Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers won by 64 runs

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Toss: Sydney Sixers have won the toss and they will bat.

The two teams are lying fourth and fifth on the table, a win for any team could push them up on the table. Stay tuned in for live action.

Richardson it will be bowling to Lumb.

0.1

Richardson to Lumb, 1 run, pushes to midwicket for a single.

0.2

Richardson to Henriques, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away hard behind point to the fence.

0.3

Richardson to Henriques, no run, better delivery coming in and Henriques gets and inside edge onto the body.

0.4

Richardson to Henriques, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays down to third man.

0.5

Richardson to Lumb, 1 wide, down the leg side.

0.5

Richardson to Lumb, no run, inside edges onto the pad and goes behind the wicket on the off side, appeal for lbw turned down.

0.6

Richardson to Lumb, no run, looking to flick it away to the onside, misses it and takes it on the pad.

The wicket looks flat and dry. The boundaries are short on the square.

End of over 1 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 7/0
MJ Lumb    1* (3b)      KW Richardson    1-0-7-0
MC Henriques    5* (3b 1x4)     

1.1

Thomas to Henriques, no run, right on the button, defended to the off side.

1.2

Thomas to Henriques, 1 run, tucks it to the onside for a quick single.

1.3

Thomas to Lumb, FOUR, goes for a heave on the onside and gets a leading edge down to third man fence.

1.4

Thomas to Lumb, no run, slower delivery and Lumb watches it and plays to the off side.

1.5

Thomas to Lumb, 2 runs, pushes forward and gets an outside edge down to third man.

1.6

Thomas to Lumb, 1 run, plays square of the wicket on the off side.

Change of bowling, O'Brien comes on.

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 15/0
MJ Lumb    8* (7b 1x4)      AC Thomas    1-0-8-0
MC Henriques    6* (5b 1x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-7-0

2.1

O'Brien to Lumb, OUT, full toss and Lumb pushes to mid-off and takes off for a single, confusion out in the middle, Henriques does not respond, Drew from mid-off picks up the ball and throws to the keeper who runs out Lumb.

MJ Lumb run out 8 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

2.2

O'Brien to Maddinson, 1 run, full on the leg stump, edges behind the wicket on the onside.

2.3

O'Brien to Henriques, no run, pushes to the off side to mid-off.

2.4

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off.

2.5

O'Brien to Maddinson, no run, driven back to the bowler, who does well to get an hand.

2.6

O'Brien to Maddinson, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sydney Sixers 18/1
NJ Maddinson    2* (3b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-3-0
MC Henriques    7* (7b 1x4)      AC Thomas    1-0-8-0

3.1

Thomas to Maddinson, 1 run, almost chopped it on, goes behind the wicket and they scamper through for a single.

3.2

Thomas to Henriques, 1 run, tucks it forward of square on the onside and picks up a single.

3.3

Thomas to Maddinson, no run, stays in the crease and punches to the off side.

3.4

Thomas to Maddinson, FOUR, makes room and slashes it over the point area to the fence.

3.5

Thomas to Maddinson, 1 wide, short delivery wide outside the off stump.

3.5

Thomas to Maddinson, 1 run, tucks it through square leg for a single.

3.6

Thomas to Henriques, 1 leg bye, gets a leg bye down to short fine leg.

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 27/1
MC Henriques    8* (9b 1x4)      AC Thomas    2-0-16-0
NJ Maddinson    8* (7b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-3-0

4.1

O'Brien to Henriques, 2 runs, makes room and drives to wide long off.

4.2

O'Brien to Henriques, no run, down the track and hit hard back to the bowler, who drops it, a hard chance.

4.3

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, pushes to the off side to point.

4.4

O'Brien to Maddinson, SIX, makes room and hits in the air over point for a six.

4.5

O'Brien to Maddinson, 1 wide, down the leg side.

4.5

O'Brien to Maddinson, 1 run, short and cut away behind the wicket to short third man, scores a direct hit but Maddinson was in.

4.6

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes to midwicket for a single.

