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Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

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Toss: Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.

0.1

Thomas to Hughes, FOUR, length delivery drifting on the pads, clips it over midwicket

0.2

Thomas to Hughes, no run, good length delivery pitched outside off and shapes away, left alone by Hughes

0.3

Thomas to Hughes, no run, on a good length outside off, drives off the front foot to mid-off

0.4

Thomas to Hughes, no run, Hughes comes out and tries to hoick a length delivery to on side, misses it completely

0.5

Thomas to Hughes, no run, teasing line outside off, on a good length pitches on off and moves away with the angle, misses a poke

0.6

Thomas to Hughes, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, drives it to the left of mid-off

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 5/0
DP Hughes    5* (6b 1x4)      AC Thomas    1-0-5-0
TM Dilshan    0* (0b)     

1.1

Behrendorff to Hughes, no run, fuller in length outside off and through to the keeper bit of inward movement after it pitches

1.2

Behrendorff to Hughes, no run, on a good length and makes it shape back into Hughes who misses a drive

1.3

Behrendorff to Hughes, FOUR, touch short on middle and leg, rocks back and pulls it through square leg

1.4

Behrendorff to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes backs away to a length delivery and he pushes it to the right of mid-off and sneaks a quick single

1.5

Behrendorff to Dilshan, no run, on a good length, Dilshan pushes it back to the bowler

1.6

Behrendorff to Dilshan, no run, keeps the same length on middle and leg and Dilshan blocks it to on side

End of over 2 (5 runs) Sydney Thunder 10/0
TM Dilshan    0* (2b)      JP Behrendorff    1-0-5-0
DP Hughes    10* (10b 2x4)      AC Thomas    1-0-5-0

2.1

Thomas to Hughes, FOUR, fuller on middle and off, stands tall and drives it back past the bowler straight towards the sight screen

2.2

Thomas to Hughes, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, waits and opens the face to steer it to third man

2.3

Thomas to Dilshan, FOUR, back of a length delivery drifting on the pads, helps it away to the fine leg fence

2.4

Thomas to Dilshan, 2 runs, length delivery angling in from off and Dilshan turns it around to deep square leg

2.5

Thomas to Dilshan, FOUR, and Dilshan attempts the dil-scoop and it flies between the first slip and the keeper to the fence

2.6

Thomas to Dilshan, FOUR, length delivery and this time he got his scoop right over the keeper's head

End of over 3 (19 runs) Sydney Thunder 29/0
TM Dilshan    14* (6b 3x4)      AC Thomas    2-0-24-0
DP Hughes    15* (12b 3x4)      JP Behrendorff    1-0-5-0

3.1

Behrendorff to Hughes, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off and Hughes comes out and gets it over where could have been a third slip

3.2

Behrendorff to Hughes, FOUR, another one, this time he picks the gap nicely between cover and extra cover, Katich gives a chase in vain

3.3

Behrendorff to Hughes, no run, back of a length outside off which holds the line, play and a miss

3.4

Behrendorff to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes miscues a pull towards square leg

3.5

Behrendorff to Dilshan, OUT, that's a superb delivery, bowls a length delivery which pitches around off and shapes back in sharply and Dilshan was late to bring his bat down as this one kept low, struck his back pad and went to the keeper, hitting middle and leg!

TM Dilshan lbw b Behrendorff 14 (7b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

3.6

Behrendorff to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey nudges a length delivery to on side

End of over 4 (10 runs) Sydney Thunder 39/1
MEK Hussey    1* (1b)      JP Behrendorff    2-0-15-1
DP Hughes    24* (16b 5x4)      AC Thomas    2-0-24-0

4.1

Yasir Arafat to Hussey, 1 run

4.2

Yasir Arafat to Hughes, no run, Hughes miscues a pull to on side

4.3

Yasir Arafat to Hughes, no run, back of a length delivery and play and a miss

4.4

Yasir Arafat to Hughes, OUT, and Arafat strikes now! This was on a good length which pitches on leg and moving away a bit, Hughes stays on his crease and tries to clear the mid-on but not get the elevation and Thomas dives to his left and grabs it

DP Hughes c Thomas b Yasir Arafat 24 (19b 5x4 0x6) SR: 126.31

4.5

Yasir Arafat to Morgan, no run, good length delivery outside off and left alone by Morgan

4.6

Yasir Arafat to Morgan, no run, Morgan covers the stumps and get his bat away from the line and let the length ball go

