Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at Sydney, Dec 16, 2011
Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
16 December 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's live coverage of the first Big Bash League match of this season, the Sixers face off with the Heat. The Sixers are led by Brad Haddin and James Hopes leads the Heat. We go straight to the toss, Brisbane Heat toss and bat

There will be lot of sixers unless the heat does not tire them out. Stay tuned for all the action.

0.1

Lee to McCullum, no run

0.2

Lee to McCullum, no run

0.3

Lee to McCullum, FOUR, charges and smashes to extra cover.

0.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, slower delivery pushed to cover.

0.5

Lee to McCullum, no run

0.6

Lee to McCullum, no run, defends with a straight bat to the off side.

Starc to bowl

End of over 1 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 4/0

    • BB McCullum 4 (6b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 0 (0b)
    • B Lee 1-0-4-0
1.1

Starc to Hayden, no run, back of a length delivery and coming in, strikes high on the pad.

1.2

Starc to Hayden, no run, outswinger, goes for the drive and gets beaten.

1.3

Starc to Hayden, FOUR, boom! pulled off the back foot to the midwicket fence for a boundadry.

1.4

Starc to Hayden, FOUR, driven hard down the ground to the long on fence for a boundary.

1.5

Starc to Hayden, no run, another firm shot to the onside, short mid-on in position.

1.6

Starc to Hayden, no run, good short delivery, a bouncer and Hayden just sways from the line.

End of over 2 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 12/0

    • ML Hayden 8 (6b 2x4)
    • BB McCullum 4 (6b 1x4)
    • MA Starc 1-0-8-0
    • B Lee 1-0-4-0
2.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, slower delivery and McCullum charges down the track and looks to go down the ground to the onside, takes the edge and falls well short of the keeper.

2.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, a nasty delivery from Lee, a short one and McCullum misses the hook shot, grows through the grill and hits him, there is blood all over. A nasty cut on top of his nose.

BB McCullum retired hurt 4 (8b 1x4 0x6)

McCullum goes off, Hopes is the new batsman.

2.3

Lee to Hopes, no run, gets behind the delivery and pushes to the off side.

2.4

Lee to Hopes, no run, short ball and Hopes does not get hold off it, mistimes to mid-on.

2.5

Lee to Hopes, no run, slower delivery and Hopes does not pick it up, goes after it and mistimes to mid-on.

2.6

Lee to Hopes, 1 run, on the legs and clipped in the air to deep square leg. Bravo at forward square leg dives but could not get anywhere near it.

End of over 3 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 13/0

    • JR Hopes 1 (4b)
    • ML Hayden 8 (6b 2x4)
    • B Lee 2-0-5-0
    • MA Starc 1-0-8-0
3.1

Starc to Hopes, FOUR, slower delivery and Hopes stays steady and drives in the air to the extra cover fence.

3.2

Starc to Hopes, no run, goes after it outside the off stump and gets beaten.

3.3

Starc to Hopes, no run, stays in the crease and punches to mid-on, straight to the fielder.

3.4

Starc to Hopes, no run, another delivery outside the off stump, goes after it and gets beaten.

3.5

Starc to Hopes, no run, full toss driven straight back to the bowler.

3.6

Starc to Hopes, 1 wide, digs in a short one, goes over the batsman and signaled a wide.

3.6

Starc to Hopes, no run, full toss driven straight to the fielder at extra cover.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 18/0

    • JR Hopes 5 (10b 1x4)
    • ML Hayden 8 (6b 2x4)
    • MA Starc 2-0-13-0
    • B Lee 2-0-5-0

Lee to Hayden for the first time today.

4.1

Lee to Hayden, FOUR, full delivery outside the off stump, goes after it and gets the edge down to third man fence for a boundary.

4.2

Lee to Hayden, 1 run, turned away off his pads to deep square leg.

4.3

Lee to Hopes, no run, short ball and Hopes mistimes the pull to square leg.

4.4

Lee to Hopes, no run, good short delivery and Hopes trying to give some room, Lee follows him and keeps it close to the body of Hopes.

4.5

Lee to Hopes, FOUR, short slower delivery and Hopes pulls in the air to the midwicket fence, sat up nicely for him.

4.6

Lee to Hopes, 1 run, full toss on the leg and clipped to midwicket.

End of over 5 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 28/0

    • JR Hopes 10 (14b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 13 (8b 3x4)
    • B Lee 3-0-15-0
    • MA Starc 2-0-13-0

Hazlewood into the attack.

5.1

Hazlewood to Hopes, FOUR, short ball pulled in the air to the midwicket fence.

5.2

Hazlewood to Hopes, 1 run, tucked away forward of square leg to the deep.

Lights on at Sydney.

