result
42nd Match (D/N), Sydney, Jan 18 2020, Big Bash League
(15.5/16 ov)76
(5.3/5.3 ov, target 25)28/2
Thunder won by 4 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Chris Morris
Sydney Thunder
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• The Report by Tristan Lavalette

Bowlers star as Sydney Thunder win rain-affected encounter

Thunder exacted revenge against crosstown rivals Sixers with a dominant performance at the Sydney Showground Stadium

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Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers76/10(15.5 overs)
Sydney Thunder28/2(5.3 overs)

That's it from me tonight. Thanks for tuning in. I'm Peter Della Penna. Come back tomorrow for another BBL doubleheader beginning in Hobart. Take care!

Chris Morris is Man of the Match: "We haven't played as well we could have. The wicket was challenging to bat on so it's quite nice in T20 cricket to arrive and bowl on this. We're happy with the two points."

10:17 pm That's it. Match has been called off. Thunder win by 4 runs on DLS Method. The par score was 24 after 5.3 overs with two wickets down and they were 28 for 2. So the Sixers miss an opportunity to create some separation between them and the rest of the logjam for second place on the points table behind the Melbourne Stars. It also means the Stars have clinched first place on the table with three games in hand.

Kalyanaraman: "Do you think the teams are suffering from a new epidemic called T20 Fatigue?" Low scores, sub standard fielding etc.,?" I'd sure hope not. They get paid well enough as professionals to not be 'fatigued'.

10:10 pm Word is that 10:23 pm is the cutoff for a restart. That's just over 10 minutes away and the covers are still on with players signing autographs along the boundary. It takes 8 minutes, to get the covers off, so if the covers stay on for another 5 minutes, the match is done and the Thunder will take the two points.

9:48 pm Umpires are waving the covers on. Thunder are currently 4 runs ahead of the DLS part score of 24. Sixers captain Henriques is not pleased, nor was he in the first innings when he was made to keep batting and got out just two balls before play was stopped.

5.3
1
Curran to Sams, 1 run

fullish length on fourth stump, flicked wide of mid-on and they hustle a sharp run.

5.2
1
Curran to Ferguson, 1 run

fullish length on off stump, forward prod in defense but the ball squirts through square leg to allow a run.

5.1
1
Curran to Sams, 1 run

short and wide on fifth stump, cuts this behind point.

We have an official match now with the rain still coming down. Thunder are ahead by 3 runs on DLS.

end of over 53 runs
ST: 25/2CRR: 5.00 • RRR: 4.64 • Need 51 from 66b
Daniel Sams3 (6)
Callum Ferguson7 (10)
Jackson Bird3-0-5-1
Tom Curran1-0-7-1
4.6
1
Bird to Sams, 1 run

attempted yorker isn't full enough, driven off middle stump through midwicket.

4.5
Bird to Sams, no run

length ball on sixth stump, backs away to slash through point and is beaten.

4.4
1
Bird to Ferguson, 1 run

back of a length on the stumps, comes down the pitch to negate the movement and flick through square leg.

DLS par is currently 20, so the Thunder would win if the match ends after five overs.

4.3
1
Bird to Sams, 1 run

good length ball on the stumps, tip and run into short midwicket.

Rain coming down again. We're currently four balls short of a legal match.

4.2
Bird to Sams, no run

good length ball on off stump seams back into the thigh, goes under the pull shot.

4.1
Bird to Sams, no run

good length ball on off stump, defended.

end of over 47 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 22/2CRR: 5.50 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 54 from 72b
Callum Ferguson6 (9)
Daniel Sams1 (1)
Tom Curran1-0-7-1
Jackson Bird2-0-2-1
3.6
Curran to Ferguson, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, defended off an inside edge into the pads.

3.5
1
Curran to Sams, 1 run

good length ball on off stump, guided with soft hands between slip and gully to deep third man.

3.4
W
Curran to Khawaja, OUT

fullish length on fifth stump, encourages the drive and plenty of movement creates the edge carrying to first slip at waist height. Simple catch for Hughes. Khawaja's footwork wasn't really there.

Usman Khawaja c Hughes b Curran 13 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.86
3.3
Curran to Khawaja, no run

fullish length on off, drives to mid-off.

3.2
1
Curran to Ferguson, 1 run

short of a length on fifth stump, goes to drive, thick edge flies between slip and gully to deep third man.

3.1
4
Curran to Ferguson, FOUR runs

in the slot on fifth stump, misfired yorker is driven high over mid-off, one bounce over the rope.

3.1
1nb
Curran to Ferguson, (no ball)

beamer! Ducked under but would've cleared a 7'0" batsman. No ball called. Free hit coming.

end of over 31 run
ST: 15/1CRR: 5.00 • RRR: 4.69 • Need 61 from 78b
Usman Khawaja13 (12)
Callum Ferguson1 (5)
Jackson Bird2-0-2-1
Ben Dwarshuis1-0-13-0
2.6
Bird to Khawaja, no run

good length ball swinging past leg stump with Khawaja missing a flick after coming down the pitch. Curiously not called a wide.

2.5
Bird to Khawaja, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, left alone.

Slip and a gully are in place, actually two gullies. Interesting field.

2.4
Bird to Khawaja, no run

full on off stump, defended to mid-off.

2.3
1
Bird to Ferguson, 1 run

short of a length on the legs, clipped off the hips behind square.

Best performances - batsmen
J Avendano
28 runs (31)
1 four
2 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
flick
14 runs
1 four
1 six
001140715
Ben Dwarshuis
BJ Dwarshuis
19 runs (20)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
cut shot
6 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Daniel Sams portrait
DR Sams
O
3
M
0
R
14
W
3
ECO
4.67
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Chris Morris portrait
CH Morris
O
3.5
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
3.13
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Chris Morris
Chris Morris
Match days18 January 2020 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Michael Graham-Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Claire Polosak
Match Referee
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Steve Bernard
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Sydney Sixers 0