Big Bash League - 1st semi final

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs

0.1

Beer to Quiney, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Quiney comes forward and defends it to the off side

0.2

Beer to Quiney, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Quiney comes forward and lofts it over cover. Katich is unlucky as the ball pitches and he manages to parry it to the boundary

0.3

Beer to Quiney, FOUR, cuts it past point for a boundary

0.4

Beer to Quiney, OUT, beats him with an arm-ball! Quiney comes forward in an attempt to defend it and the ball spins across him. He has dragged his backfoot too far and Ronchi whips the bails off

RJ Quiney st †Ronchi b Beer 8 (3m 4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

0.5

Beer to Faulkner, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side and gets off the mark

0.6

Beer to Wright, 1 run, sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

End of over 1 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 10/1 (165 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 8.68)
LJ Wright    1* (1b)      MA Beer    1-0-10-1
JP Faulkner    1* (1b)     

1.1

Rimmington to Wright, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump. Wright pulls it to square-leg for a single

1.2

Rimmington to Faulkner, 2 runs

1.3

Rimmington to Faulkner, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Faulkner pushes it to long-on for a single

1.4

Rimmington to Wright, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

1.5

Rimmington to Wright, 1 run, cuts it to third-man for a single

1.6

Rimmington to Faulkner, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner looks to cut it away and, is beaten

End of over 2 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 15/1 (160 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 8.88)
JP Faulkner    4* (4b)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-5-0
LJ Wright    3* (4b)      MA Beer    1-0-10-1

2.1

Coulter-Nile to Wright, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Wright whips it to deep midwicket for a boundary

2.2

Coulter-Nile to Wright, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

2.3

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Faulkner comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

2.4

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner lets it pass to the keeper

2.5

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Faulkner drives it to mid-on for a single

2.6

Coulter-Nile to Wright, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Wright slices it over the covers for his second boundary

End of over 3 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 25/1 (150 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 8.82)
LJ Wright    12* (7b 2x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-10-0
JP Faulkner    5* (7b)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-5-0

3.1

Edmondson to Faulkner, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Faulkner lofts it over the bowlers head for a boundary

3.2

Edmondson to Faulkner, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner pulls it to the vacant deep midwicket area for a boundary. Is the move paying off for Stars

3.3

Edmondson to Faulkner, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

3.4

Edmondson to Faulkner, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump

3.5

Edmondson to Faulkner, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Faulkner is looking to go across the line. He gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a boundary

3.6

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

End of over 4 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 38/1 (137 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 8.56)
JP Faulkner    18* (13b 3x4)      BM Edmondson    1-0-13-0
LJ Wright    12* (7b 2x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-10-0

4.1

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, 2 runs

4.2

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Faulkner slams it back past the bowler for a boundary

4.3

Coulter-Nile to Faulkner, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. Faulkner slogs it to long-on for a single

4.4

Coulter-Nile to Wright, SIX

4.5

Coulter-Nile to Wright, 2 runs

4.6

Coulter-Nile to Wright, no run

End of over 5 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 53/1 (122 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 10.60, RRR: 8.13)
LJ Wright    20* (10b 2x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-25-0
JP Faulkner    25* (16b 4x4)      BM Edmondson    1-0-13-0

5.1

Edmondson to Faulkner, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Faulkner comes forward and defends it

5.2

Edmondson to Faulkner, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner makes room and slaps it to sweeper cover for a boundary

5.3

Edmondson to Faulkner, 2 runs, cuts it to deep point for a couple

5.4

Edmondson to Faulkner, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner looks to cut and gets an outside edge that falls short of the backward point for a single

5.5

Edmondson to Wright, no run

5.6

Edmondson to Wright, FOUR, slices over the point fielder for a boundary

End of over 6 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 64/1 (111 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 10.66, RRR: 7.92)
LJ Wright    24* (12b 3x4 1x6)      BM Edmondson    2-0-24-0
JP Faulkner    32* (20b 5x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-25-0

