Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars at Brisbane, Dec 20, 2011
Melbourne Stars won by 8 runs
20 December 2011 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Faulkner to McCullum, no run, big effort ball, length on off, defended to point

0.2

Faulkner to McCullum, no run, length on off, pushed to point

0.3

Faulkner to McCullum, SIX, fullish outside off, frees the arms and smashes it over long on

0.4

Faulkner to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball defended to gully

0.5

Faulkner to Hayden, no run, bouncer, he ducks under it easily

0.6

Faulkner to Hayden, 1 run, walks down the wicket and swings it across the line to mid on

End of over 1 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 8/0 (170 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.94)

    • ML Hayden 1 (2b)
    • BB McCullum 7 (4b 1x6)
    • JP Faulkner 1-0-8-0
1.1

Dernbach to Hayden, 1 wide, strays down leg

1.1

Dernbach to Hayden, FOUR, short on leg, pull shot behind square, nicely played

1.2

Dernbach to Hayden, FOUR, full toss outside off, drives hard through cover, nicely timed

1.3

Dernbach to Hayden, 3 runs, full outside off, Hayden runs hard as he punches it over cover, well run and well played

1.4

Dernbach to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball on off, guided to point

1.5

Dernbach to Hayden, FOUR, short slower ball outside off, just guides it backward of square on the off side, brilliantly timed

1.6

Dernbach to Hayden, FOUR, walks down the wicket and thumps it straight back down the ground, almost killing the umpire in the process, great batting from Hayden

End of over 2 (21 runs) Brisbane Heat 29/0 (149 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 14.50, RRR: 8.27)

    • ML Hayden 20 (7b 4x4)
    • BB McCullum 8 (5b 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-21-0
    • JP Faulkner 1-0-8-0
2.1

Faulkner to McCullum, 1 wide, short and wide of off, correctly called wide

2.1

Faulkner to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball worked to square leg

2.2

Faulkner to Hayden, 1 run, guided down to third man

2.3

Faulkner to McCullum, FOUR, short and pulled to backward square leg, brilliant batting from the Heat

2.4

Faulkner to McCullum, 1 run, full outside off, drives and gets a big outside edge high down to third man, Dernbach drops an absolute sitter and the crowd let him know about it

2.5

Faulkner to Hayden, 1 run, slower ball hit back at the bowler, he drops a very tough chance diving to his right

2.6

Faulkner to McCullum, no run, cut to cover

End of over 3 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 38/0 (140 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 12.66, RRR: 8.23)

    • BB McCullum 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 22 (9b 4x4)
    • JP Faulkner 2-0-17-0
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-21-0
3.1

McKay to Hayden, 1 wide, full and wide of off, the third over in a row that has started with a wide

3.1

McKay to Hayden, OUT, full and smashed straight at mid off, just a bit too wide to be playing that shot

ML Hayden c Wright b McKay 22 (14m 10b 4x4 0x6) SR: 220.00

3.2

McKay to Lynn, no run, full and forward defensive

3.3

McKay to Lynn, 1 run, short on off, defends to backward point

3.4

McKay to McCullum, no run, shortish on off, through the shot too soon and it ends up at mid off

3.5

McKay to McCullum, FOUR, wide and cut hard through point

3.6

McKay to McCullum, no run, short and wide of off again, this time he finds point

End of over 4 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 44/1 (134 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 11.00, RRR: 8.37)

    • BB McCullum 18 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • CA Lynn 1 (2b)
    • CJ McKay 1-0-6-1
    • JP Faulkner 2-0-17-0
4.1

Dernbach to Lynn, no run

4.2

Dernbach to Lynn, 1 run

4.3

Dernbach to McCullum, 3 runs

4.4

Dernbach to Lynn, 2 runs

4.5

Dernbach to Lynn, FOUR, slower ball pulled to deep square leg

4.6

Dernbach to Lynn, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

End of over 5 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 55/1 (123 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 11.00, RRR: 8.20)

    • CA Lynn 9 (7b 1x4)
    • BB McCullum 21 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-32-0
    • CJ McKay 1-0-6-1
5.1

McKay to Lynn, FOUR

5.2

McKay to Lynn, OUT, short outside off, edges the cut shot through to the keeper

CA Lynn c †Wade b McKay 13 (8m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

5.3

McKay to Forrest, no run

5.4

McKay to Forrest, no run

5.5

McKay to Forrest, no run

5.6

McKay to Forrest, 1 run, guided to backward point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 60/2 (118 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 8.42)

