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  • 2012/13 Bupa Sheffield Shield

    Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers vs Tasmania Tigers - Match 07

    October 23, 2012, 11:00AM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Day 4 - Completed
    Match Drawn

  • Tasmania Tigers 2/ 165 (51.4) & 439 (132.0) (dec)
  • Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers All Out 320 (107.2)
  • Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 3.19
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
RT Ponting*601218149.59
AJ Doolan601187050.85
This Partnership:123 Runs From 231 Balls (R/R: 3.19)

BowlersOMRWEcon
CJ McKay*9.413103.21
JW Hastings7.021902.71

Last 5 overs:
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52nd Over
MATCH RESULT: Tasmanian Tigers 5/439 (Ponting 162*, Hastings 2/58) & 2/165 (Ponting 60*, Pattinson 2/24) dw. Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers 320 (McDonald 64, Bird 4/73). Points: TAS 2, VIC 0. MOM: Ricky Ponting (TAS).
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He finished the match unbeaten on 222*, a superb 162 in the first innings secured the first innings points for Tasmania and man of the match honours.
The former Australian captain looked on top of his game, particularly on day two and again in his second innings, playing all the shots and in particular, latching on to anything short or on his pads. He's primed for the Test series against South Africa.
A total of 48.5 overs bowled today, with Pattinson and Siddle looking menacing when they took the new ball in the morning. Doolan once again looked impressive with the bat but the story of the match is Ricky Ponting.
And that is it. Play was called off at 17:17 AET when the players came off for the last shower. Sadly, the rain gets maximum points in this match.
17:30 AET: The rain has stopped again and the sun has come out once more. We might see the players again, we might not.
And now it's getting heavier. The heaviest it's been. It's unlikely the players will be able to get out there before the last hour at 18:00 AET so that could be it for this match, but we'll wait and see as usual.
Coming down quite steadily now. Getting gloomy as well with dark clouds overhead but as we've seen before, once the clouds move away and the rain stops, the sun comes out.
17:17 AET: Rain stops play. The players are off again with more rain falling. We bowled just the 2.3 overs after the resumption at 17:05.
Over 51.4: McKay to Ponting, no run, APPEAL, big appeal as Ponting pads up to a ball decking in from outside off, it strikes him on the thigh pad though he was lunging forward, given not out, plenty of doubt with that decision
More rain.
Over 51.3: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up again, just outside off, not looking to be all that aggressive, no need, goes with the stroke up to mid off
Over 51.2: McKay to Ponting, no run, walking forward now as he defends a ball on off stump up towards mid on
Over 51.1: McKay to Doolan, one run, pitched up and too straight, clips it off his toes through mid wicket
51st Over
Over 50.6: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up in the corridor outside off and it's left alone. TAS 2/164 (Doolan 59, Ponting 60)
Over 50.5: Hastings to Ponting, no run, back of a length now and he gets back, defends it to the leg side
Over 50.4: Hastings to Ponting, two runs, pitched up on leg stump and he gets a tickle on it, to fine leg for a couple
Over 50.3: Hastings to Ponting, no run, length ball now, that's a good line on off stump, defends it from the crease back to the bowler
Over 50.2: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, on the front foot to drive back to the bowler who collects it low down
Over 50.1: Hastings to Ponting, two leg byes, overpitched on the pads, no bat from Ponting but off the pad and two leg byes to fine leg
50th Over
John Hastings is on now at the Members End. He'll be flying up to Sydney for the Australia 'A' match. But first....
Over 49.6: McKay to Ponting, one run, forward as this one is pitched up outside off, eased in front of point for a single. TAS 2/160 (Doolan 59, Ponting 58)
Over 49.5: McKay to Ponting, no run, fullish length, bowling on off stump, well forward and displays the makers name
Over 49.4: McKay to Doolan, one run, straying on to his pads and that's money for anyone with a willow in their hands, glances to long leg
Over 49.3: McKay to Doolan, no run, now pitched up wide of off and he lets it go
Over 49.2: McKay to Doolan, no run, pitched up and decks in a touch outside off, comes forward and drives it up to mid on, didn't middle that one
Just waiting for the correct ball now. The wrong one was brought out to the middle so Umpire Ward has to scurry back to the rooms and grab the right one. Now we're all set to resume.
17:03 AET: Just about set for a resumption with 31 overs maximum to be bowled. Clint McKay to finish is ninth over from the Southern End, bowling to Doolan.
16:50 AET: The word has come through. A 17:05 AET resumption with 31 overs to be bowled. 15 overs to be bowled before the captains can agree to call it a day.
16:40 AET: The sun is back out and shining brightly. The umpires had a stroll out to the centre and requested that the covers be removed. So we'll resume soon. But there's more rain coming.
16:30 AET: We were supposed to resume, but it's still raining, so we'll have to wait some more.
16:15 AET: Look what's come back. More rain. This will be the pattern for the remainder of the day. Rain will come and then it will go again. Covers going back on.
TEA DAY FOUR: Tasmanian Tigers 5/439 (Ponting 162*, Hastings 2/58) & 2/158 (Doolan 58*, Pattinson 2/24) vs Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers 320 (McDonald 64, Bird 4/73). A lead of 277 runs in their first innings.
16:05 AET: Players are currently taking tea with some positive signs for now. The sun is shining, well doing it's best anyway, and play is scheduled to resume at 16:30 AET. There's another 40 overs to be bowled after the current over is completed.
15:40 AET: Still raining here. It was coming down quite hard 5-10 minutes ago but has eased a bit now. There are gaps in the radar but plenty of rain still on the way, sweeping up from Geelong.
15:20 AET: The umpires had ordered the covers off with rain stopping but it started to come down again, covers back on unfortunately.
15:05: Rain stops play. More delays I'm afraid. Not looking all that promising.
