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  • 2011/12 Futures League Twenty20

    South Australia vs Tasmania - Match 3

    November 28, 2011, 2:00PM AET Toorak Park, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    South Australia won by 2 runs

  • Tasmania 3/ 159 (20.0)
  • South Australia 6/ 161 (20.0)
  • Tasmania won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 7.95
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
AEP May*251502166.67
MJ Johnston322241145.45
This Partnership:43 Runs From 29 Balls (R/R: 8.90)

BowlersOMRWEcon
CJ Sayers*4.002005.00
KW Richardson4.001804.50

Last 5 overs:
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20th Over
MATCH RESULT: South Australia 6/161 (Borgas 46, Doropoulos 36*, Blizzard 30, Lockyear 2/18, Pyecroft 1/15, Rogers 1/25) df. Tasmania 3/159 (Wells 32, Johnston 32*, Doolan 31, Doropoulos 2/32, Mennie 1/32) by 2 runs. Points: SA 2, TAS 0.
Richardson and Sayers bowled two excellent overs to finish the match and ultimately get their side over the line by a narrow margin. Thanks for your company, see you tomorrow for Day Two action in the 2011/12 Futures League Twenty20 tournament.
It was slow going from the openers but the runs started to flow and with wickets in hand, Tasmania made an assault on the target of 162. They looked to be on track for victory but some good death bowling slowed them down.
A thrilling finish to this match and its South Australia who have prevailed by two runs to open the tournament with a win.
Over 19.6: Sayers to May, two runs, excellent delivery, fires it in, can only dig it out to deep mid wicket, they get two but fall two runs short!
Over 19.5: Sayers to May, two runs, full and wide, drives in the air, wide of long off, Doropoulos around, cuts it off and they can only get two - 5 needed from the last delivery!
Over 19.4: Sayers to May, no run, excellent stuff, in the block hole, can only manage to dig it out back to the bowler - 7 needed from the final two deliveries!
Over 19.3: Sayers to Johnston, one run, full and straight, swings across the line but straight to deep mid wicket and they can only get one more - 7 needed from 3, they need a boundary!
Over 19.2: Sayers to May, one run, outside off, makes room and can only dig out a full ball to mid off, good bowling! - 8 needed from 4
Over 19.1: Sayers to Johnston, one run, low full toss and he pulls it out to deep mid wicket, they settle for the single, needed to push for two there!
19th Over
Chadd Sayers to bowl the final over from the Northern End.
Over 18.6: Richardson to Johnston, one run, full outside off, drives it up to Doropoulos at mid off, excellent diving save, just the single - 3/152 require 10 runs to win from 6 deliveries, going down to the wire!
Over 18.5: Richardson to Johnston, no run, full and straight and he blasts it back to the bowler, can't avoid it as it smacks him around the knee area, no runs but he pays the price!
Over 18.4: Richardson to Johnston, FOUR, around the wicket, and a pressure release, full and in the slot, clubs it to the straight boundary for four huge runs! 150 up (76m 112b)
Over 18.3: Richardson to Johnston, no run, full and just outside off, swings hard across his body, doesn't connect, tightening up out there - 15 needed from 9
Over 18.2: Richardson to May, one run, full outside off and he pulls across his body, out to deep mid wicket, good fielding, just the single, 15 needed from 10 deliveries
Over 18.1: Richardson to May, no run, fullish length, outside off, swings and misses, dot ball, 16 needed from 11 deliveries
18th Over
Kane Richardson back on. He replaces Cameron Borgas at the Southern End.
Over 17.6: Mennie to May, one run, full and on the pads and he works it to long leg for another single - 3/146 require 16 runs to win from 12 deliveries
Over 17.5: Mennie to Johnston, one run, full toss at the stumps and he turns it to Williams at deep mid wicket, they take the easy single
Over 17.4: Mennie to Johnston, FOUR, full outside off and he drives wide of long off, beats the fielder to the rope, Tasmania charging towards victory!
