Result
31st Match (D/N), Sydney, Jan 11 2020, Big Bash League
162/6
(19.4/20 ov, target 163)
166/6
Syd Thunder won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
Sydney Thunder
ST Innings
Full commentary

Sydney Thunder won by four wickets but they made it tough for themselves in the second half of the chase with some poor shot selection. The opening stand between Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja set the platform, but they were grateful to the calm head of Alex Ross. Overall, a good game. The Hurricanes batting spluttered for a long while due to some odd tactics but they got a decent score in the end. The win takes the Thunder up to third in the table while things get tougher for the Hurricanes. That's all from here, but you can head over to catch the action from Perth Scorchers against Brisbane Heat in Perth. Enjoy that one and I'll see you again tomorrow. Goodnight!

19.4
4
Ellis to Ross, FOUR runs
there it is! He cuts away a length ball through backward point. Well played by Alex Ross
19.3
2
Ellis to Ross, 2 runs
back of a length on leg stump, worked around the corner behind square and the scores are level

Super Over, anyone?

Amanda: "What happened to Riley Meredith?" Injured

19.2
1lb
Ellis to Nair, 1 leg bye
short on leg stump, goes to paddle it away, takes the thigh pad but it didn't matter how Ross got back on strike
19.1
Ellis to Nair, no run
a full and straight slower ball, pushed back to the bowler...a dot

Four needed off the last over. Nair on strike. Ellis to bowl

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 159/6CRR: 8.36 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 4 runs from 6b
Arjun Nair1 (1)
Alex Ross26 (20)
Simon Milenko1-0-3-1
Clive Rose4-0-27-2
18.6
1
Milenko to Nair, 1 run
short of a length, pulled down the ground to long-on and Ross happy to take the single

Shah Safeer: "At one stage, they were going to chase it down with ease"

18.5
1
Milenko to Ross, 1 run
full and straight, a bottom-handed whip down to long-on

6 off 8...

18.4
Milenko to Ross, no run
full at off stump, driven to cover off the toe end
18.3
w
Milenko to Sams, OUT
what is he doing?! Another ridiculous shot, really. Short of a length, he goes to swipe it over the leg side, gets a huge top edge that midwicket settles under
DR Sams c Wade b Milenko 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
18.2
1
Milenko to Ross, 1 run
a crunching pull to deep midwicket
18.1
Milenko to Ross, no run
short outside off, cut very hard to backward point...oh dear, that's hit Bailey where it hurts!

Surely the Thunder can't mess it up from here?

end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 156/5CRR: 8.66 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 runs from 12b
Alex Ross24 (16)
Daniel Sams1 (1)
Clive Rose4-0-27-2
Nathan Ellis3-0-30-0
17.6
3
Rose to Ross, 3 runs
excellent placement, swept through midwicket, good work by Boland on the rope but it's three and Ross keeps the strike
17.5
6
Rose to Ross, SIX runs
he shows Morris how do it! Skips down the pitch and lofts this miles back over long-off. One of the shots of the match. That could break it
17.4
1
Rose to Sams, 1 run
a bit of a hack down the ground, exposed all his stumps
17.3
1
Rose to Sams, 1 run
full at the pads, sweeps again to deep square

Daniel Sams the new batsman

17.2
w
Rose to Morris, OUT
taken at long-on! Is there another twists to come? That's very careless from Morris, just seemed to half-hit that. A full ball and he chips it down the ground
CH Morris c Qais Ahmad b Rose 17 (12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 141.66
17.1
1
Rose to Ross, 1 run
swept to deep square
end of over 1715 runs
ST: 144/4CRR: 8.47 • RRR: 6.33 • Need 19 runs from 18b
Alex Ross13 (12)
Chris Morris17 (11)
Nathan Ellis3-0-30-0
Clive Rose3-0-15-1

That over has swung it back firmly the Thunder's way

16.6
1lb
Ellis to Ross, 1 leg bye
short on the leg stump, 140kph, beats him for pace and loops off the thigh pad
16.6
1w
Ellis to Ross, 1 wide
another slower ball, slips down the leg side...can't afford those
16.5
1lb
Ellis to Morris, 1 leg bye
gets away with this, on the pads, Morris doesn't make contact
16.4
6
Ellis to Morris, SIX runs
straight down the ground! Morris taking it on...was in the slot from Ellis, a slower ball, and it's a clean swing through the line
16.3
1
Ellis to Ross, 1 run
on the pads, whipped to deep square
16.2
1
Ellis to Morris, 1 run
moves away outside leg, it's a fuller delivery, swung into midwicket
16.1
4
Ellis to Morris, FOUR runs
heaved wide of mid-on! Gets the placement (just) good enough as he takes this from off stump between midwicket and mid-on