Big Bash League

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars won by 8 runs

Hi and welcome to our live coverage from the Gabba. News from the toss is Cameron White has won the toss and the Stars will bat first.

Andrew Fuss here to take you through all the action. The pitch looks good and a par score looks to be about 160. The weather is good and there's a good crowd starting to build for Warne v Hayden.

0.1

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, skids through, tries to cut outside off, can't connect

0.2

Hauritz to Quiney, FOUR, width outside off, rocks back and cuts between cover and point. Too short from Hauritz, lightning quick outfield

0.3

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, pushed to mid wicket

0.4

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, short and wide, cut forcefully to point where Lynn dives and saves brilliantly

0.5

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, defended back to the bowler

0.6

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, darts it in at off stump, tries to turn to the leg side but gets a leading edge out to the off side

Ryan Harris, returning from injury, to bowl now

End of over 1 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 4/0
RJ Quiney    4* (6b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-4-0
MS Wade    0* (0b)     

1.1

Harris to Wade, 1 run, full outside off, drives at it but edges through the vacant third slip area

1.2

Harris to Quiney, no run, length on off, pushed to point

1.3

Harris to Quiney, no run, back of a length outside off, tries to cut at it but beaten for pace and bounce

1.4

Harris to Quiney, FOUR, full on off, drives beautifully with the full face of the bat, great shot

1.5

Harris to Quiney, 1 run, better from Harris, length on middle, squares him up and produces an edge through gully

1.6

Harris to Wade, 1 run, back of a length on off, guides it to gully

End of over 2 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 11/0
MS Wade    2* (2b)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-0
RJ Quiney    9* (10b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-4-0

2.1

Hauritz to Wade, 3 runs, short on off, cut to point where Lynn drops it diving forward and to his right, would have backed him to take that

2.2

Hauritz to Quiney, 1 run, nudges it to mid wicket from outside off

2.3

Hauritz to Wade, OUT, short on off, perhaps just sits up a bit and he mistimes the cut to cover. Soft dismissal from what was really an ordinary delivery

MS Wade c Forrest b Hauritz 5 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

2.4

Hauritz to Bailey, no run, looped up, waits on it and flicks to mid wicket

2.5

Hauritz to Bailey, no run, fullish and slightly quicker outside off, tries to guide it but can't connect

2.6

Hauritz to Bailey, no run, short and turning back into the right hander, waits on it and guides it into the ground and to Hayden at first slip

End of over 3 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 15/1
GJ Bailey    0* (3b)      NM Hauritz    2-0-8-1
RJ Quiney    10* (11b 2x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-0

3.1

Harris to Quiney, FOUR, oh what a good shot. Fullish on middle, drives firmly over mid on, not an easy shot to play, but he did it effortlessly

3.2

Harris to Quiney, 1 run, full outside off, edgy as he drives down to third man

3.3

Harris to Bailey, no run, full and nipping back in, defends from the crease out to point

3.4

Harris to Bailey, FOUR, slightly overpitched on middle, drives straight through the line back over mid on

They are backing this pitch to play truly, just swinging through the line of the ball

3.5

Harris to Bailey, FOUR, length outside off, front foot cut shot through cover, well timed

3.6

Harris to Bailey, 1 run, driven to mid off

End of over 4 (14 runs) Melbourne Stars 29/1
GJ Bailey    9* (7b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-21-0
RJ Quiney    15* (13b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-8-1

4.1

Hauritz to Bailey, 1 run, drives wide of mid wicket down to long on

4.2

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, pushed to point

4.3

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, cut to short third man

4.4

Hauritz to Quiney, no run, length on off, cramps him for room and defended back to the bowler

4.5

Hauritz to Quiney, 1 run, pushed to mid off to rotate the strike

4.6

Hauritz to Bailey, OUT, full and straight on off, gets down for the sweep but doesn't connect, umpire doesn't have much choice as it was going on to hit the top of middle

GJ Bailey lbw b Hauritz 10 (9m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Another big wicket from Hauritz. Opening the bowling with him is proving to be a masterstroke from stand-in captain Peter Forrest.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Melbourne Stars 31/2
     NM Hauritz    3-0-10-2
RJ Quiney    16* (17b 3x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-21-0

