Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers won by 8 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. News from the middle is that, Perth Scorchers have won the toss and are batting

0.1

Hussey to Gibbs, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

0.2

Hussey to Gibbs, 3 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs square-drives for three runs

0.3

Hussey to North, no run

0.4

Hussey to North, 1 run

0.5

Hussey to Gibbs, no run

0.6

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run

End of over 1 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 5/0
HH Gibbs    4* (4b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-5-0
MJ North    1* (2b)     

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

End of over 2 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 14/0
HH Gibbs    13* (10b 1x4)      JM Bird    1-0-9-0
MJ North    1* (2b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-5-0

2.1

Faulkner to Gibbs, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs makes room and lofts over mid-off for a couple

2.2

Faulkner to Gibbs, 2 runs, the fuller length is getting Gibbs lots of runs today as he forces this to deep point for a couple

2.3

Faulkner to Gibbs, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Gibbs makes room, taking the front foot out of the way and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary

2.4

Faulkner to Gibbs, no run, after a streak of 7 balls that got him 17 runs, Gibbs defends the length ball to cover

2.5

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 run, pushes it to point with soft hands for a single

2.6

Faulkner to North, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and moving away after pitching. North chases it and is beaten

End of over 3 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 23/0
MJ North    1* (3b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-9-0
HH Gibbs    22* (15b 2x4)      JM Bird    1-0-9-0

3.1

Hussey to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller outside off. Gibbs makes room and then smashes it past cover for his third boundary

3.2

Hussey to Gibbs, no run, defends it to the leg side

3.3

Hussey to Gibbs, no run, spears it into the pads as Gibbs comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler

3.4

Hussey to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. Gibbs comes down the track and lofts it past mid-off to get the second boundary of the over

3.5

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, pushes it to mid-off for a single

3.6

Hussey to North, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. North drives to mid-off and takes a single

End of over 4 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 33/0
MJ North    2* (4b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-15-0
HH Gibbs    31* (20b 4x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-9-0

4.1

McKay to North, 2 runs, good length ball on the off stump. North goes for the lofted shot over mid-off and doesn't get enough bat. Bailey does well to run back and get his hands under the ball but doesn't hold on

4.2

McKay to North, 1 run, steers the slower ball to deep backward point for a single

4.3

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

4.4

McKay to Gibbs, 2 runs, shorter ball on the leg stump. Gibbs pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

4.5

McKay to Gibbs, FOUR, short ball on the pads. Gibbs moves across and guides it to fine-leg for a boundary

4.6

McKay to Gibbs, FOUR, yorker outside the off stump. Gibbs jams the bat down and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

End of over 5 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 46/0
HH Gibbs    41* (24b 6x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-13-0
MJ North    5* (6b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-15-0

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

End of over 6 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 53/1
HH Gibbs    41* (25b 6x4)      JM Bird    2-0-16-1
SM Katich    7* (4b 1x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-13-0

6.1

McKay to Katich, 1 run, drives it to cover for a single

6.2

McKay to Gibbs, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. Gibbs drives and Adam Voges makes up for the previous error on the field by saving a couple for the team

6.3

McKay to Gibbs, 1 run, steers it to short third-man for a single

6.4

McKay to Katich, 1 run, comes forward and dabs it to the leg side for a single

6.5

McKay to Gibbs, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs looks to pull and is beaten

6.6

McKay to Gibbs, no run, full toss outside off. Gibbs drives to mid-off

End of over 7 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 58/1
HH Gibbs    44* (29b 6x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-18-0
SM Katich    9* (6b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-16-1

7.1

Hussey to Katich, 1 run, pushes it behind square for a single

7.2

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Gibbs turns it behind square for a single

7.3

Hussey to Katich, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Katich moves across and drives it straight to cover. White takes the catch

SM Katich c White b Hussey 10 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

7.4

Hussey to Marsh, 1 run, slogs to deep midwicket for a single

7.5

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run

7.6

Hussey to Marsh, 1 run, drives it to mid-off and retains the strike with a single

