Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat won by 5 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

Hi and welcome to tonight's clash between the THunder and the Heat in Sydney. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action tonight.

Toss news: Sydney have won the toss and will bat first. The Thunder will be desperate to put a big score on the board and get their first win for the season. The Heat need to win if they are to have any chance of making the finals.

0.1

Hopes to Gayle, no run, short outside off, left alone

0.2

Hopes to Gayle, no run, length on off, half shout for LBW but an inside edge saves him

0.3

Hopes to Gayle, 1 run, soft hands down to cover and they take a dangerous single, very close

0.4

Hopes to Rogers, no run, length outside off, beats the edge

0.5

Hopes to Rogers, 1 wide, strays down leg

0.5

Hopes to Rogers, no run, played to gully

0.6

Hopes to Rogers, no run, length on off, hits the pads as he plays from the crease

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sydney Thunder 2/0
CJL Rogers    0* (3b)      JR Hopes    1-0-2-0
CH Gayle    1* (3b)     

1.1

Roach to Gayle, no run, length on off, defended to cover

1.2

Roach to Gayle, 1 wide, bouncer goes high and wide

1.2

Roach to Gayle, 1 wide, bouncer down leg again

1.2

Roach to Gayle, no run, length on off, nips away and beats the edge

1.3

Roach to Gayle, no run, left alone outside off

1.4

Roach to Gayle, 1 wide, strays down leg again

1.4

Roach to Gayle, no run, length on off, defended back to the bowler

1.5

Roach to Gayle, 1 run, nips back and catches the inside edge to square leg

1.6

Roach to Rogers, FOUR, outside edge flies through gully and wide of third man

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 10/0
CJL Rogers    4* (4b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-8-0
CH Gayle    2* (8b)      JR Hopes    1-0-2-0

2.1

Hopes to Gayle, no run

2.2

Hopes to Gayle, 1 leg bye, slower ball off the pads to square leg

2.3

Hopes to Rogers, 1 run, guided down to third man

2.4

Hopes to Gayle, 1 run, short outside off, mistimes the pull to mid wicket

2.5

Hopes to Rogers, no run, length on off, nips away and beats the edge

2.6

Hopes to Rogers, no run, advances down the wicket and tries to pull but gets done by the deviation and can't get it away

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 13/0
CJL Rogers    5* (7b 1x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-4-0
CH Gayle    3* (11b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-8-0

3.1

Roach to Gayle, 1 run, played from deep in the crease to square leg

3.2

Roach to Rogers, no run, length on leg, hits the thigh pad as he tries to work it away

3.3

Roach to Rogers, 1 run, mistimes the pull shot to mid wicket

3.4

Roach to Gayle, no run, slower ball completely beats Gayle and just misses off stump

3.5

Roach to Gayle, 1 run, backs away to free his arms and crunches it to mid off

3.6

Roach to Rogers, 1 leg bye, nips back and catches the arm, bouncing out to gully

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sydney Thunder 17/0
CJL Rogers    6* (10b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-11-0
CH Gayle    5* (14b)      JR Hopes    2-0-4-0

4.1

Cutting to Rogers, no run

4.2

Cutting to Rogers, no run, cut to gully

4.3

Cutting to Rogers, no run, backs away and tries to cut but doesn't connect

4.4

Cutting to Rogers, OUT, something had to give, and it was Chris Rogers, backing away and getting clean bowled as the stumps flash

CJL Rogers b Cutting 6 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

4.5

Cutting to Prior, no run

4.6

Cutting to Prior, no run, backs away and swings hard but can't connect again

End of over 5 (wicket maiden) Sydney Thunder 17/1
MJ Prior    0* (2b)      BCJ Cutting    1-1-0-1
CH Gayle    5* (14b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-11-0

5.1

Roach to Gayle, SIX, short outside off, rocks back and pulls it over long on, that's more like it

5.2

Roach to Gayle, no run, great comeback, beating the edge outside off

5.3

Roach to Gayle, 1 run

5.4

Roach to Prior, 1 run, worked to gully and they take a suicide run, Gayle would have been gone had it hit the stumps

5.5

Roach to Gayle, 1 run, worked through square leg

5.6

Roach to Prior, no run

End of over 6 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 26/1
MJ Prior    1* (4b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-20-0
CH Gayle    13* (18b 1x6)      BCJ Cutting    1-1-0-1

6.1

Cutting to Gayle, 1 run, worked through point

6.2

Cutting to Prior, no run, backs away and and an inside edge saves him from being bowled, very lucky

6.3

Cutting to Prior, no run, back of a length on leg, can't connect on the pull shot

6.4

Cutting to Prior, no run, worked to gully, thinks about a run but wisely dcides against it as Christian hits the stumps at the striker's end

6.5

Cutting to Prior, 1 leg bye, tries to pull but it hits him high on the thigh and they scurry through for a leg bye

6.6

Cutting to Gayle, 1 wide, bouncer goes way too high

6.6

Cutting to Gayle, 1 run, worked to fine leg

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sydney Thunder 30/1
CH Gayle    15* (20b 1x6)      BCJ Cutting    2-1-3-1
MJ Prior    1* (8b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-20-0

