Twenty20 Big Bash, Preliminary Final: Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Jan 21, 2009
Twenty20 Big Bash - Preliminary final
Victoria won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Good evening and welcome to the Gabba for the Preliminary Final of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. A huge game tonight with plenty on the line, not just a spot in the final but also a spot in the Twenty20 Champions League. The Vics will be desparate to avenge Saturday night's nightmare where they fell 2 runs short of NSW's total of 128. Queensland have won the toss and will bat first, why not with the form player of the competition, Lee Carseldine, in at number three. He'll be aiming for his fourth consecutive 50 in the Big Bash. Play will get underway in about 20 mins at 7.45pm AEDT. Big Dirk Nannes will no doubt get the new ball and will be looking for another performance like his 4/13 on Saturday night.

0.1

Nannes to Simpson, no run, yes lovely zip first up from big Dirk, full and outside off, left alone

0.2

Nannes to Simpson, 1 run, good length, dropped down at his feet and almost onto his stumps

0.3

Nannes to Townsend, 1 run, full on off, worked to mid wicket

0.4

Nannes to Simpson, OUT, wouldn't have thought there was too much foot movement there. Good length pitching on leg, angling across and taking off as Simpson tries to play from the crease

CP Simpson b Nannes 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Just to correct myself, Nannes took 4/11 off 4 against NSW We're seeing the form batsman v the form bowler here, great stuff

0.5

Nannes to Carseldine, 2 runs, ooh, how lucky was that! Fullish, driven on the up in the air to mid off, Nannes dives desparingly

0.6

Nannes to Carseldine, no run, full outside off, leaves that one

End of over 1 (4 runs) Queensland 4/1

    • LA Carseldine 2 (2b)
    • WJ Townsend 1 (1b)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-4-1
1.1

Wright to Townsend, FOUR, bang, gives him some width and Townsend says thankyou very much, cutting forcefully through cover

1.2

Wright to Townsend, 1 run, guides through gully

1.3

Wright to Carseldine, FOUR, not that short, pitched on leg, rocks back and hammers through square leg. The shot of a man in form

1.4

Wright to Carseldine, 1 run, gets forward and pushes through square leg

1.5

Wright to Townsend, no run, good area outside off, pushed to cover

1.6

Wright to Townsend, 1 run, full outside off, cut uppishly through the vacant gully region

End of over 2 (11 runs) Queensland 15/1

    • WJ Townsend 7 (5b 1x4)
    • LA Carseldine 7 (4b 1x4)
    • DG Wright 1-0-11-0
2.1

Nannes to Townsend, no run, full outside off, driven to point, missed out there

2.2

Nannes to Townsend, no run, good area again, and again driven to point

2.3

Nannes to Townsend, 2 runs, full outside off, driven to mid off, with Wade diving brilliantly to save the boundary

2.4

Nannes to Townsend, no run, good zip, 141kph, tries to heave it over the leg side, can't connect

2.5

Nannes to Townsend, FOUR, take that, full outside off, great cover drive through the gap

2.6

Nannes to Townsend, 2 runs, shortish on off, rocks back and pulls straight down the ground, didn't quite time that

End of over 3 (8 runs) Queensland 23/1

    • WJ Townsend 15 (11b 2x4)
    • LA Carseldine 7 (4b 1x4)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-12-1
3.1

Harwood to Carseldine, no run, good length, defended back to the bowler

3.2

Harwood to Carseldine, 1 run, good length, works it to mid wicket

3.3

Harwood to Townsend, OUT, pushed to cover, they set off for a single, Hodge does very well to pick up and throw, direct hit sees him just short

WJ Townsend run out 15 (14m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

3.4

Harwood to Carseldine, 2 runs, worked through square leg

3.5

Harwood to Carseldine, 1 run, again works it onto the leg side

Now we see Nathan Reardon, the other form Queenslander

3.6

Harwood to Reardon, 1 wide, strays down leg

3.6

Harwood to Reardon, no run, good area, left alone through to the keeper

End of over 4 (5 runs) Queensland 28/2

    • NJ Reardon 0 (1b)
    • LA Carseldine 11 (8b 1x4)
    • SM Harwood 1-0-5-0
4.1

Nannes to Carseldine, 1 run, cramps him up there, big inside edge onto the thigh, they take a single as it squirts to point

