Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012
Perth Scorchers won by 8 runs
4 January 2012 - night match (20-over match)
1.1

Bird to Gibbs, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

1.2

Bird to Gibbs, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Left alone by Gibbs

1.3

Bird to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gibbs lofts it to deep square-leg for a boundary

1.4

Bird to Gibbs, 2 runs, comes down the track and slogs it to deep midwicket for a couple

1.5

Bird to Gibbs, 2 runs, good length ball on the off and middle stump. Gibbs pushes it to the leg side and takes a couple

1.6

Bird to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gibbs pushes it to mid-on for a single

Perth Scorchers 14/0   JM Bird 1-0-9-0
5.1

Bird to North, OUT, how badly they needed this. The wicket. North gets a good length ball and looks to play it on the leg side. He is beaten all ends up and is bowled

MJ North b Bird 5 (20m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

5.2

Bird to Katich, no run

5.3

Bird to Katich, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple. The misfield by Voges allowed them the extra run

5.4

Bird to Katich, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump. Katich drives it past the mid-off fielder for a boundary

5.5

Bird to Katich, 1 run, moves across and steers the ball outside off to third-man for a single

5.6

Bird to Gibbs, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs rocks back and cuts it to cover

Perth Scorchers 53/1   JM Bird 2-0-16-1
12.1

Bird to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. MArsh drives it to sweeper cover for a single

12.2

Bird to Gibbs, 1 no ball, full-toss on the leg stump. Gibbs comes down the track and drives it to cover. He oversteps on this ball

12.2

Bird to Gibbs, 1 run, pushes it to point for a single. Good blockhole by Bird

12.3

Bird to Marsh, SIX, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh slams it over long-off for a flat six

12.4

Bird to Marsh, no run

12.5

Bird to Marsh, 2 runs, comes forward to a good length ball and square-drives it to deep point for a couple

12.6

Bird to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

Perth Scorchers 107/2   JM Bird 3-0-28-1
17.1

Bird to Collingwood, 1 run

17.2

Bird to Coulter-Nile, no run

17.3

Bird to Coulter-Nile, no run, short ball on the off stump. Coulter-Nile looks to pull and is beaten

17.4

Bird to Coulter-Nile, no run, off the pads to the keeper

17.5

Bird to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

17.6

Bird to Collingwood, 2 runs, lofts to deep midwicket for a couple

Perth Scorchers 128/5   JM Bird 4-0-32-1
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