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31st Match (N), Sydney, January 02, 2022, Big Bash League
(19.1/20 ov, T:173) 144

Thunder won by 28 runs

Player Of The Match
93 (57)
Sydney Thunder INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Matthew Gilkes c Renshaw b Agar93578293163.15
Ben Cutting c Wells b Agar34252932136.00
Jason Sangha c Fawad Ahmed b Rashid Khan6990066.66
Sam Billings c Kelly b Siddle1191410122.22
Oliver Davies lbw b Siddle14122120116.66
Daniel Sams  b Siddle1250050.00
Chris Green (c)c Wells b Agar56110083.33
Arjun Nair not out 00200-
Extras(lb 5, w 3)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.60)172/7
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Ben Cutting, 7.3 ov), 2-73 (Jason Sangha, 9.3 ov), 3-97 (Sam Billings, 12.3 ov), 4-140 (Oliver Davies, 16.6 ov), 5-154 (Daniel Sams, 18.1 ov), 6-172 (Matthew Gilkes, 19.5 ov), 7-172 (Chris Green, 19.6 ov)
Matthew Short402807.0083010
Wes Agar402636.50122120
7.3 to BCJ Cutting, skied miles up in the air, and Wells at cover settles underneath it. Agar removes Cutting. Back-of-a-length and straight, slightly slower, and Cutting was through the shot early. 64/1
19.5 to M Gilkes, holes out, brilliant effort from Renshaw! On a length towards the hip, pulled away, and Renshaw runs in from deep backward square, dives forwards, and scoops it up just before it hits the turf. Hold on, Gilkes isn't heading off just yet. Did the ball touch the ground as Renshaw came forward? He's off now, but the replays suggest that was slightly dubious.... 172/6
19.6 to CJ Green, looks to slog down the ground but skies it straight up to cover, where Wells settles underneath a straightforward catch. 172/7
Peter Siddle403639.0094100
12.3 to SW Billings, wide on the crease, hacked down the ground... straight down long-on's throat! Mid-on had been up inside the circle but Siddle moved fine leg up and pushed Kelly back to the rope. Looked like a slower ball, rolling his fingers down in. Billings smashes his pad with his bat and lets out a grunt of frustration. 97/3
16.6 to O Davies, yorked! 87mph/141kph, pinned on the boot right in front of the stumps, and Davies' fun comes to an end. The old-school sandshoe crusher. 140/4
18.1 to DR Sams, cleans him up! Inch-perfect yorker and the stumps are rearranged. 86mph/139kph, dipping underneath Sams' bat, and Siddle is on a hat-trick. 154/5
Fawad Ahmed4051012.7523300
Rashid Khan402616.5093000
9.3 to JJS Sangha, top-edged sweep, straight to Fawad at short fine! Rashid Khan gets the in-form Sangha. Looked like he was surprised by the extra bounce. Sangha got the better of Rashid on New Year's Eve but loses the head-to-head battle tonight. 73/2
Adelaide Strikers INNINGS (Target: 173 runs from 20 overs)
Jake Weatherald lbw b Mohammad Hasnain1091320111.11
Matthew Short c Sams b Mohammad Hasnain1361120216.66
Matt Renshaw c Green b Sangha30212920142.85
Jonathan Wells c Cutting b Mohammad Hasnain023000.00
Henry Hunt st †Billings b Sangha511190045.45
Thomas Kelly run out (Gilkes)19153620126.66
Harry Nielsen c Cutting b Green39315541125.80
Rashid Khan c sub (JD Cook) b Mahmood1240050.00
Wes Agar c Green b Sams913180069.23
Peter Siddle (c) b Mahmood43310133.33
Fawad Ahmed not out 42310200.00
Extras(lb 2, w 8)10
TOTAL19.1 Ov (RR: 7.51)144
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Matthew Short, 2.2 ov), 2-25 (Jake Weatherald, 2.3 ov), 3-25 (Jonathan Wells, 2.5 ov), 4-50 (Henry Hunt, 6.6 ov), 5-65 (Matt Renshaw, 8.6 ov), 6-110 (Thomas Kelly, 13.5 ov), 7-111 (Rashid Khan, 14.1 ov), 8-135 (Wes Agar, 17.6 ov), 9-140 (Peter Siddle, 18.4 ov), 10-144 (Harry Nielsen, 19.1 ov)
Saqib Mahmood4044211.0087020
14.1 to Rashid Khan, on a length outside off, miscued into the off side and Cook, the sub fielder, runs back to take the catch! Looking for a helicopter-style loft over the covers but his timing was off, and Cook settled underneath it. Rashid's struggles with the bat this season continue.... 111/7