5.1

Christian to Quiney, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

5.2

Christian to Hussey, 1 leg bye, length on middle, angling down the leg side, half shout for LBW but not even close

5.3

Christian to Quiney, FOUR, back of a length outside off, jumps all over it as he rocks back and crunches it through the off side

5.4

Christian to Quiney, no run, great comeback, fullish on off, nips away a bit and beats the edge as he tries to drive

Big crowd building, somewhere around 20,000 I'd guess

5.5

Christian to Quiney, SIX, slightly overpitched on off, just hard through the line and clears the rope

5.6

Christian to Quiney, 1 run, length on leg, flicked to short fine leg for a sharp single

End of over 6 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 44/2
RJ Quiney    28* (22b 4x4 1x6)      DT Christian    1-0-12-0
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      NM Hauritz    3-0-10-2

6.1

McDermott to Quiney, 1 run, full on off, inside edges the drive out to mid wicket

6.2

McDermott to Hussey, 1 run, length on off, guided down to third man

6.3

McDermott to Quiney, 2 runs, short on off, rocks back and pulls through mid wicket

6.4

McDermott to Quiney, SIX, back of a length on middle, Quiney sees it like a beach ball and pulls over deep square leg, huge hit almost into the top tier

They've measured that six at 96 metres, one of the biggest in the tournament

6.5

McDermott to Quiney, 1 run, length on leg, flicked to square leg, they think about two, but decide against it

6.6

McDermott to Hussey, no run, bouncer, lucky not to be called a wide

End of over 7 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 55/2
DJ Hussey    1* (3b)      AC McDermott    1-0-11-0
RJ Quiney    38* (26b 4x4 2x6)      DT Christian    1-0-12-0

7.1

Christian to Quiney, no run, slower ball, driven to backward point

7.2

Christian to Quiney, 2 runs, that almost brings rain down with it, just back of a length again and he rocks back and actually times it will, but straight up in the air, somehow lands safely behind square on the leg side

7.3

Christian to Quiney, 1 run, guided through backward point

7.4

Christian to Hussey, 1 run, short outside off, guided to third man

7.5

Christian to Quiney, FOUR, short on middle, rocks back and pulls out to mid wicket

7.6

Christian to Quiney, 1 run, drives to long off

End of over 8 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 64/2
RJ Quiney    46* (31b 5x4 2x6)      DT Christian    2-0-21-0
DJ Hussey    2* (4b)      AC McDermott    1-0-11-0

8.1

McDermott to Quiney, no run, bit of extra bounce as he tries to cut outside off, can't connect on that one

8.2

McDermott to Quiney, no run, back of a length on off, worked to mid wicket

8.3

McDermott to Quiney, 1 run, advances down the wicket and swings hard, inside edge to short fine leg

8.4

McDermott to Hussey, no run, backs away and ducks under the short ball

8.5

McDermott to Hussey, 2 runs, yorker on leg, digs it out to long on, well run by Quiney

8.6

McDermott to Hussey, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on

End of over 9 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 68/2
DJ Hussey    5* (7b)      AC McDermott    2-0-15-0
RJ Quiney    47* (34b 5x4 2x6)      DT Christian    2-0-21-0

9.1

Buchanan to Hussey, no run, great nut on off stump, beats the edge

9.2

Buchanan to Hussey, FOUR, short outside off, cross bats it through mid on

9.3

Buchanan to Hussey, FOUR, full and in the slot, frees his arms and goes over mid on, one bounce four

9.4

Buchanan to Hussey, no run, slower ball bouncer, can't connect on the cut shot

9.5

Buchanan to Hussey, 2 runs, driven through point

9.6

Buchanan to Hussey, SIX, advances and backs away, freeing his arms and swinging it high over long off, great hit

End of over 10 (16 runs) Melbourne Stars 84/2
DJ Hussey    21* (13b 2x4 1x6)      ND Buchanan    1-0-16-0
RJ Quiney    47* (34b 5x4 2x6)      AC McDermott    2-0-15-0

10.1

McDermott to Quiney, 3 runs, full outside off, swings hard on the drive and gets a big outside edge down to third man which brings up Quiney's 50, well played