6.1

Beer to Faulkner, no run, short outside off. Faulkner drives it to cover

6.2

Beer to Faulkner, 2 runs, full-toss on the leg stump. Faulkner swipes it to wide long-on for a couple

6.3

Beer to Faulkner, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

6.4

Beer to Wright, 1 bye, fuller ball on the leg stump and going with the angle. Wright comes down the track and is beaten. Ronchi misses the stumping

6.5

Beer to Faulkner, 1 run, slogs it to deep midwicket for a single

6.6

Beer to Wright, no run, blockhole on the middle stump. Wright pushes it back to the bowler

Cheers round the ground as Hogg comes onto bowl. The ground is chanting "Hogggggggie, Hoggggggggie"

End of over 7 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 69/1 (106 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 9.85, RRR: 8.15)
LJ Wright    24* (14b 3x4 1x6)      MA Beer    2-0-14-1
JP Faulkner    36* (24b 5x4)      BM Edmondson    2-0-24-0

7.1

Hogg to Faulkner, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Faulkner sweeps it to deep square-leg for a single

7.2

Hogg to Wright, no run, struck on the thigh pad. Hogg looks towards the umpire

7.3

Hogg to Wright, 1 run, outside the off stump. Wright comes down the track and looks to flick it. He gets a leading edge that falls short of the long-on fielder

7.4

Hogg to Faulkner, 1 run, sweeps it to deep square-leg for a single

7.5

Hogg to Wright, 3 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Wright cuts it to deep point where KAtich dives and saves a single for his team

7.6

Hogg to Faulkner, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Faulkner goes for the slog sweep and holes out to deep midwicket. Marsh takes the catch and signals to the crowd. He wants them all keyed up

JP Faulkner c Marsh b Hogg 38 (32m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 140.74

Faulkner has done his job though

End of over 8 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 75/2 (100 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.37, RRR: 8.33)
     GB Hogg    1-0-6-1
LJ Wright    28* (17b 3x4 1x6)      MA Beer    2-0-14-1

8.1

Beer to Voges, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on for a single

8.2

Beer to Wright, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Wright cuts it to point for a single

8.3

Beer to Voges, 1 run, drives to sweeper cover for a single

8.4

Beer to Wright, 1 run, full-toss on the middle stump. Wright pushes it to long-on for another single

8.5

Beer to Voges, 1 run, outside the off stump. Voges square-drives for a single

8.6

Beer to Wright, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Wright cuts it to backward point and sets of for a single

End of over 9 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 81/2 (94 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 8.54)
LJ Wright    31* (20b 3x4 1x6)      MA Beer    3-0-20-1
AC Voges    3* (3b)      GB Hogg    1-0-6-1

9.1

Hogg to Wright, 1 run, sweeps it to square-leg for a single

9.2

Hogg to Voges, 1 run, on the off stump. Voges moves across and pushes it to deep square-leg for a single

9.3

Hogg to Wright, 1 leg bye, pitching outside the leg stump and hit him on the pad. Wright is looking for the sweep and misses

9.4

Hogg to Voges, 1 run

9.5

Hogg to Wright, 1 run, short outside the leg stump. Wright pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

9.6

Hogg to Voges, 2 runs, wrong 'un there as Voges slices it to deep point for a couple

End of over 10 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 88/2 (87 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.80, RRR: 8.70)
AC Voges    7* (6b)      GB Hogg    2-0-12-1
LJ Wright    33* (23b 3x4 1x6)      MA Beer    3-0-20-1

10.1

Edmondson to Wright, no run

10.2

Edmondson to Wright, OUT, slower ball outside the off stump. Wright slogs it straight into the hands of North at midwicket

LJ Wright c North b Edmondson 33 (46m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 132.00

10.3

Edmondson to Hussey, OUT, the best bat of the Stars is gone, first ball. He is looking to drive a fuller ball and gets an outside edge. Ronchi puts in a sprawling dive to his right and takes the catch

DJ Hussey c †Ronchi b Edmondson 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

