Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat won by 32 runs

Greetings everyone! Hi and Welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's coverage to our first early match of the day. Home team Adelaide Strikers will be taking on Brisbane Heat here at Adelaide.

News coming in is that Brisbane Heat have won the toss and opted to bat first.

Players have made their way into the middle. England recruit Kieswetter and Burns to set the tone. Tait from the city end.

0.1

Tait to Kieswetter, no run, ripper to kick start innings!! Pitched on off stump and seamed away to fox his defence

0.2

Tait to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump channel, got on top of the bounce and tapped down.

0.3

Tait to Kieswetter, 1 wide, wide well outside off stump

0.3

Tait to Kieswetter, 1 run, shorter in length down the leg, aimed at his ribs and tucked to fine leg for a single

0.4

Tait to Burns, 1 wide, short and pace!! Banged in short and sailed over the batsman.

0.4

Tait to Burns, no run, flash and a miss outside off. Pacy delivery!!

0.5

Tait to Burns, 1 run, altered his length and bowled touch fuller on off stump, nudged to covers and scampered for a single

0.6

Tait to Kieswetter, no run, length ball outside off and Kieswetter lets go through to the keeper.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 4/0
C Kieswetter    1* (4b)      SW Tait    1-0-4-0
JA Burns    1* (2b)     

Holland from Cathedral end

1.1

Holland to Burns, no run, came back with the arm and pushed to covers

1.2

Holland to Burns, 1 run, touch wide on off stump and dabs to off side, point fielder dives and makes a valid stop

1.3

Holland to Kieswetter, 1 run, tossed up down the leg and worked to on side for a single

1.4

Holland to Burns, no run, quicker delivery on leg stump, missed his flick and thuds on his front pad

1.5

Holland to Burns, 1 run, drives a fuller delivery through covers for a single

1.6

Holland to Kieswetter, no run, closes' with a good note!! Length ball on off stump and punched to off side

End of over 2 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 7/0
C Kieswetter    2* (6b)      JM Holland    1-0-3-0
JA Burns    3* (6b)      SW Tait    1-0-4-0

Neser into the attack

2.1

Neser to Burns, no run, shaped back in a bit and struck on his thigh pad. Good start

2.2

Neser to Burns, 1 run, down the track for a fuller delivery and edged to third man. Scratchy start for Burns

2.3

Neser to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, tapped to on side

2.4

Neser to Kieswetter, 1 run, length ball down the leg and worked off his hips

2.5

Neser to Burns, OUT, it was coming!! Half-tracker on off stump, plants his front foot and pulled straight to Hughes at short mid-wicket region

JA Burns c Hughes b Neser 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

2.6

Neser to Pomersbach, 1 run, length ball down the leg, worked off his hips for a single and off for a single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 10/1
LA Pomersbach    1* (1b)      MG Neser    1-0-3-1
C Kieswetter    3* (8b)      JM Holland    1-0-3-0

3.1

Botha to Pomersbach, no run, tossed up delivery, down the leg and thuds on his pad, loud cry for leg before wicket and much to the dismay of the bowler umpire says not out

3.2

Botha to Pomersbach, no run, and another appeal, much closer this time. Misread the leg and opts to cut, clips his front pad

3.3

Botha to Pomersbach, 2 runs, pushed through covers for a couple

3.4

Botha to Pomersbach, no run, quicker delivery and struck on his pad, definitely sliding down the leg

3.5

Botha to Pomersbach, 1 run, played along the carpet for a single

3.6

Botha to Kieswetter, no run, good length ball again and played back to the bowler. Botha asking too many question way too early!

End of over 4 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 13/1
C Kieswetter    3* (9b)      J Botha    1-0-3-0
LA Pomersbach    4* (6b)      MG Neser    1-0-3-1

4.1

Richardson to Pomersbach, FOUR, width offered outside off and driven upishly past diving point fieldsman

4.2

Richardson to Pomersbach, 1 leg bye, back of length delivery down the leg, on the pull struck on his hips

4.3

Richardson to Kieswetter, 1 run, length ball on off stump, dabs to backward point and steals a single

4.4

Richardson to Pomersbach, 1 run, opts keep it short on off stump, fends to point and off for a single

4.5

Richardson to Kieswetter, 2 runs, length ball on off stump, opens the face of the blade and guides to third man

4.6

Richardson to Kieswetter, no run, saw him making room and bowled touch wide, flash and a miss

End of over 5 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 22/1
C Kieswetter    6* (12b)      KW Richardson    1-0-8-0
LA Pomersbach    9* (9b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-3-0

Neser switches end!

