KFC Twenty20, Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Jan 7, 2007
Victoria won by 88 runs
7 January 2007 - night match (20-over match)

Welcome to coverage of this KFC Twenty 20 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Victoria's captain Brad Hodge has won the toss and elected to bat 12th men today are Darren Pattinson (V) and Steve Paulsen (Q) Conditions are quite cool here at the MCG, a crowd of around 12,000 is in looking forward to this contest

0.1

Noffke to Hodge, no run, tries to work to leg, ball goes off the leading edge back to the bowler

0.2

Noffke to Hodge, no run, short outside off, tries to cut and misses

0.3

Noffke to Hodge, no run, drives a half volley to point

0.4

Noffke to Hodge, 2 no balls, gets a waist high full toss and appears to lose sight of it, gets an extra

0.4

Noffke to Hodge, no run, drives a full toss to cover point - no free hit there because it wasn't a front foot no ball

0.5

Noffke to Hodge, no run, pushes a slower ball back to the bowler

0.6

Noffke to Hodge, FOUR, pulls a full toss through mid wicket down to the Members

End of over 1 (6 runs) Victoria 6/0

    • BJ Hodge 4 (7b 1x4)
    • AC Blizzard 0 (0b)
    • AA Noffke 1-0-6-0
1.1

Bichel to Blizzard, FOUR, short and he is straight into Bichel, pulling through mid wicket

1.2

Bichel to Blizzard, no run, cuts a wide ball to point, who is right on the 30 yard circle

1.3

Bichel to Blizzard, no run, digs out a yorker to point, good bowling from the veteran

1.4

Bichel to Blizzard, FOUR, lofted over mid off to the ropes

1.5

Bichel to Blizzard, no run, inside edges to short fine leg, well stopped there

1.6

Bichel to Blizzard, SIX, lofts over mid wicket, great shot just clears the ropes

End of over 2 (14 runs) Victoria 20/0

    • AC Blizzard 14 (6b 2x4 1x6)
    • BJ Hodge 4 (7b 1x4)
    • AJ Bichel 1-0-14-0
2.1

Noffke to Hodge, 1 run, drives to mid off

2.2

Noffke to Blizzard, OUT, tries to smash it over mid wicket, gets a top edge and is well held at short fine leg

AC Blizzard c Nye b Noffke 14 (9m 7b 2x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

2.3

Noffke to Hodge, FOUR

2.4

Noffke to Hodge, no run

2.5

Noffke to Hodge, FOUR, whacks a full toss behind point to the fence

2.6

Noffke to Hodge, 1 run, works behind square leg

End of over 3 (10 runs) Victoria 30/1

    • BJ Hodge 14 (12b 3x4)
    • M Klinger 0 (0b)
    • AA Noffke 2-0-16-1
3.1

Bichel to Hodge, 1 run, clipped behind point

3.2

Bichel to Klinger, 1 run, guides to 3rd man

3.3

Bichel to Hodge, no run, drives to cover point

3.4

Bichel to Hodge, no run, digs out a yorker and can't score

3.5

Bichel to Hodge, 1 run, drives a full toss wide of mid off

3.6

Bichel to Klinger, FOUR, top edges a full toss over the head of short fine leg

End of over 4 (7 runs) Victoria 37/1

    • M Klinger 5 (2b 1x4)
    • BJ Hodge 16 (16b 3x4)
    • AJ Bichel 2-0-21-0
4.1

Rimmington to Hodge, FOUR, lofted over mid on, down to the boundary at long on

4.2

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, has a swing and a miss outside off

4.3

Rimmington to Hodge, FOUR, smashes a low full toss over mid wicket to the boundary

4.4

Rimmington to Hodge, SIX, smashes a full toss over mid wicket to bring up the 50 in 18 minutes

4.5

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, has a swing and a miss outside off

4.6

Rimmington to Hodge, 2 runs, drives through the hands of cover and they scamper two as a result

End of over 5 (16 runs) Victoria 53/1

    • BJ Hodge 32 (22b 5x4 1x6)
    • M Klinger 5 (2b 1x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 1-0-16-0
5.1

