Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars

Sydney Sixers won by 2 runs

0.1

Lee to Quiney, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Quiney is in superb form, continuing from his assault on Heat as he lofts it over mid-on for a boundary

0.2

Lee to Quiney, no run, fuller ball on the pads. Quiney comes forward and flicks it to midwicket. The crowd go up in mock excitement

0.3

Lee to Quiney, no run, full-toss on the middle stump. Quiney comes forward and drives it to the cover fielder

0.4

Lee to Quiney, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump. Quiney pushes it to mid-off and sets off for a quick single

0.5

Lee to Wade, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Wade plays it down with soft hands to backward point for a single

0.6

Lee to Quiney, 1 leg bye, fuller ball on the pads. Quiney looks to flick it and is hit on the pads. He runs for a leg-bye

Thornely into the attack

End of over 1 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 7/0 (160 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.42)
RJ Quiney    5* (5b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-6-0
MS Wade    1* (1b)     

1.1

Thornely to Quiney, no run

1.2

Thornely to Quiney, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

1.3

Thornely to Quiney, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump. Quiney glances it fine past the short fine-leg for a boundary

1.4

Thornely to Quiney, no run, drives it to the cover fielder

1.5

Thornely to Quiney, 1 run, turns behind square for a single

1.6

Thornely to Wade, OUT, Wade continues to confound a lot of people with his form. He gets, what can be called as a tracker and he pulls it straight into the hands of Smith at midwicket

MS Wade c Smith b Thornely 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 2 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 12/1 (155 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.61)
     DJ Thornely    1-0-5-1
RJ Quiney    10* (10b 2x4)      B Lee    1-0-6-0

2.1

Lee to Quiney, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Quiney rocks back and cuts it to point

One commentator reckons Quiney looks like Lara in his shotmaking. Mark Waugh is a little more practical as he says "He looks like a hard-hitting Stephen Fleming'

2.2

Lee to Quiney, 1 leg bye, off the ribs to short fine-leg

2.3

Lee to Bailey, 1 run, pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

2.4

Lee to Quiney, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump. Quiney, who took a bit of flak from Lee off the previous ball he faced, whips it over square-leg for a boundary

2.5

Lee to Quiney, no run, comes forward and drives it to point

2.6

Lee to Quiney, OUT, short on the middle stump. Invitation enough for Quiney to go for the pull shot. Go, he does, but doesn't get as much bat on the ball as he wants and holes out to Henriques at deep midwicket. Lee has his arms up in celebration

RJ Quiney c Henriques b Lee 14 (11m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

End of over 3 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 18/2 (149 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.76)
     B Lee    2-0-11-1
GJ Bailey    1* (1b)      DJ Thornely    1-0-5-1

3.1

Thornely to Bailey, FOUR, on the leg stump. Bailey sweeps it behind square for a boundary

3.2

Thornely to Bailey, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Bailey flicks it to midwicket

3.3

Thornely to Bailey, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

3.4

Thornely to Hussey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey comes forward and slices it to point

3.5

Thornely to Hussey, no run

3.6

Thornely to Hussey, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Hussey pushes it to cover for a single

End of over 4 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 24/2 (143 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.93)
DJ Hussey    1* (3b)      DJ Thornely    2-0-11-1
GJ Bailey    6* (4b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-11-1

4.1

Lee to Hussey, 1 run, on the leg stump. Hussey flicks it to short fine-leg for a single

4.2

Lee to Bailey, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey gets into the stride as he pulls it to deep midwicket for a superb boundary

4.3

Lee to Bailey, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Bailey comes forward and drives it to mid-off. If the throw by Maddinson was accurate, Bailey was a goner

4.4

Lee to Hussey, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Hussey ducks inder it uncomfortably with the bat above his head

4.5

Lee to Hussey, 1 run, slower and shorter outside the off stump. Hussey pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

4.6

Lee to Bailey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bailey comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

