Result
28th Match, Sydney, Jan 13 2019, Big Bash League
168/6
(17.4/20 ov, target 169)
97
Syd Thunder won by 71 runs
Player Of The Match
Sydney Thunder
1y
• Sam Perry

Strikers fall in a heap after Watson's thunderous fifty

It turned into a one-side encounter at Spotless Stadium with Sydney Thunder's attack sharing the success

Match centre 
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder168/6(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers97(17.4 overs)

The Thunder win by 71 runs. What a horrible batting collapse by the Strikers. They lost 7 for 22 to be all out for 97! They lost three in the Powerplay and despite a small rebuild by Ingram and Wells they were always well behind the rate and never recovered. Shane Watson had a great day with both the bat and his captaincy, mixing his bowlers well and never allowing any batsmen to settle. Shane Watson is the Player of the Match for his 68 from 40 balls. He was a class above on a slow surface. That is a huge result for the Thunder. They jump to second on the BBL table for the time being while the Strikers slip from second to fifth. It is that tight. There are two more games today following this one. The Renegades host the Heat in Geelong before the Scorchers face the Sixers in Perth. Hope you can stay with us for more BBL coverage. But from Sydney, for now, it's goodbye.

17.4
w
Sams to O'Connor, OUT
Is this a run out? Stanlake lost his bat. Oh no! He's out on replay! What a horror way to end it. It was pushed to midwicket for a tight one, Green gathered and threw to Lenton, Stanlake was going to make his ground easily, but as he slid his bat it stuck in the ground just short of the line, he lost control of it, his next step was just short of the line, his body was over the line but in the air when Lenton broke the stumps! So unfortunate for big Billy.
B Stanlake run out (Green/†Lenton) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
17.3
1
Sams to Stanlake, 1 run
full yorker, outside off, he jams the bat down and gets an outside edge that runs to third man

Craig: "I personally prefer these 160-180 run contests as bowling is also a skill. As much as I feel Lynn etc should be in the ODI team, when someone just stands there hitting like a baseballer it is quite boring to me!"

17.2
1
Sams to O'Connor, 1 run
fuller outside off, he pushes this on the front foot to long off
17.1
w
Sams to Rashid Khan, OUT
caught at deep square! Short slower ball, Rashid sets himself, he toes a pull shot high to deep square but nowhere near far enough to reach the rope, Nair comes in, steadies himself and takes the catch
Rashid Khan c Nair b Sams 8 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sams back on

end of over 176 runs
AS: 95/8CRR: 5.58 • RRR: 24.66 • Need 74 from 18b
Liam O'Connor0 (4)
Rashid Khan8 (7)
Chris Jordan3-0-23-1
Arjun Nair3-0-12-3

Karan: "For Rashid Khan, it's time to prove himself again for the team." Not sure he needs to prove himself. They already value him as their most important player.

16.6
Jordan to O'Connor, no run
another 137kph wide yorker, he backs away and misses again
16.5
Jordan to O'Connor, no run
135kph, full yorker outside off, he misses trying to squeeze it to third man
16.5
1w
Jordan to O'Connor, 1 wide
short and way wide of off, too wide and called
16.4
1
Jordan to Rashid Khan, 1 run
shorter length, he flat bats it towards long on
16.3
2
Jordan to Rashid Khan, 2 runs
he whips out the helicopter whip, it flies miles in the air behind square, but Sangha didn't see, it landed 30m away from Sangha inside the rope behind square! They get two
16.2
2
Jordan to Rashid Khan, 2 runs
106kph, slower ball bouncer, he pulls high off the top edge, it falls safely at square leg and they run two so he can keep the strike
16.1
Jordan to Rashid Khan, no run
132kph, short ball outside off, he sets himself and swats it, miscuing towards mid off
end of over 161 runs • 2 wicket
AS: 89/8CRR: 5.56 • RRR: 20.00 • Need 80 from 24b
Liam O'Connor0 (2)
Rashid Khan3 (3)
Arjun Nair3-0-12-3
Fawad Ahmed4-0-20-1

Loui: "It's not the batting but the "wickets" that have been poor this season" Yes the pitches have been poor this season. No question of that.

15.6
Nair to O'Connor, no run
tossed up on middle, he defends into the leg side and again they opt not to take the available single
15.5
Nair to O'Connor, no run
top spinner, he pushes forward, gets an outside that runs past slip, there's an easy one, but Rashid sends him back
15.4
w
Nair to Laughlin, OUT
caught at long off! Off break tossed up outside off, he swings hard, trying to hit straight down the ground, he slices it high to long off, Jordan is 10m off the rope and he takes the catch easily.
B Laughlin c Jordan b Nair 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
15.3
Nair to Laughlin, no run
83kph, tossed up outside off, he pushes on the front foot back to the bowler
15.2
w
Nair to Neser, OUT
Bowled him! Dragged on! A tossed up carrom ball, outside off, he tries to sweep, gets a bottom edge and drags it onto the off stump!
MG Neser b Nair 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Stuart: "The ECB said they are modelling their new competition on the Big Bash.........I hope they are watching closely how poor this season has been. Standard of batting is dreadful on a whole this year "

15.1
1
Nair to Rashid Khan, 1 run
81kph, tossed up on off, he dances out and swipes this through midwicket to the sweeper
end of over 155 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 88/6CRR: 5.86 • RRR: 16.20 • Need 81 from 30b
Michael Neser0 (1)
Rashid Khan2 (2)
Fawad Ahmed4-0-20-1
Arjun Nair2-0-11-1

Shaji Pappan: "Big bash is super and exciting and innovative league. Only IPL is better but that's because of Indian contingent just imagine the range of BBL if Indian players were also allowed to play. "

14.6
Fawad Ahmed to Neser, no run
84kph, leg break on middle, he defends on the front foot
Best performances - batsmen
SR Watson
68 runs (40)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
6181861028
CA Ingram
48 runs (30)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
10111194102
Best performances - bowlers
AJ Nair
O
3
M
0
R
12
W
3
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Thunder , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)12.45 start, First Session 12.45-13.05, Interval 13.05-13.25, Second Session 13.25- 14.45
Match days13 January 2019 (20-over match)
Umpires
Gerard Abood
Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
Troy Penman
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Adelaide Strikers 0