Twenty20 Big Bash

New South Wales v Victoria

New South Wales won by 2 runs

Good evening and welcome to Stadium Australia for the final minor round KFC Twent20 Big Bash clash between NSW and Vic Plenty on the line for tonight's game with the winner to host the final. If NSW lose they'll drop to 5th or possibly 6th while a loss for Victoria would mean they would travel to the Gabba for the Preliminary Final. With the two Grand Finalists to play in the Twenty 20 Champions League, there is a bit extra on the line. NSW have won the toss and will bat first...only a couple of minutes from the start now...

0.1

Nannes to Henriques, no run, fullish on off, pushed to point

0.2

Nannes to Henriques, no run, full and driven to cover

Team news: White and Hodge both not playing for the Vics while Warner has been called up to the Australian team for tomorrow's game

0.3

Nannes to Henriques, 1 run, driven to mid off

0.4

Nannes to Katich, 1 run, quick single

0.5

Nannes to Henriques, OUT, low full toss and Henriques just dollies it back up to Nannes

MC Henriques c & b Nannes 1 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

0.6

Nannes to SPD Smith, no run, good start

End of over 1 (2 runs) New South Wales 2/1
SPD Smith    0* (1b)      DP Nannes    1-0-2-1
SM Katich    1* (1b)     

1.1

Wright to Katich, SIX, just short of a length on leg, dispitched over square leg with supreme timing

1.2

Wright to Katich, 1 leg bye, strays down leg

1.3

Wright to SPD Smith, 2 runs, played through cover

1.4

Wright to SPD Smith, 1 run, pushed to cover

1.5

Wright to Katich, 2 runs, played through gully

1.6

Wright to Katich, no run

End of over 2 (12 runs) New South Wales 14/1
SM Katich    9* (5b 1x6)      DG Wright    1-0-11-0
SPD Smith    3* (3b)     

2.1

Nannes to SPD Smith, 1 run

2.2

Nannes to Katich, 1 run

2.3

Nannes to SPD Smith, OUT, great nut, just squared him up and took off stump, great start from Nannes

SPD Smith b Nannes 4 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

2.4

Nannes to Rohrer, 1 leg bye

2.5

Nannes to Katich, no run

2.6

Nannes to Katich, no run

End of over 3 (3 runs) New South Wales 17/2
SM Katich    10* (8b 1x6)      DP Nannes    2-0-4-2
BJ Rohrer    0* (1b)     

3.1

Harwood to Rohrer, 2 runs

3.2

Harwood to Rohrer, no run

3.3

Harwood to Rohrer, FOUR, flicked well through mid wicket

3.4

Harwood to Rohrer, no run, pushed to point

3.5

Harwood to Rohrer, 1 run

3.6

Harwood to Katich, FOUR, lofted over mid wicket, great shot

End of over 4 (11 runs) New South Wales 28/2
SM Katich    14* (9b 1x4 1x6)      SM Harwood    1-0-11-0
BJ Rohrer    7* (6b 1x4)     

4.1

Nannes to Rohrer, no run, tries to cut but can't connect

4.2

Nannes to Rohrer, no run, and again, great zip from Nannes

4.3

Nannes to Rohrer, OUT, tries a third time and this time he finds the edge, Nannes is on fire!!

BJ Rohrer c †Crosthwaite b Nannes 7 (7m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

4.4

Nannes to O'Keefe, 1 run, played through gully

4.5

Nannes to Katich, 1 run, pushed to point and they take a quick one

4.6

Nannes to O'Keefe, no run, good full nut, pushed to piont

End of over 5 (2 runs) New South Wales 30/3
SNJ O'Keefe    1* (2b)      DP Nannes    3-0-6-3
SM Katich    15* (10b 1x4 1x6)     

5.1

Harwood to Katich, 1 run, full on leg, flicked through mid wicket

5.2

Harwood to O'Keefe, 1 run, playing with fire there with that quick single

5.3

Harwood to Katich, 1 leg bye, full on leg, trickles to square leg after there is half a shout

5.4

Harwood to O'Keefe, no run

5.5

Harwood to O'Keefe, FOUR, bouncer hooked over short fine leg, good shot

5.6

Harwood to O'Keefe, no run

End of over 6 (7 runs) New South Wales 37/3
SNJ O'Keefe    6* (6b 1x4)      SM Harwood    2-0-17-0
SM Katich    16* (12b 1x4 1x6)     

6.1

Holland to Katich, 2 runs, flighted and lofted out to deep long off, falling just short of Blizzard

6.2

Holland to Katich, OUT, disaster, pushed to point, Katich takes off but O'Keefe isn't on the same page and is run out by a long way

SNJ O'Keefe run out 6 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

6.3

Holland to Thornely, no run, gets forward and strikes him in front of off, huge shout and I'm not sure how that is not out

6.4

Holland to Thornely, no run, pushed back to the bowler

6.5

Holland to Thornely, 1 run, flicked through square leg there

6.6

Holland to Katich, no run, strays down leg but catches some pad

The Blues in some serious trouble here, but some very experienced heads at the crease