5.3

Hazlewood to Hayden, no run, back of a length delivery pushed to the onside.

5.4

Hazlewood to Hayden, no run, goes after the delivery outside the off stump and misses it.

5.5

Hazlewood to Hayden, no run, in the block-hole and squeezed out to short cover.

5.6

Hazlewood to Hayden, FOUR, one bounce to the midwicket fence. It was in the hitting range for Hayden.

End of over 6 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 37/0

    • ML Hayden 17 (12b 4x4)
    • JR Hopes 15 (16b 3x4)
    • JR Hazlewood 1-0-9-0
    • B Lee 3-0-15-0

Bravo is the new bowler.

6.1

Bravo to Hopes, 1 wide, short delivery goes over the batsman, signaled a wide.

6.1

Bravo to Hopes, 2 runs, change of pace from Bravo, tucks it around the corner down to fine leg, coming back quickly for the second.

6.2

Bravo to Hopes, no run, cut straight to the fielder at backward point.

6.3

Bravo to Hopes, 1 run, width outside the off stump, crunched to the deep cover fielder.

6.4

Bravo to Hayden, 1 run, short of a length delivery and Hayden swivels and plays behind square leg.

McCullum is ready to come in.

6.5

Bravo to Hopes, OUT, slower delivery and Hopes goes for the big shot, miscues it high in the air to long off and Lumb judges it well and takes the catch.

JR Hopes c Lumb b Bravo 18 (20m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

McCullum is back, a gritty player. Hayden to face.

6.6

Bravo to Hayden, no run, slower and bit shorter outside the off stump, Hayden cuts and misses.

End of over 7 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 42/1

    • ML Hayden 18 (14b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 4 (8b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-5-1
    • JR Hazlewood 1-0-9-0

MacGill into the attack. Lot of empty seats.

7.1

MacGill to McCullum, no run, on the money and McCullum defends down the track.

7.2

MacGill to McCullum, no run, bit short and he goes back and punches to the off side, a slight fumble.

7.3

MacGill to McCullum, 1 run, cut away to the sweeper on the off side.

7.4

MacGill to Hayden, no run, looks for the sweep and mistimes behind square leg.

7.5

MacGill to Hayden, 1 run, down the track and takes it on the full and drives in the air to long off.

7.6

MacGill to McCullum, OUT, a wicket for MacGill, charges down the track and hits in the air down to long off and Straight into the hands of Starc.

BB McCullum c Starc b MacGill 5 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

End of over 8 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 44/2

    • ML Hayden 19 (16b 4x4)
    • SCG MacGill 1-0-2-1
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-5-1

Lynn is the new batsman.

8.1

Hazlewood to Lynn, no run, looking to work it to the onside, takes it high on the pad.

8.2

Hazlewood to Lynn, 2 runs, drives it down the ground, two fielders dive, the extra cover and mid-off, both misses it, goes to long off.

8.3

Hazlewood to Lynn, OUT, Hazlewood strikes, a short delivery and Lynn goes for the hook shot, miscues it high in the air to deep square leg and Henriques takes the catch. The Heats are facing the heat.

CA Lynn c Henriques b Hazlewood 2 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Dan Christian is the new batsman, Hayden to face.

8.4

Hazlewood to Hayden, 1 run, full toss driven wide of mid-off.

The heat is on.

8.5

Hazlewood to Christian, no run, defends square of the wicket on the off side.

8.6

Hazlewood to Christian, no run, short delivery and Christian ducks under it.

End of over 9 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 47/3

    • DT Christian 0 (2b)
    • ML Hayden 20 (17b 4x4)
    • JR Hazlewood 2-0-12-1
    • SCG MacGill 1-0-2-1
9.1

MacGill to Hayden, no run, charges down the track looks to go big on the onside, taken low on the pad.

9.2

MacGill to Hayden, no run, comes down the track and defends to the off side.

9.3

MacGill to Hayden, 1 run, swept to deep backward square leg.

9.4

MacGill to Christian, no run, tossed up fuller and Christian pushes to the onside.

9.5

MacGill to Christian, 1 run, down the track and mishits in the air to deep cover, lands safely away from the fielder.

9.6

MacGill to Hayden, 1 run, swept to short fine leg.

End of over 10 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 50/3

    • ML Hayden 22 (21b 4x4)
    • DT Christian 1 (4b)
    • SCG MacGill 2-0-5-1
    • JR Hazlewood 2-0-12-1
10.1

Hazlewood to Hayden, 1 run, full toss turned to deep square leg. Lot of full tosses to Hayden.

10.2

Hazlewood to Christian, 1 run, comes back in and worked to the onside.

10.3

Hazlewood to Hayden, 1 run, short ball and Hayden pulls and mishits in the air to mid-on, the fielder is at long on.

