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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Newlands, Cape Town,, Date - 16/10/2012, Toss won by - Yorkshire
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  • Sydney Sixers beat Yorkshire by 8 wickets
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Commentary (Sydney Sixers innings)

That's it from this match. Do switch over to the other tab for the second match of the day between Chennai and Highveld Lions which will start in some time.

Brad Haddin has been named the Man of the Match for his brisk 41 off 21 deliveries.

A comprehensive performance from Sydney Sixers to thrash Yorkshire by 8 wickets! Their bowlers led the way with an astounding bowling performance which restricted Yorkshire to a paltry total. Chasing the total, they lost Watson early but Lumb and Haddin played positively and went on a rampage to finish the match inside 9 overs. The Yorkshire bowlers could do nothing but just watch the counterattack at the other end and at the blink of an eye the total was chased down!

8.5 A Rafiq to M Lumb, FOUR! That's it! Sydney win by eight wickets! Effortless! Fullish outside off, Lumb dances down the track and lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 98/2

8.4 A Rafiq to M Lumb, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish on off, Lumb gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 94/2

8.3 A Rafiq to D Thornely, Chips down the track, drills it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 90/2

8.2 A Rafiq to D Thornely, Goes back and helps it back to the bowler. 89/2

Dominic Thornely is the new batsman.

8.1 A Rafiq to B Haddin, OUT! Haddin's cameo comes to an end! Length delivery on the pads, Haddin flicks it to deep square leg where Lyth slides to his right and takes a smart catch. 89/2

7.6 A Rashid to M Lumb, FOUR! Thumped! Dances down the track and swipes it over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary. 89/1

7.5 A Rashid to B Haddin, Pushes it to mid on for a single. 85/1

7.4 A Rashid to B Haddin, Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm, Haddin leaves it alone. 84/1

7.3 A Rashid to M Lumb, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 84/1

7.2 A Rashid to M Lumb, Chips it over mid on and takes a couple. 83/1

7.1 A Rashid to M Lumb, Down the track, yorks himself, the ball trickles back to the bowler. 81/1

Adil Rashid brought in now

6.6 A Rafiq to B Haddin, FOUR! Powerfully done! Cuts this short one through point for a cracking boundary. 81/1

6.5 A Rafiq to B Haddin, FOUR! Full on middle, poor ball there, Haddin lifts it over mid off for a comfortable boundary. 77/1

6.4 A Rafiq to B Haddin, Short of a length, pats it straight back to the bowler. 73/1

6.3 A Rafiq to M Lumb, Edged! Just outside off, the ball takes the edge, short third man makes the chase and stops it after a good dive. Three taken. 73/1

6.2 A Rafiq to B Haddin, Full on off, driven to covers for one. 70/1

6.1 A Rafiq to B Haddin, Full and the batsman comes forward and defends. 69/1

Azeem Rafiq comes in to bowl now.

5.6 S Patterson to M Lumb, Length ball outside off, Lumb steers it straight to backward point, no run available. End of a good Powerplay for Sixers. 69/1

5.5 S Patterson to M Lumb, On the off stump again, Lumb punches it through the covers for an easy two. 69/1

5.4 S Patterson to B Haddin, On a length on off, Lumb punches it to the covers for one. 67/1

5.3 S Patterson to M Lumb, Struck on the pads to this angling in delivery, they run a leg bye. 66/1

5.2 S Patterson to B Haddin, Full on off, Haddin goes for a slash but gets an outside edge, the ball goes between short third man and point, the fielder pulls it back in time and the batsmen run three. 65/1

5.1 S Patterson to B Haddin, Straight ball by Patterson, defended back. 62/1

Change of ends for Patterson.

4.6 M Ashraf to M Lumb, No run again. Good ball, driven back to the bowler. 62/1

4.5 M Ashraf to M Lumb, A dot ball finally, defends it sensibly 62/1

50 stand comes up between Lumb and Haddin.

