Big Bash League, 30th Match: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at Sydney, Jan 16, 2016
Big Bash League - 30th match
Sydney Thunder won by 46 runs
16 January 2016 - night match (20-over match)
  Sydney Thunder innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Bird b Dwarshuis 66 41 7 3 160.97
12.2 caught by Bird at the edge of the long-on boundary! Length ball on middle and leg, Watson stretches forward, lofts, and holes out. Dwarshius come back and strikes 108/2
View dismissal AC Blizzard c †Haddin b Abbott 20 17 1 1 117.64
6.1 He strikes immediately! Abbott hits the deck hard and gets extra bounce outside off. Blizzard slashes a cut and only nicks behind 48/1
View dismissal MEK Hussey* b Bollinger 41 29 5 1 141.37
17.5 Bollinger knocks back the leg stump. Length ball, Hussey targets midwicket with a big swing but misses. Bollinger hits and has the zing bails flying. End of Hussey's last competitive innings at the SCG. He raises his bat acknowledges the crowd 175/4
View dismissal HM Nicholls c Bollinger b Lyon 3 4 0 0 75.00
13.3 Nicholls picks out Bollinger at short third man. Offbreak outside off with extra bounce, Nicholls shapes for a cut and top-edges it 115/3
View dismissal AD Russell c Silk b Abbott 46 20 3 4 230.00
18.5 Long-off (Botha) takes it, and parries it over to Silk. Smart tag-team effort in the deep. Short and outside off, Russell loads up for a slog and skies it to the long-off region. No fifty for Russell 185/5
BJ Rohrer not out 14 7 2 0 200.00
CJ Green not out 5 2 1 0 250.00
Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 202 (10.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket BJ Dwarshuis 4 0 42 1 10.50 (1w)
12.2 to Watson, caught by Bird at the edge of the long-on boundary! Length ball on middle and leg, Watson stretches forward, lofts, and holes out. Dwarshius come back and strikes 108/2
View wicket DE Bollinger 3 0 40 1 13.33 (2w)
17.5 to Hussey, Bollinger knocks back the leg stump. Length ball, Hussey targets midwicket with a big swing but misses. Bollinger hits and has the zing bails flying. End of Hussey's last competitive innings at the SCG. He raises his bat acknowledges the crowd 175/4
  JM Bird 3 0 27 0 9.00
  J Botha 2 0 16 0 8.00
View wickets SA Abbott 4 0 41 2 10.25 (1w)
6.1 to Blizzard, He strikes immediately! Abbott hits the deck hard and gets extra bounce outside off. Blizzard slashes a cut and only nicks behind 48/1
18.5 to Russell, Long-off (Botha) takes it, and parries it over to Silk. Smart tag-team effort in the deep. Short and outside off, Russell loads up for a slog and skies it to the long-off region. No fifty for Russell 185/5
View wicket NM Lyon 4 0 33 1 8.25
13.3 to Nicholls, Nicholls picks out Bollinger at short third man. Offbreak outside off with extra bounce, Nicholls shapes for a cut and top-edges it 115/3
  Sydney Sixers innings (target: 203 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Lumb c McAndrew b McKay 12 7 0 1 171.42
1.3 six and out! Lumb holes out to third man. McAndrew takes a sharp, running catch. Lumb targets the leg side but only skews it in the air off a leading edge. The debutant does well to snap it up 13/1
View dismissal EJM Cowan c McKay b Russell 13 11 2 0 118.18
4.4 ramped into the lap of third man. Lifting ball on middle, Cowan leans back and upper-cuts it to McKay, who hangs onto the catch even as he loses his balance. Russell hands Thunder the breakthrough 45/2
View dismissal NJ Maddinson* c Nicholls b Fawad Ahmed 70 40 4 5 175.00
12.3 Nicholls completes a good catch at long-on. Maddinson's blitz is over. Ahmed tosses this up, the batsman skips out and drags it. Instead of swinging it away cleanly. The new bat didn't bring him luck. "Disappointing to get out, the ball was there [to be hit]", says Maddinson. Things would have been a lot different had Ahmed caught Maddinson on his first ball at fine leg 118/4
View dismissal BJ Haddin c McKay b Green 17 12 2 0 141.66
9.2 flighted on middle and leg from round the stumps, Haddin goes for a slog-sweep and the ball drops down into the hands of McKay at long leg 101/3
