Big Bash League

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the game between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers. We hear that Perth Scorchers won the toss and are batting

0.1

Richardson to Marsh, no run, wide of off, cut to cover where Hughes dives to field

0.2

Richardson to Marsh, no run, back of a length, defended back to the bowler

0.3

Richardson to Marsh, 1 wide, short and wide of off, swings hard at it but can't connect

0.3

Richardson to Marsh, no run, good zip and hits the thigh as the ball decks away from the lefty

0.4

Richardson to Marsh, no run, great zip, great carry, beats the outside edge and Ludeman takes above his head

0.5

Richardson to Marsh, 2 runs, length on leg, flicked through square leg

0.6

Richardson to Marsh, no run, length ball on off, gets forward to defend

End of over 1 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 3/0
SE Marsh    2* (6b)      KW Richardson    1-0-3-0
HH Gibbs    0* (0b)     

1.1

Lyon to Gibbs, no run, darted in at off stump, pushed to mid wicket

1.2

Lyon to Gibbs, 1 run, guides it third man

1.3

Lyon to Marsh, no run, flights that outside off and beats the driving bat

1.4

Lyon to Marsh, no run, drives to point

1.5

Lyon to Marsh, 1 run, straight ball rushes Marsh as he flicks to short fine leg

1.6

Lyon to Gibbs, 1 wide, quick one down leg, Ludeman can't take cleanly, they look for a single but change their mind, Ludeman hits the stumps at the striker's end but Gibbs is back by a mattter of inches

1.6

Lyon to Gibbs, 1 run

End of over 2 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 7/0
HH Gibbs    2* (3b)      NM Lyon    1-0-4-0
SE Marsh    3* (9b)      KW Richardson    1-0-3-0

2.1

Richardson to Gibbs, no run

2.2

Richardson to Gibbs, 2 wides, strays down leg, Ludeman does well to get a hand on it

2.2

Richardson to Marsh, 1 run

2.3

Richardson to Gibbs, 2 runs, pulls a length ball through mid wicket

2.4

Richardson to Gibbs, FOUR, flicks over short fine leg

2.5

Richardson to Gibbs, no run

2.6

Richardson to Gibbs, SIX, rocks back and smashes it over deep mid wicket, great shot

End of over 3 (15 runs) Perth Scorchers 22/0
HH Gibbs    14* (8b 1x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-18-0
SE Marsh    4* (10b)      NM Lyon    1-0-4-0

3.1

Lyon to Marsh, no run, flicks to short fine leg

3.2

Lyon to Marsh, 1 run, works it to mid wicket

3.3

Lyon to Gibbs, 2 wides, strays down leg and again Ludeman can't handle the quicker ball

3.3

Lyon to Marsh, 3 runs, rocks back and cuts through cover, Doropolous does well to get a hand on it and save the boundary

3.4

Lyon to Gibbs, OUT, dances down the wicket and flicks straight to square leg for an easy catch

HH Gibbs c Richardson b Lyon 14 (9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

3.5

Lyon to Hussey, no run, full on off, drives to cover

3.6

Lyon to Hussey, 2 runs, drives through mid off

End of over 4 (8 runs) Perth Scorchers 30/1
MEK Hussey    2* (2b)      NM Lyon    2-0-12-1
SE Marsh    8* (13b)      KW Richardson    2-0-18-0

4.1

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, FOUR, full on off, nothing more than a push through point and it races to the rope, how quick is this outfield!

4.2

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, no run, defends to cover

4.3

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, no run, pushed to mid on

4.4

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, 1 run, worked to deep mid wicket

4.5

Saeed Ajmal to Hussey, 1 run, thick inside edge to square leg

4.6

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

End of over 5 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 37/1
SE Marsh    14* (18b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-7-0
MEK Hussey    3* (3b)      NM Lyon    2-0-12-1

5.1

Botha to Marsh, 1 run, pushed to mid on

5.2

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, cut to cover where Lyon dives to field but can't stop the single

5.3

Botha to Marsh, 1 run, flicked to square leg

5.4

Botha to Hussey, no run, cut to cover point

5.5

Botha to Hussey, no run, good yorker dug out back to the bowler

5.6

Botha to Hussey, no run, reverse sweep to short third man

A very tidy Powerplay from the Strikers, restricting the Scorchers to just two fours and a six

End of over 6 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 40/1
MEK Hussey    4* (7b)      J Botha    1-0-3-0
SE Marsh    16* (20b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-7-0

6.1

Putland to Marsh, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg

6.2

Putland to Hussey, no run, squares him up and he defends to cover

6.3

Putland to Hussey, OUT, length ball on off, Hussey advances and tries to clear mid off but doesn't get enough of it, Richardson takes a good catch running back

MEK Hussey c Richardson b Putland 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

6.4

Putland to Marsh, no run, great nut, nips away from the bat and beats the edge

6.5

Putland to Marsh, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to deep mid wicket