4.4 M Ashraf to M Lumb, On the legs this time, Lumb hits it to deep mid-wicket for two. 62/1

4.3 M Ashraf to M Lumb, FOUR! Three in three! Full again, smacked straight back, straighter than the previous one. Wow! 60/1

4.2 M Ashraf to M Lumb, FOUR! Clean strike! Full on middle, Lumb smashes this past a diving mid on to the straight boundary. 56/1

4.1 M Ashraf to M Lumb, FOUR! Lucky! Full on off, Lumb tries his luck now, edges it over the slips for four. 52/1

Moin Ashraf comes into the attack.

3.6 R Sidebottom to M Lumb, On middle and Lumb tries to drive but gets an inside edge, the ball gors to the deep square fielder for one. 48/1

3.5 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, On the legs this time, enough with the off side slamming, Haddin nudges it to square leg for one. 47/1

3.4 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Nothing lucky about this one! Cleanly struck through the covers all along the ground to this full length ball. 46/1

3.3 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, Full on off, Haddin is trying his luck here, tries to smash it straight back but manages to slice it over the covers for a couple. 42/1

3.2 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Lucky! Gives it his all to this ball on off, the ball takes the edge and flies over the slips for another four. 40/1

3.1 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Cracked through covers! Lenght ball on off, Haddin smacks it on the rise through the covers for a boundary. 36/1

2.6 S Patterson to M Lumb, Length on the pads, Lumb pats it to mid-wicket, no chance for a run there. 32/1

2.6 S Patterson to M Lumb, WIDE! Wayward this time! Drags the ball down the leg side, umpire calls wide. 32/1

2.5 S Patterson to M Lumb, Good response from Patterson. Rises sharply after pitching, Lumb defends it off his back foot. 31/1

2.4 S Patterson to M Lumb, FOUR! Short on middle and leg, Lumb advances down the track and pulls it away over mid-wicket to the fence. 31/1

2.3 S Patterson to M Lumb, Angling across Lumb this time, he lets it go to the keeper. 27/1

2.2 S Patterson to M Lumb, Good ball this time, on a length on off, Lumb gently pats it to the off side. 27/1

2.1 S Patterson to M Lumb, Full on the pads first up, Lumb smacks this through mid on for four. 27/1

Patterson into the attack.

1.6 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Angling in this time, Haddin glances it to the fine leg boundary for an easy four. FOUR. 23/1

1.5 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, Well fielded! Angling across Haddin who tries a repeat of the last ball, the point fielder dives and plucks the ball, avoiding it from going to the fence. 19/1

1.4 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Thwack! Crashes this full length delivery through the covers for another strong hit to the fence. 19/1

1.3 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Full on off, Haddin smashes this straight back over the umpire for a powerpacked boundary. 15/1

1.2 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, Good length ball, left alone outside off. 11/1

Brad Haddin is promoted up the order.

1.1 R Sidebottom to S Watson, OUT! Watson's gone! Short ball on middle. Sidebottom entices the pull out from Watson, who obliges and hits it flat and in the air. The fielder at deep square, Root is placed perfectly and pouches it comfortably. 11/1

Ryan Sidebottom to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Joe Root to M Lumb, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. A good start for Sydney! 11/0

0.5 Joe Root to S Watson, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11/0

0.4 Joe Root to S Watson, FOUR! Good placement! Length delivery on middle, Watson gets down on one knee and sweeps it past square leg for a boundary. 10/0

0.3 Joe Root to S Watson, SIX! Clobbered! A long hop outside off, Watson rocks back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 6/0

0.2 Joe Root to S Watson, Quicker and flatter outside off, defended into the ground by Watson. 0/0

0.1 Joe Root to S Watson, Length delivery on middle, tucked away to the leg side. 0/0

Commentary (Yorkshire innings)

A brilliant performance from Sydney to restrict Yorkshire to 96/9! Starc and Hazlewood led the way at the start and removed the openers. Root looked good for his 25 but couldn't carry on. Cummins and Watson did the damage in the middle overs as Yorkshire couldn't gain any momentum and managed to put up a paltry total. Starc bowled brilliantly at the death and ended up with splendid figures of 3/22. Yorkshire could manage just 20/6 in the last 5 overs! It should be an easy chase for Sydney, join us in a while for their reply.

