Twenty20 Big Bash - Final

New South Wales v Victoria

New South Wales won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the 2008/09 Twenty20 BigBash final between New South Wales and Victoria It has been a scorching hot day in Sydney today with teperatures at Homebush soaring into the 40s The good news is the southerly has arrived and is cooling things down a bit, lets hope storms don't accompany it The captains have tossed have Victoria get it right and elect to bat first Much controversy over the teams with Brendon McCullum into the NSW team as opener Late news here is that Steve Smith is out injured with Simon Keen coming into the NSW 12 as 12th man. Victoria have elected to leave out Wright and Hastings in preference for spin.

0.1

Bollinger to Quiney, no run, bouncer first up from Bollinger and Quiney ducks inside the line

0.2

Bollinger to Quiney, no run, defended awkwardly off the back foot to point

0.3

Bollinger to Quiney, 1 run, too straight from Bollinger and Quiney gets underway by flicking to fine leg

0.4

Bollinger to Blizzard, no run, yorker driven to mid on

0.5

Bollinger to Blizzard, 3 runs, half volley on leg stump and Blizzard clips it through mid wicket for three where McCullum chases hard to save the boundary

0.6

Bollinger to Quiney, no run, good delivery from Bollinger and Quiney plays and misses outside off

End of over 1 (4 runs) Victoria 4/0
RJ Quiney    1* (4b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-4-0
AC Blizzard    3* (2b)     

1.1

Cameron to Blizzard, no run, full ball on leg stump and he plays it straight to short fine leg

1.2

Cameron to Blizzard, no run, full ball driven to mid off

1.3

Cameron to Blizzard, 1 run, short ball pulled straight to deep backward square for one

1.4

Cameron to Quiney, no run, full and wide and Quiney crunches it straight to point

1.5

Cameron to Quiney, SIX, short ball on leg stump and Quiney pulls it away in front of square for six!

1.6

Cameron to Quiney, no run, pushed to point

End of over 2 (7 runs) Victoria 11/0
RJ Quiney    7* (7b 1x6)      MA Cameron    1-0-7-0
AC Blizzard    4* (5b)     

2.1

Bollinger to Blizzard, 3 runs, full delivery on leg stump and he drives nicely through mid on for three

2.2

Bollinger to Quiney, 1 run, goes back to a full delivery and chips to mid on for one

2.3

Bollinger to Blizzard, no run, short ball outside off stump and it's left alone

2.4

Bollinger to Blizzard, OUT, Blizzard gets a good length delivery and he tries to drive on the up, gets it in the middle but hit it straight up in the air, Katich moves around and juggles at mid off but takes it safely

AC Blizzard c Katich b Bollinger 7 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

2.5

Bollinger to Quiney, 1 run, worked into the leg side

2.6

Bollinger to Wade, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 3 (5 runs) Victoria 16/1
MS Wade    0* (1b)      DE Bollinger    2-0-9-1
RJ Quiney    9* (9b 1x6)     

3.1

Cameron to Quiney, 1 run, driven to cover who mis-fields and they take one

3.2

Cameron to Wade, no run, clipped off his legs to short fine leg and sent back by Quiney

3.3

Cameron to Wade, no run

3.4

Cameron to Wade, 1 run, back of a length from Cameron and Wade drops it at his feet for a single

3.5

Cameron to Quiney, FOUR, driven hard through mid off in the air for four, picked the gap between bowler and mid off nicely there

3.6

Cameron to Quiney, no run, yorker dug out back to the bowler

End of over 4 (6 runs) Victoria 22/1
RJ Quiney    14* (12b 1x4 1x6)      MA Cameron    2-0-13-0
MS Wade    1* (4b)     

4.1

Bollinger to Wade, 1 run, driven sweetly to cover point and they take one

4.2

Bollinger to Quiney, 1 run, worked off his hip to fine leg

4.3

Bollinger to Wade, no run, defended into the off side

4.4

Bollinger to Wade, FOUR, pulled away, takes a top edge and flies over the keeper for four

