8th Match (N), Sydney, December 24, 2018, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:170) 148/9

Thunder won by 21 runs

Thunder Innings
Sixers Innings
Match Details
Sydney Thunder  (20 ovs maximum)
Jos Buttler c Abbott b O'Keefe6337-63170.27
Shane Watson (c) b Abbott1915-31126.66
Callum Ferguson run out (†Philippe/Dwarshuis)2324-2095.83
Joe Root  b O'Keefe98-10112.50
Jason Sangha c Abbott b Curran36-0050.00
Daniel Sams c †Philippe b Dwarshuis2811-32254.54
Chris Green c Abbott b Curran02-000.00
Nathan McAndrew run out (†Philippe)75-10140.00
Jonathan Cook not out 1212-10100.00
Sam Rainbird  b Curran01-000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 2)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.45)169/9
Did not bat: Fawad Ahmed 
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Shane Watson, 5.5 ov), 2-102 (Jos Buttler, 11.5 ov), 3-111 (Callum Ferguson, 13.3 ov), 4-116 (Joe Root, 14.2 ov), 5-147 (Jason Sangha, 16.4 ov), 6-147 (Chris Green, 16.6 ov), 7-147 (Daniel Sams, 17.1 ov), 8-169 (Nathan McAndrew, 19.5 ov), 9-169 (Sam Rainbird, 19.6 ov)
Joe Denly201809.0031110
Ben Dwarshuis402616.50124000
17.1 to DR Sams, sensational catch! Phillipe flies to his right and holds on, one-handed! The innings has flipped in three balls. Sams is gone now and this will cost runs. Dwarshius was around the wicket, bowled it short and wide outside off. Sams wanted to play the late cut and get it fine, but the keeper has held on at about one-and-a-half slip. 147/7
Sean Abbott4048112.0074300
5.5 to SR Watson, smashes leg stump! Length ball doesn't quite rise enough for Watson, who has had a big slog at this.The stump is out of the ground, and so is Watson. 54/1
Tom Curran402436.00123011
16.4 to JJS Sangha, taken at mid-off! That's a sharp catch from Abbott. Length ball on off stump, clears the front leg and drills this with an open face. Abbot lunges to his left and takes it with a reverse-cup. 147/5
16.6 to CJ Green, another at mid-off! Full slower ball just outside off, backs away and drills it hard and this time Abbott has to time a jump. And he executes it well. Good technique again on the reverse-cup. 147/6
19.6 to SL Rainbird, Another superbly executed yorker from Tom Curran. Batsman exposes the stumps and has a swing at it but is comprehensively beaten. 169/9
Steve O'Keefe402726.75123100
11.5 to JC Buttler, finds long-on. Another dragged pull, this one is better connected and carries to the fielder. It was short of a length on middle stump and he was through the shot too early. 102/2
14.2 to JE Root, past the inside edge and into middle stump! Length ball slides in and Root is driving for the turn. Wasn't to the pitch of that and he pays the price with a big gap for the ball to skid through. 116/4
Lloyd Pope2024012.0012100
Sydney Sixers  (T: 170 runs from 20 ovs)
Jack Edwards lbw b Cook99-00100.00
Joe Denly  b Rainbird14-0025.00
Moises Henriques (c)c Green b Sams1513-10115.38
Daniel Hughes  b Fawad Ahmed1314-2092.85
Jordan Silk  b Fawad Ahmed01-000.00
Josh Philippe lbw b Fawad Ahmed128-20150.00
Tom Curran c Cook b Green6240-81155.00
Sean Abbott c Ferguson b Sams3528-11125.00
Steve O'Keefe  b Sams02-000.00
Ben Dwarshuis not out 00-00-
Lloyd Pope not out 01-000.00
Extras(w 1)1
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.40)148/9
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Joe Denly, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (Jack Edwards, 2.6 ov), 3-32 (Moises Henriques, 5.4 ov), 4-34 (Jordan Silk, 6.2 ov), 5-39 (Daniel Hughes, 6.6 ov), 6-56 (Josh Philippe, 8.6 ov), 7-144 (Tom Curran, 18.6 ov), 8-148 (Sean Abbott, 19.3 ov), 9-148 (Steve O'Keefe, 19.5 ov)
Jonathan Cook401714.25100000
2.6 to J Edwards, down the pitch but given! Length ball skids through and catches him in front of middle stump as he looks to flick. That didn't rise too much, caught him under the knee with his front leg planted across the stumps. Edwards not happy about the decision, but it's closer than he thinks it is. Replays confirm that was hitting leg. 14/2
Sam Rainbird302317.6673000
1.3 to JL Denly, past the outside edge and into off stump! Wants to go inside-out, over mid-off. But he isn't behind the line of it and the stump is exposed as he goes for this. Late movement away off the pitch does him. 8/1
Daniel Sams403037.5073000
5.4 to MC Henriques, mid-on pedals backwards and holds on. Henriques deceived by the slower ball. It was lobbed up at leg stump. He wanted to loft it over mid-on, in the last over of the Powerplay. But he was early on it and could only get it high, not far. 32/3
19.3 to SA Abbott, taken by long-off. Full slower ball outside off, ends up slicing it as he looks to go straight. Callum Ferguson runs in and takes it with a reverse cup. 148/8
19.5 to SNJ O'Keefe, smashes off stump. Yorker at off stump. he backs away and looks to chop it behind point, but that is too good for him. 148/9
Fawad Ahmed403338.2583100
6.2 to JC Silk, tonks leg stump. Fawad gets a length ball to skid on. Silk is deep in the crease trying to punch and just completely misses this. His reaction suggests he thought this would bounce higher than it did. 34/4
6.6 to DP Hughes, bowled him! Once again, Hughes is frozen as this approaches him. Just no idea which way the ball is going. This comes in off a length and he's set up for the googly, on the back foot. Past the inside edge and into middle and leg stump. 39/5
8.6 to JR Philippe, that is plumb. Slider at a length on middle stump. Phillipe loses his shape as he gets on the back foot to try and flick this. Hits him knee height right in front of leg stump. 56/6
Nathan McAndrew2026013.0033110
Chris Green301916.3372000
18.6 to TK Curran, taken by long-off! Crafty from Green. Full and fast at the start of the over and slow and wide when they needed to hit the sixes. Curran looks to slog sweep as this drifts across him, but he can only slice it high for long-off to take to his left. his highest score, and a quality innings, but that should be the end of Sixers' chances. 144/7
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Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Sixers, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Hours of play (local time)19.15 start, First Session 19.15-20.35, Interval 20.35-20.55, Second Session 20.55- 22.15
Match days24 December 2018 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook
Gerard Abood
Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
Ryan Nelson
Match Referee
Peter Marshall
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Sydney Sixers 0
  • Sydney Thunder innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sydney Thunder: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (JC Buttler 35, SR Watson 15, Ex 0)
  • JC Buttler: 50 off 29 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Sydney Thunder: 100 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 2
  • Sydney Thunder: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Sydney Thunder - 169/9 in 20.0 overs (JD Cook 12)
  • Sydney Sixers innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 33 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sydney Sixers: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 0
  • Sydney Sixers: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 1
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (TK Curran 32, SA Abbott 18, Ex 1)
  • TK Curran: 50 off 33 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Total attendance: 10,508
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