Twenty20 Big Bash, Tasmania v Western Australia at Hobart, Jan 27, 2011
Tasmania won by 40 runs
27 January 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Good evening and welcome to Bellerive. This is a do or die clash in the Big Bash between Tasmania and Western Australia. WA travel to the Apple Isle on a high after beating Queensland on Tuesday. But they have lost their superstar import Chris Gayle. The West Indian opener leaves for international duties. WA don't have Shaun Marsh either. Michael Swart gets a chance to open with Liam Davis. The Tigers have bolstered their batting since the loss the South Australia. Ed Cowan comes in at the expense of Luke Butterworth.

George Bailey won the toss and Tasmania will bat first on what looks a superb surface at Bellerive. The table is very tight. The Redbacks are top with 8 points. Tasmania, NSW, and Western Australia are on 6 points. There are three spots up for grabs in the finals. If South Australia win tomorrow they will host the final. The winner of this game will play finals. The loser will have to limit the damage tonight from a Net Run-Rate perspective and hope Queensland beat NSW in the last fixture.


Hogan to Cosgrove, 1 run, short on the hip and Cosgrove is off the mark tucking it through midwicket


Hogan to Wells, 1 wide, well wide of off stump, outside the guidelines. No hint of inswing which he is looking for.


Hogan to Wells, no run, 127kph back of a length wide of off, Wells tries to cut but misses


Hogan to Wells, 1 leg bye, length ball angling in, struck Wells high on the pad as he was squared up. The appeal is turned down. Too high. They get an extra through the gully


Hogan to Cosgrove, no run, tucked off the hip straight to square leg


Hogan to Cosgrove, no run, fuller length, leg stump line, Cosgrove defends to midwicket


Hogan to Cosgrove, 1 run, into the hip of the left-hander again and he defends in front of square leg and takes a sharp single

End of over 1 (4 runs) Tasmania 4/0

    • MJ Cosgrove 2 (4b)
    • JW Wells 0 (2b)
    • MG Hogan 1-0-3-0

Mahmood to Cosgrove, no run, fullish length, off stump, Cosgrove drives nicely straight to mid off


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 1 no ball, Mahmood oversteps, bangs in at 134kph and Cosgrove misses the attempted cut

Free hit coming.


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 2 runs, Free hit. Half volley outside off stump, Cosgrove clears the right leg and slices the ball away wide of third man for two


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 2 runs, Dropped! In reality Voges saved four! Short and wide, Cosgrave slashes a cut high to backward point and Voges got a hand to it reaching high with his left. It pulled up short of the rope.


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 1 run, run off the face to third man for a single.


Mahmood to Wells, no run, 139kph, Wells plays and misses a perfect length ball outside off. The right-handers feet were nailed to the crease.


Mahmood to Wells, OUT, Caught! Length ball on leg stump, it just stopped in the wicket a fraction, Wells tried to turn to leg, got a leading edge that ballooned to wide mid off and Pomersbach moved forward to take a comfortable catch.

JW Wells c Pomersbach b Mahmood 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 2 (6 runs) Tasmania 10/1

    • MJ Cosgrove 7 (9b)
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-6-1

Hogan to Cowan, no run, back of a length cut straight to backward point


Hogan to Cowan, 1 run, driven hard on the up to cover-point and Beaton makes a good save knocking it down. They get one


Hogan to Cosgrove, 1 run, back of a length, Cosgrove defends with soft hands close on the offside and they run a comfortable single


Hogan to Cowan, 1 run, short ball into the ribs, Cowan swivels and pulls down to fine leg


Hogan to Cosgrove, no run, turned off the hip to square leg. Cosgrove uncomfortable on the back foot


Hogan to Cosgrove, no run, 135kph lifter across Cosgrove who misses an attempted cut backing away. Ronchi takes it chest high

End of over 3 (3 runs) Tasmania 13/1

    • MJ Cosgrove 8 (12b)
    • EJM Cowan 2 (3b)
    • MG Hogan 2-0-6-0

Mahmood to Cowan, no run, 141kph yorker length outside off, Cowan slashes and misses


Mahmood to Cowan, 1 run, back of a length, a bit of width, Cowan cuts hard to wide third man for just one


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 1 run, 140kph Cosgrove glides down to third man for an easy single

Plenty of pace in this track.


