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  • 2012/13 KFC Big Bash League

    Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder - Match 29

    January 8, 2013, 7:00PM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    Melbourne Stars won by 13 runs

  • Sydney Thunder All Out 132 (19.4)
  • Melbourne Stars 8/ 145 (20.0)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat
  • Current Run Rate: 6.71
  • Required Run Rate: 42.00
  • Graph
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
GS Sandhu*6610100.00
DP Nannes00000.00
This Partnership:0 Runs From 1 Balls (R/R: 0.00)

BowlersOMRWEcon
JP Faulkner*3.402436.55
JW Hastings3.0033111.00

Last 5 overs:
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20th Over
Join us again tomorrow for live coverage of the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades match, with Alex Hales set to debut for the Renegades. Goodbye from the MCG!
Looking at the ladder, it is likely that the Stars will finish 3rd on net run rate, with the winner of the Strikers vs Scorchers match to move up to 2nd position with a higher net run rate.
Melbourne Stars now move to 10 points. They now must wait on the results of the final matches of Round 8 to see where they will finish in the Top 4. Sydney Thunder finish the season winless and will need to review their strategy for BBL03.
It was a great bowling effort by the Stars with all bowlers taking a wicket. Faulkner finished with 3/24, Mascarenhas was impressive in his first match with 2/27, and Bird carried on his great Australian form with 1/20 off 4 overs.
Gayle (65 off 43 balls) and Khawaja (23 off 18 balls) were the only batsmen to reach double figures. Gayle received the man of the match award for his entertaining innings.
Sydney Thunder were cruising at 2/91 with Gayle and Khawaja comfortably handling the run chase. They then lost 8/41 to find a way to present victory to the Stars.
Over 19.4: Faulkner to Sandhu, no run, OUT, advancing down the pitch, finding an edge through to Quiney to gift victory to the Stars and a Top 4 finish
Over 19.3: Faulkner to Doran, no run, OUT, slower ball is top edged to backward square leg, safely caught by Mascarenhas. Dirk Nannes is the final batsman
Over 19.2: Faulkner to Doran, FOUR, advancing down the pitch, finding an inside edge between the keeper and short fine leg to the rope. 14 off 4 balls required
Over 19.1: Faulkner to Doran, no run, play and miss to a full and straight delivery
19th Over
Faulkner replaces McKay (4-0-21-1) at the Southern End
Over 18.6: Hastings to Sandhu, FOUR, backing away, struck hard straight of long off to the rope. Thunder need a big over here, 18 off 6 balls required.. SYT 8/128 (Sandhu 6, Doran 0)
Over 18.5: Hastings to Sandhu, two runs, flicked in the air over point to get off the mark
Over 18.4: Hastings to Sandhu, no run, swaying under a quick bouncer
Over 18.3: Hastings to Sandhu, no run, play and miss outside off stump
Over 18.2: Hastings to Zampa, no run, OUT, sliced high to deep cover were Hodge runs in for the catch. Luke Doran is the new batsman.
Over 18.1: Hastings to Zampa, FOUR, half volley is powerfully struck over cover to the rope
18th Over
Hastings replaces Mascarenhas (4-0-27-2) at the Members End
Over 17.6: McKay to Sandhu, no run, slower ball is left alone through to the keeper. Tough ask for the Thunder now who need 28 off 12 balls with 3 wickets in hand. SYT 7/118 (Sandhu 0, Zampa 4)
Over 17.5: McKay to Cosgrove, one run, OUT, slower ball is pulled to Maxwell at deep mid wicket, Cosgrove is run out by a long way coming back for the second run. Sandhu is next in
Over 17.4: McKay to Zampa, one run, deflected to short third man for one
Over 17.3: McKay to Cosgrove, one run, driven to long off
Over 17.2: McKay to Zampa, one run, awkwardly popped up from high on the bat into the off side
Over 17.1: McKay to Cosgrove, one run, steered to third man
17th Over
McKay replaces Bird (4-0-20-1) at the Southern End
Over 16.6: Mascarenhas to Zampa, two runs, sliced in the air over backward point to get off the mark, Wright reach high for the catch but couldn't reach it. Thunder need 33 off 18 balls. SYT 6/113 (Cosgrove 5, Zampa 2)