View dismissal JC Silk c Nicholls b Green 16 14 0 1 114.28
15.4 Silk jumps outside leg, attempts another lofted hit off a quicker ball. Silk connected well but flat to Nicholls, again. The spinners are squeezing Sixers 148/7
View dismissal BJ Dwarshuis st †Hartley b Fawad Ahmed 13 7 1 1 185.71
14.2 Dwarshius has run past a slider. The batsman steps out, this is darted outside off. Dwarshuis does not lay bat on it. Hartley takes the bails off 135/5
View dismissal J Botha c Nicholls b Fawad Ahmed 4 3 0 0 133.33
14.5 looped up around off, invites the batsman to go for a big hit. Botha lofts it into the lap of Nicholls at long-off. Dolly catch 139/6
SA Abbott not out 7 7 0 0 100.00
View dismissal NM Lyon b Green 0 1 0 0 0.00
15.6 Green roars, he takes his third wicket. Lyon out for a first-ball duck. Slides on, fizzes off the surface at 91ks. Lyon slogs across the line and misses. The stumps are rattled 149/8
View dismissal JM Bird c Watson b McKay 1 2 0 0 50.00
17.1 banged in short on middle, Bird pulls and holes out to Watson at long leg. Sixers are falling away 155/9
View dismissal DE Bollinger c Fawad Ahmed b McKay 0 1 0 0 0.00
17.3 McKay finishes it off! Well-disguised slower ball bouncer, that's too good for a No.11. Bollinger gets into an awkward tangle and pops a catch to short fine leg, running in 156/10
Extras (w 3) 3
  Total (all out; 17.3 overs) 156 (8.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket AD Russell 3 0 31 1 10.33
4.4 to Cowan, ramped into the lap of third man. Lifting ball on middle, Cowan leans back and upper-cuts it to McKay, who hangs onto the catch even as he loses his balance. Russell hands Thunder the breakthrough 45/2
View wickets CJ McKay 2.3 0 16 3 6.40
1.3 to Lumb, six and out! Lumb holes out to third man. McAndrew takes a sharp, running catch. Lumb targets the leg side but only skews it in the air off a leading edge. The debutant does well to snap it up 13/1
17.1 to Bird, banged in short on middle, Bird pulls and holes out to Watson at long leg. Sixers are falling away 155/9
17.3 to Bollinger, McKay finishes it off! Well-disguised slower ball bouncer, that's too good for a No.11. Bollinger gets into an awkward tangle and pops a catch to short fine leg, running in 156/10
  N McAndrew 2 0 21 0 10.50 (3w)
  SR Watson 2 0 22 0 11.00
View wickets Fawad Ahmed 4 0 39 3 9.75
12.3 to Maddinson, Nicholls completes a good catch at long-on. Maddinson's blitz is over. Ahmed tosses this up, the batsman skips out and drags it. Instead of swinging it away cleanly. The new bat didn't bring him luck. "Disappointing to get out, the ball was there [to be hit]", says Maddinson. Things would have been a lot different had Ahmed caught Maddinson on his first ball at fine leg 118/4
14.2 to Dwarshuis, Dwarshius has run past a slider. The batsman steps out, this is darted outside off. Dwarshuis does not lay bat on it. Hartley takes the bails off 135/5
14.5 to Botha, looped up around off, invites the batsman to go for a big hit. Botha lofts it into the lap of Nicholls at long-off. Dolly catch 139/6
View wickets CJ Green 4 0 27 3 6.75
9.2 to Haddin, flighted on middle and leg from round the stumps, Haddin goes for a slog-sweep and the ball drops down into the hands of McKay at long leg 101/3
15.4 to Silk, Silk jumps outside leg, attempts another lofted hit off a quicker ball. Silk connected well but flat to Nicholls, again. The spinners are squeezing Sixers 148/7
15.6 to Lyon, Green roars, he takes his third wicket. Lyon out for a first-ball duck. Slides on, fizzes off the surface at 91ks. Lyon slogs across the line and misses. The stumps are rattled 149/8

Match details


Toss - Sydney Sixers
Points - Sydney Thunder 2, Sydney Sixers 0
Twenty20 debut - N McAndrew (Sydney Thunder)
Player of the match - SR Watson (Sydney Thunder)
Umpires - GA Abood and JD Ward
TV umpire - GJ Davidson
Match referee - SR Bernard
Reserve umpire - SA Lightbody
 
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