Twenty20 Big Bash, Preliminary Final: Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 1, 2011
Twenty20 Big Bash - Preliminary final
New South Wales won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
1 February 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Good evening and welcome to Bellerive for the Preliminary final of the Big Bash. Tasmania host NSW for a spot in the Champions League and a place in the final against South Australia on Saturday. The Blues travel on the back of a loss to Queensland in the last round-robin clash at ANZ Stadium. Tasmania crushed Western Australia last Thursday to earn the right to host this Preliminary Final. The Tigers have overcome their injury concerns with both Mark Cosgrove and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan fit to play. Steve O'Keefe is out of the NSW side with a calf problem.

The has been a fair bit of rain in Hobart this afternoon. We are yet to have a toss. The covers are still on. This could be a reduced overs clash. Let's hope not.

6.50pm - Covers still on. No sign of a toss yet. The players have stopped warming up. The captains are going to wait until the covers come off before they toss.

7.00pm - The rain has got heavier at Bellerive. The covers are still on. Until they are removed we won't have a toss or know about the change in the playing conditions. We will begin to lose an overs from the match per every eight minutes of play lost from this point on.

7.05pm - The sun has come out and the big covers are coming off. We will keep you posted.

7.15pm - We have had the toss. George Bailey has won the toss and Tasmania will bat first. The game will begin at 7.30pm local time. It is now a 17-over-per-side fixture. The winner will play in Saturday's final in Adelaid and will qualify for the Champions League. Twelve out of 18 teams batting first in this years Big Bash have won.

The match is 17 overs per side. Still a maximum of 4 overs per bowler. Powerplay is reduced to 5 overs from 6.


Clark to Wells, no run, good length, nipping back, Wells tries to force off the back foot but pushes it only to point


Clark to Wells, 1 run, shorter length into the ribs, Wells fends it away on the legside for a single

One slip in place. Deep square leg and third man for Cosgrove.


Clark to Cosgrove, 1 wide, wide dragged down the legside. Paul Reiffel has no hesitation.


Clark to Cosgrove, OUT, Bowled him! Chopped on. Great length from Clark, nips back off the seam, Cosgrove tried to late cut to third man, it was too close and it ricocheted onto the stumps from the bottom edge.

MJ Cosgrove b Clark 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Great start by the Blues skipper.


Clark to Lockyear, no run, flash and misses feeling from the crease at one that left him from a length. Clark finding some movement early.


Clark to Lockyear, no run, beaten again. Beautiful length and line and Lockyear shuffles back and fends and misses


Clark to Lockyear, no run, three in a row. Another play and miss pushing off the back foot! Superb bowling from Clark.

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

    • RJG Lockyear 0 (3b)
    • JW Wells 1 (2b)
    • SR Clark 1-0-2-1

Cummins to Wells, no run, 134kph short and wide, Wells cuts infront of point and Rohrer makes a nice stop


Cummins to Wells, no run, 143.9kph full on off stump, Wells defends on the front foot towards mid on.

Good gas from the 17-year-old


Cummins to Wells, no run, 146kph full and nipping away, Wells anchored to the crease flashing and missing. Wow.


Cummins to Wells, no run, 145kph better length leg cutter beats Wells all ends up!


Cummins to Wells, FOUR, 144kph outside edge trying to drive races fine of third man and Abbott can't make the save on the rope. Unlucky for Cummins


Cummins to Wells, no run, 144kph shorter and wider, Wells pins the ears back to cut but it beats him for pace again.

End of over 2 (4 runs) Tasmania 6/1

    • JW Wells 5 (8b 1x4)
    • RJG Lockyear 0 (3b)
    • PJ Cummins 1-0-4-0

Clark to Lockyear, no run, 131kph good length outside off, Lockyear charges and moves away to leg, he flashes and misses again


Clark to Lockyear, 1 run, whipped from off stump through midwicket, well timed, knocked down by Khawaja to save extra runs


Clark to Wells, 1 wide, outswinger short and wide and called wide. Wells couldn't reach it. A fair bit of swing though.


Clark to Wells, no run, 132kph good length, off stump, Wells goes back and turns it to midwicket


Clark to Wells, 1 leg bye, nipping back off the seam hits Wells on the thigh and balloons through gully for an extra


Clark to Lockyear, no run, big swing and miss! Good length outside off, Lockyear cleared the front leg and tried to hit this into the river.


