Twenty20 Big Bash - Final

South Australia v New South Wales

South Australia won by 8 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

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Toss: We go straight to the toss, New South Wales won the toss and elected to bat. Both South Australia and New South Wales are already big winners. By qualifying for the decider, they have earned a place at the Champions League Twenty20 later this year. South Australia have not won a silverware since 1995-96 and they look the team this time around to win one.

Michael Klinger: "A lot has happened since that game. We've had five really good wins since then. Their team was a little bit different, they had Brett Lee and Bollinger; now they've got a very young team."

Patrick Cummins: "I was just happy to get the opportunity to play one game, but to play in five and get to a final, it is unreal."

Blizzard and Borgas are back in the South Australia line up. Luke Doran makes his debut with the New South Wales. A big crowd at the ground, here come the South Australia out to the middle, followed by the New South Wales batsmen.

Rashid bowling to Warner.

0.1

Rashid to Warner, FOUR, punches off the back foot through extra cover for a boundary first up, was too short from Rashid.

0.2

Rashid to Warner, no run, plays forward and beats the outside edge.

0.3

Rashid to Warner, FOUR, too short again from Rashid, sits up nicely for Warner, who pulls to backward square leg fence.

0.4

Rashid to Warner, no run, played to the onside.

0.5

Rashid to Warner, no run, plays forward to mid-off.

0.6

Rashid to Warner, no run, quicker delivery and Warner pushes to the off side to extra cover. Two boundaries in the over.

End of over 1 (8 runs) New South Wales 8/0
DA Warner    8* (6b 2x4)      AU Rashid    1-0-8-0
DLR Smith    0* (0b)     

1.1

Richardson to Smith, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Smith shoulders arms.

1.2

Richardson to Smith, 1 wide, way down the leg side and a good take by Manou.

1.2

Richardson to Smith, FOUR, what a shot from Smith on the up, moves slightly forward and clobbers to the cover fence.

1.3

Richardson to Smith, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side, another wonderful diving take to his left.

1.3

Richardson to Smith, FOUR, fuller and in the slot for Smith, who puts his left foot forward and drives in the air through extra cover for a boundary, this is wonderful striking.

1.4

Richardson to Smith, 1 leg bye, slower delivery and off the pad behind the wicket on the onside.

1.5

Richardson to Warner, 1 leg bye, back of a length on the pads and off it behind square leg.

1.6

Richardson to Smith, no run, tucked to short fine leg.

End of over 2 (12 runs) New South Wales 20/0
DLR Smith    8* (5b 2x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-10-0
DA Warner    8* (7b 2x4)     

2.1

Rashid to Warner, SIX, tossed up and Warner swings it high and onto the roof for a big six.

Klinger has a chat with Rashid.

2.2

Rashid to Warner, FOUR, cut behing point and that races to the fence for a boundary, was too short and Warner quickly onto the back foot.

2.3

Rashid to Warner, no run, lets it go outside the off stump.

2.4

Rashid to Warner, 2 runs, hurries onto Warner, who pulls it around to deep backward square leg.

2.5

Rashid to Warner, no run, defended watchfully to the off side.

2.6

Rashid to Warner, 1 run, played to the onside for a single.

End of over 3 (13 runs) New South Wales 33/0
DA Warner    21* (13b 3x4 1x6)      AU Rashid    2-0-21-0
DLR Smith    8* (5b 2x4)     

3.1

Richardson to Warner, no run, looking to work it through the onside, trying to swat it around but can only play it to mid-off.

3.2

Richardson to Warner, no run, fuller on the legs and Warner misses it and takes it on the pad as he looked to turn it around.

3.3

Richardson to Warner, OUT, big wicket for South Australia, on a good length and Warner plays across the line, looking to go through the onside and the ball knocks the top of the off stump.

DA Warner b Richardson 21 (16b 3x4 1x6) SR: 131.25

3.4

Richardson to Jaques, 1 wide, down the leg side.

Jaques is the new batsman.

3.4

Richardson to Jaques, 5 runs, a tight single to mid-off, throw misses at the bowlers end and poor backing up, goes to the fence for overthrows.

3.5

Richardson to Smith, no run, slower ball full on the legs and Smith cannot put it away, question asked turned down.

3.6

Richardson to Smith, 1 run, worked through square leg for a single.

O'Brien is on.

