Twenty20 Big Bash, Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Jan 25, 2011
Western Australia won by 32 runs
25 January 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Hi and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the Big Bash clash between Queensland and Western Australia from the Gabba. Tonight is a big match for the Bulls, having given out more than 10,000 free tickets for the match to give the community a release from the devastation of the floods. If you'd like to donate, simply Google "donate Queensland floods" and donate to the Premier's appeal. Western Australia have won the toss and will bat first on this Gabba wicket, which had some spice in it last night. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be bringing you all the action tonight. Team news shortly. The teams have been confirmed and the Bulls have brought Philipson and Floros into the middle order, replacing the injured Lynn and the ommitted Carseldine while Simpson will drop down the order after his tough start last night. The Warriors have lost Marsh to international duty, brining in Davis while Mahmood returns for Dorey.

Some great news from Queensland's major sponsor, XXXX, who will donate $500 for everyone 4 and $1000 for every 6 to the Queensland flood appeal. We're almost set to go...

0.1

Feldman to Davis, no run, how much has that swung?! Hooped in from outside off and catches him on the pads, big shout for LBW, but probably doing too much, going down leg

0.2

Feldman to Davis, 1 wide, full and wide outside off, this one doesn't swing until after it's bounced

0.2

Feldman to Davis, no run, full outside off, big drive but he misses everything

0.3

Feldman to Davis, 1 wide, another big inswinger goes just down leg

0.3

Feldman to Davis, FOUR, full inswinger outside off, swings into the driving bat of Davis, who puts it nicely through cover

0.4

Feldman to Davis, FOUR, good yorker outside off, drives and gets a big edge just wide of slip, flying down to third man

0.5

Feldman to Davis, 1 run, another edge, this time along the ground down to third man

The ball almost swinging too much in the early stages, Feldman struggling to control it

0.6

Feldman to Gayle, no run, nice full ball on off, defends on the front foot

Gayle, of course, wasn't expected to play tonight as he's required on international duty. The Windies have obviously given him a bit more time and he's fronted for the Warriors, which they'll be delighted about

End of over 1 (11 runs) Western Australia 11/0

    • CH Gayle 0 (1b)
    • LM Davis 9 (5b 2x4)
    • LW Feldman 1-0-11-0
1.1

Rimmington to Davis, no run, full outswinger, beats the driving edge outside off

1.2

Rimmington to Davis, 1 run, length on leg, pushed to mid wicket

1.3

Rimmington to Gayle, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to short fine leg

1.4

Rimmington to Davis, FOUR, just slightly slower, waits on it outside off and crushes it through point for another $500 to the flood appeal

1.5

Rimmington to Davis, 4 leg byes, full on leg, comes off the pads and slides down to fine leg

1.6

Rimmington to Davis, no run, back of a length on leg, pulls hard to short fine leg who does brilliantly well diving to his right to save a boundary

End of over 2 (10 runs) Western Australia 21/0

    • LM Davis 14 (10b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 1 (2b)
    • NJ Rimmington 1-0-6-0
2.1

Cutting to Gayle, no run, length on off, nips away and beats the outside edge

2.2

Cutting to Gayle, 3 runs, back of a length and cut hard off the back foot through cover

2.3

Cutting to Davis, no run, full and smashes a drive straight back to the bowler, who almost deflects it onto the stumps at the bowler's end, had it hit Gayle would have been out

2.4

Cutting to Davis, 3 runs, full outside off, drives uppishly through cover

2.5

Cutting to Gayle, 1 run, short outside off, top edges a cut shot to third man

2.6

Cutting to Davis, no run, mistimes the drive to point

End of over 3 (7 runs) Western Australia 28/0

    • LM Davis 17 (13b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 5 (5b)
    • BCJ Cutting 1-0-7-0
3.1

Rimmington to Gayle, no run, full ball swings away from Gayle, beats the outside edge

3.2

Rimmington to Gayle, FOUR, full outside off, backs away and crushes it over cover

3.3

Rimmington to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball pushed to cover, well batted

3.4

Rimmington to Davis, no run, back of a length, tries to cut but it's too close to do so

3.5

Rimmington to Davis, no run, mistimes the cut shot to cover

3.6

Rimmington to Davis, no run, full on off, defended to cover

End of over 4 (5 runs) Western Australia 33/0

    • LM Davis 17 (16b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 10 (8b 1x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 2-0-11-0
4.1

Feldman to Gayle, no run, full on leg, off the pad to the leg side

4.2

Feldman to Gayle, no run, fullish outside off, big swing but no ding

4.3

Feldman to Gayle, FOUR, length on leg, backs away and top edges over the slips, very lucky

4.4

Feldman to Gayle, FOUR, short down leg, steps to the leg side and punches it over mid wicket

4.5

Feldman to Gayle, no run, good yorker, dug out to the bowler

4.6

Feldman to Gayle, SIX, Boom! That has to be as big as we've seen, not a bad ball either. Length on leg, picks it up early and he smashes a drive way over long on, straight into the top deck. Brute force!

