Result
(N)Twenty20 Big Bash at Brisbane, Jan 16 2010
203/7
(20 ov, target 204)
166/5
Queensland won by 37 runs
Player Of The Match
Queensland
1y
• Andrew Fuss

Chris Simpson sizzles as Bulls enter preliminary final

An unorthodox but brutal 76 off 38 balls from Queensland captain Chris Simpson propelled his side into the Big Bash preliminary final

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Scorecard summary
Queensland203/7(20 overs)
Western Australia166/5(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs
WA: 166/5CRR: 8.3 
Nathan Coulter-Nile19 (14)
Luke Ronchi34 (27)
Chris Lynn1-0-6-0

The fireworks go off at the Gabba as the crowd and the Bulls celebrate booking their place in the Big Bash Preliminary Final.

It was all set up with a blistering 76 from Bulls' captain Chris Simpson, with a few handy contributions down the order. The Warriors never looked likely despite a fighting half century from Wes Robinson.

The Bulls will play the Vics in the Preliminary Final this Tuesday at the Gabba. Before that, the unbeaten Redbacks will travel to Sydney to face the Blues, please join us for both games. Good night

19.6
Lynn to Coulter-Nile, no run
yorker dug out back to the bowler
19.5
1
Lynn to Ronchi, 1 run
good yorker dug out to long off
19.4
Lynn to Ronchi, no run
reverse sweeps straight to point
19.3
2
Lynn to Ronchi, 2 runs
backs away and drives to long off
19.2
2
Lynn to Ronchi, 2 runs
full and driven to long on

Lynn bowling left arm orthodox for thos of you wondering

19.1
1
Lynn to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
driven to long on
end of over 197 runs
WA: 160/5CRR: 8.42 • RRR: 44.00
Nathan Coulter-Nile18 (12)
Luke Ronchi29 (23)
Ryan Harris4-0-38-0
18.6
1
Harris to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
full toss smashed back down the ground and fielded by long on
18.5
1
Harris to Ronchi, 1 run
good yorker dug out to cover
18.4
1
Harris to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
full outside off, driven to mid wicket
18.3
Harris to Coulter-Nile, no run
advances and gives himself room, can't reach it as he puts it outside off
18.2
4
Harris to Coulter-Nile, FOUR runs
full toss outside off, steps across and smashes across the line through mid wicket

The Bulls now 11 balls from hosting the Big Bash Preliminary Final

18.1
Harris to Coulter-Nile, no run
full and driven back to the bowler
end of over 1810 runs
WA: 153/5CRR: 8.5 • RRR: 25.50
Nathan Coulter-Nile12 (7)
Luke Ronchi28 (22)
Ben Cutting4-0-30-2
17.6
3
Cutting to Coulter-Nile, 3 runs
full outside off, swung hard and high over mid wicket but plugs in the outfield, a good hit nonetheless
17.5
2
Cutting to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
full toss smashed back over the bowler's head

They now require 4 off every delivery to win, could be tough.

17.4
1
Cutting to Ronchi, 1 run
low full toss driven to cover
17.3
1
Cutting to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
good yorker driven to long on
17.3
1w
Cutting to Coulter-Nile, 1 wide
short ball perhaps strays down the leg side, a tough call
17.2
1
Cutting to Ronchi, 1 run
good slower ball follows Ronchi as he backs away, mistimes just short of cover
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossQueensland , elected to bat first
SeriesTwenty20 Big Bash 2009
Player Of The Match
Chris Simpson
Season2009/10
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 days16 January 2010 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Simon Fry
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Norm McNamara
Match Referee
Peter Marshall
PointsQueensland 2, Western Australia 0