End of over 5 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 39/1
MC Henriques    12* (13b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    2-0-15-0
NJ Maddinson    15* (9b 1x4 1x6)      AC Thomas    2-0-16-0

5.1

Richardson to Henriques, no run, driven to the off side to cover.

5.2

Richardson to Henriques, 1 run, fuller delivery driven to mid-on, quick single taken.

5.3

Richardson to Maddinson, no run, backs away and pushes to the onside, looking for a single, not there.

5.4

Richardson to Maddinson, 2 runs, down the wicket and squeezes it out to deep backward point.

5.5

Richardson to Maddinson, no run, backs away and drives straight to point.

5.6

Richardson to Maddinson, 3 runs, flicks it to deep backward square leg.

Drew is on.

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 45/1
NJ Maddinson    20* (13b 1x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-13-0
MC Henriques    13* (15b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    2-0-15-0

6.1

Drew to Maddinson, 2 runs, swings it high in the air down to wide long on.

6.2

Drew to Maddinson, no run, keeps it full outside the off stump, makes room and misses it.

6.3

Drew to Maddinson, SIX, short and pulled well in the air over the midwicket fence for a six, goes a long way.

6.4

Drew to Maddinson, 1 run, slower delivery, drops it to the off side and takes off for a single.

6.5

Drew to Henriques, 1 run, makes room to a full delivery and drives along the ground to the sweeper on the off side.

6.6

Drew to Maddinson, no run, round the wicket and Maddinson pushes to the onside to mid-on.

Salpietro comes on.

End of over 7 (10 runs) Sydney Sixers 55/1
NJ Maddinson    29* (18b 1x4 2x6)      BG Drew    1-0-10-0
MC Henriques    14* (16b 1x4)      KW Richardson    2-0-13-0

7.1

Salpietro to Henriques, SIX, swings it high over the midwicket fence for a six.

7.2

Salpietro to Henriques, no run, pushes to the onside to midwicket.

7.3

Salpietro to Henriques, no run, driven hard to extra cover.

7.4

Salpietro to Henriques, 1 run

7.5

Salpietro to Maddinson, 2 runs

7.6

Salpietro to Maddinson, OUT, full delivery driven in the air to point and Drew takes the catch.

NJ Maddinson c Drew b Salpietro 31 (20b 1x4 2x6) SR: 155.00

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 64/2
     DR Salpietro    1-0-9-1
MC Henriques    21* (20b 1x4 1x6)      BG Drew    1-0-10-0

8.1

Drew to Henriques, 1 run, digs it out to the off side.

8.2

Drew to Rohrer, 1 run, played to the off side.

8.3

Drew to Henriques, no run, makes room and cuts to the off side.

8.4

Drew to Henriques, 1 run, squeezed down to third man.

8.5

Drew to Rohrer, 1 run, driven nicely through the off side to the sweeper.

8.6

Drew to Henriques, 2 runs, change of pace and Henriques dabs it down to third man, coming back for the second.

End of over 9 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 70/2
MC Henriques    25* (24b 1x4 1x6)      BG Drew    2-0-16-0
BJ Rohrer    2* (2b)      DR Salpietro    1-0-9-1

9.1

Salpietro to Rohrer, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on.

9.2

Salpietro to Henriques, 2 runs, makes room and drives to wide long off.

9.3

Salpietro to Henriques, no run, it is the other one, it seems to be the quicker one, the batsman does not pick it up, lets it go.

9.4

Salpietro to Henriques, FOUR, cut away hard behind point to the fence.

9.5

Salpietro to Henriques, 2 runs, makes room and drives through extra cover to the deep, Richardson fumbles.

9.6

Salpietro to Henriques, no run, hit hard to point.

The big scoreboard at the ground is 100 years old, brilliant.

End of over 10 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 79/2
MC Henriques    33* (29b 2x4 1x6)      DR Salpietro    2-0-18-1
BJ Rohrer    3* (3b)      BG Drew    2-0-16-0

10.1

O'Brien to Rohrer, 1 run, full toss worked to deep midwicket.

