Twenty20 Big Bash

Tasmania v South Australia

South Australia won by 9 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)

Good evening and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the Big Bash Double-header. We're not too far away from a start in Hobart as Tasmania host South Australia in a top-of-the-table clash. Following this game Queensland will host NSW in Brisbane.

Conditions are good at Bellerive. It is the same wicket that was used in the 2nd ODI between Australia and England.

Tasmania have lost Xavier Doherty from the team tha beat NSW last week. Luke Butterworth comes in to replace him. South Australia have lost Kieron Pollard to international duty. Tom Cooper has been dropped and Ben Edmondson is out injured. Into the side comes Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Borgas, and Kane Richardson. Tasmania have won the toss and George Bailey elected to bat first.

0.1

Rashid to Wells, no run, quicker straighter delivery, Wells defends from the crease

0.2

Rashid to Wells, FOUR, top spinner, short, Wells rocked back and gave himself room to cut beautifully past point for four!

0.3

Rashid to Wells, no run, slightly fuller, but Wells cuts again hard to backward point

0.4

Rashid to Wells, 1 run, driven along the ground to long on for a single

0.5

Rashid to Cosgrove, 1 run, Cosgrove pushes down to long on for a single

0.6

Rashid to Wells, no run, looped up, Wells advances and mistimes a drive back to the bowler

End of over 1 (6 runs) Tasmania 6/0
JW Wells    5* (5b 1x4)      AU Rashid    1-0-6-0
MJ Cosgrove    1* (1b)     

1.1

Richardson to Cosgrove, no run, 132kph full away-swinger luring the drive from Cosgrove and he plays and misses

1.2

Richardson to Cosgrove, no run, 133kph, pushed wider of off and left alone

1.3

Richardson to Cosgrove, no run, 135kph, half volley on middle stump, driven inside out to cover-point

1.4

Richardson to Cosgrove, 1 run, shorter length, pulled awkwardly forward of square leg for a single

1.5

Richardson to Wells, 4 leg byes, straying down leg to the right-hander and it runs fine off pad away to the rope

1.6

Richardson to Wells, FOUR, slower ball, well picked and magnificently driven through cover-point for four! Lovely timing and placement from the opener

End of over 2 (9 runs) Tasmania 15/0
JW Wells    9* (7b 2x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-5-0
MJ Cosgrove    2* (5b)     

2.1

Rashid to Cosgrove, FOUR, a little shimmy to leg, lofts Rashid inside out over mid off one-bounce four! Superb shot

2.2

Rashid to Cosgrove, 2 runs, Cosgrove advances and slices this, not well timed, high over cover for two

2.3

Rashid to Cosgrove, no run, chipped just short of Klinger at a closish midwicket

2.4

Rashid to Cosgrove, OUT, Caught! He was almost caught at midwicket the previous ball, he made sure of it this time. It was the off spinner, Cosgrove just chipped it head high straight to midwicket and Klinger took a simple catch.

MJ Cosgrove c Klinger b Rashid 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

2.5

Rashid to Bailey, 1 run, pushed firmly to long on to get off the mark

2.6

Rashid to Wells, no run, Wells advances and drives straight back to Rashid

End of over 3 (7 runs) Tasmania 22/1
JW Wells    9* (8b 2x4)      AU Rashid    2-0-13-1
GJ Bailey    1* (1b)     

3.1

Richardson to Bailey, OUT, Bowled him! Chopped on! Richardson pitched full and wide of off, Bailey threw his hands at it driving without footwork and he drags it onto the stumps off the inside edge. Big wicket for the youngster.

GJ Bailey b Richardson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

3.2

Richardson to Birt, FOUR, leg stump line, Birt glances fine to the boundary! Nice bonus for Birt first up.

3.3

Richardson to Birt, no run, back of a length, 137kph, Birt defends from the crease behind point

3.4

Richardson to Birt, no run, 138kph, pitched up and Birt miscues a drive back to the bowler

3.5

Richardson to Birt, no run, 134kph, yorker length wide of off, and Birt misses trying to squirt it square

3.6

Richardson to Birt, FOUR, Wonderful on-drive! It was over-pitched on middle and leg and Birt drove powerfully straight of mid on for four!

End of over 4 (8 runs) Tasmania 30/2
TR Birt    8* (5b 2x4)      KW Richardson    2-0-13-1
JW Wells    9* (8b 2x4)     

4.1

Lyon to Wells, no run, tossed up, driven back to the bowler

4.2

Lyon to Wells, OUT, Caught! Just. Wells advances and tries to drive inside out over mid off, miscues chest high to Borgas at mid off on the circle, he drops it initially and caught to rebound inches above the turf!