Over 16.5: Mascarenhas to Zampa, no run, deflected to backward point
Over 16.4: Mascarenhas to Cosgrove, one run, pulled hard to deep mid wicket
Over 16.3: Mascarenhas to Cosgrove, no run, full ball is driven hard back to the bowler, well stopped in his follow through
Over 16.2: Mascarenhas to Carters, no run, OUT, looking to lift the scoring rate, Carters lofts to long on but not far enough, straight into the safe hands of Hussey. Zampa is next in
Over 16.1: Mascarenhas to Cosgrove, one run, pushed to long on for a single only
16th Over
Mascarenhas replaces Maxwell (1-0-5-1) at the Members End
Over 15.6: Bird to Carters, no run, Carters is hurried, mistimed pull shot to White at short mid wicket. Great spell from Bird. Thunder require 37 runs off 24 balls. SYT 5/109 (Cosgrove 3, Carters 2)
Over 15.5: Bird to Cosgrove, one run, short ball is flat batted through mid wicket to the sweeper
Over 15.4: Bird to Carters, one run, flicked off the pads to fine leg
Over 15.3: Bird to Carters, no run, angled down the leg side, close to leg stump, not called wide
Over 15.2: Bird to Carters, no run, accurate delivery is squeezed to White at short mid wicket
Over 15.1: Bird to Carters, no run, full and quick delivery is defended on the bounce back to the bowler
15th Over
Over 14.6: Maxwell to Cosgrove, no run, straight delivery is defended back to the bowler. Thunder require 39 runs off 30 balls. SYT 5/107 (Cosgrove 2, Carters 1)
Over 14.5: Maxwell to Carters, one run, driven to long off to get off the mark
Over 14.4: Maxwell to Abbott, no run, OUT, backing away, sliced top edge cut lobs straight to Bird waiting at short third man. Are they blowing their great start? Ryan Carters next in
Over 14.3: Maxwell to Abbott, two runs, cut nicely backward of point
Over 14.2: Maxwell to Cosgrove, one run, prodded to mid on looking for two
Over 14.1: Maxwell to Abbott, one run, late cut to short third man to get off the mark
14th Over
Maxwell replaces Mascarenhas (3-0-23-1) at the Members End. Attendance tonight is 13,680
Over 13.6: Bird to Cosgrove, no run, dabbed off the face of the bat to wide slip for no run. Thunder require 44 runs off 36 balls. SYT 4/102 (Cosgrove 1, Abbott 0)
Over 13.5: Bird to Abbott, bye, swing and a miss, almost collecting off stump. Quiney fumbles to concede a bye
Over 13.4: Bird to Cosgrove, one run, sliced in the air through point to get off the mark
Over 13.3: Bird to Cosgrove, no run, driven to mid on
Over 13.2: Bird to Cosgrove, no run, barely enough time to duck under a very sharp bouncer
Over 13.1: Bird to Khawaja, no run, OUT, advancing to loft a sliced shot to deep cover where Hodge takes the catch. Such a classy innings until that shot. Mark Cosgrove is next in
13th Over
Over 12.6: Mascarenhas to Khawaja, one run, powerful cover drive to the sweeper to end the over. Thunder 100 Runs (55m 78b). SYT 3/100 (Khawaja 23, Abbott 0)
Over 12.5: Mascarenhas to Khawaja, no run, dabbed to backward point
Over 12.4: Mascarenhas to Khawaja, SIX, short delivery is pulled high over mid wicket, clearing the rope for six!
Over 12.3: Mascarenhas to Khawaja, no run, play and miss attempting to cut
Over 12.2: Mascarenhas to Khawaja, two runs, flicked off the hip backward of square leg
Over 12.1: Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, OUT, skied high to deep mid wicket, Maxwell camps under the ball and holds a chest mark to complete a crucial wicket. Sean Abbott next in
12th Over
Mascarenhas replaces Hastings (2-0-23-0) at the Members End
Over 11.6: Bird to Gayle, one run, under edge pull shot to short fine leg to retain the strike. SYT 2/91 (Gayle 65, Khawaja 14)
Over 11.5: Bird to Gayle, no run, swing and a miss to a slower ball
Over 11.4: Bird to Gayle, SIX, backing away, swinging baseball style over wide long on into the seats for a huge 97 metre six
Over 11.3: Bird to Khawaja, one run, pulled to deep mid wicket for a single
Over 11.2: Bird to Khawaja, no run, rising delivery is fended into the pitch
Over 11.1: Bird to Gayle, one run, swinging hard, dragged down to deep square leg
11th Over
Bird replaces McKay (3-0-16-1) at the Southern End
