Result
Final (N), Sydney, Jan 24 2009, Twenty20 Big Bash
166/4
(20 ov, target 167)
167/5
NSW won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
New South Wales
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Victoria166/4(20 overs)
New South Wales167/5(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
NSW: 167/5CRR: 8.35 
Ben Rohrer44 (20)
Daniel Smith1 (1)
Shane Harwood4-0-27-2

What an exciting finish to the final! Needing 10 from the last over, the Blues have squeezed home by five wickets to take out the title for 2008/09.

Quiney's 91 off 56 balls to lead the Bushrangers through to 4 for 166. Aaron Bird bowled well with three for 21 from four overs.

However, it was a Man of the Match innings from Ben Rohrer with 44 not out of 20 balls which took his side to the nail-biting victory. Hughes scored an important 43 at the top of the order and Katich made 37 but it was Rohrer's powerful blade...

which made the difference in the end. Both teams now go through into the Champions League Twenty20 Tournament later in the year.

On behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo, this is Marc Ellison saying thanks for joining us tonight, we hope to have your company again soon.

19.6
1b
Harwood to Rohrer, 1 bye
he plays and misses and Smith is backing up, they run a bye, Crosthwaite misses the stumps at his end, Harwood picks it up and throws down the stumps at the bowlers end but Rohrer slides home safely and the Blues win!!!!
19.5
1
Harwood to Smith, 1 run
drives to short mid off who fumbles and Smith somehow gets one!
19.4
w
Harwood to Thornely, OUT
He bowls the perfect yorker to Thornely who tries to swing it away into the off side but he misses and is cleaned out
DJ Thornely b Harwood 27 (30m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50
19.3
4
Harwood to Thornely, FOUR runs
walks across to the off side and clips it fine of short fine leg for four! Important boundary to put the Blues in the box seat!
19.2
1
Harwood to Rohrer, 1 run
yorker worked to mid wicket
19.2
1w
Harwood to Rohrer, 1 wide
ball just goes down the leg side as Rohrer tries to lap sweep and it's called wide
19.1
2
Harwood to Rohrer, 2 runs
low full toss driven straight down the ground for a couple
end of over 198 runs
NSW: 157/4CRR: 8.26 • RRR: 10.00
Dominic Thornely23 (22)
Ben Rohrer41 (17)
Dirk Nannes4-0-34-1

Crucial dot ball to finish from Nannes as the Blues need 10 to win from the final over! Great drama. The beauty of sport - live unscripted drama!

18.6
Nannes to Thornely, no run
plays and misses outside off stump
18.5
1
Nannes to Rohrer, 1 run
inside edge onto his pad and they take one

High drama here!

18.4
1
Nannes to Thornely, 1 run
a bottom edge from Thornely, Crosthwaite saves four but they take one
18.3
1
Nannes to Rohrer, 1 run
square drive to deep point
18.2
1
Nannes to Thornely, 1 run
18.1
4
Nannes to Thornely, FOUR runs
low full toss and he runs it fine of third man for four!
end of over 1813 runs
NSW: 149/4CRR: 8.27 • RRR: 9.00
Dominic Thornely17 (18)
Ben Rohrer39 (15)
Rob Quiney1-0-13-0
17.6
1
Quiney to Thornely, 1 run
clipped off his toes for one to fine leg
17.5
1
Quiney to Rohrer, 1 run
single to mid off
17.4
6
Quiney to Rohrer, SIX runs
goes over mid wicket this time and it flies all the way for six!
17.3
2
Quiney to Rohrer, 2 runs
driven in the air to long off, falls just short of the man and they take two
17.2
1
Quiney to Thornely, 1 run
driven hard to long off for one
Match details
Stadium Australia, Sydney
TossVictoria , elected to bat first
SeriesTwenty20 Big Bash 2008
Player Of The Match
Ben Rohrer
Series resultNew South Wales won the 2008/09 Twenty20 Big Bash
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)19.15 start, First Session 19.15-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.00
Match days24 January 2009 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
Graham Reed