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Knockout, Adelaide, Feb 1 2020, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 152)143/9
Thunder won by 8 runs
Player Of The Match
59 (35) & 2 catches
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Sydney Thunder back from the brink to earn tilt at Big Bash final

Alex Hales' fine form continued but the Strikers were well on course for victory when the game changed with a run out

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder151/7(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers143/9(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 143/9CRR: 7.15 
Wes Agar3 (3)
Billy Stanlake1 (2)
Chris Morris 4-0-22-2
Daniel Sams 4-0-26-3

The Thunder advance! They win by 8 runs! Adelaide lost 6 for 28 after Carey ran himself out and their tournament is over!

Callum Ferguson on Fox: "It was a similar set of conditions as in Hobart where we executed well. I felt like the boys held their nerves so well under pressure."

Alex Hales is Player of the Match: "Unbelievable. Hell of an effort from our bowling group. I thought 170-180 was a good score. To defend 150 is incredible. I've been telling myself to bat 10 balls and then attack the back end of the powerplay. I was disappointed not to take it deep but the bowlers were awesome."

Runs on the board in finals. All three finals have been won by the sides batting first. The Strikers will be kicking themselves tonight. They absolutely butchered that chase. They needed 37 off 31 with seven wickets in hand. A stunning collapse. Now the Thunder face the Stars in the Challenger at the MCG on Thursday night.

Thanks for your company tonight from Adelaide Oval.

19.6
1
Morris to Agar, 1 run

full outside off, he craves this to long off for one

19.5
Morris to Agar, no run

slower ball wide of off, he swings and misses! The Thunder have done it!

19.4
2
Morris to Agar, 2 runs

lofted high to deep midwicket and Sams let it go! He and Hales were coming in, Sams should have caught it and he just let it hit the ground!

Two sixes or three fours needed

19.3
1
Morris to Stanlake, 1 run

141kph, full on leg, he drives to mid on, Doggett makes a good stop to save extra runs

19.2
Morris to Stanlake, no run

yorker into leg, he digs it out

Billy Stanlake with a highest score of 7. Morris around the wicket

19.1
W
Morris to Wells, OUT

caught behind! Is that the game?! 135kph, short and wide, pace on, he tried to thrash a cut, it was in his wheelhouse, he just got a thin edge as it bounced a touch and Lenton does the rest!

Jonathan Wells c †Lenton b Morris 34 (27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 125.92
end of over 195 runs • 2 wickets
AS: 139/8CRR: 7.31 RRR: 13.00
Jonathan Wells34 (26)
Wes Agar0 (0)
Daniel Sams 4-0-26-3
Chris Tremain 4-0-40-1

13 needed off the last over to be bowled by Chris Morris. Strikers a 21% chance, going into the final over

18.6
1
Sams to Wells, 1 run

slower ball, on off, he pushes this to cover for a single to retain the strike

Does Wells take the single?

Adelaide win probability was 15% after Siddle's wicket

18.5
2
Sams to Wells, 2 runs

full and wide, he drills a drive to deep cover, Tremain does a great job on the rope to save two

Wells back on strike

18.4
W
Sams to Siddle, OUT

chipped to mid off! 113kph, slower ball wide of off, he backed away too far and just chipped it off the toe to mid off and it's an easy catch for Hales

Peter Siddle c Hales b Sams 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Stuart: "Win, lose or draw I think Jono Wells has his hat in the ring for player of the tournament - he's done this job so brilliantly time and again. "

18.3
1
Sams to Wells, 1 run

short slower ball, 116kph, he mistimes a pull to short fine

They crossed. Siddle is at the non-striker's

18.2
W
Sams to Neser, OUT

top edge and Nair hangs on at short fine! Just! Slower ball, Neser tried to launch over deep square, the top edge went straight to short fine, Nair was under it but never looked confident, it dipped away from him late, he dived and held on!

Michael Neser c Nair b Sams 12 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150

Around the wicket

James: "Tremain tried to do the same thing Agar did in the 19th over of the first innings. Neser adjusted far better than the Thunder batsmen did."

18.1
1
Sams to Wells, 1 run

slower ball, on off, he drives to cover's left but just for a single

Daniel Sams to bowl the 19th. Morris will bowl the last. That 16-run over pushes the equation back slightly in favour of the Strikers… win probability is now 54%

end of over 1816 runs
AS: 134/6CRR: 7.44 RRR: 9.00
Jonathan Wells29 (22)
Michael Neser12 (7)
Chris Tremain 4-0-40-1
Chris Morris 3-0-18-1

sankar2178: "It ain't over yet"

17.6
1
Tremain to Wells, 1 run

slower ball, he's back and cutting hard to deep point

17.5
1
Tremain to Neser, 1 run

nearly another wide! Short and wide outside the guideline, Neser didn't move, he reaches out and gets an edge off the toe to short third man

17.4
4
Tremain to Neser, FOUR runs

drilled through forward square! A length ball in the slot, he was set back and he clubs this through forward square and finds the gap!

17.4
1w
Tremain to Neser, 1 wide

another wide! A fourth in the over! Neser steps outside off again and Tremain again goes for too wide

Ritesh: "Two days, Three meltdowns... What's happening???"

17.3
2
Tremain to Neser, 2 runs

135kph, full outside off, he drives hard straight of long on for an easy two

17.2
4
Tremain to Neser, FOUR runs

cracked through cover! A length ball wide of off, he stands tall and smashes this off the back foot through cover and it races to the rope

17.2
1w
Tremain to Neser, 1 wide

another wide! Again Neser was moving across and he pushed it too wide. It's nearly off the cut strip

Ritesh: "Two days, Three meltdowns... What's happening???"

17.2
1w
Tremain to Neser, 1 wide

he steps outside off, Tremain fires it wide outside the return crease and it's called

Best performances - batters
Alex Hales portrait
AD Hales ST
59 runs (35)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Jonathan Wells
JW Wells AS
34 runs (27)
3 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
cut shot
10 runs
1 four
0 six
008118106
Best performances - bowlers
Daniel Sams portrait
DR Sams ST
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
JD Cook ST
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
2
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Alex Hales
Alex Hales
Series resultSydney Thunder advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.40, Interval 20.40-21.00, Second Session 21.00-22.30
Match days1 February 2020 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Paul Wilson
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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John Ward
Reserve Umpire
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Geoff Joshua
Match Referee
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Bob Parry