Mahmood to Cowan, no run, 138kph Cowan loaded up and tried to launch the length ball over midwicket and was beaten for pace and bounce


Mahmood to Cowan, 1 run, Cowan hammers a cut shot to backward point and Voges makes a superb save diving to his right. They still run one as Voges was on the circle


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 1 run, across the left-hander who guides it again to third man

End of over 4 (4 runs) Tasmania 17/1

    • MJ Cosgrove 10 (14b)
    • EJM Cowan 4 (7b)
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-10-1

Lewis to Cosgrove, no run, 126kph back of a length, Cosgrove half pulls, half tuns a ball straight to midwicket


Lewis to Cosgrove, 2 runs, short on the hip, Cosgrove pulls wide of fine leg for a couple


Lewis to Cosgrove, FOUR, 110kph on the pads and Cosgrove cashes in flicking it up and over square leg and away for four! Nice gift for Cossie.


Lewis to Cosgrove, FOUR, Two in a row! Chest high short ball and Cosgrove crunches a pull shot infront of square.


Lewis to Cosgrove, FOUR, Three for three! Short and wide and Cosgrove cuts hard behind point and it races to the short boundary!


Lewis to Cosgrove, FOUR, Four in a row! Wide half volley and Cosgrove square drives beautifully through point to the short boundary again! 18 off the Lewis over.

End of over 5 (18 runs) Tasmania 35/1

    • MJ Cosgrove 28 (20b 4x4)
    • EJM Cowan 4 (7b)
    • ML Lewis 1-0-18-0

Mahmood to Cowan, FOUR, 140kph full and straight, Cowan swipes across the line through a vacant midwicket and it flies to the short boundary again!


Mahmood to Cowan, OUT, Caught! Superb by Beaton. It was a half volley, Cowan opened the hip lofted a drive to cover, Beaton reached up with the right hand it ricocheted onto his shoulder, floated up again and Beaton held on as he fell to ground. Great composure.

EJM Cowan c Beaton b Mahmood 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88


Mahmood to Bailey, 1 run, 140kph short ball, Bailey is back and across and dropping it into the legside for a single


Mahmood to Cosgrove, no run, 138kph into the ribs, Cosgrove jumping back turns it square leg


Mahmood to Cosgrove, 1 run, 116kph short slower ball, follows Cosgrove as he backs away and he pulls around the corner to fine leg


Mahmood to Bailey, no run, 138kph good length, off stump, Bailey is back to defend in textbook fashion

Time for Beer.

End of over 6 (6 runs) Tasmania 41/2

    • GJ Bailey 1 (2b)
    • MJ Cosgrove 29 (22b 4x4)
    • SI Mahmood 3-0-16-2

Beer to Cosgrove, 1 run, darted into leg stump, clipped away to deep midwicket


Beer to Bailey, no run, drifting in a long way and Bailey had to defended as he tried to give himself room


Beer to Bailey, 1 run, driven to long off


Beer to Cosgrove, 1 run, fired into leg stump, whipped through midwicket to the sweeper


Beer to Bailey, 1 run, defended with soft hands behind point for a single


Beer to Cosgrove, 1 run, 96kph full toss driven down to long on for one

End of over 7 (5 runs) Tasmania 46/2

    • MJ Cosgrove 32 (25b 4x4)
    • GJ Bailey 3 (5b)
    • MA Beer 1-0-5-0

North to Cosgrove, 1 run, 74kph slower trajectory, Cosgrove goes forward and then back before pushing through point