10.2

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

10.3

O'Brien to Rohrer, 2 runs, full toss worked to deep midwicket, coming back for the second, the throw comes in to the bowler who does not collect the ball.

10.4

O'Brien to Rohrer, 2 runs, worked through square leg, once again coming for the second, Roherer dives in.

10.5

O'Brien to Rohrer, 1 run

10.6

O'Brien to Henriques, 1 run

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 87/2
MC Henriques    35* (31b 2x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-23-0
BJ Rohrer    9* (7b)      DR Salpietro    2-0-18-1

11.1

Richardson to Henriques, 1 run, dabs it down to third man.

11.2

Richardson to Rohrer, 2 runs, hits it high in the air to wide long on.

11.3

Richardson to Rohrer, 1 run, hit hard along the ground to deep point.

11.4

Richardson to Henriques, no run, driven to point.

11.5

Richardson to Henriques, 3 runs, slower delivery down the leg side and Henriques gets an edge over the short fine leg to the deep.

11.6

Richardson to Rohrer, FOUR, makes room and drives through the off side to the extra cover fence, fielder running around could not stop it.

End of over 12 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 98/2
BJ Rohrer    16* (10b 1x4)      KW Richardson    3-0-24-0
MC Henriques    39* (34b 2x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-23-0

12.1

Thomas to Henriques, 1 run, slower short delivery and Henriques mistimes the pull shot and one bounce to the midwicket fielder.

12.2

Thomas to Rohrer, no run, a good bouncer and Roherer is surprised, few nice words from Thomas to Roherer.

12.3

Thomas to Rohrer, OUT, flicks it high in the air to deep backward square leg, Blizzard runs and takes a good catch low down.

BJ Rohrer c Blizzard b Thomas 16 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

12.4

Thomas to Henriques, 2 runs, dabs it down to third man.

12.5

Thomas to Henriques, OUT, makes room to a slower delivery and misses it, the stumps are rattled.

MC Henriques b Thomas 42 (37b 2x4 1x6) SR: 113.51

12.6

Thomas to Thornely, 1 run, plays behind the wicket on the off side.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 102/4
DJ Thornely    1* (1b)      AC Thomas    3-0-20-2
SPD Smith    0* (0b)      KW Richardson    3-0-24-0

13.1

Salpietro to Thornely, no run, driven in the air to short extra cover and drops short of the fielder.

13.2

Salpietro to Thornely, 1 run, driven to long off.

13.3

Salpietro to Smith, 1 run, cut away to the sweeper on the off side.

13.4

Salpietro to Thornely, no run, played back to the bowler.

13.5

Salpietro to Thornely, no run, mistimes to the off side.

13.6

Salpietro to Thornely, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sydney Sixers 105/4
DJ Thornely    3* (6b)      DR Salpietro    3-0-21-1
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      AC Thomas    3-0-20-2

14.1

Drew to Thornely, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep backward square leg.

14.2

Drew to Smith, 1 run, slower delivery driven to deep point.

14.3

Drew to Thornely, 1 run, OUT, pushes to mid-on and takes for a single, looking for the second which is not there, they go for it and the throw from the fielder comes to the keeper who runs out Thornely.

DJ Thornely run out 5 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

14.4

Drew to McCullum, 1 wide, down the leg side.

14.4

Drew to McCullum, no run, driven back to the bowler.

14.5

Drew to McCullum, no run, plays to the off side and looking for the single, not there.

14.6

Drew to McCullum, 1 run, wide outside the off stump and cut to the sweeper.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 110/5
NL McCullum    1* (3b)      BG Drew    3-0-21-0
SPD Smith    2* (2b)      DR Salpietro    3-0-21-1

15.1

Salpietro to McCullum, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

15.2

Salpietro to Smith, no run, driven back to the bowler.

15.3

Salpietro to Smith, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

15.4

Salpietro to McCullum, 1 run, sweeps to short fine leg.

15.5

Salpietro to Smith, 2 runs, driven square of the wicket to deep point.

