Big Bash League, Final: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Melbourne, Jan 24, 2016
Sydney Thunder won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
24 January 2016 - night match (20-over match)
  Melbourne Stars innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MP Stoinis c Russell b Watson 5 6 8 1 0 62.50
1.2 gone. Stoinis goes. Watson gets the wicket. And Stonis has holed out to mid-off. Back of a length outside off, Stoinis looks to go over the top of mid-on but skews it up and straight to mid-off where Dre completes an easy catch. 6/1
View dismissal LJ Wright b Watson 23 32 24 2 1 95.83
6.6 bowled im. Big wicket for Stars. A nice slower delivery, shorter bouncer. Wright is quick on his stroke and can only inside-edged onto the stumps. Wright's middling series ends. 50/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen c & b Green 74 64 39 4 5 189.74
15.6 gone. KP is walking back. Full on middle, Pietersen pushes a drive back at Green. Not sure all the fielders knew it. They think its a bump ball, but KP has scooped it back. End of a really good innings, match-turning knock. 139/5
View dismissal PSP Handscomb c Hussey b Green 9 13 9 1 0 100.00
10.4 clipped straight to midwicket. Poor placement. Full delivery on middle, Handscomb comes down and whips it but finds short midwicket who is the only man in the circle in the leg side 85/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey* b Kallis 21 18 14 2 1 150.00
14.5 the best delivery in the game. Yorker, speared in the blockhole on off. Dav Hussey misses his dig and the off stumps is rattled 131/4
View dismissal RJ Quiney c & b Russell 2 8 4 0 0 50.00
16.2 gone. Dre Russ gets the wicket. A slower full toss on middle. Quiney is beaten for pace as he tries to clip the ball but is through the shot early, chips the ball straight back to Russell who takes an easy catch 144/6
View dismissal EP Gulbis c Green b McKay 16 18 11 3 0 145.45
19.5 heaved away to midwicket and taken by Chris Green on the boundary. Catches it inside the boundary, throws the ball up as he steps on the boundary and then returns to take the catch. All fine, well done. These could prove to be crucial runs 176/8
View dismissal A Zampa run out (Rohrer) 15 13 10 1 0 150.00
19.4 McKay to Gulbis, low full toss on leg, drilled to long-off. But the long-on fielder hits the stumps direct way down from long-off to find Zampa short. Rohrer the fielder. Great bit of fielding 176/7
BW Hilfenhaus not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
View dismissal DJ Worrall run out (†Hartley) 0 1 0 0 0 -
19.6 McKay to Hilfenhaus, slower ball outside off, the ball is missed. Hartley throws the stumps down at the strikers end. The bat is one the line or just past. Not sure. Has he made it though? This run could be imperative. He has been given out. Boos ring around the crowd. Stars have been denied the run. 176/8
Extras (b 4, w 7) 11
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs; 92 mins) 176 (8.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket AD Russell 4 0 30 1 7.50 (5w)
16.2 to Quiney, gone. Dre Russ gets the wicket. A slower full toss on middle. Quiney is beaten for pace as he tries to clip the ball but is through the shot early, chips the ball straight back to Russell who takes an easy catch 144/6
View wickets SR Watson 3 0 17 2 5.66
1.2 to Stoinis, gone. Stoinis goes. Watson gets the wicket. And Stonis has holed out to mid-off. Back of a length outside off, Stoinis looks to go over the top of mid-on but skews it up and straight to mid-off where Dre completes an easy catch. 6/1
6.6 to Wright, bowled im. Big wicket for Stars. A nice slower delivery, shorter bouncer. Wright is quick on his stroke and can only inside-edged onto the stumps. Wright's middling series ends. 50/2
View wicket CJ McKay 4 0 40 1 10.00 (1w)
19.5 to Gulbis, heaved away to midwicket and taken by Chris Green on the boundary. Catches it inside the boundary, throws the ball up as he steps on the boundary and then returns to take the catch. All fine, well done. These could prove to be crucial runs 176/8
View wicket JH Kallis 3 0 24 1 8.00
14.5 to Hussey, the best delivery in the game. Yorker, speared in the blockhole on off. Dav Hussey misses his dig and the off stumps is rattled 131/4
  Fawad Ahmed 2 0 24 0 12.00
View wickets CJ Green 4 0 37 2 9.25 (1w)
10.4 to Handscomb, clipped straight to midwicket. Poor placement. Full delivery on middle, Handscomb comes down and whips it but finds short midwicket who is the only man in the circle in the leg side 85/3