5.1

Neser to Pomersbach, FOUR, fuller on off stump, on the charge and slogged towards cow corner

5.2

Neser to Pomersbach, 1 run, punched a fuller delivery back past the bowler for a mere single

5.3

Neser to Kieswetter, no run, leading edge, lobs up and falls safe

5.4

Neser to Kieswetter, SIX, predetermined lap sweep!! Fuller on off stump, goes down on one knee and swept over fine leg for a maximum

5.5

Neser to Kieswetter, no run, length ball on off stump, text book defence back to the bowler

5.6

Neser to Kieswetter, SIX, this is more convincing!! Hops down the turf for a fuller delivery and unleashed a typical Kieswetter shot over covers. That will do his confidence a world of good.

End of over 6 (17 runs) Brisbane Heat 39/1
C Kieswetter    18* (16b 2x6)      MG Neser    2-0-20-1
LA Pomersbach    14* (11b 2x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-8-0

6.1

Holland to Pomersbach, 1 wide, fuller but down the leg, called wide. Nifty piece of work by the keeper as Pomersbach falls over

6.1

Holland to Pomersbach, 1 run, tossed up and played along the ground for a single

6.2

Holland to Kieswetter, 1 run, tossed up and swept hard! Fierce full though. Hales dives and makes a lovely stop. Kieswetter looked baffled after that stop.

6.3

Holland to Pomersbach, 1 run, miscued a slog to on side

6.4

Holland to Kieswetter, 1 run, tossed up and driven through the cover region

6.5

Holland to Pomersbach, 2 runs, quicker delivery on middle and leg, slogged to deep and motors for the second

6.6

Holland to Pomersbach, 2 runs, fuller and whacked straight, hits the timber at the other end and deflected to wide long on region

End of over 7 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 48/1
LA Pomersbach    20* (15b 2x4)      JM Holland    2-0-12-0
C Kieswetter    20* (18b 2x6)      MG Neser    2-0-20-1

7.1

Botha to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up and fends to on side

7.2

Botha to Kieswetter, no run, length ball on off stump, on the back foot punched back to the bowler

7.3

Botha to Kieswetter, 1 run, too full and squeezed to covers for a single

7.4

Botha to Pomersbach, OUT, cleaned him up!! Botha gets his man. Length ball on middle and off, makes room for the cut, lost his shape and the missed his shot too. And the middle stump was disturbed

LA Pomersbach b Botha 20 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

7.5

Botha to Lynn, 1 run, tossed up and driven down the ground for a single

7.6

Botha to Kieswetter, 1 run, length ball and turned to on side for a single

End of over 8 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 51/2
C Kieswetter    22* (22b 2x6)      J Botha    2-0-6-1
CA Lynn    1* (1b)      JM Holland    2-0-12-0

8.1

Holland to Kieswetter, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and driven on the up through covers for a single

8.2

Holland to Lynn, 1 run, quicker delivery on middle and leg, played to on side

8.3

Holland to Kieswetter, no run, quicker delivery and edged to covers

8.4

Holland to Kieswetter, no run, flatter trajectory on off stump and a mistimed drive to covers

8.5

Holland to Kieswetter, 1 run, fuller outside off and driven past the sweep at covers

8.6

Holland to Lynn, 1 run, played along the carpet for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 55/2
CA Lynn    3* (3b)      JM Holland    3-0-16-0
C Kieswetter    24* (26b 2x6)      J Botha    2-0-6-1

9.1

Botha to Lynn, no run, length ball on off stump and pushed to off side

9.2

Botha to Lynn, no run, length ball on off stump and nudged to on side

I reckon somethings gonna happen!

9.3

Botha to Lynn, OUT, Yes!! Tossed up outside off, spun back in sharply to fox his cut and cannon onto the stumps, Bowled him!

CA Lynn b Botha 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

9.4

Botha to McDermott, no run, quicker delivery on off and pushed back to the bowler

9.5

Botha to McDermott, 1 run, tossed up outside off and chipped to long on for a single

9.6

Botha to Kieswetter, no run, quicker delivery on off and fends back to the bowler. That's a good over.

