result
Preliminary Final (N), Brisbane, Jan 19 2010, Twenty20 Big Bash
(18.5/20 ov)150/4
Victoria won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
60* (39)
david-hussey

The Vics have done it, they're through to their fifth consecutive Big Bash final with a convincing win over the Bulls tonight at the Gabba.

Ben Dunk and James Hopes recovered the bulls innings to post a competitive total of 149. But it was the David Hussey show, guiding the Vics to an easy victory with some big hitting despite the Vics at times looking vulnerable.

Not surprisingly Hussey was named man of the match for a great 60 off 39 balls and a very economical 4 overs with the ball.

The Bushrangers wrap up a spot in the Twenty20 Champions League and advance to play the Redbacks this Saturday night at Adelaide Oval. Please do join us then for coverage of the big final.

From me, Andrew Fuss, thankyou for your company tonight and have a good night.

18.5
1
Harris to Hussey, 1 run

slower ball deceives him and he lofts it high to mid on, Hopes and Simpson completely confuse each other and both of them forget to take the catch

18.4
Harris to Hussey, no run

full and bump ball to cover

The Vics prepare to celebrate

18.3
2
Harris to Hussey, 2 runs

low full toss guided backward square on the off side to tie the scores

18.2
1
Harris to McDonald, 1 run

good yorker, driven through point

18.1
4
Harris to McDonald, FOUR runs

back of a length and it's clubbed over mid wicket

end of over 1811 runs
VIC: 142/4CRR: 7.88 RRR: 4.00
David Hussey57 (36)
Andrew McDonald7 (8)
Daniel Vettori 4-0-25-0

A relatively simple 8 to win off 12 balls, is there one more twist in this tale?

17.6
4
Vettori to Hussey, FOUR runs

width outside off, rocks back and plays a lovely late cut wide of short third man

17.5
2
Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs

backs away and lofts it over cover and long off charges in but can't quite take the catch as it lands a metre in front of him

17.4
2
Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs

full on leg, steps across and flicks through square leg to bring up his 50

17.3
1
Vettori to McDonald, 1 run

full and driven to long off

17.2
Vettori to McDonald, no run

mistimes the cut to cover

17.1
2
Vettori to McDonald, 2 runs

rocks back and plays with very soft hands to mid wicket

end of over 1713 runs
VIC: 131/4CRR: 7.70 RRR: 6.33
David Hussey49 (33)
Andrew McDonald4 (5)
Ben Cutting 4-0-34-2

You'd think they'd respectfully play Vettori out...

16.6
4
Cutting to Hussey, FOUR runs

waist high full toss gets smashed over mid wicket with ease, you can't bowl there to David Hussey

16.5
Cutting to Hussey, no run

width outside off, mistimes the cut to cover

16.4
2
Cutting to Hussey, 2 runs

length on off, swings hard again and top edges it to deep square leg, landing safely and plugging in the outfield

16.3
6
Cutting to Hussey, SIX runs

clears his front foot out of the way and smashes it over long on, into the crowd and a young lady takes a great catch in Row G

16.2
Cutting to Hussey, no run

short pitched slower ball, can't connect on the pull

Another good crowd of 11,806 here at the Gabba

16.1
1
Cutting to McDonald, 1 run

cut to backward point