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)
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

Perth Scorchers 4/0   HH Gibbs 4* (1b 1x4)   DJ Hussey 0.1-0-4-0
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

Perth Scorchers 11/0   HH Gibbs 10* (4b 2x4)   JM Bird 0.1-0-4-0
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

Perth Scorchers 15/0   HH Gibbs 14* (5b 3x4)   JM Bird 0.2-0-8-0
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

Perth Scorchers 19/0   HH Gibbs 18* (6b 4x4)   JM Bird 0.3-0-12-0
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)   JP Faulkner 1-0-7-0
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)   DJ Hussey 2-0-15-0
4.1

McKay to Gibbs, FOUR

Perth Scorchers 42/0   HH Gibbs 31* (13b 6x4)   CJ McKay 0.1-0-4-0
7.3

Warne to Collingwood, FOUR

Perth Scorchers 64/1   PD Collingwood 6* (5b 1x4)   SK Warne 0.3-0-5-0
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

Perth Scorchers 78/1   PD Collingwood 15* (13b 2x4)   SK Warne 2-0-16-0
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

Perth Scorchers 84/1   HH Gibbs 44* (29b 7x4)   CJ McKay 1.3-0-12-0
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)   LJ Wright 1-0-10-0
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

Perth Scorchers 109/1   PD Collingwood 30* (22b 3x4)   JP Faulkner 2.1-0-20-0
13.3

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

Perth Scorchers 114/1   HH Gibbs 58* (38b 9x4)   JP Faulkner 2.3-0-24-0
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)   JP Faulkner 3-0-29-0
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

Perth Scorchers 131/2   HH Gibbs 70* (44b 11x4)   SK Warne 3.5-0-28-0
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

Perth Scorchers 156/3   MR Marsh 25* (15b 1x4 2x6)   CJ McKay 3.3-0-32-1
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