North to Bailey, FOUR, short, slow long hop, Bailey backs away and cuts hard through backward point and it races to the rope


North to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up, driven to long on for one


North to Cosgrove, 3 runs, 90kph Cosgrove drives magnificently inside past cover and Swart diving on the rope prevents four just


North to Bailey, 1 run, dabbed to short third man, the throw from Beer was wide and Cosgrove wasnt wary of the second on offer


North to Cosgrove, 2 runs, Cosgrove chips a leading edge that balloons between three players at midwicket and lands safely for two

End of over 8 (12 runs) Tasmania 58/2

    • MJ Cosgrove 38 (28b 4x4)
    • GJ Bailey 9 (8b 1x4)
    • MJ North 1-0-12-0

Beer to Bailey, 1 run, Bailey advances and drives fluently to long off

Cosgrove has a sore knee. Struggling to run well.


Beer to Cosgrove, 1 run, Cosgrove drives to long on for one


Beer to Bailey, 1 run, 95kph, Bailey advances and drives hard to long off


Beer to Cosgrove, no run, 95kph darted full at leg stump and it strikes Cosgrove on the pads as he tries to whip to leg


Beer to Cosgrove, no run, full toss, clipped straight to midwicket


Beer to Cosgrove, 2 runs, Cosgrove shuffles down and clips it through straight midwicket wide of Swart the sweeper and they race back for two

End of over 9 (5 runs) Tasmania 63/2

    • MJ Cosgrove 41 (32b 4x4)
    • GJ Bailey 11 (10b 1x4)
    • MA Beer 2-0-10-0

Voges to Bailey, FOUR, Voges over the wicket, Bailey reverse sweeps from outside leg fine of third man for four! What a shot from Bailey.


Voges to Bailey, 2 runs, Bailey advances and hammers a line drive straight past the bowler and Pomersbach makes a good save on the rope


Voges to Bailey, 1 wide, drifted down the legside


Voges to Bailey, 2 runs, full on leg stump, Bailey whips through square leg between two sweepers for two


Voges to Bailey, 1 run, pushed against the turn to long on for a single


Voges to Cosgrove, 1 run, full toss on the pads and Cosgrove turns to deep backward square for a single


Voges to Bailey, 1 run, another reverse sweep, well struck, pitches just short of Beer diving forward at short third man. They get one as it gets through him

End of over 10 (12 runs) Tasmania 75/2

    • GJ Bailey 21 (15b 2x4)
    • MJ Cosgrove 42 (33b 4x4)
    • AC Voges 1-0-12-0

Beer to Bailey, no run, reverse swept straight to short third man


Beer to Bailey, SIX, Boom! Bailey advances and thumps a full toss over deep midwicket and up to the scoreboard! That was big


Beer to Bailey, 1 run, advances and drags a drive wide of long on and they should've got two but Cosgrove says no


Beer to Cosgrove, 1 run, driven inside out to deep point for one


Beer to Bailey, no run, pushed straight to cover


Beer to Bailey, 3 runs, Bailey advances and drives inside out over cover, Beaton races around from long off and makes a diving stop to save a run

End of over 11 (11 runs) Tasmania 86/2

    • GJ Bailey 31 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Cosgrove 43 (34b 4x4)
    • MA Beer 3-0-21-0

Swart to Bailey, 1 run, darted in at off stump, turned away through square leg


Swart to Cosgrove, no run, yorker length, squeezed out to cover


Swart to Cosgrove, 1 run, 104kph fired in full, Cosgrove smears this through midwicket to the man on the rope


Swart to Bailey, 1 run, mistimed a reverse sweep slowly to short third man for one


Swart to Cosgrove, 1 leg bye, fired into pads and it rolls away behind square leg for a single


Swart to Bailey, 1 run, full and straight, 105kph, driven back past the bowler who can't stop it

End of over 12 (5 runs) Tasmania 91/2

    • GJ Bailey 34 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ Cosgrove 44 (37b 4x4)
    • MR Swart 1-0-4-0

Lewis to Bailey, no run, Nearly run out! Yorker length, dug out to cover, Cosgrove backed up too far and gave up as Voges fired at the bowlers and missed


Lewis to Bailey, 2 runs, sliced up and over backward point wide of third man for two


Lewis to Bailey, SIX, Crack! Bailey picked the 105kph slower ball. It was length outside off and Bailey swung it way back over midwicket! Huge hit.


