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RESULT
(N), Melbourne, December 17, 2011, Big Bash League
(19/20 ov, T:154) 154/4

Thunder won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars 153/7(20 overs)
Scott Coyte2/26 (4)
Sydney Thunder 154/4(19 overs)
Clint McKay1/21 (3)
end of over 199 runs
ST: 154/4CRR: 8.10 
Ben Dunk19 (21)
David Warner102 (51)
David Hussey 2-0-22-0
Luke Wright 4-0-35-1

Warner gets a hug from Gayle as he is walking back to the hut. He looks to be in menacing touch. He has all but sealed the opening spot in the Boxing day Test then. Except for Faulkner, every bowler was taken for runs by Warner. Dunk, the non-striker echoes the popular sentiment when he says "Unfortunately for Thunder, Warner, won't be available for the length of the tournament"

A feedbacker weirdly named Fedexrafa asks if it was three T20 hundreds on the trot for Warner. He seems to have forgotten the ducks in the two match series in South Africa

Warner, predictably, has been awarded the Man of the match. That's it from all of us here. Please do join us for the Adelaide Strikers V Melbourne Renegades game tomorrow

18.6
4
Hussey to Dunk, FOUR runs

fuller on the leg stump. Dunk lofts it to deep midwicket for a boundary and Thunder seal two points from this game

18.5
Hussey to Dunk, no run

comes forward and turns it to short fine-leg

18.4
1
Hussey to Warner, 1 run

drives it to long-off for a single

18.3
2
Hussey to Warner, 2 runs

hundreds of successive innings for Warner as he pulls a full-toss to deep midwicket for a couple. The boos early in the evening have converted to cheers. He has won the crowd over then

18.2
Hussey to Warner, no run

fuller ball outside the off stump. Warner drives it back to the bowler

18.1
2
Hussey to Warner, 2 runs

on the leg stump. Warner turns it to deep midwicket and gets a couple

Hussey comes back into the attack now

end of over 1811 runs
ST: 145/4CRR: 8.05 RRR: 4.50
David Warner97 (47)
Ben Dunk15 (19)
Luke Wright 4-0-35-1
Jade Dernbach 4-0-36-0
17.6
1
Wright to Warner, 1 run

short ball on the middle stump. Warner pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

17.5
1
Wright to Dunk, 1 run

fuller ball outside the off stump. Dunk comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

17.4
Wright to Dunk, no run

on the leg stump and slower in pace as he is hit on the pads

17.3
1
Wright to Warner, 1 run

drives it to long-off for a single

17.2
6
Wright to Warner, SIX runs

comes down the track and converts the intended yorker to a full toss and smashes it over midwicket for his sixth six of the innings

17.1
2
Wright to Warner, 2 runs

fuller ball outside the off stump. Warner comes down the track and slices it to sweeper cover for a couple

end of over 1712 runs
ST: 134/4CRR: 7.88 RRR: 6.66
David Warner87 (43)
Ben Dunk14 (17)
Jade Dernbach 4-0-36-0
Luke Wright 3-0-24-1
16.6
1
Dernbach to Warner, 1 run

short ball. Dernbach shortens the length a touch and Warner plays the similar dab to deep midwicket, this time for a single

16.5
2
Dernbach to Warner, 2 runs

short on the off stump. Warner's bat at the moment is a magnet for the ball as he allows the ball to come on and dabs it to deep midwicket for a couple

16.4
1
Dernbach to Dunk, 1 run

pushes it to leg side for a single

16.3
1
Dernbach to Warner, 1 run

drives it to point for a single

16.2
6
Dernbach to Warner, SIX runs

fuller and slower on the off stump. Warner lofts it over the bowlers head for his fifth six of the innings. He has contributed more than one fourth to the tournament's sixes tally , as of now

16.1
1
Dernbach to Dunk, 1 run

turns it to short fine-leg for a single

end of over 167 runs
ST: 122/4CRR: 7.62 RRR: 8.00
Ben Dunk12 (15)
David Warner77 (39)
Luke Wright 3-0-24-1
James Faulkner 4-0-20-2
15.6
1
Wright to Dunk, 1 run

pushes it to the off side for a single

15.5
Wright to Dunk, no run
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
Series
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Thunder
David Warner
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50
Match days17 December 2011 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Paul Wilson
Australia
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Australia
Geoff Joshua
Match Referee
Australia
David Levens
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Melbourne Stars 0
Thunder Innings
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