End of over 7 (3 runs) New South Wales 40/4
SM Katich    18* (15b 1x4 1x6)      JM Holland    1-0-3-0
DJ Thornely    1* (3b)     

7.1

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, pushed back down the ground

7.2

McDonald to Katich, SIX, full on off, Katich gets down on one knee and just helps it over square leg, splitting two men on the boundary, great timing

7.3

McDonald to Katich, 1 run, steps across as Katich alway does, flicking through square leg

7.4

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, full and pushed down the ground, McDonald can't stop on the dive

7.5

McDonald to Katich, no run, yorker pushed to point, memories of the run out the previous over after there is a slight mix up

7.6

McDonald to Katich, no run, yorker again pushed to point

End of over 8 (9 runs) New South Wales 49/4
SM Katich    25* (19b 1x4 2x6)      AB McDonald    1-0-9-0
DJ Thornely    3* (5b)     

8.1

Holland to Thornely, 1 run, flat and darted in to leg, pushed through square leg

8.2

Holland to Katich, SIX, down on one knee, there is no catching that as he goes long over long on

8.3

Holland to Katich, 1 run, flicked to deep mid wicket

8.4

Holland to Thornely, no run

8.5

Holland to Thornely, 1 run, pushed down to long on

8.6

Holland to Katich, no run, gets forward and pushes to cover

Katich is really holding this innings together, a true world class batsman

End of over 9 (9 runs) New South Wales 58/4
SM Katich    32* (22b 1x4 3x6)      JM Holland    2-0-12-0
DJ Thornely    5* (8b)     

9.1

Harwood to Thornely, 1 run, drops it at his toes and takes off

9.2

Harwood to Katich, 2 runs, yorker punched firmly to long on, they run on Blizzard's arm

9.3

Harwood to Katich, 1 run, low full toss driven through cover, not quite timed

9.4

Harwood to Thornely, FOUR, short outside off, lovely late cut very fine to third man

9.5

Harwood to Thornely, 1 run, short on off, dropped to gully

9.6

Harwood to Katich, OUT, got him! Katich tries to put him over mid wicket, but it goes through the gate and takes off

SM Katich b Harwood 35 (38m 26b 1x4 3x6) SR: 134.61

End of over 10 (9 runs) New South Wales 67/5
     SM Harwood    3-0-26-1
DJ Thornely    11* (11b 1x4)     

10.1

Holland to Thornely, 2 wides, strays down leg

10.1

Holland to Keen, no run, defends

10.2

Holland to Keen, 1 run, drives through cover

10.3

Holland to Thornely, no run, gets forward to defend

10.4

Holland to Thornely, 2 runs, flighted and a thick outside edge, would have fallen short of first slip

10.5

Holland to Thornely, 1 run, driven to long off

10.6

Holland to Keen, 1 run, gets down to sweep but mistimes to square leg

Here comes Bryce, great to see him back

End of over 11 (7 runs) New South Wales 74/5
SJC Keen    2* (3b)      JM Holland    3-0-19-0
DJ Thornely    14* (14b 1x4)     

11.1

McGain to Keen, 1 run, full outside off, guided to gully

11.2

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, pushes him onto the back foot and drives to long on

11.3

McGain to Keen, no run, short, steps across and almost hits it back onto his stumps, fielded at short fine leg

11.4

McGain to Keen, no run, dancing around the crease, looked awkward and beats the bat

11.5

McGain to Keen, 1 run, slower leggy which is cut through cover

11.6

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, skids through and flicked to fine leg

End of over 12 (4 runs) New South Wales 78/5
DJ Thornely    16* (16b 1x4)      BE McGain    1-0-4-0
SJC Keen    4* (7b)     

12.1

Holland to Thornely, 1 run, down to sweep, apparently a bottom edge onto the pads and to square leg, half shout for LBW

Replays suggest there was no bat there...

12.2

Holland to Keen, no run

12.3

Holland to Keen, OUT, advances and lofts it to long on, easy catch for Quiney. Trouble for the Blues

SJC Keen c Quiney b Holland 4 (7m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

12.4

Holland to Thornely, no run

12.5

Holland to Thornely, 1 run, driven to long on

12.6

Holland to DLR Smith, no run, beats the outside edge

End of over 13 (2 runs) New South Wales 80/6
DLR Smith    0* (1b)      JM Holland    4-0-21-1
DJ Thornely    18* (19b 1x4)     

13.1

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, driven to long off

13.2

McGain to DLR Smith, 1 run, driven again

13.3

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, cut to point

13.4

McGain to DLR Smith, 2 runs, lofted straight back over the bowler's head, not timed well

13.5

McGain to DLR Smith, no run, skids through at leg stump, defended back to the bowler

13.6

McGain to DLR Smith, no run, short, mistimes the cut to cover

Slow going here for the Blues...may be looking at 140 as a decent recovery from here

End of over 14 (5 runs) New South Wales 85/6
DLR Smith    3* (5b)      BE McGain    2-0-9-0
DJ Thornely    20* (21b 1x4)     

14.1

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, low full toss on leg, flicked through mid wicket

