Big Bash League, 2nd Semi-Final: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers at Sydney, Feb 5, 2014
Big Bash League - 2nd semi final
Perth Scorchers won by 5 runs (D/L method)
5 February 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to the 2nd Semi-Final of the Big Bash league, today we have the Sydney Sixers against the Perth Scorchers.

Toss: North has won the toss and have put the Scorchers into bat.

Overcast conditions at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

0.1

Lee to Simmons, 1 wide, full and wide outside the off stump.

0.1

Lee to Simmons, 1 run, played down to third man for a single.

0.2

Lee to Katich, no run, driven to mid-off.

0.3

Lee to Katich, no run, full and driven to cover.

0.4

Lee to Katich, 1 run, short ball pulled around to deep backward square leg.

The stands are mostly empty.

0.5

Lee to Simmons, no run, inside edges and drops on the track, Simmons looking for the single, not there.

0.6

Lee to Simmons, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 3/0

    • CJ Simmons 1 (3b)
    • SM Katich 1 (3b)
    • B Lee 1-0-3-0
1.1

Starc to Katich, no run, short of a length delivery defended with an angled bat behind point.

1.2

Starc to Katich, no run, full and swinging, driven to mid-off.

1.3

Starc to Katich, FOUR, full and in the slot for Katich, who drives in the air over extra cover to the fence for the first boundary.

1.4

Starc to Katich, no run, tight line from Starc and Katich can only defend.

1.5

Starc to Katich, 1 wide, full and wide down the leg side.

1.5

Starc to Katich, no run, inside edges onto the legs and goes to the off side.

1.6

Starc to Katich, no run, dropped! Hit in air straight to Bopara at extra cover, who fumbles it and drops the ball.

End of over 2 (5 runs) Perth Scorchers 8/0

    • SM Katich 5 (9b 1x4)
    • CJ Simmons 1 (3b)
    • MA Starc 1-0-5-0
    • B Lee 1-0-3-0
2.1

Hazlewood to Simmons, 1 leg bye, off the pad down the leg side.

2.2

Hazlewood to Katich, no run, played back to the bowler, almost lobbed back.

2.3

Hazlewood to Katich, no run, chops it down on the ground.

2.4

Hazlewood to Katich, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the onside.

2.5

Hazlewood to Simmons, 1 run, plays to cover for a quick single.

2.6

Hazlewood to Katich, 1 run, cuts in the air down to third man.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 12/0

    • SM Katich 6 (13b 1x4)
    • CJ Simmons 2 (5b)
    • JR Hazlewood 1-0-2-0
    • MA Starc 1-0-5-0
3.1

Starc to Katich, FOUR, full and down the leg side and Katich had only to get the bat in line and down to the fine leg fence.

3.2

Starc to Katich, FOUR, hits in the air just gets it over Lee at mid-on and Lee chases, but to no avail.

3.3

Starc to Katich, no run, full and sliding down the leg side as it strikes the pad.

3.4

Starc to Katich, FOUR, hits in the air over cover to the fence for another boundary.

3.5

Starc to Katich, SIX, short from Starc and Katich puts it over the fine leg fence, good hook.

3.6

Starc to Katich, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single.

End of over 4 (19 runs) Perth Scorchers 31/0

    • SM Katich 25 (19b 4x4 1x6)
    • CJ Simmons 2 (5b)
    • MA Starc 2-0-24-0
    • JR Hazlewood 1-0-2-0
4.1

Hazlewood to Katich, 1 run, full and driven past the bowler.

4.2

Hazlewood to Simmons, 1 run, driven to the right of mid-off for a single.

4.3

Hazlewood to Katich, OUT, short delivery and Katich upper-cuts high in the air and Lee at third man waits for it to gobble up and he takes it with lights glaring in his eyes.

SM Katich c Lee b Hazlewood 26 (20m 21b 4x4 1x6) SR: 123.80

4.4

Hazlewood to Simmons, no run, defended.

4.5

Hazlewood to Simmons, no run, played back to the bowler.