10.4

Edmondson to White, no run, short ball outside the off stump. White gets on top of the bounce and defends it

10.5

Edmondson to White, no run, short ball outside the off stump, from around the wicket. White sways out of the way

10.6

Edmondson to White, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. White comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. A double-wicket maiden then

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Melbourne Stars 88/4 (87 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 9.66)
CL White    0* (3b)      BM Edmondson    3-1-24-2
AC Voges    7* (6b)      GB Hogg    2-0-12-1

11.1

Coulter-Nile to Voges, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Voges guides it to the point fielder

11.2

Coulter-Nile to Voges, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Voges pushes it to point and sets off. He would have been out by a country mile if Gibbs found the target

11.3

Coulter-Nile to White, 1 run, plays it down with soft hands and sets off for a single

11.4

Coulter-Nile to Voges, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

11.4

Coulter-Nile to Voges, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Voges looks to cut and, is beaten

11.5

Coulter-Nile to Voges, no run

11.6

Coulter-Nile to Voges, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Voges comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

End of over 12 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 91/4 (84 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.58, RRR: 10.50)
AC Voges    8* (11b)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-28-0
CL White    1* (4b)      BM Edmondson    3-1-24-2

12.1

Marsh to White, 1 wide, wide down the leg side to begin his spell

12.1

Marsh to White, 1 run, off the leading edge to cover for a single

12.2

Marsh to Voges, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Voges pushes it to long-on for a single

12.3

Marsh to White, 1 run

12.4

Marsh to Voges, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Voges looks to slice it and the movement beats him

12.5

Marsh to Voges, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Voges can't get the pull going and edges it to short fine-leg. Rimmington takes the catch and Stars would need a miracle to win it from here

AC Voges c Rimmington b Marsh 9 (23m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

12.6

Marsh to Bailey, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 96/5 (79 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 11.28)
GJ Bailey    1* (1b)      MR Marsh    1-0-5-1
CL White    3* (6b)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-28-0

13.1

Hogg to Bailey, 1 run, outside the off stump. Bailey pushes it to point to get off the strike

13.2

Hogg to White, no run, short ball outside the off stump. White cuts it to cpver

13.3

Hogg to White, no run, comes forward and pads a ball outside the leg stump

13.4

Hogg to White, no run, comes down the track and pushes it to midwicket

13.5

Hogg to White, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. White smashes it to long-off for a single

13.6

Hogg to Bailey, no run

End of over 14 (2 runs) Melbourne Stars 98/5 (77 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 12.83)
GJ Bailey    2* (3b)      GB Hogg    3-0-14-1
CL White    4* (10b)      MR Marsh    1-0-5-1

14.1

Marsh to White, no run, comes forward and pushes it to point

14.2

Marsh to White, SIX, finally White makes his presence felt. White clubs it to deep midwicket for a six

14.3

Marsh to White, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. White lofts it to long-on for a boundary

14.4

Marsh to White, OUT, ok, Marsh will give ten runs to take the wicket of White, any day. Fuller ball on the middle stump. White lofts it to long-on where Katich takes the catch

CL White c Katich b Marsh 14 (19m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

14.5

Marsh to Bailey, 1 run, drives it to cover for a single

14.6

Marsh to Wade, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Wade flicks it to deep square-leg to get off the mark

End of over 15 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 110/6 (65 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 13.00)
MS Wade    1* (1b)      MR Marsh    2-0-17-2
GJ Bailey    3* (4b)      GB Hogg    3-0-14-1

15.1

Hogg to Wade, 1 run, pushes it to long-off for a single

15.2

Hogg to Bailey, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Bailey forces it to deep midwicket for a single

15.3

Hogg to Wade, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

15.4

Hogg to Bailey, no run, cuts it to backward point

15.5

Hogg to Bailey, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Bailey makes room and looks to slice it. He misses the ball and Hogg goes up in celebration. Ronchi blocks his celebratory run

GJ Bailey b Hogg 4 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

15.6

Hogg to McKay, no run, pushes it to midwicket. Superb spell by Hogg comes to an end