End of over 4 (7 runs) New South Wales 40/1
DLR Smith    9* (7b 2x4)      KW Richardson    2-0-17-1
PA Jaques    5* (1b)     

4.1

O'Brien to Smith, no run, pushes to the off side.

4.2

O'Brien to Smith, no run, looking for a drive through the off side and gets an inside edge.

4.3

O'Brien to Smith, no run, arm ball and Smith pushes it back down the track.

4.4

O'Brien to Smith, no run, almost playing it on as the ball comes in.

4.5

O'Brien to Smith, no run, looking to come down the wicket, plays it to backward point.

4.6

O'Brien to Smith, no run, stays in the crease and defends square of the wicket.

A maiden over from O'Brien, well done. Lyon is on.

End of over 5 (maiden) New South Wales 40/1
DLR Smith    9* (13b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    1-1-0-0
PA Jaques    5* (1b)     

5.1

Lyon to Jaques, no run, swings and misses.

5.2

Lyon to Jaques, 1 run, moves back and cuts to cover for a single.

5.3

Lyon to Smith, 1 run, moves back and cuts behind point.

5.4

Lyon to Jaques, no run, tossed up wide and Jaques looking to run it down, misses it.

5.5

Lyon to Jaques, OUT, goes straight on and knocks the top of the off stump, was the quicker one and Jaques looking to cut it and he missed, the ball hit.

PA Jaques b Lyon 6 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

5.6

Lyon to Henriques, 1 run, moves forward and works it to square leg.

End of over 6 (3 runs) New South Wales 43/2
MC Henriques    1* (1b)      NM Lyon    1-0-3-1
DLR Smith    10* (14b 2x4)     

6.1

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, arm ball coming in and Henriques pushing forward and gets an inside edge, goes behind square leg.

6.2

O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, laps it around to fine leg for a single.

6.3

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, reaches out to the ball and swings it to deep midwicket, along the ground.

6.4

O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, pushes it back past the bowler to long on for a single.

6.5

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, moves back and tucks it to deep backward square leg for a single.

6.6

O'Brien to Smith, no run, cuts hard to point but can't find space.

End of over 7 (5 runs) New South Wales 48/2
DLR Smith    12* (17b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    2-1-5-0
MC Henriques    4* (4b)     

7.1

Lyon to Henriques, FOUR, uses his feet and hits it in the air over extra cover to the fence, brings up the 50 for New South Wales.

7.2

Lyon to Henriques, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the onside.

7.3

Lyon to Smith, 2 runs, turns it around to fine leg and picks up couple of runs.

7.4

Lyon to Smith, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

7.5

Lyon to Henriques, no run, hit bit uppishly to the off side.

7.6

Lyon to Henriques, 1 run, clubs it through the off side to the sweeper cover.

Christian comes on.

End of over 8 (9 runs) New South Wales 57/2
MC Henriques    9* (8b 1x4)      NM Lyon    2-0-11-1
DLR Smith    15* (19b 2x4)     

8.1

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, pushes behind point for a single.

8.2

Christian to Smith, 2 runs, swings it high in the air to deep midwicket and Lyon is running to take the catch and Richardson was close to it, he could have taken it, a terrible mistake.

8.3

Christian to Smith, 1 run, worked through the onside.

8.4

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, another single taken.

8.5

Christian to Smith, 1 run, nudges it through midwicket for a single.

8.6

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

End of over 9 (7 runs) New South Wales 64/2
MC Henriques    12* (11b 1x4)      DT Christian    1-0-7-0
DLR Smith    19* (22b 2x4)     

9.1

Lyon to Henriques, 1 run, swings it in the air to deep midwicket, one bounce to the fielder.

9.2

Lyon to Smith, SIX, wonderful strike, Smith down the track and hits it well and over the long on fence for a six.

9.3

Lyon to Smith, SIX, another big six, flicks it high and over the midwicket fence for the second six, way to go Smith.

9.4

Lyon to Smith, 1 run, works it behind square leg.

9.5

Lyon to Henriques, FOUR, hit in the air over extra cover, one bounce to the fence.

9.6

Lyon to Henriques, no run, dropped, tossed up bit wide and Henriques drives and gets an edge, Manou cannot hold on to it.

End of over 10 (18 runs) New South Wales 82/2
MC Henriques    17* (14b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-0-29-1
DLR Smith    32* (25b 2x4 2x6)     

10.1

Christian to Smith, 1 run, full on the legs and Smith a thickish edge to the onside.

