• BATSMEN
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    4 "caaaaatch," they yell and Agar heeds the WACA crowd's war cry. Pace off the ball works at the very venue where it became the most captivating sight in cricket. Turner had followed the batsman shaping away into the leg side, and bravely kept the ball full. Stoinis went through with the shot, but his convictions come second best as picks out Agar at long-on 27/2
    2 back of a length and on off stump, Wright goes for a huge hoick across the line and gets hit too high on the bat to give him any chance of timing it. Goes straight up and lands in short midwicket's safe hands 17/1
    5.3 the players and the crowd go up as one again and they get what they want. KP is gone! He stands and stares in disbelief, but there was an edge and it came as a result of his wanting to do a little too much to a ball that offered way too little. Just your standard good length ball outside off, gets the one the up drive, gets the outside edge, gets the Scorchers in prime position for a home semi-final 33/3
    7.4 top edge and the debutant holds a lovely running catch at long leg. Took care of KP, now he's knocked over Handscomb. Exults and as well he should, having hurried the batsman with his pace and bounce. That's how a short ball can surprise, it was headed for his nose too and this is a lot more like the WACA of old 55/4
    13.4 googly does it, although this wicket should go down in Agar's name! What a catch! Glasses on, cap on, gentle job to his left, a little leap and an overhead grab in the bucket. See if you can be that cool. Poor Huss, he'd nailed another shot too and the extra cover loft is one of the prettier shots in cricket 101/6
    12.3 lovely effort at point, close in! Quiney had moved leg side to slice a fuller ball from the stumps, and as well as he had connected, he didn't bother to keep it down. Turner watched it all the way, jumped at the last second and held it over his head to his left 95/5
    not out
    25
    21
    3
    1
    119.04
    1
    4
    0
    0
    25.00
    16.1 and he shows it off! Deadly straight, with a hint of inswing, goes right through Zampa's big heave over long-on and says a rather rude hello to his leg stump 117/7
    16.4 rip-roaring yorker on middle stump! Simple high-arm action, spectacularly straight lines and right on the base of the three little targets behind the tailender. Hily makes room for a lace through the off side, suddenly realises he had to get his bat down, Does so, but Tye had hit the bulls-eye! 119/8
    20 full toss, whipped off his hips to deep square leg. Easy single, and they want a second run too. This is going to be very tight. They took on the throw and despite the dive, Worrall cannot make it 146/8
    Extras
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    146/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.30)
    Did not bat: MA Beer
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (LJ Wright, 1.6 ov), 2-27 (MP Stoinis, 3.6 ov), 3-33 (KP Pietersen, 5.3 ov), 4-55 (PSP Handscomb, 7.4 ov), 5-95 (RJ Quiney, 12.3 ov), 6-101 (DJ Hussey, 13.4 ov), 7-117 (A Zampa, 16.1 ov), 8-119 (BW Hilfenhaus, 16.4 ov), 9-146 (DJ Worrall, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DJ Willey402315.7520
    MW Dixon403238.0000
    AJ Turner10212.0000
    AJ Tye402526.2510
    JA Richardson2022011.0010
    GB Hogg403619.0000
    AC Agar10404.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 gone! Klinger has to go. Big wicket for Stars. Klinger drives away from his body and the ball lobs straight to backward point off the outside half of the bat. The fielder takes a comfortable catch and Stars have one 0/1
    2.3 one more. Worrall has his second. Willey goes. Scorchers stumbling. Fuller than a good length on off, the ball climbs steeply to take the top half of Willey's angled bat. Spoons up for point again. 9/2
    not out
    46
    51
    2
    0
    90.19
    5.4 and the pressure has resulted in a wicket. Not a great ball this time, but it gets the job done. Shortish length on leg, Carberry goes for the pull but the ball sneaks through to hit him under the armpit before rolling back onto the stumps. 26/3
    6 how has that carried? Wow. Almost a Test-match dismissal but it has carried to a conventional short fine leg who has come in just for that delivery. Back of a length on leg, the ball takes a thick inside edge before ballooning up off the thigh pad but the ball carries all the way to short fine leg. Good low catch by Worrall 26/4
    7.5 gone. Got im. Handscomb doesn't collect but it bounced off the glove onto the stumps. Doesn't matter how its done, as long as its done. Very flat delivery on off, the ball skids on but the ball sneaks between bat and pad. Handscomb does the rest in unconventional manner. 34/5
    10.4 given. Out. One more. Stoinis gets one. Unlucky way to go. Poor delivery, down leg. Turner helps it on its way but doesn't get enough bat on it and Turner is strangled down leg. Scorchers sink deeper 51/6
    14.2 gone this time. Tye holes out to deep square leg. Length delivery on middle again, Tye goes for a swipe and gets it high on the bat. The fielder settles underneath it and takes a good catch. 72/7
    16.5 gone. Richardson goes. Shortish delivery outside off, Richardson goes for a pull, but the ball spoons up for Hilfenhaus to take. 85/8
    17.2 Hogg goes. Googly on off, Hogg goes for an expansive drive but the ball skews off the outside half in the air to cover. Hussey takes an easy catch. Not a very clever shot 86/9
    19 bowled im. That is it. Stars secure a home semi-final at the MCG. Very full on middle, the ball tailing back in. Sneaks through bat and pad to clatter into the stumps. Scorchers bowled out for 94. 94/10
    Extras
    13 (lb 8, w 5)
    TOTAL
    94 all out (19 Overs, RR: 4.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (M Klinger, 0.4 ov), 2-9 (DJ Willey, 2.3 ov), 3-26 (MA Carberry, 5.4 ov), 4-26 (AC Agar, 5.6 ov), 5-34 (CT Bancroft, 7.5 ov), 6-51 (AJ Turner, 10.4 ov), 7-72 (AJ Tye, 14.2 ov), 8-85 (JA Richardson, 16.5 ov), 9-86 (GB Hogg, 17.2 ov), 10-94 (MW Dixon, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DJ Worrall401132.7510
    BW Hilfenhaus301735.6610
    MA Beer301505.0010
    EP Gulbis302016.6600
    A Zampa401523.7500
    MP Stoinis20814.0020

Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0M KlingerDJ Willey
2nd9AC VogesDJ Willey
3rd17MA CarberryAC Voges
4th0AC VogesAC Agar
5th8AC VogesCT Bancroft
6th17AC VogesAJ Turner
7th21AC VogesAJ Tye
8th13AC VogesJA Richardson
9th1GB HoggAC Voges
10th8AC VogesMW Dixon

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
PS1082160.154
AS1073140.801
MR1064120.297
HH105510-0.291
SS104680.331
ST10468-0.039
BH10468-0.437
MS10284-0.926