Big Bash League

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars won by 24 runs (D/L method)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the Big Bash League. Perth Scorchers take on Melbourne Stars today. News from the ground is, Melbourne Stars have won the toss and are fielding

Warne, in the previous match was talking about the 'Disco' ball, but he din't bowl it. Even if he did, the batsmen picked it easily as he conceded 41 runs in 2 overs

0.1

Faulkner to Gibbs, 2 leg byes, well he's called that leg byes, but clearly off the glove as it reared up sharply and was dropped by the keeper and then first slip, wowee what a start

0.2

Faulkner to Gibbs, no run, short again, tries to hook but it hits the glove and pops up short of point, lucky

0.3

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 wide, tries the bumper again, but this time far too high

0.3

Faulkner to Gibbs, 1 wide, back of a length and it decks away making it impossible for Gibbs to reach

Well four runs off two balls, but still nothing off the 'bat'

0.3

Faulkner to Gibbs, no run, length on off, steps forward to defend and it hits the splice of the bat, plenty of bounce in this deck

0.4

Faulkner to Gibbs, OUT, there it is! Pitches it up and it just holds up a tad off the bat and he scoops it straight back to Faulkner

HH Gibbs c & b Faulkner 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Faulkner to Katich, no run, on the money early, pushes to point

0.6

Faulkner to Katich, no run, oh what a nut! Decks back off a length and there is a huge shout for LBW. Replays show it was just clipping the top of leg

End of over 1 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 4/1
SM Katich    0* (2b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-2-1
MJ North    0* (0b)     

1.1

Malinga to North, no run, big inswinging yorker and he has a big LBW shout but just sliding down leg

1.2

Malinga to North, no run, another good inswinging yorker, beats the bat and off stumpe

1.3

Malinga to North, no run, another good yorker, digs it out to short mid wicket

1.4

Malinga to North, 1 run, short on the ribs, works it down to fine leg

1.5

Malinga to Katich, 2 wides, strays well down leg

1.5

Malinga to North, OUT, big inswinger goes straight through, off stump goes flying!

MJ North b Malinga 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

1.6

Malinga to Voges, no run, full toss draws a leading edge but safe

End of over 2 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 7/2
AC Voges    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-1
SM Katich    0* (2b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-2-1

2.1

Faulkner to Katich, OUT, oh what a gem, the leg cutter just nips away a touch and gets a thick edge to second slip

SM Katich c Hussey b Faulkner 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.2

Faulkner to Stoinis, no run, almost has him first ball! A short one rears up and he tries to fend to the leg side, landing just short of square leg

2.3

Faulkner to Stoinis, no run, short again and defended to the leg side

2.4

Faulkner to Stoinis, 2 runs, short on leg and worked to fine leg

2.5

Faulkner to Stoinis, FOUR, bang, there we go, short again and he pulls with confidence this time

2.6

Faulkner to Stoinis, 3 runs, full slower ball outside off, thick inside edge on the drive through mid wicket, along the ground all the way

End of over 3 (9 runs) Perth Scorchers 16/3
MP Stoinis    9* (5b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-11-2
AC Voges    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-1

3.1

Malinga to Stoinis, no run, short of a length, gets back to defend

3.2

Malinga to Stoinis, no run, slower ball defended to the lg side

3.3

Malinga to Stoinis, OUT, back of a length on off, tries to work through the leg side and gets a big leading edge straight to gully for the easiest of catches

MP Stoinis c Quiney b Malinga 9 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

3.4

Malinga to Cartwright, no run, back of a length on off, defends to point

3.5

Malinga to Cartwright, no run, good bumper, ducks under at the last second

3.6

Malinga to Cartwright, no run, slower ball on off, gets forward to defend to complete a wicket maiden

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Perth Scorchers 16/4
HWR Cartwright    0* (3b)      SL Malinga    2-1-3-2
AC Voges    0* (1b)      JP Faulkner    2-0-11-2

4.1

Faulkner to Voges, no run, defended to point

4.2

Faulkner to Voges, no run, wide of off, tries to cut but can't conect

4.3

Faulkner to Voges, no run, back of a length, tries to cut but mistimes weakly to cover

4.4

Faulkner to Voges, 1 run, pushes to point for a very sharp single, Maxwell fields and very nearly catches him short at the striker's end, can't hit the stumps from a tight angle

4.5

Faulkner to Cartwright, no run, full and wide of off, left alone

4.6

Faulkner to Cartwright, FOUR, full and wide of off again, drives through cover point