10.2

Christian to Henriques, 2 runs, pushes to the onside and the ball is just outside the circle, they run well to complete the second run.

10.3

Christian to Henriques, no run

10.4

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, give himself room and cuts to the sweeper cover.

10.5

Christian to Smith, 2 runs, slower one from Christian and Smith looking club it over the midwicket fence, gets the cue end of the bat and goes to the off side, Manou rushes in and kicks the ball, goes for overthrows, Manou the scoccer player.

10.6

Christian to Smith, 1 run

End of over 11 (7 runs) New South Wales 89/2
DLR Smith    36* (28b 2x4 2x6)      DT Christian    2-0-14-0
MC Henriques    20* (17b 2x4)     

11.1

Rashid to Smith, 1 run, makes room and cuts through the off side.

11.2

Rashid to Henriques, no run, cuts hard to point, no chance for a run.

11.3

Rashid to Henriques, no run, another cut to the off side, again no run.

11.4

Rashid to Henriques, 1 run, googly from Rashid, spins in and Henriques mistimes the cut to the off side.

11.5

Rashid to Smith, FOUR, moves to the off side and Smith sweeps well in the air to the backward square leg fence.

11.6

Rashid to Smith, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

End of over 12 (7 runs) New South Wales 96/2
DLR Smith    42* (31b 3x4 2x6)      AU Rashid    3-0-28-0
MC Henriques    21* (20b 2x4)     

12.1

Christian to Smith, no run, in the block-hole and Smith looking for the big shots, misses it.

12.2

Christian to Smith, 1 run, hit hard down the ground to long off.

12.3

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, low full toss carved to the sweeper cover.

12.4

Christian to Smith, no run, slower delivery and Smith gives himself some room and misses the drive.

12.5

Christian to Smith, OUT, full and straight, walks across the crease and misses it, he is caught right in front of stumps, loud shout and given.

DLR Smith lbw b Christian 43 (35b 3x4 2x6) SR: 122.85

12.6

Christian to Rohrer, no run, in the block-hole again, squeezed out to the off side.

End of over 13 (2 runs) New South Wales 98/3
BJ Rohrer    0* (1b)      DT Christian    3-0-16-1
MC Henriques    22* (21b 2x4)     

13.1

O'Brien to Henriques, 2 runs, chips it in the air to wide long on.

13.2

O'Brien to Henriques, no run, cut to the off side.

13.3

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long off.

13.4

O'Brien to Rohrer, 2 runs, taps it behind to backward square leg, comes back for the second and dives in from a long way and completes the second.

13.5

O'Brien to Rohrer, FOUR, chips it over mid-off to the fence.

13.6

O'Brien to Rohrer, 1 run, moves across to the off side and laps it around to fine leg.

End of over 14 (10 runs) New South Wales 108/3
BJ Rohrer    7* (4b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    3-1-15-0
MC Henriques    25* (24b 2x4)     

14.1

Christian to Rohrer, 1 run, slower ball played to point.

14.2

Christian to Henriques, FOUR, lovely shot, moves across to a full delivery and gets good bat to it, goes to backward square leg fence for a boundary.

14.3

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, low full toss and Henriques works to deep square leg.

14.4

Christian to Rohrer, SIX, goes all the way, flicks it high in the air over the midwicket fence for a six.

14.5

Christian to Rohrer, 1 run, wide outside the off stump and cut behind point.

14.6

Christian to Henriques, 1 run, uses his feet and drives behind point.

End of over 15 (14 runs) New South Wales 122/3
MC Henriques    31* (27b 3x4)      DT Christian    4-0-30-1
BJ Rohrer    15* (7b 1x4 1x6)     

15.1

Lyon to Henriques, FOUR, tossed it up and it is a full toss as Henriques comes out of the crease and hits it well to the cover fence for a boundary.

15.2

Lyon to Henriques, no run, swings and misses, gathered by Manou.

15.3

Lyon to Henriques, 3 runs, delicately played down to third man, Rohrer is coming for the third and Henriques does not respond initially, then takes off for the third, the throw from Manou is not gathered by the fielder and they complete the third.

15.4

Lyon to Rohrer, OUT, swings it high in the air and down the throat of Cooper at deep midwicket.

BJ Rohrer c Cooper b Lyon 15 (8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 187.50

15.5

Lyon to Henriques, 1 run, played through the off side.

15.6

Lyon to Thornely, no run, stays in the crease and plays to the onside, Lyon moves across to field.

