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Thunder vs Heat, 1st Match at Brisbane, BBL, Dec 17 2019 - Match Result

RESULT
1st Match (D/N), Brisbane, December 17, 2019, Big Bash League
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(19.2/20 ov, T:173) 143

Thunder won by 29 runs

Player Of The Match
73* (44)
callum-ferguson
Cricinfo's MVP
107.17 ptsImpact List
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Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder 172/6(20 overs)
30 (27)
1/35 (4)
Brisbane Heat 143/10(19.2 overs)
28 (18)
2/19 (4)
26 (24)
2/22 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
ST107.1773(44)91.13107.17--0
ST82.3525(17)27.7929.832/192.3152.53
ST66.87--02/293.3966.87
BH50.4128(18)34.239.31/190.8511.11
BH383(5)2.541.072/111.9636.93

Thunder win by 29 runs. Far too good. Callum Ferguson's sensible innings was the difference. Both teams batsmen perished too often taking on the enormous boundaries at the Gabba but Ferguson paced his innings perfectly. The Thunder bowlers did a great job to defend the total of 172. Their spinners were excellent.

Callum Ferguson is Player of the Match. "You don't win too many when you're 3 down in the powerplay. Really pleased with the character shown by our batters. We ended up with a winning score on the board. We were confident with that score."

That wraps up our coverage from the Gabba. Great start for the Thunder. The Heat have work to do. Join us again tomorrow for game two between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers at the SCG.

19.2
W
Sams to Laughlin, OUT

caught at deep midwicket! In the slot on leg, he swungs through the line, hits it well but it's the long boundary and Ross is there to swallow the catch

Ben Laughlin c Ross b Sams 7 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
19.2
1w
Sams to Laughlin, 1 wide

slower ball bouncer, but too high and called wide

19.1
1
Sams to Zahir Khan, 1 run

dropped by Cook coming in off the backward point fence! He sliced this high over point, Cook raced in and slides on his knees and spills it

Sams to bowl the last

end of over 195 runs
BH: 141/9CRR: 7.42 RRR: 32.00
Ben Laughlin7 (8b)
Zahir Khan2 (2b)
Chris Tremain 4-0-27-1
Arjun Nair 4-0-22-2
18.6
Tremain to Laughlin, no run

slower ball yorker wide of off, he swings and misses

18.5
1
Tremain to Zahir Khan, 1 run

yorker outside off, he square drives to deep point

18.4
1
Tremain to Laughlin, 1 run

wide low yorker, he drags this to long on

18.3
1
Tremain to Zahir Khan, 1 run

full toss at middle, he backs away and square drives to deep point

Around the wicket

18.2
1
Tremain to Laughlin, 1 run

full and straighter, he thumps a drive to long off and they take the run this time

Purv Negandhi: "For those saying that " it's going to be the same old story with Heat", let me remind you guys that Chris Lynn captaining one of the teams in the T10 League this year got Man of The Series and that team were champions as well..so maybe we should give some time for Chris to be refreshed and lead Brisbane Heat well."

18.2
1w
Tremain to Laughlin, 1 wide

wide yorker, on the guide line and called wide again!

18.1
Tremain to Laughlin, no run

full and wide and he hammers a drive to long off and opts not to run!

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 136/9CRR: 7.55 RRR: 18.50
Ben Laughlin5 (4b)
Zahir Khan0 (0b)
Arjun Nair 4-0-22-2
Daniel Sams 2-0-32-1
17.6
1
Nair to Laughlin, 1 run

off break spinning back from outside off, he's back and pushing to cover

17.5
W
Nair to Swepson, OUT

caught at long on! This was tossed up and he tries to loft down the ground, gets under it and it flies straight to Green in the deep

Mitchell Swepson c Green b Nair 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
17.4
Nair to Swepson, no run

tossed up outside off, he should have been stumped! Gilkes missed the stumps. He was out of his ground as he swung hard but he just got his foot back as Gilkes broke the stumps on the third attempt

17.3
1
Nair to Laughlin, 1 run

length ball, he chips this just back past the bowler and down long off

17.2
2
Nair to Laughlin, 2 runs

tossed up on off, he whips this to the gap at deep midwicket and they pick up two

17.1
1
Nair to Swepson, 1 run

full on off, he drives to long off

Arjun Nair

end of over 1715 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 131/8CRR: 7.70 RRR: 14.00
Mitchell Swepson2 (2b)
Ben Laughlin1 (1b)
Daniel Sams 2-0-32-1
Chris Green 4-0-19-2
16.6
1
Sams to Swepson, 1 run

full on off, he clears the left leg and slices this to long off

Around the wicket

16.5
1
Sams to Laughlin, 1 run

slower ball, on off, he defends to cover

16.4
W
Sams to Cutting, OUT

bowled him! Yorker through the legs! Sams gets his man. Cutting stepped back and across to launch again, Sams fired the yorker at the base of off, it sneaked between his legs and lit up the stumps!

Ben Cutting b Sams 28 (18b 2x4 2x6) SR: 155.55
16.3
6
Sams to Cutting, SIX runs

length slower ball, 119kph, he frees the arms and launches this over long on! Can't give him that kind of room to swing.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
CJ Ferguson
73 runs (44)
6 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
0 four1 six
Control
84%
AI Ross
30 runs (27)
2 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
10 runs
1 four0 six
Control
85%
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Green
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
MJ Swepson
O
2
M
0
R
11
W
2
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Match days17 December 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Brisbane Heat 0
Win Probability
ST 100%
STBH
100%50%100%ST InningsBH Innings

Over 20 • BH 143/10

Ben Laughlin c Ross b Sams 7 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
W
Thunder won by 29 runs
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MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348