Big Bash League

Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets (with 4 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Hi and and welcome to our coverage of this Big Bash Clash between Brisbane and Perth at the Gabba. Perth have won the toss and interestingly elected to field.

My name's Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action tonight, ball by ball, blow by blow. Humid conditions in Brisbane mean the pitch will have a bit of life and we can expect some swing. Almost ready for the start.

0.1

Thomas to Hopes, 1 run, full outside off, swinging away, drives through gully where there is a misfield from North

0.2

Thomas to Pomersbach, no run, on a length, defends back to the bowler with a very straight bat

0.3

Thomas to Pomersbach, OUT, that has gone waaaay up high as he swings it out to deep mid wicket, Cartwright makes good ground and comes around to take a very good catch using some fancy footwork to stay inside the rope

LA Pomersbach c Cartwright b Thomas 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Thomas to Hopes, no run, on a length outside off, defends to cover

0.5

Thomas to Hopes, FOUR, short outside off, rocks back and smashes it through mid wicket

0.6

Thomas to Hopes, OUT, full outswinger, gets forward on the drive but just doesn't play through the shot, scooping it straight to point

JR Hopes c Gibbs b Thomas 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 1 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 5/2
     AC Thomas    1-0-5-2
JA Burns    0* (0b)     

1.1

Beer to Burns, FOUR, bit of width and he opens up the face and cuts nicely through backward point

1.2

Beer to Burns, FOUR, and again, not so wide but just opens the face and glides fine of short third man

1.3

Beer to Burns, no run, defends to point

1.4

Beer to Burns, no run, driven back to the bowler

1.5

Beer to Burns, 2 runs, full and smashed to cover, a dropped catch but that was moving so quickly I'm not sure you can blame Gibbs

1.6

Beer to Burns, no run, defends to cover

End of over 2 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 15/2
JA Burns    10* (6b 2x4)      MA Beer    1-0-10-0
DT Christian    0* (0b)      AC Thomas    1-0-5-2

2.1

Thomas to Christian, no run, left alone on a good length outside off

2.2

Thomas to Christian, no run, good zip, good carry, left alone outside off

2.3

Thomas to Christian, no run, defended to point

2.4

Thomas to Christian, FOUR, length on off, drives across the line over mid wicket, safe shot and a needed boundary

2.5

Thomas to Christian, no run

2.6

Thomas to Christian, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler, fields and fires it back at the stumps, hits him on the foot and Christian isn't too happy about it

End of over 3 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 19/2
DT Christian    4* (6b 1x4)      AC Thomas    2-0-9-2
JA Burns    10* (6b 2x4)      MA Beer    1-0-10-0

3.1

Beer to Burns, no run, driven to mid off

3.2

Beer to Burns, no run, defended to point

3.3

Beer to Burns, OUT, tries to go inside out over cover but doesn't control it at all well, an easy catch at long off

JA Burns c Hogg b Beer 10 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

3.4

Beer to Christian, no run, backs away to cut but can't beat point

3.5

Beer to Christian, no run, quicker yorker, dug out to mid off

3.6

Beer to Christian, 1 run, inside edge pasts the stumps and the keeper

End of over 4 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 20/3
DT Christian    5* (9b 1x4)      MA Beer    2-0-11-1
CA Lynn    0* (0b)      AC Thomas    2-0-9-2

4.1

Coulter-Nile to Christian, 1 run, short on leg, pulled to fine leg

4.2

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, 2 runs, short on off, tries to pull but doesn't connect all that well, Thomas runs back at mid wicket but can't make it

4.3

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, no run, short on off, flays at it on the cut shot but doesn't connect

4.4

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, no run, short on off, left alone

4.5

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, 1 leg bye, short on the pads, hits the thigh and squirts to gully

4.6

Coulter-Nile to Christian, FOUR, short again, rocks back and pulls through mid wicket

End of over 5 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 28/3
DT Christian    10* (11b 2x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-7-0
CA Lynn    2* (4b)      MA Beer    2-0-11-1

5.1

Beer to Lynn, no run, driven to mid off

5.2

Beer to Lynn, no run, backs away and bottom edges the drive into the ground

5.3

Beer to Lynn, 1 run, driven to long on

5.4

Beer to Christian, no run, defends to cover

5.5

Beer to Christian, no run, good yorker dug out into the pads

5.6

Beer to Christian, no run, huge shout for LBW as he skids it through Christian's defenses, must have been very close but the umpire perhaps thought it was going down leg

So 29 off the Powerplay and the Scorchers would be very happy with their bowling. Set themselves up to restrict the Heat to under 150.

End of over 6 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 29/3
DT Christian    10* (14b 2x4)      MA Beer    3-0-12-1
CA Lynn    3* (7b)      NM Coulter-Nile    1-0-7-0

6.1

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, SIX, short again and pulled over square leg, just wide of the fielder

6.2

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, FOUR, short again and Lynn muscles it over mid wicket, didn't time it perfectly but got enough

6.3

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, FOUR, length on off, shows the full face on the drive and puts it between cover and mid off

6.4

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, no run, goes around the wicket and squares him up with a beauty, beating the outside edge

6.5

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, no run, good bumper has Lynn ducking for cover

6.6

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, 2 runs, full and wide of off, smashed over cover and fielded on the rope by Thomas

End of over 7 (16 runs) Brisbane Heat 45/3
CA Lynn    19* (13b 2x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-23-0
DT Christian    10* (14b 2x4)      MA Beer    3-0-12-1

7.1

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, flighted and punched to mid on

7.2

Hogg to Lynn, 2 runs, driven to long off

7.3

Hogg to Lynn, 1 run, cut to deep point

7.4

Hogg to Christian, no run, cut to gully

7.5

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, half tracker and Christian misses out, pulling to deep square leg along the ground

