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55th Match (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 19 2022, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 171)169/7
Thunder won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
5/21
cameron-boyce
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• Tristan Lavalette

Cameron Boyce hat-trick in vain as Sydney Thunder snatch win by one run

Usman Khawaja's 77 held Thunder together before Renegades let another winning position slip away

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder170/8(20 overs)
Alex Hales44 (22)
Melbourne Renegades169/7(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs • 3 wickets
MR: 169/7CRR: 8.45 
Will Sutherland7 (2)
Gurinder Sandhu 4-0-33-3
Daniel Sams 4-0-22-1

Thunder finish third on the BBL table and will host the Knockout at the MCG on Sunday. They will play the winner of the Hurricanes Strikers Eliminator on Friday night. The Hurricanes face the Stars in the last game of the home and away season at the MCG as the last game of today's triple header. Thanks for company in this one. What a finish.

7.30pm The Renegades lose another one. Thunder get out of jail and take some winning momentum to the finals. Two nights in a row Renegades throw away the game from winning positions. Finch made 82 from 64 balls but couldn't close it out. Thunder fielded poorly all night until the last over where they were flawless. Gurinder Sandhu holds his nerve with 3 for 33. Gurinder Sandhu "I was just trying to keep it pretty simple and pretty clear."

Koshur: "Hello Alex!!I had full faith(that they will mess it up)"

19.6
W
Sandhu to Boyce, OUT

caught at backward point! Jason Sangha takes the catch! Boyce is distraught! Thunder win by one run! Full and wide, it wasn't a great delivery, he just sliced a drive off a thick outside edge straight to Jason Sangha and he pouches it safely

Cameron Boyce c JJS Sangha b Sandhu 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Cameron Boyce on strike! He took 4 wickets in 4 balls and 5 for 21 with the ball. It's been his day. He needs 2 off 1. There's a Thunder team meeting with four men involved. Sandhu to Boyce

19.5
1
Sandhu to Sutherland, 1 run

full and wide, might have been a wide, he reaches out and toes it to backward point for one!

3 from 2

19.4
6
Sandhu to Sutherland, SIX runs

Sutherland goes bang! The chief! A length slower ball sits up and he clears the leg and heaves it into the seats at wide long on!

Ahmad Khalid: "Gades going on with Gade thingies"

19.3
W
Sandhu to Finch, OUT

Sams takes a blinder! Finch holes out! Full in the slot, Finch heaves towards deep midwicket, Sams charges in and dives forward full length and plucks it just above the turf! Wow

Aaron Finch c Sams b Sandhu 82 (87m 64b 4x4 2x6) SR: 128.12
19.2
W
Sandhu to Harper, OUT

Sensational from Jason Sangha! Extraordinary run out! Harper drags it towards long on but Jason Sangha dives full length at a close midwicket to stop it cleanly and flick it to Gurinder who takes the bails off and Harper is out by miles. No run and a wicket

Sam Harper run out (JJS Sangha/Sandhu) 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
19.1
Sandhu to Harper, no run

beaten! A swing and a miss to a on pace back of a length ball and they don't try for a bye

Gurinder Sandhu on. 9 to win

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 162/4CRR: 8.52 RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Sam Harper1 (2)
Aaron Finch82 (63)
Daniel Sams 4-0-22-1
Nathan McAndrew 4-0-48-0
18.6
1
Sams to Harper, 1 run

full and driven hard to long on, they want two but Green whips the throw in quickly. One it is. Harper stays on strike

18.5
Sams to Harper, no run

slower ball, grips, he defends back to the bowler

Alex: "Well this seems like a familiar position for the Renegades..."

18.4
W
Sams to Merlo, OUT

played on! Merlo got down to scoop and just knocked it onto the top of off! The shot was on, fine leg was up, he got a good length but maybe got a little too low and didn't get enough bat under it!

Jonathan Merlo b Sams 15 (15m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
18.3
1b
Sams to Finch, 1 bye

short slower ball beats Finch trying to pull, it bounces short of Gilkes and he can't glove it cleanly, they pinch a bye

18.2
1
Sams to Merlo, 1 run

slower ball, he drives to cover and another misfield allows one

18.1
1
Sams to Finch, 1 run

slower ball, he drives firmly to mid off on the circle

Koshur: "C'mon Gades, let's mess it up in our own typical way" Have faith Koshur

end of over 1812 runs
MR: 158/3CRR: 8.77 RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Aaron Finch81 (61)
Jonathan Merlo14 (7)
Nathan McAndrew 4-0-48-0
Chris Green 3-0-21-0
17.6
1lb
McAndrew to Finch, 1 leg bye

full and fired down leg, it brushes the pad, Gilkes dives to knock it down but they pinch a leg bye

Scott: "Why no Maddinson and Richardson lately? Injured? COVID?" Maddinson has a hamstring issue. Richardson went back to Adelaide for family reasons.

17.5
2
McAndrew to Finch, 2 runs

shorter length, he pulls into the gap at deep midwicket and they run well again

17.4
1
McAndrew to Merlo, 1 run

back of the hand slower ball, he pulls to deep square

17.3
1
McAndrew to Finch, 1 run

good length outside off, he defends to cover and pinches one

17.2
4
McAndrew to Finch, FOUR runs

pulled fine! Short slower ball angled down leg and he just pulled it with ease fine of short fine

17.2
1w
McAndrew to Finch, 1 wide

short down leg, he tries to pull but it's a wide

17.1
2
McAndrew to Finch, 2 runs

back of a length on middle, he works this behind square into the gap for two

25 from 18

end of over 178 runs
MR: 146/3CRR: 8.58 RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 from 18b
Aaron Finch72 (56)
Jonathan Merlo13 (6)
Chris Green 3-0-21-0
Tanveer Sangha 4-0-32-2
16.6
1
Green to Finch, 1 run

darted into off, he's back and working to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch MR
82 runs (64)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
2 fours
1 six
08139821527
Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja ST
77 runs (51)
8 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
4 fours
0 six
23444177108
Best performances - bowlers
Cameron Boyce player portrait
CJ Boyce MR
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
5
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Gurinder Sandhu
GS Sandhu ST
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce
Match days19 January 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Simon Lightbody
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Grant
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsSydney Thunder 4, Melbourne Renegades 0