1st Semi-Final (N), Adelaide, January 21, 2016, Big Bash League
(17.4/20 ov, T:160) 160/2

Thunder won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
104* (59)
Cricinfo's MVP
147.01 ptsImpact List
Strikers Innings
Thunder Innings
Adelaide Strikers  (20 ovs maximum)
Tim Ludeman c Russell b McKay27-0028.57
Mahela Jayawardene c †Hartley b Watson76-01116.66
Travis Head c Rohrer b McKay2317-40135.29
Brad Hodge (c) b Green1419-0173.68
Alex Ross  b McKay4738-50123.68
Jake Lehmann c Green b Watson1414-10100.00
Michael Neser  b Russell2716-31168.75
Adil Rashid not out 143-21466.66
Ben Laughlin not out 11-00100.00
Extras(nb 1, w 9)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.95)159/7
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Mahela Jayawardene, 1.4 ov), 2-11 (Tim Ludeman, 2.2 ov), 3-42 (Travis Head, 5.3 ov), 4-64 (Brad Hodge, 9.4 ov), 5-106 (Jake Lehmann, 15.2 ov), 6-142 (Michael Neser, 18.6 ov), 7-144 (Alex Ross, 19.2 ov)
Andre Russell403117.75103011
18.6 to MG Neser, gets the yorker right and Neser shuffles across a long way to paddle sweep that, but misses and loses his off stump! A nice cameo from Neser, that Strikers needed desperately, comes to an end. 142/6
Shane Watson402827.0092120
1.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, edged this time, excellent bowling from Watson! He moved this one away again from the batsman who only swung at it with no footwork, and feathered it to the keeper. 8/1
15.2 to JS Lehmann, gets a top edge and he's caught at mid on, easy one for Green. Lehmann shuffles across and swipes on the leg side, doesn't connect it well and sends that high and down the ground before Green gets under it. 106/5
Clint McKay4044311.0095220
2.2 to TP Ludeman, one more - and Russell has taken a stunning catch running backwards! Ludeman shuffled across a bit again, flicked on the leg side and top-edged it into the covers but there's nobody in the deep. Russell has to run backward facing the boundary, from mid-off, and gets under it just in time to get both hands to it. 11/2
5.3 to TM Head, straight to cover! It was pitched up and in the zone to be driven but Head drives it uppishly and straight to Rohrer. 42/3
19.2 to AI Ross, Ross charges down, McKay sends down a beautiful slower delivery, almost a yorker, to deceive Ross who swings and misses that. 144/7
Nathan McAndrew201407.0052000
Chris Green402015.0060000
9.4 to BJ Hodge, misses a straight one! It pitched on length on the off stump and Hodge went for a cross-batted slog to miss it completely!. 64/4
Fawad Ahmed2022011.0043100
Sydney Thunder  (T: 160 runs from 20 ovs)
Usman Khawaja not out 10459-133176.27
Shane Watson c Lehmann b Laughlin78-1087.50
Michael Hussey (c)c †Ludeman b Rashid1113-0084.61
Henry Nicholls not out 3527-12129.62
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 1)3
TOTAL17.4 Ov (RR: 9.05)160/2
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Shane Watson, 4.5 ov), 2-87 (Michael Hussey, 8.5 ov)
Gary Putland403709.25115111
Jon Holland201909.5033000
Michael Neser3033011.0034100
Ben Laughlin302117.0061100
4.5 to SR Watson, gone. Watson falls. Against the run of play. Shortish delivery on middle, Watson goes for the pull but hits it in the air, midwicket takes a sitter in front of his face. Is this the break Strikers need?. 57/1
Travis Head2021010.5021100
Adil Rashid3.402817.6361100
8.5 to MEK Hussey, Rashid does it. Full and wide outside off, Hussey goes for the reverse sweep and is given out caught behind. The fielders went up immediately but the bat may have grazed the surface instead of the ball. Hussey accepts the decision and walks off. Unlucky Hus. 87/2
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TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Usman Khawaja
Series resultSydney Thunder advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.40
Match days21 January 2016 - night (20-over match)
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