End of over 8 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 63/2
MR Marsh    2* (2b)      DJ Hussey    3-0-20-1
HH Gibbs    46* (31b 6x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-18-0

8.1

Wright to Marsh, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off stump. Marsh steers it to third-man for two runs

8.2

Wright to Marsh, no run, good length ball and coming in. Marsh looks to repeat the steer and is beaten by the movement

8.3

Wright to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and presses the ball to point for a single

8.4

Wright to Gibbs, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs comes forward and drives it to cover

8.5

Wright to Gibbs, 3 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. Gibbs manages to loft it over cover but can't beat the long-off fielder as they take three runs

8.6

Wright to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it tomid-on for a single

Shane Warne comes on to have a go at Marsh and Gibbs

End of over 9 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 70/2
MR Marsh    6* (6b)      LJ Wright    1-0-7-0
HH Gibbs    49* (33b 6x4)      DJ Hussey    3-0-20-1

9.1

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, short ball on the middle stump. Marsh drives to long-off for a single

9.2

Warne to Gibbs, 2 runs, leg-break on the off stump. Gibbs steers it to third-man and gets a couple. What's more, he gets to his fifty with that couple

9.3

Warne to Gibbs, 2 runs, cuts it to deep point for a couple

9.4

Warne to Gibbs, no run, comes forward and defends it to mid-off

9.5

Warne to Gibbs, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs lofts the cut shot over point for a boundary

9.6

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

End of over 10 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 80/2
HH Gibbs    58* (38b 7x4)      SK Warne    1-0-10-0
MR Marsh    7* (7b)      LJ Wright    1-0-7-0

10.1

Faulkner to Gibbs, no run, good length ball outside off and slower. Gibbs made room before the ball was bowled and let's it pass to the keeper

10.2

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs slices it to point for a single

10.3

Faulkner to Marsh, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to long-off and gets a couple for himself

10.4

Faulkner to Marsh, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

10.5

Faulkner to Gibbs, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump. Gibbs slogs it to deep midwicket for a couple

10.6

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 run, on the leg stump. Gibbs pushes it to midwicket. The diving midwicket can't hols on to the catch

End of over 11 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 87/2
HH Gibbs    62* (42b 7x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-16-0
MR Marsh    10* (9b)      SK Warne    1-0-10-0

11.1

Warne to Gibbs, FOUR, full-toss on the leg stump. Gibbs pulls it to wide long-on for a boundary

11.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

11.3

Warne to Marsh, no run

11.4

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to point for a single

11.5

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs drives it to deep point for a single

11.6

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

End of over 12 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 95/2
MR Marsh    12* (12b)      SK Warne    2-0-18-0
HH Gibbs    68* (45b 8x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-16-0

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

Free Hit coming up

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

End of over 13 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 107/2
MR Marsh    22* (17b 1x6)      JM Bird    3-0-28-1
HH Gibbs    69* (47b 8x4)      SK Warne    2-0-18-0

13.1

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. MArsh comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

13.2

Warne to Gibbs, OUT, Warne continues to prise out the big names in the tournament. He coaxes Gibbs into going for the lofted shot and has the fielder placed at long-off for that. Danger man Gibbs is gone

HH Gibbs c Quiney b Warne 69 (54m 48b 8x4 0x6) SR: 143.75

13.3

Warne to Ronchi, no run

13.4

Warne to Ronchi, no run, pushes it to cover

13.5

Warne to Ronchi, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Ronchi comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

13.6

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

End of over 14 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 110/3
MR Marsh    24* (19b 1x6)      SK Warne    3-0-21-1
L Ronchi    1* (3b)      JM Bird    3-0-28-1

14.1

Faulkner to Marsh, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

14.2

Faulkner to Marsh, 1 run, yorker outside the off stump. Marsh jams it to short third-man for a single

14.3

Faulkner to Ronchi, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Ronchi is uncomfortable while playing the pull and ends up top-edging the pull to fine-leg where McKay takes a fine catch

L Ronchi c McKay b Faulkner 1 (17m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