19.6 M Starc to S Patterson, OUT! Castled! Starc finishes with 3/22 and Yorkshire don't even cross the 100 mark! Fullish delivery outside off, nips away a tad, Patterson is late to get his bat down and the ball sneaks through to rattle the timber. 96/9

19.5 M Starc to R Sidebottom, Fullish outside off, sliced away to deep point. A chance for the second but Sidebottom slips. 96/8

19.4 M Starc to S Patterson, Ouch! Bouncer on middle, Patterson looks to fend it away but misses and gets hit on the chest. They run through for a leg bye. 95/8

19.3 M Starc to S Patterson, Gives himself room and cuts it to point where a misfield allows them to complete two. 94/8

Steven Patterson is the new batsman.

19.2 M Starc to A Rafiq, OUT! Hazlewood pouches a brilliant catch! Starc comes from round the wicket and delivers it a tad short on off, Rafiq guides it uppishly to third man where Hazlewood dives forward and takes a rollicking catch. 92/8

19.1 M Starc to R Sidebottom, Heaves it away to fine leg for a single. 92/7

Starc to bowl the final over.

18.6 Pat Cummins to R Sidebottom, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off for a run. The fielder knocks down the stumps at the striker's end but they don't take a second on the ricochet. 91/7

18.5 Pat Cummins to R Sidebottom, Some chin music straight away! Delivers a bouncer on middle, Sidebottom ducks under it. 90/7

Ryan Sidebottom is the new batsman.

18.4 Pat Cummins to G Ballance, OUT! Terrific stuff from Cummins! Good length delivery outside off, Ballance again goes for a heave but is late and gets an outside edge to the keeper who pouches it safely. 90/7

18.3 Pat Cummins to G Ballance, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside the leg stump, Ballance goes for a heave but misses and it whizzes past the leg stump. 90/6

18.2 Pat Cummins to G Ballance, Comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 90/6

18.2 Pat Cummins to G Ballance, WIDE! This time the umpire signals a wide! Good length delivery outside off, Ballance slashes and misses. 90/6

18.1 Pat Cummins to G Ballance, Play and a miss! Darts it well wide of the off stump, Balance chases it but misses. 89/6

17.6 S Watson to G Ballance, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 89/6

Azeem Rafiq is the new batsman.

17.5 S Watson to Dan Hodgson, OUT! This time he doesn't connect well and has to depart! Length delivery outside off, Hodgson goes for a loft but mistimes it straight into the air. Smith runs forward and pouches it safely. 88/6

17.4 S Watson to Dan Hodgson, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Length delivery outside off, Hodgson lofts it over extra cover for a well placed boundary. 88/5

17.3 S Watson to G Ballance, Length delivery outside off, Ballance heaves it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a single. 84/5

17.2 S Watson to G Ballance, Play and a miss! Very full outside off, Ballance fails to slice it away. 83/5

17.1 S Watson to Dan Hodgson, Stays in his crease and lofts it over covers for a single. 83/5

16.6 Pat Cummins to Dan Hodgson, Punches it to wide of long off and takes a single. 82/5

16.5 Pat Cummins to Dan Hodgson, Full on off, drives it to extra cover, no run again. 81/5

16.4 Pat Cummins to Dan Hodgson, Drives it straight to mid off for no run. 81/5

16.3 Pat Cummins to G Ballance, Ballance goes for it this time, lofts it over cover, the ball just falls short of deep cover, they run one. 81/5

16.2 Pat Cummins to Dan Hodgson, Punches it to the off side for a single. 80/5

Dan Hodgson comes in to bat.

16.1 Pat Cummins to A Rashid, OUT! Length ball just outside off, Rashid tries to smack it through covers but manages to edge it through to the keeper. He doesn't perform this time. 79/5

Cummins back on.

15.6 S Watson to A Rashid, Quick single, risky, the fielder has a shy at the stumps. The umpire goes upstairs to the appeal. Rashid is in though. 79/4

Adil Rashid comes in next.

