3

Bollinger to North, 1 run, length on leg, flicked to short fine leg

15.4

Bollinger to Marsh, SIX, length outside off, Marsh is seeing it like a beach ball and swings hard across the line over mid wicket

After that delivery, Bollinger just nodded his head as if to say "what can I do?"

15.5

Bollinger to Marsh, 1 run, short and pulled to long on

15.6

Bollinger to North, 1 run, mistimed to mid wicket

End of over 16 (16 runs) Western Australia 179/2

    • MJ North 5 (8b)
    • SE Marsh 83 (43b 4x4 6x6)
    • DE Bollinger 3-0-39-0
16.1

Clark to North, 1 run, driven to long on

16.2

Clark to Marsh, 2 runs, full and inside edge to fine leg, very nearly a runout at the striker's end, well run though

16.3

Clark to Marsh, OUT, full outside off, Marsh gets a big piece of it out to deep point, Hughes moves quickly to his right to take a good catch at full pace

SE Marsh c Hughes b Clark 85 (62m 45b 4x4 6x6) SR: 188.88

16.4

Clark to North, 1 run

16.5

Clark to Ronchi, 1 run, driven to long on

16.6

Clark to North, 1 run, driven to deep cover

End of over 17 (6 runs) Western Australia 185/3

    • MJ North 8 (11b)
    • L Ronchi 1 (1b)
    • SR Clark 3-0-20-2
17.1

Coyte to North, 1 run, good yorker, dug out to point

Clark having faith in Scott Coyte here, who had 32 taken off his previous over

17.2

Coyte to Ronchi, 1 run, driven through cover

17.3

Coyte to North, no run, full down leg, perhaps clipped the pad to save the wide

17.4

Coyte to North, no run, backs away and can't connect on the cut shot

North can't get bat on ball here!

17.5

Coyte to North, 1 run, walks across and gets an inside edge onto the pads out to point

17.6

Coyte to Ronchi, 1 run, driven to point

Good comeback from Coyte there, must have been nervous but he kept it pretty tight

End of over 18 (4 runs) Western Australia 189/3

    • L Ronchi 3 (3b)
    • MJ North 10 (15b)
    • SJ Coyte 3-0-48-0
18.1

Henriques to Ronchi, 2 runs, full and driven to long off

18.2

Henriques to Ronchi, no run, slower ball, mistimes the drive and Henriques dives full stretch to his right to save two

He's quite an athlete Henriques as shown there and also against the Redbacks where he took a brilliant catch on the boundary

18.3

Henriques to Ronchi, FOUR, short on off, gets under it and guides it over the slips cordon

18.4

Henriques to Ronchi, no run, slower ball, mtimes the drive to the bowler'

18.5

Henriques to Ronchi, 1 run, slower ball, swung through mid wicket

18.6

Henriques to North, OUT, full outside off, North drives to long off where O'Keefe takes a good catch right on the boundary rope

MJ North c O'Keefe b Henriques 10 (23m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

End of over 19 (7 runs) Western Australia 196/4

    • L Ronchi 10 (8b 1x4)
    • MC Henriques 4-0-32-2
19.1

Clark to Beaton, 1 run, full outside off, driven to point

The Blues may have been better served leaving North at the crease, he was really struggling to hit it off the square

19.2

Clark to Ronchi, 2 byes, full swinging through the batsman's leg, Haddin makes a meal of it to allow a couple

19.3

Clark to Ronchi, 1 run, drives to long on to bring up the 200

19.4

Clark to Beaton, 1 run, OUT, a calamity of errors there. Slower ball draws Beaton into a false stroke, skying it to mid off where Henriques drops the catch. He flicks the ball to the bowler's end and Beaton is run out after he'd turned to come back for two

TM Beaton run out 2 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5

Clark to Ronchi, 1 run, driven to long off

19.6

Clark to Johnston, 3 runs, full and smashed hard to long off, Warner attacks it well, but throws it high over the keeper's head to allow two over throws

The Warriors post an imposing total of 205, thanks to some brutal hitting from Marsh and Gayle, who put on 101 for the first wicket. We know what the Blues can do though, with Warner and Smith to open the batting. We'll be back for the run chase at about 8.30pm local time. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (9 runs) Western Australia 205/5

    • MJ Johnston 3 (1b)
    • L Ronchi 12 (11b 1x4)
    • SR Clark 4-0-27-2
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