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  • 2012/13 KFC Big Bash League

    Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars - Match 18

    December 27, 2012, 7:30PM AET Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    Match Status: Completed
    Melbourne Stars won by 8 runs

  • Adelaide Strikers 4/ 167 (20.0)
  • Melbourne Stars 8/ 175 (20.0)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 8.35
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
KA Pollard*654354151.16
MJ Johnston8800100.00
This Partnership:57 Runs From 29 Balls (R/R: 11.79)

BowlersOMRWEcon
CA Rose*3.0032010.67
SL Malinga4.002917.25

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

20th Over
And yes Man of Match is Brad Hodge.
Man of the Match is likely to go to Brad Hodge for his sensational innings.
So that is a great win by the Melbourne Stars and an entertaining chase by the Adelaide Strikers. A great spectacle.
Over 19.6: Rose to Pollard, SIX, Glorious shot to finish as he lofts a drive over long off for another 6. Worthy of facing the last ball there. Amazing with all his swing and misses he still gets 65 off 43 balls. ADS 4/167 (Johnston 8, Pollard 65)
Over 19.5: Rose to Pollard, no run, big swing and Pollard wants to face the last ball as he didn't even run even though it went down to deep mid wicket.
Over 19.4: Rose to Pollard, SIX, BANG!!! That is a huge hit over long on. Another lost ball in the construction area.
Over 19.3: Rose to Pollard, FOUR, big swinging outside edge bounces once over point boundary to bring up his 50.
Over 19.2: Rose to Johnston, one run, driven all the way along the gound to long on.
Over 19.1: Rose to Pollard, one run, drives to deep cover.
19th Over
Big over needed here. 27 off 6 balls. Rose to bowl.
Over 18.6: Malinga to Pollard, one run, driven to mid wicket. ADS 4/149 (Johnston 7, Pollard 48)
Over 18.5: Malinga to Pollard, FOUR, gets this ramp shot off the middle.
Over 18.4: Malinga to Pollard, two runs, turns to fine leg.
Over 18.3: Malinga to Pollard, three wides, tries the ramp scoop shot and misses, so does the keeper.
Over 18.3: Malinga to Johnston, one run, driven to long off.
Over 18.2: Malinga to Johnston, two runs, full toss hit over Malinga's head.
Over 18.1: Malinga to Pollard, one run, yorker dug out. Just!
18th Over
Over 17.6: Hastings to Johnston, two runs, another smash drive to long on. They come back for a second and a good throw sees the appeal for run out. Third umpire looks but he is easily in. 41 needed off 12. ADS 4/135 (Johnston 4, Pollard 40
Over 17.5: Hastings to Johnston, two runs, smash drive through mid wicket.
Over 17.4: Hastings to Pollard, one run, played to the off side.
Over 17.3: Hastings to Pollard, FOUR, cracks another good pull shot and this ball is a zinger to the fence.
Over 17.2: Hastings to Pollard, SIX, the crowd is shocked as Pollard gets onto a big six square.
Over 17.1: Hastings to Pollard, two runs, backs away and scores on the off side.
17th Over
Over 16.6: McKay to Pollard, one run, advances and the ball is dragged down backward square leg.. ADS 4/118 (Johnston 0, Pollard 27)
Over 16.5: McKay to Johnston, leg bye, swing and a miss and the ball is taken on his body and they score a leg bye and Johnston scores a bruise on the chest.
Over 16.4: McKay to Johnston, no run, another swing and a miss. Must be close to a record dot balls tonight.
Over 16.3: McKay to Johnston, no run, hits into the ground to short mid wicket.
Over 16.2: McKay to Pollard, one run, up on one leg and he gets the ball down to deep square this time.
Over 16.1: McKay to Pollard, no run, wild swing and miss. Slow ball out the back of the hand. Pollard just can't read.
16th Over
Over 15.6: Faulkner to Pollard, one run, big swing again at this and cue balls it to mid wicket off the bottom of the bat. 61 off 24 required. ADS 4/115 (Johnston 0, Pollard 25)
Over 15.5: Faulkner to Pollard, no run, the story of the night is swing and a miss.
Over 15.4: Faulkner to Pollard, no run, big swing and a miss. Pollard not having a good night with the slow ball.
Over 15.3: Faulkner to Pollard, FOUR, drives straight down the ground for a 1 bounce 4.
Over 15.2: Faulkner to Pollard, no run, misses a very wide ball outside off.
Over 15.1: Faulkner to Ferguson, no run, OUT, reaches out to pull a wide ball outside off and skies the ball to deep gully.
15th Over
Over 14.6: Malinga to Ferguson, one run, french cut to short fine leg. A direct hit would have seen Pollard gone. 66 needed off 30. ADS 3/110 (Ferguson 35, Pollard 20)
Over 14.5: Malinga to Ferguson, two runs, digs out a yorker through mid on.
