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Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers

Melbourne Stars won by 20 runs

Hi and Welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's coverage of the match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers here at Melbourne.

Toss - News coming in is that Melbourne Stars have won the toss and have decided to bat first.

Players are making their way into the middle. Wright and Hodge to open the innings. Beer with the ball.

0.1

Beer to Wright, no run, short on off stump and cuts to point

0.2

Beer to Wright, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, played back to the bowler

0.3

Beer to Wright, no run, came in with the angle and pushed to on side

0.4

Beer to Wright, 1 run, touch short and nudged to on side for a single

0.5

Beer to Hodge, 1 run, little bit of turn there for Beer, spins and dabs to off side

0.6

Beer to Wright, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, clears his front leg and drives to mid-off for a quick single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 3/0
LJ Wright    2* (5b)      MA Beer    1-0-3-0
BJ Hodge    1* (1b)     

1.1

Behrendorff to Wright, no run, angled away from the batsman, flash and a miss

1.2

Behrendorff to Wright, no run, fuller on off stump and drives upishly to mid-off, Wright fancies a single but has been sent back

1.3

Behrendorff to Wright, FOUR, excellent!! Angled in, touch fuller too and lofts it over mid-on

1.4

Behrendorff to Wright, 1 run, on the pads and tucked to on side for a single

1.5

Behrendorff to Hodge, no run, jags back a bit and Hogde plays all around that

1.6

Behrendorff to Hodge, 1 run, tucked him on leg stump, dabs to fine lg for a single and retains the strike

End of over 2 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 9/0
BJ Hodge    2* (3b)      JP Behrendorff    1-0-6-0
LJ Wright    7* (9b 1x4)      MA Beer    1-0-3-0

2.1

Beer to Hodge, FOUR, cuts hard!! Great timing, short on off stump, rocks back and cuts it fine

2.2

Beer to Hodge, 1 run, dabs a spinning delivery to off side

2.3

Beer to Wright, 2 runs, advances and swatted back over the bowlers head for a couple more

2.4

Beer to Wright, FOUR, Well! Sheer power, Fuller on off stump, plants his front foot and clobbered past cover

2.5

Beer to Wright, OUT, Gone!! Saw him coming and dropped it touch short on off stump. Wright on the charge was not to the pitch off the ball as it spun past him to fox his defence and the keeper does it rest. Out Stumped!

LJ Wright st †Whiteman b Beer 13 (11m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

2.6

Beer to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and straight, arm ball and driven back to the bowler. Well bowled.

End of over 3 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 20/1
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (1b)      MA Beer    2-0-14-1
BJ Hodge    7* (5b 1x4)      JP Behrendorff    1-0-6-0

3.1

Behrendorff to Hodge, no run, solid in defence to off side

3.2

Behrendorff to Hodge, 2 runs, banged in short and Hodge decides to take him on, top edge and flies to vacant on side. Falls safe though.

3.3

Behrendorff to Hodge, no run, full toss on off stump and pushed to cover

3.4

Behrendorff to Hodge, no run, angled away again from Hodge, flash and a miss

3.5

Behrendorff to Hodge, 1 run, fuller down the leg and turned to on side for a single

3.6

Behrendorff to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on off stump and driven to mid-off. Good shot for no run!

End of over 4 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 23/1
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (2b)      JP Behrendorff    2-0-9-0
BJ Hodge    10* (10b 1x4)      MA Beer    2-0-14-1

4.1

Beer to Hodge, 1 run, driven down the carpet

4.2

Beer to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, quicker delivery and pushed to off side

4.3

Beer to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, came back with the arm and tries to cut, play and a miss

4.4

Beer to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, dances down the turf and drives a fuller delivery past cover. Wristy!

4.5

Beer to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, tossed up on off stump, induces the forward push and an regulation edge to Voges at first slip. Gone!

Mohammad Hafeez c Voges b Beer 4 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

4.6

Beer to Hussey, no run, quicker delivery and slapped to sweeper at cover. Did it carry? I reckon "No".

End of over 5 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 28/2
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      MA Beer    3-0-19-2
BJ Hodge    11* (11b 1x4)      JP Behrendorff    2-0-9-0

5.1

Cummins to Hodge, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and a miscued pull to vacant on side. Not short enough to pull!