Over 10.6: Hastings to Gayle, one run, driven to long off to complete the over. Thunder require 64 off 54 balls. SYT 2/82 (Gayle 57, Khawaja 13)
Over 10.5: Hastings to Gayle, two runs, mistimed cut shot straight of long on, direct hit makes Khawaja run hard for his ground
Over 10.4: Hastings to Gayle, no run, play and miss attempting to cut a short slower ball
Over 10.3: Hastings to Gayle, no run, short slower ball outside off stump is left alone
Over 10.2: Hastings to Khawaja, one run, cut off the front foot to deep point
Over 10.1: Hastings to Gayle, leg bye, off the thigh pad, forcing Quiney to collect down the leg side
10th Over
Hastings replaces Faulkner (3-0-20-1) at the Members End
Over 9.6: McKay to Gayle, one run, dabbed through backward point for a gentle single to keep the strike. SYT 2/77 (Gayle 54, Khawaja 12)
Over 9.5: McKay to Khawaja, one run, pulled forward of square leg
Over 9.4: McKay to Khawaja, no run, lovely cut shot, well saved by Wright at backward point
Over 9.3: McKay to Gayle, one run, gently defended into the leg side
Over 9.2: McKay to Khawaja, one run, pushed into the leg side for a quick single
Over 9.1: McKay to Khawaja, no run, play and miss, beaten past the outside edge
9th Over
Over 8.6: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, swaying inside a sharp bouncer to complete the over. SYT 2/73 (Gayle 52, Khawaja 10)
Over 8.5: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, flicked towards Maxwell at mid wicket
Over 8.4: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, pushed back to the bowler
Over 8.3: Faulkner to Khawaja, one run, dabbed down towards third man for a single
Over 8.2: Faulkner to Khawaja, two runs, flicked backward of square leg
Over 8.1: Faulkner to Khawaja, FOUR, classic cover drive, piercing the gap wide of mid off to reach the rope
8th Over
Faulkner replaces Mascarenhas (2-0-14-0) at the Members End
Over 7.6: McKay to Khawaja, one run, nudged off the hip to fine leg to complete the over. Thunder require 6.67 runs per over from here to break their losing streak. SYT 2/66 (Gayle 52, Khawaja 3)
Over 7.5: McKay to Khawaja, two runs, finely cut off the edge through the slips, great save on the rope by Mascarenhas
Over 7.4: McKay to Gayle, one run, turned backward of square leg off the pads
Over 7.3: McKay to Prior, no run, OUT, lofted to wide long on, Bird runs to his right, dives low to the ground and takes an amazing catch! Usman Khawaja is the new batsman
Over 7.2: McKay to Gayle, one run, carefully placed into the leg side for a single
Over 7.1: McKay to Gayle, no run, nudged to short fine leg
7th Over
Over 6.6: Mascarenhas to Prior, no run, dabbed to backward point, a much tighter over for the Stars. SYT 1/61 (Gayle 50, Prior 7)
Over 6.5: Mascarenhas to Prior, no run, under edge into the pitch, almost rolling into the stumps
Over 6.4: Mascarenhas to Prior, no run, defended back down the pitch
Over 6.3: Mascarenhas to Prior, two runs, flicked backward of square leg for two
Over 6.2: Mascarenhas to Prior, no run, play and miss, straight into the grill of Quiney keeping up at the stumps. Quite funny to see the ball stuck in the helmet!
Over 6.1: Mascarenhas to Prior, no run, cut very hard, straight to Wright at point
6th Over
Over 5.6: McKay to Prior, one run, chipped over mid off, only just clearing Hussey who run with the flight of the ball. Great Powerplay of 1/59 off 6 overs. SYT 1/59 (Gayle 50, Prior 5)
Over 5.5: McKay to Prior, no run, defended into the off side
Over 5.4: McKay to Prior, no run, beaten past the outside edge
Over 5.3: McKay to Gayle, one run, pulled to deep mid wicket to notch an amazing half century, the quickest in BBL02 so far! Gayle 50 Runs (23m 25b 6x4 3x6)
Over 5.2: McKay to Gayle, FOUR, powerful pulled to deep mid wicket, Faulkner only has 10 metres to move, but the ball is struck so hard that it reaches the rope
Over 5.1: McKay to Prior, one run, steered to third man, very smart to get Gayle back on strike
5th Over
McKay replaces Hastings (1-0-19-0) at the Southern End
Over 4.6: Mascarenhas to Gayle, FOUR, sliced top edged flies over slip to the rope, Gayle is on fire here. Thunder 50 Runs (21m 30b). SYT 1/52 (Gayle 45, Prior 3)
