Player of the Match
Player of the Match
238dThe Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Fantastic Finch stars in Victoria victory

Aaron Finch played scored a nerveless 93 off 60 balls as pre-tournament favourites Victoria overcame a spirited effort by Central Districts, to chase 166 with two balls to spare

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
AJ Finch
93(60) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 38 runs
  • 6x4 - 1x6
13 7 13 11 20 1 16 11
JM How
77(55) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
3 8 13 8 1 6 27 11

Best performances - Bowlers

PM Siddle
PM Siddle
O3
M0
R30
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJ McKay
O3
M1
R15
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

That's all we have here. I will leave you with Nick's words: "Story of NZ. Watch any game between them and aus and they always give you that today they finally gonna beat aus but in the end they just kill it. 2003 wc where Bond was all over them and we thought we finally gonna win the wc but NZ will never change. It's frustrating to be nz fan" Cheers

David Hussey: "We left it a little late. Full credit to Aaron Finch. I thought Jamie How played very well, but Aaron Finch perhaps topped him. Still yorkers not executed well, but we were a better team than the other day. Points on the board, that's big."

Jamie How is not happy: "We lost it in the field, a couple of dropped chances, a couple of misfields. You can't do that with a quality side. Patch performance. better than the last game, but we are here to win games..."

Aaron Finch is the Man of the Match. He says, "We knew we needed a good start. Fortunately we got a few early. We nearly left it a little too late. But we got over the line. If you don't get there, you think twice about that [the run-out of Wade], so it did affect me."

Jamie How hasn't still recovered. Still on his haunches. Then the handshakes. Then the huddle. Another tight contest between a Kiwi and an Aussie team. Third in these two weeks. They invariably manage this. CIA, meanwhile, has an interesting observation: "Congrats to the Vics and Aaron Finch. What an innings. I was also wondering if you noted, as I did, that the batsmen, McDonald particularly, actually thought they had one more run to score. I saw McDonald gesturing questioningly to the umpires as the announcer dude shouted out about the win" Hmm...

19.4
6
Bracewell to Finch, SIX runs, Aaron Finch, take a bow. Bracewell has missed his yorker length by a foot at max, and Finch gets under it, lofting it over long-on. Just clears his front leg and sends it sailing over Michael Mason. How cool he has been through this high-pressure chase. Never panicked. He is not going mad celebrating even now

it's been two-a-ball for a long time now

19.3
1
Bracewell to McDonald, 1 run, good comeback from Bracewell, nice nice yorker, just a single to long-on. He is getting swing too
19.2
1
Bracewell to Finch, 1 run, fuller, dragged to deep midwicket, just a single
19.1
4
Bracewell to Finch, FOUR runs, Bracewell has bowled a length ball, Finch has swung too early, and the edge has bisected the keeper and short third

What a finish we have set up here. You can be heroes...

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | VIC: 154/3 (12 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.10, RRR: 12.00)

  • Andrew McDonald17 (16b)
  • Aaron Finch82 (57b)
  • Michael Mason4-0-36-0
  • Seth Rance4-0-30-1
18.6
2
Mason to McDonald, 2 runs, have CD dropped the match?, this was a full delivery, flicked towards fine leg. BMK Patton took the risk, charging in for it, not contend with keeping them down to one, and just couldn't make it despite the dive. Got fingers under it, but couldn't hold on. Ends up giving two
18.5
2
Mason to McDonald, 2 runs, slower ball, pulled between long-on and deep midwicket, easy two

Victoria 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40AJ FinchRJ Quiney
2nd9AJ FinchMS Wade
3rd51DJ HusseyAJ Finch
4th66AB McDonaldAJ Finch