Big Bash League - Final

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the final of Big Bash. Perth Scorchers will be taking on Sydney Sixers.

News from the middle is, Perth Scorchers have won the toss and are batting. Lots of individual contests to look forward to, that they can be grouped as Scorcher's batting v Sixer's bowling

Would you believe it? The match ball is being delivered in a helicopter. North and Smith pose alongside a Sergeant, and yeah, with the trophy

Lee to bowl the first ball to Gibbs

0.1

Lee to Gibbs, OUT, Lee gets a wicket, first ball. He pitches it short and Gibbs goes for the pull. He pulls it into the hands of the deep square-leg fielder, Thornely. Gibbs is shocked with the shot he just played and trudges off

HH Gibbs c Thornely b Lee 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Lee to Ronchi, 2 runs, pushes it to deep midwicket for a couple

0.3

Lee to Ronchi, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and moving away. Ronchi covers the line of the off stump and lets it pass to the keeper

0.4

Lee to Ronchi, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Ronchi stands tall and defends it back to the bowler. Lee threatens to break the stumps down and the crowd boos

0.5

Lee to Ronchi, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. Ronchi, after those two dot-balls, decides to chase it and gets a faint outside edge. Nevill does no mistakes in holding and it's two wickets in the first over

L Ronchi c †Nevill b Lee 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

0.6

Lee to Marsh, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. There was a noise as the ball passed the bat. Lee goes up in appeal and the crowd cheer as the umpire calls it a wide

0.6

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, good length bal outside the off stump. Marsh drives it. Superb fielding by Henriques, at cover, saves three runs for his team

End of over 1 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 4/2
MR Marsh    1* (1b)      B Lee    1-0-4-2
MJ North    0* (0b)     

1.1

Starc to Marsh, no run, the left handers movement across him beats the outside edge of Marsh

Well Starc's Zinc is the colour of Sixer's uniform- Pink

1.2

Starc to Marsh, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to the leg side for a leg-bye

1.3

Starc to North, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Marsh gets behind the line of the ball and defends it to the off side

1.4

Starc to North, FOUR, first boundary of the innings. North moves across and punches a fuller delivery to deep midwicket fence. Maddinson tried to parry the ball back in, but was unsuccessful

1.5

Starc to North, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the short fine-leg fielder for another leg-bye

1.6

Starc to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh looks to be in pristine touch. He drives a fuller ball outside the off stump past the cover fielders foe his first boundary

End of over 2 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 14/2
MR Marsh    5* (4b 1x4)      MA Starc    1-0-8-0
MJ North    4* (3b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-4-2

2.1

Lee to North, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by North

2.2

Lee to North, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. North moves across and pushes it to the leg side

2.3

Lee to North, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. North moves across and punches it to cover with soft hands. Marsh was slow to react but then gathered pace and made it, in the end

2.4

Lee to Marsh, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Marsh defends it to the off side

2.5

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Maddinson runs across from mid-off and saves three runs

2.6

Lee to North, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. North walks across his stumps and turns the ball to square-leg for a single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 17/2
MJ North    6* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-7-2
MR Marsh    6* (6b 1x4)      MA Starc    1-0-8-0

3.1

Starc to North, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. North moves across and defends it to cover

3.2

Starc to North, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. North comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

3.3

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

3.4

Starc to North, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. North flicks it to fine-leg for a couple

3.5

Starc to North, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. North pushes it to mid-on

3.6

Starc to North, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. North moves across and whips it to mid-on to retain the strike

Henriques into the attack now

End of over 4 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 20/2
MJ North    9* (13b 1x4)      MA Starc    2-0-11-0
MR Marsh    6* (6b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-7-2

4.1

Henriques to North, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. The drop in pace, is a welcome relief for North as he pulls it to deep square-leg for a boundary. Good start to the over

4.2

Henriques to North, 1 run, plays it down with soft hands to point and sets off for a quick single

4.3

Henriques to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Marsh flicks it to short fine-leg for a single

4.4

Henriques to North, FOUR, fuller and wider outside the off stump. North moves across and plays a lofted drive. There were shouts of 'catch' but the ball flew in the gap between extra-cover and mid-off

4.5

Henriques to North, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

4.6

Henriques to North, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. North rocks back and drives it, but to the fielder at cover