End of over 5 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 31/2 (136 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 9.06)
GJ Bailey    11* (7b 2x4)      B Lee    3-0-18-1
DJ Hussey    3* (6b)      DJ Thornely    2-0-11-1

5.1

Thornely to Hussey, 1 run, on the off stump. Hussey works it to deep midwicket for a single

5.2

Thornely to Bailey, FOUR, full-toss on the off stump. Bailey picks the gap at midwicket and plays his shot to perfection as he gets a boundary

5.3

Thornely to Bailey, 1 run, yorker on the off stump. Bailey forces it to long-on for a single

5.4

Thornely to Hussey, 1 run, on the leg stump. Hussey sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

5.5

Thornely to Bailey, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for another single

5.6

Thornely to Hussey, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Hussey makes room and slices the ball in the gap between gully and point for his first boundary. Good over this for the Stars

Starc replaces Lee

End of over 6 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 43/2 (124 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.16, RRR: 8.85)
DJ Hussey    9* (9b 1x4)      DJ Thornely    3-0-23-1
GJ Bailey    17* (10b 3x4)      B Lee    3-0-18-1

6.1

Starc to Bailey, 2 runs

6.2

Starc to Bailey, 2 runs

6.3

Starc to Bailey, 1 run

6.4

Starc to Hussey, 1 run

6.5

Starc to Bailey, 2 runs

6.6

Starc to Bailey, 2 runs

End of over 7 (22 runs) Melbourne Stars 53/2 (114 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.57, RRR: 8.76)
GJ Bailey    26* (15b 3x4)      MA Starc    1-0-10-0
DJ Hussey    10* (10b 1x4)      DJ Thornely    3-0-23-1

7.1

MacGill to Hussey, FOUR

7.2

MacGill to Hussey, 1 run

7.3

MacGill to Bailey, 1 run

7.4

MacGill to Hussey, no run

7.5

MacGill to Hussey, no run

7.6

MacGill to Hussey, 1 run

End of over 8 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 60/2 (107 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 8.91)
DJ Hussey    16* (15b 2x4)      SCG MacGill    1-0-7-0
GJ Bailey    27* (16b 3x4)      MA Starc    1-0-10-0

8.1

Starc to Hussey, 1 run

8.2

Starc to Bailey, 1 run

8.3

Starc to Hussey, 1 run

8.4

Starc to Bailey, 2 runs

8.5

Starc to Bailey, 1 run

8.6

Starc to Hussey, 1 run

End of over 9 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 67/2 (100 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.44, RRR: 9.09)
DJ Hussey    19* (18b 2x4)      MA Starc    2-0-17-0
GJ Bailey    31* (19b 3x4)      SCG MacGill    1-0-7-0

9.1

MacGill to Hussey, SIX, full-toss on the off stump. Hussey slogs it to deep midwicket for the first six of the innings

9.2

MacGill to Hussey, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

9.3

MacGill to Bailey, no run, outside the off stump. Bailey guides it to short third-man

9.4

MacGill to Bailey, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey looks to cut and is beaten

9.5

MacGill to Bailey, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey looks to cut and is beaten again

9.6

MacGill to Bailey, 1 run, three short balls in a row and nearly manages to beat him for the third time in succession. Bailey goes for the cut and gets an outside edge to backward point for a single

Captain comes on to have a bowl

End of over 10 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 75/2 (92 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 9.20)
GJ Bailey    32* (23b 3x4)      SCG MacGill    2-0-15-0
DJ Hussey    26* (20b 2x4 1x6)      MA Starc    2-0-17-0

10.1

Smith to Bailey, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Bailey drives it to long-on for a single

10.2

Smith to Hussey, 1 run, on the leg stump. Hussey pushes it behind square for a single

10.3

Smith to Bailey, OUT, flighted ball on the middle stump. Bailey goes for the lofted but doesn't clear the fielder at long-on. Instead Lumb takes a simple catch to send Bailey on his way