JW Wells c Borgas b Lyon 9 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

4.3

Lyon to ten Doeschate, no run, turned straight to midwicket

4.4

Lyon to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, spins down the legside

4.4

Lyon to ten Doeschate, no run, tossed up outside off, he stretches forward to defend

4.5

Lyon to ten Doeschate, no run, swept straight to short fine leg

4.6

Lyon to ten Doeschate, no run, .;84kph tossed up, ten Doeschate pushes firmly to mid off

End of over 5 (1 run) Tasmania 31/3
RN ten Doeschate    0* (4b)      NM Lyon    1-0-1-1
TR Birt    8* (5b 2x4)     

5.1

O'Brien to Birt, 1 run, pushed behind point for a single

5.2

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, darted in to leg stump, tucked off the hip wide of short fine for a single

5.3

O'Brien to Birt, no run, held back, Birt has to defend back to the bowler

5.4

O'Brien to Birt, FOUR, dropped short and wide and Birt cuts powerfully through point for four! That raced away.

5.5

O'Brien to Birt, 1 run, chipped uppishly through mid on to the man on the fence for one

5.6

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, drifted in, 88kph, ten Doeschate pushes this off the back foot to midwicket

End of over 6 (7 runs) Tasmania 38/3
RN ten Doeschate    1* (6b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-7-0
TR Birt    14* (9b 3x4)     

6.1

Lyon to Birt, no run, lovely flight and curve, very full, Birt defends

6.2

Lyon to Birt, 1 run, swept hard from outside off to deep square leg

6.3

Lyon to ten Doeschate, 1 run, straighter line, chipped through square midwicket to the sweeper

6.4

Lyon to Birt, OUT, Caught! Magnificent catch from O'Brien! Lyon tossed up, Birt climbed into a drive trying to over cover, he hammered it, O'Brien leapt up with the left hand and at full stretch it stuck! Amazing catch.

TR Birt c O'Brien b Lyon 15 (12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

6.5

Lyon to Lockyear, 1 run, driven to long on

6.6

Lyon to ten Doeschate, no run, spins back sharply from outside off and ten Doeschate is cramped trying to cut

End of over 7 (3 runs) Tasmania 41/4
RN ten Doeschate    2* (8b)      NM Lyon    2-0-4-2
RJG Lockyear    1* (1b)     

7.1

O'Brien to Lockyear, 1 run, forced off the back foot wide of cover to the sweeper

7.2

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, angled in straighter, turned through square leg

7.3

O'Brien to Lockyear, 1 run, cut gently away through point

7.4

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, 84kph tossed up outside off, pushed gently to cover

7.5

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, defended from the crease to point

7.6

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, fired through quicker, it is squeezed off inside edge onto pad.

End of over 8 (3 runs) Tasmania 44/4
RN ten Doeschate    3* (12b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-10-0
RJG Lockyear    3* (3b)     

8.1

Christian to Lockyear, 1 run, shorter length outside off, Lockyear steps across and works it off his hip to fine leg

8.2

Christian to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 129kph short ball down leg, ten Doeschate pulls around the corner

8.3

Christian to Lockyear, 1 run, driven hard to mid on but Harris is on the circle so they take one

8.4

Christian to ten Doeschate, no run, cut straight to the man at backward point

8.5

Christian to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 128kph bouncer, ten Doeschate rolls his wrists on a pull behind square leg

8.6

Christian to Lockyear, no run, 126kph length ball wide off, Lockyear steers it off the front foot to backward point

End of over 9 (4 runs) Tasmania 48/4
RJG Lockyear    5* (6b)      DT Christian    1-0-4-0
RN ten Doeschate    5* (15b)     

9.1

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, no run, 86kph tossed up, ten Doeschate clips it slowly to midwicket

9.2

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, swept from outside off to deep backward square

9.3

O'Brien to Lockyear, OUT, Stumped! Oh dear. O'Brien tossed high and wide outside off, Lockyear stepped out to sweep, slipped on his front heel, dragged his backfoot out as he tried to stop sliding, and Manou whipped the bails off. Terrible luck for Lockyear

RJG Lockyear st †Manou b O'Brien 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

9.4

O'Brien to Butterworth, FOUR, A rare bouncary. Superb square drive past backward point for four! Lovely timing

9.5

O'Brien to Butterworth, 1 run, slapped to long on for one

9.6

O'Brien to ten Doeschate, 1 run, square driven to deep point for a single

End of over 10 (7 runs) Tasmania 55/5
RN ten Doeschate    7* (18b)      AW O'Brien    3-0-17-1
LR Butterworth    5* (2b 1x4)     

10.1

Christian to ten Doeschate, FOUR, 132kph short ball and ten Doeschate pounces, pulling powerfully through midwicket to the fence. Good stroke.