Hopes to Klinger, 3 runs, works behind square leg, intelligent batting there from the Victorian number three

5.2

Hopes to Hodge, no run, drives towards to the bowler

5.3

Hopes to Hodge, 2 runs, advances to Hopes and pulls in the air to wide long on

5.4

Hopes to Hodge, 3 runs, slower ball, pulled behind square leg, good running sees them get three

5.5

Hopes to Klinger, no run, gets a good off cutter, looked to hoick it over mid wicket, but changed his shot

5.6

Hopes to Klinger, FOUR, lofts just over the hands of cover, fine shot and that's the end of the field restrictions

End of over 6 (12 runs) Victoria 65/1

    • M Klinger 12 (5b 2x4)
    • BJ Hodge 37 (25b 5x4 1x6)
    • JR Hopes 1-0-12-0
6.1

Rimmington to Hodge, 1 run, drives a low full toss to long on

6.2

Rimmington to Klinger, 1 leg bye, tries to clips over square leg, hit on the pad and it rolls towards square leg

6.3

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, a slower ball, tries to work to leg and is hit on the pad, missing leg says Umpire Tony Ward

6.4

Rimmington to Hodge, FOUR, drives a wide half volley through the cover to the boundary

50 stand from just 26 balls

6.5

Rimmington to Hodge, 2 runs, drives behind point, quick running from the Victorian skipper nets two

6.6

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, pushes to mid wicket, a rare dot ball

End of over 7 (8 runs) Victoria 73/1

    • BJ Hodge 44 (30b 6x4 1x6)
    • M Klinger 12 (6b 2x4)
    • NJ Rimmington 2-0-23-0
7.1

Hopes to Klinger, 1 run, drives to point, good save there by Bichel

7.2

Hopes to Hodge, 1 run, pushes to forward square leg

7.3

Hopes to Klinger, 1 run, lofts over cover, long off comes around a prevents a second run

7.4

Hopes to Hodge, 1 run, pushes to bakcward square leg, another easy single

7.5

Hopes to Klinger, FOUR, deftly worked off the pads, fine of the fielder and another boundary

7.6

Hopes to Klinger, 2 runs, worked off his pads behind square leg, the throw comes in and isn't backed up properly and they get an overthrow

End of over 8 (10 runs) Victoria 83/1

    • M Klinger 20 (10b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 46 (32b 6x4 1x6)
    • JR Hopes 2-0-22-0
8.1

Nye to Hodge, 1 run, drives to wide long on, Klinger slips and they can't get two

8.2

Nye to Klinger, 1 run, pushes to forward square leg

8.3

Nye to Hodge, 1 run, advances and pushes to point who is deepish

8.4

Nye to Klinger, 1 run, cuts hard to cover point

8.5

Nye to Hodge, 1 run, drives to long on

8.6

Nye to Klinger, no run, drives back to the bowler

End of over 9 (5 runs) Victoria 88/1

    • M Klinger 22 (13b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 49 (35b 6x4 1x6)
    • AJ Nye 1-0-5-0
9.1

Simpson to Hodge, 1 run, pushes forward of square leg and there's his fifty in 32 minutes from 36 balls

9.2

Simpson to Klinger, no run, tries to reverse sweep and misses

9.3

Simpson to Klinger, OUT, advances and has an almighty swing and misses, Hartley does the rest

M Klinger st †Hartley b Simpson 22 (22m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 146.66

9.4

Simpson to Hussey, 1 run, pushes towards point

9.5

Simpson to Hodge, 2 runs, pushes forward and gets an edge, Bichel misfields and they get a couple

9.6

Simpson to Hodge, 1 run, pushes slowly to mid wicket

End of over 10 (5 runs) Victoria 93/2

    • BJ Hodge 53 (38b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJ Hussey 1 (1b)
    • CP Simpson 1-0-5-1
10.1