15.5 S Watson to A Lyth, OUT! Very full outside off, tries to slice it, the ball takes the toe end of the bat and goes straight to point who pouches it comfortably.. 78/4

15.4 S Watson to G Ballance, Pushes it to cover and takes a single here. 78/3

15.3 S Watson to G Ballance, Slower one this time on off, the batsman is foxed as he tries to hit the ball hard and misses. 77/3

15.2 S Watson to A Lyth, Backs away and tries to hit this inside out, gets an outside edge, ball goes to third man for one. 77/3

15.1 S Watson to A Lyth, Good length delivery, nips away after pitching, Lyth is beaten as he tries to defend. 76/3

Watson back on.

14.6 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Full tosss outside off, slashes it but with a thick outside edge, the fielder does well in the deep to save three runs and keeps it to just one. 76/3

14.5 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Drives this ball past point for an easy two. 75/3

14.4 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Comes forward and hits it straight to the bowler. 73/3

14.3 J Hazlewood to G Ballance, Pushes this one to deep mid-wicket for one. 73/3

14.2 J Hazlewood to G Ballance, Goes back to this length ball and punches it to deep short mid-wicket. 72/3

14.1 J Hazlewood to G Ballance, Length ball outside off, beaten convincingly. 72/3

Hazlewood back on.

13.6 S O'Keefe to G Ballance, Hits this length ball to mid on for one. 72/3

13.5 S O'Keefe to G Ballance, Comes forwards and pats it straight back to the bowler. 71/3

13.4 S O'Keefe to A Lyth, Struck to mid on gently and they run for a single. 71/3

13.3 S O'Keefe to A Lyth, FOUR! Well swept! On middle, Lyth sweeps it past short fine to the fence. 70/3

13.2 S O'Keefe to G Ballance, On the pads, flicks it to leg side for one. 66/3

13.1 S O'Keefe to A Lyth, Drives it to deep point for a single. 65/3

Stephen O'keefe comes into the attack.

12.6 M Henriques to A Lyth, Back of a length on off, Lyth punches it for a single through the covers. 64/3

12.5 M Henriques to G Ballance, Full length on the pads, Ballance is off the mark with a flick to aquare leg for one. 63/3

Gary Ballance walks in now.

12.4 M Henriques to Joe Root, OUT! Bowled 'em! 137 kph, Good length delivery on off stump, keeps a touch low too. Root goes for a pull but is done in by the low bounce and is castled. 62/3

12.3 M Henriques to A Lyth, On the off stump, Lyth hits it to mid on for a single. 62/2

12.2 M Henriques to Joe Root, Missed RUN OUT! on the legs, played to mid-wicket, the batsmen go for a risky single and the fielder misses the shy at the non-striker's end. 61/2

12.1 M Henriques to A Lyth, Slower delivery on off, Lyth heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 60/2

11.6 S Watson to Joe Root, SIX! Hammered! back of a length delivery outside off, Root rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a thumping maximum. 59/2

11.5 S Watson to A Lyth, Again short outside off, pulled to deep square leg for a single. 53/2

11.4 S Watson to Joe Root, A tad short outside off, Root mistimes his pull to mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. 52/2

11.3 S Watson to Joe Root, Very full outside off, Root digs it out back to the bowler. 51/2

11.2 S Watson to Joe Root, Leading edge but safe! Length delivery on off, Root looks to flick but gets a leading edge uppishly over point for a couple. 50 up for Yorkshire! 51/2

11.1 S Watson to A Lyth, Rocks back and heaves it powerfully to deep mid-wicket for a single. 49/2

10.6 M Henriques to Joe Root, Root backs away and dances down the track, Henriques drifts it wide. Root misses his slash. 48/2

10.5 M Henriques to Joe Root, Short of a length delivery outside off, Root goes for a pull but misses. 48/2

10.4 M Henriques to Joe Root, FOUR! Lucky! Good length delivery outside off, Root tries to heave it across the line but gets a top edge over third man for a streaky boundary. 48/2

10.3 M Henriques to A Lyth, Turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 44/2

10.2 M Henriques to A Lyth, Goes for a wild swing across the line but misses. 43/2

10.1 M Henriques to A Lyth, Length delivery outside off, hoicked to mid on. 43/2

Henriques into the attack.