4.2

Nannes to Reardon, no run, good length outside off, just angling in, left alone

4.3

Nannes to Reardon, OUT, full outside off, mistimes the drive, hoiking it off the bottom of the bat to mid on, who takes an easy catch

NJ Reardon c McGain b Nannes 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

4.4

Nannes to Batticciotto, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to mid wicket

4.5

Nannes to Carseldine, no run, good short ball outside off, left alone

4.6

Nannes to Carseldine, 1 run, good yorker, dug out to mid on

End of over 5 (3 runs) Queensland 31/3

    • LA Carseldine 13 (11b 1x4)
    • GC Batticciotto 1 (1b)
    • DP Nannes 3-0-15-2
5.1

Wright to Carseldine, no run, surprisingly dances down the track trying to go over the top, can't connect

Dangerous given the situation

5.2

Wright to Carseldine, no run, mistimes the cut to cover

5.3

Wright to Carseldine, no run, partial mix up, cuts firmly to cover point, who knocks it to cover, who then throws the striker's end, almost a run out

5.4

Wright to Carseldine, no run, slower ball, pushed to gully

5.5

Wright to Carseldine, no run, shortish, mistimes the pull to backward square leg

5.6

Wright to Carseldine, 2 runs, goes aerial there, over mid wicket

End of over 6 (2 runs) Queensland 33/3

    • LA Carseldine 15 (17b 1x4)
    • GC Batticciotto 1 (1b)
    • DG Wright 2-0-13-0
6.1

McGain to Batticciotto, OUT, a bit of width outside off, tries to paddle to gully but gets a feather touch and Crossthwaite takes comfortably.

GC Batticciotto c †Crosthwaite b McGain 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Stating the obvious, but gee the Bulls need to rebuild here

6.2

McGain to Philipson, 1 run, low full toss driven to mid on, tries to hit the bowler's end stumps for the run out but can't

6.3

McGain to Carseldine, 1 run, width outside off, cut through point

The Bulls relying on Carseldine here

6.4

McGain to Philipson, no run, pushed to cover, well fielded by Hodge

6.5

McGain to Philipson, 1 run, driven through mid off

6.6

McGain to Carseldine, 2 runs, driven through cover uppishly, big overthrow but they don't take the run

End of over 7 (5 runs) Queensland 38/4

    • LA Carseldine 18 (19b 1x4)
    • CA Philipson 2 (3b)
    • BE McGain 1-0-5-1
7.1

Wright to Philipson, 1 run

7.2

Wright to Carseldine, no run, tries to cut, but can't connect

7.3

Wright to Carseldine, no run, flicked to mid wicket, Hodge fields well again

7.4

Wright to Carseldine, 1 run, flicked through square leg

7.5

Wright to Philipson, 1 run

7.6

Wright to Carseldine, no run, cut to point, finding the field here

End of over 8 (3 runs) Queensland 41/4

    • LA Carseldine 19 (23b 1x4)
    • CA Philipson 4 (5b)
    • DG Wright 3-0-16-0
8.1

McGain to Philipson, 1 run, driven through cover

8.2

McGain to Carseldine, 2 runs, low full toss, driven to long off, could've been a run out if the throw had have been better

8.3

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

8.4

McGain to Philipson, 1 wide, strays way down leg

8.4

McGain to Philipson, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven through point

8.5

McGain to Carseldine, 2 runs, pushed through point, they do ever so well to take two

8.6

McGain to Carseldine, 1 run, takes the aerial route through cover point

End of over 9 (9 runs) Queensland 50/4

    • LA Carseldine 25 (27b 1x4)
    • CA Philipson 6 (7b)
    • BE McGain 2-0-14-1
9.1

Wright to Carseldine, 1 run, driven to long off

9.2

Wright to Philipson, OUT, shortish on off, tries to cut it to third man, cuts it back onto leg stump, not quite enough width to play that shot

CA Philipson b Wright 6 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

9.3

Wright to Hartley, 1 wide, good bouncer just down the leg side, almost found the edge as Hartley tried to hook

9.3

Wright to Hartley, no run, width outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