    • PJ Forrest 1 (4b)
    • BB McCullum 21 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • CJ McKay 2-0-11-2
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-32-0
6.1

Wright to Forrest, 2 runs, worked through square leg

6.2

Wright to Forrest, 1 wide, bouncer called wide, perhaps harshly

6.2

Wright to Forrest, 1 run, pushed to mid on

6.3

Wright to McCullum, 2 runs, length on off, leading edge just wide of point, looks a bit two-paced this pitch

6.4

Wright to McCullum, 1 run, yorker dug out to long off

6.5

Wright to Forrest, 1 run, full and driven through cover

6.6

Wright to McCullum, 2 runs, full outside off, driven firmly straight to White at point who misfields poorly

The chant goes up, Waaaaarney, Waaaaaaarney. The legend that is Shane Warne on to bowl.

End of over 7 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 70/2 (108 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 8.30)

    • BB McCullum 26 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • PJ Forrest 5 (7b)
    • LJ Wright 1-0-10-0
    • CJ McKay 2-0-11-2
7.1

Warne to Forrest, 1 run, full and driven to long off

7.2

Warne to McCullum, no run, nicely flighted this time, respectfully defended to cover

7.3

Warne to McCullum, 1 run, sharp single as he pushes to point

THe keeper's got it right "well bowled S.K."

7.4

Warne to Forrest, no run, full and wide of off, left alone

7.5

Warne to Forrest, 2 runs, full and driven through cover, nicely placed in the gap in the deep

7.6

Warne to Forrest, no run, very nicely flighted, defended to point as it turns away

The way Warney looked there, he could easily still bowl in tests for Australia.

End of over 8 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 74/2 (104 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.25, RRR: 8.66)

    • PJ Forrest 8 (11b)
    • BB McCullum 27 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • SK Warne 1-0-4-0
    • LJ Wright 1-0-10-0
8.1

Wright to McCullum, FOUR, short on leg, pulled over short fine leg

8.2

Wright to McCullum, 1 run, full and driven to long off

8.3

Wright to Forrest, 1 run, punched down the ground

8.4

Wright to McCullum, 2 runs, walks down the wicket and whacks it over cover

8.5

Wright to McCullum, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

8.6

Wright to McCullum, 1 run, full and driven to cover

End of over 9 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 83/2 (95 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.22, RRR: 8.63)

    • BB McCullum 35 (23b 3x4 1x6)
    • PJ Forrest 9 (12b)
    • LJ Wright 2-0-19-0
    • SK Warne 1-0-4-0
9.1

Warne to McCullum, 1 run, dances down the wicket and gets a thick edge high to cover piont where it just lands safely

9.2

Warne to Forrest, 1 run, full and driven to long on firmly

9.3

Warne to McCullum, OUT, Warne called it on the Fox coverage before the delivery, "he might try to sweep me so I'll just slide one through". He's done just that as McCullum tried to sweep, bowled him around his legs

BB McCullum b Warne 36 (41m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 144.00

9.4

Warne to Christian, 1 run, flighted on leg, turning away, pushed to point

9.5

Warne to Forrest, 2 runs, drags this one down and he pulls it to mid wicket, Warne chases it down

9.6

Warne to Forrest, no run, flighted and it turns away, defended back to the bowler

End of over 10 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 88/3 (90 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.80, RRR: 9.00)

    • PJ Forrest 12 (15b)
    • DT Christian 1 (1b)
    • SK Warne 2-0-9-1
    • LJ Wright 2-0-19-0
10.1

Dernbach to Christian, 1 run, driven straight back down the ground

10.2

Dernbach to Forrest, OUT, length on off, tries to pull but gets a top edge to Warne at point, who sits under an easy catch

PJ Forrest c Warne b Dernbach 12 (22m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

10.3

Dernbach to Christian, 2 runs, full and driven through point

10.4

Dernbach to Christian, 1 run, short and pulled to deep mid wicket

10.5

Dernbach to Robinson, no run, defended to point

10.6

Dernbach to Robinson, no run, defended to cover

End of over 11 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 92/4 (86 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.36, RRR: 9.55)

    • AW Robinson 0 (2b)
    • DT Christian 5 (4b)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-36-1
    • SK Warne 2-0-9-1
11.1

Warne to Christian, 1 run, arm ball short outside off, cuts it into the ground to point

