Big Bash League, 32nd Match: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers at Melbourne, Jan 21, 2017
Big Bash League - 32nd match
Sydney Sixers won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
21 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)
  Melbourne Stars innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RJ Quiney c Hughes b Henriques 35 19 5 1 184.21
5.6 soft! A nothing ball, short and on his hips, but he's glanced this straight to short fine. It hangs in the air for a while before reaching the fielder who hasn't had to move 59/1
View dismissal LJ Wright b Lyon 62 47 6 1 131.91
15.3 good length on middle, steps out and gets beaten by flight, wants to slog it but it's inside edge, onto the pad, and it floats up and hits the top of leg stump. Would've been out at least two other ways if he wasn't bowled 130/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Abbott b Dwarshuis 39 36 2 0 108.33
18.6 that's an end to his misery. Full outside off, tails away from him slightly, he backs away and tries to hit it over extra cover, but the bat has turned in his hands and the ball goes high towards deep cover, who runs in, adjusts for the swerve and latches onto to it inches from the ground. Good composure 150/6
View dismissal EP Gulbis st †Haddin b Lyon 0 2 0 0 0.00
15.5 good length outside off, steps out and misses his swipe, Haddin has fumbled it several times before stumping him and it's been referred...out. Haddin fumbled there and had the ball jammed between his chest and gloves as he took the bails off. That might have brushed the grille, but it's just about legitimate, deems the umpire. 130/3
View dismissal SE Gotch c †Haddin b Dwarshuis 1 3 0 0 33.33
16.2 what a catch! The replays for the stumping show it might not have been out, but there's no doubt here! Full outside off, throws his bat at it and gets an inside edge. Haddin dives at least 4 yards to his right and is aerial as he takes this one-handed 131/4
View dismissal DJ Hussey* c Abbott b Dwarshuis 4 5 0 0 80.00
18.2 full outside off, backs away, gets low and middles his chop, but it goes flat and straight to Abbott at sweeper cover 144/5
View dismissal SB Harper run out (†Haddin) 5 2 1 0 250.00
19.2 Abbott to Hilfenhaus, slower ball, steps out and swipes across, gets beaten and they go for the run. Haddin gathers, takes a moment and under-arms it to break the stumps 150/7
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus c Lyon b Abbott 4 4 1 0 100.00
19.5 slower ball again, pulls it and gets it high on the bat. This time it has gone in the direction he's looking in but it's up in the air and Lyon takes it at midwicket 155/8
SM Boland not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
MA Beer not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 156 (7.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  JM Bird 4 0 37 0 9.25
  J Botha 3 0 29 0 9.66
View wicket SA Abbott 3 0 31 1 10.33
19.5 to Hilfenhaus, slower ball again, pulls it and gets it high on the bat. This time it has gone in the direction he's looking in but it's up in the air and Lyon takes it at midwicket 155/8
View wicket MC Henriques 2 0 15 1 7.50
5.6 to Quiney, soft! A nothing ball, short and on his hips, but he's glanced this straight to short fine. It hangs in the air for a while before reaching the fielder who hasn't had to move 59/1
View wickets BJ Dwarshuis 4 0 25 3 6.25 (2w)
16.2 to Gotch, what a catch! The replays for the stumping show it might not have been out, but there's no doubt here! Full outside off, throws his bat at it and gets an inside edge. Haddin dives at least 4 yards to his right and is aerial as he takes this one-handed 131/4
18.2 to Hussey, full outside off, backs away, gets low and middles his chop, but it goes flat and straight to Abbott at sweeper cover 144/5
18.6 to Pietersen, that's an end to his misery. Full outside off, tails away from him slightly, he backs away and tries to hit it over extra cover, but the bat has turned in his hands and the ball goes high towards deep cover, who runs in, adjusts for the swerve and latches onto to it inches from the ground. Good composure 150/6
View wickets NM Lyon 4 0 18 2 4.50 (1w)
15.3 to Wright, good length on middle, steps out and gets beaten by flight, wants to slog it but it's inside edge, onto the pad, and it floats up and hits the top of leg stump. Would've been out at least two other ways if he wasn't bowled 130/2