Clark to Lockyear, 1 run, defended on the back foot straight of mid on for a single

End of over 3 (4 runs) Tasmania 10/1

    • RJG Lockyear 2 (7b)
    • JW Wells 5 (10b 1x4)
    • SR Clark 2-0-5-1

Cummins to Lockyear, OUT, Caught! Oh dear. Lockyear got a length ball on off stump, 147kph, Lockyear cleared the front leg and hit it head high straight to mid off, Thornely held a comfortable catch infront of his eyes.

RJG Lockyear c Thornely b Cummins 2 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00


Cummins to Cowan, no run, 145kph short and across Cowan, he cuts hard to backward point and Warner makes a spectacular diving stop


Cummins to Cowan, no run, 144kph, cut away again straight to Warner at backward point


Cummins to Cowan, FOUR, 141kph half volley and Cowan cashes in! Lovely off drive straight of mid off and it races away


Cummins to Cowan, OUT, Bowled him! 146kph full and straight, Cowan plays around it and loses his off stump! What a start by the 17-year-old.

EJM Cowan b Cummins 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Cummins to Bailey, 1 run, 144kph back of a length, Bailey defends into the offside and takes a quick single

End of over 4 (5 runs) Tasmania 15/3

    • GJ Bailey 1 (1b)
    • JW Wells 5 (10b 1x4)
    • PJ Cummins 2-0-9-2

Clark to Bailey, 1 leg bye, nipping back off the seam, hits Bailey on the thigh and rolls behind square leg


Clark to Wells, 1 leg bye, Wells wrapped on the pads, high, big appeal. Not out. Too high. They get a leg bye


Clark to Bailey, 1 run, length outside off stump, Bailey steers this to third man


Clark to Wells, 1 run, Wells cuts hard in the air through gully and it runs to wide third man


Clark to Bailey, 1 run, 130kph chest high short ball, Bailey crunches a pull shot infront of square leg but the sweeper is there to cut it off


Clark to Wells, FOUR, Wonderful cut shot! Short of a length, hint of width, Wells cuts hard past backward point for four! It wasn't that wide

End of over 5 (9 runs) Tasmania 24/3

    • JW Wells 10 (13b 2x4)
    • GJ Bailey 3 (4b)
    • SR Clark 3-0-12-1

Cummins to Bailey, 1 leg bye, 147kph angled into the pads, it drops down close on the onside and they scamper through for a leg bye. Cummins accidently trips Wells as he goes for the ball but both are ok.


Cummins to Wells, OUT, Caught! Banged in back of a length outside off, Wells went to punch off the back foot, it stopped in the wicket, Wells checked his shot and chipped it to point where Rohrer ran forward to take the catch.

JW Wells c Rohrer b Cummins 10 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42


Cummins to Bailey, 1 run, 142kph good length outside off, Bailey fends away slowly towards slip and they take one


Cummins to Birt, no run, 141kph across the left-hander and Birt shoulders arms


Cummins to Birt, no run, 135kph bouncer that Birt ducks underneath. The crowd want a wide call but it isnt forthcoming


Cummins to Birt, 1 run, 141kph on the hip, Birt defends towards square leg and they take one

End of over 6 (3 runs) Tasmania 27/4

    • TR Birt 1 (3b)
    • GJ Bailey 4 (6b)
    • PJ Cummins 3-0-11-3

Henriques to Birt, 1 run, 130kph good length on off stump, Birt defends towards point and they take a sharp single. Warner gathered and hit at the non-strikers but Birt beat the throw


Henriques to Bailey, FOUR, short ball pulled easily through midwicket for four! Bailey loves those at 130kph.


Henriques to Bailey, 1 run, 134kph nipping back off the seam, inside edge onto Bailey's pad and they run a single to midwicket


Henriques to Birt, 1 run, 136kph middle and leg, Birt glances straight to short fine but they still get one


Henriques to Bailey, 1 run, half volley driven neatly to long off for another single


Henriques to Birt, 1 run, length ball, leg stump, Birt tucks it towards short fine and again they run one to Stuart Clark

End of over 7 (9 runs) Tasmania 36/4

    • TR Birt 4 (6b)
    • GJ Bailey 10 (9b 1x4)
    • MC Henriques 1-0-9-0

Thornely to Birt, no run, a bit of grip, 90kph off break, Birt defends


Thornely to Birt, 1 run, 89kph looped up, Birt drives hard to straight long on but they only get one


Thornely to Bailey, 1 run, 100kph straighter line, whipped to deep midwicket


Thornely to Birt, FOUR, 100kph darted in to leg, Birt paddles this fine and it beats Khawaja to the rope who pulls up lame. Hope he's ok


Thornely to Birt, SIX, slog sweep from outside off to deep square leg and the substitute comes around and leaps up but drops it over the rope for six!


