Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars

Sydney Sixers won by 2 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars. News is that the Sixers have won the toss and are batting

0.1

Faulkner to Lumb, 1 wide, wide down the leg side to begin the innings. Good keeping by Wade to save a boundary there

0.1

Faulkner to Lumb, 1 run, outside the off stump and short in length. Lumb allows the ball to come to the bat and then guides it to third-man for a single

0.2

Faulkner to Bravo, no run, pitching on the middle stump and shaping away. Bravo shoulders arms

0.3

Faulkner to Bravo, 1 run, drifts onto the pads as Bravo glances it to short fine-leg and sets off for a quick single

0.4

Faulkner to Lumb, no run, full ball outside the off stump. Lumb leans forward and square drives. He can't pierce the gap, as he drives straight to the fielder at point

0.5

Faulkner to Lumb, no run, slower ball outside the off stump. Lumb is early into the drive and is, beaten

0.6

Faulkner to Lumb, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Lumb comes forward and square-drives it to point

Simpson the new bowler

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sydney Sixers 3/0
MJ Lumb    1* (4b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-3-0
DJ Bravo    1* (2b)     

1.1

Simpson to Bravo, 1 run, on the pads. Bravo turns it to deep midwicket for a single

1.2

Simpson to Lumb, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump. Lumb has all the time in the world to get as much power into the cut shot as he wants. The ball races away to the point boundary

1.3

Simpson to Lumb, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

Warne offers some advice to Simpson

1.4

Simpson to Lumb, FOUR, tossed up on the leg stump. Lumb skips down the track and lofts it over mid-on for a boundary

1.5

Simpson to Lumb, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

1.6

Simpson to Lumb, 2 runs, outside the off stump and turning away from Lumb as he is coming down the track. The ball bobs up and lands safely between the cover fielder running back and the long-off fielder

End of over 2 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 14/0
MJ Lumb    11* (9b 2x4)      CP Simpson    1-0-11-0
DJ Bravo    2* (3b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-3-0

2.1

Faulkner to Bravo, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Bravo murders with a superb pull shot to deep midwicket boundary

2.2

Faulkner to Bravo, no run

2.3

Faulkner to Bravo, FOUR, fuller and slower ball outside the off stump. Bravo spots it and lofts it over Hussey at mid-off. For a moment, it seemed as if he had mistimed it but it was a clean hit

2.4

Faulkner to Bravo, no run, short ball on the leg stump and Bravo ducks under it

2.5

Faulkner to Bravo, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Bravo gets the pull going again. This time he rolls his wrists as he intends to get it to the square-leg boundary. Superb shot that

2.6

Faulkner to Bravo, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

McKay replaces Simpson

End of over 3 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 26/0
DJ Bravo    14* (9b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-15-0
MJ Lumb    11* (9b 2x4)      CP Simpson    1-0-11-0

3.1

McKay to Lumb, SIX, Lumb seems to have come out with a single point plan today. Fuller ball outside the off stump. Lumb lofts it mightily, over the long-on fence for the first six of the day

3.2

McKay to Lumb, 1 run

3.3

McKay to Bravo, 1 run, on the leg stump. Bravo turns it round the corner to short fine-leg for a single

3.4

McKay to Lumb, no run, on the leg stump. Lumb looks to play it with soft hands and misses. He is struck on the pads

3.5

McKay to Lumb, OUT, slower ball does the trick! McKay bowls one outside the off stump. Lumb is foxed and doesn't have the time to get out of the square drive he wants to play. The ball lands safely in the hands of Quiney at point. Another start thrown away by Lumb

MJ Lumb c Quiney b McKay 18 (14m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

3.6

McKay to Maddinson, no run, outside the off stump and moving away. Maddinson looks to guide it to third-man and is beaten

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 34/1
NJ Maddinson    0* (1b)      CJ McKay    1-0-8-1
DJ Bravo    15* (10b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-15-0

4.1

Simpson to Bravo, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

4.1

Simpson to Bravo, 1 run, on the leg stump. Bravo glances it to short fine-leg for a single

4.2

Simpson to Maddinson, no run, fuller ball speared onto the pads. MAddinson drives it back to the bowler

4.3

Simpson to Maddinson, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

4.4

Simpson to Maddinson, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Maddinson looks to sweep and gets a top edge to fine-leg for a couple

4.5

Simpson to Maddinson, no run, makes room and square-drives a ball outside the off stump to point

