Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers won by 1 run

Hi and welcome to our live coverage of the Big Bash clash between the Sixers and the Scorchers. Perh are almost certain to host a final, but the Sixers can still move ahead of Hobart with a big win depending on the result between Hobart and Melbourne.

Toss: Sydney have won the toss and elected to bat first.

Still no Gibbs for the visitors but for the hosts they welcome back Starc and Haddin from international duty. Two in form sides ready to battle, we're not too far away from a start.

0.1

Beer to Haddin, no run, gets forward to defend to cover

0.2

Beer to Haddin, OUT, oh a huge wicket that, just feathered an arm ball through to the keeper as he tried to guide to third man

BJ Haddin c †Ronchi b Beer 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Beer to Maddinson, no run, length outside off, worked to short mid wicket

0.4

Beer to Maddinson, no run, worked to short fine leg

0.5

Beer to Maddinson, no run, arm ball darted in full at off, defended back to the bowler

0.6

Beer to Maddinson, 2 runs, darted in at leg, sweeps backward of square

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sydney Sixers 2/1
NJ Maddinson    2* (4b)      MA Beer    1-0-2-1
MJ Lumb    0* (0b)     

1.1

Lalor to Lumb, 1 wide, strays down leg

1.1

Lalor to Lumb, 3 runs, full on off, driven to long on

1.2

Lalor to Maddinson, FOUR, fullish outside off, driven through gully brilliantly

1.3

Lalor to Maddinson, 2 runs, guided to third man

1.4

Lalor to Maddinson, no run, bit of extra bounce, beats the edge, nicely bowled

1.5

Lalor to Maddinson, 1 wide, Maddinson advances and puts Lalor off as he strays down leg

1.5

Lalor to Maddinson, 1 run, guided to third man

1.6

Lalor to Lumb, no run, advances and can't connect

End of over 2 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 14/1
MJ Lumb    3* (2b)      JK Lalor    1-0-12-0
NJ Maddinson    9* (8b 1x4)      MA Beer    1-0-2-1

2.1

Beer to Maddinson, no run, down the wicket and drives to cover

2.2

Beer to Maddinson, FOUR, full on off, gets down to sweep through backward square, nicely timed

2.3

Beer to Maddinson, no run, advances and drives to cover point

2.4

Beer to Maddinson, no run, full toss mistimed back down the ground

2.5

Beer to Maddinson, FOUR, advances to get the ball on the full to drive through cover

2.6

Beer to Maddinson, no run, driven to mid on

End of over 3 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 22/1
NJ Maddinson    17* (14b 3x4)      MA Beer    2-0-10-1
MJ Lumb    3* (2b)      JK Lalor    1-0-12-0

3.1

Coulter-Nile to Lumb, OUT, first ball from Coulter-Nile, brilliant yorker catches him plumb in front

MJ Lumb lbw b Coulter-Nile 3 (13m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Coulter-Nile continues his rich run of form. He will be pushing for national selection in the next 12 months.

3.2

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, 1 wide, full and strays down leg

3.2

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, 1 run, pushed to point, Collingwood fields and would have had him at the bowler's end had he hit

3.3

Coulter-Nile to Maddinson, 1 run, inside edge into the pads and out to point

3.4

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, 2 runs, driven through cover

3.5

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, no run, swings away and beats the bat as he tries to drive

3.6

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, no run, length on off, leading edge along the ground to point

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 27/2
MC Henriques    3* (4b)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-5-1
NJ Maddinson    18* (15b 3x4)      MA Beer    2-0-10-1

4.1

Edmondson to Maddinson, no run, driven to cover point

4.2

Edmondson to Maddinson, 3 runs, length on off, French cut past leg stump, so lucky for Maddinson as it almost took leg stump

4.3

Edmondson to Henriques, no run, back of a length on off, rises sharply and beats the edge as he tries to cut

4.4

Edmondson to Henriques, 1 run, guided to third man

4.5

Edmondson to Maddinson, SIX, length on off, slashes hard at it and it flies over deep point, edgy but safe

4.6

Edmondson to Maddinson, SIX, full outside off, slashes hard at it again and edges down to third man, the fielder comes in at it and runs under the flight as it goes over the rope for back to back tons