15.6 to Pietersen, gone. KP is walking back. Full on middle, Pietersen pushes a drive back at Green. Not sure all the fielders knew it. They think its a bump ball, but KP has scooped it back. End of a really good innings, match-turning knock. 139/5
  Sydney Thunder innings (target: 177 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal UT Khawaja c Worrall b Hussey 70 57 40 5 3 175.00
13.3 Khawaja is gone! rank full toss outside off, Khawaja slices it off a thick outside edge. It drops into the hands of Worrall at backward point. Good overhead catch 123/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c Pietersen b Zampa 28 36 27 4 0 103.70
9.1 KP takes a tumbling catch and the crowd finds its voice. Tossed up, Zampa cramps the batsman for room. Kallis uses his feet, does not middle the lofted hit, and holes out to long-on. Cool catch from KP 86/1
View dismissal SR Watson c Hussey b Stoinis 6 7 7 0 0 85.71
10.3 the slower ball works against Watson! Offcutting full ball, Watson wants to flick it away. Instead, he chips it into the hands of David Hussey. This Hussey can afford a laugh for now 94/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey* b Zampa 18 22 15 1 0 120.00
15.3 Zampa bowls Hussey! The MCG roars. Nice, full, and straight, Hussey goes low and can't lay bat on the slog-sweep. Zampa hits. Hussey takes his helmet off and acknowledges the crowd as he walks back. He gets a standing ovation. Hussey ends his final innings in Australia on 18. Looks like the chat with Warne has worked for Zampa. He has been impressive tonight 142/4
View dismissal AD Russell c †Handscomb b Stoinis 10 14 8 0 1 125.00
16.3 Big, big wicket. Russell is on his bike. Offcutter, short and outside off. Russell swings early and edges it behind to Handscomb. Stoinis is pumped 146/5
BJ Rohrer not out 13 21 9 0 1 144.44
View dismissal AC Blizzard run out (Beer) 16 7 7 2 1 228.57
17.6 from Beer, arrowed through, the batsman makes room, pushes it towards mid-off, and sets off. Beer moves quickly to his right and nails the stumps at his end to catch Blizzard short. Three wickets in three overs 163/5
View dismissal CJ Green c Hussey b Stoinis 8 4 5 1 0 160.00
18.5 Stoinis hits back, David Hussey takes a smart catch. Another slower ball outside off, Green goes low and looks to launch this out of the park. He only slices it to cover 172/7
CD Hartley not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 3, w 8, nb 1) 12
  Total (7 wickets; 19.3 overs; 89 mins) 181 (9.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DJ Worrall 3.3 0 42 0 12.00 (2w)
  BW Hilfenhaus 2 0 21 0 10.50
  MA Beer 3 0 25 0 8.33
  EP Gulbis 2 0 19 0 9.50 (1w)
View wickets A Zampa 4 0 32 2 8.00 (1nb, 2w)
9.1 to Kallis, KP takes a tumbling catch and the crowd finds its voice. Tossed up, Zampa cramps the batsman for room. Kallis uses his feet, does not middle the lofted hit, and holes out to long-on. Cool catch from KP 86/1
15.3 to Hussey, Zampa bowls Hussey! The MCG roars. Nice, full, and straight, Hussey goes low and can't lay bat on the slog-sweep. Zampa hits. Hussey takes his helmet off and acknowledges the crowd as he walks back. He gets a standing ovation. Hussey ends his final innings in Australia on 18. Looks like the chat with Warne has worked for Zampa. He has been impressive tonight 142/4
View wickets MP Stoinis 4 0 30 3 7.50 (3w)
10.3 to Watson, the slower ball works against Watson! Offcutting full ball, Watson wants to flick it away. Instead, he chips it into the hands of David Hussey. This Hussey can afford a laugh for now 94/2
16.3 to Russell, Big, big wicket. Russell is on his bike. Offcutter, short and outside off. Russell swings early and edges it behind to Handscomb. Stoinis is pumped 146/5
18.5 to Green, Stoinis hits back, David Hussey takes a smart catch. Another slower ball outside off, Green goes low and looks to launch this out of the park. He only slices it to cover 172/7
View wicket DJ Hussey 1 0 9 1 9.00
13.3 to Khawaja, Khawaja is gone! rank full toss outside off, Khawaja slices it off a thick outside edge. It drops into the hands of Worrall at backward point. Good overhead catch 123/3

Match details


Toss - Sydney Thunder
Series - Sydney Thunder won the 2015/16 Big Bash League
Player of the match - UT Khawaja (Sydney Thunder)
Player of the series - CA Lynn
Umpires - SD Fry and SJ Nogajski
TV umpire - GC Joshua
Match referee - RW Stratford
Reserve umpire - PJ Gillespie
 
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