End of over 5 (14 runs) Western Australia 47/0

    • CH Gayle 24 (14b 3x4 1x6)
    • LM Davis 17 (16b 3x4)
    • LW Feldman 2-0-25-0
5.1

Neser to Davis, no run, length on off, pushed to point

5.2

Neser to Davis, 1 run, pushed to point, well run

5.3

Neser to Gayle, SIX, full toss on off, backs away and flatbats it over long off. Another $1000 for the flood relief, great stuff

5.4

Neser to Gayle, SIX, full on leg, backs away and crushes it over long on again, very nearly into the top deck again, amazing hitting

5.5

Neser to Gayle, FOUR, back of a length, crushes it over mid off this time, this is superb stuff from the big West Indian

5.6

Neser to Gayle, no run, short outside off, tries to guide it over the slips but can't connect

Replays on the TV say that last 6 went 120 metres, the biggest one of the season and another $1000 to the flood relief thanks to Lion Nathan.

End of over 6 (17 runs) Western Australia 64/0

    • CH Gayle 40 (18b 4x4 3x6)
    • LM Davis 18 (18b 3x4)
    • MG Neser 1-0-17-0
6.1

Cutting to Davis, 1 run, outside edge through the vacant slips region

6.2

Cutting to Gayle, FOUR, short on middle, rocks back and top edges a pull shot over mid wicket, landing inches inside the rope

6.3

Cutting to Gayle, SIX, short again and he pulls off the front foot flat and hard over mid wicket to bring up the fastest 50 of the competition this year, amazing cricket

6.4

Cutting to Gayle, 1 run, yorker gets dug out to mid off, Rimmington has a go at the stumps at the bowler's end and very nearly runs him out

6.5

Cutting to Davis, 1 wide, full down leg

6.5

Cutting to Davis, 2 runs, short outside off, throws the kitchen sink at it and cuts through point

6.6

Cutting to Davis, 2 runs, bouncer, big top edge down to fine leg, can't buy any luck the Bulls

End of over 7 (17 runs) Western Australia 81/0

    • LM Davis 23 (21b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 51 (21b 5x4 4x6)
    • BCJ Cutting 2-0-24-0
7.1

Simpson to Gayle, no run, strays down leg, must have come off the pads

7.2

Simpson to Gayle, 1 run, driven to cover

7.3

Simpson to Davis, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover

7.4

Simpson to Gayle, no run, darted in outside off, backs away and decieves Gayle, nearly gets him stumped, the West Indian's long legs saving him as he just gets back

7.5

Simpson to Gayle, 1 run, driven to long off

Spin making a real difference here. The Redbacks have been living proof of the spin theory in T20 cricket for the last two seasons.

7.6

Simpson to Davis, 1 run, full toss smacked to long on

End of over 8 (4 runs) Western Australia 85/0

    • LM Davis 25 (23b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 53 (25b 5x4 4x6)
    • CP Simpson 1-0-4-0
8.1

Hopes to Davis, no run, slower ball back of a length, misses on the pull shot

8.2

Hopes to Davis, FOUR, same ball again, but this time he waits on it and pulls backward of square, picking the gap perfectly

8.3

Hopes to Davis, no run, good yorker dug out to mid wicket

8.4

Hopes to Davis, 1 leg bye, off the pads and they scurry through

8.5

Hopes to Gayle, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on

8.6

Hopes to Davis, FOUR, full and swings it across the line to long on where Cutting misfields poorly to allow a four. The good news is that it's another $500 to the flood relief appeal

End of over 9 (10 runs) Western Australia 95/0

    • LM Davis 33 (28b 5x4)
    • CH Gayle 54 (26b 5x4 4x6)
    • JR Hopes 1-0-9-0
9.1

Simpson to Gayle, FOUR, full and swept to the deep square leg boundary where the fielder can't quite stop it

9.2

Simpson to Gayle, SIX, full on leg, smashes it over long on, there's a man out there but it doesn't matter when you clear the rope by 10 metres