GJ Bailey c Lumb b Smith 33 (33m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 132.00

10.4

Smith to White, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

10.5

Smith to White, 3 runs, on the leg stump. White paddles it to fine-leg for three runs

10.6

Smith to Hussey, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

10.6

Smith to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

End of over 11 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 81/3 (86 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 9.55)
DJ Hussey    27* (22b 2x4 1x6)      SPD Smith    1-0-6-1
CL White    3* (2b)      SCG MacGill    2-0-15-0

11.1

MacGill to White, no run, fuller on the leg stump. White comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

11.2

MacGill to White, OUT, fuller ball on the middle stump. White goes for his release stroke, the loft over long-off. He seems to have misjudged the length of the ball as he doesn't get enough distance. Lee running in from long-off pulls off a corker and sets off to congratulate MacGill

CL White c Lee b MacGill 3 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

11.3

MacGill to Hussey, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

11.4

MacGill to Hussey, 1 run, plays it with soft hands to point for a single

11.5

MacGill to Voges, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

11.6

MacGill to Hussey, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey rocks back and drives it to sweeper cover for his fourth boundary

End of over 12 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 91/4 (76 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.58, RRR: 9.50)
DJ Hussey    36* (25b 4x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    3-0-25-1
AC Voges    1* (1b)      SPD Smith    1-0-6-1

12.1

Smith to Voges, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to long-on for a single

12.2

Smith to Hussey, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey forces it to cover off the backfoot

12.3

Smith to Voges, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Voges pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

12.4

Smith to Hussey, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

12.5

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

12.6

Smith to Voges, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 96/4 (71 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 10.14)
AC Voges    4* (4b)      SPD Smith    2-0-11-1
DJ Hussey    38* (28b 4x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    3-0-25-1

13.1

MacGill to Voges, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Voges drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

13.2

MacGill to Voges, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

13.3

MacGill to Voges, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. Voges does what his captain couldn't. he makes rooms and goes inside out over extra-cover for a boundary

13.4

MacGill to Voges, 1 run, square drives it to deep point for a single

13.5

MacGill to Hussey, FOUR, on the leg stump. Hussey sweeps it to deep square-leg for another boundary

13.6

MacGill to Hussey, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

End of over 14 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 107/4 (60 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 10.00)
DJ Hussey    42* (30b 5x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    4-0-36-1
AC Voges    11* (8b 1x4)      SPD Smith    2-0-11-1

14.1

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

14.2

Smith to Voges, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump. Voges comes down the track and slogs it across the line to cow corner for a boundary

14.3

Smith to Voges, no run, slices it to point fielder

14.4

Smith to Voges, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Voges comes down the track and looks to flick it and gets a leading edge over the cover fielder for a couple

14.5

Smith to Voges, no run

14.6

Smith to Voges, 1 run, OUT, fuller on the off stump. Voges lofts it over the bowler's head and wants a couple. Hussey seemed to be in danger from the moment he turned for the second and he is out by at least a couple of feet

DJ Hussey run out 42 (45m 30b 5x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

End of over 15 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 114/4 (53 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.60, RRR: 10.60)
AC Voges    18* (14b 2x4)      SPD Smith    3-0-18-1
     SCG MacGill    4-0-36-1

15.1

Henriques to Wright, 1 run, flicks it behind square for a single

15.2

Henriques to Voges, 1 wide, bouncer on the middle stump and called a wide

15.2

Henriques to Voges, 3 runs, short on the off stump. Voges moves moves across and pulls it to fine-leg for three runs

15.3

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

15.4

Henriques to Voges, 1 run, short ball on the middle stump. Voges pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

15.5

Henriques to Wright, FOUR, short on the leg stump. Wright helps it to fine-leg for a boundary

15.6

Henriques to Wright, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. Wright looks to go over long-off and gets an outside edge to third-man for a single

