82dAlex Malcolm

Foreign recruits plot South Australia win

An all-round performance masterminded by South Australia's foreign recruits, Kieron Pollard and Shahid Afridi, helped them overcome Western Australia in Perth

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Match Details


Western Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

17.15 start, First Session 17.15-18.30, Interval 18.30-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.00

Match days

29 December 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

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South Australia 2, Western Australia 0

19 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | WA: 167/10 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 30.00)

  • BA Knowles1 (1b)
  • Shahid Afridi4-0-19-4

WA lose 7 for 27 to get bowled out for 167. Great victory by the Redbacks. There 196 total was set up by Pollard, Cosgrove and Borgas. Despite Chris Gayle's whirlwind start with the bat the Warriors couldn't finish it off. Man of the Match Shahid Afridi for his magnificent performance with the ball. 4 for 19 from four overs after a first ball duck with the bat. That's why he's a star. The Redbacks start their campaign brilliantly. The Warriors have some concerns, aside from the result, with Chris Gayle's side injury looking quite serious. Join us again tomorrow for NSW and Tasmania from Bellerive. Join us then.

Shahid Afridi to Coulter-Nile, OUT, caught. Game over. Coulter-Nile swung hard and sliced it high out to deep point. Pollard charged in off the rope and took a comfortable catch. the Redbacks win!

NM Coulter-Nile c Pollard b Shahid Afridi 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Shahid Afridi to Coulter-Nile, no run, Another 130kph yorker just dug out.
Shahid Afridi to Coulter-Nile, no run, spears 131kph yorker past off stump. Wow.
Shahid Afridi to Knowles, 1 run, pushed to cover for one.
Shahid Afridi to Heal, OUT, stumped. Extraordinary. Heal ran down and missed, Manou didn't glove it, it bounced back infront of the stumps. he stepped forward and flicked it back and heal was too far out to get back.

AK Heal st †Manou b Shahid Afridi 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Shahid Afridi to Heal, no run, beaten.

West Aust 2nd innings Partnerships

1st60CH GayleSE Marsh
1st23SE MarshL Ronchi
2nd14SE MarshAC Voges
3rd6AC VogesMR Marsh
4th37AC VogesTP Doropoulos
5th7AC VogesDC Bandy
6th3AA NoffkeAC Voges
7th15CH GayleAC Voges
8th1CH GayleAK Heal
9th0AK HealNM Coulter-Nile
10th1BA KnowlesNM Coulter-Nile