END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | SS: 148/9 (22 runs required, RR: 7.40)

  • Lloyd Pope0 (1b)
  • Ben Dwarshuis0 (0b)
  • Daniel Sams4-0-30-3
  • Chris Green3-0-19-1

10:27pm And that is the win for Sydney Thunder. A big enough win in T20s anyway, but they were worried about 20 minutes ago. They'll think about why they couldn't clean this innings up a long while ago, having Sixers five down in seven overs. Top knocks from Curran and Abbott, but Fawad Ahmed's double wicket over to follow Rainbird, Cook, and Sams' early striked had left them too much to do. Two wins in two for Thunder. Thanks for joining our coverage, and don't forget to come back on Boxing Day!

19.6
0
Sams to Pope, no run, yorker in the corridor, looks to drive and is beaten on the inside edge
19.5
W
Sams to O'Keefe, OUT, smashes off stump. Yorker at off stump. he backs away and looks to chop it behind point, but that is too good for him

SNJ O'Keefe b Sams 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lachlan: "Curran for MOTM!! Just like how stoinis won it against NZ in an ODI! "

19.4
0
Sams to O'Keefe, no run, slower ball at a length outside off, swipes at it and misses

Mit Thakkar : "They may not win the match for SS. But this partnership has ensured they do not lose by a big margin and hence save on NRR!"

19.3
W
Sams to Abbott, OUT, taken by long-off. Full slower ball outside off, ends up slicing it as he looks to go straight. Callum Ferguson runs in and takes it with a reverse cup

SA Abbott c Ferguson b Sams 35 (28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

19.2
2
Sams to Abbott, 2 runs, low full toss at leg stump, pings off the inside edge as he looks to slog this. Runs at deep square
19.1
2
Sams to Abbott, 2 runs, full slower ball, wide outside off. Looks leg side as he heaves, but this is over the bowler and rolling out to long-off off the toe-end

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 144/7 (26 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.57, RRR: 26.00)

  • Sean Abbott31 (25b)
  • Chris Green3-0-19-1
  • Nathan McAndrew2-0-26-0
18.6
W
Green to Curran, OUT, taken by long-off! Crafty from Green. Full and fast at the start of the over and slow and wide when they needed to hit the sixes. Curran looks to slog sweep as this drifts across him, but he can only slice it high for long-off to take to his left. his highest score, and a quality innings, but that should be the end of Sixers' chances

TK Curran c Cook b Green 62 (40b 8x4 1x6) SR: 155.00

18.5
1
Green to Abbott, 1 run, floated up full and wide outside off. Gets to the pitch and drags it out to deep midwicket with the attempted slog
18.4
1
Green to Curran, 1 run, yorker length at leg stump, squeezed out to long-on off the inside half
18.3
2
Green to Curran, 2 runs, full and flat at leg stump. Slogs at it and gets a thick inside edge to deep square
18.2
2
Green to Curran, 2 runs, length at middle stump, flicked to deep midwicket's left
18.1
1
Green to Abbott, 1 run, yorker at off stump, jammed past the non-striker, down to long-off

END OF OVER:
18 | 17 Runs | SS: 137/6 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 16.50)

  • Tom Curran57 (36b)
  • Sean Abbott29 (23b)
  • Nathan McAndrew2-0-26-0
  • Fawad Ahmed4-0-33-3
17.6
4
McAndrew to Curran, FOUR runs, wide of long-off. Dangerous territory for Thunder now. Short ball outside off, plenty of room for Curran to slash at this. And he gets it well in front of square, straight off the middle
17.5
0
McAndrew to Curran, no run, slower short ball outside off. Looks to cut, gets an inside edge down the pitch, back at the bowler
17.4
2
McAndrew to Curran, 2 runs, low full toss just outside off. Hammered past the bowler, but long-off puts in a slide to his right and stretches to keep this in for long-on
17.3
4
McAndrew to Curran, FOUR runs, fifty! Tom Curran putting some fear in Thunder now. Low full toss outside off. He looks to chop it square on the off side but gets a thick outside edge that fizzes past short third
17.2
6
McAndrew to Curran, SIX runs, clears the midwicket boundary! Back of the hand slower ball goes wrong and Curran waits on this before slapping across the line, on the rise, to clear the boundary
17.1
1
McAndrew to Abbott, 1 run, slower short ball wide outside off. Slapped on the bounce to extra cover, off the toe-end

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | SS: 120/6 (50 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 16.66)

  • Tom Curran41 (31b)
  • Sean Abbott28 (22b)
  • Fawad Ahmed4-0-33-3
  • Daniel Sams3-0-26-1
16.6
0
Fawad Ahmed to Curran, no run, lbw appeal turned down. That looked very close. Length ball at middle and off, turning away a touch. Abbott looked to sweep and was hit in line. Was it spinning past off stump?
16.5
2
Fawad Ahmed to Curran, 2 runs, length outside off, steps out and pushes hard at it. Gets a thick inside edge into the open midwicket region
16.4
1
Fawad Ahmed to Abbott, 1 run, full on off stump, driven to extra cover's left

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8JL DenlyJ Edwards
2nd6MC HenriquesJ Edwards
3rd18MC HenriquesDP Hughes
4th2JC SilkDP Hughes
5th5DP HughesJR Philippe
6th17TK CurranJR Philippe
7th88SA AbbottTK Curran
8th4SNJ O'KeefeSA Abbott
9th0SNJ O'KeefeBJ Dwarshuis
10th0BJ DwarshuisL Pope

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502