KFC BIG BASH, WHAT A HIT!
Domestic Cricket in Australia has witnessed a cult following in the last week or so. Why one must ask? The KFC Big Bash Twenty 20 competition has brought crowds never before seen at domestic cricket fixtures. It has not dissapointed the large crowds that have flocked through the gates. The Big Bash have allowed teams to lure big name imports such as Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Ross Taylor and DJ Bravo. This is great for Australian Cricket!
Some of the highlights from the first six games are:
- Chris Gayle's innings in his first appearance for the Retravision Warriors(WA). He was amazing with the bat. He had 40 runs off 16 balls before retiring hurt to what looked like a rib injury. He absolutely smashed everything that came to him, it looked so easy for him. The crowd was so dissapointed when he retired but he came back on when the game was in doubt. Very courageous and showed he was in Australia to win not for a holiday, however he could not help his side to victory.
- What a thriller the Blues vs Victorian Bushrangers match at the MCG turned out to be. Warner continued his fine form with 40 runs off 20 balls giving the Blues a great start building a healthy 60 run partnership with Phil Jacques whom replaced Phil Hughes who got a late call up to the Aussie Test Team. The Blues gave the Vics a total of 179 to chase down. An opening partnership of 69 by Brad Hodge and Matthew Wade gave the Vics the upper edge early. But with quick wickets taken by the Blues the tide had turned their way. In came David Hussey who smashed 38 runs off 16 balls to put the game in the balance. Victorian import Dwayne Bravo stepped up and led the Vics to an astonishing victory. The crowd of 26000 were certainly treated to something special. There were brilliant catches taken by the Smith boys from the Blues, both of them took remarkable catches on the boundary.