End of over 5 (1 run) Sydney Thunder 40/2
EJG Morgan    0* (2b)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-1-1
MEK Hussey    2* (2b)      JP Behrendorff    2-0-15-1

5.1

Behrendorff to Hussey, no run, yorker length delivery on off, digs it out to off

5.2

Behrendorff to Hussey, no run, good length delivery on middle and off, defends off the back foot

5.3

Behrendorff to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey guides it to third man and gets a single

5.4

Behrendorff to Morgan, no run, back of a length outside off and Morgan misses a drive

5.5

Behrendorff to Morgan, no run, Morgan blocks a back of a length delivery to off

5.6

Behrendorff to Morgan, no run, dropped? length delivery outside off and Morgan leans forward and drives it to cover where Hogg unable to hold it, it went like a rocket!

End of over 6 (1 run) Sydney Thunder 41/2
EJG Morgan    0* (5b)      JP Behrendorff    3-0-16-1
MEK Hussey    3* (5b)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-1-1

6.1

Yasir Arafat to Hussey, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Hussey blocks it

6.2

Yasir Arafat to Hussey, 1 run, length delivery outside off, drives it to sweeper cover

6.3

Yasir Arafat to Morgan, 1 run

6.4

Yasir Arafat to Hussey, no run, fuller in length on off and moves away and Hussey misses it

6.5

Yasir Arafat to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey comes out and tucks a length delivery to on side

6.6

Yasir Arafat to Morgan, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven to extra cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sydney Thunder 45/2
EJG Morgan    2* (7b)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-5-1
MEK Hussey    5* (9b)      JP Behrendorff    3-0-16-1

7.1

Behrendorff to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan dabs a back of a length delivery to point

7.2

Behrendorff to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey drives a full length delivery to the right of mid-off

7.3

Behrendorff to Morgan, FOUR, short of length delivery and Morgan waits on back foot and upper cut it over the second slip

7.4

Behrendorff to Morgan, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven to sweeper cover

7.5

Behrendorff to Hussey, 1 wide, short of length delivery down leg, called wide

7.5

Behrendorff to Hussey, no run, fuller in length outside off and Hussey was beaten

7.6

Behrendorff to Hussey, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, gets it to sweeper cover

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 54/2
MEK Hussey    7* (12b)      JP Behrendorff    4-0-25-1
EJG Morgan    8* (10b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-5-1

8.1

MR Marsh to Hussey, no run, short and wide outside off, Hussey cuts away off the back foot but finds backward point

8.2

MR Marsh to Hussey, no run, Hussey blocks a good length delivery

8.3

MR Marsh to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey swatted a back of a length delivery down to deep midwicket

8.4

MR Marsh to Hussey, 1 run, length delivery outside off, driven to mid-off

8.5

MR Marsh to Morgan, FOUR, fuller in length outside off, driven along the ground towards sight screen

8.6

MR Marsh to Morgan, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, gets it to third man

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 62/2
EJG Morgan    13* (12b 2x4)      MR Marsh    1-0-8-0
MEK Hussey    10* (16b)      JP Behrendorff    4-0-25-1

9.1

Turner to Morgan, 1 run, touch short outside off, gets it to sweeper cover

9.2

Turner to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside off, lofts it towards sweeper cover

9.3

Turner to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan reverse sweeps it over short third man

9.4

Turner to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan drills a length delivery down to long-off

9.5

Turner to Hussey, 2 runs, comes out and drives it to wide of sweeper cover for a couple

9.6

Turner to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives a length delivery to cover

End of over 10 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 71/2
MEK Hussey    13* (19b)      AJ Turner    1-0-9-0
EJG Morgan    19* (15b 3x4)      MR Marsh    1-0-8-0

10.1

MR Marsh to Morgan, SIX, Morgan flicks a length delivery over deep fine leg

10.2

MR Marsh to Morgan, 1 run, works it to short third man

10.3

MR Marsh to Hussey, OUT, short of a length delivery pitches outside off and holds the line, Hussey stays on his crease and tries for the cut, gets a thick outside edge which went flat towards third man. Simmons runs and drives forward and holds a good low catch.