Nye to Hodge, 1 run, slaps a drive to long on

10.2

Nye to Hussey, 1 run, works a quicker ball behind square leg

10.3

Nye to Hodge, 1 run, advances a drives hard to long on, nearly getting his batting partner

10.4

Nye to Hussey, SIX, advances and lofts over long off for the maximum, 100 up

10.5

Nye to Hussey, 1 run, late cuts behind point

10.6

Nye to Hodge, 1 run, cuts behind point, good over for the Vics

End of over 11 (11 runs) Victoria 104/2

    • BJ Hodge 56 (41b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJ Hussey 9 (4b 1x6)
    • AJ Nye 2-0-16-0
11.1

Simpson to Hodge, FOUR, slaps a full ball over mid wicket to the ropes

11.2

Simpson to Hodge, 1 run, pushes slowly towards mid wicket

11.3

Simpson to Hussey, FOUR, leg glances, fine of the short fine leg

11.4

Simpson to Hussey, 1 run, works it behind square leg

11.5

Simpson to Hodge, no run, drives to mid wicket who is on the circle

11.6

Simpson to Hodge, FOUR, cuts nicely behind point, great timing as it eludes Bichel

End of over 12 (14 runs) Victoria 118/2

    • BJ Hodge 65 (45b 8x4 1x6)
    • DJ Hussey 14 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • CP Simpson 2-0-19-1
12.1

Nye to Hussey, OUT, tries to work a straight ball to leg, misses and is plumb!

DJ Hussey lbw b Nye 14 (7m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

12.2

Nye to Quiney, OUT, drives at a quicker ball and misses, back goes the middle stump

RJ Quiney b Nye 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

12.3

Nye to McDonald, no run, has a dash at one outside off and misses, so close to a hat-trick

12.4

Nye to McDonald, 1 run, clips out to deep square leg

12.5

Nye to Hodge, OUT, tries to leg glance, gets a touch and is well taken down leg side

BJ Hodge c †Hartley b Nye 65 (43m 46b 8x4 1x6) SR: 141.30

12.6

Nye to Crosthwaite, no run, drives at a wide half volley and misses

End of over 13 (1 run) Victoria 119/5

    • AJ Crosthwaite 0 (1b)
    • AB McDonald 1 (2b)
    • AJ Nye 3-0-17-3
13.1

Simpson to McDonald, no run, drives a wide half volley and misses

13.2

Simpson to McDonald, 1 run, clips a leg side half volley behind square leg

13.3

Simpson to Crosthwaite, no run, plays and misses outside off

13.4

Simpson to Crosthwaite, no run, pushes forward in defence

13.5

Simpson to Crosthwaite, no run, drives hard back to the bowler

13.6

Simpson to Crosthwaite, no run, drives into the ground, well fielded by the bowler moving to his right

End of over 14 (1 run) Victoria 120/5

    • AJ Crosthwaite 0 (5b)
    • AB McDonald 2 (4b)
    • CP Simpson 3-0-20-1
14.1

Nye to McDonald, 3 runs, drives at a wide one, Phillipson dives and saves on the rope, but hurts his knee in saving a run

14.2

Nye to Crosthwaite, 1 run, goes back and pushes towards mid wicket

14.3

Nye to McDonald, no run, drives back to the left of the bowler

14.4

Nye to McDonald, no run, tries to sweep and is hit on the pad

14.5

Nye to McDonald, FOUR, gets it right this time and sweeps behind square leg to the boundary

14.6

Nye to McDonald, 1 run, advances and drives to cover

Good crowd in about 10,000+, matching the crowd at Newcastle today

End of over 15 (9 runs) Victoria 129/5

    • AB McDonald 10 (9b 1x4)
    • AJ Crosthwaite 1 (6b)
    • AJ Nye 4-0-26-3
15.1

Simpson to McDonald, no run, tries to cut and misses

15.2

Simpson to McDonald, 1 leg bye, advances and then decides to sweep, ball rolls slowly to 3rd man

15.3

Simpson to Crosthwaite, 1 run, advances and works behind square leg

15.4

Simpson to McDonald, SIX, slogs sweeps superbly over square leg for the 4th six of the innings

