13th Match (N), Sydney, Jan 1 2018, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 190)180/8
Hurricanes won by 9 runs
Player Of The Match
97 (63)
end of over 2013 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 180/8CRR: 9.00 
Mitchell McClenaghan1 (2)
Gurinder Sandhu11 (4)
Dan Christian 4-0-38-1
Jofra Archer 4-0-42-2

9.22pm A fantastic start to the New Year, as the Thunder take it to the last over, but fall a few runs short against a much-improved Hurricanes side. Defending 189, the Hurricanes were put under pressure from the outset by the dominance of Jos Buttler, who finished with his career-best T20 score, but it was just not enough as the Hurricanes register their first win of the season.

That's it from us, but do hop over tabs to Perth where the Scorchers are bowling against the Sixers.

Christian to McClenaghan, 1 leg bye

on the pads, hits the pads and ricochets to fine leg for one leg bye

Christian to Sandhu, 1 run

133 kph, on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for one

12 off 2

Christian to Sandhu, FOUR runs

that simplifies the equation. Full down leg, a thick inside edge through fine leg for four.

Christian to Sandhu, SIX runs

still in it! Not over just yet. Full and straight from Christian, lofted over long-on. Just clears the boundary

Christian to McClenaghan, 1 run

short around off, swatted to deep midwicket on the bounce

McClenaghan, 23 off 5

Abdul Moeen: "career highest T20 score by Buttler"

Christian to Sandhu, OUT

is that the game? That may be, but there is also a send-off from Wade. Buttler's short and the Thunder are gone. A short slower delivery outside off, creeps underneath Sandhu's bat. Wade picks up cleanly and hits the stumps direct to find Buttler a few inches short. Loud celebration right in Buttler's face. End of a terrific innings.

Jos Buttler run out (†Wade) 81 (43b 7x4 5x6) SR: 188.37

23 off 6 balls. Sandhu the new man. Buttler not on strike. Christian will bowl it.

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 167/7CRR: 8.78 RRR: 23.00
Jos Buttler81 (43)
Jofra Archer 4-0-42-2
Tymal Mills 4-0-46-1
Archer to Green, OUT

finds long-off. Did they cross? Overpitched and wide outside off, hit away nicely but can't get enough elevation, picks out long-off

Chris Green c Bailey b Archer 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
Archer to Buttler, 1 run

smashed but picks out cover. Overpitched and wide, nailed away to cover. Just the one

Archer to Buttler, no run

138 kph, good change-up, the bouncer down leg, Buttler gets underneath it. Marginal call, but legal

Archer to Green, 1 run

a slower ball outside off, 115 kph, driven into the cover region

Archer to Buttler, 1 run

full and straight again, hammered back towards long-off. Archer may have got some body behind it

Archer to Buttler, FOUR runs

what hands. That's exceptional. 141 yorker around off. The reason he is so good at the scoops is the same reason he can flay straight yorkers through points: the speed of his hands through the line of the ball. Opened the bat face to find the gap, that's skill

30 off 12. Buttler on strike. This over should decide this