Result
14th Match (D/N), Sydney, Dec 28 2019, Big Bash League
149/8
(20 ov, target 150)
149/7
Match tied (Sydney Sixers won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
Sydney Sixers
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder149/8(20 overs)
Lloyd Pope3/23(4)
Tom Curran2/23(4)
Sydney Sixers149/7(20 overs)
end of over 115 runs
ST: 15/0CRR: 15 

The strong crowd of 35,000 have got more than what they would've bargained for. Incredible finish. Sixers now have a second win in the Super Over. Phew, I need a breather just to rest my fingers. Absolute mayhem, but what an enjoyable game of cricket this has been. Thunder made 149, at best a par score but they did incredibly well to nearly defend that. Henriques decided to take the game deep, and it needed some ammunition from Curran to force a Super Over. And once there, the Englishman was in the thick of things again. Didn't make runs, but held his nerve with the ball. He is understandably the Player of the Match as well. On that note, it's time for me - Shashank Kishore - to say goodbye on behalf of P Ranjith. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for tomorrow's clash. Cheers!

Jack Clifton tweets: "What an advertisement for T20 cricket and the BBL! What a game!! Curran nerves of steel in the super over and Henriques all class. Thunder showed fight and will feel like its one that got away. But what a game of cricket!"

0.6
4
Curran to Hales, FOUR runs
it's four, off a thick edge but it doesn't matter. Sixers win by a hair's breadth. What a game, what a finish~

six off one delivery

0.5
6
Curran to Hales, SIX runs
clears the ropes! My, my! They needed a six and he's hit it. Slower and fuller, Hales picks it off the hand, holds his shape, uses the depth of the crease and belts it up and over the bowler's head, right into the sightscreen

Curran got them into the game, then saw delight urn into agony when he was out first ball in the Super over. Here he is now delivering a masterclass

0.4
1
Curran to Khawaja, 1 run
squeezes this yorker-length delivery to deep cover, can't get the second. The crowd roars. Thunder need two sixes to get over the line

Khawaja has to find the fence.

0.3
1
Curran to Hales, 1 run
yorker into the base of leg stump, squeezes this to deep square. Hales slips while turning for the second, so a single is all it will be. 13 off 3. Superb from Curran so far

Hales has played a good amount of cricket with Curran. Let's see who foxes whom

0.2
1
Curran to Khawaja, 1 run
walks across a long way and scoops this slower ball, just about clears short fine but they can't come back for the second. Had no pace to work with
0.1
2
Curran to Khawaja, 2 runs
walks across and smacks this full toss into the gap past the cover fielder. 15 off five

Jimmy Neesham tweets: "16 off the Super over? Impossible"

end of over 116 runs • 2 wicket
SS: 16/2CRR: 16 

Here we go. 17 off six. This is madness, this is epic.

Six years ago, you'd have never imagined Khawaja walking in to face a Super Over

Khawaja and Hales make their way out

Chris Morris isn't a bad option either.

Hales will open. Alex Ross is padded up too.

Bird has a long chat with Henriques, there's Maddinson in the background too.

Does he go for the yorker, or mix up his lengths and bowl the slower bouncers? Does he know the six balls he plans to bowl? Abbott could've been used but he is off the field with a sidestrain.

Tom Curran's chance to seal the game here. He's going to be one tired man at the end of it all, but if he manages to get them over the line, it'll all be worth it.

Remember, if the Super Over is tied, they will split points. Unlimited Super Overs will be in place only for the playoffs/final.

It started perfectly for Thunder. Curran, who struck gold off every ball he faced, was out first ball at his first attempt at slogging in the Super Over. Hughes and Henriques were under incredible pressure. To turn it around from there, play audacious scoops and reverse laps at the risk of losing your wicket, and set a target of 17 is simply incredible. What an effort from Moises. Who comes out for Thunder? Hales and Ferguson, surely? Remember, they've never been in a Super Over before. This is edge-of-the-seat stuff.

0.6
w
Morris to Henriques, 2 runs, OUT
pulled! On the bounce to deep square, they hare back for two, and want the third too. Arjun Nair, backing up behind the keeper, lobs the throw to the bowler and they have a run-out. Thunder need 17 to win
MC Henriques run out
0.5
6
Morris to Henriques, SIX runs
slices this scoop for six! No way, you kidding me or what? He walked across to expose all three stumps to try and scoop, this full toss actually flies off the back of the bat and clears the third man boundary. What is going on? What is going on?
0.4
2
Morris to Henriques, 2 runs
full toss, works this into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on, good running.
0.3
4
Morris to Henriques, FOUR runs
walks across and scoops it over short fine leg! Oh, dear. Oh, my. Brave shot, this ball was a nanosecond away from crashing into the stumps. had he picked it even a fraction late, this would've been curtains. Instead, he'll get a four and Sixers alive
0.2
1
Morris to Hughes, 1 run
full toss on middle, he walks across and whips this to deep square. Good work at the boundary, Henriques wanted the second but couldn't get it.
0.2
0w
Morris to Hughes, 1 wide
sprays this full and too far wide outside off, Sixers off the mark. Extra delivery for them.