End of over 5 (16 runs) Sydney Sixers 43/2
NJ Maddinson    33* (19b 3x4 2x6)      BM Edmondson    1-0-16-0
MC Henriques    4* (6b)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-5-1

5.1

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, 1 run, short on off, edges it on to his shoulder and just over first slip's head

5.2

Coulter-Nile to Maddinson, 1 run, slower ball guided to the slips region

5.3

Coulter-Nile to Henriques, 1 run, guided down to third man

5.4

Coulter-Nile to Maddinson, no run, length outside off, mistimes the drive to cover

5.5

Coulter-Nile to Maddinson, no run, yorker length outside off, driven to cover point

5.6

Coulter-Nile to Maddinson, SIX, full on off, swings hard over long off again, brilliant shot and he didn't get all of it

End of over 6 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 52/2
NJ Maddinson    40* (23b 3x4 3x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-14-1
MC Henriques    6* (8b)      BM Edmondson    1-0-16-0

6.1

MR Marsh to Henriques, 1 run, length on off, pushed to cover

6.2

MR Marsh to Maddinson, 1 run, guided to third man

6.3

MR Marsh to Henriques, no run, length outside off, beats the cutting edge

6.4

MR Marsh to Henriques, no run, short outside off, tries to cut, but can't connect

6.5

MR Marsh to Henriques, 1 run, full on leg, flicked through square leg

6.6

MR Marsh to Maddinson, 3 runs, full and drives straight back to the bowler who misfields as he slips over, then Coulter-Nile slips and misfields at long off, a dot turned into 3!

End of over 7 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 58/2
NJ Maddinson    44* (25b 3x4 3x6)      MR Marsh    1-0-6-0
MC Henriques    8* (12b)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-14-1

7.1

Hogg to Maddinson, 1 run, half tracker pulled to deep mid wicket

7.2

Hogg to Henriques, 1 run, worked through square leg

7.3

Hogg to Maddinson, 1 run, full outside off, worked to square leg

7.4

Hogg to Henriques, 2 runs, full outside off, driven through point, Mitchell Marsh slides to field on the boundary, the throw is right over the stumps, gee he's a good cricketer Marsh

7.5

Hogg to Henriques, no run, defends to the leg side

7.6

Hogg to Henriques, 1 run, backs away and cuts through point

End of over 8 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 64/2
MC Henriques    12* (16b)      GB Hogg    1-0-6-0
NJ Maddinson    46* (27b 3x4 3x6)      MR Marsh    1-0-6-0

8.1

MR Marsh to Henriques, no run, length outside off, big swing but doesn't connect

8.2

MR Marsh to Henriques, FOUR, full outside off, swings hard and in the air through cover, can't quite catch at full stretch

8.3

MR Marsh to Henriques, FOUR, full outside off, swings hard across the line and beats square leg who only had to move a few metres, such was the power he hit the ball with

8.4

MR Marsh to Henriques, 1 run, full and driven to long off

8.5

MR Marsh to Maddinson, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked uppishly through mid wicket

8.6

MR Marsh to Maddinson, 1 run, full on off, driven to cover

End of over 9 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 76/2
NJ Maddinson    49* (29b 3x4 3x6)      MR Marsh    2-0-18-0
MC Henriques    21* (20b 2x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-6-0

9.1

Hogg to Maddinson, 1 leg bye, advances and hits the pads out to square leg

9.2

Hogg to Henriques, no run, yorker dug out to cover

9.3

Hogg to Henriques, 1 run, full and driven through point

9.4

Hogg to Maddinson, OUT, short on leg, bit of extra bounce perhaps but not a great ball, rocks back and pulls straight to deep backward square leg

NJ Maddinson c Edmondson b Hogg 49 (38m 31b 3x4 3x6) SR: 158.06

9.5

Hogg to Smith, 1 run, wrong'un pushed to gully

9.6

Hogg to Henriques, no run, hits the thigh pad as he tries to work through the leg side

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sydney Sixers 79/3
MC Henriques    22* (23b 2x4)      GB Hogg    2-0-8-1
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      MR Marsh    2-0-18-0