14.4

Faulkner to Marsh, no run

14.5

Faulkner to Marsh, no run

14.6

Faulkner to Marsh, no run

Warne saya a hello to Collingwood

End of over 15 (1 run) Perth Scorchers 111/4
MR Marsh    25* (24b 1x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-17-1
PD Collingwood    0* (0b)      SK Warne    3-0-21-1

15.1

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Collingwood pushes it to midwicket for a coupole

15.2

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to point for a single

Warne wants to bowl a slower and wider ball outside off as Marsh is looking to drive

15.3

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

15.4

Warne to Marsh, SIX, full-toss outside the off stump. Marsh comes forward and lofts it over long-off for a six

15.5

Warne to Marsh, no run, flipper on the middle stump. Marsh picks it and defends it back to the bowler

Warne says that he will go for the wicket as it is the final ball of his spell

15.6

Warne to Marsh, OUT, just how good is Warne? He calls it and bowls the ball. He says he will tempt Marsh into the drive and does just that. The bat turns in Marsh's hand as he looks to drive. The ball flies to cover where White takes the catch

MR Marsh c White b Warne 31 (35m 28b 0x4 2x6) SR: 110.71

End of over 16 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 120/5
     SK Warne    4-0-30-2
PD Collingwood    3* (2b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-17-1

16.1

McKay to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

16.2

McKay to Collingwood, 1 run

16.3

McKay to Coulter-Nile, no run, looks to flick it and is beaten

16.4

McKay to Coulter-Nile, no run, slower ball o the off stump. Coulter-Nile looks to pull and is beaten

16.5

McKay to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs

16.6

McKay to Coulter-Nile, no run, gets the ball to ball to straighten after pitching. Coulter-Nile makes room and looks to pull. He is foxed by the slower one

End of over 17 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 124/5
NM Coulter-Nile    3* (5b)      CJ McKay    3-0-22-0
PD Collingwood    4* (3b)      SK Warne    4-0-30-2

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

End of over 18 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 128/5
PD Collingwood    7* (5b)      JM Bird    4-0-32-1
NM Coulter-Nile    4* (9b)      CJ McKay    3-0-22-0

18.1

McKay to Coulter-Nile, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Coulter-Nile swings and misses

18.2

McKay to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

18.3

McKay to Collingwood, 2 runs, short outside off. Collingwood drives it to long-off and gets a couple, courtesy an overthrow

18.4

McKay to Collingwood, 2 runs, lofts to long-off for a couple

18.5

McKay to Collingwood, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

18.6

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

End of over 19 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 134/5
NM Coulter-Nile    5* (12b)      CJ McKay    4-0-28-0
PD Collingwood    12* (8b)      JM Bird    4-0-32-1

19.1

Faulkner to Collingwood, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood was feeling the pressure as Coulter-Nile was playing dots at the other end. Collingwood goes for a desparate drive and is out

PD Collingwood c Quiney b Faulkner 12 (5m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

19.2

Faulkner to Coulter-Nile, 1 leg bye

19.3

Faulkner to Rimmington, OUT

NM Coulter-Nile run out 5 (21m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

19.4

Faulkner to Hogg, OUT, short ball on the off stump. Hogg looks to pull it and misses. He wants to set off for a bye. Wade is quick in collecting and letting the throw rip

GB Hogg run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5

Faulkner to Beer, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Beer looks to swing and is beaten. The stumps are rearranged

MA Beer b Faulkner 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Faulkner to Edmondson, 1 bye, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Edmondson looks to go for a slog and misses. He sets off for a bye. Wade misses the throw and the ball goes to long-off, where Hussey collects the ball and brings down the stumps at the keepers end

BM Edmondson run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That was a manic final over as five wickets fell in the over. Memories of the T20 WC match between Pakistan and Australia. Scorchers finish with an under par score and would need a superb effort to collect points from this game

End of over 20 (2 runs) Perth Scorchers 136/9
     JP Faulkner    4-1-17-3
NJ Rimmington    0* (1b)      CJ McKay    4-0-28-0
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