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.
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Hussey: Great start to our campaign. I thought we were clinical with the ball, having three world class allrounders helps. The wicket was quite strange. While it was coming on nicely from one end, the other end was a little up and down, the ball was stopping a bit. But it's a good result, good star to our campaign.
A clinical bowling performance then by Sydney Thunder. The total was big, alright, but by no means an impossible one. The manner in which the fielders chipped in was unbelievable. But the chief architects of the win were Andre Russell and Michael Hussey
another big swing, but beaten. Big outcry, no outcome. The back-of-the-hand slower ball again
he looked to hit that into Melbourne, totally deceived by the slower one, rolls to the wicketkeeper
pulled away again, this time gets some bat on it but straight to deep midwicket
swing and a miss. He looked to fetch the full ball from outside off
Bharath Seervi: "That is Bollinger's second six in T20s in 116 matches (15 innings). "
slower bounce outside off, Dougie looked to swing but was already through with the stroke even before the ball got to him
slow bouncer outside off, he plays the half-pull towards mid-on
hit wide of the bowler to mid-off
dabbed to the off side
he's got stuck into that one! Length ball on middle and wow, he's just hit that way into the stands at long-on. He can't believe it even as his partner walks up to him to give a high-five. How clean was that hit? Wonder if that's the best shot if his career. Ricky Ponting, on air, says it's time he retired. It can't get better than that, says Punter. His teammates have a laugh in the dressing room
picked away nicely over the infield, one bounce to deep square leg
another one that nips back in from middle and leg, easy call for the umpire again
sprays it full and way down leg, swing and a miss
swing and a miss. It was banged in short outside off, looks like Bird had decided he will look to play the pull but the head fell apart as he looked to make contact
excellent yorker again, nearly took the off stump with it, through to the wicketkeepr
swing and a miss. He went for a one-handed slow to the slower delivery
full toss on middle, pushed past the bowler to mid-off
dabs it wide of point and sets off for a single that wasn't on, luckily for him, the fielder misses a direct hit at the bowler's end. Bollinger was miles short of the crease