15.6

Salpietro to Smith, 2 runs, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 117/5
SPD Smith    7* (6b)      DR Salpietro    4-0-28-1
NL McCullum    3* (5b)      BG Drew    3-0-21-0

16.1

Drew to McCullum, 2 runs, chipped in the air to wide long on, lands safely.

16.2

Drew to McCullum, 1 run, chops it into the ground and goes behind the wicket on the off side.

16.3

Drew to Smith, 1 run, low full toss worked to midwicket.

16.4

Drew to McCullum, 1 run, full toss hit in the air over the bowler, not well timed.

16.5

Drew to Smith, no run, slower short delivery and mistimed back to the bowler.

16.6

Drew to Smith, OUT, full toss swung in the air to deep square leg and and Salpietro runs in and takes a wonderful catch low down, wonderful stuff.

SPD Smith c Salpietro b Drew 8 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 122/6
     BG Drew    4-0-26-1
NL McCullum    7* (8b)      DR Salpietro    4-0-28-1

17.1

O'Brien to Nevill, 1 run, driven down the ground.

17.2

O'Brien to McCullum, 2 leg byes, looking to work it through the the onside, takes it on the pad, loud appeal turned down, was a quicker delivery.

17.3

O'Brien to McCullum, no run, full and wide outside the off stump.

17.4

O'Brien to McCullum, 1 run, reverse sweeps and picks up a single.

17.5

O'Brien to Nevill, 1 run, worked to the onside.

17.6

O'Brien to McCullum, no run, full and wide outside the off stump, Nathan looking for a wide, not there.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 127/6
NL McCullum    8* (12b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-26-0
PM Nevill    2* (2b)      BG Drew    4-0-26-1

18.1

Richardson to Nevill, 1 run, slower delivery pulled to deep midwicket.

18.2

Richardson to McCullum, no run, goes to the off side and swings and misses.

18.3

Richardson to McCullum, 2 runs, squeezed out past the bowler and picks up couple of runs.

18.4

Richardson to McCullum, SIX, goes all the way over the fence at midwicket.

18.5

Richardson to McCullum, 5 wides, full and wide outside the off stump.

18.5

Richardson to McCullum, no run, swing and a miss.

18.6

Richardson to McCullum, FOUR, moves across his stumps and laps a full toss down over the short fine leg for a boundary.

Thomas to finish it off for the Strikers.

End of over 19 (18 runs) Sydney Sixers 145/6
NL McCullum    20* (17b 1x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    4-0-42-0
PM Nevill    3* (3b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-26-0

19.1

Thomas to Nevill, 1 leg bye, superb delivery right in the block-hole, off the pad to the off side, loud appeal turned down.

19.2

Thomas to McCullum, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, McCullum goes for the big shot and misses it.

19.3

Thomas to McCullum, 1 bye, keeps it full wide outside the off stump and McCullum misses once again, they run a bye.

19.4

Thomas to Nevill, FOUR, low full toss and Nevill plays the scoop shot down to fine leg fence.

19.5

Thomas to Nevill, OUT, slower delivery and Nevill misses the big hoick, McCullum calls him for a bye, not there and Crossthwaite runs out McCullum.

NL McCullum run out 20 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.26

19.6

Thomas to O'Keefe, OUT, right in the block-hole and O'Keefe has played onto the stumps.

SNJ O'Keefe b Thomas 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Innings break: That was an excellent last over from Thomas. Sixers finish on 151. The strikers have done well to come back to restrict the Sixers. Join us in some time for the chase.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 151/8
     AC Thomas    4-0-24-3
PM Nevill    7* (6b 1x4)      KW Richardson    4-0-42-0
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Jan 10, 2012

Nathan McCullum is congratulated on one of his two wickets, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, BBL, Adelaide, January 10, 2012

Nathan McCullum is congratulated on one of his two wickets

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Jan 10, 2012

Stuart MacGill celebrates the wicket of Michael Klinger, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, BBL, Adelaide, January 10, 2012

Stuart MacGill celebrates the wicket of Michael Klinger

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