5.2

Cummins to Hodge, FOUR, length ball on off stump, decent delivery but Hodge clears his front foot and whacked back over the bowlers head

5.3

Cummins to Hodge, no run, pitched up on off stump and fends to off side

Round the stumps

5.4

Cummins to Hodge, FOUR, short on off stump, makes room and scooped it over point for another boundary

5.5

Cummins to Hodge, FOUR, and again! Short and wide for round the stumps, rocks bcak and a flat-batted shot comes into play. Smacked over cover.

5.6

Cummins to Hodge, no run, touch short on off stump and punched to sweeper at cover

End of over 6 (14 runs) Melbourne Stars 42/2
BJ Hodge    25* (17b 4x4)      PJ Cummins    1-0-14-0
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      MA Beer    3-0-19-2

6.1

Beer to Hussey, 1 run, spin on off stump and cuts to deep for a single

6.2

Beer to Hodge, 1 run, length ball on off stump and dabs to off side

6.3

Beer to Hussey, 1 run, quicker delivery on off stump, pushed to off side for a quick single

6.4

Beer to Hodge, no run, ohoo big spin, play and a miss

6.5

Beer to Hodge, 1 run, short and wide on off stump, swatted to deep for a mere single

6.6

Beer to Hussey, FOUR, short on off stump, Hussey waits on the back-foot and dragged towards wide long on region

50 up!!

End of over 7 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 50/2
DJ Hussey    6* (4b 1x4)      MA Beer    4-0-27-2
BJ Hodge    27* (20b 4x4)      PJ Cummins    1-0-14-0

7.1

Cummins to Hodge, no run, fuller and wider this time, steered to man at point

7.2

Cummins to Hodge, 1 run, fullish on off stump, drive to cover and Mitch Marsh lets it go through his hands

7.3

Cummins to Hussey, OUT, Gone! Fuller on off stump, nudged to mid-on region and off for a suicidal run. Katich picks up the ball and cracks at the non-strikers end! Bang! Out by a long way.

DJ Hussey run out 6 (12m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

7.4

Cummins to Hodge, 1 run, juicy full toss on off stump and drive to cover

7.5

Cummins to Stoinis, 1 run, greets him with a yorker and digs it out for a single

7.6

Cummins to Hodge, FOUR, wrong line! Back of a length delivery down the leg, Hodge swivels and helps it on its way. Fine-leg had no chance as he jogs and picks up the ball.

End of over 8 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 57/3
BJ Hodge    33* (24b 5x4)      PJ Cummins    2-0-21-0
MP Stoinis    1* (1b)      MA Beer    4-0-27-2

8.1

Hogg to Stoinis, FOUR, starts with a shorter one and cuts past short third man

8.2

Hogg to Stoinis, 1 wide, spin but down the leg, called wide

8.2

Hogg to Stoinis, 2 runs, wrong one on off stump and dabs past short third man for a couple more

8.3

Hogg to Stoinis, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump and driven to fine leg

8.4

Hogg to Hodge, 1 run

8.5

Hogg to Stoinis, 1 wide

8.5

Hogg to Stoinis, no run

8.6

Hogg to Stoinis, 1 run

End of over 9 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 68/3
MP Stoinis    9* (6b 1x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-11-0
BJ Hodge    34* (25b 5x4)      PJ Cummins    2-0-21-0

9.1

Cummins to Stoinis, 1 run

9.2

Cummins to Hodge, no run, fuller delivery and played back to the bowler

9.3

Cummins to Hodge, 1 run, turned to on side for a single

9.4

Cummins to Stoinis, no run, banged in short, effort ball and lets it go

9.5

Cummins to Stoinis, no run, and another short one, got on top of the bounce and tapped down

9.6

Cummins to Stoinis, (no ball) 2 runs, kept it short again and roleed his writs nicely for a couple more

9.6

Cummins to Stoinis, FOUR, short and pulled away, clobbered it. Sat up to be pulled and Stoinis pounced on the opportunity

End of over 10 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 77/3
MP Stoinis    16* (11b 2x4)      PJ Cummins    3-0-30-0
BJ Hodge    35* (27b 5x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-11-0

10.1

Hogg to Hodge, no run, tossed up and edged to on side

10.2

Hogg to Hodge, FOUR, tossed up on off stump, clears his front leg and slogged to wide long on region. Thomas runs in and makes a mess

10.3

Hogg to Hodge, 1 run, touch fuller and swept to on side

10.4

Hogg to Stoinis, FOUR, foot-work at its best! Down the track in a flash and whacked a fuller delivery back over the bowlers head

10.5

Hogg to Stoinis, 1 run, walks down the track and pushed to off side

10.6

Hogg to Hodge, 1 run, low full toss on off stump and driven to sweeper at cover region.