End of over 16 (8 runs) New South Wales 130/4
DJ Thornely    0* (1b)      NM Lyon    4-0-37-2
MC Henriques    39* (31b 4x4)     

16.1

Richardson to Henriques, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, Henriques plays behind point.

16.2

Richardson to Thornely, OUT, slower ball from Richardson, Thornely give himself some room and did not pick it up and the ball knocks the stumps down.

DJ Thornely b Richardson 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.3

Richardson to Abbott, 1 run, short in length and Abbott runs it down to third man.

16.4

Richardson to Henriques, 1 run, slower delivery and Henriques drives through the off side to the sweeper.

16.5

Richardson to Abbott, 2 runs, full toss and he gets a thickish edge down to third man, excellent diving stop by Rashid.

16.6

Richardson to Abbott, 3 runs, this time he finds the gap between backward point and short third man.

End of over 17 (8 runs) New South Wales 138/5
SA Abbott    6* (3b)      KW Richardson    3-0-25-2
MC Henriques    41* (33b 4x4)     

17.1

O'Brien to Abbott, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

17.2

O'Brien to Henriques, OUT, moves across his stumps and looking to go big through the onside, misses it completely and the off stump is knocked back.

MC Henriques b O'Brien 41 (34b 4x4 0x6) SR: 120.58

17.3

O'Brien to Coyte, 1 run, works to midwicket for a single.

17.4

O'Brien to Abbott, no run, pushes to the onside and can't get it past the fielder inside the circle on the onside. The non-striker loses his bat as he was trying to get back into the crease, it has been referred to third umpire, was a close call, just gets his heel down in time.

17.5

O'Brien to Abbott, 1 run, dabs it behind point for a quick single.

The throw was bit wide.

17.6

O'Brien to Coyte, 2 runs, swings and gets a leading edge down to third man.

End of over 18 (5 runs) New South Wales 143/6
SJ Coyte    3* (2b)      AW O'Brien    4-1-20-1
SA Abbott    8* (6b)     

18.1

Richardson to Abbott, 1 run, turns to square leg for a single.

18.2

Richardson to Coyte, 2 runs, full delivery driven firmly down to long off, coming back for the second, the throw comes in as Abbott gets in on time.

18.3

Richardson to Coyte, 2 runs, another couple down the ground to long off, the throw is quick this time, misses the stumps.

18.4

Richardson to Coyte, 1 run, full ball driven back and deflects off Richardson to the off side.

18.5

Richardson to Abbott, 1 leg bye, slower delivery and Abbott plays across the line and gets hit on the pad, loud shout turned down, was out for sure.

Not given by the umpire.

18.6

Richardson to Coyte, OUT, fuller outside the off stump, goes for the drive and gets the edge to Manou behind the wicket.

SJ Coyte c †Manou b Richardson 8 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Richardson finishes with 3 for 31 in his 4 overs.

End of over 19 (7 runs) New South Wales 150/7
     KW Richardson    4-0-31-3
SA Abbott    9* (8b)     

19.1

Rashid to Abbott, 1 run, pushes to the cover and takes a single.

19.2

Rashid to Cummins, 2 runs, moves across his stumps and chips it in the air through short fine leg.

19.3

Rashid to Cummins, no run, tossed up, swings and misses.

19.4

Rashid to Cummins, no run, another dot ball, looking to turn it to the onside, taken on the pad and looking for a run.

19.5

Rashid to Cummins, OUT, tossed up outside the leg stump and hits it high in the air forward of square leg to the deep and Harris takes the catch.

PJ Cummins c Harris b Rashid 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.6

Rashid to Abbott, no run, swings and misses the final delivery, a wonderful over from Rashid, well done.

Innings break: Good knocks from Warner, Smith and Henriques gets New South Wales to 153. Richardson picking up 3 wickets. Join us in sometime for the run chase.

End of over 20 (3 runs) New South Wales 153/8
SA Abbott    10* (10b)      AU Rashid    4-0-31-1
LA Doran    0* (0b)     
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Feb 5, 2011

South Australia celebrate after winning the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final, South Australia v New South Wales, KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final, Adelaide, February 5, 2011

South Australia celebrate after winning the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final

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Feb 5, 2011

Cameron Borgas and Daniel Harris celebrate their title win, South Australia v New South Wales, KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final, Adelaide, February 5, 2011

Cameron Borgas and Daniel Harris celebrate their title win

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