Over 49.1: McKay to Doolan, no run, length ball, back and defends it to the bowler as the rain returns, players off
49th Over
Over 48.6: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, comes forward, defends with bat and pad. TAS 2/158 (Doolan 58, Ponting 57)
Over 48.5: Maxwell to Ponting, FOUR, tossed up on leg now and crashes it through cover to the rope
Over 48.4: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, gets across now and defends it to the leg side
Over 48.3: Maxwell to Doolan, one run, back and across and guides it to deep backward point, Siddle is out there
Over 48.2: Maxwell to Doolan, FOUR, down leg side and helps himself to four to fine leg, 150 up
Over 48.1: Maxwell to Doolan, two runs, tossed up on off, goes back and cracks it out to deep mid wicket, a high return allows a second run
48th Over
Over 47.6: McKay to Ponting, no run, overpitched outside off, comes forward and defends it gently to the off side. TAS 2/147 (Doolan 51, Ponting 53)
Over 47.5: McKay to Doolan, one run, pitched up straight, whips it wide of mid on for another run
Over 47.4: McKay to Doolan, no run, just back of a length and he is on the back foot in defence
Over 47.3: McKay to Ponting, one run, nothing awkward about this, pulls a short ball from outside off through square leg
Over 47.2: McKay to Ponting, no run, short ball that climbs up, he defends awkwardly to the off side
Over 47.1: McKay to Doolan, one run, 50 for Doolan, his second half century of this match, just pushes a length ball into the covers (135m 108b 6x4 0x6)
47th Over
Over 46.6: Maxwell to Doolan, one run, tossed up and driven wide of mid off for a single. TAS 2/144 (Doolan 49, Ponting 52)
Over 46.5: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, on the back foot as it bounces some, pushes to short mid wicket
Over 46.4: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, forward now and he defends gently to the off side
Over 46.3: Maxwell to Doolan, two runs, sliding down leg now as he pulls it to long leg for a couple, 100 partnership (123m 201b)
Over 46.2: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, gets well forward to defend with bat and pad
Over 46.1: Maxwell to Doolan, two runs, on to the front foot and eases this one through the covers for a couple
46th Over
Over 45.6: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, gets forward and drives along the ground to mid off. TAS 2/139 (Doolan 44, Ponting 52)
Over 45.5: McKay to Doolan, one run, overpitched outside off, just watches it on to the bat and pushes it into the cover gap
Over 45.4: McKay to Doolan, no run, forward to a pitched up ball on off, drives it to short mid wicket
Over 45.3: McKay to Ponting, one run, full length ball tucked off the pads to long leg, just the single
Over 45.2: McKay to Doolan, one run, slightly back of a good length, too straight though and pulled backward of square to the sweeper
Over 45.1: McKay to Doolan, no run, thrown up outside off, comes forward and drives to short extra cover
45th Over
Over 44.6: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, drops short now, back and punches to short cover. TAS 2/136 (Doolan 42, Ponting 51)
Over 44.5: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, forward and he defends it to the leg side
Over 44.4: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, comes forward now, blankets the spin in defence
Over 44.3: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, gets back as it slides across, defends to point
Over 44.2: Maxwell to Ponting, FOUR, 50 for Ponting, tossed up just outside off and latches on to it, smacked over wide long on, one bounce four
Over 44.1: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side
44th Over
Over 43.6: McKay to Doolan, no run, pitched up on off, he gets well forward now, defends up towards mid off. TAS 2/132 (Doolan 42, Ponting 47)
Over 43.5: McKay to Doolan, no run, length ball now, this one just outside off and allowed to pass
Over 43.4: McKay to Doolan, FOUR, short outside off and he's given room to free the arms and swing without restraint, through cover to the rope
Over 43.3: McKay to Doolan, no run, solidly in behind a good length ball outside off
Over 43.2: McKay to Ponting, one run, this one keeps a touch low now as he works it from off through mid wicket to the sweeper
Over 43.1: McKay to Ponting, no run, decent length ball just outside off, he gets across and defends to the off side of the pitch
43rd Over
Over 42.6: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, forward now and he defends with bat and pad square on the off side. TAS 2/127 (Doolan 38, Ponting 46)
Over 42.5: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, tosses this one up wide of off, he plays over the top of it
Over 42.4: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, slides across his crease now and defends back to the bowler
Over 42.3: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, dips in towards middle and leg as he gets forward to defend
Over 42.2: Maxwell to Doolan, two runs, gets back now as it drifts towards leg, works it behind square, in to the gap for a couple
Over 42.1: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, around the wicket, drifts in, defends to the off side
42nd Over
Glenn Maxwell has the ball at the Members End with a slip and short leg in place.
Over 41.6: McKay to Ponting, no run, that's a straight one, on a good length, has him lurching forward and defending to the off side. TAS 2/125 (Doolan 36, Ponting 46)
Over 41.5: McKay to Ponting, no run, length ball now, in the channel outside his off stump, shoulders arms
Over 41.4: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched full and straight, he gets the bat down, defends to McDonald at short mid wicket
Over 41.3: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up just outside off and Ponting gets forward in typical fashion, punches up to mid on
Over 41.2: McKay to Doolan, one run, pitched up on the pads and glances this one to Siddle at deep backward square
Over 41.1: McKay to Doolan, no run, good length ball outside off, shuffles across and defends
41st Over
14:38 AET: The players and umpires have made their way back out there. All set for a resumption. Clint McKay will bowl to Alex Doolan from the Southern End.
14:27 AET: Play to resume at 14:40 AET with 10 overs lost. 64 overs remaining, tea to be taken at 16:30 AET, play will finish at 19:00 AET. There is more rain coming so expect further delays.
14:20 AET: Encouraging signs. The rain has gone and the covers are coming off. The umpires are out there to discuss things with the curator. We might get some more cricket before the match ends.
14:00 AET: Rain continues to fall. Not too heavy but it appears to be set in. It's raining out at Cranbourne too for the Women's T20. Rain all around Melbourne. No cricket. Boohoo!