10.1

Beer to Smith, 1 run, pushed to long off

10.2

Beer to Henriques, no run, bottom edge to short third man

10.3

Beer to Henriques, 2 runs, chipped to deep cover

10.4

Beer to Henriques, 1 run, driven through cover

10.5

Beer to Smith, 1 run, cut to deep point

10.6

Beer to Henriques, no run, length outside off, gets down to sweep but can't connect

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 84/3
MC Henriques    25* (27b 2x4)      MA Beer    3-0-15-1
SPD Smith    3* (3b)      GB Hogg    2-0-8-1

11.1

Hogg to Smith, 1 run, sweeps to short fine leg

11.2

Hogg to Henriques, 1 run, advances and mistimes the drive to long off, Lalor comes in and takes what appears to be a great catch. The third umpire shows the ball just bounced before he caught it

11.3

Hogg to Smith, 1 run, guided to third man

11.4

Hogg to Henriques, no run, driven to cover

11.5

Hogg to Henriques, 1 run, flicked through square leg, Katich charges in to keep it to one

11.6

Hogg to Smith, 1 run

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 89/3
SPD Smith    6* (6b)      GB Hogg    3-0-13-1
MC Henriques    27* (30b 2x4)      MA Beer    3-0-15-1

12.1

Edmondson to Smith, SIX, full on leg, flicked off his pads over long on, brilliant timing

12.2

Edmondson to Smith, 1 run, driven to long on

12.3

Edmondson to Henriques, 3 runs, driven through gully

12.4

Edmondson to Smith, no run, full outside off, misses as he tries to send it out of the stadium

12.5

Edmondson to Smith, FOUR, short on off, slashed through point, power hitting

12.6

Edmondson to Smith, 1 run, bit of extra bounce from the slower ball, edged through the vacant slips region

End of over 13 (15 runs) Sydney Sixers 104/3
SPD Smith    18* (11b 1x4 1x6)      BM Edmondson    2-0-31-0
MC Henriques    30* (31b 2x4)      GB Hogg    3-0-13-1

13.1

Hogg to Smith, FOUR, rocks back and cuts off middle stump, beating backward point

13.2

Hogg to Smith, 1 run, flicked to square leg

13.3

Hogg to Henriques, 1 run, driven to long on where Coulter-Nile charges in and restricts it to one

13.4

Hogg to Smith, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket, Smith runs brilliantly for two

13.5

Hogg to Smith, 1 run, flicked through square leg

13.6

Hogg to Henriques, OUT, dumb shot there, should have just seen Hogg off. Full outside off, backs away and slices the drive as he tries to go deep, caught at gully

MC Henriques c Edmondson b Hogg 31 (45m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.93

End of over 14 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 113/4
     GB Hogg    4-0-22-2
SPD Smith    26* (15b 2x4 1x6)      BM Edmondson    2-0-31-0

14.1

Beer to Smith, 2 runs, guided to third man

14.2

Beer to Smith, no run, length on off, shapes to cut but pulls out of the shot

14.3

Beer to Smith, SIX, full on off, short arm jab wide of long on

14.4

Beer to Smith, 1 run, defended to short third man

14.5

Beer to Rohrer, 2 runs, punched to long on

14.6

Beer to Rohrer, 2 runs, flicked wide of long on

End of over 15 (13 runs) Sydney Sixers 126/4
BJ Rohrer    4* (2b)      MA Beer    4-0-28-1
SPD Smith    35* (19b 2x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    4-0-22-2

15.1

Coulter-Nile to Smith, FOUR, short on leg, backs away and pulls over backward square leg, one bounce over the rope

15.2

Coulter-Nile to Smith, 2 runs, full on leg, swings hard to deep mid on, Hogg runs back and drops a tough catch running with the flight, still, saved a six

15.3

Coulter-Nile to Smith, FOUR, oh that is incredible, short outside off, a tennis swat over cover, wowee

15.4

Coulter-Nile to Smith, no run, short on off, tries to cut but misses

15.5

Coulter-Nile to Smith, SIX, length on off, drives hard and high through the line to just clear the rope, what a brilliant 50

15.6

Coulter-Nile to Smith, OUT, oh how unlucky is that! Backs away and inside edges a flick shot into the pads and back onto the stumps, that would have missed leg by a foot

SPD Smith b Coulter-Nile 51 (27m 25b 4x4 3x6) SR: 204.00

End of over 16 (16 runs) Sydney Sixers 142/5
     NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-30-2
BJ Rohrer    4* (2b)      MA Beer    4-0-28-1