MEK Hussey c Simmons b MR Marsh 13 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

10.4

MR Marsh to Morgan, 1 leg bye, back of a length delivery down leg, off the pads for a leg bye

10.5

MR Marsh to Patterson, 1 run, Patterson nudges a length delivery to midwicket

10.6

MR Marsh to Morgan, 1 wide, length delivery outside off and shapes away too much, called wide

10.6

MR Marsh to Morgan, no run, Morgan reaches to a full ball nicely well outside off but finds point

End of over 11 (10 runs) Sydney Thunder 81/3
EJG Morgan    26* (19b 3x4 1x6)      MR Marsh    2-0-17-1
KR Patterson    1* (1b)      AJ Turner    1-0-9-0

11.1

Hogg to Patterson, 1 run, saw him coming and he followed him down leg, nudges to on side

11.2

Hogg to Morgan, 1 leg bye, misses a reverse sweep and gets a leg bye to short third man

11.3

Hogg to Patterson, 2 leg byes

11.4

Hogg to Patterson, OUT, that's the wrong one! That was flatter on a length which was pitches on leg and induces him on the front foot, this one spins away from Patterson and went through his defence to disturb the stumps, that's brilliant!

KR Patterson b Hogg 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

11.5

Hogg to Floros, 1 run, works it to vacant midwicket region

11.6

Hogg to Morgan, 1 run, turns a length delivery to backward square leg

End of over 12 (6 runs) Sydney Thunder 87/4
EJG Morgan    27* (21b 3x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    1-0-3-1
JS Floros    1* (1b)      MR Marsh    2-0-17-1

12.1

MR Marsh to Morgan, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, outside edge past the keeper

12.2

MR Marsh to Morgan, FOUR, fuller outside off, drives it between point and gully to the fence

12.3

MR Marsh to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan plays with a soft hand to point

12.4

MR Marsh to Floros, no run, good length delivery pitched outside off and moves away, beaten

12.5

MR Marsh to Floros, 1 run, fuller outside off, driven to sweeper cover

12.6

MR Marsh to Morgan, no run, good length delivery which shapes away after pitching outside off and Morgan was beaten

End of over 13 (10 runs) Sydney Thunder 97/4
EJG Morgan    36* (25b 5x4 1x6)      MR Marsh    3-0-27-1
JS Floros    2* (3b)      GB Hogg    1-0-3-1

13.1

Hogg to Floros, no run, full on the stumps, pushes it back to the bowler

13.2

Hogg to Floros, 1 run, tossed up on off, driven down to long-on

13.3

Hogg to Morgan, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off, reverse sweeps it over short third man

13.4

Hogg to Morgan, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks to on side

13.5

Hogg to Floros, 1 run, pushes a length delivery to off and sneaks a quick single

13.6

Hogg to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan drills a length delivery down to long-off

End of over 14 (8 runs) Sydney Thunder 105/4
EJG Morgan    42* (28b 6x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-11-1
JS Floros    4* (6b)      MR Marsh    3-0-27-1

14.1

MR Marsh to Morgan, (no ball) SIX, Morgan comes out and lofts a length delivery over long-on

14.1

MR Marsh to Morgan, 1 wide, length delivery down leg, called wide, free hit still intact!

14.1

MR Marsh to Morgan, OUT, free hit but a wicket! fuller in length on off, pushes it back towards the bowler and set off from his crease, Marsh gets under the ball quickly throws it towards the striker's end and Morgan bat seems to be in air diving full length, that's real super work for Mitch Marsh

EJG Morgan run out 48 (30b 6x4 2x6) SR: 160.00

14.2

MR Marsh to Carters, no run, good length delivery on off, pushes it to off

14.3

MR Marsh to Carters, 1 run, Carters pushes a length delivery down to long-off

14.4

MR Marsh to Floros, no run, good length delivery outside off, driven to extra cover

14.5

MR Marsh to Floros, 1 run, pushes a length delivery infront of extra cover

14.6

MR Marsh to Carters, no run, Carters comes out and pulls it to short midwicket

End of over 15 (10 runs) Sydney Thunder 115/5
RGL Carters    1* (3b)      MR Marsh    4-0-37-1
JS Floros    5* (8b)      GB Hogg    2-0-11-1

15.1

Hogg to Floros, no run, on a length down leg, defended

15.2

Hogg to Floros, 1 run, tossed up delivery down leg, driven down to long-on

15.3

Hogg to Carters, OUT, and Hogg strikes again! That was a tossed up delivery on leg and Carters gets down on one knee and tries for the slog sweep but misses the line and went near his pads to disturb the stumps.

