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  • 2012/13 KFC Big Bash League

    Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers - Match 13

    December 21, 2012, 7:00PM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    Melbourne Stars won by 21 runs

  • Sydney Sixers 5/ 156 (20.0)
  • Melbourne Stars 6/ 177 (20.0)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 7.80
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
DJ Thornely*9501180.00
SPD Smith13141092.86
This Partnership:23 Runs From 16 Balls (R/R: 8.63)

BowlersOMRWEcon
JP Faulkner*4.002406.00
SL Malinga4.001814.50

Last 5 overs:
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20th Over
Join us again tomorrow for live commentary of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League, with Match 14 between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat being played at Etihad Stadium. Goodbye from the MCG!
Glenn Maxwell has been named man of the match after setting up the victory with his innings of 82 of 50 balls (6x4's and 3x6's). Tonight's attendance was 14,260
The Stars bowlers were led by Shane Warne (2/32) and Lasith Malinga (1/18 off 4 overs), with Malinga's yorkers extremely effective at the death.
Dan Smith (32), Stephen O'Keefe (42), and Brad Haddin (39), all got starts at the top of the order for the Sixers, but the run rate required was always a tough ask.
The Melbourne Stars will be very happy with that victory, their third in a row, which takes them to 6 points and equal with the Melbourne Renegades on top of the table (Renegades have 1 game in hand).
Over 19.6: Faulkner to Thornely, no run, play and miss outside off stump to a slower ball, providing a 21 run victory to Melbourne Stars. SYS 5/156 (SPD Smith 13, Thornely 9)
Over 19.5: Faulkner to SPD Smith, one run, driven back past the bowler
Over 19.4: Faulkner to SPD Smith, no run, play and miss outside off stump
Over 19.3: Faulkner to SPD Smith, two runs, lofted very high to deep mid wicket, saved by Maxwell and Hussey on the rope
Over 19.2: Faulkner to SPD Smith, FOUR, cut backward of point to the boundary. Sixers 150 Runs
Over 19.1: Faulkner to SPD Smith, no run, swing and a miss to a full and wide slower ball
19th Over
Faulkner replaces McKay at the Southern End to bowl the final over. 29 runs needed off six balls
Over 18.6: Malinga to Thornely, SIX, chipped back over the bowler, carrying all the way over the rope harming Malinga's fantastic figures which become 4-0-18-1.. SYS 5/149 (SPD Smith 6, Thornely 9)
Over 18.5: Malinga to SPD Smith, one run, firmly driven to Hussey at mid off
Over 18.4: Malinga to Thornely, one run, yorker down the leg side is played through mid on for another single
Over 18.3: Malinga to SPD Smith, one run, 143.7 km/h, fast yorker is deflected to cover for one
Over 18.2: Malinga to SPD Smith, two byes, yorker through the legs is fumbled by the keeper to concede two byes
Over 18.1: Malinga to Thornely, one run, slower yorker is prodded towards point for a single. 40 runs needed off 11 balls
18th Over
Over 17.6: McKay to SPD Smith, two runs, backing away to pull a short slower ball to deep mid wicket for two runs. SYS 5/137 (SPD Smith 4, Thornely 1)
Over 17.5: McKay to Thornely, one run, slower ball is deflected to short third man to get off the mark
Over 17.4: McKay to SPD Smith, one run, short slower ball down the leg side is mistimed backward of square leg for a single
Over 17.3: McKay to SPD Smith, no run, swing and a miss to a good length slower ball
Over 17.2: McKay to Mendis, no run, OUT, short slower ball is skied to long on, with White running in to take another catch
Over 17.1: McKay to Mendis, SIX, McKay returns to the crease with another short slower ball, which is hooked over fine leg for six!
17th Over
McKay replaces Warne at the Southern End. 51 runs required off 18 balls.
Over 16.6: Malinga to Mendis, one run, full ball on leg stump is punched to mid on for a single to complete a wonderful over from Malinga. SYS 4/127 (SPD Smith 1, Mendis 2)
Over 16.5: Malinga to SPD Smith, one run, fast yorker on middle stump is dug out into the leg side for a single
