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)

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

Melbourne Stars 8/1   LJ Wright 0* (0b)   MA Beer 0.4-0-8-1

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

Melbourne Stars 75/2   LJ Wright 28* (17b 3x4 1x6)   GB Hogg 1-0-6-1

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

Melbourne Stars 88/3   AC Voges 7* (6b)   BM Edmondson 2.2-0-24-1

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

Melbourne Stars 88/4   AC Voges 7* (6b)   BM Edmondson 2.3-0-24-2

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

Melbourne Stars 95/5   CL White 3* (6b)   MR Marsh 0.5-0-4-1

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

Melbourne Stars 108/6   GJ Bailey 2* (3b)   MR Marsh 1.4-0-15-2

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

Melbourne Stars 113/7   MS Wade 3* (3b)   GB Hogg 3.5-0-17-2

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

Melbourne Stars 154/8   CJ McKay 5* (7b)   NJ Rimmington 3.2-0-36-1





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Hours of play (local time) 17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.15, Interval 18.15-18.35, Second Session 18.35-19.55

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