End of over 10 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 56/3
C Kieswetter    24* (27b 2x6)      J Botha    3-0-7-2
BR McDermott    1* (2b)      JM Holland    3-0-16-0

10.1

Holland to McDermott, no run, oho big spin!! Pitched on off and spun away, play and a miss

10.2

Holland to McDermott, FOUR, take that!! Tossed up and belted behind square for his first boundary. Nearly cleaned up the umpire their!

10.3

Holland to McDermott, no run, awkward defence to off side

10.4

Holland to McDermott, 1 run, too full outside off and driven to covers

10.5

Holland to Kieswetter, no run, fends a fuller delivery to off side

10.6

Holland to Kieswetter, 2 runs, fuller outside off and steered past the diving point fielder

End of over 11 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 63/3
C Kieswetter    26* (29b 2x6)      JM Holland    4-0-23-0
BR McDermott    6* (6b 1x4)      J Botha    3-0-7-2

11.1

Richardson to McDermott, no run, saw him coming and dragged it short. Defended to off side

11.2

Richardson to McDermott, no run, advances down the the track for a big big yahoo heave, play and a miss

11.3

Richardson to McDermott, 1 run, fuller outside off, makes room and squeezed to deep for a single

11.4

Richardson to Kieswetter, no run, too full on middle and leg, yorker length and digs it out to on side

Umpire warns Kane for landing on the danger area on his follow through.

11.5

Richardson to Kieswetter, no run, fuller on off stump and clobbered to covers

11.6

Richardson to Kieswetter, 1 run, thought of scooping a fuller delivery and changed his mind as he dabs to third man for a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 65/3
C Kieswetter    27* (32b 2x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-10-0
BR McDermott    7* (9b 1x4)      JM Holland    4-0-23-0

12.1

Tait to Kieswetter, 2 runs, width offered outside off and slapped to deep for a couple

12.2

Tait to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump, waits on the back-foot and runs to third man for a single

12.3

Tait to McDermott, no run, pacy delivery on off stump, gets nicely behind the line and fends to off side. Text book stuff!

12.4

Tait to McDermott, no run, 150 kmph and opts to pull a short delivery, missed and thumps on his helmet. That was real quick

12.5

Tait to McDermott, no run, charges him and pushed a length ball to off side. Brave!

12.6

Tait to McDermott, no run, greets him with another short length delivery and this time he ducks under

End of over 13 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 68/3
BR McDermott    7* (13b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-7-0
C Kieswetter    30* (34b 2x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-10-0

13.1

Botha to Kieswetter, 1 run, tossed on off stump, turned to on side for a single

13.2

Botha to McDermott, no run, pull and a miss, thuds on his thigh pad

13.3

Botha to McDermott, 1 run, quicker delivery on off stump, fends to covers and off for a single

13.4

Botha to Kieswetter, no run, wrong one! Pitched on off stump and spun the other way

13.5

Botha to Kieswetter, 1 run, turned a fuller delivery to on side for a single

13.6

Botha to McDermott, 1 run, played to deep mid wicket for a single

End of over 14 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 72/3
BR McDermott    9* (16b 1x4)      J Botha    4-0-11-2
C Kieswetter    32* (37b 2x6)      SW Tait    2-0-7-0

14.1

Neser to McDermott, 1 run, fuller outside off and steered to third man region for a single

14.2

Neser to Kieswetter, FOUR, ohoo shot!! Fuller outside off and hammered over sweeper at covers

14.3

Neser to Kieswetter, SIX, goes long and strong!! Fuller on off stump, plants his front foot and swung hard at that as it flies over long off

14.4

Neser to Kieswetter, 2 runs, nudged a length ball to on side and scampered for a couple

14.5

Neser to Kieswetter, 1 run, too full outside off and played down the ground for a single

14.6

Neser to McDermott, FOUR, whacked! Fuller on off stump, cleared his front leg and smothered straight

End of over 15 (18 runs) Brisbane Heat 90/3
BR McDermott    14* (18b 2x4)      MG Neser    3-0-38-1
C Kieswetter    45* (41b 1x4 3x6)      J Botha    4-0-11-2

15.1

Richardson to Kieswetter, 1 run, fuller on off stump and gets a thick inside edge to the keeper. Ludeman behind the stumps makes an acrobatic effort

15.2

Richardson to McDermott, 1 run, fuller on off, opts slog, miscued and skied towards backward point. Holland jogs in and drops a dolly

15.3

Richardson to Kieswetter, 1 run, whacked a length delivery to covers for a single