Over 14.4: Malinga to Pollard, one run, drops at his feet and ball runs to gully.
Over 14.3: Malinga to Pollard, FOUR, leans back and smashes to cover boundary.
Over 14.2: Malinga to Ferguson, one run, short outside edge and he punches to deep cover.
Over 14.1: Malinga to Pollard, one run, gets hold of this ball but is stopped at long on.
14th Over
76 needed off 36 deliveries by the Strikers.
Over 13.6: McKay to Pollard, one run, inside edge to fine leg. Pollard is certainly trying but with not much result. ADS 3/100 (Ferguson 31, Pollard 14)
Over 13.5: McKay to Pollard, no run, Pollard getting very frustrated as he misses another slow ball.
Over 13.4: McKay to Pollard, no run, yet another swing and miss.
Over 13.3: McKay to Pollard, two runs, steps down and he plays to fine leg.
Over 13.2: McKay to Pollard, no run, played a missed another slow ball.
Over 13.1: McKay to Pollard, wide, plays at a short ball. Keeper goes up for the catch and umpire gives it a wide.
Over 13.1: McKay to Pollard, no run, short and slow. Pollard plays and misses. He doesn't seem to be picking up the pace of the ball.
13th Over
Over 12.6: Hastings to Pollard, one run, full delivery on his toes and he gets the ball down to backward square.. ADS 3/96 (Ferguson 31, Pollard 11)
Over 12.5: Hastings to Pollard, no run, big swing and a miss.
Over 12.4: Hastings to Ferguson, one run, leans back and plays an inside edge into his pads.
Over 12.3: Hastings to Ferguson, no run, plays for push shot and misses.
Over 12.2: Hastings to Ferguson, no run, big swing and miss. Looking for cow corner I think.
Over 12.1: Hastings to Ferguson, two runs, tries to smash but gets to mid on. Good running.
12th Over
Over 11.6: Faulkner to Ferguson, one run, pulls a short ball to mid wicket.. ADS 3/92 (Ferguson 28, Pollard 10)
Over 11.5: Faulkner to Ferguson, FOUR, hits this extremely hard straight down the ground.
Over 11.4: Faulkner to Pollard, one run, turned fine.
Over 11.3: Faulkner to Pollard, wide, this one is called a wide as it goes ide outside off. Pollard had a bif swing but couldn't reach.
Over 11.3: Faulkner to Ferguson, one run, advances down wicket and driven down the ground to long on.
Over 11.2: Faulkner to Ferguson, no run, swing and a miss at this slow ball way outside off in my eyes. Had to be a wide.
Over 11.1: Faulkner to Ferguson, no run, cuts into the ground and ball bounces to the keeper.
11th Over
Over 10.6: Malinga to Pollard, no run, defended to short mid on. VERY watchingly or is it full respect for Malinga?. ADS 3/84 (Ferguson 22, Pollard 9)
Over 10.5: Malinga to Pollard, no run, doesn't time this hit and the ball runs to point.
Over 10.4: Malinga to Pollard, no run, leans back and watches this short ball go past his nose.
Over 10.3: Malinga to Ferguson, one run, driven to deep cover.
Over 10.2: Malinga to Pollard, one run, get's a professional edge to third man.
Over 10.1: Malinga to Pollard, no run, watchingly defends to off side.
10th Over
Over 9.6: Rose to Ferguson, two runs, turned to deep mid wicket and the sweeper does well to stop the ball from going over the ropes.. ADS 3/82 (Ferguson 21, Pollard 8)
Over 9.5: Rose to Ferguson, no run, cut to gully.
Over 9.4: Rose to Ferguson, two runs, driven in the air over the head of cover.
Over 9.3: Rose to Pollard, one run, pushes on on side and the steal a single.
Over 9.2: Rose to Pollard, SIX, Oh my gosh!! That is a huge punch six over long off. Crazy stuff.
Over 9.1: Rose to Pollard, no run, leans forward and defends
9th Over
Over 8.6: Hastings to Pollard, one run, worked on the on side and they scamper a single.. ADS 3/71 (Ferguson 17, Pollard 1)
Over 8.5: Hastings to Pollard, no run, leaves outside edge. I think I heard a couple of boos there with him leaving that.
Over 8.4: Hastings to Reardon, no run, OUT, drives on the up and a great diving catch just reaches the ball and he is OUT. Must have crayfish claws to reach that!!!
Over 8.3: Hastings to Reardon, no run, cuts straight down into the ground that makes it out to backward point.
Over 8.2: Hastings to Reardon, two runs, outside off and cuts backward of point.
Over 8.1: Hastings to Ferguson, one run, driven to mid on.
8th Over
Over 7.6: Hussey to Ferguson, one run, works off his hips through mid wicket. ADS 2/67 (Ferguson 16, Reardon 5)
Over 7.5: Hussey to Reardon, one run, pushes to backward point.
Over 7.4: Hussey to Reardon, two runs, driven on the up through covers.
Over 7.3: Hussey to Ferguson, one run, driven to mid wicket.
Over 7.2: Hussey to Ferguson, two runs, driven to mid wicket
