Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.2 McClenaghan has Roy spooning a catch to cover point. Good length, angling away, and seaming away outside off. Roy attempts a leg-side flick despite being squared up. Instead, he leading-edges it to Gibson. A distraught Roy inspects the pitch and trots off. England players continue to have a wretched time in Australia 16/1
    10.5 Thunder have their man now. Fawad has Hughes holing out to long-off. Good length on off, not much turn, Hughes stays leg-side of the ball and aims to loft it over the man in the deep. He does not middle it and winds up chipping a catch to the sub fielder 77/4
    6.3 Fawad arrives and breaks the promising stand. This was the turning legbreak, pitches on off and middle and breaks back in, coaxing the batsman to play around his front pad and miss the ball. The leg stump is under threat and Maddinson is gone 55/2
    9.3 Henriques targets the midwicket boundary, again, this time with a slog sweep. But Nair gets it to break in and bounce and foil the shot. He skies it in the air. Watson and the keeper converge behind the wicket. The Thunder captain calls for it and snaffles the top edge 74/3
    18.2 leg-stump yorker, jammed out to deep square leg. The throw from the deep isn't accurate. Buttler, however, gathers the ball and takes the bails off to catch Billings short on the second 139/7
    11.4 Nair sends back Botha for a duck. Full, turning offbreak, sharp spin for Nair. Botha plays across the line and misses it by a long way. He has been pinned plumb in front 79/5
    16.1 Fekete returns and has Nevill nicking behind. Back of a length and rears up outside off, Nevill flashes and feathers it to Buttler, who scoops his arms above the shoulder and catches it. Nevill never really got going 116/6
    19.4 Green judges it well and takes the catch smartly at the edge of the short wide long-on boundary. Dug in shorter outside off, rushes the batsman for pace. He splices the pull to Green. Wicket no. 2 for Mitch McClenaghan on BBL debut 144/8
    19.6 slower full-toss outside off, dragged across the line between deep midwicket and wide long-on. They chance a second. The throw from the deep is to the keeper's end. Buttler takes the ball on the half-volley and whips the bails off to catch Abbott short on the second 149/9
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    Extras
    3 (nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    149/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.45)
    Did not bat: DE Bollinger
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (JJ Roy, 2.2 ov), 2-55 (NJ Maddinson, 6.3 ov), 3-74 (MC Henriques, 9.3 ov), 4-77 (DP Hughes, 10.5 ov), 5-79 (J Botha, 11.4 ov), 6-116 (PM Nevill, 16.1 ov), 7-139 (SW Billings, 18.2 ov), 8-144 (SNJ O'Keefe, 19.4 ov), 9-149 (SA Abbott, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CJ Green3032010.6653200
    AL Fekete403719.2583111
    MJ McClenaghan402526.25122110
    SR Watson1015015.0022100
    Fawad Ahmed411122.75130000
    AJ Nair402927.25102100
  • BATSMEN
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    11.1 Sams returns and breaches through the defences of Paterson. Slower cutter, breaks back in sharply, storms through the gate. Pitches outside off and hits the top of leg stump - that was how special it was 76/2
    0.6 Sams strikes in his first over on T20 debut! And what a wicket that is: Jos Buttler. Good change-up, this. Offcutter, good length, bounces and sticks in the surface. Buttler chips it into the night sky. The bowler himself settles under it 1/1
    17.5 What a debut this is turning out to be for Sams! Two in two this over, including the big scalp of Watson. Back of a length and angling across off, Watson punches crisply but picks out Henriques at cover 126/5
    12.4 Good drop in pace, a bit more overspin. Roher aims to clip it away on the leg side against the break. But he is nowhere close to the pitch and closes the face of the bat early. He winds up scooping a leading edge to short cover 85/3
    17.4 O'Keefe runs in from long leg, dives forward, and holds onto this top edge. Rushing short ball on middle, Gibson's scratchy innings ends. He hooks but only skies it to O'Keefe 126/4
    not out
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    200.00
    not out
    11
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    157.14
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, nb 2, w 3)
    TOTAL
    150/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (JC Buttler, 0.6 ov), 2-76 (KR Patterson, 11.1 ov), 3-85 (BJ Rohrer, 12.4 ov), 4-126 (RJ Gibson, 17.4 ov), 5-126 (SR Watson, 17.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DR Sams401443.50172010
    SNJ O'Keefe402907.2582101
    DE Bollinger403508.7592211
    SA Abbott403909.7565110
    J Botha403218.0092200

Match Notes

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1JC ButtlerKR Patterson
2nd75SR WatsonKR Patterson
3rd9SR WatsonBJ Rohrer
4th41SR WatsonRJ Gibson
5th0SR WatsonAJ Nair
6th24AC BlizzardAJ Nair