13:40 AET: As predicted, the rain has come. It's not a drizzle, it's coming down steadily and according to the radar, it will be here for a while. Looks like we are in for a lengthy delay.
LUNCH DAY FOUR: Tasmanian Tigers 5/439 (Ponting 162*, Hastings 2/58) & 2/124 (Ponting 46*, Pattinson 2/24) vs Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers 320 (McDonald 64, Bird 4/73). A lead of 243 runs in their first innings.
Spoke too soon. The drizzle has returned. A resumption looks out of the realms of possibility now.
We'll keep you posted on events here. The light drizzle has stopped but the rain is coming. Whether the players can get back out there before it arrives remains to be seen.
With rain coming, and more behind it, there's every chance we won't see the players again in this match. A draw was always on the cards regardless and from an Australian perspective, Ricky Ponting has himself primed and ready for South Africa.
But Doolan has dug in and Ponting has once again been in total command as the pair have seen the Tigers through to lunch with an overall lead of 243 runs.
It's ruining what has been a fantastic contest between bat and ball. Aussie test bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson both charged in and bowled quick, hostile deliveries at times, bowling to plans, with Pattinson claiming both openers.
It has started to come down at 13:08 AET, and this appears to be the light drizzle that's showing on the radar. Heavier rain is coming so a lengthy delay is in store.
Bad news though, I'm afraid. A large band of rain is sweeping up from the Princes Highway, ready to hit Melbourne, so we are in for a disruption to play unfortunately. The ground staff were already prepared, bringing the covers out.
One session down on the final day. The Tasmanian Tigers have batted well to advance to 2/124, an overall lead of 243 runs with two sessions to play and 74 overs to be bowled.
Over 40.6: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, leg slip in place, tossed up and driven up to mid off, players walking off now, that is lunch. TAS 2/124 (Doolan. A 35, Ponting 46)
Over 40.5: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, forward now and whips this one to mid on
Over 40.4: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, lunges for this one, defends up to mid off
Over 40.3: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, on the back foot to defend to the leg side
Over 40.2: Maxwell to Doolan, one run, sliding down leg, gently glides it through gully
Over 40.1: Maxwell to Doolan, FOUR, tossed up far too short and it's duly dealt with slapped over mid wicket
40th Over
Looking like this will be the last over before lunch. We've had a dry session so far but rain is due.
Over 39.6: McDonald to Ponting, no run, back of a length now and he gets on to the back foot, defends it to the leg side. TAS 2/119 (Doolan 30, Ponting 46)
Over 39.5: McDonald to Doolan, one run, sliding in now towards off stump and he turns it backward of square, nearly snuck through there
Over 39.4: McDonald to Doolan, no run, an attempted yorker now, not quite full enough and defends to short extra cover
Over 39.3: McDonald to Ponting, one run, pitched up wide of off and Ponting is happy to drive, out to deep point for a single
Over 39.2: McDonald to Ponting, no run, pitched back of a length outside off, another leave
Over 39.1: McDonald to Ponting, no run, slightly back of a length delivery that darts back in from outside off, shoulders arms
39th Over
Over 38.6: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, darted in towards middle and leg, defends to the leg side. TAS 2/117 (Doolan 29, Ponting 45)
Over 38.5: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, back now as he drops a touch short, defends back to the bowler
Over 38.4: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, sliding across again, well back and defends in front of point
Over 38.3: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, gets forward as it pitches on off, defends to the off side of the pitch
Over 38.2: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, around the wicket now with a slip and short leg in, sliding across and defended behind point
Over 38.1: Maxwell to Ponting, three runs, drifting on to the pads and works this one with ease through mid wicket towards the rope
38th Over
Over 37.6: McDonald to Doolan, no run, decent length ball, in the corridor outside off, more width given to him but he again elects to leave. TAS 2/114 (Doolan 29, Ponting 42)
Over 37.5: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched up at the stumps this time and driven up to mid on
Over 37.4: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched wide once more, inviting a drive but left alone, patience shown from Doolan
Over 37.3: McDonald to Doolan, no run, again, he pitches this one up outside off, a real tempter, left alone
Over 37.2: McDonald to Doolan, no run, another one pitched up well wide of off, left alone with Wade back in his regular position
Over 37.1: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched up well wide of off and left alone
37th Over
Over 36.6: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, tossed up and he gets forward, drives up to mid on. TAS 2/114 (Doolan 29, Ponting 42)
Over 36.5: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, flatter delivery, forces him back, defends to Quiney at short leg
Over 36.4: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, forward and opens the face to defend behind point
Over 36.3: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, sliding down leg but fails to connect
Over 36.2: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, drifting outside off, back and steers it late to backward point
Over 36.1: Maxwell to Ponting, FOUR, short and drifting to leg, another boundary for Ponting, whips this one behind square
36th Over
Over 35.6: McDonald to Doolan, no run, back of a length, on off stump, in behind it and defends. TAS 2/110 (Doolan 29, Ponting 38)
Over 35.5: McDonald to Doolan, no run, angling in full and towards off stump, defends up to mid on
Over 35.4: McDonald to Doolan, two runs, short of a length ball, pulls it from outside off behind square, tracked down inside the rope
Over 35.3: McDonald to Doolan, no run, back now to a short ball on off, defends with a straight bat to the off side
Over 35.2: McDonald to Doolan, FOUR, overpitched and far too straight and just whips this one through mid wicket, lovely timing
Over 35.1: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched up straight, forward to defend back to the bowler
35th Over
The 100 up in that over in 141 minutes from 210 deliveries.
