One ball is all Hardie needs to finish the match! Short on the body, hooked over deep backward square into the sixth row.
11.30 pm Scorchers have been the form team of the tournament with or without Marsh. But how much more intimidating do they look with him to call on. They cruise to victory with eight balls to spare and send a message to the rest of the playoff field that they are the clear favorites to lift the title at the end of the campaign.
Dimkesh: "I don't think cricket has any player who resembles (by skill set) another player as much as Mitch Marsh resembles Jacques Kallis. Medium pacer who bats at number 3, holds anchor well, and bludgeons the ball equally well when needed to."
That's it for tonight's coverage. Come back tomorrow for the penultimate night of league play at BBL 11. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
good length ball on the stumps, tapped into midwicket.
back of a length on fifth stump, goes to drive and beaten.
full on the legs, flicked through midwicket for a sharp two.
short and wide, slices a cut off a thick edge that floats to backward point. Simple catch for Neser at neck height with a bunny hop to get in behind it.
good length ball on the stumps, punched to long-on for one.
good length ball on middle, inside edges this into midwicket.
too full, breaks out the slog sweep and just clears the rope adjacent to the Scorchers dugout.
fullish length again, can't get it away.
good length ball on the legs, flicked behind square to fine leg.
good length ball on middle, punched to extra cover.
short on the stumps, pulled through midwicket for one.
full on middle, goes to drive, edge behind point.
full outside off, smashed back to McSweeney who knocks it down.
full on off, Turner reaches out and slaughters this 10 rows back over wide long-on. Fan tries to jump over the seats to take a catch and winds up going head over heels into the ground.
good length ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.
good length ball on middle, goes back to flick into the leg side.
Marsh's carnage finally comes to an end. After all the brute force, tries to get cute with a paddle sweep to a fullish length ball on fourth stump and top edges this into his helmet before it caroms in the air for Peirson to take a simple catch behind the stumps.
good length ball on middle, slapped back to the bowler.
full and wide, carved into the off side for one.