End of over 16 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 113/7 (62 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.06, RRR: 15.50)
CJ McKay    0* (1b)      GB Hogg    4-0-17-2
MS Wade    3* (3b)      MR Marsh    2-0-17-2

16.1

Edmondson to Wade, FOUR, smashes it past cover for a boundary

16.2

Edmondson to Wade, 1 run

16.3

Edmondson to McKay, no run

16.4

Edmondson to McKay, 1 run, off the outside edge to third-man for a single

End of over 17 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 119/7 (56 runs required from 20 balls, RR: 7.14, RRR: 16.80)
CJ McKay    1* (3b)      BM Edmondson    3.4-1-30-2
MS Wade    8* (5b 1x4)      GB Hogg    4-0-17-2

17.5

Edmondson to Wade, 1 run

17.6

Edmondson to McKay, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. McKay lofts it to long-off for a couple

17.1

Rimmington to Wade, SIX

17.2

Rimmington to Wade, 2 runs, slices it to deep cover for a couple

17.3

Rimmington to Wade, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine-leg for leg-bye

17.4

Rimmington to McKay, 1 run, off the outside edge to third-man for a single

17.5

Rimmington to Wade, FOUR, wide outside the off stump. Wade cuts it to deep point for a boundary

17.6

Rimmington to Wade, 1 run

End of over 18 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 137/7 (38 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 19.00)
MS Wade    22* (11b 2x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-30-0
CJ McKay    4* (5b)      GB Hogg    4-0-17-2

18.1

Edmondson to Wade, 1 run, smashes it to long-on for a single. Singles won't do at this stage

18.2

Edmondson to McKay, 1 run, off the inside edge to the keeper for a single

18.3

Edmondson to Wade, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wade drives it to long-off for a single

18.4

Edmondson to McKay, 1 leg bye, struck on the pads and they run across for a leg-bye

18.5

Edmondson to Wade, SIX, full-toss on the off stump. Wade paddles and gets a top edge to Rimmington at third-man. He runs over the ropes after taking the catch and it's a six

18.6

Edmondson to Wade, 1 run, pushes it to long-off for a single

End of over 19 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 148/7 (27 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.78, RRR: 27.00)
MS Wade    31* (15b 2x4 2x6)      BM Edmondson    4-1-32-2
CJ McKay    5* (7b)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-30-0

19.1

Rimmington to Wade, SIX, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wade slices it over sweeper cover for a six. Do we have a match on?

19.2

Rimmington to Wade, OUT, full-toss on the leg stump. Wade slogs it straight into the hands of Marsh at long-on. The final will be in Perth even if Rimmington endures a horror over from here on

MS Wade c Marsh b Rimmington 37 (21m 17b 2x4 3x6) SR: 217.64

19.3

Rimmington to McKay, 2 runs, full outside off. McKay drives it to long-off for a couple

19.4

Rimmington to McKay, SIX, full-toss outside the off stump. McKay lofts it over long-off for a six

19.5

Rimmington to McKay, 1 run, outside the off stump. McKay drives it to long-on for a single and the final will be at the same venue, a week later

19.6

Rimmington to Bird, no run, off the outside edge to the keeper and the crowd go bonkers as Scorchers will stay in Perth to face the winner of the match between Sixers and Hurricanes

Till Faulkner was around, Melbourne Stars seemed to be in with a fair chance. The wickets of Luke Wright and David Hussey off successive balls by Edmondson tightened the grip of Perth Scorchers on the match. Perth Scorchers have booked themselves a spot in the Champions League with the win. If Wade was sent in at a position higher than his eventual eighth, things might have been different for the Stars

Thanks for joining us and make sure that you join us for the second semi-final between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes tomorrow

End of over 20 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 163/8 (12 runs required)
JM Bird    0* (1b)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-45-1
CJ McKay    14* (10b 1x6)      BM Edmondson    4-1-32-2
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Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
Melb Stars won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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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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