Lewis to Bailey, 1 run, 134kph outside off, Bailey whips it wide of long on and again Cosgrove turns down two


Lewis to Cosgrove, 1 run, Cosgorve backs away and square drives to deep point for a single


Lewis to Bailey, SIX, Wow! That was in the slot and Bailey climbed into a lofted drive and hammered it high over long on into the stands! He is striking them pure Bailey

End of over 13 (16 runs) Tasmania 107/2

    • GJ Bailey 49 (28b 2x4 3x6)
    • MJ Cosgrove 45 (38b 4x4)
    • ML Lewis 2-0-34-0

Swart to Cosgrove, 2 runs, full toss, Cosgrove hammers it straight of long off and Bailey calls him back for two


Swart to Cosgrove, no run, slower ball, 74kph, Cosgrove tried to swing over midwicket and missed as he was hit on the thigh


Swart to Cosgrove, 1 run, square driven inside out to deep point


Swart to Bailey, 2 runs, advances at a length ball and clubs it wide of long on for a couple. Fifty for the skipper


Swart to Bailey, OUT, Bowled him! An error. Swart fires full and straight, Bailey went for the reverse sweep, it snuck under the bat behind his legs and hit leg stump. Big scalp for WA.

GJ Bailey b Swart 51 (30b 2x4 3x6) SR: 170.00

Cosgrove now has a runner as well


Swart to Birt, no run, 84kph off break that Birt watchfully defends

End of over 14 (5 runs) Tasmania 112/3

    • TR Birt 0 (1b)
    • MJ Cosgrove 48 (41b 4x4)
    • MR Swart 2-0-9-1

Hogan to Cosgrove, no run, 128kph wide of off stump, Cosgrove leaves and wants a wide but the umpire doesnt move.


Hogan to Cosgrove, 1 run, yorker squeezed out to cover for one


Hogan to Birt, 2 runs, Dropped! Oh dear. Short ball from Hogan, Birt pulls off the top edge, it flew very high towards fine leg, Ronchi runs back with the gloves on and drops it! They get two


Hogan to Birt, 2 runs, half volley hammered straight of cover to wide long off for a couple


Hogan to Birt, no run, 134kph, short ball hits Birt on the helmut as he tries to pull!


Hogan to Birt, FOUR, 133kph yorker squeezed with the open face past the keeper's outstretched left hand and away to fine third man for four!

End of over 15 (9 runs) Tasmania 121/3

    • TR Birt 8 (5b 1x4)
    • MJ Cosgrove 49 (43b 4x4)
    • MG Hogan 3-0-15-0

Swart to Cosgrove, OUT, Caught and bowled! Superb catch! It was darted in full and straight, Cosgrove backed away and hammers it back at Swart and he clung onto the sharp chance.

MJ Cosgrove c & b Swart 49 (44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 111.36


Swart to ten Doeschate, no run, full toss whipped hard straight to midwicket


Swart to ten Doeschate, 1 run, yorker length, dug out towards long on


Swart to Birt, FOUR, Incredible! Birt backed away, Swart followed him, Birt got an outside edge past leg stump through the keeper's legs for four!


