Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers

Adelaide Strikers won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)

Hi and welcome to our live coverage of the Big Bash clash between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers, the second game of the day here on ESPN Cricinfo.

Sydney have won the toss and have elected to field first. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action as it happens

0.1

Richardson to DLR Smith, 1 wide, strays down leg

0.1

Richardson to DLR Smith, no run, on the money, defended back to the bowler

0.2

Richardson to DLR Smith, no run, nice inswinger, inside edge saved him from the LBW

0.3

Richardson to DLR Smith, 1 wide, swings away outside the off stump

0.3

Richardson to DLR Smith, no run, off the pads down the leg side

0.4

Richardson to DLR Smith, no run, length on off, defended back to the bowler

0.5

Richardson to DLR Smith, 2 wides, that is wayward, well wide of off stump

0.5

Richardson to O'Keefe, no run, full on leg, hits the pads but missing the stumps

0.6

Richardson to O'Keefe, FOUR, clears the front foot out and smashes it straight back down the ground, great shot

End of over 1 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 8/0
SNJ O'Keefe    4* (2b 1x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-8-0
DLR Smith    0* (4b)     

1.1

Young to DLR Smith, no run, worked to square leg

1.2

Young to DLR Smith, OUT, backs away and tries to go over cover, thick outside edge straight to point

DLR Smith c Ferguson b Young 0 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Brad Young's first domestic wicket in ten years, welcome back!

1.3

Young to Haddin, no run, driven firmly to cover

1.4

Young to Haddin, 1 run, straight to mid on and they take a risky single, a better throw would have had him

1.5

Young to O'Keefe, no run, defends back to the bowler

1.6

Young to O'Keefe, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 2 (1 run) Sydney Sixers 9/1
SNJ O'Keefe    4* (4b 1x4)      BE Young    1-0-1-1
BJ Haddin    1* (2b)      KW Richardson    1-0-8-0

2.1

Tait to Haddin, 1 run, good zip, 147kph, worked to mid wicket

2.2

Tait to O'Keefe, OUT, backs away and hits it straight to mid off, dodgy run and Botha gets a direct hit to catch him two feet short, well fielded

SNJ O'Keefe run out 4 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

2.3

Tait to Haddin, 1 run, slower ball pushed to point

2.4

Tait to SPD Smith, no run, good length outside off, 149.4 kph, left alone

2.5

Tait to SPD Smith, no run, pushed to cover

2.6

Tait to SPD Smith, 1 run, worked to mid on

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sydney Sixers 12/2
SPD Smith    1* (3b)      SW Tait    1-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    3* (4b)      BE Young    1-0-1-1

3.1

Young to SPD Smith, no run, uppish drive short of point

3.2

Young to SPD Smith, 1 run, advances and pushes to mid wicket

3.3

Young to Haddin, no run, slow outside off, cut to cover

3.4

Young to Haddin, no run, good yorker rushes Haddin as he digs it out to gully

3.5

Young to Haddin, 2 runs, dropped, smashed straight back at him, tough chance and he very nearly deflects it onto the stumps for a run out

3.6

Young to Haddin, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

Still 40 degrees here in Adelaide, tough conditions for the players

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 16/2
BJ Haddin    6* (8b)      BE Young    2-0-5-1
SPD Smith    2* (5b)      SW Tait    1-0-3-0

4.1

Richardson to Haddin, no run, good length on off, defended on the front foot

4.2

Richardson to Haddin, 1 run, guided to gully

4.3

Richardson to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven through gully

4.4

Richardson to Haddin, 1 run, driven to mid off

4.5

Richardson to SPD Smith, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket, Pollard does brilliantly well to save

4.6

Richardson to SPD Smith, 1 run, worked to square leg

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 22/2
SPD Smith    6* (8b)      KW Richardson    2-0-14-0
BJ Haddin    8* (11b)      BE Young    2-0-5-1

5.1

Young to SPD Smith, FOUR, flighted it up and Smith advances and smashes it over mid on

5.2

Young to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven to long off

5.3

Young to Haddin, no run, driven to cover point

5.4

Young to Haddin, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

5.5

Young to Haddin, 1 run, cut to point where Ferguson makes a simple error

5.6

Young to SPD Smith, no run, worked to square leg

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 28/2
SPD Smith    11* (11b 1x4)      BE Young    3-0-11-1
BJ Haddin    9* (14b)      KW Richardson    2-0-14-0

6.1

Boyce to Haddin, 1 run

6.2

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, worked to deep square leg

6.3

Boyce to Haddin, 1 run, driven to long off

6.4

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, pulls to long on

6.5

Boyce to Haddin, 2 runs, guided fine to short third man

6.6

Boyce to Haddin, 1 run, advances and drives to long on

End of over 7 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 35/2
BJ Haddin    14* (18b)      CJ Boyce    1-0-7-0
SPD Smith    13* (13b 1x4)      BE Young    3-0-11-1

