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)
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

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   JP Faulkner 1-0-7-0
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

5.2

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

5.3

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

5.6

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

Perth Scorchers 53/0   JP Faulkner 2-0-16-0
13.1

Faulkner to Collingwood, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood looks to slog it and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

13.2

Faulkner to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, off the pad to point for a leg-bye

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

13.5

Faulkner to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, struck high on the pads outside the off stump. Collingwood runs across for a leg-bye

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   JP Faulkner 3-0-29-0
17.1

Faulkner to Ronchi, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Ronchi stays on the backfoot and looks to pull it. He is beaten by the pace as he doesn't get any wood on the ball

17.2

Faulkner to Ronchi, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. Rochi plays the lofted drive to sweeper cover for a single

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

17.5

Faulkner to Ronchi, 1 run, moves across and slogs it to deep midwicket 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   JP Faulkner 4-0-39-0
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