Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

M Dilshan and D Hughes to set the tone for Thunders. Bird with the ball.

0.1

Bird to Hughes, no run, good start here. Pitched on off and shaped away to beat his dab shot

0.2

Bird to Hughes, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump and punched to off side

0.3

Bird to Hughes, no run, ripper! Pitched on good length area and seamed away to beat the outside edge

0.4

Bird to Hughes, FOUR, over pitched on leg stump, thank you very much says Hughes and he lofts it over mid-on for fabulous looking shot

0.5

Bird to Hughes, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump and dabs to third man

0.6

Bird to Dilshan, no run, shaped back in and punched to mid on off the the front foot. Eventful over!

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 5/0
TM Dilshan    0* (1b)      JM Bird    1-0-5-0
DP Hughes    5* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Hastings to Hughes, 1 run, back of a length delivery down the leg gets a thick inside and thuds high on his thigh pad as the ball rolled onto on-side

1.2

Hastings to Dilshan, no run, was the a catch? Length delivery on middle and leg. Dilshan tried his typical Dil-Scoop as the ball brushed his shoulder on its way to the keeper

1.3

Hastings to Dilshan, no run, pushed to off side

1.4

Hastings to Dilshan, OUT, gone!! Length delivery on off stump, Dilshan on the back foot tried to cut but only managed to nick one back to the keeper. Pressure was mounting and Dilshan has gifted his wicket away!

TM Dilshan c †Wade b Hastings 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.5

Hastings to Hussey, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, waits on the back foot and dabs to off side for single

1.6

Hastings to Hughes, no run, Hastings closes' the over with a good note. Pitched on middle and played back to the bowler

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sydney Thunder 7/1
DP Hughes    6* (7b 1x4)      JW Hastings    1-0-2-1
MEK Hussey    1* (1b)      JM Bird    1-0-5-0

Maxi into the attack

2.1

Maxwell to Hussey, no run, starts with a loosner outside off and pushed to off side

2.2

Maxwell to Hussey, no run, length delivery outside off and left alone

2.3

Maxwell to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads and nudged to on side

2.4

Maxwell to Hughes, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven past covers for a single

2.5

Maxwell to Hussey, 1 run, speared it in from outside off and digs it out to point

2.6

Maxwell to Hughes, no run, tossed up and played back to the bowler

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 10/1
DP Hughes    7* (9b 1x4)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-3-0
MEK Hussey    3* (5b)      JW Hastings    1-0-2-1

3.1

Bird to Hussey, FOUR, shot Huss!!. Used his feet and drives a fuller delivery past cover for a glorious boundary

3.2

Bird to Hussey, no run, touch wide on off stump and punched to off side

3.3

Bird to Hussey, 2 runs, miscued and falls safe. Length delivery down the leg, Hiss swivels for a pull but ends up getting a top edge as the ball flies down to fine leg. To his fortune no one out there.

3.4

Bird to Hussey, no run, down the track and cracked to off side but couldn't beat the fielder

3.5

Bird to Hussey, no run, length delivery on off stump and fends back to the bowler

3.6

Bird to Hussey, no run, snorter outside off! Good length delivery on off stump, held its line and shaped away from Hussey to beat his defence

End of over 4 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 16/1
MEK Hussey    9* (11b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-11-0
DP Hughes    7* (9b 1x4)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-3-0

4.1

Malinga to Hughes, 2 runs, low full toss outside off and driven to vacant off side for a couple

4.2

Malinga to Hughes, no run, full and straight on off stump channel and punched to mid-on

4.3

Malinga to Hughes, FOUR, take that Slinga-Malinga. Over pitched on off and whacked back past the bowler

4.4

Malinga to Hughes, no run, length ball on off stump and pushed to off side

4.5

Malinga to Hughes, 2 runs, beautifully chipped over mid-on for a couple more. Slower one on leg stump and Hughes lofts him over mid-on

4.6

Malinga to Hughes, 1 run, right on the money this time. Toe crushing yorker and digs it out to on side for a single