7.1

Botha to Haddin, no run, pushed to short mid wicket

7.2

Botha to Haddin, no run, driven back to the bowler

7.3

Botha to Haddin, no run, cut to cover

7.4

Botha to Haddin, 1 run, drives uppishly just wide of the bowler

7.5

Botha to SPD Smith, no run

7.6

Botha to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven to long on

End of over 8 (2 runs) Sydney Sixers 37/2
SPD Smith    14* (15b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-2-0
BJ Haddin    15* (22b)      CJ Boyce    1-0-7-0

8.1

Boyce to SPD Smith, no run, very good quicker ball beats the bat

8.2

Boyce to SPD Smith, no run, cut to point

8.3

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, advances down the wicket and gets a big inside edge onto the pads and down to short fine leg

8.4

Boyce to Haddin, no run, guided to short third man

8.5

Boyce to Haddin, no run, backs away and cuts to cover

8.6

Boyce to Haddin, 1 run, thick inside edge through square leg

End of over 9 (2 runs) Sydney Sixers 39/2
BJ Haddin    16* (25b)      CJ Boyce    2-0-9-0
SPD Smith    15* (18b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-2-0

9.1

Botha to Haddin, 1 run, short on off, punched to long on

9.2

Botha to SPD Smith, 2 runs, driven to cover, Pollard does the fielding

9.3

Botha to SPD Smith, no run, inside edge back to the bowler

9.4

Botha to SPD Smith, FOUR, there it is, clears his front foot out and smashes it into the gap between mid wicket and long on

9.5

Botha to SPD Smith, FOUR, short outside off, cuts through gully

9.6

Botha to SPD Smith, 1 run, worked to long on

End of over 10 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 51/2
SPD Smith    26* (23b 3x4)      J Botha    2-0-14-0
BJ Haddin    17* (26b)      CJ Boyce    2-0-9-0

10.1

Pollard to SPD Smith, FOUR, flicks wide of short fine leg, nicely played

10.2

Pollard to SPD Smith, no run, short slower ball outside off, beats him on the cut shot

10.3

Pollard to SPD Smith, SIX, full on leg, steps across and smashes it high over deep backward square leg, great shot

10.4

Pollard to SPD Smith, 1 run, mistimes the cut shot to point

10.5

Pollard to Haddin, FOUR, slower ball on leg, steps across and pulls it fine of short fine leg

10.6

Pollard to Haddin, no run, slower ball outside off, beats the edge

End of over 11 (15 runs) Sydney Sixers 66/2
BJ Haddin    21* (28b 1x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-15-0
SPD Smith    37* (27b 4x4 1x6)      J Botha    2-0-14-0

11.1

Johnston to SPD Smith, 2 runs, worked to long on, very well run

11.2

Johnston to SPD Smith, 2 runs, mistimes the drive to long on, well run again

11.3

Johnston to SPD Smith, 1 run, cut to cover

11.4

Johnston to Haddin, 1 run, driven to long on

11.5

Johnston to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven to long off

11.6

Johnston to Haddin, OUT, swings hard out to deep mid wicket where Pollard makes good ground to take a good catch, with a somersault after for good measure

BJ Haddin c Pollard b Johnston 22 (30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

End of over 12 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 73/3
     MJ Johnston    1-0-7-1
SPD Smith    43* (31b 4x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-15-0

12.1

Boyce to Henriques, 1 run, works to mid wicket

12.2

Boyce to SPD Smith, FOUR, full and flighted, advances and hits it just over the bowler's head

12.3

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, worked to deep square leg

12.4

Boyce to Henriques, 1 run, driven to long off

12.5

Boyce to SPD Smith, 1 run, quicker ball cut to cover

12.6

Boyce to Henriques, 1 run, guided to short third man

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 82/3
MC Henriques    3* (3b)      CJ Boyce    3-0-18-0
SPD Smith    49* (34b 5x4 1x6)      MJ Johnston    1-0-7-1

13.1

Botha to Henriques, 1 run, worked to gully

13.2

Botha to SPD Smith, 1 run, cut to cover to bring up his 50, well played

13.3

Botha to Henriques, 1 run, driven to long on

13.4

Botha to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven to long on

13.5

Botha to Henriques, FOUR, short outside off, rocks back and smashes it over cover, poor delivery

13.6

Botha to Henriques, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 14 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 90/3
MC Henriques    9* (7b 1x4)      J Botha    3-0-22-0
SPD Smith    51* (36b 5x4 1x6)      CJ Boyce    3-0-18-0