15.5 to Gulbis, good length outside off, steps out and misses his swipe, Haddin has fumbled it several times before stumping him and it's been referred...out. Haddin fumbled there and had the ball jammed between his chest and gloves as he took the bails off. That might have brushed the grille, but it's just about legitimate, deems the umpire. 130/3
  Sydney Sixers innings (target: 157 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DP Hughes lbw b Gulbis 34 33 4 0 103.03
10.5 great yorker. He walks across the stumps and tries to flick this middle-stump yorker, but it's too quick and catches him right in front 70/4
View dismissal MJ Lumb b Boland 6 8 0 0 75.00
4.1 top of off! Angles it into the batsman on a good length. He clears his foot and tries to slog it over midwicket, but misses it completely and it clips the the off stump 28/1
View dismissal C Munro c Quiney b Hilfenhaus 3 5 0 0 60.00
5.3 back of a length on middle, charges down at it once more, goes across and connects the pull shot for once.It's flat and hard but straight to mid-on 33/2
View dismissal MC Henriques* b Bowe 20 16 3 0 125.00
9.5 traps him! He's stayed back to this good length ball. Probably thought this one was turning away, but it pitches and spins back in sharply and under his attempted late cut to take middle stump. Should have been forward there 64/3
View dismissal NJ Maddinson c sub (CJ Gannon) b Boland 14 13 0 1 107.69
14.1 short and wide, frees his arms and goes for the cut, but he's hit this up in the air and straight to backward point. Thirteen more balls and his innings would've been a mirror of KP's earlier today, but his scratchy innings doesn't last that long 97/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Quiney b Beer 10 9 1 0 111.11
13.5 gone! He waits again for this full ball and tries to lift it in a similar manner. But this time, he's messed up the placement and it goes a lot wider - to Quiney at long-off 93/5
View dismissal J Botha c & b Boland 25 13 3 0 192.30
18.5 oh! Bit of an anti-climax, this. Low full toss on off stump, he punches it back, gets the bottom of the bat and Boland sticks out one hand at this. He gets it, lets it bob up to erase the momentum and takes it - one-handed again - on the second attempt 156/7
SA Abbott not out 33 17 3 2 194.11
BJ Dwarshuis not out 4 1 1 0 400.00
Extras (w 10, nb 1) 11
  Total (7 wickets; 19 overs) 160 (8.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket MA Beer 4 0 39 1 9.75 (2w)
13.5 to Haddin, gone! He waits again for this full ball and tries to lift it in a similar manner. But this time, he's messed up the placement and it goes a lot wider - to Quiney at long-off 93/5
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 3 0 25 1 8.33 (3w)
5.3 to Munro, back of a length on middle, charges down at it once more, goes across and connects the pull shot for once.It's flat and hard but straight to mid-on 33/2
View wickets SM Boland 4 0 37 3 9.25 (1nb, 3w)
4.1 to Lumb, top of off! Angles it into the batsman on a good length. He clears his foot and tries to slog it over midwicket, but misses it completely and it clips the the off stump 28/1
14.1 to Maddinson, short and wide, frees his arms and goes for the cut, but he's hit this up in the air and straight to backward point. Thirteen more balls and his innings would've been a mirror of KP's earlier today, but his scratchy innings doesn't last that long 97/6
18.5 to Botha, oh! Bit of an anti-climax, this. Low full toss on off stump, he punches it back, gets the bottom of the bat and Boland sticks out one hand at this. He gets it, lets it bob up to erase the momentum and takes it - one-handed again - on the second attempt 156/7
View wicket EP Gulbis 4 0 24 1 6.00
10.5 to Hughes, great yorker. He walks across the stumps and tries to flick this middle-stump yorker, but it's too quick and catches him right in front 70/4
View wicket L Bowe 4 0 35 1 8.75 (1w)
9.5 to Henriques, traps him! He's stayed back to this good length ball. Probably thought this one was turning away, but it pitches and spins back in sharply and under his attempted late cut to take middle stump. Should have been forward there 64/3

Match details


Toss - Sydney Sixers
Points - Sydney Sixers 2, Melbourne Stars 0
Player of the match - SA Abbott (Sydney Sixers)
Umpires - AJ Barrow and GJ Davidson
TV umpire - AK Wilds
Match referee - RW Stratford
Reserve umpire - D Ireland
 
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Hours of play (local time) 19.25 start, First Session 19.25-20.50, Interval 20.40-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.35

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