9.6 S Watson to A Lyth, Stays back and punches it through covers for a single. 43/2

9.5 S Watson to A Lyth, A tad wide outside off, Lyth chases it and misses. 42/2

9.4 S Watson to Joe Root, Clips it to the leg side for a single. 42/2

9.3 S Watson to Joe Root, FOUR! Backs away and lifts it over cover for a handsome boundary. 41/2

9.2 S Watson to Joe Root, Short outside off, Root tries to pull and misses. 37/2

9.1 S Watson to Joe Root, Gets on to his back foot to this length delivery and pushes it to mid on. 37/2

That's it from this match. Do switch over to the other tab for the second match of the day between Chennai and Highveld Lions which will start in some time.

Brad Haddin has been named the Man of the Match for his brisk 41 off 21 deliveries.

A comprehensive performance from Sydney Sixers to thrash Yorkshire by 8 wickets! Their bowlers led the way with an astounding bowling performance which restricted Yorkshire to a paltry total. Chasing the total, they lost Watson early but Lumb and Haddin played positively and went on a rampage to finish the match inside 9 overs. The Yorkshire bowlers could do nothing but just watch the counterattack at the other end and at the blink of an eye the total was chased down!

8.5 A Rafiq to M Lumb, FOUR! That's it! Sydney win by eight wickets! Effortless! Fullish outside off, Lumb dances down the track and lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 98/2

8.4 A Rafiq to M Lumb, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish on off, Lumb gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 94/2

8.3 A Rafiq to D Thornely, Chips down the track, drills it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 90/2

8.2 A Rafiq to D Thornely, Goes back and helps it back to the bowler. 89/2

Dominic Thornely is the new batsman.

8.1 A Rafiq to B Haddin, OUT! Haddin's cameo comes to an end! Length delivery on the pads, Haddin flicks it to deep square leg where Lyth slides to his right and takes a smart catch. 89/2

Watson to roll his arm over.

8.6 M Starc to A Lyth, Length ball on leg, goes for a flick but misses it and is hit on the pads. 37/2

8.5 M Starc to A Lyth, Yorker on middle at 141 kph, dug out well by Lyth. 37/2

8.4 M Starc to Joe Root, On leg this time, Root flicks it for one. 37/2

8.3 M Starc to Joe Root, Root pushes this length ball towards point, no run taken. 36/2

8.2 M Starc to Joe Root, FOUR! Smashed! This one was short and asking to be hit, Root responds with a thumping heave over mid-wicket for a lovely boundary. 36/2

8.1 M Starc to Joe Root, Outside off and Root tries to heave it over the covers, but in vain, misses it. 32/2

The players are out in the middle and we are all set for play to begin. Stephen O'Keefe to begin the proceedings. Interesting. Andrew Gale and Phil Jaques are the openers. Gale to face. Here we go!

PITCH REPORT - There is some grass covering on the surface but not much. It should not have any effect as far as the batting is concerned. The ball should fly across the turf and the batsmen will have their work cut out. But a good track to bat upon.

TOSS - Sydney Sixers captain Brad Haddin spins the coin and Andrew Gale gets his call right. Yorkshire ELECT TO BAT. They go in unchanged. The Sixers would have batted too had they won the toss. They have made one change, Dominic Thornely is in for Nic Maddinson.

WEATHER - It is a bright and sunny afternoon in Newlands, Capetown. Hopefully, it stays that way.

The Sydney Sixers have started off on a positive note having defeated mighty Chennai in their opening tie. Yorkshire, on the other hand, will be playing their first match of the main draw. They qualified with two thumping wins, against Uva Next and Trinidad and Tobago. They would be looking to continue their winning momentum. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the Group B encounter of the Champions League T20 between Sydney Sixers and Yorkshire at Cape Town.

