RESULT
(D/N), Melbourne, November 07, 2009, Ford Ranger Cup
(49.2/50 ov, T:301) 301/6

Victoria won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
87* (87)
aaron-finch
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A record chase, the biggest chase here at the MCG, surpassing the 280 the Bushrangers chased down way back in 98/99

That last partnership a blistering 77 off 49 balls. Finch played an importan anchor role when everything seemed lost at 5/150 in the 30th over. Hastings then showed us what he's capable of, bludgeoning 41 off just 28 to help guide the Vics home.

151 off the last 20 overs, losing just one wicket in the process. The Tigers bowling line-up perhaps missing a genuine wicket-taker.

Although he faced some tough competition from Rhett Lockyear who made an impressive maiden ODD ton, Aaron Finch has been named Man of the Match for his run-a-ball 87 to save the Bushrangers from what seemed an impossible situation.

That's all from the MCG after a brilliant game of cricket. Thanks for joining us, until next time, good night.

49.2
6
Geeves to Finch, SIX runs

it's all over! A full toss on off gets smashed with brute force over long on to pull off one of the most remarkable victories you're ever likely to see in the Ford Ranger Cup!

49.1
Geeves to Finch, no run

full toss outside off, smashed to cover where Bailey dives to save a boundary

end of over 4913 runs
VIC: 295/6CRR: 6.02 RRR: 6.00
Aaron Finch81 (85b 4x4 2x6)
John Hastings41 (28b 4x4 1x6)
Brendan Drew 10-1-55-2

Is there one more twist in this story? Can Geeves pull something out of the hat?

48.6
1
Drew to Finch, 1 run

clubs it to long on

48.5
1
Drew to Hastings, 1 run

backs away and smashes it down to long on

It's all fallen apart for the Tigers

48.4
2
Drew to Hastings, 2 runs

full toss outside off, smashed to Bailey at cover who misfields to allow a second

48.3
1
Drew to Finch, 1 run

full on leg, clipped through mid wicket

48.2
1
Drew to Hastings, 1 run

good yorker on off, driven to long off

What a player to come in at number 8 Hastings is

48.1
4
Drew to Hastings, FOUR runs

played it like a free hit, backed away and smashed it through cover, inredible

No ball for the height, not the front foot

48.1
3nb
Drew to Hastings, (no ball) 2 runs

waist high full toss smashed over point

end of over 4813 runs
VIC: 282/6CRR: 5.87 RRR: 9.50
Aaron Finch79 (83b 4x4 2x6)
John Hastings31 (23b 3x4 1x6)
Brett Geeves 9-0-58-0

Two overs, 19 runs on a good deck with two settled batsmen at the crease, it doesn't get much closer than this!

47.6
Geeves to Finch, no run

full outside off, tries to drive past cover but can't find the gap

47.5
1
Geeves to Hastings, 1 run

guides it to short third man

47.4
Geeves to Hastings, no run

length on off, tries to guide it to third man and doesn't connect

Huge couple of balls for the Vics, what a game we have

47.3
4
Geeves to Hastings, FOUR runs

slower ball banged in short, smashed over mid wicket

47.3
5nb
Geeves to Hastings, (no ball) FOUR runs

full toss on middle, driven back down the ground for four. A front foot no ball too, free hit coming up!

47.2
2
Geeves to Hastings, 2 runs

pulls through backward square leg

47.1
1
Geeves to Finch, 1 run

slower ball, pulled to mid wicket

end of over 476 runs
VIC: 269/6CRR: 5.72 RRR: 10.66
John Hastings20 (18b 1x4 1x6)
Aaron Finch78 (81b 4x4 2x6)
Brendan Drew 9-1-42-2

Not surprisingly, Geeves comes back into the attack

46.6
Drew to Hastings, no run

slower ball, defended from the crease

46.5
Drew to Hastings, no run

driven to cover

46.4
1
Drew to Finch, 1 run

full toss outside off, driven to deep cover

46.3
Drew to Finch, no run

slower ball pushed to mid wicket

46.2
4
Drew to Finch, FOUR runs

full on off, just drives through the line straight back over the bowler's head with great timing, one bounce to the boundary

46.1
1
Drew to Hastings, 1 run

full on off, driven to long off

 
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