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Eliminator, Hobart, Jan 30 2020, Big Bash League
(18.3/20 ov, target 198)140
Thunder won by 57 runs
player of the match
Jonathan Cook
Sydney Thunder
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• Report by Daniel Brettig

Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales power Sydney Thunder into Knockout final

Jono Cook claimed four wickets including the key pair of Matthew Wade and D'Arcy Short

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Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder197/5(20 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes140/10(18.3 overs)

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.

18.3
W
Sams to Ellis, OUT

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.

Nathan Ellis c Nair b Sams 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
18.2
W
Sams to Qais, OUT

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

Qais Ahmad c Khawaja b Sams 8 (6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33
18.1
6
Sams to Qais, SIX runs

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

end of over 185 runs
HH: 134/8CRR: 7.44 RRR: 32.00
Qais Ahmad2 (4)
Nathan Ellis5 (6)
Chris Tremain 3-0-16-1
Chris Morris 4-0-27-3

Jet Li: "@Baskar: Unless Ellis gets them home from here..." 11 sixes Jet?

17.6
1
Tremain to Qais, 1 run

low full toss, he charges and drives to cover

17.5
Tremain to Qais, no run

yorker on off, he jams the bat down and defends

17.4
1
Tremain to Ellis, 1 run

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! "

17.3
1
Tremain to Qais, 1 run

length slower ball, he pulls this through midwicket

17.2
Tremain to Qais, no run

length ball wide of off, he mistimes a back foot drive to cover

17.1
1
Tremain to Ellis, 1 run

length ball, he charges and backs away, gets it off the toe end to cover

17.1
1w
Tremain to Ellis, 1 wide

118kph, slower ball wide of off, too wide

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 129/8CRR: 7.58 RRR: 23.00
Nathan Ellis3 (4)
Qais Ahmad0 (0)
Chris Morris 4-0-27-3
Jonathan Cook 4-0-21-4
16.6
1
Morris to Ellis, 1 run

short and wide, he cuts hard to deep point

16.6
1w
Morris to Ellis, 1 wide

bouncer down leg and called wide

16.5
W
Morris to Faulkner, OUT

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

James Faulkner c †Lenton b Morris 5 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
16.4
1
Morris to Ellis, 1 run

140kph full yorker tailing into off, he clears the front leg and drives to long off

16.3
1
Morris to Faulkner, 1 run

length ball outside off, he drags this from outside off to deep midwicket

16.3
1w
Morris to Faulkner, 1 wide

slower ball wide of off, and it's too wide

16.2
1
Morris to Ellis, 1 run

slower ball, full outside off, he opens up and drives to deep cover-point

16.1
1
Morris to Faulkner, 1 run

140kph, angled into off, he whips this firmly along the ground to deep midwicket

end of over 165 runs • 2 wickets
HH: 122/7CRR: 7.62 RRR: 19.00
James Faulkner3 (2)
Nathan Ellis0 (1)
Jonathan Cook 4-0-21-4
Chris Morris 3-0-20-2

Superb spell from Cook. 4 for 21. Baskar: "Jono Cook just outplayed Nathan Ellis. Our MoM is here."

15.6
1
Cook to Faulkner, 1 run

full outside off, he drives firmly to long off

15.5
2
Cook to Faulkner, 2 runs

drifting into leg, he clips this firmly to the gap at deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
Alex Hales portrait
AD Hales ST
60 runs (37)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
1 four
1 six
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Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja ST
54 runs (34)
7 fours
1 six
Control74%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
JD Cook ST
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
4
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Chris Morris portrait
CH Morris ST
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook
Series resultSydney Thunder advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.10, Interval 21.10-21.30, Second Session 21.30-23.00
Match days30 January 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