Spin in the form of O'Keefe

End of over 5 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 30/2
MJ North    18* (18b 3x4)      MC Henriques    1-0-10-0
MR Marsh    7* (7b 1x4)      MA Starc    2-0-11-0

5.1

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Marsh rocks back and drives it to cover for a single

5.2

O'Keefe to North, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. North sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

5.3

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to cover

5.4

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Marsh rocks back and drives it straight to the cover fielder

5.5

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, steers it to short third-man

5.6

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run

End of over 6 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 33/2
MR Marsh    9* (12b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-3-0
MJ North    19* (19b 3x4)      MC Henriques    1-0-10-0

6.1

Henriques to Marsh, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump. Marsh rocks back and cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary

6.2

Henriques to Marsh, no run, defends it to the off side

6.3

Henriques to Marsh, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump this time. Marsh lofts it over midwicket for a couple

6.4

Henriques to Marsh, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh comes forward and drives it past the advancing extra-cover fielder for a boundary

Mitchell has scored 2 runs more than what his brother, Shaun, managed in the entire series against India

6.5

Henriques to Marsh, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. This time he times the lofted drive perfectly and gets a boundary for himself

6.6

Henriques to Marsh, 3 runs

End of over 7 (17 runs) Perth Scorchers 50/2
MR Marsh    26* (18b 4x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-27-0
MJ North    19* (19b 3x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-3-0

7.1

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

7.2

O'Keefe to North, 1 run, flighted ball outside the off stump. North moves across and pushes it to deep square-leg for a single

7.3

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover. North wants a single which is actually silly. The throw by the fielder is to the wrong hand of O'Keefe and North survives

7.4

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, defends it to the leg side

7.5

O'Keefe to Marsh, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. MArsh moves across and cuts it to deep point for a boundary

7.6

O'Keefe to Marsh, no run, struck on the pads on the leg side line. Sixers appeal but it would have been going down the leg stump line

Macgill comes into the attack

End of over 8 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 56/2
MR Marsh    31* (23b 5x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-9-0
MJ North    20* (20b 3x4)      MC Henriques    2-0-27-0

8.1

MacGill to North, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump line. North turns it to square-leg for a single

8.2

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss outside the leg stump. Marsh sweeps it to long-leg for a single

8.3

MacGill to North, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump. North cuts it to point for a single

8.4

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to sweeper cover for a single

8.5

MacGill to North, no run, does MacGill have a plan for North? He has been bowling flighted deliveries outside the off stump. North comes forward and defends it

8.6

MacGill to North, OUT, this time he flights it on the leg stump line. North wants to sweep the top spinner and gets a top edge. O'Keefe has no problems in taking the catch and in comes Collingwood

MJ North c O'Keefe b MacGill 22 (24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

End of over 9 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 60/3
     SCG MacGill    1-0-4-1
MR Marsh    33* (25b 5x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-9-0

9.1

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

9.2

O'Keefe to Collingwood, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

9.3

O'Keefe to Collingwood, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Collingwood comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

9.4

O'Keefe to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Collingwood pushes it to long-on and gets a single

9.5

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh pushes it to off side and sets off for a single

9.6

O'Keefe to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood charges down the track and, is struck on the pads outside the off stump line

End of over 10 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 63/3
PD Collingwood    1* (4b)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-12-0
MR Marsh    35* (27b 5x4)      SCG MacGill    1-0-4-1

10.1

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Marsh advances down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

10.2

MacGill to Collingwood, no run, flighted ball outside the off stump. Collingwood was playing for the turn as he looks to get the cut going. There was not much turn in it and he is beaten

10.3

MacGill to Collingwood, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Collingwood sweeps it to long-leg for his first boundary. They would need more of these

10.4

MacGill to Collingwood, no run, defends it to the leg side

10.5

MacGill to Collingwood, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood rocks back and defends it to cover with a flourish of flowing cover drive

10.6

MacGill to Collingwood, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single

End of over 11 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 69/3
PD Collingwood    6* (9b 1x4)      SCG MacGill    2-0-10-1
MR Marsh    36* (28b 5x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-12-0

11.1

O'Keefe to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Collingwood forces it off the backfoot to long-on for a single

11.2

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, turns it to deep midwicket for a single

11.3

O'Keefe to Collingwood, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood pushes it to cover and gets himself a single

11.3

O'Keefe to Collingwood, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood pushes it to cover and gets himself a single

