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
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...
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
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
Strikers need five off two.
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.
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
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?
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.
Adam hamdule: "Bad sign for Other IPL teams"
outrageous! Full outside off, but he paddles a checked sweep in front of square for a four
massive ball. Strikers need 18 off seven
hello! Full toss, on middle, and deposited fifteen row beyond midwicket
guided past short third man! Yorker, outside off, but Rashid was expecting it. Opens the bat's face and runs it fine
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."
slower ball, on middle, and he top-edges an attempted slog over midwicket
yorker length on middle, and dug away to cover. Pinpoint from Sams
full on middle, and he muscles it to deep midwicket
slower ball, full outside off. Makes room to cut square but misses
yorker on middle, and he throws his bat at this. Slapped to point
Rags: "If Rashid takes the Strikers home from here, then I can agree that he is an all rounder..."
back of a length, on off. Uses his shoulders to hammer a six over deep midwicket
full on off. Swpes leg-side, and it hits his front leg on leg stump. But not given. Might be missing leg
full and wide outside off. Backs away to muscle it through the covers but makes no contact. Close to the outside of off stump as well
full, outside off. Batsman walks across and flicks to square leg for a single. Rashid keeps strike
full, outside off. Slapped to point