4.6

Hazlewood to Simmons, no run, driven firmly to mid-off.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Perth Scorchers 33/1

    • CJ Simmons 3 (9b)
    • SM Whiteman 0 (0b)
    • JR Hazlewood 2-0-4-1
    • MA Starc 2-0-24-0
5.1

Copeland to Whiteman, no run, pushed back to the bowler.

5.2

Copeland to Whiteman, 1 run, cuts it down to third man for a single.

5.3

Copeland to Simmons, 1 run, mistimes the drive to mid-on.

5.4

Copeland to Whiteman, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and steers it down to third man.

5.5

Copeland to Simmons, no run, plays with an angled bat behind point.

5.6

Copeland to Simmons, no run, makes room and drives firmly to mid-on.

End of over 6 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 36/1

    • CJ Simmons 4 (12b)
    • SM Whiteman 2 (3b)
    • TA Copeland 1-0-3-0
    • JR Hazlewood 2-0-4-1
6.1

Bopara to Whiteman, no run, defended to the off side.

6.2

Bopara to Whiteman, 1 run, plays with soft hands to point.

6.3

Bopara to Simmons, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump and Simmons drives and misses.

6.4

Bopara to Simmons, 1 run, plays with soft hands behind the wicket on the off side.

6.5

Bopara to Whiteman, no run, played back to the bowler.

6.6

Bopara to Whiteman, 1 run, slower delivery played with an angled bat behind point for a single.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 39/1

    • SM Whiteman 4 (7b)
    • CJ Simmons 5 (14b)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-3-0
    • TA Copeland 1-0-3-0
7.1

Copeland to Whiteman, 3 runs, full and wide outside the off stump, hits it high in the air to deep extra cover, coming for a tight third run, if it was direct hit, he would have been gone.

7.2

Copeland to Simmons, no run

7.3

Copeland to Simmons, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket.

7.4

Copeland to Whiteman, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to short third man.

7.5

Copeland to Simmons, SIX, goes all the way at long on, Lee was waiting on the ropes, just gets it out of his reach.

7.6

Copeland to Simmons, 2 runs, worked to deep midwicket.

End of over 8 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 52/1

    • CJ Simmons 14 (18b 1x6)
    • SM Whiteman 8 (9b)
    • TA Copeland 2-0-16-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-3-0
8.1

Lee to Whiteman, 1 run, full toss driven to deep cover.

8.2

Lee to Simmons, no run, good tight delivery in line with the stumps and Simmons is forced to defend.

8.3

Lee to Simmons, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the onside.

8.4

Lee to Whiteman, OUT, short delivery and Whiteman pulls in the air and Abbott running around does well and takes a good catch at deep midwicket.

SM Whiteman c Abbott b Lee 9 (17m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

8.5

Lee to Simmons, 1 run, cuts it down to third man.

8.6

Lee to Voges, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 9 (3 runs) Perth Scorchers 55/2

    • AC Voges 0 (1b)
    • CJ Simmons 15 (21b 1x6)
    • B Lee 2-0-5-1
    • TA Copeland 2-0-16-0
9.1

Abbott to Simmons, 1 run, plays it down to third man.

9.2

Abbott to Voges, 1 run, works to midwicket for a single.

9.3

Abbott to Simmons, SIX, swings it high and dry over the midwicket fence for a massive six, that is taken in the crowd, well done.

9.4

Abbott to Simmons, 1 run, cuts in the air down to third man.

9.5

Abbott to Voges, no run, defended to the off side.

9.6

Abbott to Voges, 1 wide, short outside the off stump, signaled a wide.

9.6

Abbott to Voges, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, and cut down to third man, comes back for the second.

End of over 10 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 67/2

    • AC Voges 3 (4b)
    • CJ Simmons 23 (24b 2x6)
    • SA Abbott 1-0-12-0
    • B Lee 2-0-5-1
10.1

Bopara to Simmons, no run, down the leg side and not given a wide.

10.2

Bopara to Simmons, 1 run, chops it down to short third man.

10.3

Bopara to Voges, 1 run, pushes to the right of point for a single.

10.4

Bopara to Simmons, 2 runs, plays to long off and picks up couple of runs.

10.5

Bopara to Simmons, 1 run, gets an inside edge to the off side.

