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1st Match (N), Sydney, December 17, 2015, Big Bash League
(19.5/20 ov, T:159) 122

Thunder won by 36 runs

Thunder Innings
Sixers Innings
Match Details
Sydney Thunder  (20 ovs maximum)
Jacques Kallis c Lyon b Abbott1517-1088.23
Aiden Blizzard lbw b Bollinger127-30171.42
Michael Hussey (c)not out 8059-54135.59
Shane Watson  b Lyon1612-11133.33
Ben Rohrer c Lyon b Lawford3020-21150.00
Andre Russell not out 45-0080.00
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.90)158/4
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Aiden Blizzard, 1.6 ov), 2-49 (Jacques Kallis, 7.2 ov), 3-69 (Shane Watson, 10.4 ov), 4-141 (Ben Rohrer, 18.2 ov)
Jackson Bird302909.6674100
Doug Bollinger403318.2594100
1.6 to AC Blizzard, gone! Did that keep a bit low? Seemed to, as Blizzard shaped to pull a back-of-a-length ball, and it crept through at knee-height and smacked him on the pad, right in front of middle and off stump. 18/1
Johan Botha402706.7550100
Sean Abbott302819.3372200
7.2 to JH Kallis, short and wide and that isn't the greatest delivery to pick up a wicket, but it will do. Seemed to stop on the pitch and Kallis is a little early on his back-foot slash, ends up hitting it high and Lyon at deep point dives forward to take a good low catch. 49/2
Nathan Lyon402817.0091100
10.4 to SR Watson, bowled him! Looks to swipe this one across the line, it's quicker and skids through and turns past his inside edge to take out his stumps. 69/3
Trent Lawford201216.0041000
18.2 to BJ Rohrer, back-of-a-length, hits the pitch hard, and Rohrer's attempted pull goes wrong. Hits high on the bat, loops high in the air, and short fine leg catches it easily. 141/4
Sydney Sixers  (T: 159 runs from 20 ovs)
Brad Haddin  b Russell1311-11118.18
Michael Lumb lbw b Kallis3427-40125.92
Nic Maddinson (c) b Russell712-1058.33
Jordan Silk c Green b Watson88-10100.00
Ryan Carters c & b Green89-1088.88
Johan Botha c Hussey b McKay1317-1076.47
Sean Abbott c & b Watson03-000.00
Trent Lawford  b Watson43-10133.33
Nathan Lyon c Rohrer b Russell44-10100.00
Jackson Bird not out 1415-0193.33
Doug Bollinger c Kallis b McKay910-0190.00
Extras(lb 3, w 5)8
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 6.15)122
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Brad Haddin, 3.3 ov), 2-37 (Nic Maddinson, 5.5 ov), 3-57 (Jordan Silk, 8.3 ov), 4-73 (Michael Lumb, 10.4 ov), 5-75 (Ryan Carters, 11.4 ov), 6-76 (Sean Abbott, 12.3 ov), 7-80 (Trent Lawford, 12.6 ov), 8-85 (Nathan Lyon, 13.6 ov), 9-105 (Johan Botha, 16.5 ov), 10-122 (Doug Bollinger, 19.5 ov)
Chris Green201417.0061100
11.4 to RGL Carters, as easy as they come. He was deceived in flight, but still looked to go over the bowler's head, but only manages to chip one back to Chip Green, who takes the simplest of return catches. More trouble for Sydney Sixers. 75/5
Gurinder Sandhu3030010.0052130
Clint McKay2.501123.88101000
16.5 to J Botha, slower delivery off the back of the hand, he backs away to slap it over cover but can't get the elevation, Hussey at cover takes a simple catch. First wicket of the night for Clint McKay. 105/9
19.5 to DE Bollinger, swung across the line again, he got some bat on it but it was off the toe end as the deep midwicket fielder kept his eye on the ball to complete an easy catch. After seven successive losses against their cross town rivals, Sydney Thunder have finally broken the jinx.. 122/10
Andre Russell411333.25182000
3.3 to BJ Haddin, that is a ripper! Full and straight on middle at a lively pace, a little bit of swing in the air too, the ball shapes away a touch and Haddin who made a bit of room to go over the off side was late to get down on the ball, the middle stump is disturbed as Thunders rally around Russell. Big wicket first up. 28/1
5.5 to NJ Maddinson, right into the block hole and he's got a second. This one was full on leg stump, Maddinson looked to back away to squeeze that through the off side, but only manged to get a thick inside edge onto the back pad as the ball deflected onto the stumps. Shoaib Akhtar-like celebration from Russell, Thunder are on top. 37/2
13.6 to NM Lyon, slower ball on middle, he makes room and simply guides it into the hands of the backward point fielder. As easy as they come, almost like giving catch practice like they do during warm-ups. Sydney Sixers have now lost five wickets for 12 runs. . 85/8
Jacques Kallis301615.33111110
10.4 to MJ Lumb, full and straight on leg stump, Lumb looks to walk across to play the pick up shot but misses it, big appeal from Kallis, the leg stump wasn't visible and the ball seems to have pitched just a touch outside leg. It doesn't matter, Kallis is over the moon, but Lumb shakes his head as he walks off. 73/4
Fawad Ahmed302207.3352000
Shane Watson201336.5062010
8.3 to JC Silk, short, he fetches the pull from outside off and finds the only man in the deep. Chris Green at deep backward square leg did not have to move an inch. As easy as they come and Sydney Sixers are in trouble. 57/3
12.3 to SA Abbott, length ball on middle, he hits it off the middle but can only hit it into the bucket hands of Shane Watson. Takes it quite easily on his follow through. 76/6
12.6 to TL Lawford, full straight and dead on middle. He swung early, but only connected the humid air as the length ball hit the top of middle. Watson's on fire. Surely, that's the game.. 80/7
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TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Michael Hussey
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 days17 December 2015 - night (20-over match)
Geoff Joshua
Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
Sam Nogajski
Reserve Umpire
David Taylor
Match Referee
Bob Stratford
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Sydney Sixers 0
Sixers Innings
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