11.2

Warne to Robinson, 1 run, worked through md wicket, probably should have been two

11.3

Warne to Christian, SIX, flighted outside off, Warne says come and get it and he does, smashing it over long on

11.4

Warne to Christian, no run, lands it perfectly on off, turning away and defended to point

11.5

Warne to Christian, OUT, pitched on leg, worked to the leg side, never a run in it but Robinson set off, Wade fields and a direct hit at the bowler's end has him short, great fielding

AW Robinson run out 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

11.6

Warne to Christian, no run, quicker one slides through and very nearly gets through the gate, well defended to point

End of over 12 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 100/5 (78 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 9.75)

    • DT Christian 12 (9b 1x6)
    • MG Neser 0 (0b)
    • SK Warne 3-0-17-1
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-36-1
12.1

Faulkner to Neser, 1 run, full and driven straight back to the bowler who drops a very hot chance, can't blame him for that

12.2

Faulkner to Christian, SIX, short on leg, top edges the pull shot down to fine leg, way back into the crowd

12.3

Faulkner to Christian, OUT, length on off, bit of extra bounce, tries to go over long on but doesn't get enough of it and long on comes in to take an easy catch

DT Christian c Wright b Faulkner 18 (14m 11b 0x4 2x6) SR: 163.63

12.4

Faulkner to Neser, 1 run, slower ball worked to square leg

12.5

Faulkner to Buchanan, no run, bouncer, can't connect on the pull shot

12.6

Faulkner to Buchanan, 1 run, works it with soft hands to the leg side

End of over 13 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 109/6 (69 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 9.85)

    • ND Buchanan 1 (2b)
    • MG Neser 2 (2b)
    • JP Faulkner 3-0-26-1
    • SK Warne 3-0-17-1
13.1

Warne to Buchanan, no run, full and guided to first slip

13.2

Warne to Buchanan, no run, nicely flighted, gets forward to defend

Warne is just landing them perfectly, brilliant to see

13.3

Warne to Buchanan, 1 run, the slider stays low and is punched to long on

13.4

Warne to Neser, no run, flighted, advances down the wicket and gets an inside edge onto the pads

13.5

Warne to Neser, FOUR, gives this plenty of flight and he sweeps to deep square leg, McKay makes a shocking mistake to allow a boundary

13.6

Warne to Neser, no run, quicker one very nearly hits off stump, not sure how it didn't, the keeper can't take but short fine leg cleans up

Brilliant spell from S.K.Warne, 4 overs for 22 with the important wicket of McCullum

End of over 14 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 114/6 (64 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.14, RRR: 10.66)

    • MG Neser 6 (5b 1x4)
    • ND Buchanan 2 (5b)
    • SK Warne 4-0-22-1
    • JP Faulkner 3-0-26-1
14.1

McKay to Buchanan, OUT, short on leg, pulled to fine leg but he steps on his wicket as he gets pushed back into his crease

ND Buchanan hit wicket b McKay 2 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

14.2

McKay to Harris, 1 run, pulled to fine leg

14.3

McKay to Neser, 1 run, guided to third man

14.4

McKay to Harris, 1 run, short and helped on its way to fine leg

14.5

McKay to Neser, 1 run, slower ball guided to short third man

14.6

McKay to Harris, no run, short on leg, can't connect on the pull shot

Big crowd of 29,241 on hand to see this game tonight, Australian cricket is alive and well

End of over 15 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 118/7 (60 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.86, RRR: 12.00)

    • RJ Harris 2 (3b)
    • MG Neser 8 (7b 1x4)
    • CJ McKay 3-0-15-3
    • SK Warne 4-0-22-1
15.1

Wright to Neser, 1 run, full and driven to long off

15.2

Wright to Harris, 1 run, guided to short third man

15.3

Wright to Neser, 2 runs, full and swatted to long on, Harris runs very well for two

15.4

Wright to Neser, 2 runs, full and smashed to long on where Hussey fields, they come back for a risky two, Neser dives to make his ground at the keeper's end and it's a line ball call. The third umpire gives it not out, very close

15.5

Wright to Neser, 2 runs, driven through cover

15.6

Wright to Neser, FOUR, full on leg, flicked over short fine leg

End of over 16 (12 runs) Brisbane Heat 130/7 (48 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.12, RRR: 12.00)

    • MG Neser 19 (12b 2x4)
    • RJ Harris 3 (4b)
    • LJ Wright 3-0-31-0
    • CJ McKay 3-0-15-3
16.1

