result
22nd Match (N), Carrara, Jan 1 2021, Big Bash League
(17/17 ov)166/6
(12/12 ov, target 111)117/2
Thunder won by 7 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Alex Hales
Sydney Thunder
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• Andrew McGlashan

Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja take Sydney Thunder to top of the table

The Renegades remain stuck at the bottom despite Shaun Marsh's 87

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades166/6(17 overs)
Sydney Thunder117/2(12 overs)
end of over 125 runs
ST: 117/2CRR: 9.75 
Usman Khawaja48 (34)
Sam Billings10 (10)
Will Sutherland1-0-5-0
Peter Hatzoglou3-0-20-0

9.31 pm It's all over. Match called as the rain gets heavier. Thunder win by 7 runs on DLS behind an assured knock from Khawaja in the chase who outduels Marsh's first innings fifty. Thunder have won five in a row now. Renegades have lost five of six. That's it from us today. Come back tomorrow for a BBL doubleheader. Take care!

9.22 pm The umpires have decided it's gotten too heavy for play to continue. Play halted again. Only five overs left in the already reduced match.

DLS Par now 110 at the end of the over, so Thunder 7 ahead as the drizzle continues to thicken.

11.6
Sutherland to Khawaja, no run

back of a length on off, Khawaja beaten playing a back foot prod.

11.5
Sutherland to Khawaja, no run

short and wide, Khawaja misses a cut.

Whenever Renegades narrow the DLS gap, they leak a boundary.

11.4
4
Sutherland to Khawaja, FOUR runs

full on off, Khawaja shuffles across to drive this high over mid-on, one bounce over the rope.

Sutherland around the stumps to Khawaja now.

11.3
1
Sutherland to Billings, 1 run

short on the body, bottom edges a pull that dribbles short of the keeper down the leg side for one.

11.2
Sutherland to Billings, no run

bouncer on middle stump, beaten for pace on the hook. Sharp and well directed bumper.

11.1
Sutherland to Billings, no run

full outside off, driven in the air just short of mid-off.

Sutherland on for his first over. DLS Par currently 100.

end of over 1110 runs
ST: 112/2CRR: 10.18 RRR: 10.33 • Need 62 from 36b
Sam Billings9 (7)
Usman Khawaja44 (31)
Peter Hatzoglou3-0-20-0
Imad Wasim3-0-34-1
10.6
1
Hatzoglou to Billings, 1 run

dropped! Another attempted reverse sweep to a full ball wide outside off, thin tickle and the keeper spills this with a ricochet to third man. Given as runs so definitely a chance.

Third umpire brings out a replacement ball as the current one is too soaked.

10.5
4
Hatzoglou to Billings, FOUR runs

full on fifth stump, Billings breaks out the reverse sweep and connects fine along the turf past short third man, deep backward point has no chance.

10.4
1
Hatzoglou to Khawaja, 1 run

full and wide, driven down the ground for one.

10.3
1
Hatzoglou to Billings, 1 run

nearly a return catch! full on middle, comes down the track and chips this back at catchable height just out of the reach of Hatzoglou reaching toward Khawaja the non-striker, goes to long-on for one.

10.2
1
Hatzoglou to Khawaja, 1 run

full on fourth stump, drives this flat in the air but well short of Sutherland at long-off.

10.1
2
Hatzoglou to Khawaja, 2 runs

full and wide, driven to the cover sweeper.

end of over 1012 runs
ST: 102/2CRR: 10.20 RRR: 10.29 • Need 72 from 42b
Sam Billings3 (4)
Usman Khawaja40 (28)
Imad Wasim3-0-34-1
Mohammad Nabi1-0-10-0

DLS Par is 90 at the moment. Rain has slowed up a touch but still drizzling down.

9.6
Imad Wasim to Billings, no run

quicker ball lands on leg and straightens, defensive poke back to Imad.

9.5
1
Imad Wasim to Khawaja, 1 run

good length ball flicked through midwicket.

9.4
2
Imad Wasim to Khawaja, 2 runs

good length ball on the stumps, flicks this through square leg. Khawaja manipulating the field brilliantly now.

9.3
4
Imad Wasim to Khawaja, FOUR runs

nearly a catch at short third man! Khawaja goes to the reverse sweep for the second time, gets it much finer than intended and short third man Rossouw was quite slow to react. Came flat at a catchable head height but he didn't react well and his hands go up late moving left, goes all the way to the rope.

9.2
4
Imad Wasim to Khawaja, FOUR runs

quicker ball darted in full on middle, slog sweeps this high over square leg, beautifully connected and well wide of deep midwicket.

9.1
1
Imad Wasim to Billings, 1 run

full on the stumps, flicked to deep midwicket.

end of over 910 runs
ST: 90/2CRR: 10.00 RRR: 10.50 • Need 84 from 48b
Sam Billings2 (2)
Usman Khawaja29 (24)
Mohammad Nabi1-0-10-0
Imad Wasim2-0-22-1

Rain getting thicker. DLS par is 81 right now. Khawaja looks keen to come off but the umpires are letting play continue.

8.6
1
M Nabi to Billings, 1 run

pitches outside leg stump to the righty Billings and he goes for the reverse sweep premeditated, picks out deep backward point for a single.

8.5
1
M Nabi to Khawaja, 1 run

Nabi slants this flat on fifth stump, Khawaja punches this to the point sweeper.

Best performances - batsmen
Player portrait, Shaun Marsh
SE Marsh
87 runs (48)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
on drive
22 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja
48 runs (34)
6 fours
0 six
Control59%
Productive shot
pull
9 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
N McAndrew
O
4
M
0
R
41
W
3
ECO
10.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Daniel Sams portrait
DR Sams
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
1
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Carrara Oval
TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Alex Hales
Alex Hales
Match days01 January 2021 - night(20-over match)
T20 debut
Mitchell Perry
Mitchell Perry
Umpires
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David Taylor
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Donovan Koch
Reserve Umpire
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Steven Farrell
Match Referee
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Kepler Wessels
PointsSydney Thunder 4, Melbourne Renegades 0