15.5

Simpson to McDonald, 1 run, drives to mid wicket who is on the circle, easy single

15.6

Simpson to Crosthwaite, 1 run, pushes defensively just forward of square leg

Earlier today SA defeated NSW in Mewcastle

End of over 16 (10 runs) Victoria 139/5

    • AJ Crosthwaite 3 (8b)
    • AB McDonald 17 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • CP Simpson 4-0-29-1
16.1

Noffke to Crosthwaite, no run, tries to guide a slower ball to 3rd man, gets an edge which bounces just short of the keeper

16.2

Noffke to Crosthwaite, no run, has a wild swing and a straight ball and just misses

16.3

Noffke to Crosthwaite, SIX, lofted a drive over the keepers head over the rope, just below the sightboard

16.4

Noffke to Crosthwaite, SIX, lofted for six again!! Plays forward to another low full toss and smashes it over long off

16.5

Noffke to Crosthwaite, 2 runs, swings hard at a waist high full toss, ball goes to deep point

16.6

Noffke to Crosthwaite, FOUR, lofts straight, Perren drops the chance and it goes for four!!

End of over 17 (18 runs) Victoria 157/5

    • AJ Crosthwaite 21 (14b 1x4 2x6)
    • AB McDonald 17 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • AA Noffke 3-0-34-1
17.1

Hopes to McDonald, 1 run, drives a yorker out to cover point

17.2

Hopes to Crosthwaite, 3 runs, steps inside one and laps it over the head of short fine leg, Perren dives and saves a run

17.3

Hopes to McDonald, 1 run, lofts a drive to long off

17.4

Hopes to Crosthwaite, 1 run, advances and drives to deep point, no chance for two

17.5

Hopes to McDonald, 2 runs, drives straight, Nye does well at long on but they still get two

17.6

Hopes to McDonald, 2 runs, slower ball - slogged along the ground to deep square leg

End of over 18 (10 runs) Victoria 167/5

    • AB McDonald 23 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • AJ Crosthwaite 25 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • JR Hopes 3-0-32-0
18.1

Rimmington to Crosthwaite, 1 run, drives a full toss to long off

18.2

Rimmington to McDonald, 2 runs, eases back to leg, drives to deep cover

50 partnership from 33 balls

18.3

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, slogs a slower ball one bounce to deep square leg

18.4

Rimmington to Crosthwaite, no run, digs out a yorker to the bowler

18.5

Rimmington to Crosthwaite, 1 run, tries to "flip" over the keepers head, only gets an edge and is saved by the 'keeper

18.6

Rimmington to McDonald, 2 runs, drives a yorker to long on, well run - two scored

End of over 19 (7 runs) Victoria 174/5

    • AB McDonald 28 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • AJ Crosthwaite 27 (19b 1x4 2x6)
    • NJ Rimmington 3-0-30-0
19.1

Bichel to Crosthwaite, 2 runs, plays a one handed drive into the air to deep point, Reardson drops the high chance

19.2

Bichel to Crosthwaite, FOUR, steps inside a low full toss outside off and flips it over short fine leg

19.3

Bichel to Crosthwaite, SIX, square drives over backward point, into the crowd way over the rope

19.4

Bichel to Crosthwaite, OUT, tries to slog over mid wicket, mistimed into the air well taken

AJ Crosthwaite c Philipson b Bichel 39 (22m 23b 2x4 3x6) SR: 169.56

19.5

Bichel to Moss, SIX, lofts over long off, brilliant shot, the 8th six of the innings

19.6

Bichel to Moss, 2 runs, slogs out to deep square leg, easy two and that's the innings 6/194

Recapping what has happened today, SA 9/150 def NSW 9/142 in Newcastle Tasmania 4/208 v WA who are currently 3/91 in the 13th over Players are out of the field, the Queensland run chase is about to begin

End of over 20 (20 runs) Victoria 194/6

    • J Moss 8 (2b 1x6)
    • AB McDonald 28 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • AJ Bichel 3-0-41-1
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