7.6 A Rashid to M Lumb, FOUR! Thumped! Dances down the track and swipes it over mid-wicket for a cracking boundary. 89/1

7.5 A Rashid to B Haddin, Pushes it to mid on for a single. 85/1

7.4 A Rashid to B Haddin, Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm, Haddin leaves it alone. 84/1

7.3 A Rashid to M Lumb, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 84/1

7.2 A Rashid to M Lumb, Chips it over mid on and takes a couple. 83/1

7.1 A Rashid to M Lumb, Down the track, yorks himself, the ball trickles back to the bowler. 81/1

7.6 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Lyth lets this good length ball go straight to the keeper this time. 32/2

7.5 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Root goes for a flick but misses this length delivery and got struck on the pads. 32/2

7.4 J Hazlewood to Joe Root, Good ball, tails back in. Root flicks it to mid-wicket for one. 32/2

7.3 J Hazlewood to Joe Root, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 31/2

7.2 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Back of a length on middle, Lyth tries to flick, the ball takes the leading edge and the ball flies down to third man, they run through for one. 31/2

7.1 J Hazlewood to A Lyth, Good length delivery outside off, Lyth feels for it and is beaten. 30/2

Adil Rashid brought in now

6.6 A Rafiq to B Haddin, FOUR! Powerfully done! Cuts this short one through point for a cracking boundary. 81/1

6.5 A Rafiq to B Haddin, FOUR! Full on middle, poor ball there, Haddin lifts it over mid off for a comfortable boundary. 77/1

6.4 A Rafiq to B Haddin, Short of a length, pats it straight back to the bowler. 73/1

6.3 A Rafiq to M Lumb, Edged! Just outside off, the ball takes the edge, short third man makes the chase and stops it after a good dive. Three taken. 73/1

6.2 A Rafiq to B Haddin, Full on off, driven to covers for one. 70/1

6.1 A Rafiq to B Haddin, Full and the batsman comes forward and defends. 69/1

6.6 M Starc to Joe Root, Beaten! Angling across off, Root tries to drive it and misses. 30/2

6.5 M Starc to Joe Root, The batsman comes forward and defends this straight ball. 30/2

6.4 M Starc to Joe Root, The ball is on middle, takes the inside edge and goes away to mid-wicket. 30/2

6.3 M Starc to Joe Root, Full delivery outside off, dug out safely by Root 30/2

Adam Lyth is next in.

6.2 M Starc to P Jaques, OUT! Short ball on middle and leg, Jaques goes for a mighty pull but gets a top edge to deep square leg. The ball is in the air for a bit and Thornely pouches it safely 30/2

6.1 M Starc to P Jaques, Comes gently forward and pushes it to mid on. 30/1

Azeem Rafiq comes in to bowl now.

5.6 S Patterson to M Lumb, Length ball outside off, Lumb steers it straight to backward point, no run available. End of a good Powerplay for Sixers. 69/1

5.5 S Patterson to M Lumb, On the off stump again, Lumb punches it through the covers for an easy two. 69/1

5.4 S Patterson to B Haddin, On a length on off, Lumb punches it to the covers for one. 67/1

5.3 S Patterson to M Lumb, Struck on the pads to this angling in delivery, they run a leg bye. 66/1

5.2 S Patterson to B Haddin, Full on off, Haddin goes for a slash but gets an outside edge, the ball goes between short third man and point, the fielder pulls it back in time and the batsmen run three. 65/1

5.1 S Patterson to B Haddin, Straight ball by Patterson, defended back. 62/1

Starc back on

5.6 J Hazlewood to Joe Root, Good length delivery outside off, Root pokes at it and is beaten. 30/1

Joe Root walks in now.

5.5 J Hazlewood to A Gale, OUT! Castled! Shuffles across to this straight and full delivery. Misses it and the ball strikes the leg stump as Gale goes far too across to flick it to the leg side. 30/1

5.4 J Hazlewood to A Gale, Banged in short outside off, Gale tries to cut but misses the ball by a bit. 30/0

5.3 J Hazlewood to P Jaques, Short on the legs this time, pulled away for one. 30/0

5.2 J Hazlewood to P Jaques, Full on the pads, tries to nudge it to leg, the ball strikes the pad. 29/0

5.1 J Hazlewood to P Jaques, Full and down the leg side, Jaques gives this the full swing but misses and is hit on the pads. 29/0

Change of ends for Patterson.

4.6 M Ashraf to M Lumb, No run again. Good ball, driven back to the bowler. 62/1

4.5 M Ashraf to M Lumb, A dot ball finally, defends it sensibly 62/1

50 stand comes up between Lumb and Haddin.

