Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    10.2 he's got his first one! 143 kph, full and straight, tries to clip it into the leg side but his favourite shot lets him down this time. That was too fast for him. Caught plumb in front of the sutmps. 94/3
    7 and it's paid off! Abbott's consistency has done for McCullum's patience. Cramps him near his stomach yet again. McCullum throws yet another pull shot at it. He connects this time, but it's only a top-edge. Balloons to Johan Botha who takes it comfortably on the midwicket boundary 73/1
    8.2 full on leg stump, tries to lift it again, but doesn't get the elevation. Long-on takes a few steps to his left and takes it Aussie style 89/2
    11.5 Brilliant! Loops it on leg stump. Batsman steps out, gets to the pitch and slogs it in long-on's direction, where Nic Maddinson times his jump perefectly to take it. He loses balance on the landing, but loops it up with his left hand and regains composure to complete an excellent catch 100/4
    not out
    51
    33
    3
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    154.54
    16.3 slow, short, climbing, induces the pull shot once more. Batsman gets a top edge and he runs slightly to the right, slightly backwards, to take the catch off his own bowling 142/5
    17.4 tosses it up this time on a good length. Batsman gets down too early and his attemped sweep gets a top-edge, that should have been taken more easily by Dwarshius. Makes a meal of it, but hangs on with his left hand after a few fumbles 155/6
    not out
    8
    3
    0
    1
    266.66
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    186/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.30)
    Fall of wickets: 1-73 (BB McCullum, 6.6 ov), 2-89 (CA Lynn, 8.2 ov), 3-94 (JJ Peirson, 10.2 ov), 4-100 (AI Ross, 11.5 ov), 5-142 (BCJ Cutting, 16.3 ov), 6-155 (JD Wildermuth, 17.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    HTRY Thornton4040110.00114210
    J Botha402426.00111100
    BJ Dwarshuis4048012.0084220
    WER Somerville403508.7584100
    SA Abbott403839.5081310
  • BATSMEN
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    19.1 he's dragged it on! Cutting angles it in on a length from around the wicket, Hughes goes for the pull but cramps himself with his step across and inside edges this one on to his stumps. Are we going to see some drama here? Surely not? 184/7
    2.1 drifted into middle stump on a good length, expects this to turn away from him but completely misses the wrong one as he tries to drive across the line. There's no doubt about this one. Plumb. 16/1
    6.4 slower ball, back of a length, angling away from off stump. Again Maddinson looks to go against the angle, doesn't have too much pace to work with, and is through his shot too soon, toe-ends it and it loops up slowly, giving the bowler loads of time to run forward and to his left and take a dolly 61/2
    9.1 length ball close to off stump. Henriques looks to slog that over wide long-on, the line and a bit of extra bounce foil his plans, and it balloons up off the outside half of his bat, into the hands of mid-off 81/3
    10.6 bowled him, that's the googly. Down the track comes Billings, looks to work it through wide mid-on, thinking his playing against the turn. He isn't, and all he does is leave a bit of gap between bat and pad for the ball to sneak through 91/4
    15.2 a bouncer wide of off stump. That would've been called wide for height too if he hadn't hit it. Instead, Haddin tries to hook that into the leg side and hits it straight to square leg 150/5
    18.2 tosses up again, on middle stump. That ball was a stunning 67 kph from Swepson. Pitches and spins away and Botha's attempted slog-sweep can only go as far as mid-on 181/6
    not out
    7
    2
    0
    1
    350.00
    not out
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    8 (b 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    191/7 (19.4 Overs, RR: 9.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (JJ Roy, 2.1 ov), 2-61 (NJ Maddinson, 6.4 ov), 3-81 (MC Henriques, 9.1 ov), 4-91 (SW Billings, 10.6 ov), 5-150 (BJ Haddin, 15.2 ov), 6-181 (J Botha, 18.2 ov), 7-184 (DP Hughes, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    S Badree403017.50102100
    MT Steketee3045015.0055310
    JD Wildermuth201618.0051100
    BCJ Cutting3.4044212.0055130
    ND Buchanan302919.6661200
    MJ Swepson402526.2581010

Match Details

Toss

Sydney Sixers , elected to field first

Player of the match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.10 start, First Session 18.10-19.25, Interval 19.25-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.10

Match days

3 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sydney Sixers 2, Brisbane Heat 0