16.1

Lalor to Rohrer, no run, short as he dances down the wicket, can't get on to the pull shot

16.2

Lalor to Rohrer, 1 run, short and pulled through square leg

16.3

Lalor to Thornely, SIX, short on off, steps to the off side and pulls to deep square leg, Mitch Marsh can't take it on the rope

16.4

Lalor to Thornely, 1 run, guided to third man

16.5

Lalor to Rohrer, 1 run, length on leg, flicked to fine leg

16.6

Lalor to Thornely, SIX, short on leg, pulled to deep square leg, huge hit

End of over 17 (15 runs) Sydney Sixers 157/5
DJ Thornely    13* (3b 2x6)      JK Lalor    2-0-27-0
BJ Rohrer    6* (5b)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-30-2

17.1

Edmondson to Rohrer, 1 run, cut to deep cover

17.2

Edmondson to Thornely, 1 run, full toss driven to cover

17.3

Edmondson to Rohrer, 1 run, slower ball driven to cover

17.4

Edmondson to Thornely, no run, bouncer goes very high, not sure that was a legal ball

17.5

Edmondson to Thornely, 1 run, length on off, drives high to deep cover, fielded on the first bounce

17.6

Edmondson to Rohrer, 2 runs, slower ball, mistimes the drive straight back down the ground, lands safely between long on and long off

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 163/5
BJ Rohrer    10* (8b)      BM Edmondson    3-0-37-0
DJ Thornely    15* (6b 2x6)      JK Lalor    2-0-27-0

18.1

Coulter-Nile to Thornely, (no ball) FOUR, costly start to the over, full toss above the waist, cut over point

18.1

Coulter-Nile to Thornely, OUT, full outside off, chips out to deep cover, straight to the man on the rope

DJ Thornely c SE Marsh b Coulter-Nile 19 (10m 8b 1x4 2x6) SR: 237.50

18.2

Coulter-Nile to Rohrer, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to short fine leg

18.3

Coulter-Nile to McCullum, 1 run, pushed to cover, Katich throws at the bowler's end, would have been very close had he hit

18.4

Coulter-Nile to Rohrer, 1 run, great yorker dug out to point

18.5

Coulter-Nile to McCullum, 1 run, tries the ramp but edges to the off side, safe in the end

18.6

Coulter-Nile to Rohrer, 1 bye, yorker outside off, they think about the run, the keeper hits the stumps with a throw, they then take a cheeky single as Coulter-Nile tries to pull a stump out at full pace while fielding the ball!

End of over 19 (10 runs) Sydney Sixers 173/6
BJ Rohrer    11* (11b)      NM Coulter-Nile    4-0-38-3
NL McCullum    2* (2b)      BM Edmondson    3-0-37-0

19.1

Edmondson to Rohrer, 1 run, slower ball pulled to deep mid wicket

19.2

Edmondson to McCullum, OUT, backs away and it goes straight through him as he tries to go over cover

NL McCullum b Edmondson 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

19.3

Edmondson to O'Keefe, 1 wide, short and far too high

19.3

Edmondson to O'Keefe, OUT, short on off, tries to guide to third man, can't connect but they run anyway, Ronchi runs Rohrer out

BJ Rohrer run out 12 (28m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.4

Edmondson to Lee, OUT, short on off, tries to cut but misses and the same thing happens again, they try to run but Ronchi runs him out!

SNJ O'Keefe run out 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5

Edmondson to Starc, 1 run, defends to cover

19.6

Edmondson to Lee, no run, short on off, mistimes the pull shot to deep square leg where Marsh charges in to take a good catch

The Sixers will be disappointed with that finish, losing four wickets for three runs in the final over, but 176 is still an imposing total. Stick around for the run chase.

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (3 runs) Sydney Sixers 176/10
B Lee    0* (2b)      BM Edmondson    4-0-40-2
MA Starc    1* (1b)      NM Coulter-Nile    4-0-38-3
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Photos

Jan 18, 2012

Mitchell Starc is thrilled with the wicket of Shaun Marsh, Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, BBL, Sydney, January 18, 2012

Mitchell Starc is thrilled with the wicket of Shaun Marsh

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