Over 7.1: Hussey to Ferguson, two runs, drives over cover
7th Over
Over 6.6: Faulkner to Reardon, two runs, pushed to covers. ADS 2/58 (Ferguson 10, Reardon 2)
Over 6.5: Faulkner to Reardon, no run
Over 6.4: Faulkner to Ferguson, one run
Over 6.3: Faulkner to Ferguson, no run, cracks him on top of the pads.
Over 6.2: Faulkner to Ludeman, no run, OUT, tries much the same shot but only gets an outside edge that is skied to point.
Over 6.1: Faulkner to Ludeman, SIX, reaches out and places this delivery well over the square leg fence.
6th Over
Over 5.6: Hastings to Ludeman, one run, turned through square leg.. ADS 1/49 (Ludeman 24, Ferguson 9)
Over 5.5: Hastings to Ludeman, wide, very short ball is called wide. Ludeman tried to reach it but couldn't.
Over 5.5: Hastings to Ferguson, one run, slow ball is pushed to short mid wicket.
Over 5.4: Hastings to Ferguson, no run, tries to drive past covers.
Over 5.3: Hastings to Ferguson, FOUR, up on one leg and turned very nicely to the square leg fence. That ball was a bit short one thinks.
Over 5.2: Hastings to Ferguson, FOUR, classic french cut runs to ropes. Fancy way to get off the mark.
Over 5.1: Hastings to Ludeman, one run, pulled to square leg.
5th Over
Over 4.6: Malinga to Klinger, no run, OUT, a great Malinga yorker rips through bat and pad of Klinger and knocks over his castle.. ADS 1/37 (Klinger 14, Ludeman 22)
Over 4.5: Malinga to Klinger, no run, drops at his feet on the off side.
Over 4.4: Malinga to Klinger, two runs, guides the ball to third man and a miss field sees 2.
Over 4.3: Malinga to Ludeman, one run, driven to mid on.
Over 4.2: Malinga to Ludeman, no run, driven to the covers
Over 4.1: Malinga to Ludeman, no run, weird first ball just about looked like it ran along the ground outside off.
4th Over
On comes Malinga to the cheers of the crowd.
Over 3.6: McKay to Ludeman, three runs, slow ball belted high and handsomely down the ground. Mid on runs back for catch but can't run fast enough.. ADS 0/34 (Klinger 12, Ludeman 21)
Over 3.5: McKay to Klinger, one run, pushes to empty short mid wicket.
Over 3.4: McKay to Klinger, two runs, edged away down to third man.
Over 3.3: McKay to Klinger, no run, defended back down wicket.
Over 3.2: McKay to Klinger, SIX, top edge smash goes over point boundary. Wow how did that go all the way?
Over 3.1: McKay to Klinger, no run, defended away
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Faulkner to Ludeman, SIX, got onto that lofted drive through mid wicket and goes all the way. A crowd catch is dropped again. Disappointing. ADS 0/22 (Klinger 3, Ludeman 18)
Over 2.5: Faulkner to Ludeman, no run, tries to play on the off side but ball runs to 1st slip some how.
Over 2.4: Faulkner to Klinger, one run, cuts and well fielded.
Over 2.3: Faulkner to Ludeman, one run, tried to pull a short ball for six but doesn't quite get onto it and drops it square.
Over 2.2: Faulkner to Ludeman, no run, solidly driven to mid on.
Over 2.1: Faulkner to Ludeman, two runs, guided down to third man.
2nd Over
Over 1.6: McKay to Klinger, no run, defends to point.. ADS 0/12 (Klinger 2, Ludeman 9)
Over 1.5: McKay to Ludeman, one run, swings to play down leg and an outside sends the ball down to third man.
Over 1.4: McKay to Ludeman, no run, advances and misses outside off.
Over 1.3: McKay to Ludeman, no run, pushed on the off side to cover.
Over 1.2: McKay to Ludeman, SIX, takes a step down the wicket and crisply wacks that ball over mid wicket fence.
Over 1.1: McKay to Ludeman, wide, big swing at a ball wide down leg.
Over 1.1: McKay to Klinger, one run, pushes to mid on and they steal a single to a sleeping mid on it seemed.
1st Over
Over 0.6: Rose to Ludeman, no run, defends to mid off.. ADS 0/3 (Klinger 1, Ludeman 2)
Over 0.5: Rose to Ludeman, two runs, driven off his toes through mid on.
Over 0.4: Rose to Ludeman, no run, pushes to cover.
Over 0.3: Rose to Ludeman, no run, stands up and defends to Rose.
Over 0.2: Rose to Klinger, one run, driven to long off.
Over 0.1: Rose to Klinger, no run, starts with off spin. pushes to cover.
Other
21:09 Out they come for the big chase. we have a game on our hands here.

Adelaide Strikers: Michael Klinger, Tim Ludeman (wk), Callum Ferguson, Matthew Johnston, Nathan Reardon, Kieron Pollard, Johan Botha (c), Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Brad Young, Shaun Tait, Michael Neser (12th)

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


Umpires: Joshua, GC (AUS), Lock, IH (AUS)
Third Umpire: Martell, MD (AUS)
Match Refree: Harper, DJ (AUS)

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