Big Bash League, 1st semi-final: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 21, 2012
Big Bash League - 1st semi final
Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs
21 January 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
14.3

McKay to Marsh, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. MArsh pushes it back to the bowler

14.4

McKay to Marsh, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Marsh pulls it to deep square-leg for a couple

14.5

McKay to Marsh, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Marsh runs it down to third-man for a single

Perth Scorchers 124/2   MR Marsh 3* (3b)
15.2

Warne to Marsh, no run, ripping leg break outside the off stump and left alone

15.3

Warne to Marsh, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

15.4

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, flights it up outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to long-off for a single

Perth Scorchers 127/2   MR Marsh 4* (6b)
16.2

Wright to Marsh, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Marsh comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

16.3

Wright to Marsh, 2 runs, slower ball outside the off stump. Marsh lofts it inside out to sweeper cover for a couple

16.4

Wright to Marsh, 1 run, a slower ball, again, outside the off stump. Marsh pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

Perth Scorchers 135/3   MR Marsh 7* (9b)
17.3

Faulkner to Marsh, SIX, slower ball outside stump. Marsh pulls and manages to get it sail over the outstretched hand of Bailey at long-on. Much needed hit that

17.4

Faulkner to Marsh, 1 run, slogs to long-off for a single

17.6

Faulkner to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. Marsh steers it to short third-man for a single

Perth Scorchers 146/3   MR Marsh 15* (12b 1x6)
18.1

McKay to Marsh, SIX, slower ball outside the off stump. Width given. Enough invitation for Marsh to free his arms. He send the ball five rows over the long-off fence

18.2

McKay to Marsh, no run, ducks under the short ball

18.3

McKay to Marsh, FOUR, slower bouncer outside the off stump. MArsh pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary. His first that doesn't go over the ropes

18.4

McKay to Marsh, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

Perth Scorchers 157/3   MR Marsh 26* (16b 1x4 2x6)
19.1

Bird to Marsh, SIX, length ball on the off stump. Marsh finds the sweetest spot of his bat as he sends it to the first tier

19.2

Bird to Marsh, SIX, half-volley on the middle stump. Marsh lofts it to long-on for another six. Marsh is doing to Bird, what Gibbs did in the second over. Just that he is dealing in sixes

19.3

Bird to Marsh, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh slices it to point

19.4

Bird to Marsh, no run, outside the off stump. Marsh lets it go thinking it will be signalled a wide. The umpire doesn't think so and it's a valuable dot ball

19.5

Bird to Marsh, 2 runs, slogs it to long-off for a couple

19.6

Bird to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Marsh slogs it to midwicket for a single

Perth Scorchers 174/3   MR Marsh 41* (22b 1x4 4x6)
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Hours of play (local time) 17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.15, Interval 18.15-18.35, Second Session 18.35-19.55

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