End of over 5 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 25/1
DP Hughes    16* (15b 2x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-9-0
MEK Hussey    9* (11b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-11-0

5.1

Hastings to Hughes, OUT, down the track for a back of a length delivery and tried to launch it over mid wicket but ended up getting a top edge and White calls for the dolly and takes it easily

DP Hughes c White b Hastings 16 (20m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.2

Hastings to Hussey, no run, swing and a miss

5.3

Hastings to Hussey, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off and an under edge to off side

5.4

Hastings to Hussey, FOUR, don't bowl him there! Length delivery on leg stump, swivels and pulls in front of square

5.5

Hastings to Hussey, no run, length delivery and punched back to the bowler

5.6

Hastings to Hussey, 1 run, touch wide and cuts to deep. Morgan fancies a second but Huss yells "No", rightly so.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 32/2
MEK Hussey    16* (16b 2x4)      JW Hastings    2-0-9-2
EJG Morgan    0* (0b)      SL Malinga    1-0-9-0

6.1

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, fuller on off stump and driven to off side

6.2

Malinga to Morgan, no run, slower delivery and fends to off side

6.3

Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, fired it on down the leg and tucks to backward square for a single

6.4

Malinga to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller delivery on off stump and drives past the diving sweeper at covers for couple more

6.5

Malinga to Hussey, no run, low full toss and punched to short cover fieldsman

6.6

Malinga to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller down the leg and whipped it off his toes for a couple more.

End of over 7 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 38/2
MEK Hussey    21* (20b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-15-0
EJG Morgan    1* (2b)      JW Hastings    2-0-9-2

7.1

McKay to Morgan, SIX, Welcome Clint!! Advances down the turf, took it on the full and smothered it over long off.

7.2

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, touch fuller and played down the ground

7.3

McKay to Hussey, no run, length delivery on the leg stump and nudged to on side

7.4

McKay to Hussey, 1 run, fuller in length and punched down the carpet for a single

7.5

McKay to Morgan, 2 runs, over pitched down the leg and driven off his toes for a couple

7.6

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, slower delivery outside off and dabs to third man

End of over 8 (11 runs) Sydney Thunder 49/2
EJG Morgan    11* (6b 1x6)      CJ McKay    1-0-11-0
MEK Hussey    22* (22b 2x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-15-0

8.1

Wright to Morgan, 1 run, length delivery on leg stump and turned to fine leg for a single

8.2

Wright to Hussey, FOUR, nothing delivery on middle and leg. Neither short nor full, Hussey picks his spot and pulls it front of square

8.3

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, dabs to third man

8.4

Wright to Morgan, 1 run, on the pads and nudged to on side

8.5

Wright to Hussey, 1 run, slower length ball and pulled to on side for a single

8.6

Wright to Morgan, FOUR, that's perfect placement for you. length delivery on off and cuts in between point and short third man for a good looking boundary.

End of over 9 (12 runs) Sydney Thunder 61/2
EJG Morgan    17* (9b 1x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    1-0-12-0
MEK Hussey    28* (25b 3x4)      CJ McKay    1-0-11-0

9.1

Bird to Hussey, 1 run, length delivery on off and pushed to off side for a single

9.2

Bird to Morgan, 1 run, on the pads and nudged to on side. Wristy!

9.3

Bird to Hussey, 1 run, played along the carpet for a single

9.4

Bird to Morgan, no run, back of a length delivery and fends back to the bowler

9.5

Bird to Morgan, no run, touch full on the pads and driven to on side

9.6

Bird to Morgan, no run, foxed him with a slower bouncer and left alone

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 64/2
EJG Morgan    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      JM Bird    3-0-14-0
MEK Hussey    30* (27b 3x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-12-0

10.1

McKay to Hussey, 1 run, fuller down the keg and helped it on its way for a single

10.2

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, shimmy down the track and got on his glove as the ball jogs to on side

10.3

McKay to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length delivery down the leg and nudged to on side

10.4

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, slower delivery and nudged to on side

10.5

McKay to Hussey, 1 run, length delivery on leg stump and tucked to on side

10.6

McKay to Morgan, 1 run, slower bouncer on leg stump, fends to on side and off for a single

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 70/2
EJG Morgan    21* (16b 1x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-17-0
MEK Hussey    33* (30b 3x4)      JM Bird    3-0-14-0

11.1

Hastings to Morgan, SIX, short of a length on middle and leg, pulls it over square leg. Massive hit!