4.6

Simpson to Maddinson, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Maddinson moves across and flicks the ball to mid-on for a single

End of over 5 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 39/1
NJ Maddinson    3* (6b)      CP Simpson    2-0-16-0
DJ Bravo    16* (11b 3x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-8-1

5.1

McKay to Maddinson, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Maddinson moves across and stands tall as he cuts it to deep backward point for a single

5.2

McKay to Bravo, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Bravo plays it down with soft hands and runs across for a single

5.3

McKay to Maddinson, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Maddinson comes down the track and slaps it past mid-on for a boundary

5.4

McKay to Maddinson, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Maddinson is shuffling across in an attempt to turn it away but doesn't get enough bat on it

5.5

McKay to Maddinson, SIX, short ball on the middle and leg line. MAddinson makes some room and unfurls a superb pull shot over deep midwicket for a superb six

5.6

McKay to Maddinson, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Maddinson plays it with soft hands to midwicket and the quick legs of Bravo allow them to take a couple

So the moment SCG was waiting for, Warne bowling now

End of over 6 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 53/1
NJ Maddinson    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-22-1
DJ Bravo    17* (12b 3x4)      CP Simpson    2-0-16-0

6.1

Warne to Bravo, SIX, and he is welcomed with a pulled six

6.1

Warne to Bravo, SIX, and he is welcomed with a pulled six

6.2

Warne to Bravo, 1 run

6.3

Warne to Maddinson, no run

6.4

Warne to Maddinson, 1 run

6.5

Warne to Bravo, no run

6.6

Warne to Bravo, no run

Hussey the new bowler

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 61/1
DJ Bravo    24* (16b 3x4 1x6)      SK Warne    1-0-8-0
NJ Maddinson    17* (13b 1x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-22-1

7.1

Hussey to Maddinson, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Maddinson looks to sweep from outside the off stump and is struck on the pads

7.2

Hussey to Maddinson, 1 run, turns it behind square for a single

7.3

Hussey to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off stump. Bravo steers it to short third-man for a single

7.4

Hussey to Maddinson, SIX, Maddinson has taken a liking for the deep midwicket fence. He comes down the track and lofts it there for his second six

7.5

Hussey to Maddinson, OUT, he goes for his favorite sweep and is struck on the back leg in line with the middle stump. He loves the shot but doesn't seem to have got the control on it. Another promising innings nipped in the bud

NJ Maddinson lbw b Hussey 24 (14m 17b 1x4 2x6) SR: 141.17

7.6

Hussey to Smith, no run, comes forward and flicks it to deep midwicket

Warne has just called Bravo as Johny Bravo

End of over 8 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 69/2
SPD Smith    0* (1b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-8-1
DJ Bravo    25* (17b 3x4 1x6)      SK Warne    1-0-8-0

8.1

Warne to Bravo, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

Warne reckons Smith likes the big sweep

8.2

Warne to Smith, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

8.3

Warne to Smith, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Smith turns it to fine-leg for a single

Warne thinks Johny Bravo might attack him. So he wants to push him back

8.4

Warne to Bravo, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket off the backfoot for a single

8.5

Warne to Smith, no run, short and wide outside the off stump. Smith drives it to cover

Warne says he will slide one, faster

8.6

Warne to Smith, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 73/2
SPD Smith    2* (5b)      SK Warne    2-0-12-0
DJ Bravo    27* (19b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Hussey    1-0-8-1

9.1

Hussey to Smith, 1 run

9.2

Hussey to Bravo, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Bravo pushes it to midwicket

9.3

Hussey to Smith, no run

9.4

Hussey to Smith, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off stump. Smith comes down the track and slices it to deep point for a couple

9.5

Hussey to Smith, 1 run, on the leg stump. Smith turns it to deep square-leg for a single

9.6

Hussey to Bravo, 1 run, on the leg stump. Bravo flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 79/2
DJ Bravo    29* (21b 3x4 1x6)      DJ Hussey    2-0-14-1
SPD Smith    6* (9b)      SK Warne    2-0-12-0

10.1

Warne to Bravo, no run, rips a leg break past the slog shot of Bravo

10.2

Warne to Bravo, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bravo comes down the track and looks to loft it away. Bravo gets an outside edge to short third-man. It just falls short of the fielder

10.3

Warne to Bravo, 1 run, short outside off. Bravo drives it to sweeper cover for a single