Thornely to Birt, no run, Bort advances and gets there on the full only to drive straight to cover

End of over 8 (12 runs) Tasmania 48/4

    • TR Birt 15 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • GJ Bailey 11 (10b 1x4)
    • DJ Thornely 1-0-12-0

Henriques to Bailey, no run, 105kph slower ball outside off, cut straight to backward point


Henriques to Bailey, 2 runs, 136kph slower ball pulled to long on, Abbott coming off the fence misfields badly and allows a second


Henriques to Bailey, FOUR, top edged pull shot flies high and wide of the keeper and it races to the fence at fine third man


Henriques to Bailey, 1 run, 135kph fuller outside off, Bailey swings hard, it comes off inside edge through square leg for a single


Henriques to Birt, FOUR, Great cut shot by Birt! It was fractionally short and wide and Birt thumped it backward point and it raced away


Henriques to Birt, no run, Birt crushes a cut again behind point and Rohrer saves four diving to his left! Rohrer is one of the best fielders in domestic cricket

End of over 9 (11 runs) Tasmania 59/4

    • TR Birt 19 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • GJ Bailey 18 (14b 2x4)
    • MC Henriques 2-0-20-0

Thornely to Bailey, OUT, Caught in the deep! Thornely tossed it up, Bailey advances and tries to loft straight for six, Bailey sliced it high to long off and Warner camped underneath it makes no mistake.

GJ Bailey c Warner b Thornely 18 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00


Thornely to Birt, no run, quicker arm ball fired straight, Birt is hit on the pad, huge appeal, not out! Very close.


Thornely to Birt, no run, driven back to the bowler


Thornely to Birt, 2 runs, whipped hard against the spin through midwicket straight of the sweeper for two


Thornely to Birt, no run, 97kph fuller length, pushed to cover


Thornely to Birt, 1 run, full toss punched down to long on for one

Replays of that lbw shout suggest it was hitting middle and leg half way up. Birt very lucky to survive.

End of over 10 (3 runs) Tasmania 62/5

    • TR Birt 22 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • RN ten Doeschate 0 (0b)
    • DJ Thornely 2-0-15-1

Coyte to Birt, 1 bye, 134kph yorker wide of off, that beats Birt, Dan Smith can't glove it clean and gives away a bye


Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 138kph on the hip, ten Doeschate clips it away behind square leg


Coyte to Birt, no run, 137kph fuller and straighter, Birt drives to cover


Coyte to Birt, OUT, Caught! Great catch by Warner at long off as this was travelling! It was a half volley and Birt climbed into a drive and hit a tracer bullet at long off and Warner caught it chest high metres from the rope! Wow.

TR Birt c Warner b Coyte 22 (21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 104.76


Coyte to Krejza, 1 wide, 134kph bouncer that is too high but also down leg


Coyte to Krejza, no run, Krejza mistimes a cut towards point


Coyte to Krejza, 1 run, 133kph half volley driven towards long off for a single

End of over 11 (4 runs) Tasmania 66/6

    • JJ Krejza 1 (2b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 1 (1b)
    • SJ Coyte 1-0-3-1

Thornely to Krejza, 1 run, shorter length, chipped away through midwicket for one


Thornely to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 100kph fuller and straight clipped to deep midwicket


Thornely to Krejza, no run, full toss thats hit with the leading edge back to the bowler


Thornely to Krejza, 1 run, driven to long off


Thornely to ten Doeschate, 1 run, advances and drives to long on for just one


Thornely to Krejza, 1 run, clipped wide of long on for a single

End of over 12 (5 runs) Tasmania 71/6

    • JJ Krejza 4 (6b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 3 (3b)
    • DJ Thornely 3-0-20-1

Clark to Krejza, 1 run, good length, off stump, pushed on the up through cover-point


Clark to ten Doeschate, no run, 127kph length ball pushed with the open face to backward point


Clark to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 114kph leg cutter, run to third man with the open face


