Result
(N)Twenty20 Big Bash at Melbourne, Jan 2 2009
183/5
(19.5/20 ov, target 184)
184/2
Victoria won by 8 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
South Australia
1y
• Cricinfo staff

Hodge pilots Bushrangers to eight-wicket win

Brad Hodge helped Victoria confirm their reputation as the best Twenty20 side in the country with a tight eight-wicket win over South Australia

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Scorecard summary
South Australia183/5(20 overs)
Victoria184/2(19.5 overs)

The Bushrangers get up by 8 wickets with one ball to spare. Hodge brings his side home with 75 not out from 61 balls. Cam White played an important innings of 51 from 33 balls in what was a vital partnership for the second wicket.

Dan Harris' 98 off 62 balls was just what bthe Redbacks needed, but unfortunately their 183 was not quite enough as the Bushrangers hold onto top spot on the table. A great match full of tension and drama!

On behalf of all of the crew here at Cricinfo, this is Marc Ellison saying thank you and please join us tomorrow for the start of the third Test match between Australia and South Africa from the SCG. Live coverage starts at 1030 AEDST so see you then!

19.5
2
Putland to Hussey, 2 runs
Hussey backs away and hits a full toss back to the bowler who mis-fields and it squirts out to mid wicket who mis-fields as well. During the two mis-fields they missed two run out chances as Hodge storms home for the second and the Bushrangers get up by
19.4
1
Putland to Hodge, 1 run
low full toss hit straight to cover for one
19.3
1
Putland to Hussey, 1 run
full and wide and Hussey chips it over cover off balance for one
19.2
2
Putland to Hussey, 2 runs
full toss again and Hussey drives through cover and they take a couple to the man on the fence
19.1
2
Putland to Hussey, 2 runs
low full toss hit back to the bowler who goes down to field it, it hits him on the arm and they run a couple
end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
VIC: 176/2CRR: 9.26 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 from 6b
Brad Hodge74 (60)
David Hussey0 (1)
Sohail Tanvir4-0-30-1
18.6
4
Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, FOUR runs
full toss and Hodge swings it away past short fine leg for four
18.5
2
Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 2 runs
yorker dug out to long on and they run a very fast two
18.4
2
Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 2 runs
Hodge goes over mid wicket, in the gapo between the men in the deep and they take two
18.3
1b
Sohail Tanvir to Hussey, 1 bye
Tanvir bowls a slower ball, he looks to defend and misses and Hodge calls him through for a bye
18.2
1
Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 1 run
yorker played to long on
18.1
w
Sohail Tanvir to White, OUT
White smashes it straight down the ground in the air and Klinger takes a solid catch on the rope
CL White c Klinger b Sohail Tanvir 51 (33m 33b 1x4 4x6) SR: 154.54
end of over 187 runs
VIC: 166/1CRR: 9.22 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 18 from 12b
Cameron White51 (32)
Brad Hodge65 (56)
Mark Cleary4-0-35-0
17.6
1
Cleary to White, 1 run
drives at a full delivery, skies high into the air and O'Brien drops the catch
17.6
1w
Cleary to White, 1 wide
well wide down the leg side
17.5
1
Cleary to Hodge, 1 run
yorker again played to deep mid wicket for one
17.4
1
Cleary to White, 1 run
slower ball yorker and he plays to long on for one, very good knock from White, 50 off just 31 balls
17.3
Cleary to White, no run
White is beeaten between his pads and the stumps, well bowled
17.2
2
Cleary to White, 2 runs
slower ball and White swats it into the on side and they take two to long on
17.1
1
Cleary to Hodge, 1 run
yorker dug out to long on for the single
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSouth Australia , elected to bat first
SeriesTwenty20 Big Bash 2008
Player Of The Match
Daniel Harris
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)18.45 start, First Session 18.45-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.15, Second Session 20.15-21.30
Match days2 January 2009 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Aaron Finch
Umpires
John Ward
Geoff Joshua
PointsVictoria 2, South Australia 0