fullish length on fourth stump, flicked wide of mid-on and they hustle a sharp run.
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.
fullish length on off stump, forward prod in defense but the ball squirts through square leg to allow a 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.
attempted yorker isn't full enough, driven off middle stump through midwicket.
length ball on sixth stump, backs away to slash through point and is beaten.
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.
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.
good length ball on off stump seams back into the thigh, goes under the pull shot.
good length ball on off stump, defended.
good length ball on fourth stump, defended off an inside edge into the pads.
good length ball on off stump, guided with soft hands between slip and gully to deep third man.
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.
fullish length on off, drives to mid-off.
short of a length on fifth stump, goes to drive, thick edge flies between slip and gully to deep third man.
in the slot on fifth stump, misfired yorker is driven high over mid-off, one bounce over the rope.
beamer! Ducked under but would've cleared a 7'0" batsman. No ball called. Free hit coming.
good length ball swinging past leg stump with Khawaja missing a flick after coming down the pitch. Curiously not called a wide.
good length ball on fourth stump, left alone.
Slip and a gully are in place, actually two gullies. Interesting field.
full on off stump, defended to mid-off.
short of a length on the legs, clipped off the hips behind square.