Over 16.4: Malinga to SPD Smith, no run, play and miss again to a full ball outside off stump
Over 16.3: Malinga to SPD Smith, no run, play and miss to a full ball outside off stump
Over 16.2: Malinga to Mendis, one run, played through mid on for one to get off the mark
Over 16.1: Malinga to Haddin, no run, OUT, 140km/h, BOWLED, fast yorker bursts through the defences of Haddin, ending a promising innings and possibly ending the chances of the Sixers
16th Over
Malinga replaces White at the Members End. Sixers need 54 runs off 24 balls.
Over 15.6: Warne to Haddin, one run, dabbed to short third man to complete a great spell of 2/32 off 4 overs for Warne. SYS 3/124 (Haddin 39, SPD Smith 0)
Over 15.5: Warne to Henriques, no run, OUT, great bowling from the champ, luring Henriques into another big shot which is skied straight to White at cover.
Over 15.4: Warne to Henriques, no run, big leg spinner, with Henriques offering a huge swing and a miss
Over 15.3: Warne to Haddin, one run, chipped on the bounce to long on
Over 15.2: Warne to Haddin, FOUR, full and flighted, driven hard past White at cover and then to the rope
Over 15.1: Warne to Henriques, one run, mistimed into the leg side for a single, getting the dangerman Haddin back on strike
15th Over
Over 14.6: White to Haddin, SIX, lofted with ease over long, carrying for six as Haddin starts to lift the tempo. 61 runs needed off 30 balls. SYS 2/117 (Haddin 33, Henriques 1)
Over 14.5: White to Henriques, one run, full delivery is driven through mid on to get off the mark
Over 14.4: White to O'Keefe, no run, OUT, full and flighted outside off stump, drawing O'Keefe out of his crease, and his is stumped by Handscomb
Over 14.3: White to Haddin, one run, well driven to deep cover for one
Over 14.2: White to Haddin, SIX, great shot, smack high and hard over long on, 20 rows back into the MCC Members
Over 14.1: White to Haddin, no run, swing and a miss, almost leading to a stumping but Haddin was quick enough to get back
14th Over
White replaces McKay at the Members End
Over 13.6: Warne to O'Keefe, no run, swing and a miss, beating the inside edge, completing a tidy over of only 3 runs. SYS 1/103 (O'Keefe 42, Haddin 20)
Over 13.5: Warne to O'Keefe, no run, slow and flighted delivery is punched into the pitch and back to the bowler
Over 13.4: Warne to O'Keefe, two runs, whipped to Faulkner at deep mid wicket
Over 13.3: Warne to Haddin, one run, played to long on for a single
Over 13.2: Warne to Haddin, no run, advancing to find an inside edge to McKay at square leg again
Over 13.1: Warne to Haddin, no run, pushed to square leg for no run
13th Over
Warne replaces Malinga at the Southern End. Run Rate Required 11.14 with 7 overs remaining
Over 12.6: McKay to Haddin, one run, another short slower ball is pulled through square leg for one. Sixers 100 runs (56m 79b).. SYS 1/100 (O'Keefe 40, Haddin 19)
Over 12.5: McKay to O'Keefe, one run, very predictable short slower ball is hooked through square leg
Over 12.4: McKay to Haddin, one run, another short slower ball is pulled into the leg side for one more
Over 12.3: McKay to Haddin, FOUR, another poor short slower ball is rightfully dispatched, cut through cover to the rope
Over 12.2: McKay to O'Keefe, one run, slower ball bouncer is pulled to deep mid wicket
Over 12.1: McKay to Haddin, one run, slower ball is cut to deep point
12th Over
McKay replaces Faulkner at the Members End
Over 11.6: Malinga to O'Keefe, no run, swing and a miss to a sharp bouncer, another tidy over from Malinga. SYS 1/91 (O'Keefe 38, Haddin 12)
Over 11.5: Malinga to Haddin, one run, slower ball yorker is bunted into the off side
Over 11.4: Malinga to Haddin, no run, pushed into the off side, the batsmen go back after thinking about a quick run
Over 11.3: Malinga to O'Keefe, one run, pushed to cover for a quick single
Over 11.2: Malinga to O'Keefe, no run, driven hard back to the bowler
Over 11.1: Malinga to Haddin, one run, played off the outside edge to third man
11th Over
Malinga replaces White at the Southern End
