result
(N), Melbourne, Jan 2 2010, Twenty20 Big Bash
(19.4/20 ov)179/4
Victoria won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
player of the match
Dwayne Bravo
Victoria
Article Thumbnail
11y
• The Bulletin by Alex Malcolm

All-round Bravo stars in Victoria's win

West Indian allrounder Dwayne Bravo's extraordinary cameo helped Victoria pull off a stunning come-from-behind victory against New South Wales in front of more than 25,000 people at the MCG

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
New South Wales178/6(20 overs)
Victoria179/4(19.4 overs)
Matthew Wade41 (24)
Brad Hodge40 (36)
Dwayne Smith1/24(3.4)

What a victory by the Bushrangers! The partnerships for the fourth and fifth wickets combined for 74 from 37 balls to get Victoria home by 6 wickets with three balls to spare.

David Hussey's 38 off 16 balls gave them a chance before Steve Smith pulled off a miraculous catch to remove him. But Bravo launched two sixes and a boundary in his eight ball 18 to steal the match.

Bravo is named Man-of-the-Match after his 3 for 32 with the ball and the match winner cameo with the bat.

The Bushrangers go top with two wins from two starts. The defending champions, the Blues, are 1 win and 1 loss.

Join us tomorrow for a big clash from the Adelaide Oval as SA and QLD square off to try and remain undefeated. Thanks for your company.

19.4
1
Smith to Bravo, 1 run

full toss clipped straight of midwicket, Hazlewood gathers shies and misses. Game over. Dwayne Bravo has pulled it off.

1 needed now off three.

19.3
6
Smith to Bravo, SIX runs

good length swung magnificently high over the midwicket fence and into the stands. Dwayne Bravo you Hero! The crowd has gone ballistic.

7 needed off 4

19.2
Smith to Bravo, no run

yorker, dug out. Dot ball. Great de;livery.

7 needed off 5.

19.1
1
Smith to McDonald, 1 run

full toss driven to long on.

end of over 1914 runs
VIC: 171/4CRR: 9.00 RRR: 8.00
Dwayne Bravo11 (5)
Andrew McDonald20 (15)
Aaron Bird 4-0-53-1

8 needed from the last over.

18.6
4
Bird to Bravo, FOUR runs

full and wide, square driven in the air past backward point for four. Bravo delivering two decisive blows.

18.5
6
Bird to Bravo, SIX runs

Wow. Half volley, swung throgh the line high back over Bird's head over the sightscreen. Magnificent.

18 off 8 needed.

18.4
1
Bird to McDonald, 1 run

cut to deep cover-point.

18.3
2
Bird to McDonald, 2 runs

whipped behind square leg, and Starc misfields to allow two.

18.2
1
Bird to Bravo, 1 run

driven, chipped to long off for one.

18.1
Bird to Bravo, no run

sliced off the outside edge to backward point.

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
VIC: 157/4CRR: 8.72 RRR: 11.00
Dwayne Bravo0 (1)
Andrew McDonald17 (13)
Dwayne Smith 3-0-16-1
17.6
1b
Smith to Bravo, 1 bye

back of a length, beats the inside edge and Dan Smith can't glove it cleanly up to the stumps.

17.5
1
Smith to McDonald, 1 run

driven to long on.

17.4
2
Smith to McDonald, 2 runs

square driven behind point for two.

17.3
W
Smith to Hussey, OUT

Caught. Unbelievable! Half volley, lofted high down to long off, Steve Smith on the rope leaps up and catches it in the right hand stretching, and keeps his balance inside. Amazing! Two in one game.

David Hussey c SPD Smith b DR Smith 38 (18m 16b 2x4 3x6) SR: 237.5

26 needed off 16 balls.

17.2
1
Smith to McDonald, 1 run

full and straight, driven to long on.

17.1
4
Smith to McDonald, FOUR runs

half volley, down leg, McDonald glances fine to the rope for four.

end of over 1719 runs
VIC: 148/3CRR: 8.70 RRR: 10.33
David Hussey38 (15)
Andrew McDonald9 (9)
Aaron Bird 3-0-39-1
16.6
4
Bird to Hussey, FOUR runs

short and wide, cut past backward point. What an over, 19 from it.

16.5
6
Bird to Hussey, SIX runs

backs away and lofts him flatter this time for the same result. Into the sightscreen. Great hitting.

16.4
6
Bird to Hussey, SIX runs

full and straight and launched miles in the air high over the sightscreen. What a shot.

16.3
Bird to Hussey, no run

slower ball, backs away, swings and misses.

Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossNew South Wales, elected to bat first
SeriesTwenty20 Big Bash
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo
Hours of play (local time)18.45 start, First Session 18.45-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.15, Second Session 20.15-21.30
Match days2 January 2010 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell
James Pattinson
James Pattinson
Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja
Umpires
Australia Image
Bob Parry
Australia Image
Geoff Joshua
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Ashley Barrow
Match Referee
Australia Image
Andrew Scotford
PointsVictoria 2, New South Wales 0