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)
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

Perth Scorchers 46/1   HH Gibbs 41* (24b 6x4)   JM Bird 1.1-0-9-1
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

Perth Scorchers 60/2   HH Gibbs 45* (30b 6x4)   DJ Hussey 2.3-0-17-1
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

Perth Scorchers 108/3   MR Marsh 23* (18b 1x6)   SK Warne 2.2-0-19-1
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

Perth Scorchers 111/4   MR Marsh 25* (21b 1x6)   JP Faulkner 2.3-0-17-1
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

Perth Scorchers 120/5   PD Collingwood 3* (2b)   SK Warne 4-0-30-2
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

Perth Scorchers 134/6   NM Coulter-Nile 5* (12b)   JP Faulkner 3.1-0-17-2
19.3

Faulkner to Rimmington, OUT

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

Perth Scorchers 135/7   NJ Rimmington 0* (0b)   JP Faulkner 3.3-0-17-2
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

Perth Scorchers 135/8   NJ Rimmington 0* (0b)   JP Faulkner 3.4-0-17-2
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

Perth Scorchers 135/9   NJ Rimmington 0* (1b)   JP Faulkner 3.5-0-17-3
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

Perth Scorchers 136/9   NJ Rimmington 0* (1b)   JP Faulkner 4-1-17-3
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