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19th Match (N), Canberra, Dec 29 2020, Big Bash League
(19.5/20 ov, target 220)144
Thunder won by 75 runs
Player Of The Match
71 (29)
alex-hales
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• Peter Della Penna

Hales, Green lead the charge as Thunder overwhelm Stars

The spinner picked up four wickets after the batsman had hammered 71 off 29 to set up a dominating win

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder219/7(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars144/10(19.5 overs)

Thunder move past the Strikers into second place after today's win, just a bonus point adrift of the Sixers at the top of the table with both teams holding 4-1 records. Stars meanwhile are mired in fifth place and need to become better organized with bat and ball to close the deficit. Thanks for joining us today. Come back tomorrow for some more BBL action. Take care!

Man of the Match Alex Hales: "It's different [with the Powerplay rules] so to have two fewer overs is a different challenge. It's not been an easy start but today I was able to cash in. [The slog sweep] is something I was looking to do tonight. It's a true pitch and I struggled against Zampa last time. It's great to have the crowd in and great to have Sam [Billings] as part of the squad. Adam Milne bowls 150 kph as well."

10.37 pm Thunder had their foot on the throat of the Stars from the start and practically never let up from the moment Hales was slog sweeping with authority over the midwicket rope. Green and Sangha were superb with the ball in the chase. Hard to find fault with anything on the Thunder side of things. Stars batting strategy was muddled and something they need to work out. In spite of their firepower, they were miles off the target.

19.5
W
Tremain to Zampa, OUT

slower ball at 118 kph short and wide, Zampa tries to flay this down the ground but serves up a basic catch to mid-on. Stars finally put out of their misery.

Adam Zampa c Green b Tremain 23 (21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 109.52
19.4
4
Tremain to Zampa, FOUR runs

short on the stumps, top edges this over the keeper for a boundary.

19.3
W
Tremain to Stanlake, OUT

tame runout symbolizes the night for the Stars. Low full toss driven to extra cover on the ring. They set off for a non-existent run and Hales relays sharply to the bowler over the non-striker's stumps with Stanlake four yards short.

Billy Stanlake run out (Hales/Tremain) 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.2
1
Tremain to Zampa, 1 run

another slower ball lands full outside off, drags a drive over mid-on this time for a long single.

19.1
Tremain to Zampa, no run

slower ball lands full and wide, toe slapped well short of extra cover.

Tremain to bowl the last over.

end of over 193 runs
MS: 139/8CRR: 7.31 RRR: 81.00
Billy Stanlake0 (2)
Adam Zampa18 (17)
Daniel Sams 4-0-27-1
Adam Milne 4-0-34-0
18.6
Sams to Stanlake, no run

knee high full toss on middle stump, prodded to extra cover.

18.5
Sams to Stanlake, no run

slower ball at 109 kph lands full and wide, left alone by Stanlake.

18.4
1
Sams to Zampa, 1 run

full and wide, punched through the ring for one this time.

18.3
2
Sams to Zampa, 2 runs

dropped! First blemish tonight for the Thunder. Slower ball lands full and wide outside off, Zampa miscues this over extra cover and Ferguson flubs a fairly basic chance shuffling to his left past the edge of the ring.

18.2
Sams to Zampa, no run

slower ball on middle stump lands short, swatted flat to mid-on.

18.1
Sams to Zampa, no run

yorker on the legs, flicked to short midwicket.

end of over 1811 runs
MS: 136/8CRR: 7.55 RRR: 42.00
Adam Zampa15 (13)
Billy Stanlake0 (0)
Adam Milne 4-0-34-0
Tanveer Sangha 4-0-17-2
17.6
1
Milne to Zampa, 1 run

wide yorker, slices this out to deep third man.

17.5
Milne to Zampa, no run

slower bouncer, goes to cut and toe slaps this into the ground, diving stop by the keeper.

17.4
4
Milne to Zampa, FOUR runs

full outside off, drives in the air through the gap between extra cover and mid-off.

17.3
Milne to Zampa, no run

short outside off, goes to slap and is beaten.

Just 15 sixes off the last 16 balls needed now....

17.2
6
Milne to Zampa, SIX runs

length ball on the body, heaves this flat over backward square leg and barely clears Davies leaping up at the rope.

17.1
Milne to Zampa, no run

short ball outside off, misses a punch on the up.

95 off 18 to win. Just 16 sixes needed to win this. Nothing is impossible....

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 125/8CRR: 7.35 RRR: 31.66
Adam Zampa4 (7)
Billy Stanlake0 (0)
Tanveer Sangha 4-0-17-2
Adam Milne 3-0-23-0
16.6
1
Sangha to Zampa, 1 run

flighted full on middle, backs away from leg stump to drive in the air toward long-off.

16.5
W
Sangha to Hatcher, OUT

Green is all over the place tonight and pouches this at deep midwicket for his spin twin. Short ball on the stumps, Hatcher tries to swat this over midwicket but no power behind the shot, hangs up in the air long enough for Green to range 25 yards to his left and pull off a lunging grab.

Liam Hatcher c Green b Sangha 9 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.5
16.4
1
Sangha to Zampa, 1 run

charges Sangha and beaten in flight with a ball dragged shorter and wider, toe slaps this over Sangha's head and lands well short of long-on.

Best performances - batters
Alex Hales portrait
AD Hales ST
71 runs (29)
8 fours
5 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
slog sweep
18 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Callum Ferguson
CJ Ferguson ST
51 runs (33)
5 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
paddle sweep
10 runs
2 fours
0 six
169245420
Best performances - bowlers
Chris Green portrait
CJ Green ST
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
4
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Adam Zampa
A Zampa MS
O
4
M
0
R
49
W
3
ECO
12.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Alex Hales
Alex Hales
Match days29 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Ben Dunk for Lance Morris (Melbourne Stars 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
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Andrew Crozier
Match Referee
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Kent Hannam
PointsSydney Thunder 4, Melbourne Stars 0