Hughes comes in now. How to they approach it? Surely got to look for sixes.

0.1
w
Morris to Curran, OUT
he's got a thick edge and gone! Morris strikes. This was a wild swing across the line, and Curran is out as the thick edge has been snaffled by the keeper. Another twist, first ball.
TK Curran c Gilkes b Morris

Callum Ferguson throws the ball to Chris Tremain. Hang on, not Tremain. Morris takes the ball. Henriques and Curran are the two batsmen for Sixers. Fasten your seatbelts, folks.

end of over 2015 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 149/7CRR: 7.45 
Ben Dwarshuis2 (3)
Chris Tremain4-0-37-0
Chris Morris4-0-36-2

This is the fourth tie in BBL history, all involving Sydney Sixers. Will Sixers back Tom Curran to come out in the Super Over? He's played a blinder to get them here. Thunder involved in a massive team-meeting. Will it be Morris to bowl? Or are they looking towards Chris Green? Exciting stuff.

35,000 fans in at the SCG. No one has left. The noise has just cranked up to another level. Unbelievable atmosphere.

Sixers have won only one out of the four Super Overs they've been involved in. If the Super Over is tied, both sides will split points. No boundary count, remember, no boundary count.

19.6
w
Tremain to Curran, 1 run, OUT
we're going into a Super Over, folks. He pulls straight to deep square, has to turn back for the second, the throw is good, keeper alert, gathers the throw cleanly and gone! What a finish. It's not over yet.
TK Curran run out (Morris/†Gilkes) 35 (17b 5x4 1x6) SR: 205.88

Mid-on goes back

2 off the final ball now. Super over anyone?

19.5
4
Tremain to Curran, FOUR runs
yorker-length, he's got this through to the cover boundary! Oh you beauty, Tom Curran. Searching for a yorker, turns out to be the lowest of low full tosses but Curran finds enough bat and placement to get it past the ring at cover.

6 off 2

19.4
2
Tremain to Curran, 2 runs
toe-ends this towards long-off, they'll scamper two more

8 off 3

19.3
2
Tremain to Curran, 2 runs
into the blockhole, squirted past the circle at midwicket and they'll steal two

10 off 4

19.2
Tremain to Curran, no run
dug in short and angling away, beaten as he tries to arch back and help it over point. Dot ball

10 off 5

19.1
6
Tremain to Curran, SIX runs
he's hammered this over deep midwicket. Wow, what a start! Length on leg stump from around the wicket and he was waiting for it. Gave it a good biff when it arrived, beautiful swing to clear the longest part of the ground

16 off six

end of over 197 runs
SS: 134/6CRR: 7.05 • RRR: 16.00 • Need 16 from 6b
Tom Curran20 (11)
Ben Dwarshuis2 (3)
Chris Morris4-0-36-2
Daniel Sams4-0-24-1
18.6
1
Morris to Curran, 1 run
superb yorker, squeezes one off a thick inside edge, they'll take the single.
18.5
Morris to Curran, no run
looks to walk across to play the pick-up shot, misses. Morris went full and straight, hit him on the pad. Angle meant it was sliding down
18.4
1
Morris to Dwarshuis, 1 run
bunts this full toss to cover
18.3
Morris to Dwarshuis, no run
yorker-length outside off, misses as he tries to carve this through point
18.2
1
Morris to Curran, 1 run
tipped over the bar! Ferguson leaps to grab this one-handed, only for the ball to slip out at extra cover. The batsman thought he was gone, incredible effort
18.1
4
Morris to Curran, FOUR runs
smacked the cover off the ball. Full, right in the slot and he gave it the full monty. No chance for deep cover
end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 127/6CRR: 7.05 • RRR: 11.50 • Need 23 from 12b
Tom Curran14 (7)
Ben Dwarshuis1 (1)
Daniel Sams4-0-24-1
Chris Morris3-0-29-2
17.6
1
Sams to Curran, 1 run
punched to cover for a quick single
17.5
Sams to Curran, no run
17.4
2lb
Sams to Curran, 2 leg byes
full and wide outside off, backs away to carve behind point but misses
17.3
1
Sams to Dwarshuis, 1 run
drills this to cover, quick single taken
17.2
1
Sams to Curran, 1 run
squirts this low full toss to deep cover
17.1
w
Sams to Henriques, OUT
slower and fuller, deceived by the change in pace and he's toe-ended this lofted hit to cover. Ferguson runs back and takes it with a tumble. The game turns again
MC Henriques c Ferguson b Sams 41 (30b 0x4 2x6) SR: 136.66

Stuart: "There is cutthroat competition. Jack Edwards may have played his last game for a while. That was a poor innings."

Best performances - batsmen
CJ Ferguson
52 runs (42)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
0187102816
MC Henriques
41 runs (30)
0 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
8 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
265621413
Best performances - bowlers
L Pope
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
Eco
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
TK Curran
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSydney Thunder , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2019
Player Of The Match
Tom Curran
Season2019/20
Match days28 December 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Tony Wilds
Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
Simon Lightbody
Reserve Umpire
Troy Penman
Match Referee
Bob Parry
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Sydney Thunder 0