11.2

Hastings to Morgan, 2 runs, guides a length delivery to wide of third man for a couple

11.3

Hastings to Morgan, 1 run, short of a length down leg, pulls it behind square leg

11.4

Hastings to Hussey, 1 run, this time Hussey pulls it through square leg

11.5

Hastings to Morgan, 1 wide, keeps the same length, this time too much height and called wide

11.5

Hastings to Morgan, 1 run, length delivery on off stump and dabs to off side

11.6

Hastings to Hussey, no run, slash and a miss outside off

End of over 12 (12 runs) Sydney Thunder 82/2
MEK Hussey    34* (32b 3x4)      JW Hastings    3-0-21-2
EJG Morgan    31* (20b 1x4 2x6)      CJ McKay    2-0-17-0

12.1

Bird to Morgan, no run, length delivery on off stump, kept a bit low and through to the keeper

12.2

Bird to Morgan, no run, saw him coming and dropped it touch short, fends to off side

12.3

Bird to Morgan, OUT, walks down the track and pulled a short delivery to mid wicket. Maxi out there takes a easy catch

EJG Morgan c Maxwell b Bird 31 (29m 23b 1x4 2x6) SR: 134.78

12.4

Bird to Hussey, 1 run, slower delivery on middle and off, runs to third man for a single

12.5

Bird to Patterson, 1 run, makes room for a length delivery and guides to third man

12.6

Bird to Hussey, 1 run, slapped in front of square but finds the lone fielder in the deep

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 85/3
MEK Hussey    36* (34b 3x4)      JM Bird    4-0-17-1
KR Patterson    1* (1b)      JW Hastings    3-0-21-2

13.1

Maxwell to Hussey, 1 run, full toss on off stump, opts to reverse paddle it and it hits the keeper on its way

13.2

Maxwell to Patterson, 1 run, played down the carpet

13.3

Maxwell to Hussey, 1 run, fuller and speared it in, driven to covers

13.4

Maxwell to Patterson, SIX, that huge!! tossed up and clobbered it over long on for massive hit. Good extension of his arms .

13.5

Maxwell to Patterson, no run, played back to the bowler

13.6

Maxwell to Patterson, 2 runs, on the pads and nudged to vacant on side for a couple. good running

End of over 14 (11 runs) Sydney Thunder 96/3
KR Patterson    10* (5b 1x6)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-14-0
MEK Hussey    38* (36b 3x4)      JM Bird    4-0-17-1

14.1

McKay to Hussey, 2 runs, on the pads and tucked to on side for a couple

14.2

McKay to Hussey, FOUR, slower bouncer and a guided it fine. Sprinting Malinga had given up the chase.

14.3

McKay to Hussey, 1 run, crumped to covers for a single

14.4

McKay to Patterson, 1 run, length delivery on off and punched to off side

14.5

McKay to Hussey, 1 run, fends to off side and off for a quick single

14.6

McKay to Patterson, SIX, that's humongous!! Fuller, in his arc, cleared his front leg and whacked it straight over the sight screen.

End of over 15 (15 runs) Sydney Thunder 111/3
KR Patterson    17* (7b 2x6)      CJ McKay    3-0-32-0
MEK Hussey    46* (40b 4x4)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-14-0

15.1

Malinga to Hussey, SIX, shimmy down the track, lofted it over mid on and it has carried all the way. Six more to the total!