10.6

Bopara to Voges, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on for a single.

End of over 11 (6 runs) Perth Scorchers 73/2

    • AC Voges 5 (6b)
    • CJ Simmons 27 (28b 2x6)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-9-0
    • SA Abbott 1-0-12-0
11.1

Hazlewood to Voges, FOUR, chips it in the air down to the gap at midwicket fence.

11.2

Hazlewood to Voges, 2 runs, worked away to deep backward square leg and picks up couple of runs.

11.3

Hazlewood to Voges, 1 run, wide outside the off stump and cut to deep point.

11.4

Hazlewood to Simmons, SIX, swings it high over the backward square leg fence for a maximum.

11.5

Hazlewood to Simmons, FOUR, full delivery and squeezes it out past the leg stump down to fine leg fence.

11.6

Hazlewood to Simmons, no run, plays and misses.

End of over 12 (17 runs) Perth Scorchers 90/2

    • CJ Simmons 37 (31b 1x4 3x6)
    • AC Voges 12 (9b 1x4)
    • JR Hazlewood 3-0-21-1
    • RS Bopara 2-0-9-0
12.1

Bopara to Voges, no run, slower delivery played back to the bowler.

12.2

Bopara to Voges, 1 run, another slower delivery driven down to long off.

12.3

Bopara to Simmons, SIX, swings it high and a long way over the square leg fence for a massive six, good striking.

12.4

Bopara to Simmons, 2 runs, gets it to deep square leg and coming back for a second tight run.

12.5

Bopara to Simmons, 1 run, slaps to deep midwicket and picks up the single, the 100 comes up.

12.6

Bopara to Voges, no run, driven to the off to mid-off.

End of over 13 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 100/2

    • AC Voges 13 (12b 1x4)
    • CJ Simmons 46 (34b 1x4 4x6)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-19-0
    • JR Hazlewood 3-0-21-1
13.1

North to Simmons, 1 run, backs away and cuts to deep point.

13.2

North to Voges, 1 run, works it along the ground to deep midwicket.

13.3

North to Simmons, 1 run, uses his feet and driven bit uppishly down the ground to long off.

13.4

North to Voges, 2 runs, uses his feet and drives in the air, just wide of North to long off.

13.5

North to Voges, 1 run, one bounce to long on.

13.6

North to Simmons, SIX, another massive hit, swings it over the backward square leg fence.

End of over 14 (12 runs) Perth Scorchers 112/2

    • CJ Simmons 54 (37b 1x4 5x6)
    • AC Voges 17 (15b 1x4)
    • MJ North 1-0-12-0
    • RS Bopara 3-0-19-0
14.1

Lee to Voges, 2 runs, full toss clipped away to deep backward square leg.

14.2

Lee to Voges, FOUR, one bounce to the midwicket fence, Voges swings it in the air.

14.3

Lee to Voges, 1 run, full toss played to deep midwicket.

14.4

Lee to Simmons, 1 run, full and wide, gets an under-edge and the keeper does well.

14.5

Lee to Voges, 1 run, hits in the air and on the bounce to deep extra cover.

14.6

Lee to Simmons, 1 run, full toss pushed to mid-off.

End of over 15 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 122/2

    • CJ Simmons 56 (39b 1x4 5x6)
    • AC Voges 25 (19b 2x4)
    • B Lee 3-0-15-1
    • MJ North 1-0-12-0
15.1

Abbott to Simmons, 1 run, mistimes the drive to the onside.

15.2

Abbott to Voges, FOUR, swings and gets an outside edge high in the air and down to third man fence.

15.3

Abbott to Voges, 1 run, mistimes the drive to the onside.

15.4

Abbott to Simmons, SIX, massive hitting, pulls it high in the air to the wide long on fence for a six.

15.5

Abbott to Simmons, 1 wide, full and too wide outside the off stump.

15.5

Abbott to Simmons, FOUR, lovely timing, opens up and hits in the air to the extra cover fence.

Simmons is dangerous.

15.6

Abbott to Simmons, SIX, swings it high and over the midwicket fence for another six, he should be in the Australian team.