End of over 11 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 88/3
BJ Hodge    41* (31b 6x4)      GB Hogg    2-0-22-0
MP Stoinis    21* (13b 3x4)      PJ Cummins    3-0-30-0

11.1

Behrendorff to Hodge, no run, length ball on off stump, makes room for a big yahoo heave and under cuts to off side

11.2

Behrendorff to Hodge, 1 run, good change of pace and runs down to third man for a single

11.3

Behrendorff to Stoinis, 1 run, angled away from Marcus and he dabs to third man

11.4

Behrendorff to Hodge, FOUR, short on leg stump, fine leg in the circle adn Hodge pulled it past him

11.5

Behrendorff to Hodge, 1 run, played to third man for a single

11.6

Behrendorff to Stoinis, 1 run, touch short on off stump, got on top of the bounce and tapped to off side

End of over 12 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 96/3
MP Stoinis    23* (15b 3x4)      JP Behrendorff    3-0-17-0
BJ Hodge    47* (35b 7x4)      GB Hogg    2-0-22-0

12.1

Thomas to Stoinis, 1 run, back of a length delivery and tucked to third man

12.2

Thomas to Hodge, FOUR, width offered outside off and cuts past point. Fab shot. Well played Hodge

12.3

Thomas to Hodge, FOUR, whacked a length ball towards backward square leg. Man in the deep in no where in the picture.

12.4

Thomas to Hodge, 1 run, advances down the track and tappeed to mid-off

12.5

Thomas to Stoinis, 1 run, deft!! Angled in a bit from outside off and guides to third man

12.6

Thomas to Hodge, 1 run, keeping it short on off stump and slapped past the point fieldsman for a single

End of over 13 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 108/3
BJ Hodge    57* (39b 9x4)      AC Thomas    1-0-12-0
MP Stoinis    25* (17b 3x4)      JP Behrendorff    3-0-17-0

13.1

Voges to Hodge, 2 runs, fuller down the leg and nudged to vacant on side for a couple

13.2

Voges to Hodge, 1 run, makes room and puched to deep covers

13.3

Voges to Stoinis, no run, quicker delivery on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

13.4

Voges to Stoinis, OUT, trapped in front! Arm ball, came in with the angle and Stoinis was caught in the crease at it thuds on around his back pad. Plumb!

MP Stoinis lbw b Voges 25 (27m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 131.57

13.5

Voges to Handscomb, 1 run, pushed a length ball to off side

13.6

Voges to Hodge, 1 wide, wide down the leg and a nifty piece of work by Sam Whiteman as Hodge falls over. Safe!

13.6

Voges to Hodge, 1 run, swept a fuller delivery to on side for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 114/4
BJ Hodge    61* (42b 9x4)      AC Voges    1-0-6-1
PSP Handscomb    1* (1b)      AC Thomas    1-0-12-0

14.1

Thomas to Hodge, OUT, length ball on off stump, Hodge decides to go down town but mistimes this completely and skied a dolly to Hogg

BJ Hodge c Hogg b Thomas 61 (64m 43b 9x4 0x6) SR: 141.86

14.2

Thomas to Handscomb, 1 run, dabs to third man for a single

14.3

Thomas to Keath, no run, slower delivery on off stump and fends to cover

14.4

Thomas to Keath, 1 run, touch slower and pushed to covres for a quick single

14.5

Thomas to Handscomb, 1 run, length ball on off stump and guides to third man

14.6

Thomas to Keath, no run, flummoxed him with a slow teasing length ball. Play and a miss.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 117/5
AR Keath    1* (3b)      AC Thomas    2-0-15-1
PSP Handscomb    3* (3b)      AC Voges    1-0-6-1

