caught at short third man! Another slower ball wide of off, he slices this high off the outside edge to short third man and an easy catch for Nair.
Sydney Thunder advance winning by 57 runs. They move on to take on the Adelaide Strikers in the Knockout in Adelaide on Saturday. The Hurricanes season ends and George Bailey's career ends with it. What a great career it has been. But the Thunder out-planned and out-executed the Hurricanes. They batted superbly with Khawaja and Hales setting the tone. Jono Cook is the Player of the Match with a career-best performance taking 4 for 21. Cook: "Very happy with getting Short and Wade. They're world class. Just happy that the plans came off. Adelaide is a daunting place to play. But we've played there on New Year's Eve and handled that. We have the momentum."
Great win for the Thunder. Thanks for company from Bellerive Oval. Join us tomorrow night for the Qualifier between the Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Sixers.
caught at backward point! Slower ball wide of off, an off spinner, he backed away and sliced it high off the edge to backward point, Khawaja circle under it and held on. It was a touch awkward
There's one from Qais! 104kph slower ball, he sat back and picked it, right in his arc and he swung it high over the midwicket fence
Jet Li: "@Baskar: Unless Ellis gets them home from here..." 11 sixes Jet?
low full toss, he charges and drives to cover
yorker on off, he jams the bat down and defends
fuller outside off, he sits back and drags this through midwicket
Sooryanarayanan: "George Bailey will always be the crisis man for whichever team he played for. Even last year when Finch and Australia were struggling before the India tour, he looked like one guy who could come in as captain and finisher. Highly underrated player and a greater bloke. Congrats on a career you can be proud of George! "
length slower ball, he pulls this through midwicket
length ball wide of off, he mistimes a back foot drive to cover
length ball, he charges and backs away, gets it off the toe end to cover
118kph, slower ball wide of off, too wide
short and wide, he cuts hard to deep point
bouncer down leg and called wide
top edge straight up and Lenton takes it! Length ball, a leg cutter slower ball outside off, he tries to heave to the leg side, gets a top edge that goes straight up, Lenton camps under it and takes a comfortable catch
140kph full yorker tailing into off, he clears the front leg and drives to long off
length ball outside off, he drags this from outside off to deep midwicket
slower ball wide of off, and it's too wide
slower ball, full outside off, he opens up and drives to deep cover-point
140kph, angled into off, he whips this firmly along the ground to deep midwicket
Superb spell from Cook. 4 for 21. Baskar: "Jono Cook just outplayed Nathan Ellis. Our MoM is here."
full outside off, he drives firmly to long off
drifting into leg, he clips this firmly to the gap at deep midwicket