End of over 16 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 126/5 (41 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.87, RRR: 10.25)
LJ Wright    7* (4b 1x4)      MC Henriques    1-0-12-0
AC Voges    22* (16b 2x4)      SPD Smith    3-0-18-1

16.1

Smith to Wright, 2 runs, full on the leg stump. Wright goes for the lofted slog. Bravo pulls off a spectacular save there by throwing the ball mid-air as he was going to fall over the ropes

16.2

Smith to Wright, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright drag flicks it straight into the hands of Lumb at wide long-on. Sixers are surely ahead in the race to get two points from this game

LJ Wright c Lumb b Smith 9 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

16.3

Smith to Voges, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Voges slices it past the point fielder for a boundary

16.4

Smith to Voges, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

16.5

Smith to Faulkner, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to the left of cover fielder for a single

16.6

Smith to Voges, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Voges slices it to point for a single

End of over 17 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 135/6 (32 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 10.66)
AC Voges    28* (19b 3x4)      SPD Smith    4-0-27-2
JP Faulkner    1* (1b)      MC Henriques    1-0-12-0

17.1

Thornely to Voges, 1 run

17.2

Thornely to Faulkner, 1 run

17.3

Thornely to Voges, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Voges slogs it to deep midwicket for a single

17.4

Thornely to Faulkner, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

17.5

Thornely to Voges, 1 run, OUT, fuller ball on the middle stump. Voges turns it to deep square-leg and wants a couple. He slips at the bowlers end and is well short of the throw by Maddinson

AC Voges run out 31 (26m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.90

17.6

Thornely to Simpson, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Simpson looks to go across the line and gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball trickles to cover as they get a single

End of over 18 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 141/7 (26 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 13.00)
CP Simpson    1* (1b)      DJ Thornely    4-0-29-1
JP Faulkner    3* (3b)      SPD Smith    4-0-27-2

18.1

Starc to Simpson, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump. Simpson drives it to sweeper cover for a single

18.2

Starc to Faulkner, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner looks to go for the pull shot and is beaten

18.3

Starc to Faulkner, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. Faulkner drives it to long-on for a couple

18.4

Starc to Faulkner, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Faulkner slogs it back past the bowler for a boundary

18.5

Starc to Faulkner, FOUR, length ball outside the off stump. Faulkner makes room and slices it to deep point for the second boundary in the over

Are Stars making a late surge back into the game?

18.6

Starc to Faulkner, OUT, not quite so. Faulkner lofts a fuller ball to Smith at long-on. Stars need 15 runs off the final over to pull off a heist here

JP Faulkner c Smith b Starc 13 (11m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 162.50

End of over 19 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 152/8 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 15.00)
     MA Starc    3-0-28-1
CP Simpson    2* (2b)      DJ Thornely    4-0-29-1

19.1

Lee to Simpson, FOUR, outside the off stump. Simpson slices and gets the ball past a diving Bravo at deep point for a boundary

19.2

Lee to Simpson, 1 run, fuller outside off. Simpson drives it to sweeper cover for a single

19.3

Lee to McKay, FOUR, short and slower ball on the middle stump. McKay spots it and pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

What's next? Not a slower ball, for sure

19.4

Lee to McKay, 1 run, full toss on the leg stump. McKay drives it to mid-off for a single

19.5

Lee to Simpson, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Simpson can only force it to long-on for a single

Boundary required off the last ball

19.6

Lee to McKay, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. McKay drives it to mid-off and is disappointed

Melbourne Stars were in with a chance till Hussey was in the middle. It was his run-out that changed the scales in this match. Stars need some contributions from their captain in the middle order. Sydney Sixers get into the top half of the points table with this win. Bravo is man of the match for his half-century earlier in the evening. Join us tomorrow for the match between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes. Till then, it's a good night from all of us here

End of over 20 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 164/8 (3 runs required)
CJ McKay    6* (3b 1x4)      B Lee    4-0-30-1
CP Simpson    8* (5b 1x4)      MA Starc    3-0-28-1
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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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