18.4 to PM Siddle, knocks him over! Perfect leg-stump yorker from Mahmood at 88mph/141kph, far too good for Siddle. Pegs back the stumps and the Thunder are closing in on another impressive win. 140/9
Gurinder Sandhu201407.0052000
Mohammad Hasnain412035.00141110
2.2 to MW Short, picks out deep backward square! Hasnain strikes with his second ball. Wasn't the best one he'll ever bowl, in the slot and angling in towards the stumps, but Short looked to flick him wristily over the leg side and picked out Sams at deep backward square, who hardly had to move. 25/1
2.3 to J Weatherald, fast, full, swinging, and Hasnain has two in two! Weatherald thought there would be some width outside off and shaped to drive but this swung viciously, hooping back to pin him on the pad. Up went the finger, and Hasnain is on a hat-trick!. 25/2
2.5 to JW Wells, screamer at short midwicket, Hasnain has three in four! Cutting with a blinder. Back-of-a-length, Wells looked to pull off the hip but was rushed for pace, and Cutting, in very tight, gobbles up the chance. Strikers capitulating against the pace of Hasnain. 25/3
Daniel Sams402616.5081050
17.6 to WA Agar, gets his man. Sams finishes his spell with a wicket. Angled into the pads, Agar looks to swing the slower ball away but gets a leading edge on it. Comes down with snow on it, and Green settles underneath it at long-on before sprinting round to the far end of the ground with one eye on the Thunder's over-rate. 135/8
Chris Green3.102216.9462000
19.1 to HJ Nielsen, wide outside off, looks to go big over the off side. Cutting races in from long-off and dives forward, sliding on his knees, and clings onto it, scooping it up just before it hits the turf! Great catch to finish a strong team performance from the Thunder. 144/10
Jason Sangha201628.0021000
6.6 to HJ Hunt, beaten in the flight, Billings whips off the bails! Hunt has struggled throughout this innings. He skips down, looking to force the issue by driving through cover, but is beaten by Sangha and Billings does the rest. 50/4
8.6 to MT Renshaw, googly, on a length, Renshaw looks to heave six over midwicket. "That's out," predicts Billings as Green settles underneath it at long-on. And he's right, throwing it up in the air in celebration. Strikers are five down and sinking towards another disappointing defeat. 65/5
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TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Matthew Gilkes
Match days02 January 2022 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Henry Hunt
Henry Hunt
Gerard Abood
Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
Troy Penman
Reserve Umpire
Andrew Hamilton
Match Referee
Kent Hannam
PointsSydney Thunder 3, Adelaide Strikers 1
  • Sydney Thunder innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 4.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sydney Thunder: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (M Gilkes 19, BCJ Cutting 26, Ex 5)
  • Sydney Thunder X-factor Subs: BJ Holt, B Doggett Adelaide Strikers X-factor Subs: GHS Garton, DJ Worrall
  • Drinks: Sydney Thunder - 73/2 in 10.0 overs (M Gilkes 27, SW Billings 0)
  • Sydney Thunder: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 6
  • M Gilkes: 50 off 39 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 16.1 - 18.0 (Batting side - 24 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sydney Thunder: 150 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: Sydney Thunder - 172/7 in 20.0 overs (AJ Nair 0)
  • Adelaide Strikers innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 4.0 (Mandatory - 30 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Adelaide Strikers: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (41 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Adelaide Strikers - 74/5 in 10.0 overs (T Kelly 5, HJ Nielsen 8)
  • Adelaide Strikers: 100 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 5
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 13.1 - 15.0 (Batting side - 16 runs, 2 wickets)
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