15.2

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, fuller on off and driven to covers

15.3

Malinga to Patterson, 1 leg bye, slower yorker down the leg and thuds on his front pad

15.4

Malinga to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller outside off and driven to covers for a couple more

15.5

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, keeps it fuller on off and steered to off side

15.6

Malinga to Patterson, 1 run, fuller down the leg and slogged to on side

End of over 16 (12 runs) Sydney Thunder 123/3
KR Patterson    18* (9b 2x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-26-0
MEK Hussey    56* (44b 4x4 1x6)      CJ McKay    3-0-32-0

16.1

Hastings to Patterson, no run, slower delivery on middle and leg, pull and a miss

16.2

Hastings to Patterson, OUT, short and pulled straight into the throat of Maxwell at deep mid wicket. Short ball is doing the trick here as another one falls for the trap.

KR Patterson c Maxwell b Hastings 18 (15m 11b 0x4 2x6) SR: 163.63

16.3

Hastings to Hussey, FOUR, width offered and slashed hard past the acrobatic diving keeper.

16.4

Hastings to Hussey, FOUR, deft!! length delivery on off stump and dabs it in between short third man and the keeper. Clever!

16.5

Hastings to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads and turned off his toes for a single

16.6

Hastings to Floros, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, dabs to off and scamper for a quick run

End of over 17 (10 runs) Sydney Thunder 133/4
JS Floros    1* (1b)      JW Hastings    4-0-31-3
MEK Hussey    65* (47b 6x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-26-0

17.1

Maxwell to Floros, 1 run, pushed to covers for a single

17.2

Maxwell to Hussey, 1 run, reverse swept to off side for a single. Malinga dives to his left and makes a good stop

17.3

Maxwell to Floros, no run, nudged to off side

17.4

Maxwell to Floros, OUT, quicker delivery down the leg, nudged to on side and Huss sprints for the run which wasn't there and he falls short off his mark by inches.

MEK Hussey run out 66 (66m 48b 6x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

17.5

Maxwell to Floros, 1 run, touch fuller on off stump and driven to off side

17.6

Maxwell to Carters, no run, loopy delivery down the leg and nudged to on side

End of over 18 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 136/5
RGL Carters    0* (1b)      GJ Maxwell    3-0-17-0
JS Floros    3* (5b)      JW Hastings    4-0-31-3

18.1

Malinga to Floros, no run, played down the ground

18.2

Malinga to Floros, no run, full and straight, digs it out

18.3

Malinga to Floros, FOUR, brave hit!! Fuller outside off, walks across the line and scooped it over short fine leg

18.4

Malinga to Floros, no run, down the track and whacked back, good stop by Malinga of his own bowling

18.5

Malinga to Floros, 1 run, fuller and steered to off side for a single

18.6

Malinga to Carters, 2 runs, fuller outside off, shuffled across and worked to on side for a couple more

End of over 19 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 143/5
RGL Carters    2* (2b)      SL Malinga    4-0-33-0
JS Floros    8* (10b 1x4)      GJ Maxwell    3-0-17-0

19.1

McKay to Floros, FOUR, down the leg and whipped it off his boots. Perfect start to the over

19.2

McKay to Floros, SIX, that's massive over mid wicket. Length delivery on off, slower one too and clobbered it over mid wicket

19.3

McKay to Floros, no run, banged in short outside off and a thick inside back to the bowler

19.4

McKay to Floros, OUT, fuller outside off, clears his front leg and skied it. Hasting at long on region settles underneath and takes a good catch

JS Floros c Hastings b McKay 18 (15m 14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

19.5

McKay to Carters, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, hits hard and flat straight to long on

19.6

McKay to Coyte, 1 bye, foxed him with a slower delivery and they scamper for a bye

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (12 runs) Sydney Thunder 155/6
SJ Coyte    0* (1b)      CJ McKay    4-0-43-1
RGL Carters    3* (3b)      SL Malinga    4-0-33-0
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Jan 1, 2014

Brad Hodge lines up to play a shot during his innings of 64, Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2013-14, Sydney, January 1, 2014

Brad Hodge lines up to play a shot during his innings of 64

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