Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 8, 2012
Sydney Sixers won by 17 runs (D/L method)
8 January 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Hi and welcome to cloudy Sydney for the vital derby between the Sixers and the Thunder from Stadium Australia. News from the middle is that the Sixers have won the toss and will bat. Both teams sit at two wins and two losses, but the Thunder's superior net run rate puts them just inside the top four.

The Thunder have relied heavily on West Indian heavy hitter Chris Gayle who has scored 232 runs in just four matches this season. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action, which isn't too far from getting underway.

0.1

Edwards to Lumb, no run, great start, full and swinging back in, Lumb would have been plumb LBW had he not got an inside edge on it

0.2

Edwards to Lumb, no run, lenght outside off, driven to cover

0.3

Edwards to Lumb, no run, full on the pads, tries to whip it away but can't connect, fielded by square leg

0.4

Edwards to Lumb, 1 run, full outside off, beautiful drive and Khawaja fields brilliantly to save a boundary

0.5

Edwards to Henriques, no run, ooh, unplayble that! Fullish just outside off, swinging and nipping away to beat the edge, great nut

0.6

Edwards to Henriques, 3 runs, full outside off, driven nicely through point, Floros fields on the boundary

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 4/0

    • MC Henriques 3 (2b)
    • MJ Lumb 1 (4b)
    • FH Edwards 1-0-4-0
1.1

Doran to Henriques, 1 run, drives to mid off

1.2

Doran to Lumb, no run, works to square leg

1.3

Doran to Lumb, FOUR, advances down and flicks over backward square leg

1.4

Doran to Lumb, 1 run, sweeps to backward square leg

And here comes the rain, it's pelting down and the covers are coming out. To be honest, it looks like a passing shower, so hopefully we won't be off for long

1.5

Doran to Henriques, no run, advances down the wicket but can't get it away

1.6

Doran to Henriques, no run, uses his feet again, off the pads to the leg side

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 10/0

    • MC Henriques 4 (5b)
    • MJ Lumb 6 (7b 1x4)
    • LA Doran 1-0-6-0
    • FH Edwards 1-0-4-0
2.1

Edwards to Lumb, no run, width outside off, cut to point

2.2

Edwards to Lumb, 1 run, length on off, swinging back in, inside edge into the pads and out to cover

2.3

Edwards to Henriques, 2 runs, worked to square leg with soft hands

2.4

Edwards to Henriques, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

2.4

Edwards to Henriques, 1 run, back of a length on middle, worked to square leg

2.5

Edwards to Lumb, 1 run, slower ball outside off, worked backward of square on the leg side

2.6

Edwards to Henriques, no run, good zip, 140.7kph, rushes him and he can only defend down to his feet

End of over 3 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 16/0

    • MC Henriques 7 (8b)
    • MJ Lumb 8 (10b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 2-0-10-0
    • LA Doran 1-0-6-0
3.1

Butterworth to Lumb, SIX, advances down the wicket and smashes it over deep mid wicket

3.2

Butterworth to Lumb, 1 run, slower ball worked to square leg after Lumb checked his shot

3.3

Butterworth to Henriques, no run, defended to mid off where Smith fields, not even close to being a run there and Lumb has to scurry back

3.4

Butterworth to Henriques, 1 run, worked down to fine leg

3.5

Butterworth to Lumb, no run, dances down the wicket, Haydenesque, but the slower ball beats him and he can't connect on the pull shot

3.6

Butterworth to Lumb, OUT, full on leg, swinging into the lefty, flicks it so fine that the keeper takes the catch, unlucky for Lumb

MJ Lumb c †Dunk b Butterworth 15 (18m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 107.14

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 24/1

    • MC Henriques 8 (10b)
    • LR Butterworth 1-0-8-1
    • FH Edwards 2-0-10-0
4.1

Edwards to Henriques, 1 run, worked to square leg, rushed by the pace again

4.2

Edwards to Maddinson, no run, wowee, that is some serious heat! Length outside off, but it takes off, off the pitch and beats the top edge on the cut

4.3

Edwards to Maddinson, 1 run, guided down to third man

4.4

Edwards to Henriques, no run, full on off, worked to mid wicket

4.5

Edwards to Henriques, 1 leg bye, full on off, swings back in and hits the pads, very nearly takes the top of off

4.6

Edwards to Maddinson, 1 run, worked for an easy single

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 28/1

    • NJ Maddinson 2 (3b)
    • MC Henriques 9 (13b)
    • FH Edwards 3-0-13-0
    • LR Butterworth 1-0-8-1
5.1

