Big Bash League - 1st semi final

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the first Semi final. Perth Scorchers have won the toss and are batting

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

0.3

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

0.4

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

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

End of over 1 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 7/0
MJ North    1* (3b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-7-0
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

1.5

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

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

End of over 2 (16 runs) Perth Scorchers 23/0
HH Gibbs    21* (8b 4x4)      JM Bird    1-0-15-0
MJ North    1* (4b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-7-0

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

End of over 3 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 30/0
HH Gibbs    25* (9b 5x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-7-0
MJ North    4* (9b)      JM Bird    1-0-15-0

3.1

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

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

3.3

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

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

End of over 4 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 38/0
MJ North    10* (12b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-15-0
HH Gibbs    27* (12b 5x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-7-0

4.1

McKay to Gibbs, FOUR

4.2

McKay to Gibbs, no run

4.3

McKay to Gibbs, 1 run

4.4

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

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

End of over 5 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 44/0
HH Gibbs    32* (17b 6x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-6-0
MJ North    11* (13b 1x4)      DJ Hussey    2-0-15-0

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

End of over 6 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 53/0
HH Gibbs    33* (19b 6x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-16-0
MJ North    19* (17b 1x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    1-0-6-0

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

6.4

Bird to Collingwood, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Collingwood nudges it to fine-leg for a couple

6.5

Bird to Collingwood, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Collingwood cuts it to the point fielder

6.6

Bird to Collingwood, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Collingwood comes down the track and pushes it to point

Warne into the attack. Repeat of 1999 heroics, anyone?

End of over 7 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 59/1
PD Collingwood    2* (3b)      JM Bird    2-0-21-1
HH Gibbs    33* (19b 6x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-16-0

7.1

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

7.2

Warne to Collingwood, no run

7.3

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR

7.4

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

7.5

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

7.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

End of over 8 (14 runs) Perth Scorchers 67/1
PD Collingwood    8* (7b 1x4)      SK Warne    1-0-8-0
HH Gibbs    35* (21b 6x4)      JM Bird    2-0-21-1

8.1

Bird to Collingwood, no run

8.2

Bird to Collingwood, no run

8.3

Bird to Collingwood, 1 run

8.4

Bird to Gibbs, 2 runs

8.5

Bird to Gibbs, no run

8.6

Bird to Gibbs, no run

End of over 9 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 70/1
HH Gibbs    37* (24b 6x4)      JM Bird    3-0-24-1
PD Collingwood    9* (10b 1x4)      SK Warne    1-0-8-0

9.1

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run

9.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run

9.3

Warne to Collingwood, 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

9.6

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood moves across and sweeps. Warne shouts "Catch it". There is no fielder around there as he gets himself a boundary

End of over 10 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 78/1
PD Collingwood    15* (13b 2x4)      SK Warne    2-0-16-0
HH Gibbs    39* (27b 6x4)      JM Bird    3-0-24-1

10.1

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

10.2

McKay to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood skips down the track and drives it to mid-off 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

10.5

McKay to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Collingwood misjudges the line and comes down the track. He adjusts as he slices it over point for a couple

10.6

McKay to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood drives and it was a four all the way. Hussey doesn't quite believe it as he saves couple of runs with a diving save

End of over 11 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 89/1
PD Collingwood    20* (16b 2x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-17-0
HH Gibbs    45* (30b 7x4)      SK Warne    2-0-16-0

11.1

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

11.2

Warne to Collingwood, 2 runs, googly from outside the off stump. Collingwood picks it late and turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

11.3

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, Warne gets what he was looking for, the entire spell, a top edge. Only that it falls in a no-mans land

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

11.6

Warne to Collingwood, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump. Collingwood slogs it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 12 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 95/1
PD Collingwood    24* (19b 2x4)      SK Warne    3-0-22-0
HH Gibbs    47* (33b 7x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-17-0

12.1

Wright to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. With his pace, Collingwood has no fear in coming down the track and pulling it to long-on for a single

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

12.3

Wright to Collingwood, 1 wide, slower bouncer on the middle stump line. Collingwood comes down the track and looks to upper cut it, but lets it go. Surprisingly its called a wide

12.3

Wright to Collingwood, 1 run, runs it down to third-man 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

End of over 13 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 105/1
HH Gibbs    54* (37b 8x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-10-0
PD Collingwood    26* (21b 2x4)      SK Warne    3-0-22-0

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

End of over 14 (15 runs) Perth Scorchers 120/1
HH Gibbs    63* (40b 10x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-29-0
PD Collingwood    30* (24b 3x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-10-0

14.1

McKay to Collingwood, OUT, good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood mistimes the stroke to long-on and holes out to mid-on. Bailey runs in and takes a good catch. Enter Mitch Marsh then

PD Collingwood c Bailey b McKay 31 (32m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 124.00

14.2

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

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

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

End of over 15 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 125/2
HH Gibbs    65* (42b 10x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-22-1
MR Marsh    3* (3b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-29-0

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

15.2

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

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

End of over 16 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 132/2
HH Gibbs    71* (45b 11x4)      SK Warne    4-0-29-0
MR Marsh    4* (6b)      CJ McKay    3-0-22-1

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

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

16.5

Wright to Ronchi, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Ronchi comes forward and drives it to cover

16.6

Wright to Ronchi, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Ronchi slogs it to mid-on for a single

End of over 17 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 136/3
L Ronchi    1* (2b)      LJ Wright    2-0-14-1
MR Marsh    7* (9b)      SK Warne    4-0-29-0

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

End of over 18 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 146/3
MR Marsh    15* (12b 1x6)      JP Faulkner    4-0-39-0
L Ronchi    3* (5b)      LJ Wright    2-0-14-1

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

18.5

McKay to Ronchi, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Ronchi, without the feet moving looks to slice it and, is beaten

18.6

McKay to Ronchi, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Rochi looks to go over sweeper cover. He is early into his shot and gets an outside edge to third-man for a couple

End of over 19 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 159/3
L Ronchi    5* (7b)      CJ McKay    4-0-35-1
MR Marsh    26* (16b 1x4 2x6)      JP Faulkner    4-0-39-0

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

Gibbs was running away with the match, till Warne came into the attack. Stars managed to put the brakes on the scoring rate. Marsh exploded towards the end, but at this moment it looks like Scorchers have managed to put up, what can be called a par score, at best

End of over 20 (15 runs) Perth Scorchers 174/3
MR Marsh    41* (22b 1x4 4x6)      JM Bird    4-0-39-1
L Ronchi    5* (7b)      CJ McKay    4-0-35-1
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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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