10.4

Warne to Smith, 1 run, square-drives it to deep point for a single

10.5

Warne to Bravo, no run, slogs and misses

10.6

Warne to Bravo, SIX, Bravo has had enough of the cat and mouse. HE decides to wait for the ball and goes inside out over extra-cover for a six

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 87/2
DJ Bravo    36* (26b 3x4 2x6)      SK Warne    3-0-20-0
SPD Smith    7* (10b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-14-1

11.1

Simpson to Smith, OUT, on the leg stump and Smith is looking for the sweep shot. He is struck on the pads and is given out. Smith is disappointed

SPD Smith lbw b Simpson 7 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

11.2

Simpson to Henriques, 1 run

11.3

Simpson to Bravo, 2 runs

11.4

Simpson to Bravo, no run

11.5

Simpson to Bravo, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bravo waits for the ball and late-cuts it to third-man fence for a boundary

11.6

Simpson to Bravo, 1 run, flicks it to midwicket for a single

End of over 12 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 95/3
DJ Bravo    43* (30b 4x4 2x6)      CP Simpson    3-0-24-1
MC Henriques    1* (1b)      SK Warne    3-0-20-0

12.1

Faulkner to Bravo, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bravo looks to deposit it over long-on and is beaten

12.1

Faulkner to Bravo, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bravo looks to deposit it over long-on and is beaten

12.2

Faulkner to Bravo, 1 leg bye, fuller ball on the middle stump. Bravo looks to flick and gets a leading edge to cover for a single

12.3

Faulkner to Henriques, no run, short and slower outside the off stump. Henriques is beaten by the slowness of the ball

12.4

Faulkner to Henriques, OUT, fuller ball on the middle stump. Henriques chips it straight into the hands of Wright at mid-on

MC Henriques c Wright b Faulkner 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

12.5

Faulkner to Rohrer, 2 runs, flicks to deep square-leg for a couple

12.6

Faulkner to Rohrer, 2 runs, short ball on the off stump. Rohrer pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 13 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 101/4
BJ Rohrer    4* (2b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-20-1
DJ Bravo    44* (32b 4x4 2x6)      CP Simpson    3-0-24-1

13.1

Hussey to Bravo, no run

13.2

Hussey to Bravo, 1 run, flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

13.3

Hussey to Rohrer, 1 run, drives it sweeper cover for a single

13.4

Hussey to Bravo, no run

13.5

Hussey to Bravo, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

13.6

Hussey to Rohrer, 1 run, turns it behind square for a single

Warne says he has never seen Rohrer bat

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 105/4
BJ Rohrer    6* (4b)      DJ Hussey    3-0-18-1
DJ Bravo    46* (36b 4x4 2x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-20-1

14.1

Warne to Rohrer, no run, looks to flixk it and gets a leading edge to cover

Commentators say Rohrer doesn't sweep and Warne says he might just get him to sweep one

14.2

Warne to Rohrer, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to mid-on for a single

14.3

Warne to Bravo, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. Bravo lofts it to long-on for a six and gets to his half-century

14.4

Warne to Bravo, no run, this time he rips a leg break and Bravo misses the slog sweep. Need some more luck says Warne to Bravo

14.5

Warne to Bravo, OUT, Warne has his man as Bravo goes for the inside out stroke over cover. He doesn't get enough bat on it as he holes out to long-off. Warne is happy

DJ Bravo c Faulkner b Warne 51 (52m 39b 4x4 3x6) SR: 130.76

14.6

Warne to Nevill, no run

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 112/5
PM Nevill    0* (1b)      SK Warne    4-0-27-1
BJ Rohrer    7* (6b)      DJ Hussey    3-0-18-1

15.1

Hussey to Rohrer, 2 runs

15.2

Hussey to Rohrer, 1 run

15.3

Hussey to Nevill, 1 run

15.4

Hussey to Rohrer, 2 runs

15.5

Hussey to Rohrer, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg and gets a single

15.6

Hussey to Nevill, OUT, soft dismissal as Nevill drives it back into the hands of Hussey, who takes it without any fuss and hands the ball back to the umpire

PM Nevill c & b Hussey 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Wright comes on to have a bowl

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 119/6
     DJ Hussey    4-0-25-2
BJ Rohrer    13* (10b)      SK Warne    4-0-27-1

16.1

Wright to Rohrer, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Rohrer guides the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary

