9.22pm A fantastic start to the New Year, as the Thunder take it to the last over, but fall a few runs short against a much-improved Hurricanes side. Defending 189, the Hurricanes were put under pressure from the outset by the dominance of Jos Buttler, who finished with his career-best T20 score, but it was just not enough as the Hurricanes register their first win of the season.

That's it from us, but do hop over tabs to Perth where the Scorchers are bowling against the Sixers.

19.6
1lb
Christian to McClenaghan, 1 leg bye, on the pads, hits the pads and ricochets to fine leg for one leg bye

12 off 2

19.4
4
Christian to Sandhu, FOUR runs, that simplifies the equation. Full down leg, a thick inside edge through fine leg for four.
19.3
6
Christian to Sandhu, SIX runs, still in it! Not over just yet. Full and straight from Christian, lofted over long-on. Just clears the boundary

Abdul Moeen: "career highest T20 score by Buttler"

19.1
W
Christian to Sandhu, OUT, is that the game? That may be, but there is also a send-off from Wade. Buttler's short and the Thunder are gone. A short slower delivery outside off, creeps underneath Sandhu's bat. Wade picks up cleanly and hits the stumps direct to find Buttler a few inches short. Loud celebration right in Buttler's face. End of a terrific innings.

JC Buttler run out (†Wade) 81 (43b 7x4 5x6) SR: 188.37

23 off 6 balls. Sandhu the new man. Buttler not on strike. Christian will bowl it.

18.6
W
Archer to Green, OUT, finds long-off. Did they cross? Overpitched and wide outside off, hit away nicely but can't get enough elevation, picks out long-off

CJ Green c Bailey b Archer 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

18.1
4
Archer to Buttler, FOUR runs, what hands. That's exceptional. 141 yorker around off. The reason he is so good at the scoops is the same reason he can flay straight yorkers through points: the speed of his hands through the line of the ball. Opened the bat face to find the gap, that's skill

30 off 12. Buttler on strike. This over should decide this

17.6
4
Mills to Green, FOUR runs, lovely shot to finish. It's another slower delivery, Green watches the ball onto his bat and lofts the ball over mid-off
17.5
W
Mills to Gibson, OUT, another stunning slower ball. Different release, different trajectory, different result. It looked like an offcutting dipping full toss that crept underneath Gibson's swat and hit the base of middle and leg. Fantastic bowling

RJ Gibson b Mills 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Huzefa: "The simple equation is that Buttler needs to face at least 12 of the 18 remaining deliveries."

16.6
4
Archer to Buttler, FOUR runs, superb batting. A low full toss, he opens the bat face and guides the ball point for four. Very intentional

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69JC ButtlerKR Patterson
2nd56SR WatsonJC Buttler
3rd0CJ FergusonJC Buttler
4th12BJ RohrerJC Buttler
5th12JC ButtlerAJ Nair
6th7JC ButtlerRJ Gibson
7th11JC ButtlerCJ Green
8th0JC ButtlerGS Sandhu
9th13MJ McClenaghanGS Sandhu

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PS1082160.154
AS1073140.801
MR1064120.297
HH105510-0.291
SS104680.331
ST10468-0.039
BH10468-0.437
MS10284-0.926