driven over cover and the Thunder win! Another half volley outside off, Morris was waiting and he lofted a cover drive over the man in the circle and away to the rope!
Thunder win by 7 wickets under DLS with 2 balls to spare. Chris Morris is the hero for the Thunder and their finals hopes stay alive. They jump up to 4th on the table and the Scorchers drop to 5th. Now it's over to the Hurricanes and the Heat to see what they can do. Alex Hales is Player of the Match for his 47 off 27 balls in the chase. Hales: "It was a lot closer than we would have liked. It was important to get off to a good start and fortunately we just scraped over the line."
It all hangs on the Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat. What a finish we have coming up over the next 24 hours. The Hurricanes face the Strikers tonight and then the Heat face the Renegades tomorrow. Those results will dictate who plays finals. Thanks for your company from the Sydney Showgrounds.
Alex: "Matt Kelly?!? SERIOUSLY?! Why sign Morkel if you're going to use Matt Kelly in this situation. "
WAQAR: "Thunder deserved this DLS luck after bad luck in Strikers game. Game getting called off after 4.2 overs of Thunder innings."
thumped over long on! 127kph in the slot! Nowhere near the yorker length Kelly wanted, he hung back set himself and crunched it flat into the stands with a glorious swing of the bat
Remios: "What an over from Richardson, I can't believe it "
128kph, attempted yorker, he charged and gets an inside edge onto pad for a single! The yorker would have been a half volley if he hung back
he charges, into the wicket slower ball, he pulls on the move wide of deep long on and they pick up two
Matt Kelly is bowling the last. The Thunder need 12. Seasons are on the line. Third man and fine leg up. Yorkers and slower balls coming you would think.
140kph, length wide of off, he drives on the up in the air but it lands short of cover and he knocks it down. They only get one
Duke: "Thunder doing a good job of complicating a straight forward win"
full outside off, hammers a drive straight of mid off and Morkel makes an amazing diving save on the circle! Saved three for sure
nearly bowled, nearly a run out! Panic everywhere! Full and straight nearly sneaking through, gets an inside edge onto pad, it rolls behind to the keeper, he takes off and is sent back, Inglis shies and misses but Morris was well out!
Laks: "Is there still life in this game (yet)??"
full angled into middle, 137kph, he defends to midwicket
Bowled him! 148kph, length ball and tailing back into the top of off, Ross stayed leg side trying to cut but it was way too quick and too close and it crashes into the top of off!
Daniel: "Are you sure it was stumped? The 3rd umpire described it as "a referral for run out" on the TV coverage." The TV graphics had it stumped. But again I agree Daniel. I think it should have been run out
good length, on off, he defends from the crease
Max: "Surely Khawaja's wicket is a run out? He definitely took off in an attempt for a run, and the stmuped law says it's stumped if you are out of your crease "otherwise than in attempting a run"." Agree Max. It may get changed.
full outside off, he drives to long on
he skipped down the track and defended on the move
shorter length, he's back and pulling to deep midwicket
reverse sweep to deep point for a single
shorter wrong un, he's back and working this to square leg
shorter length, he tries to pull and misses as it stays low and just misses off stump
hammers a slog sweep into the gap between long on and deep midwicket first ball!
he might be run out here! Or Stumped! He's out either way. He went back and tried to late cut, it came off the glove and dropped down to Inglis' foot, Khawaja took off thinking it was a run, but Inglis foot stopped the ball, he stepped on it to stop it, Inglis picked it up and whipped the bails off before Khawaja got back! His bat was on the line. It's given run out because Khawaja attempted to run. Great work by Inglis.
Zaeb Ansari: "there must be so many secret prayers going on, hobart praying thunder win but not convincingly, heat hoping thunder win handsomely, and perth praying even if they lose they do by thinnest of margins."
short ball, 97kph he's back and pulling to deep midwicket
drifting down leg, he sweeps straight to short fine. Got away with that
|Sydney Showground Stadium|
|Toss||Perth Scorchers, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||26 January 2020 - day (20-over match)|
Berend du Plessis
|Points||Sydney Thunder 2, Perth Scorchers 0|