10.2

Christian to ten Doeschate, no run, 133k[ph fuller length, defended back to the bowler

10.3

Christian to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full and wider of off, ten Doeschate drags a drive through mid on for a single

10.4

Christian to Butterworth, no run, 123kph off cutter and Butterworth plays and misses trying to drive

10.5

Christian to Butterworth, 1 run, tucked off the hip square of midwicket for a single

10.6

Christian to ten Doeschate, 1 run, slower ball on the hip and ten Doeschate turns it to short fine leg for one

End of over 11 (7 runs) Tasmania 62/5
RN ten Doeschate    13* (22b 1x4)      DT Christian    2-0-11-0
LR Butterworth    6* (4b 1x4)     

11.1

Borgas to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, fired down legside

11.1

Borgas to ten Doeschate, 1 run, leg stump line, tucked off the pads through square leg

11.2

Borgas to Butterworth, 1 run, driven straight of cover and they get through for a single

11.3

Borgas to ten Doeschate, no run, advances early and Borgas darts into his pads

11.4

Borgas to ten Doeschate, FOUR, rank long hop hammered away over square leg and it pitches just short of the rope.

11.5

Borgas to ten Doeschate, 1 run, swept hard to deep backward square

11.6

Borgas to Butterworth, no run, defended off the back foot

End of over 12 (8 runs) Tasmania 70/5
LR Butterworth    7* (6b 1x4)      CJ Borgas    1-0-8-0
RN ten Doeschate    19* (26b 2x4)     

12.1

Rashid to ten Doeschate, 1 run, tucked around the corner behind square leg

12.2

Rashid to Butterworth, 2 runs, full and wide, cut away past backward point and Blizzard makes a diving stop on the rope

12.3

Rashid to Butterworth, 1 run, swept hard to deep square leg for a single

12.4

Rashid to ten Doeschate, no run, quicker leg break, defended back to the bowler

12.5

Rashid to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, cut hard off the back foot through point and they get two

12.6

Rashid to ten Doeschate, OUT, Caught in the deep! ten Doeschate launched into a sweep shot from outside off, he hit it flat and hard but straight to deep forward square leg and Blizzard barely moved as he held onto the chance.

RN ten Doeschate c Blizzard b Rashid 22 (30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

End of over 13 (6 runs) Tasmania 76/6
     AU Rashid    3-0-19-2
LR Butterworth    10* (8b 1x4)     

13.1

Lyon to Butterworth, no run, full toss chopped to midwicket

13.2

Lyon to Butterworth, 1 run, driven back through the bowler's hands to long off

13.3

Lyon to Krejza, 1 run, short and wide cut hard to deep cover-point

13.4

Lyon to Butterworth, no run, tossed up, Butterworth mistimes a drive to cover

13.5

Lyon to Butterworth, 2 runs, beautifully flighted, Butterworth advances and tries to whip through leg, edged and it just went past the gloves of Manou and ran away for two

13.6

Lyon to Butterworth, 1 run, cut through backward point for a single

End of over 14 (5 runs) Tasmania 81/6
LR Butterworth    14* (13b 1x4)      NM Lyon    3-0-9-2
JJ Krejza    1* (1b)     

14.1

Rashid to Butterworth, no run, swept from outside off straight to square leg on the circle

14.2

Rashid to Butterworth, OUT, Bowled him! Butterworth deceived by the variation off spinner. He advanced at Rashid tried to drive the mid on, it gripped and turned past the edge and hit off stump! Well bowled.

