17th Match (D/N), Adelaide, Dec 31 2019, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 169)165/9
Thunder won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
73 (46) & 2 catches
end of over 2010 runs • 2 wickets
AS: 165/9CRR: 8.25 
Peter Siddle4 (8)
Chris Morris 4-0-37-2
Daniel Sams 4-0-32-2

10.02pm What a way to finish the decade! A classical T20 game with so many ebbs and flows. Strikers fail to win a new year's eve game for the first time in six matches. Thunder, however, were the better side. Two top-order half centuries from them in the first innings and then the screws were turned in the first half of the second innings. Ferguson, Khawaja impressive but so was Weatherald for Strikers. As for the bowlers, Sams and Morris were good for Thunder with the ball, with the tidy Arjun Nair for support. As for Rashid Khan, he once again showed us how potent he is with the bat.

That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo for 2019, see you next year for more BBL action! Enjoy the evening...

Morris to Agar, OUT

full, outside off, and Agar tries to ramp but the ball goes through him. Keeper throws the ball back to Morris, and he gets the run-out at the bowlers' end. Thunder win by three runs

Wes Agar run out (†Gilkes/Morris) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Four to win. Three for a Super Over. Two or less - and Thunder win. Agar to face the ball. Conference between four senior men in the field. Must say, New Year's Eve couldn't have had a better finish

Morris to Rashid Khan, 1 run, OUT

full toss, outside leg stump, and flicked to deep backward square leg. Rashid comes back for the suicidal second run, but he was never going to make it. An entertaining innings comes to a close. Gets a standing ovation too

Rashid Khan run out (Nair/†Gilkes) 40 (18b 4x4 3x6) SR: 222.22

Strikers need five off two.

Morris to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

fastest hands in Australia! Full outside off, and he helicopters a sliced shot through the point region. Those wrists are working overtime

Nine off three.

Morris to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

magical! Full toss on middle, but he walks across the stumps - falls down while doing that - but manages to paddle it past short fine leg

Morris to Rashid Khan, no run

gold dust from Morris. Yorker length, just outside off, and wedged into the pitch. Siddle is running, but Rashid says no

Strikers need 13 off five. Who you backing, folks?

Morris to Siddle, 1 run

does it by driving this full ball to Ferguson at cover. Rashid gets back on strike

Can Strikers win their sixth straight New Year's eve BBL match? They need 14 off six. But the only problem is that Siddle's on strike. Morris has been tasked with the final over. "We will rock you" playing in the background. The crowd's pumped.

end of over 1917 runs
AS: 155/7CRR: 8.15 RRR: 14.00
Rashid Khan31 (14)
Peter Siddle3 (7)
Daniel Sams 4-0-32-2
Chris Morris 3-0-27-2

Adam hamdule: "Bad sign for Other IPL teams"

Sams to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

outrageous! Full outside off, but he paddles a checked sweep in front of square for a four

massive ball. Strikers need 18 off seven

Sams to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

hello! Full toss, on middle, and deposited fifteen row beyond midwicket

Sams to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

guided past short third man! Yorker, outside off, but Rashid was expecting it. Opens the bat's face and runs it fine

Sams to Siddle, 1 bye

full, on middle, and he swings hard at it. Makes no contact but Rashid - the non striker - calls Siddle for the single

Mohibullah: "Mujeeb Takes Comilla Warriors home in BPL where 4 was needed of the last ball. hope Rashid do the same."

Sams to Rashid Khan, 1 run

slower ball, on middle, and he top-edges an attempted slog over midwicket

Sams to Siddle, 1 run

yorker length on middle, and dug away to cover. Pinpoint from Sams