Over 17.3: Mennie to Johnston, FOUR, four more! drops short and he pulls it over mid wicket, races to the rope, 22 needed from 15 deliveries, Tasmania clear favourites now!
Over 17.2: Mennie to May, one run, slower ball and he nudges it through gully for a single
Over 17.1: Mennie to May, SIX, big blow! drops short and he pulls it in the air, just clears the rope at deep mid wicket for a sixer, equation looking easier now!
17th Over
Over 16.6: Borgas to May, one run, back and whips it through mid wicket, Williams quickly in off the rope to hold them to a single - 3/129 require 33 runs to win from 18 deliveries
And they had to fetch it. We're right to resume now.
Over 16.5: Borgas to May, SIX, big! tossed up and he is all over it, pulls it way back over the deep mid wicket fence, alongside the practice nets, go fetch!!
Over 16.4: Borgas to Johnston, one run, full length, swings hard across the line, out to deep backward square for just the single
Over 16.3: Borgas to May, one run, darting them in, he gets to the pitch and drives up to long off for a single
Over 16.2: Borgas to May, no run, forward and defends this one back to the bowler
Over 16.1: Borgas to May, two runs, low full toss and pulls it out to deep mid wicket for a couple, good hard running!
16th Over
Cameron Borgas replaces Cameron Williams at the Southern End.
Over 15.6: Mennie to Johnston, no run, good length, outside off, he plays and misses, excellent over - 3/118 require 44 runs to win from 24 deliveries
Over 15.5: Mennie to May, one run, turns this one to long leg off his pad for a single
Over 15.4: Mennie to Johnston, one run, dabs a full ball to short cover for a quick single
Over 15.3: Mennie to Johnston, no run, good length ball, outside off, squared up, plays and misses
Over 15.2: Mennie to Johnston, no run, good length ball, outside off, plays and misses
Over 15.1: Mennie to Lockyear, no run, OUT, but wait! short ball and he pulls it across his body, gets it high on the bat, loses his grip in the process, Carseldine takes the easy catch at mid wicket, out for 27 (19b 2x4 2x6). 3/116 with May in
15th Over
Two big overs and suddenly Tasmania are on target for a win. Joe Mennie replaces Theo Doropoulos at the Northern End.
Over 14.6: Williams to Johnston, SIX, six more! tossed up and he sweeps it in the air, this one is out of here, over the grandstand this time! big blow!! - 2/116 require 46 runs to win from 30 deliveries
Over 14.5: Williams to Lockyear, one run, gets to the pitch and drives this one to long off, another single, sensible batting!
Over 14.4: Williams to Johnston, one run, one more run to the total as he drives a full ball up to long off
Over 14.3: Williams to Lockyear, one run, drives it up to long off now for a single
Over 14.2: Williams to Lockyear, SIX, tossed up and he square drives it over deep cover for maximum! what a blow! short boundary but still!
Over 14.1: Williams to Johnston, one run, on the front foot and drives it to long off for a single
14th Over
Over 13.6: Doropoulos to Johnston, one run, full outside off and pushes it into the covers for a single, 100 up (56m 84b) - 2/100 require 62 runs from 36 deliveries
Over 13.5: Doropoulos to Johnston, FOUR, short ball, back and he guides it to fine leg for a boundary
Over 13.4: Doropoulos to Lockyear, one run, full this time, drives it up to Blizzard at long on, just the single
We have to wait for a replacement ball now. More of that needed for Tassie!
Over 13.3: Doropoulos to Lockyear, SIX, and they get six runs! low full toss, on the pads, he picks it up, deposits it onto the roof of the grandstand on the Western side of the ground, that ball is lost!
Over 13.2: Doropoulos to Johnston, one run, full and straight, on the front foot and drives up to long off for another run, they need boundaries!
Over 13.1: Doropoulos to Lockyear, one run, full and on the pads, chips it out to Smith at deep square, just the single
13th Over
Over 12.6: Williams to Johnston, no run, short ball, back and punches it straight to extra cover for no run - 2/86 require 76 runs to win from 42 deliveries