7.1

Hauritz to Gayle, 1 run, full and flighted outside off, drives through point

7.2

Hauritz to Prior, 1 run, worked to square leg

7.3

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, skids it through and defends back to the bowler

7.4

Hauritz to Gayle, SIX, steps forward and although he doesn't get it cleanly he gets enough to put it over cow corner, great power

7.5

Hauritz to Gayle, FOUR, dances down the wicket and gets an inside edge fine of short fine leg

7.6

Hauritz to Gayle, no run, defends back to the bowler

End of over 8 (12 runs) Sydney Thunder 42/1
CH Gayle    26* (25b 1x4 2x6)      NM Hauritz    1-0-12-0
MJ Prior    2* (9b)      BCJ Cutting    2-1-3-1

8.1

Perera to Prior, no run, slower ball worked to cover

8.2

Perera to Prior, 1 run, pulls across the line through square leg, a genuine slog

8.3

Perera to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball worked to short third man

8.4

Perera to Prior, 1 run, drives through point

8.5

Perera to Gayle, 1 run, mistimes the pull shot to deep mid wicket

8.6

Perera to Prior, SIX, wowee, what a shot! Steps across to the off side and flicks it high over fine leg, brilliant timing

End of over 9 (10 runs) Sydney Thunder 52/1
MJ Prior    11* (13b 1x6)      NLTC Perera    1-0-10-0
CH Gayle    28* (27b 1x4 2x6)      NM Hauritz    1-0-12-0

9.1

Christian to Gayle, OUT, slower ball half tracker, cuts it straight to gully, what a letdown!

CH Gayle c Forrest b Christian 28 (28b 1x4 2x6) SR: 100.00

9.2

Christian to Khawaja, no run, full and driven back to the bowler who fields sharply with one hand

9.3

Christian to Khawaja, 1 run, drives through cover

9.4

Christian to Prior, SIX, steps across and goes again, sweeping over fine leg, great shot

9.5

Christian to Prior, OUT, advances down and gets it high on the bat as he tries to go over mid off, Roach takes an easy catch

MJ Prior c Roach b Christian 17 (15b 0x4 2x6) SR: 113.33

9.6

Christian to Khawaja, 1 run, worked to point

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 60/3
UT Khawaja    2* (3b)      DT Christian    1-0-8-2
SA Abbott    0* (0b)      NLTC Perera    1-0-10-0

10.1

Cutting to Khawaja, 1 run

10.2

Cutting to Abbott, no run, backs away and drives to mid on

10.3

Cutting to Abbott, no run, short on off, tries to pull but can't connect

Doesn't need to swing like this so early, he's still got 10 overs to bat and they don't want to collapse for 100!

10.4

Cutting to Abbott, SIX, this time he does connect, backing away and going high over long on, didn't get it cleanly but straight down the ground here is one of the shortest boundaries in world cricket

10.5

Cutting to Abbott, 1 run, worked to point

10.6

Cutting to Khawaja, no run, driven to mid off

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 68/3
UT Khawaja    3* (5b)      BCJ Cutting    3-1-12-1
SA Abbott    7* (4b 1x6)      DT Christian    1-0-8-2

11.1

Christian to Abbott, no run, nice slower ball, Abbott thinks about the big shot but changes his mind

11.2

Christian to Abbott, 1 run, worked to short fine leg for a quick single

11.3

Christian to Khawaja, 2 runs, drives through cover and they run well for two

11.4

Christian to Khawaja, 1 run, worked to long on

11.5

Christian to Abbott, 1 run, slower ball slogged to long off

11.6

Christian to Khawaja, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 73/3
UT Khawaja    6* (8b)      DT Christian    2-0-13-2
SA Abbott    9* (7b 1x6)      BCJ Cutting    3-1-12-1

12.1

Hopes to Abbott, 1 run, slower ball hoiked out to deep square leg

12.2

Hopes to Khawaja, 1 run, slower ball flicked to short mid wicket where Cutting makes a poor misfield

12.3

Hopes to Abbott, 1 run, bottom edges a pull shot down into the ground and out to point

12.4

Hopes to Khawaja, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg where Pomersbach fields and hits the stumps, home safely

12.5

Hopes to Abbott, OUT, slower ball completely undoes Abbott who gets a top edge straight up in the air to cover, easy catch

SA Abbott c Cutting b Hopes 11 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

12.6

Hopes to Khawaja, no run, driven to cover

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sydney Thunder 77/4
UT Khawaja    8* (11b)      JR Hopes    3-0-8-1
RGL Carters    0* (0b)      DT Christian    2-0-13-2

13.1

Hauritz to Carters, no run, worked to short mid wicket

13.2

Hauritz to Carters, no run, worked to short mid wicket again

Hauritz around the wicket here

13.3

Hauritz to Carters, 2 runs, down leg and helps it on its way, short fine leg gets a hand on it to save the boundary

