result
31st Match (D/N), Perth, Jan 7 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 168)128/8
Thunder won by 39 runs
Player Of The Match
2/25
nathan-mcandrew
Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder167/5(20 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes128/8(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs
HH: 128/8CRR: 6.40 
Scott Boland2 (9)
Nathan Ellis9 (11)
Nathan McAndrew 4-0-25-2
Adam Milne 4-0-25-1

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Nathan McAndrew is the Player of the Match.

6.27pm From 2 for 93 to eventually finishing on 8 for 128... the Hobart Hurricanes will be very disappointed with how the game panned out eventually. They collected the Bash Boost point and looked set to win too but wickets in overs 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 absolutely derailed their chase. Short, McDermott and Handscomb showed signs of brilliance but they simply could not get that big innings as the second half of the second innings got underway. Khawaja, Ross and Cutting were fantastic with the bat in the first innings - which took them to 167. The Hurricanes will now be hoping that Riley Meredith quickly recovers from his rib injury. What was most pleasing for the Thunder that the concussed Daniel Sams was not missed at all. The Thunder are now first on the points table The other Sydney team the Sixers are second. And the Hurricanes stay on third, helped by that one Bash Boost.

19.6
McAndrew to Boland, no run

finally...game over. Yorker outside leg stump and Boland misses. Sydney Thunder win by 39 runs and move to first!

19.6
1nb
McAndrew to Boland, (no ball)

back of a length, on middle. And goes over his head. No ball given because he's bowled an extra short ball. Free hit to end the match

19.6
1w
McAndrew to Boland, 1 wide

last ball is a wide, although that was inside the tramlines. Maybe because Boland backed away

19.5
1
McAndrew to Ellis, 1 run

yorker length, on leg, and dug down the ground to long on

19.4
McAndrew to Ellis, no run

full and wide, but inside the tramlines. Misses the attempted drive

19.3
McAndrew to Ellis, no run

short ball, searing pace. Whizzes past Ellis' ears

19.2
4
McAndrew to Ellis, FOUR runs

mere formality though as Ellis pumps a leg-side swipe between long on and deep midwicket

19.1
McAndrew to Ellis, no run

good length, outside off, and he mistimes a swipe to the leg side. Under-edged towards the keeper

19.1
1w
McAndrew to Ellis, 1 wide

back of a length, quite wide outside off. No shot offered

McAndrew with the final over

end of over 192 runs
HH: 120/8CRR: 6.31 RRR: 48.00
Scott Boland2 (7)
Nathan Ellis4 (6)
Adam Milne 4-0-25-1
Chris Green 4-0-23-2

Henk: "9/130 in 20 overs for the spinners this match. They said T20 will be the end of spin"

18.6
Milne to Boland, no run

yorker length, on middle. Defended. Milne's spell - 1/25

18.5
Milne to Boland, no run

good length ball, on off. Mistimed back to Milne

18.4
1
Milne to Ellis, 1 run

slaps this length ball to the off side

18.3
Milne to Ellis, no run

back of a length on off. Misses the pull

18.2
Milne to Ellis, no run

good length, outside off, and muscled to cover

18.1
1
Milne to Boland, 1 run

yorker dug away

Samuel: "What's happening with the heat v stars game? " -- Toss was delayed due to rain, but they're looking to start the game on time.

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 118/8CRR: 6.55 RRR: 25.00
Scott Boland1 (4)
Nathan Ellis3 (3)
Chris Green 4-0-23-2
Adam Milne 3-0-23-1

Matt: "Steve-i know but u never know with the BBL. Getting DRS could be a good start!

17.6
1
Green to Boland, 1 run

inside edges a slog to the leg side. Only six runs in the Power Surge

Kevin Boyd: "Well well well Peter Handscomb - Should have batted first and gave yourself a chance!"

17.5
Green to Boland, no run

drilled to mid off

17.4
Green to Boland, no run

yorker on off, no contact

17.3
Green to Boland, no run

good length outside leg stump. Misses the flick, hits his pad but no lbw because its pitched outside

17.2
W
Green to Winter, OUT

overpitched on middle. Winter looks to drive to mid on, but the ball hits his front boot, and the lbw appeal is given by the umpire.

Nick Winter lbw b Green 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Best performances - batters
Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja ST
49 runs (33)
6 fours
0 six
Control67%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
543692416
Alex Ross player portrait
AI Ross ST
44 runs (33)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
4184411210
Best performances - bowlers
D'arcy Short profile
DJM Short HH
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Chris Green portrait
CJ Green ST
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossHobart Hurricanes, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Nathan McAndrew
Nathan McAndrew
Match days07 January 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Macalister Wright for Johan Botha (Hobart Hurricanes 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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Nathan Johnstone
TV Umpire
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Michael Graham-Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Lightbody
Match Referee
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Simon Fry
PointsSydney Thunder 3, Hobart Hurricanes 1