9.3

Simpson to Gayle, 1 run, full, sweeps through square leg

9.4

Simpson to Davis, 1 run, full outside off, driven through mid off

9.5

Simpson to Gayle, 1 run, yorker flicked to short fine leg

9.6

Simpson to Davis, FOUR, flighted, waits on it and smashes it hard down to long on, doesn't get hold of it and it lands just short of Neser, who completely misjudges and misses it on the rope, allowing another boundary

End of over 10 (17 runs) Western Australia 112/0

    • LM Davis 38 (30b 6x4)
    • CH Gayle 66 (30b 6x4 5x6)
    • CP Simpson 2-0-21-0
10.1

Cutting to Gayle, SIX, in the slot on middle, backs away and smashes it over long on again, where do you bowl to this man!

10.2

Cutting to Gayle, 1 run, full on leg, smashes it through mid wicket

10.3

Cutting to Davis, no run, length on leg, completely mistimes the pull shot to short mid wicket

10.4

Cutting to Davis, 3 runs, full outside off, mistimes the drive over cover

10.5

Cutting to Gayle, no run, backs away and misses the pull shot

10.6

Cutting to Gayle, 1 run, pushes to cover

End of over 11 (11 runs) Western Australia 123/0

    • CH Gayle 74 (34b 6x4 6x6)
    • LM Davis 41 (32b 6x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 3-0-35-0
11.1

Hopes to Gayle, SIX, full on off, smashes another one hard and high over long on, brilliant power

11.2

Hopes to Gayle, 1 run, cut through point

11.3

Hopes to Davis, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.4

Hopes to Davis, 1 run, full and driven to long on

Gayle alone has raised $10,000 with his boundaries and sixes tonight, fantastic stuff

11.5

Hopes to Gayle, 1 run, yorker dug out to mid off, very nearly run out by Simpson at the bowler's end

11.6

Hopes to Davis, 1 run, yorker driven to long on

Just a reminder, Lion Nathan will be donating $500 for each 4 and $1000 for each 6 hit tonight.

End of over 12 (10 runs) Western Australia 133/0

    • LM Davis 43 (35b 6x4)
    • CH Gayle 82 (37b 6x4 7x6)
    • JR Hopes 2-0-19-0
12.1

Neser to Davis, no run, driven to mid wicket, almost a mix-up but Gayle home safely

12.2

Neser to Davis, 1 run, slower ball, swept out to deep square leg

12.3

Neser to Gayle, SIX, full on off, just swings through the line, straight back over the bowler's head, didn't completely time it, but don't bother running for that

12.4

Neser to Gayle, FOUR, short slower ball, waits on it and clubs it backward of square out to the rope

12.5

Neser to Gayle, OUT, oh that is disappointing, a brilliant innings comes to an end. Full outside off, Gayle swings violently at it and gets a feather edge, unlucky

CH Gayle c †Hartley b Neser 92 (40b 7x4 8x6) SR: 230.00

The crowd stand as one to applaud Gayle's amazing display, falling just short of what was sure to be the fastest Big Bash hundred.

12.6

Neser to Voges, 1 run, full and driven to mid on

End of over 13 (12 runs) Western Australia 145/1

    • AC Voges 1 (1b)
    • LM Davis 44 (37b 6x4)
    • MG Neser 2-0-29-1
13.1

Hopes to Voges, OUT, slower ball keeps a little low and catches Voges plumb in front as he tries to whip it through the on side

AC Voges lbw b Hopes 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

13.2

Hopes to Pomersbach, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked through backward square leg neatly

13.3

Hopes to Pomersbach, 1 run, driven through long off

13.4

Hopes to Davis, 1 run, driven straight back down the ground

13.5

Hopes to Pomersbach, no run, beats the outside edge as he fends at it

13.6

Hopes to Pomersbach, 1 run, full and flicked through square leg

End of over 14 (5 runs) Western Australia 150/2

    • LA Pomersbach 4 (4b)
    • LM Davis 45 (38b 6x4)
    • JR Hopes 3-0-24-1
14.1

Rimmington to Pomersbach, OUT, full on leg, tries to flick through the leg side but gets a big top edge out to square leg where Lumb takes and easy catch

LA Pomersbach c Lumb b Rimmington 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

14.2

Rimmington to Davis, 1 run, full and driven along the ground through the bowler's hands