Over 34.6: Maxwell to Ponting, FOUR, tossed up outside off and lofted well over mid off, almost a cross batted shot, a couple of bounces in to the rope. TAS 2/104 (Doolan 23, Ponting 38)
Over 34.5: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, back now and prods it down in front of short leg
Over 34.4: Maxwell to Doolan, one run, sliding through outside off, gets back and cuts it out to deep point and the sweeper, 100 up
Over 34.3: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, well forward, defends from in front of off
Over 34.2: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, tossed up and dips late as he gets forward to defend
Over 34.1: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, drifting in and he defends with bat and pad
34th Over
Over 33.6: McDonald to Ponting, no run, in behind this one now as he defends it back to the bowler. TAS 2/99 (Doolan 22, Ponting 34)
Over 33.5: McDonald to Ponting, no run, pitching up outside off, just gentle medium pace as he gets forward to defend to short extra cover
Over 33.4: McDonald to Ponting, no run, dropping a fraction short now on middle and off, works it to square leg for no run
Over 33.3: McDonald to Ponting, no run, gets well forward now and defends a full length ball square on the off side
Over 33.2: McDonald to Ponting, no run, forward to a ball pitched up on middle and leg, defends to short mid wicket
Over 33.1: McDonald to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler
33rd Over
Over 32.6: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, this one slides through as he goes back, defends it to the off side. TAS 2/99 (Doolan 22, Ponting 34)
Over 32.5: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, forward and he defends with bat and pad
Over 32.4: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, back now to steer this one to backward point
Over 32.3: Maxwell to Ponting, one run, tossed up straight and works it up to mid on for a quick single
Over 32.2: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, gets well forward and defends with bat and pad
Over 32.1: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, forward to defend
32nd Over
Over 31.6: McDonald to Doolan, no run, decent length ball, on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler. TAS 2/98 (Doolan 22, Ponting 33)
Over 31.5: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched up full now and he defends it to the off side
Over 31.4: McDonald to Doolan, no run, short ball outside off, on to the back foot to drive out to point
Over 31.3: McDonald to Doolan, no run, slower ball now on middle and leg, dabs it towards square leg
Over 31.2: McDonald to Ponting, one run, works a straight one off his pads through square leg for a single
Over 31.1: McDonald to Ponting, no run, back of a length, he defends well back in his crease to short mid wicket
31st Over
Over 30.6: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, flighted delivery outside off, shoulders arms. TAS 2/97 (Doolan 22, Ponting 32)
Over 30.5: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, well forward now to defend with bat and pad
Over 30.4: Maxwell to Doolan, no run, skids on through past the outside edge
Over 30.3: Maxwell to Ponting, one run, thrown up outside off and he drives it through the covers, protection on the rope
Over 30.2: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, skids through outside off, defends to backward point
Over 30.1: Maxwell to Ponting, no run, back to one sliding to leg, defends it to the leg side
30th Over
Glenn Maxwell on now to see if he can get a breakthrough at the Members End.
Over 29.6: McDonald to Doolan, no run, angles it in now, towards middle and off as he squeezes it out to the leg side. TAS 2/96 (Doolan 22, Ponting 31)
Over 29.5: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched up in the channel, he gets forward, high elbow as he defends it up towards mid off
Over 29.4: McDonald to Doolan, no run, forward to a decent length ball on off, nicely defends it to the off side
Over 29.3: McDonald to Doolan, no run, pitched full and straight, comes forward and defends to short mid wicket
Over 29.2: McDonald to Doolan, FOUR, overpitched wide of off, just steers this one through gully to the rope
Over 29.1: McDonald to Doolan, no run, back of a length now, on to the back foot, punches back to the bowler
29th Over
Over 28.6: Hastings to Doolan, three runs, wide of off now and opens the face to work it behind point, towards the rope, just pulled back, 50 partnership (67m 96b). TAS 2/92 (Doolan 18, Ponting 31)
Over 28.5: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up straight, he goes back to defend it to the leg side of the pitch, McDonald has stationed himself on the leg side of the pitch again
Over 28.4: Hastings to Doolan, no run, good length ball, on middle and off, he gets across, bunts it to the leg side
Over 28.3: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up in the corridor outside off, no shot offered
Over 28.2: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up full and well down leg side, tries a glance but never got close to it
Over 28.1: Hastings to Doolan, two runs, forward to a ball pitched up outside off, opens the face and guides it through backward point
28th Over
Over 27.6: McDonald to Ponting, no run, gets forward to a fullish length ball, pats it down on the leg side. TAS 2/87 (Doolan 13, Ponting 31)
Over 27.5: McDonald to Ponting, FOUR, short ball just outside off, room enough for him to blast it off the back foot through the covers
Over 27.4: McDonald to Ponting, no run, keeper up as he defends a full length ball to short extra cover
Over 27.3: McDonald to Ponting, no run, back and across again, defends from outside off to the leg side
Over 27.2: McDonald to Ponting, no run, goes back and across and defends to short extra cover
Over 27.1: McDonald to Ponting, no run, in behind this one, defends back to the bowler
27th Over
Just the four overs for McKay. Replaced by Andrew McDonald at the Southern End.