10.4

Hazlewood to Christian, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long on.

10.5

Hazlewood to Hayden, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Hayden misses it.

10.6

Hazlewood to Hayden, 1 run, full toss swatted down the ground to long on.

End of over 11 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 55/3

    • ML Hayden 25 (25b 4x4)
    • DT Christian 3 (6b)
    • JR Hazlewood 3-0-17-1
    • SCG MacGill 2-0-5-1
11.1

MacGill to Hayden, 2 runs, that is a big hit but there is a fielder at deep midwicket, Lee takes the catch but the momentum takes him down, has he touched the ropes before he released the ball. The umpires are checking and the decision is made, two runs taken.

11.2

MacGill to Hayden, 2 wides, down the leg side, signaled a wide.

11.2

MacGill to Christian, no run, down the track and defends down the track.

11.3

MacGill to Christian, 1 run, cut away to the sweeper cover.

11.4

MacGill to Hayden, 2 runs, down the track and hits it down to wide long on.

11.5

MacGill to Hayden, OUT, MacGill picks up his second wicket, tossed up higher and outside the off stump, spins in and Hayden misses the sweep shot and the stumps are rattled.

ML Hayden b MacGill 29 (56m 28b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.57

Robinson the new batsman.

11.6

MacGill to Robinson, no run, googly and Robinson does not read it, through to the keeper.

End of over 12 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 62/4

    • AW Robinson 0 (1b)
    • DT Christian 4 (8b)
    • SCG MacGill 3-0-12-2
    • JR Hazlewood 3-0-17-1

Smith is on for the Sixers.

12.1

Smith to Christian, 1 run, down the track and whips it to deep midwicket.

12.2

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, cut away to the sweeper on the off side.

12.3

Smith to Christian, SIX, down the track and hits it in the air to deep midwicket and Hazlewood jumps up to take the catch but could not hold on, goes over the fence.

12.4

Smith to Christian, 1 run, turned behind square for a single.

12.5

Smith to Robinson, 2 leg byes, sweeps and off the pad behind the wicket on the onside.

12.6

Smith to Robinson, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single.

End of over 13 (12 runs) Brisbane Heat 74/4

    • AW Robinson 2 (4b)
    • DT Christian 12 (11b 1x6)
    • SPD Smith 1-0-10-0
    • SCG MacGill 3-0-12-2

Bravo is back.

13.1

Bravo to Robinson, FOUR, short delivery and Robinson cuts in the air wide of the fielder at third man to the fence.

13.2

Bravo to Robinson, 1 run, the ball jumps up from a length and surprises Robinson, who gets the glove and goes behind square leg.

13.3

Bravo to Christian, 2 runs, gets behind the delivery and pushes through cover to the deep, comes back easily for the second, good running.

13.4

Bravo to Christian, SIX, a flat shot, picks it up off his leg and hits to the backward square leg fence, the umpires checking, six signaled.

13.5

Bravo to Christian, 1 run, full delivery driven down the ground to long on.

13.6

Bravo to Robinson, 1 run, slower delivery and opens the face off the bat down to third man.

End of over 14 (15 runs) Brisbane Heat 89/4

    • AW Robinson 8 (7b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 21 (14b 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-20-1
    • SPD Smith 1-0-10-0
14.1

Smith to Robinson, FOUR, short ball pulled in the air to deep square leg and Starc misses it.

14.2

Smith to Robinson, no run, driven straight back down the track.

14.3

Smith to Robinson, SIX, swings it high in the air over the midwicket fence for a six.

14.4

Smith to Robinson, FOUR, drops it short and another swing to the square leg fence for a boundary.

14.5

Smith to Robinson, OUT, this time Robinson misses the sweep shot and is struck right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given.

AW Robinson lbw b Smith 22 (12m 12b 3x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

Forrest is the new batsman.

14.6

Smith to Forrest, 1 run, moves back and turns to deep square leg.

End of over 15 (15 runs) Brisbane Heat 104/5

    • PJ Forrest 1 (1b)
    • DT Christian 21 (14b 2x6)
    • SPD Smith 2-0-25-1
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-20-1

MacGill into his last over.

15.1

MacGill to Forrest, 2 runs, tossed up nicely on the stumps and driven along the ground to deep extra cover, the fielder was bit deep, they come back for the second.

15.2

MacGill to Forrest, no run, full toss driven to the fielder at extra cover.

15.3

MacGill to Forrest, no run, comes forward and defends behind point.

15.4

MacGill to Forrest, no run, pushes on the front foot to extra cover, MacGill teasing the batsman with his flight.

15.5

MacGill to Forrest, 1 wide, tossed up wide outside the off stump, signaled a wide.