9.4

Wright to Hartley, no run, fullish on off, pushed to mid off

9.5

Wright to Hartley, no run, full outside off again, driven to mid off

9.6

Wright to Hartley, no run, gets forward to defend

Great spell from Wright, fought back well after going for 11 in his first over

End of over 10 (2 runs) Queensland 52/5

    • CD Hartley 0 (4b)
    • LA Carseldine 26 (28b 1x4)
    • DG Wright 4-0-18-1
10.1

McDonald to Carseldine, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket

10.2

McDonald to Carseldine, no run, cuts firmly to point

The pressure on Carseldine continues to grow, the Bulls just jumping on his shoulders and hoping he can carry them

10.3

McDonald to Carseldine, 1 run, driven through cover

10.4

McDonald to Hartley, no run, full and driven to cover

10.5

McDonald to Hartley, 1 run, flicked through square leg

10.6

McDonald to Carseldine, 2 runs, driven to mid off, they take two on the misfield

End of over 11 (6 runs) Queensland 58/5

    • LA Carseldine 31 (32b 1x4)
    • CD Hartley 1 (6b)
    • AB McDonald 1-0-6-0
11.1

Harwood to Hartley, 1 run, width outside off, cut through the vacant slips region

11.2

Harwood to Carseldine, 1 leg bye, off the thigh down to fine leg

11.3

Harwood to Hartley, 1 leg bye, full on leg again, trickles to square leg

11.4

Harwood to Carseldine, 1 run, short and pulled down to fine leg, slipped as he played that shot

11.5

Harwood to Hartley, 2 leg byes, again on the pads, off the hip just past the keeper to fine leg

11.6

Harwood to Hartley, 1 run, short on leg, flicked to backward square leg

End of over 12 (7 runs) Queensland 65/5

    • CD Hartley 3 (10b)
    • LA Carseldine 32 (34b 1x4)
    • SM Harwood 2-0-8-0
12.1

McGain to Hartley, 1 run, pushed through point

12.2

McGain to Carseldine, no run, full and flicked to mid wicket

12.3

McGain to Carseldine, 1 run, guided to backward point

12.4

McGain to Hartley, no run

12.5

McGain to Hartley, 1 run, guided fine to third man, well fielded

12.6

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

End of over 13 (4 runs) Queensland 69/5

    • LA Carseldine 34 (37b 1x4)
    • CD Hartley 5 (13b)
    • BE McGain 3-0-18-1
13.1

McDonald to Carseldine, 1 run, fullish on leg, flicked through square leg

13.2

McDonald to Hartley, 1 run, full on off, driven to long off

13.3

McDonald to Carseldine, 1 run, driven through point

13.4

McDonald to Hartley, 1 run, pushed through cover

13.5

McDonald to Carseldine, FOUR, flicked to fine leg, finally a boundary after a 66 ball drought

13.6

McDonald to Carseldine, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket

End of over 14 (9 runs) Queensland 78/5

    • LA Carseldine 41 (41b 2x4)
    • CD Hartley 7 (15b)
    • AB McDonald 2-0-15-0
14.1

McGain to Carseldine, 1 run, drives to long off

14.2

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

14.3

McGain to Carseldine, no run, pushed to cover

14.4

McGain to Carseldine, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long on, again should have done better with a low full toss

14.5

McGain to Hartley, no run, flicked to mid wicket

14.6

McGain to Hartley, no run, advances and yorkes himself, drives back to the bowler

Great spell from Bryce McGain there, you can see why they rate him so highly...

End of over 15 (3 runs) Queensland 81/5

    • CD Hartley 8 (18b)
    • LA Carseldine 43 (44b 2x4)
    • BE McGain 4-0-21-1
15.1

McDonald to Carseldine, FOUR, full on leg, flicked well through square leg

15.2

McDonald to Carseldine, 1 run, driven down to long on

Carseldine has queitly gone about his business, on the verge of a fourth 50 in a row

15.3

McDonald to Hartley, no run, fullish outside off, tries to cut, mistiming it just short of Hodge at cover

15.4

McDonald to Hartley, FOUR, full on off, looked to have mistimed it, but got enough on it to find the straight boundary

