Final (N), Melbourne, January 24, 2016, Big Bash League
(19.3/20 ov, T:177) 181/7

Thunder won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Stars Innings
Thunder Innings
Melbourne Stars  (20 ovs maximum)
Marcus Stoinis c Russell b Watson5861062.50
Luke Wright  b Watson2324322195.83
Kevin Pietersen c & b Green74396445189.74
Peter Handscomb c Hussey b Green991310100.00
David Hussey (c) b Kallis21141821150.00
Rob Quiney c & b Russell2480050.00
Evan Gulbis c Green b McKay16111830145.45
Adam Zampa run out (Rohrer)15101310150.00
Ben Hilfenhaus not out 013000.00
Daniel Worrall run out (†Hartley)00100-
Extras(b 4, w 7)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.80, 92 Mins)176/9
Did not bat: Michael Beer 
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Marcus Stoinis, 1.2 ov), 2-50 (Luke Wright, 6.6 ov), 3-85 (Peter Handscomb, 10.4 ov), 4-131 (David Hussey, 14.5 ov), 5-139 (Kevin Pietersen, 15.6 ov), 6-144 (Rob Quiney, 16.2 ov), 7-176 (Adam Zampa, 19.4 ov), 8-176 (Evan Gulbis, 19.5 ov), 9-176 (Daniel Worrall, 19.6 ov)
Andre Russell403017.50124050
16.2 to RJ Quiney, gone. Dre Russ gets the wicket. A slower full toss on middle. Quiney is beaten for pace as he tries to clip the ball but is through the shot early, chips the ball straight back to Russell who takes an easy catch. 144/6
Shane Watson301725.6691100
1.2 to MP Stoinis, gone. Stoinis goes. Watson gets the wicket. And Stonis has holed out to mid-off. Back of a length outside off, Stoinis looks to go over the top of mid-on but skews it up and straight to mid-off where Dre completes an easy catch.. 6/1
6.6 to LJ Wright, bowled im. Big wicket for Stars. A nice slower delivery, shorter bouncer. Wright is quick on his stroke and can only inside-edged onto the stumps. Wright's middling series ends.. 50/2
Clint McKay4040110.0043110
19.5 to EP Gulbis, heaved away to midwicket and taken by Chris Green on the boundary. Catches it inside the boundary, throws the ball up as he steps on the boundary and then returns to take the catch. All fine, well done. These could prove to be crucial runs. 176/8
Jacques Kallis302418.0083100
14.5 to DJ Hussey, the best delivery in the game. Yorker, speared in the blockhole on off. Dav Hussey misses his dig and the off stumps is rattled. 131/4
Fawad Ahmed2024012.0031200
Chris Green403729.2572210
10.4 to PSP Handscomb, clipped straight to midwicket. Poor placement. Full delivery on middle, Handscomb comes down and whips it but finds short midwicket who is the only man in the circle in the leg side. 85/3
15.6 to KP Pietersen, gone. KP is walking back. Full on middle, Pietersen pushes a drive back at Green. Not sure all the fielders knew it. They think its a bump ball, but KP has scooped it back. End of a really good innings, match-turning knock.. 139/5
Sydney Thunder  (T: 177 runs from 20 ovs)
Usman Khawaja c Worrall b Hussey70405753175.00
Jacques Kallis c Pietersen b Zampa28273640103.70
Shane Watson c Hussey b Stoinis6770085.71
Michael Hussey (c) b Zampa18152210120.00
Andre Russell c †Handscomb b Stoinis1081401125.00
Ben Rohrer not out 1392101144.44
Aiden Blizzard run out (Beer)167721228.57
Chris Green c Hussey b Stoinis85410160.00
Chris Hartley not out 00300-
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 8)12
TOTAL19.3 Ov (RR: 9.28, 89 Mins)181/7
Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Jacques Kallis, 9.1 ov), 2-94 (Shane Watson, 10.3 ov), 3-123 (Usman Khawaja, 13.3 ov), 4-142 (Michael Hussey, 15.3 ov), 5-146 (Andre Russell, 16.3 ov), 6-163 (Aiden Blizzard, 17.6 ov), 7-172 (Chris Green, 18.5 ov)
Daniel Worrall3.3042012.0063220
Ben Hilfenhaus2021010.5023000
Michael Beer302508.33104100
Evan Gulbis201909.5020110
Adam Zampa403228.0081121
9.1 to JH Kallis, KP takes a tumbling catch and the crowd finds its voice. Tossed up, Zampa cramps the batsman for room. Kallis uses his feet, does not middle the lofted hit, and holes out to long-on. Cool catch from KP. 86/1
15.3 to MEK Hussey, Zampa bowls Hussey! The MCG roars. Nice, full, and straight, Hussey goes low and can't lay bat on the slog-sweep. Zampa hits. Hussey takes his helmet off and acknowledges the crowd as he walks back. He gets a standing ovation. Hussey ends his final innings in Australia on 18. Looks like the chat with Warne has worked for Zampa. He has been impressive tonight. 142/4
Marcus Stoinis403037.5072030
10.3 to SR Watson, the slower ball works against Watson! Offcutting full ball, Watson wants to flick it away. Instead, he chips it into the hands of David Hussey. This Hussey can afford a laugh for now. 94/2
16.3 to AD Russell, Big, big wicket. Russell is on his bike. Offcutter, short and outside off. Russell swings early and edges it behind to Handscomb. Stoinis is pumped. 146/5
18.5 to CJ Green, Stoinis hits back, David Hussey takes a smart catch. Another slower ball outside off, Green goes low and looks to launch this out of the park. He only slices it to cover. 172/7
David Hussey10919.0020100
13.3 to UT Khawaja, Khawaja is gone! rank full toss outside off, Khawaja slices it off a thick outside edge. It drops into the hands of Worrall at backward point. Good overhead catch. 123/3
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TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Usman Khawaja
Player Of The Series
Chris Lynn
Series resultSydney Thunder won the 2015/16 Big Bash League
Hours of play (local time)19.20 start, First Session 19.20-20.35, Interval 20.35-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.05
Match days24 January 2016 - night (20-over match)
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