14.2

McDonald to DLR Smith, 1 run, full and driven down to long off

14.3

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, driven to long on

14.4

McDonald to DLR Smith, 1 run, good yorker dug out to mid wicket

Good stuff here from McDonald

14.5

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, Driven to long off

Singles not really helping the Blues here

14.6

McDonald to DLR Smith, 1 run, another yorker, dug out to long on

Bowling certainly the strength of the Vics tonight, playing 5 bowlers plus McDonald

End of over 15 (6 runs) New South Wales 91/6
DLR Smith    6* (8b)      AB McDonald    2-0-15-0
DJ Thornely    23* (24b 1x4)     

15.1

McGain to DLR Smith, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to long off

15.2

McGain to Thornely, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long on

15.3

McGain to DLR Smith, SIX, great use of the feet, it needed to be done too. Steps forward and away and goes inside out over mid off

15.4

McGain to DLR Smith, no run, big inside edge onto the pads

15.5

McGain to DLR Smith, 1 run, advances again and smashes it straight past McGain who may have got a left hand to it, red hot chance

15.6

McGain to Thornely, no run, gets forward to defend

End of over 16 (9 runs) New South Wales 100/6
DJ Thornely    24* (26b 1x4)      BE McGain    3-0-18-0
DLR Smith    14* (12b 1x6)     

16.1

McDonald to DLR Smith, 1 run, good yorker, dug out to cover, good throw to the bowler's end where McDonald can't take it cleanly

16.2

McDonald to Thornely, no run, full toss outside off, Hodge does well to field at cover, almost creating a run out at the keeper's end

16.3

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, another full toss, driven to cover falling just short of Hodge

16.4

McDonald to DLR Smith, no run, great yorker, dug out to cover again

Great stuff again from McDonald

16.5

McDonald to DLR Smith, FOUR, great shot, great invention. Steps across to off and flicks a full ball fine of fine leg

16.6

McDonald to DLR Smith, OUT, steps across again and flicks a full ball out to deep square leg, good catch falling forward

DLR Smith c Finch b McDonald 19 (15m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.75

End of over 17 (6 runs) New South Wales 106/7
     AB McDonald    3-0-21-1
DJ Thornely    25* (28b 1x4)     

17.1

Harwood to Bird, 1 run, pushed to cover

17.2

Harwood to Thornely, 1 run, full toss on middle, driven to long off

17.3

Harwood to Bird, 1 wide, ooh, ugly! a big fail on that slower ball, hardly lands on the pitch outside off

17.3

Harwood to Bird, 1 leg bye, flicked to fine leg

17.4

Harwood to Thornely, 2 runs, pushed to mid on, well run

17.5

Harwood to Thornely, 1 run, pushed to mid wicket, would have been out had he hit at the bowler's end

17.6

Harwood to Bird, 1 wide, strays down leg

17.6

Harwood to Bird, no run

End of over 18 (8 runs) New South Wales 114/7
AC Bird    1* (3b)      SM Harwood    4-0-33-1
DJ Thornely    29* (31b 1x4)     

18.1

McDonald to Thornely, 2 runs, full toss hit to mid wicket

18.2

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, yorker dug out to cover

McDonald's yorkers have been right on the money, impossible to do anything with that

18.3

McDonald to Bird, 2 runs, yorker dug out to mid on, weakly hit and they manage two, unlucky for McDonald

18.4

McDonald to Bird, 1 run, big French cut very nearly bowls him

18.5

McDonald to Thornely, 1 run, backs away and smashes it down to long off

18.6

McDonald to Bird, 2 runs, yorker again dug out to mid on and again they pinch two from a great delivery

End of over 19 (9 runs) New South Wales 123/7
AC Bird    6* (6b)      AB McDonald    4-0-30-1
DJ Thornely    33* (34b 1x4)     

19.1

Nannes to Thornely, 1 run, backs away and lashes it out to deep point

19.2

Nannes to Bird, OUT, steps to off and tries to put it over mid wicket, only succeeds in getting and inside edge onto off

AC Bird b Nannes 6 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

4 for 7 now for Nannes, incredible stuff. Still not quite as good as Dighton's 6 for 25 a couple of years back, but he's still got 4 balls to go

19.3

Nannes to Cameron, no run, full outside off, beats the edge and beats off

19.4

Nannes to Cameron, 1 wide, strays down leg there, Nannes annoyed with himself

19.4

Nannes to Cameron, no run, nice full outswinger beats the edge, great stuff from Nannes but poor from Thornely not sneaking a bye

19.5

Nannes to Cameron, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg

19.6

Nannes to Thornely, 2 runs, pushed back down the ground, just beating the stumps

Disappointing from the Blues, but brilliant stuff from Nannes taking 4 for 11. It'll be difficult for the Blues to defend this, but as I said the Vics strength tonight will be their bowling, playing basically 6 bowlers Match State: Innings Break We'll be back underway at 8.43pm EDT

End of over 20 (5 runs) New South Wales 128/8
DJ Thornely    36* (36b 1x4)      DP Nannes    4-0-11-4
MA Cameron    1* (3b)     
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