RESULT
14th Match (N), Brisbane, December 19, 2021, Big Bash League
(17.3/20 ov, T:197) 143

Thunder won by 53 runs

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder 196/7(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat 143/10(17.3 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Sam BillingsST98.8964(27)80.0698.89--0
Saqib MahmoodST89.88--04/225.2489.88
Xavier BartlettBH65.6942(29)44.5434.952/452.1430.73
Mitchell SwepsonBH55.794(2)43.482/272.1952.31
Mark SteketeeBH52.5633(24)34.9262/321.0626.56

Billings set up Thunder' score of 196, and that turned out to be enough eventually. They are up to No. 3 in the points table after a comfortable win, with Heat stuck at No. 7. Today's action done, don't forget to join us for the rest of the tournament. Until then, it is a goodbye and goodnight from Binoy, PDP and me, Himanshu!

Saqib Mahmood is the Player of the Match: "Everything was coming together. We started with hard lengths, and get the ball swinging. We [the English guys] were having a chat this morning... I joined the team this Monday itself."

Tom: "What a time to be a Somerset, England and Heat fan...just hope Abell's OK :("

9.54pm A spirited fight from Heat's tailenders, but not enough to get over line against Thunder. All the hosts have managed to do is ensure their net run rate didn't take as much of a battering as expected, as Bartlett and Steketee fought with the bat.

17.3
W
T Sangha to Mujeeb, OUT

shout for leg before, and given! Game over. Mujeeb goes for the reverse-sweep first ball, but the ball is on a fullish length on middle, as he misses it completely, with the ball striking him right in front of the stumps. Looked the umpire raised his finger even before Sangha completed the appeal, and so Thunder win by 53 runs

Mujeeb Ur Rahman lbw b T Sangha 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0

Mujeeb the new man in. Sangha from over the wicket.

17.2
W
T Sangha to Swepson, OUT

and bowled him next ball! Again he makes tries to make room by getting his front leg out of the way, as the ball is short of a length on off, and slides on with the arm. There was no turn there, as it went on straight to clip off stump. Ninth man gone for Heat, and Sangha has his second

Mitchell Swepson b T Sangha 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 3m) SR: 200
17.1
4
T Sangha to Swepson, FOUR runs

Beats deep point to his left. Makes room to that tossed up ball which is pretty full on middle and off, and lofts that bang

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 139/8CRR: 8.17 RRR: 19.33 • Need 58 from 18b
Xavier Bartlett42 (29b 3x4 1x6)
Daniel Sams 3-0-30-1
Chris Green 4-0-29-1
16.6
W
Sams to Steketee, OUT

and the partnership is finally broken! Short of a length ball outside off, and he looked like trying to swat that away to the on side, but the ball bounced a bit too much for his liking since it was banged in pretty short. The ball took the upper half of the bat to extra cover, where Sangha had to take a few steps behind to complete the grab

Mark Steketee c JJS Sangha b Sams 33 (24b 2x4 1x6 38m) SR: 137.5
16.5
1
Sams to Bartlett, 1 run

change of pace again, and the ball is pretty full and outside off. Drilled between the stumps and the non-striker, as long-on gives the chase to his left

16.4
1
Sams to Steketee, 1 run

cut away to dee point. Short and wide of off, and he swings at that after riding the bounce while playing with a bit of room

Chris: "Bartlett's newfound batting ability may be down to the fact that he isn't constantly being substituted out this season…"

16.3
1
Sams to Bartlett, 1 run

high-ish full-toss a touch wide of off, and flung to long-on from deep in the crease

16.2
1
Sams to Steketee, 1 run

slower delivery on a fullish length and wide of off. Pushed down to long-on

Around the stumps to Steketee too

16.1
1
Sams to Bartlett, 1 run

full ball just outside off, and swung across the line off the inside half of the bat to the man at square leg

Sams back. Around the stumps.

end of over 1613 runs
BH: 134/7CRR: 8.37 RRR: 15.75 • Need 63 from 24b
Xavier Bartlett39 (26b 3x4 1x6)
Mark Steketee31 (21b 2x4 1x6)
Chris Green 4-0-29-1
Nathan McAndrew 3-0-25-0
15.6
1
Green to Bartlett, 1 run

straighter ball, and fuller on middle. Nudged to deep midwicket

15.5
2
Green to Bartlett, 2 runs

manages to get that wide and to the right of short third man. Short ball outside off, and gets an outside edge off his heave

15.4
2
Green to Bartlett, 2 runs

shortish in length on middle, and pulled toward deep midwicket from deep in the crease

Stays around to Bartlett

15.3
1
Green to Steketee, 1 run

very full again, but this time on middle and leg. Drilled to long-off after making room

15.3
1w
Green to Steketee, 1 wide

wide ball. Very full and wide of off, and left alone

15.2
4
Green to Steketee, FOUR runs

scooped over short fine leg! Full delivery outside off, and he goes across to loft that while almost losing his balance there

15.1
2
Green to Steketee, 2 runs

short delivery on middle, and pulled to long-on

Green from around the wicket now.

Sarthak: "Umm, why are we seeing a 50 partnership for the 8th wicket?" --- Ummm, because the Lord wants this to go deep maybe?

end of over 156 runs
BH: 121/7CRR: 8.06 RRR: 15.20 • Need 76 from 30b
Xavier Bartlett34 (23b 3x4 1x6)
Mark Steketee24 (18b 1x4 1x6)
Nathan McAndrew 3-0-25-0
Tanveer Sangha 3-0-22-1
14.6
McAndrew to Bartlett, no run

yorker length, and close to being a wide. He goes chasing at that away from his body, and misses

14.5
1
McAndrew to Steketee, 1 run

another full-toss outside off, and this is high-ish. Pushed to the man at mid-off for a rapid run

14.4
1
McAndrew to Bartlett, 1 run

full-toss outside off, and slashed to long-off with the flat bat

14.3
McAndrew to Bartlett, no run

yorker just outside off, and jammed to the man at midwicket

Best performances - batters
SW Billings
SW Billings ST
64 runs (27)
5 fours5 sixes
Control
70%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
0 four3 sixes
02114611822
XC Bartlett
XC Bartlett BH
42 runs (29)
3 fours1 six
Control
62%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
0 four1 six
2008100814
Best performances - bowlers
S Mahmood
S Mahmood ST
O
3
M
0
R
22
W
4
ECO
7.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
T Sangha
T Sangha ST
O
3.3
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
7.42
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Thunder
Saqib Mahmood
Match days19 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
SubstituteTom Cooper for Tom Abell (Sydney Thunder 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
Australia
Darren Close
Australia
Donovan Koch
TV Umpire
Australia
Ben Treloar
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Stephen Dionysius
Match Referee
Australia
Kepler Wessels
PointsSydney Thunder 4, Brisbane Heat 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
ST 100%
STBH
100%50%100%ST InningsBH Innings

Over 18 • BH 143/10

Mitchell Swepson b T Sangha 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 3m) SR: 200
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman lbw b T Sangha 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0
W
Thunder won by 53 runs
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ST1495350.725
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HH147727-0.332
MS147726-0.222
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MR1431016-1.477