10.2

McDermott to Hussey, no run, short on off, tries to go over the slips but can't connect

10.3

McDermott to Hussey, 2 runs, full outside off, chips it over cover into the gap, well placed

10.4

McDermott to Hussey, 2 runs, yorker driven straight down the ground, long on fields

10.5

McDermott to Hussey, no run, length on off, drives in the air and just short of cover where Hauritz fields and flicks it from side on at the bowler's end and hits the stumps, they go to the third umpire but he's just back

10.6

McDermott to Hussey, 2 runs, driven through off side and they run well for two

End of over 11 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 93/2
DJ Hussey    27* (18b 2x4 1x6)      AC McDermott    3-0-24-0
RJ Quiney    50* (35b 5x4 2x6)      ND Buchanan    1-0-16-0

11.1

Neser to Quiney, 1 run, full on off, driven to long on

11.2

Neser to Hussey, no run, full outside off, he backs away and he can't reach it on the cut

11.3

Neser to Hussey, 2 runs, full outside off, slices it over point

11.4

Neser to Hussey, no run, slower ball bouncer beats him on the pull shot

11.5

Neser to Hussey, 1 run, yorker dug out to cover

11.6

Neser to Quiney, 2 runs, full on off, drives through the line and high again, somehow falls short of long on and long off

End of over 12 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 99/2
RJ Quiney    53* (37b 5x4 2x6)      MG Neser    1-0-6-0
DJ Hussey    30* (22b 2x4 1x6)      AC McDermott    3-0-24-0

12.1

Christian to Hussey, 1 run, guided down to third man

12.2

Christian to Quiney, SIX, right in the slot on off, swings hard over long on and almost gets it into the second tier, he's seeing them like beach balls!

12.3

Christian to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball guided to short third man, they look for two but Quiney slips and Christian falls on top of him to stop the second

12.4

Christian to Hussey, no run, full outside off, he backs away and once again can't reach it

12.5

Christian to Hussey, 2 runs, full toss outside off, drives firmly through point

12.6

Christian to Hussey, 1 run, bouncer, goes to duck but then changes his mind and guides it down to third man

End of over 13 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 110/2
DJ Hussey    34* (26b 2x4 1x6)      DT Christian    3-0-32-0
RJ Quiney    60* (39b 5x4 3x6)      MG Neser    1-0-6-0

13.1

Neser to Hussey, FOUR, short on off, swats it back down the ground, very nearly killing Quiney in the process

13.2

Neser to Hussey, 1 run, driven to mid wicket

13.3

Neser to Quiney, 1 wide, short down leg

13.3

Neser to Quiney, 1 run, yorker, dug out to the leg side

13.4

Neser to Hussey, 1 run, short and pulled to mid wicket

13.5

Neser to Quiney, SIX, just overpitched on off, drives through the line again and it flies over long on, another great hit

13.6

Neser to Quiney, SIX, short on leg, sees this early and smashes the hook shot over deep backward square leg, sweet strike

End of over 14 (20 runs) Melbourne Stars 130/2
RJ Quiney    73* (42b 5x4 5x6)      MG Neser    2-0-26-0
DJ Hussey    40* (29b 3x4 1x6)      DT Christian    3-0-32-0

14.1

Christian to Hussey, 1 run, nice shorter one guided down to third man

That's the 100 partnership in just 55 balls. Well played

14.2

Christian to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball guided to short third man

14.3

Christian to Hussey, FOUR, short outside off, cut in the air over backward point, pierces the gap between third man and deep cover

14.4

Christian to Hussey, OUT, full on off, slices the drive out to deep point where Buchanan fumbles the catch but takes it on the second grab

DJ Hussey c Buchanan b Christian 45 (45m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 140.62

14.5

Christian to Quiney, 2 runs, full on leg, worked out to deep mid wicket

14.6

Christian to Quiney, 2 runs, worked with soft hands to the leg side, well placed and well run

End of over 15 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 140/3
RJ Quiney    78* (45b 5x4 5x6)      DT Christian    4-0-42-1
CL White    0* (0b)      MG Neser    2-0-26-0

