Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the Sydney Derby in the Big Bash League. Toss has been won by Sydney Thunder and they are batting.

At a stage in the tournament where all the teams have five games each, the Sydney teams figure at the bottom of the table. Consolation for Sydney Sixers is that they have won a game and Sydney Thunder need to find a win from somewhere to get some points

0.1

Lee to Gayle, 1 wide, begins with a wide down the leg side

0.1

Lee to Gayle, no run, good length ball on the leg stump. Gayle defends it to the leg side

0.2

Lee to Gayle, 1 run, off the outside edge to third-man for a single

0.3

Lee to Rogers, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Rogers looks to defend it to the off side and gets an inside edge. Rogers is searching for the ball and doesn't take a single

0.4

Lee to Rogers, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Rogers looks to cut and is beaten

0.5

Lee to Rogers, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

0.6

Lee to Gayle, no run, looks to cut a steepler and is beaten

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 3/0
CH Gayle    1* (3b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0
CJL Rogers    1* (3b)     

1.1

Lalor to Rogers, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Rogers cuts it to deep point for a single

1.2

Lalor to Gayle, no run, outside the off stump. Gayle smashes it back to the bowler. Lalor gets some hand on it, but is extremely unlucky that the bails aren't dislodged. Rogers is very lucky

1.3

Lalor to Gayle, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

1.4

Lalor to Gayle, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gayle comes down the track and looks to smash it on the leg side. He misses.

1.5

Lalor to Gayle, 1 wide

1.5

Lalor to Gayle, SIX, short ball outside the off stump. Slower too. Gayle picks that up and pulls it to deep midwicket for a six

1.6

Lalor to Gayle, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

End of over 2 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 11/0
CH Gayle    7* (8b 1x6)      JK Lalor    1-0-8-0
CJL Rogers    2* (4b)      B Lee    1-0-3-0

2.1

Lee to Rogers, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Rogers looks to steer it and gets an inside edge to the keeper

2.2

Lee to Rogers, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Rogers moves across and cuts it to deep backward point for a single

2.3

Lee to Gayle, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Gayle comes forward and looks to defend it. He is beaten

2.4

Lee to Gayle, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gayle makes room and cuts it to short cover. Not where he wanted to hit it

2.5

Lee to Gayle, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and left alone by Gayle

2.6

Lee to Gayle, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Gayle is squared up by the movement away

End of over 3 (1 run) Sydney Thunder 12/0
CH Gayle    7* (12b 1x6)      B Lee    2-0-4-0
CJL Rogers    3* (6b)      JK Lalor    1-0-8-0

3.1

Feldman to Rogers, no run

3.2

Feldman to Rogers, no run

3.3

Feldman to Rogers, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Rogers pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple. Replays showed that Lalor's right shoe touched the rope as he was pushing back the ball

3.4

Feldman to Rogers, no run, leading edge to point

3.5

Feldman to Rogers, OUT, short bal on the leg stump. Rogers looks to pull and gets an edge. Haddin moves to his left and takes the catch as if it is a routine take

CJL Rogers c †Haddin b Feldman 7 (18m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

3.6

Feldman to Prior, no run, comes forward and looks to defend it. Prior is beaten by the away movement

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sydney Thunder 16/1
MJ Prior    0* (1b)      LW Feldman    1-0-4-1
CH Gayle    7* (12b 1x6)      B Lee    2-0-4-0

4.1

Lalor to Gayle, no run

4.2

Lalor to Gayle, no run

4.3

Lalor to Gayle, 2 runs

4.4

Lalor to Gayle, OUT, yorker on the off stump. Gayle looks to swing it away and the ball sneaks past the bottom edge of the bat and hits the middle stump

CH Gayle b Lalor 9 (22m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 56.25

4.5

Lalor to Khawaja, no run, comes forward and defends it to point

4.6

Lalor to Khawaja, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Khawaja looks to drive and gets a screaming outside edge to third-man for a boundary

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 22/2
UT Khawaja    4* (2b 1x4)      JK Lalor    2-0-14-1
MJ Prior    0* (1b)      LW Feldman    1-0-4-1

5.1

Feldman to Prior, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Prior comes down the track and cuts it to point boundary

5.2

Feldman to Prior, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Prior whips it, but gets an inside edge to square-leg

5.3

Feldman to Prior, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. Prior comes down the track and plays a lofted drive. It carries to mid-off fielder and Thunder look to be in trouble early on in the match

MJ Prior c O'Keefe b Feldman 4 (8m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.4