End of over 5 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 21/4
HWR Cartwright    4* (5b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-16-2
AC Voges    1* (5b)      SL Malinga    2-1-3-2

5.1

McKay to Voges, 1 wide, strays well down leg

5.1

McKay to Voges, FOUR, short outside off, pulls straight down the ground to beat mid on

5.2

McKay to Voges, no run, length on off, defended to the bowler

5.3

McKay to Voges, 1 wide, strays down leg again

5.3

McKay to Voges, FOUR, full on leg, scoops it just wide of mid wicket

5.4

McKay to Voges, 1 run, back of a length, worked to mid wicket

5.5

McKay to Cartwright, FOUR, full on off, driven nicely through cover

This has been a very poor over from McKay, can't put two balls in the same spot!

5.6

McKay to Cartwright, 1 wide, strays down leg again!

5.6

McKay to Cartwright, 2 runs, flicked to fine leg with ease

End of over 6 (18 runs) Perth Scorchers 39/4
HWR Cartwright    10* (7b 2x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-18-0
AC Voges    10* (9b 2x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-16-2

6.1

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

6.2

Warne to Voges, 1 run, pushed to mid on

6.3

Warne to Cartwright, no run, flighted and slow outside off, beats the edge

6.4

Warne to Cartwright, no run, and again, plenty of flight and he's not picking it

6.5

Warne to Cartwright, 1 wide, very nearly bowls him with a skidder, very harsh call of wide as he'd stepped inside the line

6.5

Warne to Cartwright, 1 run, sweeps to deep square leg

6.6

Warne to Voges, 1 run, cut to deep cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 43/4
AC Voges    12* (12b 2x4)      SK Warne    1-0-4-0
HWR Cartwright    11* (10b 2x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-18-0

7.1

Wright to Voges, 1 run, strays onto leg, works to fine leg

7.2

Wright to Cartwright, 2 runs, drives through cover, Malinga fields in the deep

7.3

Wright to Cartwright, 1 run, top edges the pull shot short of deep mid wicket

7.4

Wright to Voges, 1 run, works to mid wicket

7.5

Wright to Cartwright, 2 runs, too leg side again, works down to fine leg

7.6

Wright to Cartwright, no run, slower ball on off, defended to cover

End of over 8 (7 runs) Perth Scorchers 50/4
HWR Cartwright    16* (14b 2x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-7-0
AC Voges    14* (14b 2x4)      SK Warne    1-0-4-0

8.1

Warne to Voges, OUT, Warne has his man! Pitching on middle and skidding straight through, the umpire takes his time but correctly fires him

AC Voges lbw b Warne 14 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

8.2

Warne to Triffitt, no run, really took the pace of that one, driven to mid on

8.3

Warne to Triffitt, no run, pushes him right back in the crease as he pushes to mid wicket

8.4

Warne to Triffitt, 1 run, pushes a quicker one through, worked to short mid wicket, Warne fields and almost affects the run out at the bowler's end

8.5

Warne to Cartwright, 1 run, cut through point

8.6

Warne to Triffitt, 1 run, really flights this one outside off, driven to long off

End of over 9 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 53/5
TIF Triffitt    2* (4b)      SK Warne    2-0-7-1
HWR Cartwright    17* (15b 2x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-7-0

9.1

Malinga to Triffitt, no run, short and wide of off, left alone

9.2

Malinga to Triffitt, no run, back of a length, worked to cover

9.3

Malinga to Triffitt, 1 wide, bouncer goes far too high

9.3

Malinga to Triffitt, 1 run, worked to gully for a quick single

9.4

Malinga to Cartwright, OUT, the slower ball does it, just took a tiny bit off it and that had him through the shot too soon, scooping it to mid wicket for an easy catch

HWR Cartwright c Hussey b Malinga 17 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

9.5

Malinga to Coulter-Nile, no run, full and beats the driving edge

9.6

Malinga to Coulter-Nile, OUT, as plumb as plumb can be! Another brilliant slower ball, this time a yorker, completely deceives him and catches him in front of middle

NM Coulter-Nile lbw b Malinga 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 10 (2 runs) Perth Scorchers 55/7
     SL Malinga    3-1-5-4
TIF Triffitt    3* (7b)      SK Warne    2-0-7-1

10.1

Warne to Triffitt, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

10.2

Warne to Mennie, no run, full on off, spinning away and he leaves it alone

10.3

Warne to Mennie, no run, full and flighted, gets forward to defend

10.4

Warne to Mennie, no run, digs a yorker out back to the bowler

10.5

Warne to Mennie, no run, drives to mid off

10.6

Warne to Mennie, 1 run, gets forward and pushes to long on

Can Malinga improve his incredible figures of 4/5?