4.5

Bollinger to Wade, 1 run, back of a length and guided to third man

4.6

Bollinger to Quiney, no run, driven to mid on

End of over 5 (7 runs) Victoria 29/1
RJ Quiney    15* (14b 1x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    3-0-16-1
MS Wade    7* (8b 1x4)     

5.1

Cameron to Wade, no run, full toss mis-timed and hit in the air but short of mid on

5.2

Cameron to Wade, 1 run, yorker played to cover and they take one

5.3

Cameron to Quiney, no run, pushed to mid wicket

5.4

Cameron to Quiney, FOUR, driven through extra cover to beat Katich at mid off four four

5.5

Cameron to Quiney, 2 runs, low full toss played to point where there is a mis-field and they take two

5.6

Cameron to Quiney, FOUR, full toss hammered away over mid wicket for one bounce four

End of over 6 (11 runs) Victoria 40/1
RJ Quiney    25* (18b 3x4 1x6)      MA Cameron    3-0-24-0
MS Wade    8* (10b 1x4)     

6.1

Bird to Wade, no run, yorker played to mid off

6.2

Bird to Wade, OUT, Smahed over point, gets it too weel and Henriques takes a good catch down low in the deep

MS Wade c Henriques b Bird 8 (16m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

6.3

Bird to Quiney, 1 run, crunched to long off from the back foot

6.4

Bird to Rogers, 4 byes, slower ball and Rogers misses and so does the keeper Smith and it goes for four byes

6.5

Bird to Rogers, no run, identical delivery but this time Smith saves it

6.6

Bird to Rogers, 1 run, clipped off his hip for one

End of over 7 (6 runs) Victoria 46/2
CJL Rogers    1* (3b)      AC Bird    1-0-2-1
RJ Quiney    26* (19b 3x4 1x6)     

7.1

Thornely to Rogers, 1 run, short ball played to point for one

7.2

Thornely to Quiney, 1 run, pushed to point

7.3

Thornely to Rogers, 1 run

7.4

Thornely to Quiney, 1 run, cut hard to deep point

7.5

Thornely to Rogers, 1 run, driven to deep cover

7.6

Thornely to Quiney, 1 run, played to backward point for one

End of over 8 (6 runs) Victoria 52/2
RJ Quiney    29* (22b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Thornely    1-0-6-0
CJL Rogers    4* (6b)     

8.1

Bird to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball driven to long off

8.2

Bird to Rogers, no run, driven to mid off

8.3

Bird to Rogers, OUT, Rogers looks to play into the leg side but gets a leading edge from the off cutter and it flies to backward point where Rohrer takes the catch

CJL Rogers c Rohrer b Bird 4 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

8.4

Bird to McDonald, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.4

Bird to McDonald, 1 run, clips it over mid wicket for one

8.5

Bird to Quiney, 1 run, cut nicely to third man for just a single

8.6

Bird to McDonald, no run, yorker outside off stump and McDonal misses

End of over 9 (4 runs) Victoria 56/3
AB McDonald    1* (2b)      AC Bird    2-0-6-2
RJ Quiney    31* (24b 3x4 1x6)     

9.1

Thornely to Quiney, 1 run, driven in the air back past the bowler who gets a finger on it and they take one to long off

9.2

Thornely to McDonald, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

9.3

Thornely to Quiney, 1 run, played to point for one

9.4

Thornely to McDonald, 2 runs, too straight and McDonald plays it fine off his pads for a couple to long leg

9.5

Thornely to McDonald, 1 run, played to mid wicket for oine

9.6

Thornely to Quiney, no run, cut to point

End of over 10 (6 runs) Victoria 62/3
RJ Quiney    33* (27b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Thornely    2-0-12-0
AB McDonald    5* (5b)     

10.1

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run, played and missed outside off