RGL Carters b Hogg 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

15.4

Hogg to Sandhu, no run, Sandhu defends a length delivery awkwardly

15.5

Hogg to Sandhu, 1 run

15.6

Hogg to Floros, 1 run, tossed up on leg, drills it down to long-on

End of over 16 (3 runs) Sydney Thunder 118/6
JS Floros    7* (11b)      GB Hogg    3-0-14-2
GS Sandhu    1* (2b)      MR Marsh    4-0-37-1

16.1

Yasir Arafat to Floros, SIX, short of a length outside off and it's been pull over long-on

16.2

Yasir Arafat to Floros, 1 run, alters his length and touch slower outside off, gets it to short third man

16.3

Yasir Arafat to Sandhu, no run, fuller and wide outside off, Sandhu not able to get bat at that

16.4

Yasir Arafat to Sandhu, no run, back of a length, Sandhu once again beaten outside off

16.5

Yasir Arafat to Sandhu, no run, fuller in length outside off and he edges it but fall short of of the keeper

16.6

Yasir Arafat to Sandhu, no run, Sandhu drives a length delivery to extra cover

End of over 17 (7 runs) Sydney Thunder 125/6
GS Sandhu    1* (6b)      Yasir Arafat    3-0-12-1
JS Floros    14* (13b 1x6)      GB Hogg    3-0-14-2

17.1

Hogg to Floros, 1 leg bye, tossed up on leg, off the toe to off side gets a leg bye

17.2

Hogg to Sandhu, 1 run, full outside off, drives to extra cover

17.3

Hogg to Floros, 1 leg bye, length delivery down leg, off the pad to short fine leg

17.4

Hogg to Sandhu, 1 leg bye, touch short down leg, once again off the pads to short fine leg

17.5

Hogg to Floros, FOUR, short of length delivery, gets it over the bowler's head for a boundary

17.6

Hogg to Floros, 1 run, length delivery down leg which been nudged to midwicket

End of over 18 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 134/6
JS Floros    19* (17b 1x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    4-0-20-2
GS Sandhu    2* (8b)      Yasir Arafat    3-0-12-1

18.1

Yasir Arafat to Floros, 1 run, fuller outside off, inside edge to deep fine leg

18.2

Yasir Arafat to Sandhu, 1 run, low full toss down leg, gets it down to deep midwicket

18.3

Yasir Arafat to Floros, 1 run, short of length down leg, miscues a pull to deep fine leg

18.4

Yasir Arafat to Sandhu, 1 run, shortsih once again on off, blocks it to off and sneaks a single

18.5

Yasir Arafat to Floros, SIX, Floros comes out and and launches a back of a length delivery to wide of long-on

18.6

Yasir Arafat to Floros, FOUR, this time Floros slices a length delivery over cover and it races away to the fence

End of over 19 (14 runs) Sydney Thunder 148/6
JS Floros    31* (21b 2x4 2x6)      Yasir Arafat    4-0-26-1
GS Sandhu    4* (10b)      GB Hogg    4-0-20-2

19.1

Thomas to Sandhu, 1 run, full on off, digs it to backward point

19.2

Thomas to Floros, FOUR, Floros comes out and clips a length delivery to square leg fence

19.3

Thomas to Floros, 1 run, saw him backing away and followed him down leg, drills that to long-off

19.4

Thomas to Sandhu, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg, gets it to off and sneaks a single

19.5

Thomas to Floros, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, works it through square leg

19.6

Thomas to Sandhu, 1 run, short of length delivery which rises on Sandhu, ride the bounce and gets a single to off

Do join us for the chase.

John: "@Sam: Well there is one t20 team that's even more cursed. If you thought Thunder's losing streak of 16 was bad, it's not even close to Quetta Bears' 27."

Sam: "I have never seen a more cursed team in the history of world sport than this Thunder team. Dilshan throws the stumps, the bails lift and fall back on and now this by run out by Morgan, combined with everything else that has gone against this team, and this team is just cursed."

End of over 20 (9 runs) Sydney Thunder 157/6
GS Sandhu    7* (13b)      AC Thomas    3-0-33-0
JS Floros    37* (24b 3x4 2x6)      Yasir Arafat    4-0-26-1
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Photos

Jan 3, 2014

Eoin Morgan struck six fours and two sixes, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Perth, January 3, 2013

Eoin Morgan struck six fours and two sixes

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Simon Katich raises the bat after reaching his fifty, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Perth, January 3, 2013

Simon Katich raises the bat after reaching his fifty

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