Faulkner to Harris, FOUR, short on leg, hook shot down to fine leg where Dernbach drops a sitter AGAIN and it goes to the boundary

16.2

Faulkner to Harris, 2 leg byes, short on leg, off the pad to the left of the keeper, who should have stopped it

16.3

Faulkner to Harris, no run, slower ball bouncer, can't connect on the pull shot

16.4

Faulkner to Harris, 2 runs, length on off, inside edge down to fine leg

16.5

Faulkner to Harris, FOUR, full slower ball on leg, Harris picks it and smashes it over mid wicket

16.6

Faulkner to Harris, 1 leg bye, off the pad out to square leg

End of over 17 (13 runs) Brisbane Heat 143/7 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.41, RRR: 11.66)

    • RJ Harris 13 (10b 2x4)
    • MG Neser 19 (12b 2x4)
    • JP Faulkner 4-0-36-1
    • LJ Wright 3-0-31-0
17.1

Dernbach to Harris, 2 runs, full toss on leg, pulled to mid wicket, didn't quite get all of it

17.2

Dernbach to Harris, 2 runs, short slower ball on leg, pulled through square leg, Ryan Harris running so hard for all these twos

17.3

Dernbach to Harris, 1 run, low full toss driven to long on

17.4

Dernbach to Neser, 1 run, full on off, thick outside edge down to third man

17.5

Dernbach to Harris, no run, good yorker outside off, beats the bat

17.6

Dernbach to Harris, 2 runs, full outside off, times the drive well out to deep cover

End of over 18 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 151/7 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 13.50)

    • RJ Harris 20 (15b 2x4)
    • MG Neser 20 (13b 2x4)
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-44-1
    • JP Faulkner 4-0-36-1
18.1

McKay to Neser, 1 run, full toss outside off, sliced down to third man

18.2

McKay to Harris, no run, full toss outside off, Harris tries to send it into orbit, but tries to hit it too hard and misses it altogether

18.3

McKay to Harris, (no ball) 1 run, full outside off, hits high on the splice and it's caught at cover, called no ball for the height

18.3

McKay to Neser, 1 run, full and driven to cover

18.4

McKay to Harris, 1 run, full toss on off, pulled out to deep mid wicket, Hussey playes it safe and doesn't go for the catch

18.5

McKay to Neser, 1 run, full toss on off, pulled out to deep mid wicket

18.6

McKay to Harris, 1 run, full and dug out to mid off

End of over 19 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 158/7 (20 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.31, RRR: 20.00)

    • RJ Harris 23 (19b 2x4)
    • MG Neser 23 (16b 2x4)
    • CJ McKay 4-0-22-3
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-44-1
19.1

Wright to Harris, 2 runs, full and swung away out to deep mid wicket, Voges drops a tough chance as he dives forward

19.2

Wright to Harris, 2 wides, full and wide of off, big error from Wright

19.2

Wright to Neser, 2 runs, smoked this one straight back at the bowler, Wright does well to get a hand on it and saves a boundary I'd say

19.3

Wright to Neser, 2 runs, low full toss driven to long off, Hussey misfields

19.4

Wright to Neser, no run, great yorker, can't do anything with that outside off, well bowled

19.5

Wright to Neser, 2 runs, full and hit straight to long on, no rush to get that back in

19.6

Wright to Neser, 1 run, full outside off, smashes this one out to deep mid wicket, Voges lets it bounce and flings it in

And that wraps up an exciting 8-run win for the Melbourne Stars over the Brisbane Heat. The Heat just left themselves with too much work to do late and despite a 55-run partnership between Harris and Neser at the end, they couldn't do enough to get over the line.

Clint McKay was brilliant with the ball with figures of 3/22 along with Shane Warne, who kept things tight in the middle overs when the game was on the line. Earlier, Nathan Hauritz bowled very well to take 3/18 off four overs, brilliant figures in a T20 match while Rob Quiney was named Man of the Match for his hard hitting 97 off just 60 balls.

Thanks for your company tonight. Please do join us again tomorrow night for Hobart v Sydney Sixers from 6.30pm EDT. From me Andrew Fuss, good night

End of over 20 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 169/7 (9 runs required)

    • MG Neser 30 (21b 2x4)
    • RJ Harris 25 (20b 2x4)
    • LJ Wright 4-0-42-0
    • CJ McKay 4-0-22-3
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