SYS 157/2 (20.0ov)
SYT 156/6 (20.0ov)

Sydney Sixers beat Sydney Thunder by 8 wickets

MOM: Chris Green

  • That is it from Super Saturday! Just to give a recap, the Scorchers won the top of the table clash with the Strikers earlier while a few minutes ago, the Sixers have managed to snap their losing streak, winning the Derby. Big Bash takes a break on Sunday and why? Because national cricket takes priority as Australia and England resume their battle, this time in the ODI format at the MCG. The BBL action resumes on Monday evening, the 15th of January, 2018, with Hobart Hurricanes hosting the Brisbane Heat. See you then! Adios! Take Care!
  • Chris Green has been awarded the Man Of The Match and rightly so. First, his 49 from 27 gave the Thunder a chance and then he bowled two superb overs at the death, unfortunately not being able to take his side home. In a close match, you either have too many contenders for the Man Of The Match award or none. Tonight it was more of the latter with Green standing out.
  • You might be getting a good feeling after reading everything that has been written so far but just imagine - had one edge of Green gone to hand when he was batting, the Thunder would not have crossed 130. The Sixers bowled really well on a pitch which had something for the bowlers and unlike the Thunder, everyone bowled reasonably well.
  • The Thunder tried their level best to win, thanks to some choking from the Sixers. Having said that, nothing can be taken away from the Thunder spinners. The trio of Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed and Arjun Nair had collective figures of 12-0-70-2 which shows how ineffective the seamers were on this track. McClenaghan and Sandhu had off days and even if one of them had shone, well, the Thunder might still have been alive.
  • A good match which had all the ingredients. The Sixers got off to a flier but then the spinners brought it back for the Thunder. To be honest, it was self-induced pressure as the hosts looked clueless against spin. One good thing for them was Daniel Hughes carried his bat through. Joe Denly set up the chase and then Maddinson just batted through with Hughes, albeit a bit slower than he would have liked. Not much fuss, but a more confident team would have won with an over to spare after such a dominant start and losing just 2 wickets.
  • A win is a win, no matter what. It might well be a consolation one but at least the Sixers won't end this tournament winless. With this victory, they have taken Thunder also out of the tournament, which means both the Sydney teams have been knocked out.
  • 19.6CGreen to MHenriques

    2
    THE SIXERS HAVE WON! Boy, what a roar envelops the SCG! Sydney Sixers have finally got themselves on the board this season, albeit very, very late. Henriques comes down the track, takes the ball on the full and whips it through wide long on. It is Gurinder Sandhu over there and he ain't the quickest. Two runs taken with ease! Victory on the final ball, by 8 wickets!
  • 19.5CGreen to DHughes

    1
    The batsman dances down the track. One run added to the total. 2 needed off the final ball!
  • 19.4CGreen to MHenriques

    1
    Works this towards mid-wicket, taking it on the full, Shane Watson gets across to his left, takes an age to release the ball and then throws it very slowly to the bowler and by that time Henriques gets in.
  • 19.3CGreen to DHughes

    1
    Full and outside off, driven past the bowler towards mid off for a run.
  • 19.2CGreen to DHughes

    2
    Short and outside off, cut through point for a brace again. 5 needed from 4 now!
  • 19.1CGreen to DHughes

    2
    Comes down the track and chips it over the bowler for a couple.
  • Chris Green to bowl the final over.
  • 18.6MMcClenaghan to MHenriques

    2
    Chips this over mid on and hares back for the second. McClenaghan gets a good throw from the deep but he is a second late in chipping the bails and that allows Hughes to get in.
  • 18.5MMcClenaghan to DHughes

    1
    A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 18.4MMcClenaghan to MHenriques

    1
    Another short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 18.3MMcClenaghan to DHughes

    1
    A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 18.2MMcClenaghan to MHenriques

    1
    A full toss wide outside off, Moises slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge which lands just short of Arjun Nair at short third man. One run taken.
  • 18.1MMcClenaghan to MHenriques

    4
    FOUR! Again a boundary on the first ball of the over! Slower ball, full and wide outside off, Henriques gets across, reaches out and lofts it with finesse over cover for a boundary!
  • Mitchell McClenaghan is back on.
  • 17.6CGreen to MHenriques

    1
    The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 17.5CGreen to MHenriques

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    The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.
  • 17.4CGreen to DHughes

    1
    Comes down the track and works it away for a run.
  • 17.3CGreen to MHenriques

    1
    The batsman drives this through the covers. They pick up a single.
  • 17.2CGreen to MHenriques

    2
    Full and wide outside off, Moises slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge through third man. Just a couple.
  • 17.1CGreen to DHughes

    1
    Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 16.6ANair to DHughes

    1
    The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. They pick up a single.
  • 16.5ANair to MHenriques

    1
    Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 16.4ANair to MHenriques

    2
    Full and outside off, Henriques looks to go inside out and gets a thick outside edge past slip to third man for a couple.
  • Maddinson is now giving an interview on the sidelines. Admits that since they have already been knocked out, the Sixers did not have anything to lose. On his inspirational haircut, he just laughs it off and hopes that it changes the fortune for his team.
  • 16.3ANair to MHenriques

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    Outside off, dabbed straight to short third man.
  • 16.2ANair to DHughes

    1
    The batsman gets a bottom edge of the bat on that one. One run added to the total.
  • Moises Henriques comes in.
  • 16.1ANair to NicMaddinson

    W
    OUT! There goes Maddinson! Is it too late for the visiting side though? Tossed up wide outside off, Maddinson comes down the track and has a wild slash, getting a top edge which is nicely taken by Ben Rohrer at short third man.
  • Arjun Nair to bowl out.
  • 15.6SWatson to NicMaddinson

    1
    Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 15.5SWatson to NicMaddinson

    2
    The batsman has driven it through mid off. Two runs added to the total.
  • 15.4SWatson to NicMaddinson

    6
    SIX! A lucky one now! A short ball down the leg side, Maddinson looks to pull but gets a top edge which sails over fine leg!
  • 15.3SWatson to DHughes

    1
    The batsman has played it to the point region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 15.2SWatson to DHughes

    .
    The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
  • 15.1SWatson to DHughes

    6
    SIX! Not a great start! A short ball, down the leg side, Hughes pulls it over fine leg! Half century for Hughes!
  • Shane Watson is back on.
  • 14.6CGreen to NicMaddinson

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    Full and darted down the leg side, Nic misses out, getting hit on the pad.
  • 14.5CGreen to NicMaddinson

    2
    Full and outside off, this time NM comes down the track and drives it through the covers. Once again McClenaghan runs hard to his right and dives to prevent the boundary. Two runs taken.
  • 14.4CGreen to NicMaddinson

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    One again, he is ages early in telegraphing his intentions to go inside out and Green spots that. Bowls it outside leg and cramps him for room. Nic can only push it to cover. Hat-trick of dots.