6.6

Putland to Voges, 1 run, drives uppishly through square leg with a thick inside edge

End of over 7 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 43/2
AC Voges    1* (1b)      GD Putland    1-0-3-1
SE Marsh    18* (23b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-3-0

7.1

Botha to Voges, 1 run, drives to long on

7.2

Botha to Marsh, no run, good nut, rushes Marsh and beats the edge

7.3

Botha to Marsh, 1 run, drives through cover

7.4

Botha to Voges, 1 run, reverse sweep to short third man where Ferguson misfields

7.5

Botha to Marsh, 1 run, yorker dug out to deep point

7.6

Botha to Voges, 1 run, driven to long on

End of over 8 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 48/2
AC Voges    4* (4b)      J Botha    2-0-8-0
SE Marsh    20* (26b 1x4)      GD Putland    1-0-3-1

8.1

Putland to Voges, no run, full and driven to short mid wicket who fields well

8.2

Putland to Voges, FOUR, length on middle, hoiks it across the line just wide of short mid wicket, good shot, not a bad ball

8.3

Putland to Voges, 1 run, driven to mid off

8.4

Putland to Marsh, SIX, bouncer, rocks back and gets a big top edge over fine leg, that went way back

8.5

Putland to Marsh, 1 run, good follow-up, thick outside edge through the vacant slips region and down to third man

8.6

Putland to Voges, 1 run, flicked through square leg

End of over 9 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 61/2
AC Voges    10* (8b 1x4)      GD Putland    2-0-16-1
SE Marsh    27* (28b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    2-0-8-0

9.1

Botha to Voges, 1 run, driven to long on

9.2

Botha to Marsh, no run, pushes it through, hits the pads but going down leg

9.3

Botha to Marsh, 1 run

9.4

Botha to Voges, no run, rocks back and misses everything on the cut shot

9.5

Botha to Voges, 2 runs, driven to long on

9.6

Botha to Voges, 3 runs, full toss flicked through mid wicket

End of over 10 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 68/2
AC Voges    16* (12b 1x4)      J Botha    3-0-15-0
SE Marsh    28* (30b 1x4 1x6)      GD Putland    2-0-16-1

10.1

Richardson to Voges, 1 run

10.2

Richardson to Marsh, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

10.3

Richardson to Voges, 1 run, full and driven firmly to long on

10.4

Richardson to Marsh, 2 runs, back of a length, worked through mid wicket

10.5

Richardson to Marsh, SIX, fullish on off, drives gloriously straight back down the ground

10.6

Richardson to Marsh, FOUR, full and wide and that has gone like a rocket, wowee!

End of over 11 (15 runs) Perth Scorchers 83/2
SE Marsh    41* (34b 2x4 2x6)      KW Richardson    3-0-33-0
AC Voges    18* (14b 1x4)      J Botha    3-0-15-0

11.1

Lyon to Voges, no run, pulled to mid wicket

11.2

Lyon to Voges, no run, gets down to reverse sweep but gets beaten by the quicker ball

11.3

Lyon to Voges, 1 run, driven to long off

11.4

Lyon to Marsh, FOUR, rocks back and cuts through point

11.5

Lyon to Marsh, 1 run, driven to long on

11.6

Lyon to Voges, FOUR, reverse sweeps fine of short third man

The Scorchers have really turned up the heat over the past four overs. If these two can stay at the crease, they'll go a long way towards getting a healthy score of 170/180

End of over 12 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 93/2
AC Voges    23* (18b 2x4)      NM Lyon    3-0-22-1
SE Marsh    46* (36b 3x4 2x6)      KW Richardson    3-0-33-0

12.1

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, no run, short outside off, smashes it straight back to the bowler

12.2

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, 1 leg bye, off the pads to mid wicket

12.3

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, 1 run, pulled to deep square leg

12.4

Saeed Ajmal to Marsh, 1 run, punched to long on

12.5

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, no run, cut to short third man

12.6

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

End of over 13 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 97/2
AC Voges    25* (21b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-10-0
SE Marsh    47* (39b 3x4 2x6)      NM Lyon    3-0-22-1

13.1

Lyon to Voges, no run, defended back to the bowler

13.2

Lyon to Voges, FOUR, smashed to long on, Klinger can't stop at full stretch

13.3

Lyon to Voges, FOUR, short and outside off, top edges the cut shot just wide of Ferguson

13.4

Lyon to Voges, 1 run, reverse sweep to short fine leg, half a chance for a run out, but Voges is back safely

13.5

Lyon to Marsh, 1 run, cut to deep point

13.6

Lyon to Voges, 1 run, pushed to mid wicket

End of over 14 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 108/2
AC Voges    35* (26b 4x4)      NM Lyon    4-0-33-1
SE Marsh    48* (40b 3x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-10-0