Over 12.5: Williams to Lockyear, one run, back now and dabs one to short third man for a quick single
Over 12.4: Williams to Lockyear, no run, gets to the pitch, drives it straight to Doropoulos at cover, gets his body behind it to field it well
Over 12.3: Williams to Lockyear, no run, tossed up outside off, beaten in the flight as he swings and misses
Over 12.2: Williams to Lockyear, no run, attempts to sweep from outside off but doesn't connect
Over 12.1: Williams to Lockyear, FOUR, short ball, poor delivery and it gets what it deserved, he dispatches it to the fine leg rope for a boundary!
12th Over
Over 11.6: Doropoulos to Johnston, no run, good ball, the yorker, gets his bat down and digs it out to the leg side of the pitch - 2/81 require 81 runs to win from 48 deliveries, equation getting tougher!
Over 11.5: Doropoulos to Doolan, no run, OUT, got him this time! full and straight and passes in between bat and pad, clean bowls him! out for 31 (45m 36b 4x4 0x6). 2/81 with Johnston in
Over 11.4: Doropoulos to Lockyear, one run, MISSED RUN OUT, fullish length, back and defends gently to cover point and they take off, Ross misses from side on with Doolan short!
Over 11.3: Doropoulos to Lockyear, no run, short of a good length, back in his crease, plays and misses an attempted glide
Over 11.2: Doropoulos to Lockyear, no run, good length, extra pace on this occasion as it beats his outside edge
Over 11.1: Doropoulos to Doolan, one run, forward to a fullish ball and drives it out to Carseldine at deep mid wicket for a single
11th Over
Over 10.6: Williams to Lockyear, FOUR, tossed up, on the stumps and he slaps it out to the deep square rope, nobody there, four every day! - 1/79 require 83 runs to win from 54 deliveries
Over 10.5: Williams to Doolan, one run, short, goes back and drives out to deep cover for a single
Over 10.4: Williams to Doolan, no run, back and defends it straight to point for no run
Over 10.3: Williams to Doolan, FOUR, DROPPED, tossed up and he slog sweeps in the air, high out to long on, Mennie running around can't hold onto a relatively simple chance, it goes for four as well to rub salt into the wounds!
Change of bat for Doolan now.
Over 10.2: Williams to Lockyear, one run, looping delivery, forward and turns it to square leg for a single, off the mark
Over 10.1: Williams to Lockyear, no run, draws him forward and beats the outside edge
10th Over
Over 9.6: Doropoulos to Lockyear, leg bye, short of a length, forces him back, comes off the thigh pad and runs to short third man for a leg bye - 1/69 require 93 runs to win from 60 deliveries
Over 9.5: Doropoulos to Doolan, one run, dabs a short ball outside off in front of point for a quick single
Over 9.4: Doropoulos to Doolan, FOUR, short ball and he rocks back, cracks it over mid wicket and to the rope
Over 9.3: Doropoulos to Wells, no run, OUT, first one down! full and wide, drives off the outer half of the bat in the air, Williams running in from deep cover takes the catch, out for 32 (36m 28b 5x4 0x6). 1/63 with Lockyear in
Over 9.2: Doropoulos to Doolan, one run, full outside off, drives in the air, one bounce to Sayers at long off
Over 9.1: Doropoulos to Doolan, no run, short of a good length in the corridor, opens the face but doesn't make contact
9th Over
Over 8.6: Williams to Wells, FOUR, back and cuts it nicely through point, great timing, beats Smith to the rope for a boundary - 0/62 require 100 runs to win
Over 8.5: Williams to Wells, no run, full and digs it out to Doropoulos at cover
Over 8.4: Williams to Doolan, one run, drives this one out to deep mid wicket for a single
Over 8.3: Williams to Wells, one run, DROPPED, short ball and he pulls it flat, out to Sayers at deep backward square and he puts it down!
Over 8.2: Williams to Wells, two runs, full length and he drives it nicely, wide of Smith at deep cover for a couple more
Over 8.1: Williams to Doolan, one run, gets to the pitch and drives to Richardson at long off for a single
8th Over
Bowling change. Some spin. Cameron Williams replaces Joe Mennie at the Southern End.