Over 4.5: Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, yorker is jammed down into the pitch
Over 4.4: Mascarenhas to Gayle, SIX, sweet shot, lofted smoothly and high over long off into the Members Stand
Over 4.3: Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, smacked hard to mid off, well saved by Faulkner
Over 4.2: Mascarenhas to Prior, one run, nudged through square leg
Over 4.1: Mascarenhas to Gayle, one run, skied VERY high to cover, swirling around, White is under the ball for the catch, but he doesn't even get a hand to the ball! Gayle now 35*
4th Over
Mascarenhas replaces Faulkner (2-0-13-1) at the Members End
Over 3.6: Hastings to Gayle, one run, pushed down to long on for a single, with 19 coming from Hastings' first over. SYT 1/40 (Gayle 34, Prior 2)
Over 3.5: Hastings to Gayle, SIX, slower ball, advancing to launch a huge shot over cow corner for a mammoth six, raising his highest score of BBL02
Over 3.4: Hastings to Gayle, FOUR, backing away to cut hard through point to the boundary. Finally Gayle is unleashing some of his talent!
Over 3.3: Hastings to Gayle, FOUR, backing away to upper cut a short delivery over short third man to the rope
Over 3.2: Hastings to Gayle, no run, driven to mid off
Over 3.1: Hastings to Gayle, FOUR, backing away to smash the delivery, almost knocking out Prior at the non-strikers end, racing away to the boundary
3rd Over
John Hastings replaces Bird (1-0-8-0) at the Southern End
Over 2.6: Faulkner to Prior, no run, playing back to defend into the pitch. SYT 1/21 (Gayle 15, Prior 2)
Over 2.5: Faulkner to Prior, two runs, punched off leg stump through mid wicket to get off the mark
Over 2.4: Faulkner to Prior, no run, slashing play and miss outside off stump
Over 2.3: Faulkner to Prior, no run, full delivery is firmly driven to mid off
Over 2.2: Faulkner to Keen, no run, OUT, pull shot to a short delivery is top edged towards cover, safely caught by White for an early breakthrough. Matt Prior is the new batsman
Over 2.1: Faulkner to Keen, FOUR, aimed on leg stump, flicked firmly past short fine leg to the rope to get off the mark
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Bird to Gayle, SIX, advancing down the track, struck high over the sight screen for a huge six!. SYT 0/15 (Gayle 15, Keen 0)
Over 1.5: Bird to Gayle, no run, awkward play and miss past the outside edge
Over 1.4: Bird to Gayle, no run, defended off the hip to short fine leg
Over 1.3: Bird to Gayle, no run, full ball is pushed down to mid on
Over 1.2: Bird to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off stump to the keeper
Over 1.1: Bird to Gayle, two runs, turned off leg stump past short fine leg for two
1st Over
Jackson Bird returns from Australian Test duty to share the new ball from the Southern End
Over 0.6: Faulkner to Gayle, three runs, mistimed lofted shot wide of mid off almost to the rope. SYT 0/7 (Gayle 7, Keen 0)
Over 0.5: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, swaying under a short delivery
Over 0.4: Faulkner to Gayle, FOUR, finely nudged off the hip to the boundary to get off the mark
Over 0.3: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, defended back down the pitch
Over 0.2: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, carefully defended back to the bowler
Over 0.1: Faulkner to Gayle, no run, left alone, past the outside edge
Other
20:51 Chris Gayle and Simon Keen will open the batting for Sydney Thunder. James Faulkner will take the new ball at the Members End

Melbourne Stars: Luke Wright, Rob Quiney (wk), Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Cameron White (c), John Hastings, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Clint McKay, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb (12th)

Sydney Thunder: Chris Gayle (c), Simon Keen, Matt Prior, Usman Khawaja, Mark Cosgrove, Ryan Carters (wk), Sean Abbott, Gurinder Sandhu, Adam Zampa, Luke Doran, Dirk Nannes, Cameron Borgas (12th)


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

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