5th Match (N), Melbourne, December 20, 2015, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:179) 177/5

Thunder won by 1 run

Thunder Innings
Stars Innings
Match Details
Sydney Thunder  (20 ovs maximum)
Usman Khawaja not out 1097084123155.71
Jacques Kallis c †Handscomb b Hastings981810112.50
Aiden Blizzard c Wright b Zampa39120033.33
Shane Watson lbw b Maxwell1230050.00
Michael Hussey (c)lbw b Maxwell16111320145.45
Andre Russell c Faulkner b Hastings22162040137.50
Ben Rohrer c Maxwell b Boland1250050.00
Clint McKay not out 93701300.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 5)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.90, 84 Mts)178/6
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Jacques Kallis, 4.3 ov), 2-55 (Aiden Blizzard, 7.5 ov), 3-59 (Shane Watson, 8.6 ov), 4-101 (Michael Hussey, 12.5 ov), 5-154 (Andre Russell, 17.4 ov), 6-159 (Ben Rohrer, 18.5 ov)
Ben Hilfenhaus2022011.0053110
James Faulkner4049012.2564221
Scott Boland301816.00102000
18.5 to BJ Rohrer, short on middle, Rohrer connects well with a pull but picks out Maxi at deep midwicket. Simple catch and Boland breaks his duck on the wickets column. 159/6
John Hastings403228.0085020
4.3 to JH Kallis, Hastings draws the outside edge and breaks this busy opening stand. Full and outside off from wide of the crease. Kallis plays away from the body as he throws his hands at a drive and nicks it behind. 36/1
17.4 to AD Russell, Faulkner pulls off a cracker of a catch! Takes down Russell. Banged in short and rises outside off, Russell muscles it towards long-on. Faulkner is in the way... He leaps off his feet, and takes an overhead catch by the edge of the boundary. He hangs onto the ball even as he tumbles onto the ground. 154/5
Glenn Maxwell402827.0083000
8.6 to SR Watson, trapped plumb in front! Darted full and straight, Watson is struck flush on the front boot as he does not connect with a sweep. It would have hit middle and off. 59/3
12.5 to MEK Hussey, flighted full and on middle, Maxi gets Hussey lbw! He steps forward and is rapped on the front pad. It would have hit middle and leg. 101/4
Adam Zampa302719.0062100
7.5 to AC Blizzard, Zampa strikes in his first over. Blizzard holes out to long-on. He comes down the track, does not get close to the pitch and drags it to Wright who grabs it and plays up with the crowd. 55/2
Melbourne Stars  (T: 179 runs from 20 ovs)
Marcus Stoinis lbw b Russell27192540142.10
Luke Wright c Hussey b Russell18152340120.00
Kevin Pietersen c Fawad Ahmed b McKay76426256180.95
Glenn Maxwell c Sandhu b Kallis28150025.00
David Hussey (c) b Watson037000.00
James Faulkner not out 45364620125.00
Peter Handscomb not out 00900-
Extras(lb 2, nb 3, w 4)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.85, 96 Mts)177/5
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Luke Wright, 5.2 ov), 2-48 (Marcus Stoinis, 5.3 ov), 3-67 (Glenn Maxwell, 8.5 ov), 4-80 (David Hussey, 10.3 ov), 5-164 (Kevin Pietersen, 18.2 ov)
Andre Russell402827.00112002
5.2 to LJ Wright, gone! Back of a length on middle and off, Wright goes fore the pull but can only slice a lob to mid-on. Easily taken by Hussey over his head. The extra pace of Andre did for Wright who struggled with timing on that stroke. 48/1
5.3 to MP Stoinis, two in two! Russell gets another. Full on middle, Stoinis is beaten for pace and the ball sneaks through and hits Stoinis in front. The umpire gives him but replays show the ball was going over middle. 48/2
Gurinder Sandhu3037012.3363301
Clint McKay302719.0053000
18.2 to KP Pietersen, gone! Massive wicket. Short delivery on middle, KP goes for the pull and can only top-edge it to fine leg, Fawad nervously gets under it and hold on. Lots of relief from Fawad, but an amazing innings from KP. 164/5
Jacques Kallis403418.5094010
8.5 to GJ Maxwell, gone! Maxwell has picked out the man at short midwicket. Goes for the pull but toe-ends the ball to Sandhu. Massive wicket. The ball was there to hit but the ball did not get to Maxi as quick as he expected. 67/3
Shane Watson302919.6693120
10.3 to DJ Hussey, bowled im. Gone. Hussey goes for the slog over midwicket and misses completely. The ball clips the leg stump. 80/4
Fawad Ahmed302006.6680200
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Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Usman Khawaja
Hours of play (local time)19.25 start, First Session 19.25-20.50, Interval 20.40-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.35
Match days20 December 2015 - night (20-over match)
Paul Wilson
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Michael Graham-Smith
Reserve Umpire
Daryl Brigham
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Melbourne Stars 0
Win Probability
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Over 20 • MS 177/5

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