Twenty20 Big Bash

New South Wales v Tasmania

Tasmania won by 2 runs

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the KFC T20 Big Bash. Tonight NSW host Tasmania at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Tasmania have won the toss and George Bailey has elected to bat. Tasmania go with the same 12 that beat Victoria last week. NSW have made a number of changes due to representative duties. Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes come back from Test duties. Pat Cummins, a 17-year-old, makes his domestic debut tonight. There are big wraps on this young bowler. Plenty to watch tonight. Xavier Doherty plays his first game since missing World Cup selection. Khawaja and Hughes aren't terribly experienced in this format. Tasmania can all but assure a spot in the finals tonight with a win NSW have a game in hand due to the floods in Queensland but a win here would be very inportant given the eveness of the competition.

0.1

Clark to Wells, 1 leg bye, length ball on the hip and it runs off thigh pad for a leg bye

0.2

Clark to Lockyear, 1 run, back of a length, off stump, Lockyear defends with soft hands to cover and they run a sharp single

0.3

Clark to Wells, no run, good length, off stump defended back towards the bowler

0.4

Clark to Wells, 1 run, shortish and wide, cut hard off the edge to wide third man, just one

0.5

Clark to Lockyear, no run, 124kph, good length, off stump, Lockyear defends from the crease

0.6

Clark to Lockyear, no run, back of a length, middle stump line, pushed to mid on.

Great over from Clark. Hit a perfect length.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Tasmania 3/0
RJG Lockyear    1* (3b)      SR Clark    1-0-2-0
JW Wells    1* (3b)     

1.1

Cummins to Wells, FOUR, half volley, driven with ease through cover-point for four! Tough start for Cummins

1.2

Cummins to Wells, 1 run, 140kph, back of a length, angling in to off stump, Wells steers it off the back foot to third man

Good pace from the 17-year-old

1.3

Cummins to Lockyear, no run, fuller length, driven inside out straight to cover

1.4

Cummins to Lockyear, 1 run, 141kph, guided with the open face to third man for a single

1.5

Cummins to Wells, no run, 140.9kph back of a length, extra bounce, Wells misses trying to force off the back foot through point

1.6

Cummins to Wells, 1 run, 141.8kph, shorter length, Wells is tucked up in defence and he pushes to midwicket for a single

End of over 2 (7 runs) Tasmania 10/0
JW Wells    7* (7b 1x4)      PJ Cummins    1-0-7-0
RJG Lockyear    2* (5b)     

2.1

Clark to Wells, no run, good length off stump, Wells can't turn it to leg, he gets struck on the pad.

2.2

Clark to Wells, FOUR, 122kph, shorter length, Wells rocks back and pulls powerfully over midwicket for four! Great shot

2.3

Clark to Wells, 3 runs, hint of width, Wells sits back and cuts hard past backward point and Cummins makes a superb save at third man to save a run

2.4

Clark to Lockyear, no run, 106kph slower ball, Lockyear charges and backs away and misses trying to flash hard over point

2.5

Clark to Lockyear, FOUR, Crack! Lockyear opens the front length and slaps a length ball over cover-point for four! Super shot!

2.6

Clark to Lockyear, 1 run, short of a length, off stump, Lockyear tucks it to square leg for a single

End of over 3 (12 runs) Tasmania 22/0
RJG Lockyear    7* (8b 1x4)      SR Clark    2-0-14-0
JW Wells    14* (10b 2x4)     

3.1

Cummins to Lockyear, no run, Lockyear advances and miscues a drive to cover

3.2

Cummins to Lockyear, OUT, Caught! Cummins bangs it in shorter, Lockyear tried to play a cross bat pull over mid on, got a top edge that flies high over the keepers head and Nevill makes good ground to get back and take the catch! Cummins gets a debut wicket

RJG Lockyear c †Nevill b Cummins 7 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

3.3

Cummins to Wells, 1 wide, another bouncer, Wells sways under, and it is called wide. Tight call.

3.3

Cummins to Wells, FOUR, full and wide, and Wells flashes a drive and slices up and over backward point for four!

3.4

Cummins to Wells, OUT, Caught! Two in the over! Slower ball off cutter, Wells went to square drive again, miscued and sliced it straight to Rohrer at backward point who made no mistake. Well bowled.

JW Wells c Rohrer b Cummins 18 (12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

3.5

Cummins to Birt, no run, good length, 138kph, Birt defends from the crease with an open blade to backward point

3.6

Cummins to Birt, 1 run, slower ball, shorter length, Birt steers it fine of gully for a single

End of over 4 (6 runs) Tasmania 28/2
TR Birt    1* (2b)      PJ Cummins    2-0-13-2
GJ Bailey    0* (0b)     

4.1

O'Keefe to Birt, 1 run, slid down leg, Birt glances fine for a single

4.2

O'Keefe to Bailey, FOUR, advancing and lofting against the turn over wide mid on for four!