7.6

Hogg to Lynn, no run, the wrong'un almost beats Lynn, but he gets an inside edge onto the pads

End of over 8 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 50/3
CA Lynn    22* (16b 2x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    1-0-5-0
DT Christian    12* (17b 2x4)      NM Coulter-Nile    2-0-23-0

8.1

Cartwright to Christian, FOUR, length outside off, charges down and slips as he hits it over mid wicket, Stoinis comes around but can't catch on the dive

8.2

Cartwright to Christian, 1 run

8.3

Cartwright to Lynn, 2 runs, wide outside off, hits it off the toe high over cover, just clearing the fielder

8.4

Cartwright to Lynn, 1 wide, wide of off, can't reach it on the cut

8.4

Cartwright to Lynn, SIX, short outside off, rocks back and smashes it high over mid wicket, took on the fielder and won

8.5

Cartwright to Lynn, FOUR, that's almost taken the bowler's head off! Smashes a full ball on off straight back down the ground to beat long off

8.6

Cartwright to Lynn, no run, yorker outside off beats the bat

End of over 9 (18 runs) Brisbane Heat 68/3
CA Lynn    34* (20b 3x4 2x6)      HWR Cartwright    1-0-18-0
DT Christian    17* (19b 3x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-5-0

9.1

Hogg to Christian, 2 runs, full and driven to cover, North misfields a pretty straight forward drive

9.2

Hogg to Christian, 2 runs, muscles it through cover

9.3

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, full toss driven to long on

9.4

Hogg to Lynn, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

9.5

Hogg to Christian, SIX, flights the wrong'un, doesn't quite get to the pitch of it but still gets enough to put it over long on, great power

9.6

Hogg to Christian, 1 run, flicked to long on

End of over 10 (13 runs) Brisbane Heat 81/3
DT Christian    29* (24b 3x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-18-0
CA Lynn    35* (21b 3x4 2x6)      HWR Cartwright    1-0-18-0

10.1

Coulter-Nile to Christian, no run, yorked him through the legs on the leg side

10.2

Coulter-Nile to Christian, 1 run, good slower ball, mistimes the drive to mid wicket

10.3

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, SIX, short outside off, crushes this with a flat bat over long on, like a major league baseballer!

10.4

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, FOUR, full toss outside off, smashes it through cover, great placement and timing

10.5

Coulter-Nile to Lynn, 1 run, cuts to cover

10.6

Coulter-Nile to Christian, FOUR, that's money for jam, full toss on leg and Christian takes full advantage, flicking it wide of deep square leg

How quickly has this match changed. The Heat have now taken the ascendency and are looking at a score of around 180

End of over 11 (16 runs) Brisbane Heat 97/3
DT Christian    34* (27b 4x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-39-0
CA Lynn    46* (24b 4x4 3x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-18-0

11.1

Beer to Lynn, 1 run, flicked to long on

11.2

Beer to Christian, 1 leg bye, yorker off the pads down to short fine leg

11.3

Beer to Lynn, no run, yorker dug out back to the bowler

11.4

Beer to Lynn, FOUR, rocks back and cuts through point, the fielder can't stop it on the rope and that's the quickest 50 this season!

11.5

Beer to Lynn, no run, dug out back to the bowler

11.6

Beer to Lynn, OUT, well they say bad balls get wickets and this was exactly that! A low full toss on leg, smashes it out to deep square leg but straight down Alfonso Thomas's throat

CA Lynn c Thomas b Beer 51 (29b 5x4 3x6) SR: 175.86

End of over 12 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 103/4
     MA Beer    4-0-17-2
DT Christian    34* (28b 4x4 1x6)      NM Coulter-Nile    3-0-39-0

12.1

Thomas to Christian, 1 run, slower ball flicked to fine leg

Just a few drops of rain starting to come down, hopefully it doesn't get too heavy

12.2

Thomas to Forrest, 1 run, punched to long on

12.3

Thomas to Christian, 1 run, flicked to long on

The radar suggests there is a bit of rain on its way...

12.4

Thomas to Forrest, 1 run, slower ball worked to short mid wicket

12.5

Thomas to Christian, 1 run, slower ball bouncer pulled to fine leg

Alfonso Thomas just asking for some sawdust as the pitch becomes a tad slippery

12.6

Thomas to Forrest, 1 run, pulled to long on

End of over 13 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 109/4
PJ Forrest    3* (3b)      AC Thomas    3-0-15-2
DT Christian    37* (31b 4x4 1x6)      MA Beer    4-0-17-2

13.1

Cartwright to Forrest, no run, length on off, beats the outside edge, the keeper appeals but not interested

And here we go, the umpires have decided the rain is too heavy and they're going off

Match State: Delay - Rain

Judging by the radar, this rain will take about 20 minutes to pass, so hopefully that's the case and we'll get back out there for more cricket!



Update 8.15pm: Rain still falling at the Gabba. It does look like it'll stop soon, but we're still a bit awway from a restart. We'll keep you posted.

Update 8.40pm local time: The Heat's innings is officially over. Perth's innings needs to begin before 9.12pm local time or the game will be called off. The Duckworth Lewis method shows that the Scorchers will need 51 off the first 5 overs if the game is restricted to a 5 over game. Stay tuned for more

The umpires need the rain to stop for the outfield to dry. They're confident it'll dry quickly given it hasn't been too heavy.

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Photos

Dec 18, 2012

Nathan Coulter-Nile celebrates the nine-wicket win with Michael Beer and Marcus Stoinis, Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League, December 18, 2012

Nathan Coulter-Nile celebrates the nine-wicket win with Michael Beer and Marcus Stoinis

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Dec 18, 2012

Chris Lynn blasts one through the off side, Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League, December 18, 2012

Chris Lynn blasts one through the off side

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