result
(N), Sydney, Dec 27 2011, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 167)164/8
Sixers won by 2 runs
player of the match
Dwayne Bravo
Sydney Sixers
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• The Report by Alex Malcolm

Bravo stars in thrilling win for Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers scraped past the Melbourne Stars by two runs in a thrilling finish at the SCG

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers166/9(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars164/8(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
MS: 164/8CRR: 8.19 
Clint McKay6 (3)
Chris Simpson8 (5)
Brett Lee 4-0-30-1
Mitchell Starc 3-0-28-1

Melbourne Stars were in with a chance till Hussey was in the middle. It was his run-out that changed the scales in this match. Stars need some contributions from their captain in the middle order. Sydney Sixers get into the top half of the points table with this win. Bravo is man of the match for his half-century earlier in the evening. Join us tomorrow for the match between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes. Till then, it's a good night from all of us here

19.6
1
Lee to McKay, 1 run

fuller ball on the off stump. McKay drives it to mid-off and is disappointed

Boundary required off the last ball

19.5
1
Lee to Simpson, 1 run

full-toss on the leg stump. Simpson can only force it to long-on for a single

19.4
1
Lee to McKay, 1 run

full toss on the leg stump. McKay drives it to mid-off for a single

What's next? Not a slower ball, for sure

19.3
4
Lee to McKay, FOUR runs

short and slower ball on the middle stump. McKay spots it and pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

19.2
1
Lee to Simpson, 1 run

fuller outside off. Simpson drives it to sweeper cover for a single

19.1
4
Lee to Simpson, FOUR runs

outside the off stump. Simpson slices and gets the ball past a diving Bravo at deep point for a boundary

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 152/8CRR: 8.00 RRR: 15.00
Chris Simpson2 (2)
Mitchell Starc 3-0-28-1
Dominic Thornely 4-0-29-1
18.6
W
Starc to Faulkner, OUT

not quite so. Faulkner lofts a fuller ball to Smith at long-on. Stars need 15 runs off the final over to pull off a heist here

James Faulkner c Smith b Starc 13 (11m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 162.5

Are Stars making a late surge back into the game?

18.5
4
Starc to Faulkner, FOUR runs

length ball outside the off stump. Faulkner makes room and slices it to deep point for the second boundary in the over

18.4
4
Starc to Faulkner, FOUR runs

fuller ball on the off stump. Faulkner slogs it back past the bowler for a boundary

18.3
2
Starc to Faulkner, 2 runs

full-toss outside the off stump. Faulkner drives it to long-on for a couple

18.2
Starc to Faulkner, no run

short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner looks to go for the pull shot and is beaten

18.1
1
Starc to Simpson, 1 run

full-toss outside the off stump. Simpson drives it to sweeper cover for a single

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 141/7CRR: 7.83 RRR: 13.00
Chris Simpson1 (1)
James Faulkner3 (3)
Dominic Thornely 4-0-29-1
Steven Smith 4-0-27-2
17.6
1
Thornely to Simpson, 1 run

fuller on the leg stump. Simpson looks to go across the line and gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball trickles to cover as they get a single

17.5
W
Thornely to Voges, 1 run, OUT

fuller ball on the middle stump. Voges turns it to deep square-leg and wants a couple. He slips at the bowlers end and is well short of the throw by Maddinson

Adam Voges run out (Maddinson/†Nevill) 31 (26m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.9
17.4
1
Thornely to Faulkner, 1 run

pushes it to square-leg for a single

17.3
1
Thornely to Voges, 1 run

fuller on the leg stump. Voges slogs it to deep midwicket for a single

17.2
1
Thornely to Faulkner, 1 run
17.1
1
Thornely to Voges, 1 run
end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 135/6CRR: 7.94 RRR: 10.66
Adam Voges28 (19)
James Faulkner1 (1)
Steven Smith 4-0-27-2
Moises Henriques 1-0-12-0
16.6
1
Smith to Voges, 1 run

short outside the off stump. Voges slices it to point for a single

16.5
1
Smith to Faulkner, 1 run

comes forward and drives it to the left of cover fielder for a single

Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSydney Sixers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50
Match days27 December 2011 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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Gerard Abood
TV Umpire
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Tony Ward
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Melbourne Stars 0