10.2

O'Keefe to McDonald, 1 run, driven through cover point to the man in the deep

10.3

O'Keefe to Quiney, 1 run, worked through mid wicket for one to the man on the fence

10.4

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run, played to point

10.5

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run, a fraction short and its defended back down the track

10.6

O'Keefe to McDonald, 2 leg byes, tries to go over the infield but misses and is hit on the pads and they take a couple

End of over 11 (4 runs) Victoria 66/3
AB McDonald    6* (10b)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-2-0
RJ Quiney    34* (28b 3x4 1x6)     

11.1

Henriques to Quiney, 1 wide, too wide outside off stump

11.1

Henriques to Quiney, no run, slower ball is short, Quiney looks to pull but it doesn't bounce

11.2

Henriques to Quiney, 1 run, driven in the air over mid wicket for one

11.3

Henriques to McDonald, 1 run, slower ball pushed to point for one

11.4

Henriques to Quiney, 1 run, driven to long off for one

11.5

Henriques to McDonald, no run, full delivery and McDonald misses out, getting an inside edge onto his pads

11.6

Henriques to McDonald, 2 runs, yorker bounced over the bowlers head and they get a couple

End of over 12 (6 runs) Victoria 72/3
AB McDonald    9* (13b)      MC Henriques    1-0-6-0
RJ Quiney    36* (31b 3x4 1x6)     

12.1

O'Keefe to Quiney, SIX, slog sweeps over forward square leg for six!

12.2

O'Keefe to Quiney, 1 run, played into the leg side for one

12.3

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run

12.4

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run, played to backward point

12.5

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run, looks to cut and misses

12.6

O'Keefe to McDonald, no run, played to mid wicket

End of over 13 (7 runs) Victoria 79/3
AB McDonald    9* (17b)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-9-0
RJ Quiney    43* (33b 3x4 2x6)     

13.1

Henriques to Quiney, no run, yorker played to point

13.2

Henriques to Quiney, SIX, full toss from Henriques and Quiney lays into it and sends it into the stands at mid wicket

13.3

Henriques to Quiney, 1 run, chipped in the air but on the bounce to long off

13.4

Henriques to McDonald, FOUR, Henriques drops short and McDonald pulls him away for four backward of square

13.5

Henriques to McDonald, no run, yorker driven back to the bowler

13.6

Henriques to McDonald, no run, McDonal steps away to leg and Henriques bowls a wide slower ball which is inside the wide lines but McDonal can't reach it

End of over 14 (11 runs) Victoria 90/3
AB McDonald    13* (20b 1x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-17-0
RJ Quiney    50* (36b 3x4 3x6)     

14.1

O'Keefe to Quiney, SIX, slog sweeps high wide and handsome over mid wicket for six more!

14.2

O'Keefe to Quiney, no run, pushed into the off side

14.3

O'Keefe to Quiney, SIX, slog sweeps again and this time it's massive over mid wicket!

14.4

O'Keefe to Quiney, 1 run, a fraction shorter and Quiney whips it off his pads for one to the man in the deep at square leg

14.5

O'Keefe to McDonald, 1 wide, just too wide of off stump

14.5

O'Keefe to McDonald, FOUR, slog sweeps and gets it perfectly in the gap between long leg and mid wicket

14.6

O'Keefe to McDonald, 1 run, played to the man in the deep at mid wicket for one

End of over 15 (19 runs) Victoria 109/3
AB McDonald    18* (22b 2x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-28-0
RJ Quiney    63* (40b 3x4 5x6)     

15.1

Bollinger to McDonald, SIX, half volley on middle and McDonald gives himself room and hammers it straight over the bowlers head for a maximum!

15.2

Bollinger to McDonald, 2 runs, tries to go long again but can't quite get it and it flies in the air to mid wicket where it falls safely and they take two

15.3

Bollinger to McDonald, 1 run, mis-timed drive to long on for one

15.4

Bollinger to Quiney, SIX, full toss on leg stump and Quiney swings it away over mid wicket for six again!