4.4 M Ashraf to M Lumb, On the legs this time, Lumb hits it to deep mid-wicket for two. 62/1

4.3 M Ashraf to M Lumb, FOUR! Three in three! Full again, smacked straight back, straighter than the previous one. Wow! 60/1

4.2 M Ashraf to M Lumb, FOUR! Clean strike! Full on middle, Lumb smashes this past a diving mid on to the straight boundary. 56/1

4.1 M Ashraf to M Lumb, FOUR! Lucky! Full on off, Lumb tries his luck now, edges it over the slips for four. 52/1

4.6 Pat Cummins to A Gale, Very full on off, Gale slices it straight to covers. 29/0

4.5 Pat Cummins to P Jaques, Very full outside off, Jaques slices it to third man for a single. 29/0

4.4 Pat Cummins to A Gale, Length delivery outside off, Gale dances down the track for a slash but ends up bottom edging it to the off side for a single. 28/0

4.3 Pat Cummins to A Gale, Shuffles across and flicks ti straight to mid on. 27/0

4.2 Pat Cummins to A Gale, Good stuff from Cummins! Gale gives himself room, Cummins follows him with a yorker. Gale does well to dig it at the last moment. 27/0

4.1 Pat Cummins to P Jaques, A tad short outside off, Jaques pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 27/0

Moin Ashraf comes into the attack.

3.6 R Sidebottom to M Lumb, On middle and Lumb tries to drive but gets an inside edge, the ball gors to the deep square fielder for one. 48/1

3.5 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, On the legs this time, enough with the off side slamming, Haddin nudges it to square leg for one. 47/1

3.4 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Nothing lucky about this one! Cleanly struck through the covers all along the ground to this full length ball. 46/1

3.3 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, Full on off, Haddin is trying his luck here, tries to smash it straight back but manages to slice it over the covers for a couple. 42/1

3.2 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Lucky! Gives it his all to this ball on off, the ball takes the edge and flies over the slips for another four. 40/1

3.1 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Cracked through covers! Lenght ball on off, Haddin smacks it on the rise through the covers for a boundary. 36/1

3.6 J Hazlewood to A Gale, Comes forward and prods it into the ground to end the over. 26/0

3.5 J Hazlewood to A Gale, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Gale again has a slash at it and misses. 26/0

3.4 J Hazlewood to A Gale, Gives himself room, Hazlewood follows him, Gale drives it cover. 26/0

3.3 J Hazlewood to P Jaques, In the air but safe! A tad short on middle, Jaques goes for a pull but ends up miscuing it to the vacant mid-wicket region for a single. 26/0

3.2 J Hazlewood to P Jaques, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Jaques rocks back for a cut but misses. 25/0

3.1 J Hazlewood to A Gale, Stays back and pats it awkwardly to the off side for a single. 25/0

2.6 S Patterson to M Lumb, Length on the pads, Lumb pats it to mid-wicket, no chance for a run there. 32/1

2.6 S Patterson to M Lumb, WIDE! Wayward this time! Drags the ball down the leg side, umpire calls wide. 32/1

2.5 S Patterson to M Lumb, Good response from Patterson. Rises sharply after pitching, Lumb defends it off his back foot. 31/1

2.4 S Patterson to M Lumb, FOUR! Short on middle and leg, Lumb advances down the track and pulls it away over mid-wicket to the fence. 31/1

2.3 S Patterson to M Lumb, Angling across Lumb this time, he lets it go to the keeper. 27/1

2.2 S Patterson to M Lumb, Good ball this time, on a length on off, Lumb gently pats it to the off side. 27/1

2.1 S Patterson to M Lumb, Full on the pads first up, Lumb smacks this through mid on for four. 27/1

Josh Hazlewood into the attack now.