Over 26.6: Hastings to Doolan, no run, good length ball, outside off, in the corridor, left alone. TAS 2/83 (Doolan 13, Ponting 27)
Over 26.5: Hastings to Ponting, one run, stands in the crease and opens the face, works it in front of point
Over 26.4: Hastings to Ponting, no run, back of a length, gets back and defends it back to the bowler
Over 26.3: Hastings to Doolan, one run, whips a length ball off the pads in front of square on the leg side
Over 26.2: Hastings to Doolan, no run, back of a length, gets on to the back foot to defend
Over 26.1: Hastings to Doolan, FOUR, drops short and Doolan takes full toll now, pulls through square leg
26th Over
Over 25.6: McKay to Ponting, no run, defends on the back foot now as it's pitched up, back to the bowler. TAS 2/77 (Doolan 8, Ponting 26)
Over 25.5: McKay to Ponting, SIX, another short ball and again he takes full toll, and how, smashes this one flat and hard, over the rope and crashes into the fence at deep square
Over 25.4: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched on a good length, it moves back in as he pushes this one to the leg side
Over 25.3: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up just outside off, he gets on to the front foot and drives up to mid off
Over 25.2: McKay to Ponting, no run, forward to a length ball, defends it to the leg side of the pitch
Over 25.1: McKay to Ponting, two runs, back of a length and glances it behind point for a couple
25th Over
Over 24.6: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up straight, not looking to be aggressive as he clips this off his toes to short mid wicket. TAS 2/69 (Doolan 8, Ponting 18)
Over 24.5: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up again, on off stump, well forward and he defends with bat and pad
Over 24.4: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up and pushed across outside off, no shot offered
Over 24.3: Hastings to Doolan, no run, drops a touch short now wide of off, looks to pull it to the leg side, under edges it to the keeper
Over 24.2: Hastings to Doolan, no run, length ball now, at the stumps, bowling it straight as he defends to the off side
Over 24.1: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up wide of off, asking him to drive but he's allowing it to pass
24th Over
Over 23.6: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight and he leans forward, drives it up to mid on. TAS 2/69 (Doolan 8, Ponting 18)
Over 23.5: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched on a decent length, at the stumps, another defensive stroke to the leg side of the pitch
Over 23.4: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up on off stump, a hint of shape in as he gets forward to defend
Over 23.3: McKay to Ponting, no run, short of a good length, just fractionally short and defends it from the crease back to the bowler
Over 23.2: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, back and working it leg side but straight towards short mid wicket
Over 23.1: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched straight as he defends it down to the leg side
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Hastings to Doolan, no run, short of a length ball, back and pulls it to mid wicket. TAS 2/69 (Doolan 8, Ponting 18)
Over 22.5: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched up and angled down leg side, plays and misses
Over 22.4: Hastings to Doolan, no run, pitched on a good length, on middle and off, compact stance and defends in front of the wicket
Over 22.3: Hastings to Doolan, no run, length ball, concentrating on a straight line as he gets back to defend
Over 22.2: Hastings to Doolan, no run, forward now and steers a fullish length delivery square on the off side
Over 22.1: Hastings to Doolan, no run, decent length ball on or just outside off, defended to the off side
22nd Over
Over 21.6: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitching up now and wide of off, threw that one up there but no shot offered. TAS 2/69 (Doolan 8, Ponting 18)
Over 21.5: McKay to Ponting, no run, overpitched now, he comes forward, drives it straight to short extra cover
Over 21.4: McKay to Ponting, no run, pitched up on off stump, he gets forward and defends it to the off side
Over 21.3: McKay to Ponting, no run, comes forward now and he defends it to gully
Over 21.2: McKay to Ponting, FOUR, dropping a fraction too short and Ponting has been brutal on anything short, pulls it through mid wicket
Over 21.1: McKay to Ponting, no run, punches a length ball off the back foot to Maxwell at point
21st Over
Over 20.6: Hastings to Ponting, one run, pitched up too straight and he bunts it around the corner behind square. TAS 2/65 (Doolan 8, Ponting 14)
Over 20.5: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitching on off stump now, forward and pushes it to point
Over 20.4: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up in the corridor outside off, looking to cut as it passes underneath his flashing stick
Over 20.3: Hastings to Ponting, no run, forward to a ball just outside off, defends it down behind point
Over 20.2: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up now, in the channel outside off and he leaves it alone
Over 20.1: Hastings to Ponting, no run, back of a length at the stump, gets back and defends it to point
20th Over
DRINKS BREAK: Tasmanian Tigers 2/64 (Doolan 8*, Ponting 13*). Fascinating contest between bat and ball so far. Keeping the final day interesting.
Over 19.6: McKay to Doolan, no run, pitched on a good length, just outside off, opens the face, steers it down in front of gully, time for drinks. TAS 2/64 (Doolan 8, Ponting 13)
Over 19.5: McKay to Doolan, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off, elects to leave this one alone
Over 19.4: McKay to Doolan, no run, pitched up now, on off stump, slaps it back to the bowler
Over 19.3: McKay to Doolan, no run, good length ball, back and he defends it to the off side
Over 19.2: McKay to Doolan, no run, pitched up on off, forward and defends
Over 19.1: McKay to Doolan, FOUR, that's a loosener, on middle and off and pulls it through mid wicket to the rope
19th Over
And now Pattinson gets a well deserved rest. Clint McKay on at the Southern End.
Over 18.6: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up again, on middle and off, he is well forward now and pats it down on the off side. TAS 2/60 (Doolan 4, Ponting 13)
Over 18.5: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up now just outside off, he comes forward and defends to towards mid off
Over 18.4: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up, in the channel outside off and left alone
Over 18.3: Hastings to Ponting, FOUR, continues the form he showed in the first innings, just picks this one up from slightly back of a length and pulls it to deep backward square
Over 18.2: Hastings to Ponting, no run, pitched up on a length now, defends from the crease to the off side
Over 18.1: Hastings to Doolan, one run, on a good length and it forces him back, just outside off, finds the inside edge behind square, fortunate single
18th Over
Siddle has charged in and given his all. He is replaced by John Hastings at the Members End.
