Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars won by 8 runs

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Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and they will be batting.

0.1

Richardson to Quiney, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side.

0.1

Richardson to Quiney, 1 wide, another delivery down the leg side.

0.1

Richardson to Quiney, no run, blocks to the off side.

0.2

Richardson to Quiney, FOUR, outside edge past the lone slip to the third man fence.

0.3

Richardson to Quiney, 1 run, dabs to the onside for a quick single.

0.4

Richardson to Hodge, no run, defended to the off side.

0.5

Richardson to Hodge, no run, pushes forward to the off side.

0.6

Richardson to Hodge, 3 runs, works it through midwicket to the deep.

Botha to share the attack.

End of over 1 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 10/0
BJ Hodge    3* (3b)      KW Richardson    1-0-10-0
RJ Quiney    5* (3b 1x4)     

1.1

Botha to Hodge, 1 run, pushes down the ground through mid-on for a single.

1.2

Botha to Quiney, no run, looking to turn it to the onside, off the pad.

1.3

Botha to Quiney, 1 run, pushes down the ground through mid-on.

1.4

Botha to Hodge, no run, watchfully defended to the off side.

1.5

Botha to Hodge, FOUR, sweeps well in the air to the backward square leg fence.

1.6

Botha to Hodge, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on.

Tait to come on.

End of over 2 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 17/0
BJ Hodge    9* (7b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-7-0
RJ Quiney    6* (5b 1x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-10-0

2.1

Tait to Hodge, no run, mistimes the drive to mid-on.

2.2

Tait to Hodge, no run, short down the leg side, goes for pull and off the body and through to the keeper.

2.3

Tait to Hodge, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, cuts it down to thirdman fence.

2.4

Tait to Hodge, FOUR, full on the toes and gets it fine to the long leg fence for a boundary.

2.5

Tait to Hodge, no run, opens up and pushes to point.

2.6

Tait to Hodge, no run, full delivery driven to extra cover.

The crowd building up.

End of over 3 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 25/0
BJ Hodge    17* (13b 3x4)      SW Tait    1-0-8-0
RJ Quiney    6* (5b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-7-0

3.1

Johnston to Quiney, no run, mistimes the shot to mid-off.

3.2

Johnston to Quiney, SIX, goes all the way over the long off fence for the first six.

3.3

Johnston to Quiney, FOUR, gets it through midwicket for a boundary.

3.4

Johnston to Quiney, no run, cuts behind point.

3.5

Johnston to Quiney, SIX, second one of the over, goes through and over extra cover.

3.6

Johnston to Quiney, no run, misses the slower delivery, through to the keeper.

End of over 4 (16 runs) Melbourne Stars 41/0
RJ Quiney    22* (11b 2x4 2x6)      MJ Johnston    1-0-16-0
BJ Hodge    17* (13b 3x4)      SW Tait    1-0-8-0

4.1

Young to Hodge, no run, mistimes to the off side.

4.2

Young to Hodge, FOUR, full toss and Hodge drives through covers, no stopping that.

4.3

Young to Hodge, no run, driven along the ground straight to the fielder at cover.

4.4

Young to Hodge, no run, pushes past the bowler to mid-on.

4.5

Young to Hodge, 1 run, uses his feet and works forward of square leg.

4.6

Young to Quiney, OUT, tosses it and Quiney swings across the line and gets bowled.

RJ Quiney b Young 22 (12b 2x4 2x6) SR: 183.33

End of over 5 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 46/1
     BE Young    1-0-5-1
BJ Hodge    22* (18b 4x4)      MJ Johnston    1-0-16-0

5.1

Richardson to Hodge, 1 run, short delivery hit in the air to deep backward point.

5.2

Richardson to Faulkner, 1 run, dabs it behind point, shy at the stumps and misses, overthrows.

5.3

Richardson to Hodge, no run, drives up to mid-on.

5.4

Richardson to Hodge, FOUR, driven nicely through the off side to the extra cover fence for a boundary.

5.5

Richardson to Hodge, no run, dabs it behind point.

5.6

Richardson to Hodge, 1 leg bye, off the pad to short fine leg.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 53/1
BJ Hodge    27* (23b 5x4)      KW Richardson    2-0-16-0
JP Faulkner    1* (1b)      BE Young    1-0-5-1

6.1

Young to Hodge, SIX, lovely strike that, lofts it high over the wide long on fence.

6.2

Young to Hodge, no run, drives along the ground to extra cover.

6.3

Young to Hodge, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

6.4

Young to Faulkner, 2 runs, works it through midwicket, a misfield allows the second.

6.5

Young to Faulkner, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

6.6

Young to Hodge, 1 run, swept well to long leg, good fielding.

End of over 7 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 64/1
BJ Hodge    35* (27b 5x4 1x6)      BE Young    2-0-16-1
JP Faulkner    4* (3b)      KW Richardson    2-0-16-0

7.1

Botha to Hodge, 1 run, works it behind square leg.