End of over 16 (23 runs) Perth Scorchers 145/2

    • CJ Simmons 73 (43b 2x4 7x6)
    • AC Voges 30 (21b 3x4)
    • SA Abbott 2-0-35-0
    • B Lee 3-0-15-1
16.1

Starc to Voges, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump as Voges moves across his stumps to the off side, squeezed out to third man.

16.2

Starc to Simmons, 1 run, full and in the block-hole, dug out to the onside.

16.3

Starc to Voges, no run, wonderful bowling this from Starc, in the block-hole once again.

16.4

Starc to Voges, OUT, full and straight, you miss I hit, knocks the stumps down.

AC Voges b Starc 31 (34m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 129.16

16.5

Starc to Marsh, 1 run, full toss played to short third man.

16.6

Starc to Simmons, 1 leg bye, full and on the pads, loud appeal turned down, was going down the leg side.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Perth Scorchers 149/3

    • CJ Simmons 74 (45b 2x4 7x6)
    • MR Marsh 1 (1b)
    • MA Starc 3-0-27-1
    • SA Abbott 2-0-35-0
17.1

Hazlewood to Simmons, 1 wide, full and down the leg side.

17.1

Hazlewood to Simmons, SIX, excellent timing for a six, just chips it high over the midwicket fence, wonderful striking.

17.2

Hazlewood to Simmons, SIX, another six, straight down the ground over the bowler and over the fence.

17.3

Hazlewood to Simmons, no run, mistimes the shot to the onside.

9 sixes for Simmons so far.

17.4

Hazlewood to Simmons, 1 leg bye, moves across his stump and gets hit on the pad, was missing the off stump.

17.5

Hazlewood to Marsh, 1 run, driven along the ground to the sweeper on the off side.

17.6

Hazlewood to Simmons, SIX, another six, this goes over the fielder at long off for a six.

End of over 18 (21 runs) Perth Scorchers 170/3

    • CJ Simmons 92 (50b 2x4 10x6)
    • MR Marsh 2 (2b)
    • JR Hazlewood 4-0-41-1
    • MA Starc 3-0-27-1
18.1

Starc to Marsh, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long off.

18.2

Starc to Simmons, 2 runs, another full toss worked to deep midwicket.

18.3

Starc to Simmons, 2 runs, full toss chipped in the air to deep midwicket, good desperation stuff in the deep.

18.4

Starc to Simmons, FOUR, gets to his 100, well played, inside edges fine past the stumps.

18.5

Starc to Simmons, 1 run, played to the onside.

18.6

Starc to Marsh, OUT, short and outside the off stump from round the wicket, makes room and looking for a swing over the cow-corner, gets an edge to the keeper.

MR Marsh c †Smith b Starc 3 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 19 (10 runs) Perth Scorchers 180/4

    • CJ Simmons 101 (54b 3x4 10x6)
    • MA Starc 4-0-37-2
    • JR Hazlewood 4-0-41-1
19.1

Lee to Simmons, SIX, that is a six, backs away and swings it high over the wide long on fence.

19.2

Lee to Simmons, no run, good ball wide outside the off stump, edges into the ground.

19.3

Lee to Simmons, FOUR, terrible fielding in the deep by the fielders, atmost confusion to field the ball, hit in the air to the cover fence.

19.4

Lee to Simmons, 1 wide, full and wide outside the off stump.

19.4

Lee to Simmons, 1 run, OUT, hit in the air to deep extra cover and Simmons is coming back for the second, Abbott fields the ball and throws to the keeper, who runs him out.

CJ Simmons run out 112 (88m 58b 4x4 11x6) SR: 193.10

19.5

Lee to Coulter-Nile, no run, full and straight outside the off stump, through to the keeper.

19.6

Lee to Coulter-Nile, 1 bye, another full delivery outside the off stump and they scamper a bye as Coulter-Nile misses the ball.

Innings Break: The chase is on for 194, do join us after the break.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Perth Scorchers 193/5

    • NM Coulter-Nile 0 (2b)
    • AJ Turner 0 (0b)
    • B Lee 4-0-27-1
    • MA Starc 4-0-37-2
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