Swart to Birt, 1 run, driven to long on for a single


Swart to ten Doeschate, FOUR, full and wide, ten Doeschate steers it past short third man and Beer can't stop it as it races away

End of over 16 (10 runs) Tasmania 131/4

    • RN ten Doeschate 5 (3b 1x4)
    • TR Birt 13 (7b 2x4)
    • MR Swart 3-0-19-2

Beer to Birt, 1 run, angled down leg, glanced to short fine leg for a single


Beer to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate advances, its fired into the pads, balloons back to the bowler who catches up but it didn't touch the bat or gloves


Beer to ten Doeschate, OUT, Bowled him! Tossed up, drifting into off stump, ten Doeschate tries to sweep to the short side, it slid on through the gate and hits off stump

RN ten Doeschate b Beer 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Beer to Lockyear, 2 runs, 95kph steered off the back foot through backward point and they run back for a tight two


Beer to Lockyear, no run, 95kph darted in to leg stump, Lockyear pushes back to the bowler


Beer to Lockyear, no run, Nearly bowled him! Arm ball, sliding on kept low and Lockyear nearly lost his off stump

End of over 17 (3 runs) Tasmania 134/5

    • RJG Lockyear 2 (3b)
    • TR Birt 14 (8b 2x4)
    • MA Beer 4-0-24-1

Swart to Birt, 2 runs, reverse paddle to short third man, Hogan fields and fires a wayward throw past the bowler and they get an overthrow


Swart to Birt, SIX, in the slot and Birt slog sweeps way over deep midwicket for six!


Swart to Birt, 1 run, slog swept again, one bounce to Davis at deep midwicket on the rope


Swart to Lockyear, 1 run, driven uppishly back past the bowler to long on for one


Swart to Birt, 2 runs, 104kph full and straight, Birt slices it high and wide of long off for two


Swart to Birt, OUT, Bowled him! 104kph fired in at middle stump, Birt goes for deep midwicket again with a big swipe, tried to hit it too hard, missed and lost middle stump.

TR Birt b Swart 25 (13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 192.30

End of over 18 (12 runs) Tasmania 146/6

    • RJG Lockyear 3 (4b)
    • MR Swart 4-0-31-3

Hogan to Lockyear, 1 run, driven to long on for one


Hogan to Krejza, 2 runs, 133kph length ball, pushed slowly straight of long on for a well run two


Hogan to Krejza, 1 run, short ball, pulled hard to deep square leg for just one


Hogan to Lockyear, 2 runs, 132kph, full and straight and Lockyear drives inside out wide of long off and they run well again


Hogan to Lockyear, no run, 132kph yorker follows Lockyear as he backs away it misses leg stump and Lockyear tries to steer through the offside


Hogan to Lockyear, SIX, Length ball disappears! Lockyear lined up the length and swung it high over square leg, over the short boundary and onto the hill.

End of over 19 (12 runs) Tasmania 158/6

    • RJG Lockyear 12 (8b 1x6)
    • JJ Krejza 3 (2b)
    • MG Hogan 4-0-27-0

Lewis to Krejza, no run, Nearly a run out! Great yorker dug out back to Lewis, Lockyear ran, Krejza didn't, Lewis misses


Lewis to Krejza, OUT, Run out! Krejza cooks him. Another yorker, Krejza digs it out back to Lewis, Lockyear backs up a long way again, Lewis turns and hits this time.

RJG Lockyear run out 12 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00


Lewis to Krejza, FOUR, half volley, crunched straight of long on, flat and it pitched inches short of the rope


Lewis to Krejza, 1 run, yorker length, dug out to long on for a single


Lewis to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, yorker length, driven hard to deep point


Lewis to Krejza, SIX, Boom! What a strike! In the slot and Krejza crushes this flat and straight of long on for six! Superb hit.

Perfect way to end the innings for Tasmania. Krejza clubs 14 off 7 to get the total to 7 for 170. George Bailey was superb earlier with 51 off 30. Mark Cosgrove supported his skipper well with 49. Mick Swart with his part-time straight-breaks claimed 3 very important wickets for the Warriors. This will be a very entertaining chase. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (12 runs) Tasmania 170/7

    • JJ Krejza 14 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 1 (1b)
    • ML Lewis 3-0-46-0





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