slower ball on off stump, Simpson swings hard but doesn't quite get enough of it, skying it to the sub who takes his second catch to add to his runout!
What a game of cricket! Brad Hodge's heroics earlier in the day with a brilliant century were matched by Lee Carseldine for the Bulls.
When Reardon and Carseldine were at the crease at 2/265, it looked like the Bulls would achieve the unthinkable, but an epic batting collapse where the Bulls lost 8/35 means the Vics will host the final next Sunday
Brad Hodge has been named man of the match for his audacious 136 off just 118 balls but a special mention must go to Andrew McDonald who took 4/50, including the match-turning wicket of Lee Carseldine.
We've got one more match between the Redbacks and the Blues this Wednesday before the final next Sunday from the MCG where the Vics will take on Tasmania. Thanks for your company, from me, Andrew Fuss, good night.
How good has Andrew McDonald been here? 4/50 off 10 in the heat of the battle, brilliant stuff!
They turn to Pattinson...
blocks out a yorker to keep the Bulls alive
pushes to point
and again! He just needs to get off strike
again he beats the outside edge, the pressure continues to build
beats the outside edge
Andrew McDonald has been the destroyer here. Can he get his fifth to win the game for the Vics?
walks across his wicket and gets caught absolutely plumb in front
tries to dart it in and Simpson says thankyou again and smashes it over long on, this is incredible cricket!
They're still looking for the ball in Row S. Does he play safe and go for the single?
rocks back and smashes this over deep mid wicket, what a hit!
smashes it over long on
The Bulls have now lost 6/15 in 14 balls. It's going to be difficult now but while Simpson is there, they've still got a heartbeat
full outside off, nips away just a little and catches a thin edge
pushes to cover
back of a length, pulls high to mid off, the catch is dropped but Cutting is ball watching and deosn't make his ground at the striker's end
Is there one more twist in this tale with the big hitters in Simpson and Cutting at the crease?
drives to long off
slower ball outside off, swings hard at it but doesn't quite get enough of it, hauling out at long off
length outside off, dabbles at it but doesn't connect
What a game of cricket we've got on our hands tonight! Just to clarify, the winner will host the final next Sunday against the Tigers. The Bulls would also go through should it be a tie
flicked to mid wicket