15.1

McDermott to White, 1 run, works to the off side

15.2

McDermott to Quiney, 1 run, backs away and the bouncer chases him, hooks to mid wicket

Don't think Quiney needs to move around the crease, he's doing so well just standing and delivering

15.3

McDermott to White, no run, short on off, nips back and he lets it hit his gloves and down to the ground

15.4

McDermott to White, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

15.5

McDermott to Quiney, 2 runs, yorker gets punched over mid wicket

15.6

McDermott to Quiney, no run, great bouncer, can't connect on the pull shot

Well what an impressive spell from young McDermott. He's going places this kid. Has good pace and knows how to mix up his deliveries

End of over 16 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 145/3
RJ Quiney    81* (48b 5x4 5x6)      AC McDermott    4-0-29-0
CL White    2* (3b)      DT Christian    4-0-42-1

16.1

Hauritz to White, OUT, steps across to the off side and tries to slog sweep, misses and it bowls him

CL White b Hauritz 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.2

Hauritz to Voges, 1 run, punched to long on

16.3

Hauritz to Quiney, 2 runs, yorker dug out to long on, again well run

16.4

Hauritz to Quiney, 2 wides, strays well down leg and the keeper can't handle it

16.4

Hauritz to Voges, 1 run, cut to deep point

16.5

Hauritz to Quiney, 1 run, cuts to short third man

16.6

Hauritz to Voges, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

Brilliantly bowled by Hauritz, three key wickets and has been very economical too

End of over 17 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 153/4
AC Voges    3* (3b)      NM Hauritz    4-0-18-3
RJ Quiney    84* (50b 5x4 5x6)      AC McDermott    4-0-29-0

17.1

Harris to Voges, 2 runs, low full toss driven back down the ground

17.2

Harris to Voges, 1 run, driven to long off

17.3

Harris to Quiney, no run, full and tries to go deep, but inside edges into his pads

17.4

Harris to Quiney, 1 run, yorker dug out to mid wicket

17.5

Harris to Voges, 1 run, guided to point

17.6

Harris to Quiney, 1 run, dug out to deep mid wicket

End of over 18 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 159/4
RJ Quiney    86* (53b 5x4 5x6)      RJ Harris    3-0-27-0
AC Voges    7* (6b)      NM Hauritz    4-0-18-3

18.1

Neser to Quiney, SIX, full toss on middle, swings it hard over deep mid wicket, great shot

18.2

Neser to Quiney, no run, full and off his pad down leg

18.3

Neser to Quiney, 1 run, yorker dug out to mid wicket

18.4

Neser to Voges, FOUR, full on middle, pulls it across the line just wide of Forrest at mid wicket and all the way to the rope

18.5

Neser to Voges, no run, oh, great attemp at a catch. Full and it's smashed back at the bowler, it nearly sticks and then he almost gets a runout, but can't get to the ball

18.6

Neser to Voges, 2 runs, full and driven to long on

End of over 19 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 172/4
AC Voges    13* (9b 1x4)      MG Neser    3-0-39-0
RJ Quiney    93* (56b 5x4 6x6)      RJ Harris    3-0-27-0

19.1

Harris to Quiney, 1 run, OUT, full and driven to long on, comes into field sharply, Voges can't quite get back in time

AC Voges run out 13 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

19.2

Harris to Quiney, 2 runs, full and goes in the air to long on

19.3

Harris to Quiney, 1 run, full toss driven to long off

Surely Wright will just get Quiney back on strike

19.4

Harris to Wright, 1 leg bye, steps to the off side for the ramp shot but it hits his pads and is fielded by the keeper

19.5

Harris to Quiney, OUT, full toss on off, swings hard at it but can't clear Christian at long off. Great knock by Quiney

RJ Quiney c Christian b Harris 97 (86m 60b 5x4 6x6) SR: 161.66

19.6

Harris to Wright, OUT, short and he can't connect on the pull shot, they run anyway and McCullum runs him out

JP Faulkner run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

177 looks a formiddable total, a lot will rely on the openers for the Heat. We'll be back for the run chase shortly
Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 177/6
LJ Wright    0* (2b)      RJ Harris    4-0-31-1
     MG Neser    3-0-39-0
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Dec 20, 2011

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