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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
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• The Report by Ankur Dhawan

Khawaja, Ferguson, Rashid star in nail-biting New Year's Eve bash

Sydney Thunder handed Adelaide Strikers their first loss of BBL 2019

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder168/5(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers165/9(20 overs)
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...

19.6
W
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

19.5
W
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.

19.4
4
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.

19.3
4
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

19.2
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?

19.1
1
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"

18.6
4
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

18.5
6
Sams to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

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

18.4
4
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

18.3
1b
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."

18.2
1
Sams to Rashid Khan, 1 run

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

18.1
1
Sams to Siddle, 1 run

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

end of over 188 runs
AS: 138/7CRR: 7.66 RRR: 15.50
Peter Siddle2 (5)
Rashid Khan16 (10)
Chris Morris 3-0-27-2
Chris Green 4-0-27-0
17.6
1
Morris to Siddle, 1 run

full on middle, and he muscles it to deep midwicket

17.5
Morris to Siddle, no run

slower ball, full outside off. Makes room to cut square but misses

17.4
1
Morris to Rashid Khan, 1 run

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..."

17.3
6
Morris to Rashid Khan, SIX runs

back of a length, on off. Uses his shoulders to hammer a six over deep midwicket

17.2
Morris to Rashid Khan, no run

full on off. Swpes leg-side, and it hits his front leg on leg stump. But not given. Might be missing leg

17.1
Morris to Rashid Khan, no run

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

end of over 1712 runs
AS: 130/7CRR: 7.64 RRR: 13.00
Peter Siddle1 (3)
Rashid Khan9 (6)
Chris Green 4-0-27-0
Arjun Nair 3-0-19-2
16.6
Green to Siddle, no run

full, outside off. Batsman walks across and flicks to square leg for a single. Rashid keeps strike

16.5
1
Green to Rashid Khan, 1 run

full, outside off. Slapped to point

Best performances - batters
Callum Ferguson
CJ Ferguson ST
73 runs (46)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
29 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja ST
63 runs (50)
6 fours
1 six
Control92%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Arjun Nair
AJ Nair ST
O
3
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
6.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle AS
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Callum Ferguson
Callum Ferguson
Match days31 December 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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John Ward
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Eloise Sheridan
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Adelaide Strikers 0