13.4

Hauritz to Carters, 1 run, guided to short third man

13.5

Hauritz to Khawaja, no run, advances and pushes to cover

13.6

Hauritz to Khawaja, FOUR, reverse sweep past short third man, great shot

End of over 14 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 84/4
UT Khawaja    12* (13b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-19-0
RGL Carters    3* (4b)      JR Hopes    3-0-8-1

14.1

Perera to Carters, 1 run, short and wide, cut to point

14.2

Perera to Khawaja, FOUR, slower ball, steps right across to the off side and ramps it over the keeper's head

14.3

Perera to Khawaja, 1 run, pulled to deep square leg

14.4

Perera to Carters, 1 run, OUT, slower ball outside off, pulls to Hopes who drops a very tough chance, there was always two there but Carters is caught napping and it's an easy run out

RGL Carters run out 5 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

14.5

Perera to Keen, 1 run, short on leg, pulled in the air just short of fine leg

14.6

Perera to Khawaja, 1 run, worked to square leg

End of over 15 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 93/5
UT Khawaja    18* (16b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    2-0-19-0
SJC Keen    1* (1b)      NM Hauritz    2-0-19-0

15.1

Hauritz to Khawaja, 1 run

15.2

Hauritz to Keen, 1 run, inside edge into the pads and out to cover, sharp single and they only just make it home

15.3

Hauritz to Khawaja, 2 runs, flicked through square leg and they push hard to get back for two

15.4

Hauritz to Khawaja, 1 run, crunches it out to cover

15.5

Hauritz to Keen, no run, cut to cover

15.6

Hauritz to Keen, 2 runs, cut to cover and they get an overthrow after a bizarre throw

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 100/5
SJC Keen    4* (4b)      NM Hauritz    3-0-26-0
UT Khawaja    22* (19b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    2-0-19-0

16.1

Hopes to Khawaja, 1 run, pulled to deep mid wicket

16.2

Hopes to Keen, OUT, slower ball deceives him into the pads and down to the off side, Hopes swoops and hits the stumps at the striker's end, great fielding

UT Khawaja run out 23 (20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 115.00

16.3

Hopes to Coyte, 1 run

16.4

Hopes to Keen, no run

16.5

Hopes to Keen, FOUR, short and pulled down to fine leg, just beating the fielder

16.6

Hopes to Keen, 1 run, crunched to long off

End of over 17 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 107/6
SJC Keen    9* (8b 1x4)      JR Hopes    4-0-15-1
SJ Coyte    1* (1b)      NM Hauritz    3-0-26-0

17.1

Christian to Keen, OUT, steps across to the off side and tries to ramp sweep but gets clean bowled

SJC Keen b Christian 9 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.2

Christian to Tremain, 1 run, guided to third man

17.3

Christian to Coyte, FOUR, length outside off, guided wide of gully, poor delivery but good shot

17.4

Christian to Coyte, 1 run, guided to gully

17.5

Christian to Tremain, no run, slower ball beats the bat outside off

17.6

Christian to Tremain, OUT, slower ball deceives him, he gets a big stride in and gets wrapped on the pads, replays show it was going down leg

CP Tremain lbw b Christian 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 113/8
     DT Christian    3-0-19-4
SJ Coyte    6* (3b 1x4)      JR Hopes    4-0-15-1

18.1

Roach to Coyte, 1 run

18.2

Roach to Zampa, FOUR, short outside off, cuts over gully, nice shot

18.3

Roach to Zampa, no run, short again and this beats the bat

18.4

Roach to Zampa, no run, good length on off, defended back to the bowler

18.5

Roach to Zampa, 1 wide, short and it strays down leg

18.5

Roach to Zampa, no run, cuts back and cuts him in half, great nut

18.6

Roach to Zampa, no run, length on middle, edges through to the keeper but it drops short

End of over 19 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 119/8
A Zampa    4* (5b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    4-0-26-0
SJ Coyte    7* (4b 1x4)      DT Christian    3-0-19-4

19.1

Christian to Coyte, FOUR, slower ball full and wide of off, smashes it straight back down the ground

19.2

Christian to Coyte, 1 run, another slower ball worked to point

19.3

Christian to Zampa, 1 run, slower ball scooped through mid off

19.4

Christian to Coyte, OUT, slower ball short of a lenght and he pulls to deep mid wicket, Hauritz takes an easy catch to give Christian his fifth

SJ Coyte c Hauritz b Christian 12 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 171.42

19.5

Christian to Zampa, 1 run, driven to long off

19.6

Christian to Nannes, OUT, slower ball on off, beats the edge and they try for a single but Hartley is too quick, running Zampa out

A Zampa run out 6 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

There it is, the Thunder have limped to another low score, although on this two-paced pitch with a bit of movement, 126 may be defendable. Dan Christian did the damage with a PB of 5/26, including the wickets of Gayle and Prior.

Join me again shortly for the chase

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 126/9
DP Nannes    0* (1b)      DT Christian    4-0-26-5
     KAJ Roach    4-0-26-0
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Photos

Dec 28, 2012

Chris Lynn smashes one during his unbeaten half-century, Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat, Big Bash League, Sydney, December 28, 2012

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