Over 17.6: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, pitches it up just outside off, he gets on to the front foot and drives it straight to mid off. TAS 2/55 (Doolan 3, Ponting 9)
Over 17.5: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, short of a length, in the channel outside off, left alone through to the keeper
Over 17.4: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, fullish length ball, at the stumps, forward to defend back to the bowler
Over 17.3: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, works this one straight to mid on
Over 17.2: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, pitched on a good length at the stumps, right in behind it and defends
Over 17.1: Pattinson to Doolan. A, one run, short ball now, he pulls it behind square for a single
17th Over
Over 16.6: Siddle to Ponting, no run, pitched up, on off stump, gets forward and defends to the off side. TAS 2/54 (Doolan 2, Ponting 9)
Over 16.5: Siddle to Ponting, no run, pitched on a good length now, in the channel outside off and left alone
Over 16.4: Siddle to Ponting, no run, pitched up now and almost squeezes this one through, jams it out to the leg side
Over 16.3: Siddle to Ponting, (no ball) FOUR, drops short now and Ponting is quick to pounce, slaps it through square leg for a boundary
Over 16.3: Siddle to Ponting, no run, gets forward to a full pitched delivery, defends it to the leg side
Over 16.2: Siddle to Ponting, no run, length ball now, concentrating on bowling a tight line, stands up and defends with a straight bat
Over 16.1: Siddle to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, he pushes it from the crease up to mid off
16th Over
Over 15.6: Pattinson to Doolan, no run, slightly overpitched now, on off stump, forward and defends it back to the bowler. TAS 2/49 (Doolan 2, Ponting 5)
Over 15.5: Pattinson to Ponting, one run, pitched up on off stump, he gets forward and punches it back past the bowler, beats McDonald and they get a single
Over 15.4: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, e gets back and turns it straight to short mid wicket
Over 15.3: Pattinson to Doolan, one run, pitched on a good length outside off, across and defends into the gap at cover for a single
Over 15.2: Pattinson to Ponting, one run, short ball angling to leg, he turns it around the corner for a single
Over 15.1: Pattinson to Ponting, two runs, back of a length, gets back and pushes it into the covers for a couple
15th Over
Over 14.6: Siddle to Ponting, one run, terrific stuff, pitched up just outside off, he gets back and works it off his pads with an angled bat behind square. TAS 2/44 (Doolan 1, Ponting 1)
Over 14.5: Siddle to Doolan, one run, on off stump and angled in, he plays it well though, back and turns it to long leg
Over 14.4: Siddle to Doolan, no run, pitched up straight and smacks this one straight, Siddle gets a hand down and saves four, that one wasn't headed anywhere else but the rope
Over 14.3: Siddle to Doolan, no run, back in his crease now as he defends again behind point
Over 14.2: Siddle to Doolan, no run, two short mid wicket in now as he defends a full length delivery behind point
Over 14.1: Siddle to Doolan, no run, good length ball on off stump, defends from the crease
14th Over
Over 13.6: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight, forward and defends it again, great bowling from Pattinson. TAS 2/42 (Doolan 0, Ponting 0)
Over 13.5: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, length ball that gets a bit big on him, looking to defend on the front foot and it hits high on the bat
Over 13.4: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, back now as he gets one to deck back in towards middle and off, defends it well
Over 13.3: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, pitched up and angled in, gets on to the front foot and drives up to mid off
Over 13.2: Pattinson to Ponting, no run, back of a length and he is on his toes, defends to the leg side
That was executed to perfection and Pattinson has reward for some hostile bowling.
Cowan c McDonald 16 (56m 35b 2x4 0x6). Partnership of 2 (9m 12b). FOW 2/42. Ricky Ponting in.
Over 13.1: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, OUT, around the wicket, it does the trick, McDonald positioned off the wicket on the leg side, they couldn't have drawn it up any better, pitched up and angled in, chips it straight to Ronald
13th Over
Over 12.6: Siddle to Doolan, no run, short of a length ball on off stump, right in behind this one and defends it well. TAS 1/42 (Cowan 16, Doolan 0)
Over 12.5: Siddle to Doolan, no run, pitched up now, pushed across outside off, another leave
Over 12.4: Siddle to Doolan, no run, short of a good length, in the channel just outside off, lifts his bat up and allows it to pass
Over 12.3: Siddle to Cowan, one run, fired in now towards off stump, back in his crease and gently pushes it to the off side and they take off
Over 12.2: Siddle to Cowan, no run, around the wicket, pitched up and angled in towards off stump, it holds it's line and just misses the outside edge
Over 12.1: Siddle to Cowan, no ball, short ball now outside off, back away and mis-times a cut shot to Maxwell, an overstep from Siddle so he'll have to bowl that one again
Over 12.1: Siddle to Cowan, no run, pitched up just outside off, he comes forward and drives it solidly, straight to Rogers at mid off
12th Over
Over 11.6: Pattinson to Doolan, no run, slightly back of a length but straying down leg side and left alone through to the keeper. TAS 1/40 (Cowan 15, Doolan 0)
Over 11.5: Pattinson to Doolan, no run, pitched up just outside off, he opens the face and guides it to gully
Over 11.4: Pattinson to Doolan, no run, length ball on off stump, he defends it from the crease to point
Over 11.3: Pattinson to Doolan, no run, pitched short of a good length, on the back foot and defends
Pattinson has been charging in this morning and deserved that wicket. It was a fabulous one handed catch as he had to move to his right.
Cosgrove c&b Pattinson 24 (46m 38b 4x4 0x6). Partnership of 40 (46m 68b). FOW 1/40. Alex Doolan in.
Over 11.2: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, OUT, got him! Pattinson picks up his first, pitched full and angling to leg, looks to work it on side but it's taken a leading edge, great reflex catch low to his right with one hand!
