Result
17th Match (N), Big Bash League at Sydney, Jan 2 2019
142/6
(20 ov, target 143)
141/5
Syd Thunder won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
Sydney Thunder
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder142/6(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers141/5(20 overs)
end of over 2018 runs
PS: 141/5CRR: 7.05 
Ashton Turner60 (36)
William Bosisto23 (21)
Daniel Sams3-0-36-0
Sam Rainbird3-0-18-0

10:38pm That is all we have from our coverage tonight! Thanks for coming, and see you soon.

Sam: "So Pranay keeps his virtual hat "

Wilthought: "appears that Coulter Nile's horrific misfield in the final over of the Thunder innings has come back to haunt them. "

Rat: "Coulter-Nile's tragic fumble cost them the match!"

Callum Ferguson is the Man of the Match.

10:31pm A win by one run! Sydney Thunder very nearly letting a massive advantage slip. But what a partnership between Turner and Bosisto. Came together at 54 for 5 at the start of the 12th over, with a required rate of nearly ten on a pitch that appeared unplayable. Not to mention, they came together in the middle of a dramatic collapse that read 4 for 4. The win puts Thunder in second place, but things have only gotten worse for Scorchers who now have only one win in five games and a serious batting disaster to sort out.

19.6
2
Sams to Turner, 2 runs
he's done it! Sams has just about held on. Slower ball, short of a length outside off. Turns away from him as he goes angled-bat on this and across the line. Can only get it along the floor to long-on's left

And now another chat between Sams and Watson

19.5
2
Sams to Turner, 2 runs
just clears extra cover. Good slower ball, full outside off. Doesn't get to the pitch as he looks to drill this straight. Thick outside edge is over Watson

A big chat now between bowler and Watson

19.5
1w
Sams to Turner, 1 wide
full and wide outside off, very very wide outside off. Left alone. Turner's shuffles into the off side is forcing him to push it wide
19.5
1w
Sams to Turner, 1 wide
wide! The home crowd cannot believe this. Are those boos for the umpire? He isn't wrong here at all. Short of a length, turning a long way away outside off
19.4
4
Sams to Turner, FOUR runs
beats deep square leg! Sams with a thigh-high full toss at off stump. Turner walks into the off side and shovels it behind square on the leg side. Fielder sprints and lunges at this but can't get his fingers on it
19.3
2
Sams to Turner, 2 runs
slower ball, cutting away from the wide marker. But Turner swipes at it and gets it to long-off off the toe-end. Sandhu is slow there and they pick up the second

Damian: "Why would Watson not bowl Sandhu for the last over when he hasn't even gone for a boundary???"

19.2
4
Sams to Turner, FOUR runs
bisects deep midwicket and long-on! And that's fifty for Turner. Slower ball at a length, skidding in at middle stump and he gets behind the line to punch this firmly. Strong arms
19.1
2
Sams to Turner, 2 runs
slower ball, yorker length outside off. Tough to hit that. Meets it on the full and jams it out to long-o
end of over 198 runs
PS: 123/5CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 20.00
William Bosisto23 (21)
Ashton Turner44 (30)
Sam Rainbird3-0-18-0
Chris Green4-0-32-1

Superb over from Rainbird. Sams will try to defend 19 now. He's around the wicket as well.

18.6
2
Rainbird to Bosisto, 2 runs
short ball in at the hips. Walks at it and pulls to deep square's right
18.5
1b
Rainbird to Turner, 1 bye
slower ball, at a length and wide outside off. Swipes at it and is beaten. Buttler can't collect cleanly as this dies on him
18.4
1b
Rainbird to Bosisto, 1 bye
looks for the reverse ramp but can't get bat on it. Slower ball, short of a length in the corridor. Clips his back thigh and rolls through to Buttler
18.3
1
Rainbird to Turner, 1 run
full and wide outside off, inside edge onto the pitch and into the body as he backs away and looks to carve this
18.2
1
Rainbird to Bosisto, 1 run
slower ball, short and wide outside off. Gets low and chops it to sweeper's left
18.1
2
Rainbird to Bosisto, 2 runs
slower short ball outside off. Pulled past the non-striker and to long-on's left

Rainbird, around the wicket

end of over 1815 runs
PS: 115/5CRR: 6.38 • RRR: 14.00
Ashton Turner43 (28)
William Bosisto18 (17)
Chris Green4-0-32-1
Gurinder Sandhu2-0-13-0

28 off 12 now, and Thunder are worried

17.6
6
Green to Turner, SIX runs
pumps it long over long-on! Green slows it down and beats him in flight outside off. He runs down at it and clubs it anyway. Superb connection despite having to reach out a long way. A great over has turned in the last two balls
17.5
4
Green to Turner, FOUR runs
low full toss on off stump, backs away, makes room, and hammers this back past the non-striker
17.4
2
Green to Turner, 2 runs
full and wide and slow outside off. Batsman's moved a long way down leg side and toe-ends this to long-off
17.3
1lb
Green to Bosisto, 1 leg bye
short of a length at leg stump, steps out and cops it on the thigh as he looks to flick. Buttler swoops down on it, swivels and puts in a throw that misses at the other end. Would have been out
Best performances - batsmen
AJ Turner
60 runs (36)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
4861613166
JC Buttler
55 runs (54)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
5913081613
Best performances - bowlers
Fawad Ahmed
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
AC Agar
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Thunder , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Callum Ferguson
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)19.15 start, First Session 19.15-20.35, Interval 20.35-20.55, Second Session 20.55- 22.15
Match days02 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Paul Wilson
Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
Troy Penman
Match Referee
Peter Marshall
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Perth Scorchers 0