End of over 11 (2 runs) Perth Scorchers 57/7
JM Mennie    1* (5b)      SK Warne    3-0-9-1
TIF Triffitt    4* (8b)      SL Malinga    3-1-5-4

11.1

Malinga to Mennie, 1 run, full and rocketed the drive to cover point, good stop

11.2

Malinga to Triffitt, OUT, another slower ball does the trick, just dips a little bit and gets past the bat with a full toss, plumb again...incredible from Malinga!

TIF Triffitt lbw b Malinga 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

11.3

Malinga to Hogg, no run, yorker, backs away dangerously and pushes to cover

11.4

Malinga to Hogg, 1 run, full toss defened back down the ground

11.5

Malinga to Mennie, OUT, this is just stunning! Another slower ball, this time he rolls the fingers across it and the yorker gets straight through his defences

JM Mennie b Malinga 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

6 for 7 for Malinga, you wouldn't read about it!

11.6

Malinga to Beer, no run, oh my that was close! Another yorker beats the bat and it just beats the off stump, so close to a 7th wicket

Malinga finishes with 6 for 7 off 4 overs. The best bowling in T20 history in Australia

End of over 12 (2 runs) Perth Scorchers 59/9
MA Beer    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    4-1-7-6
GB Hogg    1* (2b)      SK Warne    3-0-9-1

12.1

McKay to Hogg, 1 run, pushed through point

12.2

McKay to Beer, 3 runs, driven through point

12.3

McKay to Hogg, no run, back of a length, tries to cut and beats the edge

12.4

McKay to Hogg, no run, carbon copy as he tries again

12.5

McKay to Hogg, 1 run, back of a length and guided through gully

12.6

McKay to Beer, 1 run, guided to third man

End of over 13 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 65/9
MA Beer    4* (3b)      CJ McKay    2-0-24-0
GB Hogg    3* (6b)      SL Malinga    4-1-7-6

13.1

Faulkner to Beer, no run, left alone outside off

13.2

Faulkner to Beer, no run, length on off, defended to cover

13.3

Faulkner to Beer, no run, tries to cut outside off, can't connect

13.4

Faulkner to Beer, no run

13.5

Faulkner to Beer, no run, guided to gully

13.6

Faulkner to Beer, no run, beats the edge outside off to complete a maiden

End of over 14 (maiden) Perth Scorchers 65/9
MA Beer    4* (9b)      JP Faulkner    4-1-16-2
GB Hogg    3* (6b)      CJ McKay    2-0-24-0

14.1

McKay to Hogg, no run, back of a length and beats the edge

14.2

McKay to Hogg, 1 run, pushed to cover

Malinga's figures of 6 for 7 are the second best figures of all time in T20 behind Arul Suppiah's 6 for 5 for Somerset in England.

14.3

McKay to Beer, no run, left alone outside off

14.4

McKay to Beer, 2 runs, driven through point

14.5

McKay to Beer, 1 run, pulled to fine leg

14.6

McKay to Hogg, no run, back of a length and beats the edge

End of over 15 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 69/9
GB Hogg    4* (9b)      CJ McKay    3-0-28-0
MA Beer    7* (12b)      JP Faulkner    4-1-16-2

15.1

Wright to Beer, no run, half shout for LBW, straying down leg

15.2

Wright to Beer, OUT, that's it! Back of a length, cut straight to gully

MA Beer c Maxwell b Wright 7 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

The end of a bitterly disappointing performance by the Scorchers, but an incredible bowling performance by Lasith Malinga - his 6 for 7 the second best T20 figures in history.

Join me, Andrew Fuss, again in about 10 minutes for the run chase, where the Stars will be hoping to wrap this up quickly.

Match State: Innings Break

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Photos

Dec 12, 2012

Rob Quiney protects his bat as he runs through heavy rain, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Perth, December 12, 2012

Rob Quiney protects his bat as he runs through heavy rain

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Dec 12, 2012

Lasith Malinga took six wickets to help skittle Perth Scorchers out for 69, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Perth, December 12, 2012

Lasith Malinga took six wickets to help skittle Perth Scorchers out for 69

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