Over 11.1: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, short of a good length ball, right on line, he is back and bunts it down on the off side
11th Over
Over 10.6: Siddle to Cowan, no run, angled in towards off stump, defends from the crease up to mid off, wanting the single but he hit it straight towards the fielder. TAS 0/40 (Cowan 15, Cosgrove 24)
Over 10.5: Siddle to Cowan, no run, good length ball in the channel outside off, left alone
Over 10.4: Siddle to Cowan, two runs, short ball now, on off stump, back and he pulls it to deep backward square
Over 10.3: Siddle to Cosgrove, one run, pitched up straight and he eases it towards mid wicket for another run
Over 10.2: Siddle to Cowan, one run, pitched up wide of off, on the front foot and pushes it towards extra cover
Over 10.1: Siddle to Cowan, no run, slightly overpitched, concentrating on or just outside off, gets the bat down and defends to the leg side, the short leg has been dispensed with
10th Over
Over 9.6: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, length ball on off stump, defends it from the crease in front of point. TAS 0/36 (Cowan 12, Cosgrove 23)
Over 9.5: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, short of a good length ball on off stump, dead bats this one in front of his toes
Over 9.4: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, short of a length, on his toes now as he defends it down on the leg side
Over 9.3: Pattinson to Cowan, one run, back to a short pitched delivery, pushes it towards cover point, they scamper through
Over 9.2: Pattinson to Cosgrove, one run, now overpitched on the pads, tucks it around the corner for a single
Over 9.1: Pattinson to Cosgrove, FOUR, short and too wide of off and allows him to place this between gully and backward point, four more
9th Over
Over 8.6: Siddle to Cowan, no run, length ball now, on off, not looking to get forward as he defends to the off side. TAS 0/30 (Cowan 11, Cosgrove 18)
Over 8.5: Siddle to Cosgrove, one run, back of a length, a bit too straight and he turns it off his rib cage, it was climbing on him, well bowled and well played
Over 8.4: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, back of a length now, cramps him for room outside off, steers it to gully
Over 8.3: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, another one pitched up outside off, this is good stuff, niggling away outside off, another play and miss
Over 8.2: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, pitches up and it skids on through, past the outside edge of the bat as he was stuck on the crease
Over 8.1: Siddle to Cosgrove, FOUR, short of a length and wide of off, has room to free the arms and back cuts it behind point to the rope
8th Over
Over 7.6: Pattinson to Cowan, FOUR, around the wicket now, angled in towards off, he punches it off the front foot back past the bowler, that was well timed to the rope. TAS 0/25 (Cowan 11, Cosgrove 13)
Over 7.5: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, this one is slightly overpitched, but another quick ball in the corridor, another leave
Over 7.4: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, terrific line and length, just outside, well left alone, applause from behind the stumps, that's the stuff
Over 7.3: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, short and wide, the timing isn't quite there, square cuts it out to Maxwell at point
Over 7.2: Pattinson to Cosgrove, one run, back of a length, another well directed short ball, rises up on his toes, fends it just in front of Quiney at short leg, through his legs
Over 7.1: Pattinson to Cowan, one run, pitched up wide of off, on the front foot and drives through cover point
7th Over
Both bowlers charging in and bowling quick. This is a great contest.
Over 6.6: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, shapes back in towards off now, he gets the bat down and defends. TAS 0/19 (Cowan 6, Cosgrove 12)
Over 6.5: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, back of a length, on off stump, this time he plays it with a straighter bet, defends it down on the off side
Over 6.4: Siddle to Cosgrove, FOUR, edge now, a genuine edge, it was back of a length, angled across just outside off, looking to drive, he's lifted that over third slip
Over 6.3: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, short ball bouncer, this one angles across outside off, he shows no interest and ducks his head
Over 6.2: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, length ball now, he is stuck on the crease as he plays it behind point
Over 6.1: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, pitches up in the corridor outside off, perhaps a touch wide but no shot is offered
6th Over
Over 5.6: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, short of a length, on the back foot again, a nice straight bat as he taps it down on the off side. TAS 0/15 (Cowan 6, Cosgrove 8)
Over 5.5: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, short of a good length ball, gets back in his crease now, defends from in front of off
Over 5.4: Pattinson to Cosgrove, one run, short ball now, well directed, rising into his body but he manages to glance it away from Quiney at short leg, well played
Over 5.3: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, that was quick, on target too, jumps back and defends it back to the bowler
Over 5.2: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, pitching up now, just outside off, gets forward to play, it angles away past the outside edge
Over 5.1: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, good length ball, perhaps a fraction short and angled across outside off, left alone
5th Over
Over 4.6: Siddle to Cosgrove, one run, pitched full now, there's a hint of movement back in, stands there and dabs it in front of point for a quick single. TAS 0/14 (Cowan 6, Cosgrove 7)
Over 4.5: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, length ball outside off, another leave through to the keeper
Over 4.4: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, in the corridor and pitched up invitingly, just outside off, good leave in the finish
Over 4.3: Siddle to Cowan, leg bye, short ball off the thigh pad and past short leg, a leg bye is available and taken
Over 4.2: Siddle to Cosgrove, one run, short leg in as well, overpitched outside off, doesn't time this though as he drives it to extra cover
Over 4.1: Siddle to Cosgrove, no run, three slips and a gully as he pitches one on a length, it forces him back as he pats it down on the leg side
4th Over
Over 3.6: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, good length ball now, pushed across outside off and he's pulling the bat away. TAS 0/11 (Cowan 6, Cosgrove 5)
Over 3.5: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, pitched up now, in the channel outside off and he shoulders arms
Over 3.4: Pattinson to Cowan, no run, back to a length ball on off, he defends it towards mid off
Over 3.3: Pattinson to Cosgrove, one run, good delivery, short of a length, follows him and he fends it behind square
Over 3.2: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off, angles across and no shot offered
Over 3.1: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, short and wide of off, mis-times a square drive in front of point
3rd Over
James Pattinson from the Southern End bowling to Mark Cosgrove.
Over 2.6: Siddle to Cowan, FOUR, pitched up in the slot outside off, great start, a firm drive back past the bowler to the fence. TAS 0/10 (Cowan 6, Cosgrove 4)
10:28 AET: Players and umpires make their way out under bright sunshine for now. The lead for the Tigers is 125. Peter Siddle will finish his second over, bowling to Ed Cowan from the Members End.
A draw is almost a certainty, with the Tigers in no position to force a result in their favour. Really, only one side would benefit from a sporting declaration so that's unlikely to happen.
We've got 112 overs scheduled for today and a 10:30 AET start. Unfortunately, there's rain forecast for this afternoon, but judging by conditions overhead, the rain might appear sooner than that.