15.4

Richardson to McDermott, no run, saw him making room and bowled well outside off, play and a miss

15.5

Richardson to McDermott, FOUR, fuller delivery outside off and squeezed over point for a four more runs

15.6

Richardson to McDermott, FOUR, scooped a fuller delivery and goes over the keepers head for another boundary

End of over 16 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 101/3
BR McDermott    23* (22b 4x4)      KW Richardson    3-0-21-0
C Kieswetter    47* (43b 1x4 3x6)      MG Neser    3-0-38-1

16.1

Tait to Kieswetter, FOUR, fuller on off stump, missed his length by a yard or so and Kieswetter has clobbered it over mid wicket

16.2

Tait to Kieswetter, no run, fuller outside off stump, play and a miss

16.3

Tait to Kieswetter, OUT, great catch! Length ball on middle and off, Kieswetter opts pull and gets a top edge as the ball files back over the keepers head. Ludeman runs, swivels and pouches it safely

C Kieswetter c †Ludeman b Tait 51 (46b 2x4 3x6) SR: 110.86

16.4

Tait to McDermott, SIX, slower delivery on middle and off, was their to be punished and pulled over mid wicket

16.5

Tait to McDermott, 1 run, fuller on off stump and driven past covers

16.6

Tait to Cutting, no run, shaped in from outside off and fends to off side

End of over 17 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 112/4
BCJ Cutting    0* (1b)      SW Tait    3-0-18-1
BR McDermott    30* (24b 4x4 1x6)      KW Richardson    3-0-21-0

17.1

Neser to McDermott, no run, full and straight, in the block-hole, digs it out

17.2

Neser to McDermott, OUT, length ball on off stump, makes room and slapped to deep mid wicket, Botha in the deep completes the proceedings

BR McDermott c Botha b Neser 30 (26b 4x4 1x6) SR: 115.38

17.3

Neser to Hopes, 1 run, driven to off side for a single

17.4

Neser to Cutting, no run, shuffled across the line of the stumps and gets a thick inside edge onto his pad

17.5

Neser to Cutting, 1 run, full and straight on middle stump, turned to on side

17.6

Neser to Hopes, 1 run, low full toss and slogged to on side for a mere single

End of over 18 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 115/5
JR Hopes    2* (2b)      MG Neser    4-0-41-2
BCJ Cutting    1* (3b)      SW Tait    3-0-18-1

18.1

Tait to Hopes, FOUR, length ball on off stump, makes room and whacked past the point fielder

18.2

Tait to Hopes, no run, saw him charging down the track and dragged it short, play and a miss outside off

18.3

Tait to Hopes, 1 wide, fuller outside off and called wide

18.3

Tait to Hopes, 1 run, shuffled across and pulled to deep for a single

18.4

Tait to Cutting, OUT, back of a length delivery outside off, Cutting on the pull, top edged to Holland at covers who doesn't mess it up this time

BCJ Cutting c Holland b Tait 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

18.5

Tait to Hopes, 1 run, length ball and nudged to off side for a single

18.6

Tait to Vettori, 1 run, makes room and well followed by Tait. In the block hole and digs to off side

End of over 19 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 123/6
DL Vettori    1* (1b)      SW Tait    4-0-26-2
JR Hopes    8* (6b 1x4)      MG Neser    4-0-41-2

19.1

Richardson to Vettori, OUT, shuffled across the line of the stumps for a fuller delivery and missed the line completely. Bang! as the ball cannon onto the stumps.

DL Vettori b Richardson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.2

Richardson to Harris, 1 run, fuller on delivery and played along the carpet for a single

19.3

Richardson to Hopes, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, makes room and hammered straight for a couple more

19.4

Richardson to Hopes, 1 run, down the track and steered to off side side

19.5

Richardson to Harris, 1 bye, fuller outside off stump, Harris forgot to put onto this one as they scamper for a bye

19.6

Richardson to Hopes, 1 run, well bowled Kane! Fuller on off stump, no room whatsoever as he digs it out to off side for a mere single.

Join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 129/7
JR Hopes    12* (9b 1x4)      KW Richardson    4-0-26-1
RJ Harris    1* (2b)      SW Tait    4-0-26-2
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Photos

Jan 18, 2014

Joe Burns pulls to the leg side, Heat v Strikers, Big Bash League 2013-14, Adelaide, January 18, 2014

Joe Burns pulls to the leg side

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