16.2

Wright to Rohrer, 1 run, fuler on the leg stump. Rohrer turns it to square-leg for a single

16.3

Wright to Thornely, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Thornely slices it to third-man for a couple

16.4

Wright to Thornely, 1 run, pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

16.5

Wright to Rohrer, 2 runs, short ball on the leg stump. Rohrer pulls it to deep square-leg. Simpson waits for the ball to come to him and allows an extra run

16.6

Wright to Rohrer, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Rohrer turns it behind square for a couple

McKay comes back into the attack now

End of over 17 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 131/6
BJ Rohrer    22* (14b 1x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-12-0
DJ Thornely    3* (2b)      DJ Hussey    4-0-25-2

17.1

McKay to Thornely, 1 run, short ball intot he rib cage. Thornely makes room and plays it down to backward point for a single

17.2

McKay to Rohrer, 2 runs, fuller and wider outside the off stump. Rohrer slices it over the backward point fielder to deep point for a couple

17.3

McKay to Rohrer, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

17.4

McKay to Thornely, no run, on the leg stump. Thornely moves across and looks to glance it. There seemed to be some noise as it passed the bat. Surprisingly there is only a half-appeal for that

17.5

McKay to Thornely, 2 runs, short ball on the off stump. Thornely upper cuts it to third-man for a couple

17.6

McKay to Thornely, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Thornely makes room and pushes it to point for a single

The replays suggest that Thornely got away with the inside edge on the fourth ball. Can he make anything out of that slice of luck?

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 138/6
DJ Thornely    7* (6b)      CJ McKay    3-0-29-1
BJ Rohrer    25* (16b 1x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-12-0

18.1

Faulkner to Thornely, SIX, yes he can! He lofts a fuller ball over long-on for a six

18.2

Faulkner to Thornely, FOUR, fuller ball on the middle stump. Thornely moves across and slog flicks it to deep midwicket for a boundary

18.3

Faulkner to Thornely, 2 runs

18.4

Faulkner to Thornely, SIX, fuller ball on the leg stump. Thornely makes room and lets go of the slog over deep midwicket. 18 off the over now

18.5

Faulkner to Thornely, 2 runs, drives a full-toss to long-off for a couple

18.6

Faulkner to Thornely, 2 runs, fuller ball on the middle stump. Thornely drives it to long-off for a couple. 22 off this over. Thornely is making them pay for not appealing hard

End of over 19 (22 runs) Sydney Sixers 160/6
DJ Thornely    29* (12b 1x4 2x6)      JP Faulkner    4-0-41-1
BJ Rohrer    25* (16b 1x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-29-1

19.1

McKay to Rohrer, FOUR, on the off stump. Rohrer moves across and deflects the ball to fine-leg

19.2

McKay to Rohrer, no run, full-toss outside the off stump. Rohrer looks to repeat the stroke and is beaten

19.3

McKay to Rohrer, OUT, full-toss on the off stump. Rohrer stays put in the crease and lofts it straight into the hands of Hussey at long-on

BJ Rohrer c Hussey b McKay 29 (27m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 152.63

19.4

McKay to Thornely, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Thornely looks to pull and is beaten. Lee coaxes him to take the single. Thornely can't beat the throw from Wade to McKay

DJ Thornely run out 29 (18m 13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 223.07

19.5

McKay to Lee, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Lee looks to push it to the off side and gets an inside edge to square-leg for a single

19.6

McKay to Starc, 1 run, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Starc slices it to deep point and the erratic throw from the deep point fielder nearly allowed them to take a couple. Wade throws down the stumps at the bowlers end to effect a run-out

B Lee run out 1 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

It looked like Sixers would finish with an under-par total but the partnership between Thornely and Rohrer gives the bowlers, something to bowl at. They built on the start given by Bravo. Join us in fifteen minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 166/8
MA Starc    1* (1b)      CJ McKay    4-0-35-2
     JP Faulkner    4-0-41-1
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Dec 27, 2011

Shane Warne and David Hussey celebrate Dwayne Bravo's wicket, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, BBL 2011-12, Sydney, December 27, 2011

Shane Warne and David Hussey celebrate Dwayne Bravo's wicket

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Dec 27, 2011

Brett Lee bowled the thrilling last over in Sydney Sixers' win, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, BBL 2011-12, Sydney, December 27, 2011

Brett Lee bowled the thrilling last over in Sydney Sixers' win

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