RESULT
29th Match (N), Sydney, January 18, 2017, Big Bash League
(15.3/20 ov, T:179) 101

Strikers won by 77 runs

Adelaide Strikers INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tim Ludeman lbw b Brathwaite1313-20100.00
Ben Dunk  b Watson6540-53162.50
Brad Hodge (c)c Nair b Watson3932-22121.87
Kieron Pollard run out (Rohrer/†Lenton)4722-05213.63
Jake Lehmann run out (Green/†Lenton/Brathwaite)48-0050.00
Jono Dean not out 54-10125.00
Alex Carey not out 01-000.00
Extras(lb 1, w 4)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.90)178/5
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Tim Ludeman, 3.2 ov), 2-113 (Brad Hodge, 12.3 ov), 3-130 (Ben Dunk, 15.2 ov), 4-145 (Jake Lehmann, 17.5 ov), 5-178 (Kieron Pollard, 19.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Green301705.6691100
Clint McKay403609.0063110
Carlos Brathwaite403318.2593110
3.2 to TP Ludeman, the king of the dab celebrates, doesn't even bother appealing. Lands it at length on middle and off from wide of the crease, Ludeman is hurried into an attempted whip to the leg side but misses it completely. That would have hit leg stump.. 21/1
Shane Watson4042210.5072310
12.3 to BJ Hodge, takes on the man in the deep, and can only hit it as far as Arjun Nair at deep midwicket. This was a juicy full toss on middle, swung across the line but didn't quite get it off the middle. End of a sprightly cameo. 113/2
15.2 to BR Dunk, that's a ripper of a delivery. Watson lets out a roar. This is full, the ball tails away ever-so-slightly from middle, he was still coming down on the back swing as he tried to squeeze it to the off side, played down the wrong line, and gone. End of a super knock from Dunk, but you just got the feeling that he was tiring just a little. 130/3
Arjun Nair201608.0030100
Fawad Ahmed3033011.0051310
Sydney Thunder INNINGS (Target: 179 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kurtis Patterson  b O'Connor2929-10100.00
James Vince c †Carey b Pollard22-00100.00
Shane Watson (c)c Laughlin b Lehmann3926-61150.00
Ben Rohrer  b Sodhi79-0077.77
Carlos Brathwaite  b Sodhi12-0050.00
Ryan Gibson run out (O'Connor/Sodhi)45-0080.00
Jay Lenton lbw b Sodhi78-1087.50
Chris Green c Neser b Sodhi13-0033.33
Arjun Nair c †Carey b Sodhi02-000.00
Clint McKay  b Sodhi87-01114.28
Fawad Ahmed not out 00-00-
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL15.3 Ov (RR: 6.51)101
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (James Vince, 1.2 ov), 2-60 (Shane Watson, 7.5 ov), 3-79 (Kurtis Patterson, 10.4 ov), 4-81 (Carlos Brathwaite, 11.1 ov), 5-82 (Ben Rohrer, 11.4 ov), 6-92 (Ryan Gibson, 13.2 ov), 7-92 (Jay Lenton, 13.3 ov), 8-92 (Arjun Nair, 13.5 ov), 9-101 (Chris Green, 15.1 ov), 10-101 (Clint McKay, 15.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Michael Neser21502.50101000
Kieron Pollard3036112.0044100
1.2 to JM Vince, beauty! That's the catch of the match, a one-handed stunner. This was slower and fuller outside off, he backed away to go over point but only found a thick edge. The keeper had to take split-second decision. Does he go with both hands or fling himself like a goal-keeper and try and use the webbing? He chose the second option. The ball stuck, and he held on even as the elbow hit the turf.. 2/1
Ben Laughlin1011011.0011020
Liam O'Connor402516.2591110
10.4 to KR Patterson, the frustration of being unable to get the runs kept playing on his mind and has eventually led to his wicket. This was the wrong'un that was superbly slowed down, Patterson backed away to swat that over cover but swung through early and saw the ball cannon into the stumps. Wicket for persistence. 79/3
Jake Lehmann10515.0010000
7.5 to SR Watson, as easy as they come for Laughlin. This was short but didn't bounce as much as Watson would have liked, he shaped to pull, even went through with the stroke but could only get it off the bottom of the bat. On another night, he may have hit that to down town Sydney. Not this time. The man from long on had enough time to run in, call for it, steer clear of anyone else and then wait, wait before taking it with his palms facing the sky. Watson grimaces as he walks off. 60/2
Brad Hodge10808.0011000
Ish Sodhi3.301163.14120000
11.1 to CR Brathwaite, got'im! This is a delightful delivery. Flight, dip and turn. This one was drifting in from wide of the crease, spin back in a touch because it's the wrong'un, Carlos goes for a wild slog but wasn't to the pitch of the ball. Missed it completely as the zing bails are disturbed. Sodhi is delighted, this is a wicket well-deserved, one any legspinner would be proud of. Trouble now for Sydney Thunder. 81/4
11.4 to BJ Rohrer, through the gate! Sodhi with a celebratory leap. This is superb bowling. This one drifts away, pitches, breaks back in to beat the batsman's attempted flick. Big, big gap between bat and pad and he's wedged through. Is that the end for Thunder?. 82/5
13.3 to JS Lenton, another one for Sodhi. This is a sensational spell. Flight, turn and bounce. This one spins back in sharply, the batsman looks to force that past midwicket. The mistake he did was to play outside the line. The umpire quickly raised the finger. That would missed leg according to hawkeye. 92/7
13.5 to AJ Nair, drawn into the drive and has been snuffed out by one that turns away sharply. Tempts him with flight and then traps him. The hard push finds the thinnest of edges that is taken well by Carey. 92/8
15.1 to CJ Green, at the moment, it appears like all Sodhi needs to do to take a wicket is just turn up and bowl. Floats a legspinner outside off, he looks to fetch a slog sweep from outside off, connects well but finds deep midwicket. < b> These are the best figures now by an Adelaide Strikers' bowler. . 101/9
15.3 to CJ McKay, six-for and he's finished it off with a cracking googly. The defending champions have been knocked out. This is a short ball that fizzes back in, he backs away to cut, but is done in by the pace. The ball crashes into the middle stump. What a spell by Sodhi.. 101/10
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Strikers
Ish Sodhi
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 days18 January 2017 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Alex Carey
Alex Carey
Umpires
Australia
Ashley Barrow
Australia
Mick Martell
TV Umpire
Australia
Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Claire Polosak
Match Referee
Australia
Bob Stratford
PointsAdelaide Strikers 2, Sydney Thunder 0
Thunder Innings
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Big Bash League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
PS853100.618
BH853100.516
SS85310-0.848
MS84480.397
MR84480.042
AS83560.334
HH8356-0.530
ST8356-0.600