11.3

O'Keefe to Collingwood, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood pushes it to cover and gets himself a single

11.4

O'Keefe to Marsh, SIX, fuller ball on the leg stump. Marsh comes down the track and sends the ball to the first tier at long-on

11.5

O'Keefe to Marsh, 1 run, pushes it to mid-on and sets off for a single

11.6

O'Keefe to Collingwood, no run, comes forward and steers it to short third-man

End of over 12 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 79/3
PD Collingwood    8* (12b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    4-0-22-0
MR Marsh    44* (31b 5x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    2-0-10-1

12.1

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Marsh gets onto the backfoot and cuts it to deep point for a single

12.2

MacGill to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump. Collingwood pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

12.3

MacGill to Marsh, no run, short ball on the off stump. Marsh comes down the track and cuts it to cover. He was beaten in the flight

12.4

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, pushes it to point and gets himslef a single

12.5

MacGill to Collingwood, 1 run, on the leg stump line. Collingwood glances it to short fine-leg for a single

12.6

MacGill to Marsh, no run, on the leg stump. Marsh comes forward and defends it to the off side

Moran, the new bowler

End of over 13 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 83/3
MR Marsh    46* (35b 5x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    3-0-14-1
PD Collingwood    10* (14b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    4-0-22-0

13.1

Moran to Collingwood, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Collingwood comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

13.2

Moran to Collingwood, FOUR, a similar ball again. This time Collingwood moves across and paddles it over the fine-leg fielder in the circle for a boundary

13.3

Moran to Collingwood, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood slices it to the point fielder

13.4

Moran to Collingwood, 1 run, short and slower one outside the off stump. Collingwood pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

13.5

Moran to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to long-off for a single

13.6

Moran to Collingwood, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood turns the face at the last moment and reverse scoops it to the third-man boundary. Nice time to get into some form, for Collingwood

End of over 14 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 93/3
PD Collingwood    19* (19b 3x4)      IA Moran    1-0-10-0
MR Marsh    47* (36b 5x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    3-0-14-1

14.1

MacGill to Marsh, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh comes down the track and mistimes the lofted drive. The balls falls safely at sweeper cover for a couple

14.2

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. MArsh pushes it to long-on and gets to his half-century. Time to push on

14.3

MacGill to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Collingwood forehands it to long-on for a single

14.4

MacGill to Marsh, no run, googly and a shorter one at that. Marsh is beaten as he looks to cut it

14.5

MacGill to Marsh, 1 run, drives it to swepeer cover for a single

14.6

MacGill to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Collingwood pushes it to long-on and that brings an end, hopefully, to MacGill's contribution to the match, his bowling spell. He wouldn't want to bat today

End of over 15 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 99/3
PD Collingwood    21* (21b 3x4)      SCG MacGill    4-0-20-1
MR Marsh    51* (40b 5x4 1x6)      IA Moran    1-0-10-0

15.1

Moran to Collingwood, 2 runs, turns it to fine-leg for a couple

15.2

Moran to Collingwood, 2 runs, comes forward and turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

15.3

Moran to Collingwood, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Collingwood comes forward and drives it to mid-off for a single

15.4

Moran to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh pushes it to mid-off and gets himself a single

15.5

Moran to Collingwood, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Collingwood was looking to reverse paddle it, whatever the length. He ends up reverse pulling it and gets a top edge to third-man for a boundary

15.6

Moran to Collingwood, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Collingwood flicks it to deep midwicket and gets a couple. That brings an end to the spell of the weakest link of the Sixers, the fift bowler. Moran and Henriques ended up conceding 49 runs

End of over 16 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 111/3
PD Collingwood    32* (26b 4x4)      IA Moran    2-0-22-0
MR Marsh    52* (41b 5x4 1x6)      SCG MacGill    4-0-20-1

16.1

Starc to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

16.1

Starc to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

16.2

Starc to Collingwood, OUT, fuller ball on the middle stump. Collinwood comes down the track and looks to loft it. He skies a leading edge to cover and Smith takes it comfortably

PD Collingwood c Smith b Starc 32 (25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 128.00

16.3

Starc to Marsh, 1 run, lofts it to sweeper cover for a single

16.4

Starc to Katich, no run, short ball to welcome Katich to the crease. He looks to pull it and is beaten