Over 7.6: Doropoulos to Doolan, one run, short and wide, has to reach for it, cuts it to third man, just the single, runs starting to flow now and the target looks achievable - 0/53 require 109 runs to win
Over 7.5: Doropoulos to Doolan, no run, full and straight, in behind it, defends it back to the bowler
Over 7.4: Doropoulos to Doolan, two runs, short ball outside off, this time glides it fine of third man for a couple more
Over 7.3: Doropoulos to Doolan, FOUR, short and on the pads and he whips it backward of square, beats Smith who only had metres to run, 50 up (29m 45b)
Over 7.2: Doropoulos to Doolan, no run, short of a length outside off, looking to uppercut it but doesn't connect
Over 7.1: Doropoulos to Wells, one run, short and he is back, pulls it to Smith at deep square
Over 7.1: Doropoulos to Doolan, two wides, good length but well down leg side, full length dive from Ludeman saves a potential 5 runs, they get a couple of wides
7th Over
Theo Doropoulos replaces Chadd Sayers at the Northern End.
Over 6.6: Mennie to Wells, FOUR, short ball down leg side and he gets alot of bat on it, it flies in the air, one bounce over the rope at fine leg, good couple of overs for Tassie - 0/43 require 119 runs to win
Over 6.5: Mennie to Doolan, one run, back and chops it behind point for another run
Over 6.4: Mennie to Doolan, wide, short ball, down leg side, spectacular dive from Ludeman behind the stumps, wide signalled
Over 6.4: Mennie to Doolan, two runs, full outside off, opens the face, guides it wide of third man, back for the second, throw at the non-striker's end, a direct hit might have seen him gone!
Over 6.3: Mennie to Doolan, wide, good length ball but well down leg side and a wide is rightly signalled
Over 6.3: Mennie to Wells, one run, short ball, glances off the hip to short fine leg, keeper tracks it down to keep them to one
Over 6.2: Mennie to Wells, two runs, good length, chips it off his pads to backward square, excellent running for a couple
Over 6.1: Mennie to Doolan, one run, short ball and he pulls it to long leg for a single
6th Over
Joe Mennie replaces Kane Richardson at the Southern End.
Over 5.6: Sayers to Wells, FOUR, full outside off and he swings through the line, gets a thick outside edge, in the air, wide of short third man for four more to end the over - 0/30 require 132 runs to win
Over 5.5: Sayers to Wells, no run, back to a good length ball and it strikes his thigh pad as he was looking to turn it to the leg side
Over 5.4: Sayers to Wells, FOUR, short and wide of off and he's got this one away, in the air behind point and to the rope, nice stroke!
Over 5.3: Sayers to Doolan, leg bye, APPEAL, full and on the pads, strikes it, rolls out towards mid wicket, there's an appeal but it was missing leg one would imagine, they get a leg bye
Over 5.2: Sayers to Doolan, no run, good length, outside off, looking to guide it to third man, again can't get bat on ball, both openers struggling!
Over 5.1: Sayers to Doolan, no run, good length, outside off, swings across the line, doesn't connect
5th Over
Over 4.6: Richardson to Wells, FOUR, full and wide and drives it well in the air, a bit of fortune, out of the reach of the diving Carseldine at extra cover for a boundary - 0/21 require 141 runs to win
Over 4.5: Richardson to Wells, no run, full and he makes good contact this time but cuts it straight to Ross just behind point on the circle
Over 4.4: Richardson to Wells, no run, short of a good length ball, outside off, again he can't make contact, really struggling out there!
Over 4.3: Richardson to Wells, no run, full and fired in, digs it out to point for no run
Over 4.2: Richardson to Wells, wide, slower ball, well outside off, Wells doesn't attempt a shot and waits for the inevitable
Over 4.2: Richardson to Wells, no run, full length, on the front foot and opens the face but it flashes past the outside edge
Over 4.1: Richardson to Wells, no run, good length, in the corridor, makes room to cut but can't connect
4th Over