4.3

O'Keefe to Bailey, no run, gives room and cuts straight to point

4.4

O'Keefe to Bailey, 1 leg bye, advances and it hits the pad and they run a leg bye as it rolls away on the offside

4.5

O'Keefe to Birt, 1 run, turned with the spin through square leg for a single

4.6

O'Keefe to Bailey, 2 runs, run off the open face fine of short third man and Cummins misfields to allow a second rune

End of over 5 (9 runs) Tasmania 37/2
GJ Bailey    6* (4b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-8-0
TR Birt    3* (4b)     

5.1

Cummins to Birt, FOUR, half volley driven powerfully wide of mid off and it races to the fence

5.2

Cummins to Birt, no run, 137kph, shorter length, skids through and hits Birt on the thigh as he tries to pull

5.3

Cummins to Birt, 3 runs, on the hip, Birt glances it wide of short fine leg, it looked like four but O'Keefe made a wonderful diving save to hook it back and save a run

5.4

Cummins to Bailey, FOUR, short ball, high, Bailey leans back and ramps it high and fine of third man for four! Clever shot

5.5

Cummins to Bailey, 1 run, run off the face along the ground to third man

5.6

Cummins to Birt, 1 run, 114kph slower ball, cut fine to third man for one

End of over 6 (13 runs) Tasmania 50/2
TR Birt    11* (8b 1x4)      PJ Cummins    3-0-26-2
GJ Bailey    11* (6b 2x4)     

6.1

O'Keefe to Birt, 2 runs, swept hard infront of deep square leg and they scamper back for a tight two

6.2

O'Keefe to Birt, 1 wide, fired way wide of off

6.2

O'Keefe to Birt, 1 run, shorter length, tucked with the spin to square leg

6.3

O'Keefe to Bailey, no run, slid in towards leg stump and Bailey cramps himself trying to force into the off

6.4

O'Keefe to Bailey, 2 runs, paddle swept high and fine of long leg for two

6.5

O'Keefe to Bailey, 2 runs, cut hard behind point for two more

6.6

O'Keefe to Bailey, 1 run, forced hard off the back foot wide of long on but they don't take on Warner's arm in pursuit of two

End of over 7 (9 runs) Tasmania 59/2
GJ Bailey    16* (10b 2x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-17-0
TR Birt    14* (10b 1x4)     

7.1

Coyte to Bailey, 1 run, full toss pushed down to long on for a single

7.2

Coyte to Birt, 1 run, half volley driven powerfully to deep cover for one

7.3

Coyte to Bailey, no run, pushed firmly to cover no run

7.4

Coyte to Bailey, FOUR, length ball, leg stump, and Bailey pulls it behind square leg and it beats the diving Henriques on the rope

7.5

Coyte to Bailey, no run, 133kph, yorker just wide of off, and Bailey swings and misses

7.6

Coyte to Bailey, 1 run, full toss driven hard to long off for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Tasmania 66/2
GJ Bailey    22* (15b 3x4)      SJ Coyte    1-0-7-0
TR Birt    15* (11b 1x4)     

8.1

Copeland to Bailey, 2 runs, back of a length, wide of off, cut wide of third man for two

8.2

Copeland to Bailey, 1 run, 117kph slower ball, Bailey checks his stroke and bunts it to cover for a single

8.3

Copeland to Birt, 2 runs, Birt advances and slices this high over backward point for two

8.4

Copeland to Birt, 1 leg bye, 105kph slower ball, runs off pad fine for a single

8.5

Copeland to Bailey, 1 run, length slower ball, slapped to long on for just one

8.6

Copeland to Birt, SIX, slower ball dragged down and Birt hammers a pull shot over backward square leg and it clears the rope by a long way!

End of over 9 (13 runs) Tasmania 79/2
TR Birt    23* (14b 1x4 1x6)      TA Copeland    1-0-12-0
GJ Bailey    26* (18b 3x4)     

9.1

Henriques to Bailey, 1 run, shorter length, 111kph, pulled through square leg for a single

9.2

Henriques to Birt, 1 run, good length, steered with the open blade to short third man for a single

9.3

Henriques to Bailey, OUT, Caught! Slower ball, Bailey tried to loft down the ground, he miscued and dragged it flat to long on and it carried to Warner running in off the fence. Big scalp for NSW.