16.5

Starc to Katich, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Katich goes for the drive with his backfoot stuck on the crease. He gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a boundary

16.6

Starc to Katich, 2 runs, pushes it to long-on and gets a couple

End of over 17 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 119/4
SM Katich    6* (3b 1x4)      MA Starc    3-0-19-1
MR Marsh    54* (45b 5x4 1x6)      IA Moran    2-0-22-0

17.1

Lee to Marsh, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

17.1

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, off the inside edge to midwicket for a single

17.2

Lee to Katich, 1 run, cuts it to deep point for a single

17.3

Lee to Marsh, no run, full-toss outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to cover

17.4

Lee to Marsh, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

17.4

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss on the middle stump. Marsh whacks this straight to midwicket. O'Keefe drops it

17.5

Lee to Katich, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single

17.6

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh drives it to mid-off and gets a single. These won't suffice

End of over 18 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 126/4
MR Marsh    57* (49b 5x4 1x6)      B Lee    3-0-14-2
SM Katich    8* (5b 1x4)      MA Starc    3-0-19-1

18.1

Starc to Marsh, SIX, good length ball outside the off stump. Marsh is going for the drive. He gets the toe end of the bat and it still goes over the ropes at sweeper cover

18.2

Starc to Marsh, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. This is the Marsh that we have come to know over this month. He lofts it straight back over the bowlers head for a six. These two hits have activated the crowd

18.3

Starc to Marsh, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

18.4

Starc to Katich, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. KAtich pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary. 17 runs off the over already

18.5

Starc to Katich, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Katich drives it straight into the hands of Maddinson at mid-off. A couple of metres , either side, would have fetched him a boundary

SM Katich c Maddinson b Starc 12 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 171.42

18.6

Starc to Rimmington, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Rimmington looks to slice it and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

End of over 19 (21 runs) Perth Scorchers 147/5
NJ Rimmington    4* (1b 1x4)      MA Starc    4-0-40-2
MR Marsh    70* (52b 5x4 3x6)      B Lee    3-0-14-2

19.1

Lee to Marsh, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh too, like Rimmington looks to slice it and gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a boundary

19.2

Lee to Marsh, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Marsh pushes it to long-on and it looks like he whispered something into the ears of Rimmington. They take a couple as O'Keefe was slow in throwing

19.3

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump. Marsh swings it to midwicket for a single

19.4

Lee to Rimmington, 1 bye, good length ball outside the off stump. Rimmington looks to steer it and is beaten. They run across for the bye

19.5

Lee to Marsh, no run, yorker outside the off stump. Marsh digs it out back to the bowler and it's a dot ball

19.6

Lee to Marsh, 1 bye, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh comes down the track and looks to slice it. He is beaten ad they run across for a bye

Perth Scorchers will take 156 after they were two wickets down in the first over. Marsh consolidated and then let himself go in the final few overs. If not for sensational death bowling by Lee, Scorchers would have posted a formidable total. Do not forget his two wickets in the first over. We know who would be awarded the Man of the match if Sixers win the match, don't we?

We have to see if Hogg celebrates his recall to the national T20 team with a special spell. Join us for the chase in about fifteen minutes from now

19.6

Lee to Marsh, 1 bye, fuller ball outside the off stump. Marsh comes down the track and looks to slice it. He is beaten ad they run across for a bye

Perth Scorchers will take 156 after they were two wickets down in the first over. Marsh consolidated and then let himself go in the final few overs. If not for sensational death bowling by Lee, Scorchers would have posted a formidable total. Do not forget his two wickets in the first over. We know who would be awarded the Man of the match if Sixers win the match, don't we?

We have to see if Hogg celebrates his recall to the national T20 team with a special spell. Join us for the chase in about fifteen minutes from now

End of over 20 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 156/5
MR Marsh    77* (57b 6x4 3x6)      B Lee    4-0-21-2
NJ Rimmington    4* (2b 1x4)      MA Starc    4-0-40-2
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Photos

Jan 28, 2012

The Sydney Sixers with the inaugural BBL trophy, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2011-12 final, Perth, January 28, 2012

The Sydney Sixers with the inaugural BBL trophy

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Jan 28, 2012

Stand-in captain Steven Smith hit the winning boundary, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2011-12 final, Perth, January 28, 2012

Stand-in captain Steven Smith hit the winning boundary

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