Coyte to Maddinson, 1 wide, full and swinging down leg

5.1

Coyte to Maddinson, 1 run, worked to square leg

5.2

Coyte to Henriques, 1 wide, short and very wide of off stump, can't reach that one

5.2

Coyte to Henriques, 2 runs, full and chipped to long off

5.3

Coyte to Henriques, no run, length on off, swinging away and beating the cutting edge

5.4

Coyte to Henriques, 1 run, full and mistimes the drive to mid on

5.5

Coyte to Maddinson, no run, full and wide of off, backs away and it means he can't reach it

5.6

Coyte to Maddinson, no run

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 34/1

    • NJ Maddinson 3 (6b)
    • MC Henriques 12 (16b)
    • SJ Coyte 1-0-6-0
    • FH Edwards 3-0-13-0
6.1

Edwards to Henriques, 2 runs, length outside off, cuts out to deep point, a direct hit on the throw from the deep would have had him short, almost hit too

6.2

Edwards to Henriques, no run, full on off, hits the pads outside off, half shout but hitting outside the line

6.3

Edwards to Henriques, FOUR, short outside off, advances down the wicket and whacks it over mid wicket and lands about a foot inside the rope, smoked that!

6.4

Edwards to Henriques, 1 run, full and driven to mid wicket, Floros fields and would have had Henriques out had he hit from side on

6.5

Edwards to Maddinson, OUT, full on off, tries to go long over the leg side but hits it too straight and picks out long on, easy catch

NJ Maddinson c Butterworth b Edwards 3 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

6.6

Edwards to Henriques, 1 run, great yorker, dug out next to his feet and they take a quick single

Great spell from Edwards there. Very difficult to get away and got a deserved wicket for his work

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 42/2

    • MC Henriques 20 (21b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 0 (0b)
    • FH Edwards 4-0-21-1
    • SJ Coyte 1-0-6-0
7.1

Abbott to Henriques, no run, advances down the wicket and sees hiim coming so bangs it in short

7.2

Abbott to Henriques, OUT, short outside off, swings hard at it across the line getting a big top edge straight down mid wicket's throat, easy catch

MC Henriques c Butterworth b Abbott 20 (36m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.95

7.3

Abbott to Smith, 1 run, slower ball, defends to his feet and they scurry through

7.4

Abbott to Rohrer, 1 run, back of a length on off, guided to third man

7.5

Abbott to Smith, no run, slower ball gets a leading edge as he tries to work through the leg side, pops up just short of Butterworth at short mid wicket

7.6

Abbott to Smith, 2 runs, short on leg, pulled down to fine leg

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 46/3

    • SPD Smith 3 (3b)
    • BJ Rohrer 1 (1b)
    • SA Abbott 1-0-4-1
    • FH Edwards 4-0-21-1
8.1

Gayle to Rohrer, no run, yorker defended back to the bowler

8.2

Gayle to Rohrer, 1 run, worked to long on

8.3

Gayle to Smith, OUT, full on off, mistimes the drive straight down long on's throat

SPD Smith c Khawaja b Gayle 3 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

8.4

Gayle to Rohrer, no run, defended back to the bowler

8.5

Gayle to Rohrer, OUT, worked to short third man, straight to the fielder and they set off for a dangerous single, the throw isn't great but Dunk does well to gather and whip the bails off - Thornely gone for a rare diamond duck

DJ Thornely run out 0 (2m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

8.6

Gayle to Nevill, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

End of over 9 (2 runs) Sydney Sixers 48/5

    • PM Nevill 1 (1b)
    • BJ Rohrer 2 (5b)
    • CH Gayle 1-0-2-1
    • SA Abbott 1-0-4-1
9.1

Coyte to Nevill, 1 run, worked to short mid wicket off the back foot

9.2

Coyte to Rohrer, FOUR, short on leg, pulled away through backward square leg

9.3

Coyte to Rohrer, 1 run, driven uppishly through cover

9.4

Coyte to Nevill, 1 run, short and pulled through square leg

9.5

Coyte to Rohrer, 1 run, short on leg, worked to short fine leg

9.6

Coyte to Nevill, no run

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 56/5

    • PM Nevill 3 (4b)
    • BJ Rohrer 8 (8b 1x4)
    • SJ Coyte 2-0-14-0
    • CH Gayle 1-0-2-1
10.1

Gayle to Rohrer, FOUR, short and pulled to fine leg, Coyte fumbles on the rope to conced the boundary

