Big Bash League - 2nd semi final

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)

0.1

Thomas to White, FOUR, full and shaping away, drives uppishly through gully but it's safe and he times it very well, great start

0.2

Thomas to White, no run, length on off, leaves this one alone

0.3

Thomas to White, no run, nice area, nice shape, leaves it alone respectfully

0.4

Thomas to White, FOUR, bit of width outside off, frees the arms and cuts over cover, nice shot

0.5

Thomas to White, no run, cuts hard to point, Coulter-Nile dives to save a certain boundary

0.6

Thomas to White, no run, good line and length, leaves it alone

Melbourne Stars 8/0   CL White 8* (6b 2x4)

2.1

Thomas to White, FOUR, full outside off and he's all over it, smashing through cover with great placement

2.2

Thomas to White, no run, watchful outside off

2.3

Thomas to White, no run, length on off, defends back to the bowler

2.4

Thomas to White, FOUR, full on off, slower this time, doesn't time it perfectly but drives through the line and gets enough of it to clear mid off

2.5

Thomas to White, no run, length on off, rushes him a bit as he pushes to cover

2.6

Thomas to White, no run

Melbourne Stars 24/0   CL White 16* (12b 4x4)

3.3

Behrendorff to White, no run, defends to cover

3.4

Behrendorff to White, FOUR, short down leg and he helps himself to another boundary over short fine leg

3.5

Behrendorff to White, 1 run, slower ball worked to short fine leg

Melbourne Stars 36/0   CL White 21* (15b 5x4)

4.2

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, guided to third man

4.5

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, guides through third man

Melbourne Stars 40/1   CL White 23* (17b 5x4)

5.1

Beer to White, no run, quick and darted in at middle, cuts to gully

5.2

Beer to White, 1 run, quick and flat, driven to long on

5.4

Beer to White, 1 run, driven to long on

Melbourne Stars 45/1   CL White 25* (20b 5x4)

6.1

Hogg to White, no run, worked to mid wicket

6.2

Hogg to White, no run, worked to square leg

6.3

Hogg to White, FOUR, wrong'un beats White and gets a thick outside edge down to third man

6.4

Hogg to White, 1 run, low full toss smashed to long off

6.6

Hogg to White, 1 run, worked to squre leg

Melbourne Stars 53/1   CL White 31* (25b 6x4)

7.1

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, worked to the leg side ofr a quick single

7.3

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, guided down to third man

7.6

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, full on off, pushed to long on

Melbourne Stars 58/1   CL White 34* (28b 6x4)

8.1

Beer to White, 1 run, full and driven uppishly past the bowler, Beer very nearly takes, they field very well on the rope to keep it to one

8.4

Beer to White, 1 run, backs away and slashes through cover

8.6

Beer to White, 1 run, uses his feet and drives to long off

Melbourne Stars 63/1   CL White 37* (31b 6x4)

9.1

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, whipped through square leg

9.6

Coulter-Nile to White, no run, great bouncer, tries to hook but can't connect, a half shout for caught behind and then White stares at the square leg umpire looking for a no ball call

Melbourne Stars 69/1   CL White 38* (33b 6x4)

10.2

Hogg to White, FOUR, short and flat, punishes it through square leg

10.3

Hogg to White, FOUR, full toss this time, flings it through mid on and finds the gap on the leg side, nice shot, but not a great delivery

10.4

Hogg to White, 1 leg bye, full down leg, tries to sweep but gets it off the pads to square leg

10.6

Hogg to White, 1 run, sweeps to deep square leg

Melbourne Stars 81/1   CL White 47* (37b 8x4)

11.1

Behrendorff to White, no run

11.2

Behrendorff to White, 1 run, works to mid wicket, mix-up between the batsmen and all the bowler has to do is hit the stumps at the non-striker's end, but he misses

11.4

Behrendorff to White, 1 run

Melbourne Stars 84/1   CL White 49* (40b 8x4)

12.1

Beer to White, 1 run, drives to cover to bring up his 50

12.3

Beer to White, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

12.4

Beer to White, 1 run, darted in and driven to long off

12.6

Beer to White, SIX, backs away and opens his shoulder right up as he drives hard and high over long off, great shot

Melbourne Stars 106/1   CL White 57* (44b 8x4 1x6)

13.2

Hogg to White, SIX, full outside off, gets down for the slog sweep and he gets all of it, 93 metres up onto the hill

13.3

Hogg to White, 1 run, full and punched to long off

13.4

Hogg to White, FOUR, full on off and he clubs it straight down the ground to long off, great strike

13.5

Hogg to White, SIX, in the slot this time, White just drives straight through the line hard and high over long on, pure hitting

13.6

Hogg to White, SIX, and he goes again, incredible stuff, doesn't quite get to the pitch of it but sends it high over mid wicket

Melbourne Stars 132/1   CL White 80* (49b 9x4 4x6)

15.1

Behrendorff to White, (no ball) SIX, the wheels are falling off for the Scorchers, another high full toss outside off and he crushes it over long on

15.1

Behrendorff to White, no run, great follow-up on the free hit, yorker gets past the bat outside off

15.2

Behrendorff to White, 2 runs, full toss outside off, driven through cover

15.3

Behrendorff to White, OUT, a wicket straight away as White hauls out at long off, just didn't quite get it cleanly

CL White c Gibbs b Behrendorff 88 (53b 9x4 5x6) SR: 166.03

Melbourne Stars 159/2   CL White 88 (53b 9x4 5x6)
Tournament Results
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Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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Photos

Jan 16, 2013

Shane Warne, Luke Wright and Peter Handscomb are disappointed after the defeat, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, BBL semi-final, Perth, January 16, 2013

Shane Warne, Luke Wright and Peter Handscomb are disappointed after the defeat

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Jan 16, 2013

Michael Hussey and Adam Voges celebrate victory, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, BBL semi-final, Perth, January 16, 2013

Michael Hussey and Adam Voges celebrate victory

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