Over 10.6: Faulkner to Haddin, one run, dabbed into the off side for a quick single. SYS 1/88 (O'Keefe 37, Haddin 10)
Over 10.5: Faulkner to Haddin, FOUR, short and wide delivery is cut in the air directly to Henry at deep point, who drops a sitter of a catch with the ball rolling over the rope!
Over 10.4: Faulkner to Haddin, one run, flicked gently through square leg for two, but one short is called
Over 10.3: Faulkner to O'Keefe, one run, whacked to Hodge at cover, who had the chance for a run out at the bowlers end
Over 10.2: Faulkner to Haddin, one run, flicked backward of square leg for a single
Over 10.1: Faulkner to Haddin, no run, slower ball beats the inside edge, some how missing the stumps too
10th Over
Faulkner replaces Warne at the Members End
Over 9.6: White to O'Keefe, no run, carefully defended back down the pitch. SYS 1/80 (O'Keefe 36, Haddin 3)
Over 9.5: White to Haddin, one run, turned off the hip backward of square leg
Over 9.4: White to Haddin, no run, driven hard on the bounce to Warne at cover
Over 9.3: White to Haddin, no run, play and miss attempting to cut
Over 9.2: White to Haddin, two runs, driven to deep cover, after Warne dived without success inside the circle
Over 9.1: White to Haddin, two byes, play and miss past the outside edge and past the right glove of Handscomb
Over 9.1: White to Haddin, wide, full and very wide outside off stump
9th Over
Over 8.6: Warne to DLR Smith, no run, OUT, whipped in the air to deep mid wicket, where Hussey runs in to take a well judged catch whilst diving forward.. SYS 1/74 (DLR Smith 32, O'Keefe 36)
Over 8.5: Warne to O'Keefe, one run, mistimed inside edge towards fine leg
Over 8.4: Warne to O'Keefe, two runs, gently worked around the corner, Malinga sprints in hard and throws well, but he can't prevent the second run
Over 8.3: Warne to O'Keefe, FOUR, full toss is pulled wide of long on, bouncing clear of Quiney and over the rope
Over 8.2: Warne to O'Keefe, SIX, flighted delivery is lofted high towards the sight screen, landing just over the rope for six!
Over 8.1: Warne to DLR Smith, one run, flicked towards fine leg for a single
Over 8.1: Warne to DLR Smith, wide, drifting down the leg side
8th Over
Over 7.6: White to O'Keefe, no run, smacked straight to Hussey at cover. SYS 0/59 (DLR Smith 31, O'Keefe 23)
Over 7.5: White to O'Keefe, FOUR, driven straight, Faulkner misfield on the rope, conceding a boundary
Over 7.4: White to O'Keefe, no run, advancing way down the track, swing and a miss, and Handscomb fumbles the basic stumping opportunity
Over 7.3: White to DLR Smith, one run, backing away to punch to deep cover for one
Over 7.2: White to O'Keefe, one run, advancing to whip into the leg side
Over 7.1: White to O'Keefe, no run, play and miss attempting to cut
7th Over
Cameron White replaces Hussey at the Southern End
Over 6.6: Warne to DLR Smith, no run, deflected on the bounce to slip. SYS 0/53 (DLR Smith 30, O'Keefe 18)
Over 6.5: Warne to DLR Smith, FOUR, flighted delivery is lofted over cover into the deep, splitting the two fielders. Sixers 50 Runs and 50 Partnership (31m 42b).
Over 6.4: Warne to DLR Smith, no run, reverse sweep straight to backward point
Over 6.3: Warne to DLR Smith, no run, cut from middle stump to backward point
Over 6.2: Warne to O'Keefe, one run, gently pushed forward of square leg for a single
Over 6.1: Warne to O'Keefe, two runs, cut into the deep, wide of the sweeper at point for two
6th Over
Shane Warne replaces Malinga at the Members End
Over 5.6: Hussey to DLR Smith, no run, another full and quicker delivery is played back to Hussey. SYS 0/46 (DLR Smith 26, O'Keefe 15)
Over 5.5: Hussey to DLR Smith, no run, full delivery is driven back to the bowler
Over 5.4: Hussey to DLR Smith, SIX, lofted long and high, over long on into the seats for six!
Over 5.3: Hussey to DLR Smith, FOUR, whacked to deep mid wicket for another boundary
Over 5.2: Hussey to DLR Smith, FOUR, swept in the air to deep backward square leg for a boundary
Over 5.1: Hussey to DLR Smith, no run, driven back to the bowler
5th Over
David Hussey replaces McKay at the Southern End