7.2

Botha to Faulkner, 1 run, works it behind square leg once again.

7.3

Botha to Hodge, 1 wide, spins down the leg side, loud appeal for a catch turned down.

7.3

Botha to Hodge, 2 runs, driven through covers to the sweeper.

7.4

Botha to Hodge, no run, works to midwicket.

7.5

Botha to Hodge, no run

7.6

Botha to Hodge, 1 run, hits it through the vacant midwicket to the deep.

End of over 8 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 70/1
BJ Hodge    39* (32b 5x4 1x6)      J Botha    2-0-13-0
JP Faulkner    5* (4b)      BE Young    2-0-16-1

8.1

Boyce to Hodge, FOUR, too short from Boyce, pulls it along the ground to the midwicket fence.

8.2

Boyce to Hodge, 2 runs, cuts to the sweeper on the off side.

8.3

Boyce to Hodge, 1 run, nudges to point for a quick single.

8.4

Boyce to Faulkner, 1 run, forces it to the sweeper on the off side.

8.5

Boyce to Hodge, no run, chops it into the ground to point.

8.6

Boyce to Hodge, no run, swings and gets a bottom edge, a tough chances for the keeper.

End of over 9 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 78/1
BJ Hodge    46* (37b 6x4 1x6)      CJ Boyce    1-0-8-0
JP Faulkner    6* (5b)      J Botha    2-0-13-0

9.1

Botha to Faulkner, no run, pushes it back to the bowler.

9.2

Botha to Faulkner, 1 run, works forward of square leg for a single.

9.3

Botha to Hodge, 1 run, plays to the sweeper on the off side.

9.4

Botha to Faulkner, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on.

9.5

Botha to Hodge, SIX, that is gone into the stands over the square leg fence, brings up the 50 for Hodge.

9.6

Botha to Hodge, 1 run, dabs it behind the wicket on the off side, quick single taken.

End of over 10 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 88/1
BJ Hodge    54* (40b 6x4 2x6)      J Botha    3-0-23-0
JP Faulkner    8* (8b)      CJ Boyce    1-0-8-0

10.1

Tait to Hodge, FOUR, one bounce to the backward point fence.

10.2

Tait to Hodge, FOUR, makes room and smashes it through extra cover to the fence.

10.3

Tait to Hodge, no run, slower delivery worked to midwicket, well bowled Tait.

10.4

Tait to Hodge, no run, swing and a miss.

10.5

Tait to Hodge, 1 wide, short and too wide.

10.5

Tait to Hodge, 1 leg bye, slower delivery and off the pad to the onside.

10.6

Tait to Faulkner, 1 run, down to fine leg.

End of over 11 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 99/1
JP Faulkner    9* (9b)      SW Tait    2-0-18-0
BJ Hodge    62* (45b 8x4 2x6)      J Botha    3-0-23-0

11.1

Pollard to Faulkner, 1 run, plays behind point and scampers for a tight single.

11.2

Pollard to Hodge, 2 runs, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

11.3

Pollard to Hodge, 1 run, edges and drops short of the keeper.

11.4

Pollard to Faulkner, OUT, short ball and Faulkner pulls in the air to deep backward square leg and Klinger takes the catch.

JP Faulkner c Klinger b Pollard 10 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

11.5

Pollard to Hodge, 1 run, works it through midwicket.

11.6

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, whips it through the onside for a single.

End of over 12 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 105/2
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      KA Pollard    1-0-6-1
BJ Hodge    66* (48b 8x4 2x6)      SW Tait    2-0-18-0

12.1

Young to Hussey, 1 run, pushes to the sweeper on the off side for a single.

12.2

Young to Hodge, 2 runs, gets it down to long leg and spectacular sliding save.

12.3

Young to Hodge, 2 runs, gets this time to deep midwicket and another spectacular fielding by Ferguson, chasing, sliding and diving to save couple of runs.

12.4

Young to Hodge, FOUR, makes room and drives well behind point.

12.5

Young to Hodge, 1 run, dabs it behind point and picks up an easy single.

12.6

Young to Hussey, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

End of over 13 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 116/2
DJ Hussey    3* (3b)      BE Young    3-0-27-1
BJ Hodge    75* (52b 9x4 2x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-6-1

13.1

Pollard to Hussey, SIX, picks up the slower one and launches it over the long on fence.

13.2

Pollard to Hussey, FOUR, brilliant shot from Hussey, cuts it behind point to the fence.

Pollard from round the wicket.

13.3

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, plays behind point for a single.

13.4

Pollard to Hodge, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep midwicket.

13.5

Pollard to Hussey, no run, bouncer through to the keeper.

13.6

Pollard to Hussey, 1 run, slower short delivery and Hussey pulls to deep midwicket.

End of over 14 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 129/2
DJ Hussey    15* (8b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-19-1
BJ Hodge    76* (53b 9x4 2x6)      BE Young    3-0-27-1

14.1

Johnston to Hussey, 1 run, hit down the ground to long on.