GJ Bailey c Warner b Henriques 27 (20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 135.00

9.4

Henriques to Birt, 1 run, shorter on the hip, tucked wide of short for a single

9.5

Henriques to ten Doeschate, no run, short ball, 136kph, ten Doeschate defends off the gloves towards point

9.6

Henriques to ten Doeschate, 1 run, chest high short ball, pulled to square leg for one

End of over 10 (4 runs) Tasmania 83/3
RN ten Doeschate    1* (2b)      MC Henriques    1-0-4-1
TR Birt    25* (16b 1x4 1x6)     

10.1

Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, good bouncer, hits the Dutchman in the neck as he tries to pull, and it drops down and they run through for a leg bye

10.2

Coyte to Birt, 1 run, fuller length, driven to long on for a single

10.3

Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 109kph slower ball on the pads, glanced to short fine for a single

10.4

Coyte to Birt, no run, 131kph yorker outside off, and Birt plays over the top of it

10.5

Coyte to Birt, no run

10.6

Coyte to Birt, 1 run

End of over 11 (4 runs) Tasmania 87/3
TR Birt    27* (20b 1x4 1x6)      SJ Coyte    2-0-10-0
RN ten Doeschate    2* (4b)     

11.1

Henriques to Birt, no run, length ball driven on the up to cover

11.2

Henriques to Birt, no run, slower ball, attempted cut is bottom edged short of the keeper

11.3

Henriques to Birt, 2 runs, shorter length, punched off the back foot through midwicket and they get two as it is perfectly placed between the sweepers

11.4

Henriques to Birt, SIX, Wow! Leg stump length ball, Birt dropped to one-knee and slog swept it over square leg and way back into the stands! That was huge!

11.5

Henriques to Birt, 1 run, yorker wide of off, bottom edge squirts under keeper Nevill and they pinch a single

11.6

Henriques to ten Doeschate, 1 run, slower ball, glided slowly to short third man for a single

End of over 12 (10 runs) Tasmania 97/3
RN ten Doeschate    3* (5b)      MC Henriques    2-0-14-1
TR Birt    36* (25b 1x4 2x6)     

12.1

Coyte to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate walks at Coyte and plays and misses at one wide of off

12.2

Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 run, thumped straight back past the bowler and long off who is quite straigth keeps it to one

12.3

Coyte to Birt, no run, yorker, dug out back towards the bowler and ten Doeschate is sent back

12.4

Coyte to Birt, 1 run, half volley clipped hard to midwicket on the circle

12.5

Coyte to ten Doeschate, FOUR, wide half volley and the Dutchman hammers a square drive through backward point for four! That flew to the rope

12.6

Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 131kph, full length, driven to long on for one

End of over 13 (7 runs) Tasmania 104/3
RN ten Doeschate    9* (9b 1x4)      SJ Coyte    3-0-17-0
TR Birt    37* (27b 1x4 2x6)     

13.1

Clark to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, driven wide of long off and they race back for two

13.2

Clark to ten Doeschate, 1 run, guided from a length to short third man for a single

13.3

Clark to Birt, no run, yorker length, squeezed to backward point

13.4

Clark to Birt, 1 run, Dropped! Birt lasered a drive flat and hard to long off and Warner moving to his right, dove but could not hang on

13.5

Clark to ten Doeschate, no run, length ball pushed back to the bowler

13.6

Clark to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 103kph slower ball, ten Doeschate miscues a pull towards long on

End of over 14 (5 runs) Tasmania 109/3
RN ten Doeschate    13* (13b 1x4)      SR Clark    3-0-19-0
TR Birt    38* (29b 1x4 2x6)     

14.1

Copeland to ten Doeschate, SIX, Right in the slot, length outside off and ten Doeschate swings this high and straight over the sightscreen! Big hit.

14.2

Copeland to ten Doeschate, 1 run, yorker length dug out to cover

14.3

Copeland to Birt, 1 run, half volley, hammered back past the bowler, nearly took out the bowler, but long on is straight. Just one

14.4

Copeland to ten Doeschate, 1 run, driven down to long on for a single

14.5

Copeland to Birt, 1 run, full toss, Birt tries to paddle fine and cue ends it to mid off for a single

14.6

Copeland to ten Doeschate, FOUR, full and wide, ten Doeschate slices a drive high over backward point and it nearly carries for six! Pitched just short

End of over 15 (14 runs) Tasmania 123/3
RN ten Doeschate    25* (17b 2x4 1x6)      TA Copeland    2-0-26-0
TR Birt    40* (31b 1x4 2x6)     

15.1

Henriques to Birt, 1 wide, slower ball, pushed way wide of off

15.1

Henriques to Birt, FOUR, wide delivery, Birt slashes, edges and it flies fine of short third man for four

15.2

Henriques to Birt, 1 run, length slower ball, Birt miscues a pull to long on for one

15.3

Henriques to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, ten Doeschate charges and Henriques pushes this down leg

15.3

Henriques to ten Doeschate, no run, 130kph, length outside off, hits ten Doeschate on the pad as he tried to late cut. He was outside the line

15.4

Henriques to ten Doeschate, OUT, Caught! Length ball got big on ten Doeschate as he tried to swing it over midwicket, it ballooned off top edge high to cover and Rohrer stands under it and takes a sinple catch.

