Big Bash League - 1st semi final

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs

0.3

Hussey to North, 1 run, outside the off stump and short in length. North moves back and across, pushes it to midwicket for a single to get off the mark

0.5

Hussey to North, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

0.6

Hussey to North, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. North comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

Perth Scorchers 7/0   MJ North 1* (3b)

1.5

Bird to North, 1 leg bye, struck on the pads outside the off stump. North looks to flick it and misses. Gets a leg-bye

Perth Scorchers 21/0   MJ North 1* (4b)

2.1

Faulkner to North, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off stump. North moves across and turns it to fine-leg for a couple

2.2

Faulkner to North, no run, dropped! This time it is North who is the beneficiary as he rams it straight back to Faulkner. The bowler is on his follow through and drops

2.3

Faulkner to North, no run, short ball outside off. North swings and misses

2.4

Faulkner to North, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and a slower one at that. North looks to defend and gets an outside edge that falls well short of first slip

2.5

Faulkner to North, 1 run, moves across and pulls it to deep square leg for a single

Perth Scorchers 26/0   MJ North 4* (9b)

3.1

Hussey to North, 1 run, short ball and cut to point for a single

3.3

Hussey to North, 1 run, on the off stump line. North locks his wrists and pushes it to midwicket for a single

3.6

Hussey to North, FOUR, the left-right combination of the openers is playing havoc with the lines. A full-toss on the middle stump. North flicks it easily past the mid-on fielder for a boundary

Perth Scorchers 38/0   MJ North 10* (12b 1x4)

4.4

McKay to North, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. North pulls it to fine-leg for a single

Perth Scorchers 44/0   MJ North 11* (13b 1x4)

5.1

Faulkner to North, 1 run, short ball ball on the leg stump. North pulls early and gets a bottom edge to square-leg for a single

5.3

Faulkner to North, no run, on the leg stump. Looks to pull and the top-edge falls short of the fine-leg fielder

5.4

Faulkner to North, SIX, slower ball outside the off stump. North picks it, comes down the track and lofts it inside out over extra cover for the first six of the innings

5.5

Faulkner to North, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single

Perth Scorchers 53/0   MJ North 19* (17b 1x4 1x6)

6.1

Bird to North, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off stump. North comes down the track and drives it to the right of sweeper cover for a couple

6.2

Bird to North, 2 runs, are we watching Hayden in disguise? North comes down the track and repeats the stroke as he goes to sweeper cover again for a couple

6.3

Bird to North, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. North walks across his stumps and attempts the half pull-half flick. he doesn't time it properly as it flies to the right of Hussey at fine-leg. The catch was made to look easy by Hussey

MJ North c Hussey b Bird 23 (27m 20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 115.00

Perth Scorchers 57/1   MJ North 23 (20b 1x4 1x6)
Tournament Results
Scorchers v Syd Sixers at Perth - Jan 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart - Jan 22, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 21, 2012
Scorchers won by 11 runs
Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
Melb Stars won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Jan 18, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 1 run
Hurricanes v Melb Reneg at Hobart - Jan 18, 2012
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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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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