15.5

Bollinger to Quiney, no run, good yorker from Bollinger and Quiney plays and misses

15.6

Bollinger to Quiney, 1 leg bye, another yorker, Quiney misses it and Bollinger appeals but it's heading down leg and they take a leg bye

End of over 16 (16 runs) Victoria 125/3
RJ Quiney    69* (43b 3x4 6x6)      DE Bollinger    4-0-31-1
AB McDonald    27* (25b 2x4 1x6)     

16.1

Bird to Quiney, no run, slower ball and Quiney plays and misses outside off stump

16.2

Bird to Quiney, 2 leg byes, down leg and takes him and the pads and they take a couple of leg byes

16.3

Bird to Quiney, SIX, half volley slower ball and Quiney pumps it over long off for another half dozen!

16.4

Bird to Quiney, 1 leg bye

16.5

Bird to McDonald, 1 run, full toss on leg stump and McDonald plays to deep square leg for one

16.6

Bird to Quiney, 1 run, low full toss driven to long on

End of over 17 (11 runs) Victoria 136/3
RJ Quiney    76* (48b 3x4 7x6)      AC Bird    3-0-14-2
AB McDonald    28* (26b 2x4 1x6)     

17.1

Henriques to Quiney, no run, Quiney plays and misses wide outside off stump

17.2

Henriques to Quiney, no run, yorker wide of off stump and he misses

17.3

Henriques to Quiney, SIX, slower ball and he clips it over forward square leg for his 8th half dozen!

17.4

Henriques to Quiney, 2 runs, driven in the air for two to long on

17.5

Henriques to Quiney, FOUR, low full toss again from Henriques and Quiney goes over cover for one bounce four

17.6

Henriques to Quiney, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on for the single

End of over 18 (13 runs) Victoria 149/3
RJ Quiney    89* (54b 4x4 8x6)      MC Henriques    3-0-30-0
AB McDonald    28* (26b 2x4 1x6)     

18.1

Bird to Quiney, 2 runs, driven through cover point to the man in the deep for two

18.2

Bird to Quiney, OUT, slower ball bouncer and Quiney pulls it awkwardly in the air and Bollinger moves backward at short fine leg to take the catch

RJ Quiney c Bollinger b Bird 91 (68m 56b 4x4 8x6) SR: 162.50

18.3

Bird to McDonald, no run, gives himself room and misses and it somehow misses the stumps

18.4

Bird to McDonald, 1 run

18.5

Bird to Crosthwaite, FOUR, ;Crosthwaite edges just past the keeper for four, well bowled

18.6

Bird to Crosthwaite, no run, plays and misses outside off stump

End of over 19 (7 runs) Victoria 156/4
AJ Crosthwaite    4* (2b 1x4)      AC Bird    4-0-21-3
AB McDonald    29* (28b 2x4 1x6)     

19.1

Cameron to McDonald, 1 run, driven hard to cover in the deep

19.2

Cameron to Crosthwaite, 2 runs, short ball and he plays a straight pull down the ground for a couple

19.3

Cameron to Crosthwaite, no run, gives himself room and tries to slog sweep but misses

19.4

Cameron to Crosthwaite, no run, tries to lap sweep and misses

19.5

Cameron to Crosthwaite, FOUR, low full toss and Crosthwaite lap sweeps again and it's a one bounce four

19.6

Cameron to Crosthwaite, 3 runs, lap sweeps again and it lands just over the head of McCullum at short fine leg and the batsmen run three!

Match State: Innings Break The Bushrangers will be happy with 4/166, a very defendable total, particularly in a final. Quiney's 91 from 56 was a sensational knock with some clean hitting, while Bird did well with the ball for the Blues with 3 for 21 from 4 overs.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Victoria 166/4
AJ Crosthwaite    13* (7b 2x4)      MA Cameron    4-0-34-0
AB McDonald    30* (29b 2x4 1x6)     
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