Another strong performance from the Scorchers bowlers was well finished off by their batsmen. They now move into second place courtesy of their strong net run rate but have played an extra game than the Stars and Hurricanes who are also on four wins. Shaun Marsh has just pipped Aaron Finch at the top of the runscorers list for the 2012/13 BBL with his unbeaten knock, while North made his best contribution of the campaign. Usman Khawaja is the sole shining light for the Thunder after scoring his second consecutive half century but there was little else to smile about for the visiting fans. Jason Behrendorff is named Man of the Match after taking two for 16 in his four over spell up front for the Scorchers. Behrendorff aniled the two important scalps of Chris Gayle and Matt Prior during the all important Power Play. Thanks for joining us this evening. I look forward to your company tomorrow evening when the Hurricanes take on the Strikers in Hobart. This is Marc Ellison signing off. Good luck and God speed.

13.2
4
Zampa to Marsh, FOUR, short and wide and Marsh cuts the winning runs through point for four
13.1
4
Zampa to Marsh, FOUR, low full toss which Marsh meets and heaves it to wide long on for a boundary

END OF OVER:
13 | 8 Runs | Scorc: 109/1 (5 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 0.71)

  • MJ North39 (30b)
  • SE Marsh49 (43b)
  • DP Nannes4-0-38-0
  • A Zampa3-0-26-0
12.6
0
Nannes to North, no run, North comes well across his stumps and tries to whip it through fine leg but misses
12.5
1
Nannes to Marsh, 1 run, bumper has Marsh pulling off the splice to long leg
12.4
1
Nannes to North, 1 run, full and wide and North mis-times a square drive to the man on the point boundary
12.3
1
Nannes to Marsh, 1 run, shin high full toss and Marsh gets an inside edge onto his pad and into the leg side
12.2
1
Nannes to North, 1 run, slower ball is short and wide and cut to deep point
12.1
4
Nannes to North, FOUR, no way! Not again!? Nannes spears it into leg stump and North french cuts to fine leg for four more. Just not the Thunders' night

END OF OVER:
12 | 16 Runs | Scorc: 101/1 (13 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.41, RRR: 1.62)

  • MJ North33 (26b)
  • SE Marsh47 (41b)
  • A Zampa3-0-26-0
  • DP Nannes3-0-30-0
11.6
1
Zampa to North, 1 run, North yorks himself as he uses his feet to come down the wicket but plays the ball with soft hands to long on
11.5
1
Zampa to Marsh, 1 run, driven to long on but not timed well enough to push for the second
11.4
6
Zampa to Marsh, SIX, provides Marsh with just a little bit of air and he advances and lofts it over long on for another six
11.3
6
Zampa to Marsh, SIX, goes down on one knee and launches this one over cow corner for a maximum
11.2
1
Zampa to North, 1 run, nicely flighted again and North comes down the track and hits it firmly back at the bowler but he can't hold onto the ball in order to prvent a run