14.1

Tait to SPD Smith, 2 runs, full outside off, guided to third man, very good running

14.2

Tait to SPD Smith, 1 run, great yorker, flicks it out to deep square leg

14.3

Tait to Henriques, 1 run, another great yorker, dug out to mid wicket

14.4

Tait to SPD Smith, 1 no ball, full toss above waist height down leg side, well taken by Ludeman

14.4

Tait to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven to mid wicket, Klinger fields and very nearly catches Smith short, but the throw misses

14.5

Tait to Henriques, no run, driven back to the bowler, well fielded

14.6

Tait to Henriques, 1 run, driven to deep point

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 97/3
MC Henriques    11* (10b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-10-0
SPD Smith    55* (40b 5x4 1x6)      J Botha    3-0-22-0

15.1

Johnston to Henriques, no run, driven to cover

15.2

Johnston to Henriques, 1 run, driven to long off

15.3

Johnston to SPD Smith, 1 run, chipped to long off

15.4

Johnston to Henriques, 1 run, yorker dug out to cover

15.5

Johnston to SPD Smith, 1 run, driven to deep mid wicket

15.6

Johnston to Henriques, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 101/3
MC Henriques    13* (14b 1x4)      MJ Johnston    2-0-11-1
SPD Smith    57* (42b 5x4 1x6)      SW Tait    2-0-10-0

16.1

Richardson to SPD Smith, 1 run, full toss pulled to deep mid wicket

16.2

Richardson to Henriques, FOUR, advances down the wicket and outside edges it between point and short third man

16.3

Richardson to Henriques, SIX, right in the slot and he goes high over deep mid wicket, great shot

16.4

Richardson to Henriques, 2 runs, full outside off, driven through cover

16.5

Richardson to Henriques, OUT, driven to mid off, mix-up with the batsmen, Botha has a shot at the non-striker's end and has Smith well short, that's two direct hits for the skipper!

SPD Smith run out 58 (43b 5x4 1x6) SR: 134.88

16.6

Richardson to Henriques, 1 run, great yorker dug out to the leg side

End of over 17 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 115/4
MC Henriques    26* (19b 2x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    3-0-28-0
BMAJ Mendis    0* (0b)      MJ Johnston    2-0-11-1

17.1

Johnston to Henriques, no run, full and driven to cover

17.2

Johnston to Henriques, SIX, full toss outside off, easy pickings as he goes high over cover

17.3

Johnston to Henriques, no run, dug out to cover

17.4

Johnston to Henriques, 1 run, flicked to deep mid wicket

17.5

Johnston to Mendis, no run, yorker dug out back to the bowler

17.6

Johnston to Mendis, FOUR, lap sweep fine of short fine leg, very handy runs

End of over 18 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 126/4
BMAJ Mendis    4* (2b 1x4)      MJ Johnston    3-0-22-1
MC Henriques    32* (23b 2x4 2x6)      KW Richardson    3-0-28-0

18.1

Tait to Henriques, 1 leg bye, chases him down leg hitting the pad at pace, 153.7 kph

18.2

Tait to Mendis, 1 run, yorker dug out down to fine leg

18.3

Tait to Henriques, no run, full toss at 150.4 kph beats the bat and the stumps

18.4

Tait to Henriques, 1 wide, strays outside off

18.4

Tait to Henriques, OUT, brilliant yorker goes straight through Henriques, big wicket

MC Henriques b Tait 32 (26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 123.07

18.5

Tait to Thornely, 1 run, length on off, pushes to point

18.6

Tait to Mendis, OUT, another late swinging yorker strikes the pads and Tait has a second

BMAJ Mendis lbw b Tait 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 130/6
     SW Tait    3-0-13-2
DJ Thornely    1* (1b)      MJ Johnston    3-0-22-1

19.1

Richardson to Thornely, 1 run, full toss pushed to mid on

19.2

Richardson to Lee, no run, straight through him, a valuable dot ball

19.3

Richardson to Lee, 1 run, yorker dug out to cover

19.4

Richardson to Thornely, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads and out to cover

19.5

Richardson to Lee, 1 run, yorker dug out to mid off, great bowling

19.6

Richardson to Thornely, 1 run, worked to square leg

The Strikers will be very happy with that, some great all round bowling and that is going to be very difficult to defend for the Sixers. Brett Lee will need to be on his game early if the visitors are to be any chance.

Join me again shortly for the run chase

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 135/6
DJ Thornely    4* (4b)      KW Richardson    4-0-33-0
B Lee    2* (3b)      SW Tait    3-0-13-2
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Openers Tim Ludeman and Michael Klinger put on 125, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League, Adelaide, December 23, 2012

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