Over 4.6: Malinga to O'Keefe, no run, whipped to Hodge at mid wicket to complete a tidy over. SYS 0/32 (DLR Smith 12, O'Keefe 15)
Over 4.5: Malinga to O'Keefe, no run, playing back to push into the leg side
Over 4.4: Malinga to O'Keefe, no run, defended back to the bowler
Over 4.3: Malinga to O'Keefe, wide, full toss down the leg side
Over 4.3: Malinga to DLR Smith, one run, slower ball on the stumps is played through mid wicket
Over 4.2: Malinga to DLR Smith, no run, ducking under a 140.1km/h bouncer
Over 4.1: Malinga to DLR Smith, no run, slower ball pops up off the shoulder of the bat
4th Over
Lasith Malinga replaces Faulkner at the Members End
Over 3.6: McKay to O'Keefe, no run, cut to Quiney at cover to complete the over. Run rate required is now 9.25 rpo. SYS 0/30 (DLR Smith 11, O'Keefe 15)
Over 3.5: McKay to O'Keefe, two runs, neatly flicked off the hip for two behind square leg
Over 3.4: McKay to O'Keefe, no run, cut to backward point for no run
Over 3.3: McKay to O'Keefe, FOUR, advancing to smack a very short and very slow ball past the umpire and to the rope
Over 3.2: McKay to O'Keefe, two runs, cut backward of point, well saved by Hodge running around from third man
Over 3.1: McKay to O'Keefe, FOUR, short slower ball is spanked to the deep mid wicket boundary
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, cut to Hussey at cover who prevents any runs. SYS 0/18 (DLR Smith 11, O'Keefe 3)
Over 2.5: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, struck on the pad, swinging across the line
Over 2.4: Faulkner to O'Keefe, one run, dabbed to the leg side for a quick single
Over 2.3: Faulkner to DLR Smith, one run, bunted to Henry at mid off, and he would've been out with a good throw
Over 2.2: Faulkner to DLR Smith, wide, down the leg side
Over 2.2: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, swing and a miss, attempting to loft over the keeper
Over 2.1: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, swing and a miss, attempting to slog over mid on
2nd Over
Over 1.6: McKay to O'Keefe, no run, cut on the bounce to Henry at point. SYS 0/15 (DLR Smith 10, O'Keefe 2)
Over 1.5: McKay to DLR Smith, one run, nudged backward of square leg for one
Over 1.4: McKay to DLR Smith, FOUR, lofted over mid off to the rope for a boundary
Over 1.3: McKay to DLR Smith, two runs, chipped in the air over cover for two
Over 1.2: McKay to DLR Smith, no run, back of a length ball is defended to cover
Over 1.1: McKay to DLR Smith, two runs, back of the hand slower ball is tucked around the corner for two
1st Over
Clinton McKay will share the new ball, bowling from the Southern End
Over 0.6: Faulkner to O'Keefe, no run, left alone outside off stump to the keeper. SYS 0/6 (DLR Smith 1, O'Keefe 2)
Over 0.5: Faulkner to O'Keefe, two runs, whipped through square leg for two
Over 0.4: Faulkner to DLR Smith, one run, played into the leg side to get off the mark
Over 0.3: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, still and free hit, swing and a miss outside off stump
Over 0.2: Faulkner to DLR Smith, wide, slower ball again down the leg side
Over 0.2: Faulkner to DLR Smith, wide, slower ball down the leg side
Over 0.2: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no ball, slower ball bouncer is called wide for being the second ball over head high
Over 0.2: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, mistimed to Henry at square leg
Over 0.1: Faulkner to DLR Smith, no run, ducking under a head high bouncer

Melbourne Stars: Rob Quiney, Scott Henry, Bradley Hodge, David Hussey, Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb (wk), Clint McKay, Lasith Malinga, Shane Warne (c), Clive Rose (12th)

Sydney Sixers: Daniel Smith, Stephen O'Keefe, Brad Haddin (c/wk), Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Jeevan Mendis, Dominic Thornely, Ian Moran, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Luke Feldman, Josh Lalor (12th)


Umpires: Barrow, AJ (AUS), Ward, AP (AUS)
Third Umpire: Abood, GA (AUS)
Match Refree: Stratford, RW (AUS)

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