14.2

Johnston to Hodge, 2 runs, hit in the air down to wide long on, good fielding from Richardson.

14.3

Johnston to Hodge, FOUR, squeezes in the gap between backward point and short third man to the fence.

14.4

Johnston to Hodge, SIX, goes all the way to the construction area, wonderfully hit over the midwicket fence.

Hodge firing on all cylinders.

14.5

Johnston to Hodge, no run, plays and misses.

14.6

Johnston to Hodge, OUT, full toss hit straight down the throat of Ferguson at deep midwicket.

BJ Hodge c Ferguson b Johnston 88 (58b 10x4 3x6) SR: 151.72

Hodge goes after a brilliant knock.

End of over 15 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 142/3
     MJ Johnston    2-0-29-1
DJ Hussey    16* (9b 1x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-19-1

15.1

Botha to White, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on.

15.2

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, works it through square leg.

15.3

Botha to White, no run, driven along the ground to midwicket.

15.4

Botha to White, 1 run, full toss played to deep midwicket.

15.5

Botha to Hussey, OUT, hit in the air down the ground to long on and Reardon takes it comfortably.

DJ Hussey c Reardon b Botha 17 (11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

15.6

Botha to White, no run, pushes it back down the track.

End of over 16 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 145/4
CL White    2* (4b)      J Botha    4-0-26-1
GJ Maxwell    0* (0b)      MJ Johnston    2-0-29-1

16.1

Tait to Maxwell, SIX, short delivery and Maxwell puts his first ball into the construction site at long leg.

16.2

Tait to Maxwell, FOUR, full outside the off stump and Tait is getting hammered, gets the edge down to thirdman fence.

16.3

Tait to Maxwell, 1 run, in the block-hole and dug out to the off side.

16.4

Tait to White, 1 run, full on the legs and played to deep backward square leg.

16.5

Tait to Maxwell, no run, mistimes the full toss to midwicket.

16.6

Tait to Maxwell, OUT, the off stump is uprooted, Maxwell gave himself room to smash it through the off side, misses it and you know rest of the story.

GJ Maxwell b Tait 11 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 220.00

End of over 17 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 157/5
     SW Tait    3-0-30-1
CL White    3* (5b)      J Botha    4-0-26-1

17.1

Richardson to White, no run, good tight delivery and defended back to the bowler.

17.2

Richardson to White, no run, misses the full toss and through to the keeper.

17.3

Richardson to White, FOUR, hit along the ground and beats the midwicket to the fence.

17.4

Richardson to White, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

17.5

Richardson to Handscomb, 1 run, short slower deliver and Handscomb mistimes the pull shot.

17.6

Richardson to White, no run, dropped by Botha at mid-off, hit hard in the air, a straight forward chance.

End of over 18 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 163/5
CL White    8* (10b 1x4)      KW Richardson    3-0-22-0
PSP Handscomb    1* (1b)      SW Tait    3-0-30-1

18.1

Tait to Handscomb, 1 run, driven square of the wicket to deep point.

18.2

Tait to White, FOUR, low full toss on the legs, a juicy one, gets it fine to the fence.

18.3

Tait to White, 1 run, moves across his stumps to the off side and works to the onside.

18.4

Tait to Handscomb, 1 run, in the block-hole and dug out.

18.5

Tait to White, OUT, keeps it full outside the off stump and White once too many moves across his stumps to the off side, Tait strikes, knocks back the stumps of an inside edge.

CL White b Tait 13 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.6

Tait to Hastings, no run, keeps it full once again and goes between the bat and off stump through to the keeper.

End of over 19 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 170/6
JW Hastings    0* (1b)      SW Tait    4-0-37-2
PSP Handscomb    3* (3b)      KW Richardson    3-0-22-0

19.1

Richardson to Handscomb, 1 run, miscues to deep backward square leg.

19.2

Richardson to Hastings, OUT, low full toss driven to mid-off and Hasting takes off for a tight single, Botha scores a direct hit.

JW Hastings run out 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3

Richardson to Handscomb, 2 runs, drives along the ground to deep extra cover.

19.4

Richardson to Handscomb, 1 run, opens up and plays to midwicket, shy at the stumps and misses, the batsman dives at the non-strikers end.

19.5

Richardson to Rose, OUT, makes room and slices in the air too deep backward point and Ferguson takes a well judged catch.

CA Rose c Ferguson b Richardson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Richardson to Handscomb, 1 run, full delivery driven to mid-off.

Innings Break: That completes the Stars innings, 175 for 8 in their 20 overs. Hodge the hero. Join us after the break for the chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 175/8
PSP Handscomb    7* (7b)      KW Richardson    4-0-27-1
CJ McKay    0* (0b)      SW Tait    4-0-37-2
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Dec 27, 2012

Kieron Pollard and John Hastings exchange a few words, Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Adelaide, December 27, 2012

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