Clark to Krejza, 1 run, 106kph slower ball, dragged short and wide, cut hard to deep point


Clark to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full and straigth, whipped in the air towards deep square leg but its only one


Clark to Krejza, 1 run, 131kph full and straight, driven hard straight to long on

End of over 13 (5 runs) Tasmania 76/6

    • JJ Krejza 7 (9b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 5 (6b)
    • SR Clark 4-0-17-1

Coyte to Krejza, no run, 133kph full and straight, whipped straight to midwicket


Coyte to Krejza, 1 run, full toss, driven straight to long on


Coyte to ten Doeschate, FOUR, half volley driven with slice in the air wide of long off for four! Well struck


Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, pushed down the legside


Coyte to ten Doeschate, 1 run, half volley leg stump, whipped hard to deep square leg


Coyte to Krejza, 2 runs, length ball cut off the stumps wide of third man for a couple


Coyte to Krejza, OUT, Run out! Brilliant from Coyte! Great yorker to Krejza who jammed it out towards his non-striking partner, Coyte moves to his right reels it in and back hands it onto the stumps and ten Doeschate couldn't get back into his crease. Unreal!

RN ten Doeschate run out 10 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 14 (9 runs) Tasmania 85/6

    • JJ Krejza 10 (13b)
    • SJ Coyte 2-0-12-1

Henriques to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, slower ball clipped through midwicket for a single


Henriques to Krejza, 1 run, slower ball, 109kph, wide of off, dragged towards wide long on for one


Henriques to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, back of a length, pushed through cover-point for one


Henriques to Krejza, OUT, Bowled him! Chopped on. It was full outside off, Krejza cleared the front leg trying to swing this down the ground and he dragged it off the inside edge onto middle stump!

JJ Krejza b Henriques 11 (15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.33


Henriques to Faulkner, no run, 114kph slower ball, full, defended back to the bowler


Henriques to Faulkner, 1 run, 136kph good length, nips in off the seam, Faulkner defends off the inside edge onto pad and it rolls into the offside for a single

End of over 15 (4 runs) Tasmania 89/8

    • JP Faulkner 1 (2b)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 2 (2b)
    • MC Henriques 3-0-24-1

Cummins to Faulkner, 1 run, 143kph low full toss, chopped away to backward point


Cummins to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, 143kph thigh high full toss that Naved was shocked by, he top edged a pull that lobbed safely infront of midwicket for one


Cummins to Faulkner, OUT, Caught and bowled! Godd slower ball, Faulkner tries to slog across the line, gets a top edge that flies straight up and Cummins catches in his follow through. Cummins has four.

JP Faulkner c & b Cummins 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Cummins to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, slwer ball looks to trap Naved infront, big appeal, given not out and a single as they ran through. Apparently got an inside edge that wasn't obvious to see.


Cummins to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, full toss pushed to long off


Cummins to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, 143kph full toss pushed back at the bowler who turns and shies at the non-strikers as Hilfenhaus scrambles back. The throw misses and allows one run

End of over 16 (5 runs) Tasmania 94/9

    • Naved-ul-Hasan 5 (5b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 1 (1b)
    • PJ Cummins 4-0-16-4

Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, nearly a run out! driven to cover on the circle, Thornely fields and shies but misses. Naved was short of the crease.


Coyte to Hilfenhaus, 1 leg bye, yorker tailing down leg hits Hilfenhaus on the foot and rolls to point


Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, French cut for four past off stump! Naved gets some luck as his heave runs off inside edge fine for four. Nearly bowled him.


Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, yorker driven to long off


Coyte to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, slower ball, slapped towards long on


Coyte to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, OUT, Run out! Naved drove to long off, Warner fields and fires to the non-strikers as Hilfenhaus came back for two, Coyte gathered and threw to the keeper who whipped the bails off to leave Naved short.

Naved-ul-Hasan run out 12 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Tasmania have folded after winning the toss to be all out for 103. Pat Cummins was the star for NSW taking 4 for 16. This extraordinary 17-year-old is now the leading wicket taker in the Big Bash. His captain also bowled beautifully. Tasmania's most experienced players in Bailey and Birt tried to revive things but both holed out to long off. The Blues should run this down if they bat sensibly. Match State: Innings Break

End of over 17 (9 runs) Tasmania 103/9

    • BW Hilfenhaus 2 (3b)
    • SJ Coyte 3-0-20-1





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