15.5

MacGill to Forrest, SIX, good hit down the ground, charges down the track and hits in the air over the bowler and goes over the fence for a six.

15.6

MacGill to Forrest, no run, spins wide and mistimes the cut to the off side.

MacGill finishes a good spell, 4 overs for 21 runs and 2 wickets, well done.

End of over 16 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 113/5

    • PJ Forrest 9 (7b 1x6)
    • DT Christian 21 (14b 2x6)
    • SCG MacGill 4-0-21-2
    • SPD Smith 2-0-25-1

Starc is back, coming round the wicket.

16.1

Starc to Christian, no run, good length delivery coming in and Christian defends to the off side.

16.2

Starc to Christian, 1 run, full delivery driven along the ground to the sweeper on the off side.

There is no long off, mid-off is on.

16.3

Starc to Forrest, 1 run, drops it softly to the off side and picks up a single.

16.4

Starc to Christian, FOUR, full delivery and Christian looking to work it through the onside, gets a leading edge high in the air down to third man fence.

16.5

Starc to Christian, 3 runs, short ball pulled to deep backward square leg, a fumble allows the third run.

16.6

Starc to Forrest, 1 run, moves back and pushes down the ground to long on.

End of over 17 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 123/5

    • PJ Forrest 11 (9b 1x6)
    • DT Christian 29 (18b 1x4 2x6)
    • MA Starc 3-0-23-0
    • SCG MacGill 4-0-21-2

Lee is back.

17.1

Lee to Forrest, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, driven along the ground to deep extra cover.

17.2

Lee to Christian, no run, drama out there, a full toss and Christian mistimes it to the onside beside the track, Forrest takes off for a single, Lee gets in a tangle with Forrest and he does not get hold of the ball, Cowan picks up the ball and throws, misses the stumps, Forrest dives in.

17.3

Lee to Christian, 2 runs, driven to the sweeper cover.

17.4

Lee to Christian, 1 run, low full toss wide outside the off stump, mistimes to the onside, again Cowan onto the ball, the throw misses once again.

17.5

Lee to Forrest, no run, short ball and Forrest misses the pull shot.

17.6

Lee to Forrest, no run, full toss pushed straight to the fielder at point.

End of over 18 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 127/5

    • PJ Forrest 12 (12b 1x6)
    • DT Christian 32 (21b 1x4 2x6)
    • B Lee 4-0-19-0
    • MA Starc 3-0-23-0
18.1

Starc to Christian, OUT, full delivery and Christian hits it high in the air straight down the throat of Smith at long on.

DT Christian c Smith b Starc 32 (43m 22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 145.45

Hartley is the new batsman. Forrest to face.

18.2

Starc to Forrest, FOUR, down the track and hits and gets a thick edge high in the air down to third man, Bravo running in makes a huge effort to catch it, well done but the ball goes to the fence for a boundary.

18.3

Starc to Forrest, OUT, hits it high in the air to long on and Smith is waiting for the catch, takes it and in the process of going over the ropes, releases the ball in the field of play and comes back in and takes the catch, wonderful stuff from Smith.

PJ Forrest c Smith b Starc 16 (17m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

18.4

Starc to Hartley, 1 run, cuts it down to third man.

18.5

Starc to Buchanan, no run, played back to the bowler.

18.6

Starc to Buchanan, no run, short one into the batsman, goes for the hook and misses it.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 132/7

    • ND Buchanan 0 (2b)
    • CD Hartley 1 (1b)
    • MA Starc 4-0-28-2
    • B Lee 4-0-19-0

Hazlewood to bowl the final over.

19.1

Hazlewood to Hartley, FOUR, short ball pulled well to the backward square leg fence, good start to the over for the Heat's

19.2

Hazlewood to Hartley, 1 run, cut away down to deep backward point.

19.3

Hazlewood to Buchanan, no run, on the pads and Buchanan misses the shot, a dot ball.

19.4

Hazlewood to Buchanan, 1 run, full delivery played to midwicket and scamper through for a quick single, Smith misses the stumps and Buchanan is through for a single.

19.5

Hazlewood to Hartley, 1 run, keeps it full and drives to mid-off, not giving any room, good bowling from Hazlewood.

19.6

Hazlewood to Buchanan, OUT, full delivery and Buchanan mistimes to mid-off and Lee takes an easy catch.

ND Buchanan c Lee b Hazlewood 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Innings Break: Heat's finish on 139 from their 20 overs. The Sixers have done well with ball, can they come out and finish it off with some sixers, do join us in some time.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 139/8

    • CD Hartley 7 (4b 1x4)
    • JR Hazlewood 4-0-24-2
    • MA Starc 4-0-28-2
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