Feldman to Abbott, no run

5.5

Feldman to Abbott, 1 run

5.6

Feldman to Khawaja, no run, comes forward and defends it to mid-off

End of over 6 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 27/3
UT Khawaja    4* (3b 1x4)      LW Feldman    2-0-9-2
SA Abbott    1* (2b)      JK Lalor    2-0-14-1

6.1

Lalor to Abbott, no run

6.2

Lalor to Abbott, no run

6.3

Lalor to Abbott, OUT, full-toss, outside off stump. You won't get a better ball than this. Abbott somehow hits it straight into the hands of Lee at backward point. Can't even be called a collapse

SA Abbott c Lee b Lalor 1 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

6.4

Lalor to Carters, no run

6.5

Lalor to Carters, no run, comes forward and defends

6.6

Lalor to Carters, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

End of over 7 (1 run) Sydney Thunder 28/4
RGL Carters    1* (3b)      JK Lalor    3-0-15-2
UT Khawaja    4* (3b 1x4)      LW Feldman    2-0-9-2

7.1

Feldman to Carters, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Carters defends it with soft hands and wanted a single. Khawaja doesn't. Carters just about beats the bowler in running back to the crease

7.2

Feldman to Carters, 1 run, pulls it to midwicket for a single

7.3

Feldman to Khawaja, no run, comes forward and looks to drive. HE is beaten by the away movement

7.4

Feldman to Khawaja, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Khawaja skips down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary

7.5

Feldman to Khawaja, no run

7.6

Feldman to Khawaja, no run, comes forward and cuts it to point

End of over 8 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 33/4
UT Khawaja    8* (7b 2x4)      LW Feldman    3-0-14-2
RGL Carters    2* (5b)      JK Lalor    3-0-15-2

8.1

Lalor to Carters, no run

8.2

Lalor to Carters, 1 run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side for a single

8.3

Lalor to Khawaja, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Khawaja turns it to square-leg for a single

8.4

Lalor to Carters, 1 run, pulls it to square-leg for a single. Not a convincing shot at all

8.5

Lalor to Khawaja, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Khawaja glances it to fine-leg for a single

8.6

Lalor to Carters, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Carters steers it to third-man for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 38/4
RGL Carters    5* (9b)      JK Lalor    4-0-20-2
UT Khawaja    10* (9b 2x4)      LW Feldman    3-0-14-2

9.1

Feldman to Carters, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Carters looks to scoop it and is beaten by the bounce

9.2

Feldman to Carters, 1 run

9.3

Feldman to Khawaja, 2 runs, comes down the track and looks to play the lofted drive. He gets an edge and the ball lands in the no man's land behind the cover fielder

9.4

Feldman to Khawaja, 2 runs

9.5

Feldman to Khawaja, no run, slower full-toss outside the off stump. Khawaja whips it to midwicket

9.6

Feldman to Khawaja, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Khawaja pulls it to fine-leg for a boundary

End of over 10 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 47/4
UT Khawaja    18* (13b 3x4)      LW Feldman    4-0-23-2
RGL Carters    6* (11b)      JK Lalor    4-0-20-2

10.1

Narine to Carters, 1 run

10.2

Narine to Khawaja, 1 run

10.3

Narine to Carters, 1 run

10.4

Narine to Khawaja, no run, looks to sweep it and is beaten

10.5

Narine to Khawaja, 1 run

10.6

Narine to Carters, 1 run, off the outside edge to short third-man for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 52/4
RGL Carters    9* (14b)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0
UT Khawaja    20* (16b 3x4)      LW Feldman    4-0-23-2

11.1

Henriques to Carters, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Hits him in line with the off stump. I think it would've been sailing high, but replays suggest it would've hit the bails

11.2

Henriques to Carters, 1 run

11.3

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

11.3

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side

11.3

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 run

11.4

Henriques to Carters, OUT, short ball outside the off stump. Carters moves across and pulls it into the hands of Hughes at deep midwicket

RGL Carters c Hughes b Henriques 9 (22m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

11.5

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 run

11.6

Henriques to Keen, 1 run

End of over 12 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 58/5
SJC Keen    1* (1b)      MC Henriques    1-0-6-1
UT Khawaja    22* (18b 3x4)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0

12.1

Narine to Keen, no run

12.2

Narine to Keen, no run

12.3

Narine to Keen, 1 run, cuts a short ball to deep point for a single

12.4

Narine to Khawaja, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Khawaja top edges a reverse sweep onto the body

12.5

Narine to Khawaja, 1 run

12.6

Narine to Keen, (no ball) 1 run

12.6

Narine to Khawaja, 1 run, Khawaja comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 63/5
UT Khawaja    24* (21b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-10-0
SJC Keen    3* (5b)      MC Henriques    1-0-6-1