14.3

Rimmington to Ronchi, no run

14.4

Rimmington to Ronchi, 1 run, full and flicked through mid wicket

14.5

Rimmington to Davis, 1 run, flicked through backward square leg

14.6

Rimmington to Ronchi, 1 run, full and driven through long on

End of over 15 (4 runs) Western Australia 154/3

    • L Ronchi 2 (3b)
    • LM Davis 47 (40b 6x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 3-0-15-1
15.1

Simpson to Ronchi, 2 runs, cut through backward point

15.2

Simpson to Ronchi, 1 run, flicks through mid wicket

15.3

Simpson to Davis, 1 run, flighted and driven through cover

15.4

Simpson to Ronchi, 2 runs, short outside off, dabs at it through point, nicely placed so they can get back for two

15.5

Simpson to Ronchi, 1 run, driven to long on

15.6

Simpson to Davis, no run, missed stumping as he advances down the deck trying to get a move on, beaten in flight and the straight ball goes through to Hartley, who fumbles an easy one

End of over 16 (7 runs) Western Australia 161/3

    • LM Davis 48 (42b 6x4)
    • L Ronchi 8 (7b)
    • CP Simpson 3-0-28-0
16.1

Feldman to Ronchi, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven through cover

16.2

Feldman to Davis, 1 run, low full toss, mistimes the drive to long off

The Warriors need to put the foot on the gas again, no reason to have seven wickets in the shed at the end of the innings

16.3

Feldman to Ronchi, 1 run, inside edge into the pads

16.4

Feldman to Davis, 3 runs, yorker gets french cut through short fine leg to bring up a hard fought 50

16.5

Feldman to Ronchi, 1 run, full and flicked through square leg

16.6

Feldman to Davis, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover

End of over 17 (8 runs) Western Australia 169/3

    • LM Davis 53 (45b 6x4)
    • L Ronchi 11 (10b)
    • LW Feldman 3-0-33-0
17.1

Hopes to Davis, 1 run, slower ball, misitmed to mid on

17.2

Hopes to Ronchi, 1 run, OUT, full and driven to long off where Neser swoops and throws into the bowler's end, running Davis out with a direct hit

LM Davis run out 53 (46b 6x4 0x6) SR: 115.21

17.3

Hopes to Ronchi, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

17.4

Hopes to Beaton, no run, pushed to cover

17.5

Hopes to Beaton, 1 run, guided to point, Philipson would have run him out had he hit

17.6

Hopes to Ronchi, FOUR, full on leg, flicked neatly around the corner through backward square leg

End of over 18 (8 runs) Western Australia 177/4

    • L Ronchi 17 (13b 1x4)
    • TM Beaton 1 (2b)
    • JR Hopes 4-0-32-1
18.1

Feldman to Beaton, FOUR, full toss on off, smashed straight back over the bowler's head

18.2

Feldman to Beaton, 3 runs, yorker, gets an inside edge on it past short fine leg

18.3

Feldman to Ronchi, 1 run, full outside off, driven through cover

18.4

Feldman to Beaton, 1 run, full and drivne to long on

18.5

Feldman to Ronchi, 1 run, yorker dug out through cover, well bowled

18.6

Feldman to Beaton, 1 run, yorker driven back down the ground to long off

End of over 19 (11 runs) Western Australia 188/4

    • TM Beaton 10 (6b 1x4)
    • L Ronchi 19 (15b 1x4)
    • LW Feldman 4-0-44-0
19.1

Rimmington to Beaton, SIX, full outside off, backs away and smashes it over long off, just beating the man on the rope

19.2

Rimmington to Beaton, FOUR, oh great batting, full toss on off, steps across and sweeps over his shoulder and over short fine leg, well played

19.3

Rimmington to Beaton, 1 run, slower ball outside off, gets down on one knee and crushes it straight back at Ronchi, very nearly taking his head off!

19.4

Rimmington to Ronchi, 2 runs, good yorker, dug out to long on to bring the 200 up

19.5

Rimmington to Ronchi, 1 run, yorker dug out to cover

19.6

Rimmington to Beaton, no run, slower ball decieves Beaton and he can't connect, for some reason Ronchi decides not to run, not sure what that was about, surely you have to take the risk on the final ball!

Ahh, let's catch our breath after that whirlwind innings, led by a sensational 92 off 40 balls from Chris Gayle. The Bulls have a mountain of work to do in the run chase - especially given how poor they batted last night.

But while there is life there is hope. Join me againat 8.40pm local time for the chase.
Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (14 runs) Western Australia 202/4

    • TM Beaton 21 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • L Ronchi 22 (17b 1x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 4-0-29-1
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