LR Butterworth b Rashid 14 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

14.3

Rashid to Faulkner, no run, leg spinner this time, Faulkner defends on the front foot

14.4

Rashid to Faulkner, 1 run, a bit shorter, Faulkner whips off the stumps through square leg for a single

14.5

Rashid to Krejza, no run, tossed up and pushed gently to cover-point

14.6

Rashid to Krejza, no run, defended to backward point

End of over 15 (1 run) Tasmania 82/7
JJ Krejza    1* (3b)      AU Rashid    4-0-20-3
JP Faulkner    1* (2b)     

15.1

Lyon to Faulkner, 1 run, full toss, driven to long on for a single

15.2

Lyon to Krejza, 1 run, pushed with the turn from outside off to long on for a single

15.3

Lyon to Faulkner, OUT, Caught! Woeful shot. Needless swipe across the line trying to clear the midwicket fence, it wasn't well struck, flew high to wide long and O'Brien has a very safe pair of hands. Brilliant bowling from Lyon.

JP Faulkner c O'Brien b Lyon 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.4

Lyon to Krejza, 1 run, drags a drive from outside off to long on

15.5

Lyon to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, forces off the back foot through point for a single

15.6

Lyon to Krejza, 1 run, 94kph, darted into off stump, whipped through forward square leg for a single

End of over 16 (5 runs) Tasmania 87/8
JJ Krejza    4* (6b)      NM Lyon    4-0-14-3
Naved-ul-Hasan    1* (1b)     

16.1

Christian to Krejza, no run, fuller delivery outside off driven to cover

16.2

Christian to Krejza, 1 run, driven back at the bowler who can't stop it dead, it rolls past the stumps at the non-strikers for a single

16.3

Christian to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, half volley driven nicely through cover

16.4

Christian to Krejza, 2 runs, 137kph full toss, pushed gently through cover-point, Klinger running back from cover misfields as he slides and allows two

16.5

Christian to Krejza, 1 run, big swipe flies off the thick inside edge through square leg for one

16.6

Christian to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, pushes to covers left and takes a single

End of over 17 (6 runs) Tasmania 93/8
Naved-ul-Hasan    3* (3b)      DT Christian    3-0-17-0
JJ Krejza    8* (10b)     

17.1

O'Brien to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, attempted sweep, bottom edge onto pad and away or one

17.2

O'Brien to Krejza, 1 run, full toss, driven back at the bowler who misfields and allows a single

17.3

O'Brien to Naved-ul-Hasan, 2 runs, swept from well outside off fine of deep backward square for two

17.4

O'Brien to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 wide, drifted down the legside

17.4

O'Brien to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, tossed up, 78kph, Naved took two big strides down the track and hammered back over the bowlers head for four

17.5

O'Brien to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, This time he advances and drives inside out over cover for four more! Great batting

17.6

O'Brien to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, sweeps to deep backward square for a single

End of over 18 (14 runs) Tasmania 107/8
Naved-ul-Hasan    15* (8b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    4-0-31-1
JJ Krejza    9* (11b)     

18.1

Christian to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, Bowled him! he dragged it on. Christian came around the wicket, angled across Naved who tried to swing over midwicket, it came off inside edge and cannoned into leg stump. A touch unlucky.

Naved-ul-Hasan b Christian 15 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

18.2

Christian to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, attempted drive, french cut wide of fine leg for a couple

18.3

Christian to Hilfenhaus, no run, driven hard straight to cover

18.4

Christian to Hilfenhaus, no run, 131kph yorker, well bowled, and Hilfenhaus digs it out

18.5

Christian to Hilfenhaus, no run, attempted drive dragged straight to midwicket

18.6

Christian to Hilfenhaus, no run, another yorker, just squeezed out back to Christian

End of over 19 (2 runs) Tasmania 109/9
BW Hilfenhaus    2* (5b)      DT Christian    4-0-19-1
JJ Krejza    9* (11b)     

19.1

Richardson to Krejza, 1 run, OUT, Run out! This was hammered by Krejza straight to long off and Hilfenhaus decided it was two straight away, the throw from from Harris was a beauty to Richardson and Hilfenhaus was miles short

BW Hilfenhaus run out 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Match State: Innings Break A brilliant bowling and fielding display by the Redbacks has restricted to Tasmania to a poultry 109. Three wickets to Nathan Lyon and Adil Rashid strangled the Tigers who could never get a partnership together. Tasmania will have to bowl equally well and rely on the Redbacks making a mess of this chase to take the points.

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Jan 24, 2011

Daniel Harris and Aiden Blizzard finish the game in the 12th over, Tasmania v South Australia, Twenty20 Big Bash, Hobart, January 24, 2011

Daniel Harris and Aiden Blizzard finish the game in the 12th over

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Jan 24, 2011

Daniel Harris lashes away through the off side, Tasmania v South Australia, Twenty20 Big Bash, Hobart, January 24, 2011

Daniel Harris lashes away through the off side

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