Over 3.6: Sayers to Doolan, no run, good length, outside off, forward but swings and misses, another good over for the bowling side - 0/16 require 146 runs to win
Over 3.5: Sayers to Doolan, no run, short of a length, looks to pull it to leg, comes off the bottom edge and runs to short third man for no run
Over 3.4: Sayers to Wells, one run, full length, he inside edges this one to short square and they scamper through
Over 3.3: Sayers to Wells, no run, full and wide of off, has to reach for it, misses, no signal of wide
Over 3.2: Sayers to Doolan, one run, forward to a good length ball, works it past point for a quick single
Over 3.1: Sayers to Wells, one run, good length but to straight and he pulls it out to Smith at deep square for a single
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Richardson to Doolan, no run, full again, inside edges this one onto his pad and out towards cover, excellent over, one off - 0/13 require 149 runs to win
Over 2.5: Richardson to Doolan, no run, full and straight and he drives it straight to mid wicket, another good over so far for the South Australians!
Over 2.4: Richardson to Doolan, no run, good length, outside off, he swings over the top of it, through to the keeper
Over 2.3: Richardson to Doolan, no run, back again and drives it straight to Ross at point
Over 2.2: Richardson to Doolan, no run, full outside off, drives it straight to Smith at cover point
Over 2.1: Richardson to Doolan, no run, APPEAL, full and straight, thumps into the pad, loud appeal but not out is the decision, hard to tell how close it was from the side on view here in the scorers box
Over 2.1: Richardson to Doolan, wide, short ball down leg side, attempted pull shot, doesn't make contact, wide signalled
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Sayers to Wells, no run, full outside off, swings across the line, fails to connect, good over, just two off - 0/12 require 150 runs to win
Over 1.5: Sayers to Wells, no run, fullish length, slower ball outside off and he plays and misses
Over 1.4: Sayers to Wells, no run, APPEAL, good length ball, forces him back, strikes the pad, enthusiastic appeal, not out!
Over 1.3: Sayers to Wells, no run, full outside off, reaches for it, drives it to Doropoulos at cover, well fielded
Over 1.2: Sayers to Wells, two runs, decent length ball, but it's too straight, works it out to deep mid wicket for a couple
Over 1.1: Sayers to Wells, no run, full and straight, drives it hard but straight to Williams at mid off for no run
1st Over
Chadd Sayers to start from the Northern End.
Over 0.6: Richardson to Doolan, no run, short of a length, back and defends it to Smith at cover for no run - 0/10 require 152 runs to win
Over 0.5: Richardson to Wells, one run, short ball aimed at the helmet, he pulls it from in front of his face out to deep square to get off the mark
Over 0.4: Richardson to Doolan, one run, now works a short ball of his hip to deep square for a single
Over 0.3: Richardson to Doolan, FOUR, shot! drops short and he rocks back, hammers it backward of square and to the rope, it thuds into the advertising sign out there!
Over 0.2: Richardson to Doolan, no run, full and straight and he defends it to short mid wicket
Over 0.1: Richardson to Doolan, four leg byes, full and on the pads, comes off his pad and runs to fine leg for four leg byes to start the run chase
Other
15:30 Run chase about to start. The target is 162. Alex Doolan on strike. Jon Wells is the non-striker. Kane Richardson to start from the Southern End.

South Australia: Tim Ludeman (wk), James Smith, Aiden Blizzard, Lee Carseldine, Cameron Borgas (c), Theo Doropoulos, Alexander Ross, Kane Richardson, Joe Mennie, Chadd Sayers, Cameron Williams, Bryce McGain (12th)

Tasmania: Jonathan Wells, Alex Doolan, Rhett Lockyear (c), Matthew Johnston, Ashton May, Nathan Phillip (wk), Mark Divin, Harry Allanby, Alex Pyecroft, Ben Laughlin, Sandy Rogers, Tom Triffitt (12th)


Umpires: Lightbody, SA (AUS), Patterson, RG (AUS)
Third Umpire:
Match Refree: Harper, DJ (AUS)

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