Big Bash League, 1st semi-final: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 21, 2012
Big Bash League - 1st semi final
Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs
21 January 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
  Perth Scorchers innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs c & b Wright 71 71 46 11 0 154.34
16.1 short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs looks to go to long-on and ends up top edging the shot. Wright has to run across, a few yards to his right and take the catch. There are no mistakes committed this time 132/3
View dismissal MJ North* c Hussey b Bird 23 27 20 1 1 115.00
6.3 short ball outside the off stump. North walks across his stumps and attempts the half pull-half flick. he doesn't time it properly as it flies to the right of Hussey at fine-leg. The catch was made to look easy by Hussey 57/1
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Bailey b McKay 31 32 25 3 0 124.00
14.1 good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood mistimes the stroke to long-on and holes out to mid-on. Bailey runs in and takes a good catch. Enter Mitch Marsh then 120/2
MR Marsh not out 41 26 22 1 4 186.36
L Ronchi not out 5 16 7 0 0 71.42
Extras (lb 2, w 1) 3
  Total (3 wickets; 20 overs) 174 (8.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DJ Hussey 2 0 15 0 7.50
View wicket JM Bird 4 0 39 1 9.75
6.3 to North, short ball outside the off stump. North walks across his stumps and attempts the half pull-half flick. he doesn't time it properly as it flies to the right of Hussey at fine-leg. The catch was made to look easy by Hussey 57/1
  JP Faulkner 4 0 40 0 10.00
View wicket CJ McKay 4 0 35 1 8.75
14.1 to Collingwood, good length ball outside the off stump. Collingwood mistimes the stroke to long-on and holes out to mid-on. Bailey runs in and takes a good catch. Enter Mitch Marsh then 120/2
  SK Warne 4 0 29 0 7.25
View wicket LJ Wright 2 0 14 1 7.00 (1w)
16.1 to Gibbs, short ball outside the off stump. Gibbs looks to go to long-on and ends up top edging the shot. Wright has to run across, a few yards to his right and take the catch. There are no mistakes committed this time 132/3
  Melbourne Stars innings (target: 175 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RJ Quiney st †Ronchi b Beer 8 3 4 2 0 200.00
0.4 beats him with an arm-ball! Quiney comes forward in an attempt to defend it and the ball spins across him. He has dragged his backfoot too far and Ronchi whips the bails off 8/1
View dismissal LJ Wright c North b Edmondson 33 46 25 3 1 132.00
10.2 slower ball outside the off stump. Wright slogs it straight into the hands of North at midwicket 88/3
View dismissal JP Faulkner c Marsh b Hogg 38 32 27 5 0 140.74
7.6 fuller ball outside the off stump. Faulkner goes for the slog sweep and holes out to deep midwicket. Marsh takes the catch and signals to the crowd. He wants them all keyed up 75/2
View dismissal AC Voges c Rimmington b Marsh 9 23 14 0 0 64.28
12.5 short ball on the leg stump. Voges can't get the pull going and edges it to short fine-leg. Rimmington takes the catch and Stars would need a miracle to win it from here 95/5
View dismissal DJ Hussey c †Ronchi b Edmondson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
10.3 the best bat of the Stars is gone, first ball. He is looking to drive a fuller ball and gets an outside edge. Ronchi puts in a sprawling dive to his right and takes the catch 88/4
View dismissal CL White* c Katich b Marsh 14 19 14 1 1 100.00
14.4 ok, Marsh will give ten runs to take the wicket of White, any day. Fuller ball on the middle stump. White lofts it to long-on where Katich takes the catch 108/6
View dismissal GJ Bailey b Hogg 4 12 7 0 0 57.14
15.5 fuller ball on the off stump. Bailey makes room and looks to slice it. He misses the ball and Hogg goes up in celebration. Ronchi blocks his celebratory run 113/7
View dismissal MS Wade c Marsh b Rimmington 37 21 17 2 3 217.64
19.2 full-toss on the leg stump. Wade slogs it straight into the hands of Marsh at long-on. The final will be in Perth even if Rimmington endures a horror over from here on 154/8
CJ McKay not out 14 21 10 0 1 140.00
JM Bird not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 2) 6
  Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 163 (8.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket MA Beer 3 0 20 1 6.66
0.4 to Quiney, beats him with an arm-ball! Quiney comes forward in an attempt to defend it and the ball spins across him. He has dragged his backfoot too far and Ronchi whips the bails off 8/1
View wicket NJ Rimmington 4 0 45 1 11.25
19.2 to Wade, full-toss on the leg stump. Wade slogs it straight into the hands of Marsh at long-on. The final will be in Perth even if Rimmington endures a horror over from here on 154/8
  NM Coulter-Nile 3 0 28 0 9.33 (1w)
View wickets BM Edmondson 4 1 32 2 8.00
10.2 to Wright, slower ball outside the off stump. Wright slogs it straight into the hands of North at midwicket 88/3
10.3 to Hussey, the best bat of the Stars is gone, first ball. He is looking to drive a fuller ball and gets an outside edge. Ronchi puts in a sprawling dive to his right and takes the catch 88/4
View wickets GB Hogg 4 0 17 2 4.25
7.6 to Faulkner, fuller ball outside the off stump. Faulkner goes for the slog sweep and holes out to deep midwicket. Marsh takes the catch and signals to the crowd. He wants them all keyed up 75/2
15.5 to Bailey, fuller ball on the off stump. Bailey makes room and looks to slice it. He misses the ball and Hogg goes up in celebration. Ronchi blocks his celebratory run 113/7
View wickets MR Marsh 2 0 17 2 8.50 (1w)
12.5 to Voges, short ball on the leg stump. Voges can't get the pull going and edges it to short fine-leg. Rimmington takes the catch and Stars would need a miracle to win it from here 95/5
14.4 to White, ok, Marsh will give ten runs to take the wicket of White, any day. Fuller ball on the middle stump. White lofts it to long-on where Katich takes the catch 108/6

Match details


Toss - Perth Scorchers, who chose to bat
Series - Perth Scorchers advanced
Player of the match - MR Marsh (Perth Scorchers)
Umpires - SD Fry and JD Ward
TV umpire - P Wilson
Match referee - RJ Evans
 
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