15.5

McDonald to Hartley, 2 runs, driven to long off, Harwood fields poorly allowing the second

15.6

McDonald to Hartley, 1 run, full outside off, smashed straight to cover where Hodge misfields, was flying though

End of over 16 (12 runs) Queensland 93/5

    • CD Hartley 17 (22b 1x4)
    • LA Carseldine 48 (46b 3x4)
    • AB McDonald 3-0-27-0
16.1

Hodge to Hartley, no run, shortish, advances and mistimes a drive to cover

16.2

Hodge to Hartley, 1 run, gets back and cuts through cover point

16.3

Hodge to Carseldine, no run, fullish and pulled straight to mid wicket

They're just trying to hit it too hard...

16.4

Hodge to Carseldine, 1 run, sweeps to deep square leg

16.5

Hodge to Hartley, no run, length, gets back and pulls straight to mid wicket

16.6

Hodge to Hartley, 1 run, pushed to cover

You'd think the Bulls would be very happy with 130 from here...

End of over 17 (3 runs) Queensland 96/5

    • CD Hartley 19 (26b 1x4)
    • LA Carseldine 49 (48b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 1-0-3-0
17.1

Harwood to Hartley, 1 run, mistimes the cut to cover

17.2

Harwood to Carseldine, 2 runs, flicked through square leg to bring up his fourth 50 in a row, very well played son, very well played

17.3

Harwood to Carseldine, no run, gets forward and tries to hook, mistiming it back to the bowler

17.4

Harwood to Carseldine, no run, good bouncer there keeping Carseldine in check, good nut

17.5

Harwood to Carseldine, 1 run, good yorker dug out back to the bowler who misfields a very simple one

17.6

Harwood to Hartley, 1 run, driven to long off

Will Hodge bowl another?

End of over 18 (5 runs) Queensland 101/5

    • CD Hartley 21 (28b 1x4)
    • LA Carseldine 52 (52b 3x4)
    • SM Harwood 3-0-15-0
18.1

Nannes to Hartley, 1 run, full on leg, big inside edge into the pads

18.2

Nannes to Carseldine, no run, backs away and Nannes intelligently chases him, can't get that one away as he tries to flick over square

18.3

Nannes to Carseldine, 1 leg bye, full on the pads, hits his foot

18.4

Nannes to Hartley, FOUR, full outside off, slashes away over backward point, threw the kitchen sink at that one, that's the way to play!

18.5

Nannes to Hartley, no run, full on leg, tries to flick through the on side but misses, just avoiding the leg stump

18.6

Nannes to Hartley, no run, full on leg again, Hartley again can't get it away as he tries to flick over mid wicket

End of over 19 (6 runs) Queensland 107/5

    • CD Hartley 26 (32b 2x4)
    • LA Carseldine 52 (54b 3x4)
    • DP Nannes 4-0-20-2
19.1

Harwood to Carseldine, OUT, full and smashed straight back at the bowler hip height and Harwood takes a good catch

LA Carseldine c & b Harwood 52 (73m 55b 3x4 0x6) SR: 94.54

Very well played again from Carseldine, kept this Queensland innings from completely self destructing

19.2

Harwood to Harris, 2 runs, backs away and pulls through mid wicket, didn't get all of that

19.3

Harwood to Harris, 1 bye, backs away and can't connect on the pull, they scamper through

19.4

Harwood to Hartley, no run, good short one cracks him in the ribs, Harris tries to take a run but Hartley isn't moving after that solid blow

19.5

Harwood to Hartley, 1 run, full outside off, gets forward and flicks to mid wicket

19.6

Harwood to Harris, 1 run, backs away and mistimes a pull shot to mid on

Well there you go, 112 for the Bulls on the back of 52 from the Twenty20 king Lee Carseldine. The Bulls will take comfort in the fact that the Vics couldn't chase down 128 on Saturday night. You'd think the Vics would have learnt there lesson and they'll come out all guns blazing and finish this one off with a good start in the first 6 overs. Match State: Innings Break The Big Ryno to open the bowling for the Bulls...

End of over 20 (5 runs) Queensland 112/6

    • RJ Harris 3 (3b)
    • CD Hartley 27 (34b 2x4)
    • SM Harwood 4-0-19-1
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