Champions League Twenty20 - Group A

Auckland v Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers won by 16 runs

0.4

Mills to North, no run, length ball, on off, seams away to beat his prodding bat

0.5

Mills to North, no run, opens the face, down into the ground, but finds second slip

0.6

Mills to North, no run, short of a length, on middle and off, no room, defended

Perth Scorchers 1/0   MJ North 0* (3b)

1.2

Bates to North, 1 run, tucked away off the hip for a single

Perth Scorchers 3/0   MJ North 1* (4b)

2.1

Mills to North, no run, short of a length, on off, defended. Not looking like a T20 at the moment

2.2

Mills to North, no run, pushed into the leg side, but straight to midwicket

2.3

Mills to North, no run, punched away square, but finds point

2.4

Mills to North, no run, slower ball, short of a length, defended with an open face

2.5

Mills to North, 1 run, North mis-hits this towards mid-on to break the maiden. Lucky for North it hasn't carried all the way

Perth Scorchers 8/1   MJ North 2* (9b)

3.1

Bates to North, FOUR, punched away into the on side. Not too short, but North has short-armed it through square leg for four

3.2

Bates to North, FOUR, walks down the wicket, gets right to its pitch, and drives this past extra cover. Doesn't even run for this. Doesn't need to

3.3

Bates to North, no run, short of a length, on off, defended

3.4

Bates to North, no run, drives away from the body, mis-hit to point

3.5

Bates to North, FOUR, down the wicket, takes it on the full, and drives it wide of mid-off

3.6

Bates to North, no run, full, middle, driven to mid-on

Perth Scorchers 20/1   MJ North 14* (15b 3x4)

4.3

Mills to North, 1 run, offcutter, slower, runs this down behind square for one

4.5

Mills to North, no run, slower length ball, driven back to Mills who fields in his follow-through

4.6

Mills to North, 1 run, punched it down to mid-off for one

Perth Scorchers 24/1   MJ North 16* (18b 3x4)

5.1

Azhar Mahmood to North, no run, length ball, pitches outside leg, angling towards the stumps, flicked to midwicket

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to North, 1 run, short of a length, tries the pull, the mis-hit gets them one to deep square

5.6

Azhar Mahmood to North, no run, yorker from Mahmood, ends the over well

Perth Scorchers 30/1   MJ North 17* (21b 3x4)

6.3

Martin to North, 1 run, driven down to long-off

6.5

Martin to North, no run, goes for the reverse sweep, misses it, but Hopkins collects this half-volley outside off very well

6.6

Martin to North, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on

Perth Scorchers 34/1   MJ North 19* (24b 3x4)

7.1

Hira to North, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked away

7.4

Hira to North, 1 run, tries the sweep, gets a leg-bye behind square

7.6

Hira to North, 1 run, reverses this to short third man for his 1000th T20 run

Perth Scorchers 39/1   MJ North 22* (27b 3x4)

8.1

Martin to North, 2 runs, full, on off, driven straight of long-off for two

8.2

Martin to North, 2 runs, slog-sweeps this wide of deep midwicket

8.3

Martin to North, no run, padded away, but finds short fine

8.4

Martin to North, no run, jumps out of the crease, yorks himself up, pushed back to the bowler

8.5

Martin to North, FOUR, that's flat and wide outside leg, and he sweeps it wide of short fine leg. Much-needed boundary

8.6

Martin to North, no run, reverse-sweeps now, but can't beat Mills at short third man

Perth Scorchers 47/1   MJ North 30* (33b 4x4)

9.2

Hira to North, SIX, that was badly needed. Length ball, flat, plants the front foot down and slogs it over wide long-on

9.3

Hira to North, 1 run, worked away off the pad for one

Perth Scorchers 55/1   MJ North 37* (35b 4x4 1x6)
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Photos

Oct 23, 2012

Michael Beer celebrates a wicket with Luke Ronchi, Auckland Aces v Perth Scorchers, Champions League T20, Centurion, October 23, 2012

Michael Beer celebrates a wicket with Luke Ronchi

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Oct 23, 2012

Ronnie Hira is bowled attempting an unorthodox shot, Auckland Aces v Perth Scorchers, Champions League T20, Centurion, October 23, 2012

Ronnie Hira is bowled attempting an unorthodox shot

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