10.2

Gayle to Rohrer, 1 run, worked to point

10.3

Gayle to Nevill, 1 run, worked to short mid wicket

10.4

Gayle to Rohrer, no run, yorker, digs it out to the off side

10.5

Gayle to Rohrer, 1 run, driven to long on

10.6

Gayle to Nevill, no run, driven to mid off

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 63/5

    • PM Nevill 4 (6b)
    • BJ Rohrer 14 (12b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 2-0-9-1
    • SJ Coyte 2-0-14-0
11.1

Butterworth to Rohrer, 1 run, flicked to square leg

11.2

Butterworth to Nevill, 1 run, worked to square leg

11.3

Butterworth to Rohrer, FOUR, short on leg, flicked away down to fine leg, easy pickings

11.4

Butterworth to Rohrer, FOUR, short again, this time outside off, pulled backward of square on ght leg side

11.5

Butterworth to Rohrer, 1 run, full and driven through cover

11.6

Butterworth to Nevill, no run, full outside off, smashed across the line to mid wicket

End of over 12 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 74/5

    • PM Nevill 5 (8b)
    • BJ Rohrer 24 (16b 4x4)
    • LR Butterworth 2-0-19-1
    • CH Gayle 2-0-9-1
12.1

Gayle to Rohrer, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

12.2

Gayle to Nevill, 1 run, pulled down to fine leg, missed out there

12.3

Gayle to Rohrer, no run, driven to short third man

12.4

Gayle to Rohrer, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

12.5

Gayle to Nevill, FOUR, full on middle, gets across for the ramp shot and gets it straight past the keeper's face

12.6

Gayle to Nevill, 2 runs, good yorker dug out to square leg, well run

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 83/5

    • PM Nevill 12 (11b 1x4)
    • BJ Rohrer 26 (19b 4x4)
    • CH Gayle 3-0-18-1
    • LR Butterworth 2-0-19-1
13.1

Abbott to Rohrer, 2 runs, worked through the off side, well run once again

13.2

Abbott to Rohrer, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked just wide of Smith at mid wicket, dive still can't get him there

13.3

Abbott to Rohrer, SIX, full on off, right in the slot and he smashes this one straight over long off's head

13.4

Abbott to Rohrer, 2 runs, short on off, pulled out to deep mid wicket, Armstrong fields on the first bounce

13.5

Abbott to Rohrer, OUT, length outside off, mistimes the drive straight to mid off to end a nice little cameo

BJ Rohrer c Coyte b Abbott 38 (25m 24b 4x4 1x6) SR: 158.33

13.6

Abbott to Moran, 1 run, wide of off, cuts to deep point

End of over 14 (13 runs) Sydney Sixers 96/6

    • IA Moran 1 (1b)
    • PM Nevill 12 (11b 1x4)
    • SA Abbott 2-0-17-2
    • CH Gayle 3-0-18-1
14.1

Coyte to Moran, 1 no ball, head hunter, edges a hook shot through to the keeper, but too high

14.1

Coyte to Moran, OUT, yorker inside edged onto the pads and back onto the stumps

IA Moran b Coyte 1 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

14.2

Coyte to Lee, no run, leaves outside off

14.3

Coyte to Lee, 2 runs, full outside off, driven nicely through cover

14.4

Coyte to Lee, no run, short slower ball, misses on the pull shot

14.5

Coyte to Lee, 2 runs, short on leg, pulls high down to fine leg

14.6

Coyte to Lee, 2 runs, full and driven through cover

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 103/7

    • B Lee 6 (5b)
    • PM Nevill 12 (11b 1x4)
    • SJ Coyte 3-0-21-1
    • SA Abbott 2-0-17-2
15.1

Butterworth to Nevill, 1 bye, slower ball through to the keeper, Lee scurries through regardless

Bizarre, the keeper has taken his gloves and pads off and is fielding on the edge of the circle

15.2

Butterworth to Lee, 1 bye, and as expected they take a single through to the keeper as he's so deep

15.3

Butterworth to Nevill, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket, well run

15.4

Butterworth to Nevill, 2 runs, full outside off, mistimes the drive high over cover, Smith can't quite get ther

15.5

Butterworth to Nevill, SIX, slower ball, advances down the wicket and smashes it over long on

15.6

Butterworth to Nevill, 2 runs, full outside off, smashes it high over the leg side, they come back for a well run two

A great lower order fightback from the Sixers with Rohrere and Nevill hitting out to get them to a respectable 117. The pitch is a bit two paced, which suited the likes of Edwards and will mean the Thunder still have some work to do to chase them down.
Match State: Innings Break

End of over 16 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 117/7

    • PM Nevill 24 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • B Lee 6 (6b)
    • LR Butterworth 3-0-31-1
    • SJ Coyte 3-0-21-1
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