Big Bash League - 1st semi final

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs

0.1

Hussey to Gibbs, FOUR, full-toss on the off stump. Gibbs comes down the track and drives it past extra-cover for a boundary. Home crowd get something to cheer of the very first ball

0.2

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

0.4

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, short ball outside the off. Gibbs brings the pull into the equation. There is a fielder at deep midwicket and Gibbs can only get a single

Perth Scorchers 7/0   HH Gibbs 6* (3b 1x4)

1.1

Bird to Gibbs, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Gibbs looks to defend it on the off side and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

1.2

Bird to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Gibbs comes down the track and lofts it away over mid-off for a boundary

1.3

Bird to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Simple, make room and go inside out over cover for the third boundary in a row. Gibbs looks to be in some touch and it can be destructive for the Stars

1.4

Bird to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gibbs pushes it to mid-on and sets off for a quick single. Third umpire was called for, but Gibbs was well in

1.6

Bird to Gibbs, 2 runs, dropped! Gibbs comes down the track and goes for the swipe across the line. He gets a top edge and the ball flies to fine-leg where Wright drops, what was a tough chance

Perth Scorchers 23/0   HH Gibbs 21* (8b 4x4)

2.6

Faulkner to Gibbs, FOUR, how much will Stars rue the missed chance? Short ball. Gibbs doesn't lose any time in getting behind the line of the ball and swat it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

Perth Scorchers 30/0   HH Gibbs 25* (9b 5x4)

3.2

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gibbs comes down the track and pushes it to long-on for a single

3.4

Hussey to Gibbs, no run, comes forward and pushes it to square-leg

3.5

Hussey to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Gibbs pushes it to midwicket for a single

Perth Scorchers 34/0   HH Gibbs 27* (12b 5x4)

4.1

McKay to Gibbs, FOUR

4.2

McKay to Gibbs, no run

4.3

McKay to Gibbs, 1 run

4.5

McKay to Gibbs, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and slower in pace. Gibbs looks to slog it to cow corner and is beaten by the pace

4.6

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

Perth Scorchers 44/0   HH Gibbs 32* (17b 6x4)

5.2

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 run, what do you do when the batsman is on fire? Put in your all and cut off the runs from his strokes. Bird does just that as he saves three runs for his team. It helped that Gibbs was deceived by the slower ball and couldn't time the on drive

5.6

Faulkner to Gibbs, no run, short outside off. Gibbs cuts it to the point fielder

Perth Scorchers 53/0   HH Gibbs 33* (19b 6x4)

7.1

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

7.5

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

Perth Scorchers 66/1   HH Gibbs 35* (21b 6x4)

8.4

Bird to Gibbs, 2 runs

8.5

Bird to Gibbs, no run

8.6

Bird to Gibbs, no run

Perth Scorchers 70/1   HH Gibbs 37* (24b 6x4)

9.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

9.4

Warne to Gibbs, no run, sharp turn outside the off stump. Gibbs looks to sweepe and, is beaten

9.5

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

Perth Scorchers 74/1   HH Gibbs 39* (27b 6x4)

10.1

McKay to Gibbs, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs cuts it to deep point for a single

10.3

McKay to Gibbs, FOUR, slower and shorter ball outside the off stump. Gibbs is ready for it, as he has picked it up early. He pulls it to square-leg for a boundary

10.4

McKay to Gibbs, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs pulls it to long-on for a single

Perth Scorchers 85/1   HH Gibbs 45* (30b 7x4)

11.1

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, short leg break outside off. Gibbs lofts it to long-off for a single

11.4

Warne to Gibbs, no run, outside off and left alone

11.5

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, sweeps it to deep midwicket for a single

Perth Scorchers 94/1   HH Gibbs 47* (33b 7x4)

12.2

Wright to Gibbs, 1 run, Gibbs is different. he is waiting on the backfoot to force it to long-on for a single

12.4

Wright to Gibbs, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple and gets to his half-century

12.5

Wright to Gibbs, no run

12.6

Wright to Gibbs, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump. Gibbs comes down the track and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

Perth Scorchers 105/1   HH Gibbs 54* (37b 8x4)

13.3

Faulkner to Gibbs, FOUR, slower ball outside the off stump. Gibbs slams it past the bowler for a boundary

13.4

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs lofts it to long-on for a single

13.6

Faulkner to Gibbs, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gibbs chips it over square-leg for a boundary

Perth Scorchers 120/1   HH Gibbs 63* (40b 10x4)

14.2

McKay to Gibbs, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. Gibbs pushes it to the leg side for a single

14.6

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

Perth Scorchers 125/2   HH Gibbs 65* (42b 10x4)

15.1

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, slower leg break outside off. He is wanting to get Gibbs to slog and induce a top edge. He has been doing that and the ball has been falling in no man's land. This time behind the bowler

15.5

Warne to Gibbs, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump. Gibbs comes down the track and drives it back past the bowler to long-on for a boundary

15.6

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to long-on to retain the strike with a single

Perth Scorchers 132/2   HH Gibbs 71* (45b 11x4)

16.1

Wright to Gibbs, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs looks to go to long-on and ends up top edging the shot. Wright has to run across, a few yards to his right and take the catch. There are no mistakes committed this time

HH Gibbs c & b Wright 71 (71m 46b 11x4 0x6) SR: 154.34

Perth Scorchers 132/3   HH Gibbs 71 (46b 11x4)
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Photos

Jan 21, 2012

Mitchell Marsh runs out at the start of the second innings, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, BBL, 1st semi-final, Perth, January 21, 2012

Mitchell Marsh runs out at the start of the second innings

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Jan 21, 2012

Ben Edmondson's double-wicket maiden derailed the Melbourne Stars' chase, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, BBL, 1st semi-final, Perth, January 21, 2012

Ben Edmondson's double-wicket maiden derailed the Melbourne Stars' chase

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