13.1

Henriques to Khawaja, FOUR, pulls it to deep square-leg for a boundary

13.2

Henriques to Khawaja, no run

13.3

Henriques to Khawaja, no run

13.4

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 run, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

13.5

Henriques to Keen, 2 runs

13.6

Henriques to Keen, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Keen pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 14 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 72/5
SJC Keen    7* (7b)      MC Henriques    2-0-15-1
UT Khawaja    29* (25b 4x4)      SP Narine    2-0-10-0

14.1

Narine to Khawaja, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Khawaja rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple

14.2

Narine to Khawaja, no run, comes forward and looks to defend it. HE is beaten by the turn

14.3

Narine to Khawaja, no run

14.4

Narine to Khawaja, no run

14.5

Narine to Khawaja, no run, looks to steer it and gets a bottom edge

14.6

Narine to Khawaja, 1 run

End of over 15 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 75/5
UT Khawaja    32* (31b 4x4)      SP Narine    3-0-13-0
SJC Keen    7* (7b)      MC Henriques    2-0-15-1

15.1

Henriques to Khawaja, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Khawaja moves acros and scoops it over short fine-leg for a boundary

15.2

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

15.3

Henriques to Keen, 1 run

15.4

Henriques to Khawaja, FOUR, drives it to sweeper cover for a boundary

15.5

Henriques to Khawaja, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

15.6

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 run

End of over 16 (11 runs) Sydney Thunder 86/5
UT Khawaja    42* (36b 6x4)      MC Henriques    3-0-26-1
SJC Keen    8* (8b)      SP Narine    3-0-13-0

16.1

Lee to Khawaja, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Khawaja moves across and looks to pull it. Beaten by the pace

16.2

Lee to Khawaja, FOUR, short ball again. This time Khawaja pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

16.3

Lee to Khawaja, 2 runs, yorker outside the off stump. Khawaja drives, Keefe at mid-off misfields and concedes a couple

16.4

Lee to Khawaja, 1 run, turns it to deep square-leg for a single

16.5

Lee to Keen, 1 run, turns it to short fine-leg for a single

16.6

Lee to Khawaja, no run

End of over 17 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 94/5
UT Khawaja    49* (41b 7x4)      B Lee    3-0-12-0
SJC Keen    9* (9b)      MC Henriques    3-0-26-1

17.1

Narine to Keen, no run

17.2

Narine to Keen, 4 byes

17.3

Narine to Keen, SIX

17.4

Narine to Keen, no run

17.5

Narine to Keen, OUT, fuller ballon the leg stump. Keen sweeps it to square-leg where Feldman takes the catch

SJC Keen c Feldman b Narine 15 (21m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 107.14

17.6

Narine to Khawaja, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Khawaja steers it to third-man for a boundary

End of over 18 (14 runs) Sydney Thunder 108/6
UT Khawaja    53* (42b 8x4)      SP Narine    4-0-23-1
SJ Coyte    0* (0b)      B Lee    3-0-12-0

18.1

Henriques to Coyte, FOUR

18.2

Henriques to Coyte, no run

18.3

Henriques to Coyte, 1 run

18.4

Henriques to Khawaja, 1 run

18.5

Henriques to Coyte, FOUR

18.6

Henriques to Coyte, 1 run

End of over 19 (11 runs) Sydney Thunder 119/6
SJ Coyte    10* (5b 2x4)      MC Henriques    4-0-37-1
UT Khawaja    54* (43b 8x4)      SP Narine    4-0-23-1

19.1

Lee to Coyte, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Coyte looks to pull and is beaten

19.2

Lee to Coyte, no run, another short ball on the middle stump. Coyte ducks under it

19.3

Lee to Coyte, 1 run, pulls it to midwicket for a single

19.4

Lee to Khawaja, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Khawaja pulls it to behind square for his ninth boundary

19.5

Lee to Khawaja, FOUR, full-toss on the middle stump. Khawaja skips down the track and smashes it to cover. Maddinson is beaten by the bounce and concedes a boundary

19.6

Lee to Khawaja, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Khawaja pulls it to deep square-leg for a boundary

that was a good finish to the innings by Khawaja. At 27/4, a score of 132 wasn't looking possible. Thanks to Khawaja and the lower order batsmen, Thunder have a score to defend

End of over 20 (13 runs) Sydney Thunder 132/6
UT Khawaja    66* (46b 11x4)      B Lee    4-0-25-0
SJ Coyte    11* (8b 2x4)      MC Henriques    4-0-37-1
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Dec 30, 2012

Daniel Hughes scored a fifty to take Sydney Sixers to a rare win, Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League, Sydney, December 30, 2012

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