10:20 AET: Good morning all and welcome to final day coverage from the MCG as the Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers and the Tasmanian Tigers conclude their battle in the 2012/13 Bupa Sheffield Shield.
STUMPS DAY THREE: Tasmanian Tigers 5/439 (Ponting 162*, Doolan 95, Hastings 2/58) & 0/6 (Cosgrove 4*, Cowan 2*, Siddle 0/2) vs Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers 320 (McDonald 64, Maxwell 51, Bird 4/73). A lead of 125 runs in their first innings.
There's 112 overs to be bowled tomorrow but there's more rain forecast so it's unlikely we'll get a full days play in. And with the current match state, a draw is odds on favourite. Join us at 10:30 AET for final days coverage. Cheers.
17:20 AET: And the official word has come through 20 minutes later, with play abandoned for the day at 17:00 AET. We'll be back tomorrow for another early 10:30 AET start, 112 overs to be bowled.
17:15 AET: The covers were coming off but have been put back on, once the other wickets were covered. Word has come through on the MCG radio that play has been called off, but we're waiting for an official word from the umpires.
17:05 AET: Finally some movement, with the umpires out for an inspection, and here come the ground staff out to remove the covers. Looks like we might see a resumption soon. We await word from the umpires.
17:00 AET: No rain at the MCG but no sign of the umpires. Still gloomy overhead and we continue to wait for movement from somebody. The ground staff haven't been out there for a while.
16:50 AET: It is sprinkling at the MCG, nothing more, but the players cannot return until the rain has stopped. And light will become a factor, quite dark out there with the MCG lights being turned on.
16:40 AET: Unfortunately it is still raining here at the MCG. It's a drizzle but it's blowing across the ground and unless it stops completely, we won't see any play.
16:30 AET: Just a light drizzle now, a bare mist, but it continues to keep the players off the ground as we wait for them to return. Shouldn't be around for too much longer according to the radar.
16:20 AET: Just a light drizzle now but still keeping the players off the field. We've lost about 5 overs at this stage.
16:15 AET: The rain is still falling at the MCG but once this rain passes, we shouldn't get any more for the remainder of the day, fingers crossed.
There's showers sweeping up from the south west and several around Melbourne, but they appear to be moving fairly quickly. Hopefully this one passes and we can get back out there. Large cover coming on.
16:01 AET: Rain stops play. It started drizzling at the start of the second over, then the drizzle was blown away only to return again. Blowing across the ground and coming down at a steady pace now. More than a drizzle.
Over 2.5: Siddle to Cowan, no run, pitched up outside off, in the channel, left alone as rain returns
Over 2.4: Siddle to Cowan, no run, pitched up in the corridor outside off, not quite the right line but it's left alone regardless
Over 2.3: Siddle to Cowan, no run, on a length now, defends from in front of off stump out to Maxwell at point
The rain appears to have stopped for now.
Over 2.2: Siddle to Cowan, no run, pitched up now, wide of off and no shot is offered
Over 2.1: Siddle to Cowan, two runs, just straying to leg as he gets back and clips it off his hip backward of square
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, another quick delivery, all wrist as he opens the face and defends it behind square on the off side. TAS 0/4 (Cowan 0, Cosgrove 4)
Over 1.5: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, hopping around in his crease now as he defends a short of a length ball to point
Over 1.4: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, fullish length delivery, that's a quick ball, forces him to defend very late
Over 1.3: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, quick delivery, on off stump, defends from the crease in front of point
Over 1.2: Pattinson to Cosgrove, FOUR, throws the bat at a full and wide one outside off, slashed over second slip and to the rope
Over 1.1: Pattinson to Cosgrove, no run, back of a length, he is forced back, defends to the right of Quiney at short leg
1st Over
Light rain falling again as James Pattinson has the ball at the Southern End.
Over 0.6: Siddle to Cowan, no run, back of a length now as he defends it from the crease with full face back to the bowler. TAS 0/0 (Cowan 0, Cosgrove 0)
Over 0.5: Siddle to Cowan, no run, concentrating just outside off as Cowan gets forward, defends with a straight bat
Over 0.4: Siddle to Cowan, no run, three slips, a gully and short leg as he fires on in towards off stump, nicely driven but a good save from Rogers at mid off
Over 0.3: Siddle to Cowan, no run, on a good length, defends it from the crease in front of his stumps back to the bowler
Over 0.2: Siddle to Cowan, no run, pitched up just outside off, he gets well forward and defends up towards mid off
15:49 AET: The covers are just coming off as the players return to the field. Very dark out there but play will resume. Peter Siddle will continue from the Members End with Ed Cowan to face, Mark Cosgrove at the non-striker's end.
TEA DAY THREE: Tasmanian Tigers 5/439 (Ponting 162*, Doolan 95, Hastings 2/58) & 0/0 vs Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers 320 (McDonald 64, Maxwell 51, Bird 4/73). A lead of 119 runs in their first innings.
And with the rain about the umpires have decided to take an early Tea. It was schedule to be taken at 15:41 AET while we made up the 11 overs lost last night.
15:21 AET: Rain stops play. A sudden shower passes by forcing the players off the field.
Over 0.1: Siddle to Cowan, no run, good length ball, defends it from the crease to the leg side
Other
15:33 Just the one delivery bowled by Siddle with Cowan and Cosgrove opening for the Tigers.

Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers: Rogers CJL, Rob Quiney, Cameron White (c), David Hussey, Andrew McDonald, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, John Hastings, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Clint McKay, Peter Handscomb (12th)

Tasmania Tigers: Ed Cowan, Mark Cosgrove, Alex Doolan, Ricky Ponting, George Bailey (c), Tim Paine (wk), James Faulkner, Luke Butterworth, Xavier Doherty, Jackson Bird, Adam Maher, Jason Krejza (12th)


Umpires: Reiffel, PR (AUS), Ward, JD (AUS)
Third Umpire:
Match Refree: Burns, DJ (AUS)

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