2.6 Pat Cummins to P Jaques, A tad short on the leg stump, Jaques goes for a pull but misses. The ball hits his thigh pads and pops near the stumps. He takes evasive action to make sure that it doesn't roll on to the stumps. 24/0

2.5 Pat Cummins to P Jaques, Length delivery outside off, Jaques comes forward and defends it to covers. 24/0

2.4 Pat Cummins to P Jaques, FOUR! Brilliant placement again, making the full use of the fielder inside the circle! Fullish on the pads, Jaques just flicks it past short fine leg for a boundary. 24/0

2.3 Pat Cummins to A Gale, Chips down the track, gives himself room. Cummins follows him and Gale guides it uppishly to third man for a single. 20/0

2.2 Pat Cummins to A Gale, Good length delivery outside off, Gale stays back and defends it into the ground. 19/0

2.1 Pat Cummins to A Gale, A tad short outside off, Gale goes for a pull but ends up inside edging it onto his pads. 19/0

Patterson into the attack.

1.6 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Angling in this time, Haddin glances it to the fine leg boundary for an easy four. FOUR. 23/1

1.5 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, Well fielded! Angling across Haddin who tries a repeat of the last ball, the point fielder dives and plucks the ball, avoiding it from going to the fence. 19/1

1.4 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Thwack! Crashes this full length delivery through the covers for another strong hit to the fence. 19/1

1.3 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, FOUR! Full on off, Haddin smashes this straight back over the umpire for a powerpacked boundary. 15/1

1.2 R Sidebottom to B Haddin, Good length ball, left alone outside off. 11/1

Brad Haddin is promoted up the order.

1.1 R Sidebottom to S Watson, OUT! Watson's gone! Short ball on middle. Sidebottom entices the pull out from Watson, who obliges and hits it flat and in the air. The fielder at deep square, Root is placed perfectly and pouches it comfortably. 11/1

Some express pace on offer now.

Pat Cummins into the attack now.

1.6 M Starc to P Jaques, FOUR! Poor delivery and punished! Fullish delivery on the pads, Jaques just nudges it past short fine leg for a boundary. 19/0

1.5 M Starc to P Jaques, FOUR! Brilliant timing! Good length delivery outside off, Jaques rocks back and punches it past covers, the fielder gives it a chase, dives forward but the ball wins the race. 15/0

1.4 M Starc to P Jaques, Good length delivery outside off, Jaques stays back and defends. 11/0

1.3 M Starc to P Jaques, Stays back and pats it to point. 11/0

1.2 M Starc to P Jaques, FOUR! Not well timed but still the ball wins the race! Low full toss on middle, Jaques flicks it past mid-wicket for a boundary. 11/0

1.2 M Starc to P Jaques, WIDE! Drifts it well down the leg side. Jaques leaves it alone. 7/0

1.1 M Starc to P Jaques, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Good length delivery on middle, nips away after landing. Jaques is squared up and misses his defense. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Probably the height saved him there! 6/0

Ryan Sidebottom to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Joe Root to M Lumb, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. A good start for Sydney! 11/0

0.5 Joe Root to S Watson, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11/0

0.4 Joe Root to S Watson, FOUR! Good placement! Length delivery on middle, Watson gets down on one knee and sweeps it past square leg for a boundary. 10/0

0.3 Joe Root to S Watson, SIX! Clobbered! A long hop outside off, Watson rocks back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 6/0

0.2 Joe Root to S Watson, Quicker and flatter outside off, defended into the ground by Watson. 0/0

0.1 Joe Root to S Watson, Length delivery on middle, tucked away to the leg side. 0/0

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.

0.6 S O'Keefe to A Gale, FOUR! Gets it through this time! Flighted outside off, Gale comes down the track and drives it through the covers. No stopping it. 6/0

0.5 S O'Keefe to A Gale, This time he goes back in his crease to defend. 2/0

0.4 S O'Keefe to A Gale, Brilliant fielding! Flighted outside off, 95 kph, Gale comes down the track and drives it hard through the covers but Steven Smith at short extra cover dives full length to his right and stops the ball, Excellent commitment. 2/0

0.3 S O'Keefe to P Jaques, Short again, plenty of time for Jaques to go back and work the ball wide of mid-wicket for a run again. 2/0

0.2 S O'Keefe to A Gale, Goes back and works it wide of mid-wicket this time for a single. 1/0

0.1 S O'Keefe to A Gale, Landed outside off, pushed towards short mid-wicket. 0/0