15.1

Voges to Handscomb, 1 run, fuller on leg stump and driven down the ground

15.2

Voges to Keath, 1 run, fuller in length on off stump and driven to wide long off

15.3

Voges to Handscomb, 1 run, punched down the ground

15.4

Voges to Keath, 1 run, dropped! Tossed up and slogged, top edge and Katich drops an east catch at short mid wicket region

15.5

Voges to Handscomb, 1 run, pushed a fuller delivery down to off side

15.6

Voges to Keath, 1 run, OUT, fuller on off stump, sliced to off side, Keath scampered for the second but gone by inches

AR Keath run out 4 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 16 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 123/5
     AC Voges    2-0-12-1
PSP Handscomb    6* (6b)      AC Thomas    2-0-15-1

16.1

Thomas to Handscomb, 1 run, pulled to on side

16.2

Thomas to Hastings, 1 run, slower delivery on off stump, fends to covers and off for a quick run

16.3

Thomas to Handscomb, 1 run, dabs a length ball to third man

16.4

Thomas to Hastings, 1 wide, slower bouncer and ducks under

16.4

Thomas to Hastings, no run, back of a length ball and fends to on side

16.5

Thomas to Hastings, no run, punched back to the bowler

16.6

Thomas to Hastings, 1 run, fuller and driven to long on for a single

End of over 17 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 128/6
JW Hastings    2* (4b)      AC Thomas    3-0-20-1
PSP Handscomb    8* (8b)      AC Voges    2-0-12-1

17.1

Hogg to Hastings, 1 bye, wrong one and missed by the keeper too

17.2

Hogg to Handscomb, SIX, finally a boundary! Full toss on leg stump and swatted over mid wicket fence

17.3

Hogg to Handscomb, 1 run, shuffled across and nudged to on side

17.4

Hogg to Hastings, SIX, juicy!! Knee high full toss, asked to be clobbered and he has done it. Way back into th crowd

17.5

Hogg to Hastings, 1 run, fuller on leg stump and turned to on side

17.6

Hogg to Handscomb, no run, length ball and pulled on side

End of over 18 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 143/6
PSP Handscomb    15* (11b 1x6)      GB Hogg    3-0-36-0
JW Hastings    9* (7b 1x6)      AC Thomas    3-0-20-1

18.1

Thomas to Hastings, 1 run, low full toss and driven hard to mid-off

Fine leg has dropped back

18.2

Thomas to Handscomb, 1 run, too full and too wide, squeezed to off side

18.3

Thomas to Hastings, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on off stump, goes deep in the crease and dabs to off side

18.4

Thomas to Hastings, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, pulled to on side

18.5

Thomas to Handscomb, 2 leg byes, shuffled across for a fuller delivery and thuds on the front pad as it rolled to on side

18.6

Thomas to Handscomb, 1 run, fuller on off stump and steered to off side

End of over 19 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 151/6
PSP Handscomb    17* (14b 1x6)      AC Thomas    4-0-26-1
JW Hastings    13* (10b 1x6)      GB Hogg    3-0-36-0

19.1

Cummins to Handscomb, SIX, over-cooked a full delivery and ended up bowling a juicy full toss down the leg, Handscomb has crunched it towards backward square

19.2

Cummins to Handscomb, 1 run, steered to off side

19.3

Cummins to Hastings, 1 bye, saw him making room and bowled outside off, they still scamper for a bye

19.4

Cummins to Handscomb, 1 run, keeping it full outside off and squeezed past point

19.5

Cummins to Hastings, no run, length ball on off stump and big alimighty heave and a miss

19.6

Cummins to Hastings, 1 bye, and another bye! Short delivery on middle and leg, pull and a miss as they scamperd for another bye

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 161/6
JW Hastings    13* (13b 1x6)      PJ Cummins    4-0-38-0
PSP Handscomb    25* (17b 2x6)      AC Thomas    4-0-26-1
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Jan 27, 2014

Brad Hodge walks the green carpet on his way out to the ground, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 27, 2014

Brad Hodge walks the green carpet on his way out to the ground

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Jan 27, 2014

Brad Hodge goes on the attack, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 27, 2014

Brad Hodge goes on the attack

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