RN ten Doeschate c Rohrer b Henriques 25 (19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 131.57

15.5

Henriques to Birt, 2 runs, short ball, pulled powerfully through forward square leg for two

15.6

Henriques to Birt, no run, slower ball, and Birt almost plays on trying to defend with soft hands

End of over 16 (9 runs) Tasmania 132/4
TR Birt    47* (35b 2x4 2x6)      MC Henriques    3-0-23-2
MJ Cosgrove    0* (0b)     

16.1

Cummins to Cosgrove, 1 run, full length, Cosgrove drives and edges to third man for one

16.2

Cummins to Birt, OUT, Caught! Half volley from Cummins, Birt checks a lefted drive to long on and he can't clear Warner camped on the fence. He takes a simple catch. Birt hit that too well as he checked his shot

TR Birt c Warner b Cummins 47 (36b 2x4 2x6) SR: 130.55

16.3

Cummins to Cosgrove, no run, slower ball wide off, Cosgrove plays and misses

16.4

Cummins to Cosgrove, 1 run, half volley driven hard back at the bowler who knocks it down but they still get one

16.5

Cummins to Krejza, no run, 134kph, shorter length, zips through Krejza who tried to pull

16.6

Cummins to Krejza, 1 run, driven out through cover-point to the sweeper

End of over 17 (3 runs) Tasmania 135/5
JJ Krejza    1* (2b)      PJ Cummins    4-0-29-3
MJ Cosgrove    2* (3b)     

17.1

Henriques to Krejza, FOUR, slower ball dragged down and Krejza pulls it around the corner past short fine for four

17.2

Henriques to Krejza, no run, 112.6kph slower ball outside off, Krejza plays and misses

17.3

Henriques to Krejza, 1 run, 109kph, slower ball, Krejza miscues a pull through wide mid on and it shouldve been two but Cosgrove was slow to turn

17.4

Henriques to Cosgrove, 1 run, short ball, Cosgrove hammers a pull short to deep midwicket and Rohrer makes a superb save on the half volley

17.5

Henriques to Krejza, 1 run, short ball, pulled to deep midwicket off the toe of the bat

17.6

Henriques to Cosgrove, 1 run, slower ball on leg stump, clipped through midwicket for a single

End of over 18 (8 runs) Tasmania 143/5
MJ Cosgrove    4* (5b)      MC Henriques    4-0-31-2
JJ Krejza    7* (6b 1x4)     

18.1

Clark to Cosgrove, 1 run, length cutter, pulled hard to long on for one

18.2

Clark to Krejza, 1 run, full and striaght, driven hard to long on for a single

18.3

Clark to Cosgrove, 1 run, half volley, hammered hard straight to long off

18.4

Clark to Krejza, no run, full toss driven straight back to the bowler

18.5

Clark to Krejza, OUT, Bowled him! Krejza steps across, Clark fires a yorker at leg stump and hits the base as Krejza tried to swing it fine down the legside. Well bowled

JJ Krejza b Clark 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

18.6

Clark to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, slowerr ball dabbed behind point for a single

End of over 19 (4 runs) Tasmania 147/6
Naved-ul-Hasan    1* (1b)      SR Clark    4-0-23-1
MJ Cosgrove    6* (7b)     

19.1

Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, yorker length, driven to cover for a single

19.2

Coyte to Cosgrove, 1 run, driven hard wide of long off, it should have been two but Naved said no

19.3

Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, Naved backs away and Coyte fires wide of off stump, Naved misses

19.4

Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, half volley driven hard to long off for one

19.5

Coyte to Cosgrove, 1 run, yorker length, dug through mid on for a single

19.6

Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, driven hard to long off for another single

Great last over. Just 5 from it. The Tigers finish at 6 for 152. The Blues bowled well to restrict Tasmania to just 69 runs off the last 10 overs.

Pat Cummins, a 17-year-old on debut, took 3 for 29. But the veteran Stuart Clark was also brilliant taking 1 for 23 from 4, and Scott Coyte bounced back from a hammering against WA to finish with 0 for 22. Travis Birt top scored with 47 on a tough wicket. It won't be an easy chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Tasmania 152/6
Naved-ul-Hasan    4* (5b)      SJ Coyte    4-0-22-0
MJ Cosgrove    8* (9b)     
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Jan 19, 2011

Ryan ten Doeschate attempts a big shot, New South Wales v Tasmania, Twenty20 Big Bash 2010-11, Sydney, January 19, 2011

Ryan ten Doeschate attempts a big shot

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Jan 19, 2011

Travis Birt during his 47 off 36 balls, New South Wales v Tasmania, Twenty20 Big Bash 2010-11, Sydney, January 19, 2011

Travis Birt during his 47 off 36 balls

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