14.1

Doropoulos to Voges, 2 runs, full outside off, driven firmly through cover

14.2

Doropoulos to Voges, 1 run, guided to third man

14.3

Doropoulos to Marsh, 1 run, driven to long off to bring up his 50

14.4

Doropoulos to Voges, 1 run, driven to long off

14.5

Doropoulos to Marsh, 1 wide, full and wide of off

14.5

Doropoulos to Marsh, no run, slower ball bouncer, through the shot too soon, edge falls short of the keeper

14.6

Doropoulos to Marsh, SIX, BANG! That is deep over long on, great hitting

End of over 15 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 119/2
SE Marsh    55* (43b 3x4 3x6)      TP Doropoulos    1-0-12-0
AC Voges    39* (29b 4x4)      NM Lyon    4-0-33-1

15.1

Botha to Voges, 1 run, driven to long on

15.2

Botha to Marsh, 1 run, cut to deep cover

15.3

Botha to Voges, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

15.4

Botha to Marsh, OUT, flighted and he drives hard but it's straight up and Klinger makes good ground and takes a good catch at cover

SE Marsh c Klinger b Botha 57 (45b 3x4 3x6) SR: 126.66

15.5

Botha to Voges, 1 run, reverse sweep to short third man

15.6

Botha to Coulter-Nile, FOUR, backs away and smashes it straight down the ground, great hit

End of over 16 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 128/3
NM Coulter-Nile    4* (1b 1x4)      J Botha    4-0-23-1
AC Voges    42* (32b 4x4)      TP Doropoulos    1-0-12-0

16.1

Putland to Voges, 1 run, full toss gets pulled through mid wicket

16.2

Putland to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, full on off, chipped over cover, not quite sure if he meant that!

16.3

Putland to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs, slower ball goes way up in the air, Richardson gets to it but drops a pretty simple catch

16.4

Putland to Coulter-Nile, SIX, and he makes them pay, smashing it way over long on

16.5

Putland to Coulter-Nile, OUT, just takes some pace of it and that forces him to mistime a pull shot straight to mid wicket

NM Coulter-Nile c Hughes b Putland 14 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 280.00

16.6

Putland to Katich, no run, slower ball, can't connect on the cut shot

End of over 17 (11 runs) Perth Scorchers 139/4
SM Katich    0* (1b)      GD Putland    3-0-27-2
AC Voges    43* (33b 4x4)      J Botha    4-0-23-1

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, 2 runs, short third man fields and gives away an overthrow after Ajmal doesn't take cleanly

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, 1 run, mistimes the reverse sweep just short of point

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, no run, gets down to sweep, top edges into his helmet

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, 2 runs, pulled to deep square leg

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, 2 runs, mistimes the pull shot which actually means they can take two as deep mid wicket runs in to field

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, no run, big shout for LBW but going over the top

End of over 18 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 146/4
SM Katich    4* (5b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-0
AC Voges    46* (35b 4x4)      GD Putland    3-0-27-2

18.1

Putland to Voges, 1 run, full toss outside off, flicked through mid wicket

18.2

Putland to Katich, 1 run, full toss on off, cut to cover

18.3

Putland to Voges, 1 run, full and wide, driven to cover, would have been a wide had he left it

18.4

Putland to Katich, 1 run, good slower ball, dips late and is driven to point

18.5

Putland to Voges, FOUR, full outside off, steps across and flicks wide of short fine leg to bring up his 50, well played

18.6

Putland to Voges, FOUR, advances and smashes it through mid wicket

End of over 19 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 158/4
AC Voges    56* (39b 6x4)      GD Putland    4-0-39-2
SM Katich    6* (7b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-0

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, no run, hits the end of the bat on the pull shot and runs back to the bowler

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, 1 run, thick outside edge to short third man

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Katich, 1 run, sweeps to deep square leg

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Voges, 1 run, OUT, flicked to deep mid wicket, didn't quite carry to deep square leg, but Putland fields well and runs Voges out

AC Voges run out 58 (41b 6x4 0x6) SR: 141.46

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Triffitt, OUT, advances and swings very hard, but doesn't get clean connection, Doropolous takes an easy catch

TIF Triffitt c Doropoulos b Saeed Ajmal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Match State: Innings Break

So the hosts end on 162, which is probably just short of the par score of about 175. They've still got a real chance to defend them though. Join me again in 10 minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 162/6
     Saeed Ajmal    4-0-21-1
SM Katich    8* (10b)      GD Putland    4-0-39-2
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Dec 9, 2012

Theo Doropoulos celebrates as Nathan Coulter-Nile looks on, Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, BBL, Perth, December 9, 2012

Theo Doropoulos celebrates as Nathan Coulter-Nile looks on

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Dec 9, 2012

Phillip Hughes plays into the on side on one leg, Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, BBL, Perth, December 9, 2012

Phillip Hughes plays into the on side on one leg

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