END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 180/8 (10 runs required, RR: 9.00)

  • MJ McClenaghan1 (2b)
  • GS Sandhu11 (4b)
  • DT Christian4-0-38-1
  • JC Archer4-0-42-2

9.22pm A fantastic start to the New Year, as the Thunder take it to the last over, but fall a few runs short against a much-improved Hurricanes side. Defending 189, the Hurricanes were put under pressure from the outset by the dominance of Jos Buttler, who finished with his career-best T20 score, but it was just not enough as the Hurricanes register their first win of the season.

That's it from us, but do hop over tabs to Perth where the Scorchers are bowling against the Sixers.

19.6
1lb
Christian to McClenaghan, 1 leg bye, on the pads, hits the pads and ricochets to fine leg for one leg bye
19.5
1
Christian to Sandhu, 1 run, 133 kph, on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for one

12 off 2

19.4
4
Christian to Sandhu, FOUR runs, that simplifies the equation. Full down leg, a thick inside edge through fine leg for four.
19.3
6
Christian to Sandhu, SIX runs, still in it! Not over just yet. Full and straight from Christian, lofted over long-on. Just clears the boundary
19.2
1
Christian to McClenaghan, 1 run, short around off, swatted to deep midwicket on the bounce

McClenaghan, 23 off 5

Abdul Moeen: "career highest T20 score by Buttler"

19.1
W
Christian to Sandhu, OUT, is that the game? That may be, but there is also a send-off from Wade. Buttler's short and the Thunder are gone. A short slower delivery outside off, creeps underneath Sandhu's bat. Wade picks up cleanly and hits the stumps direct to find Buttler a few inches short. Loud celebration right in Buttler's face. End of a terrific innings.

JC Buttler run out (†Wade) 81 (43b 7x4 5x6) SR: 188.37

23 off 6 balls. Sandhu the new man. Buttler not on strike. Christian will bowl it.

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 167/7 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.78, RRR: 23.00)

  • JC Buttler81 (43b)
  • JC Archer4-0-42-2
  • TS Mills4-0-46-1
18.6
W
Archer to Green, OUT, finds long-off. Did they cross? Overpitched and wide outside off, hit away nicely but can't get enough elevation, picks out long-off

CJ Green c Bailey b Archer 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

18.5
1
Archer to Buttler, 1 run, smashed but picks out cover. Overpitched and wide, nailed away to cover. Just the one
18.4
0
Archer to Buttler, no run, 138 kph, good change-up, the bouncer down leg, Buttler gets underneath it. Marginal call, but legal
18.3
1
Archer to Green, 1 run, a slower ball outside off, 115 kph, driven into the cover region
18.2
1
Archer to Buttler, 1 run, full and straight again, hammered back towards long-off. Archer may have got some body behind it
18.1
4
Archer to Buttler, FOUR runs, what hands. That's exceptional. 141 yorker around off. The reason he is so good at the scoops is the same reason he can flay straight yorkers through points: the speed of his hands through the line of the ball. Opened the bat face to find the gap, that's skill

30 off 12. Buttler on strike. This over should decide this

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 160/6 (30 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 15.00)

  • CJ Green4 (1b)
  • JC Buttler75 (39b)
  • TS Mills4-0-46-1
  • JC Archer3-0-35-1
17.6
4
Mills to Green, FOUR runs, lovely shot to finish. It's another slower delivery, Green watches the ball onto his bat and lofts the ball over mid-off
17.5
W
Mills to Gibson, OUT, another stunning slower ball. Different release, different trajectory, different result. It looked like an offcutting dipping full toss that crept underneath Gibson's swat and hit the base of middle and leg. Fantastic bowling

RJ Gibson b Mills 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Huzefa: "The simple equation is that Buttler needs to face at least 12 of the 18 remaining deliveries."

17.4
0
Mills to Gibson, no run, short and wide outside off, 138 kph, too quick, goes past the cut. Valuable dots
17.3
0
Mills to Gibson, no run, another slower ball, completely deceives Gibson. Slow down leg, Gibson is through his shot too early, struck on the pad
17.2
1
Mills to Buttler, 1 run, another slower ball, on middle and leg, pulled to deep midwicket
17.1
1
Mills to Gibson, 1 run, a slower ball on the pads, 106 kph, nudged to square leg. Good result for the Thunder

END OF OVER:
17 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 154/5 (36 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 12.00)

  • JC Buttler74 (38b)
  • RJ Gibson1 (1b)
  • JC Archer3-0-35-1
  • DT Christian3-0-26-1
16.6
4
Archer to Buttler, FOUR runs, superb batting. A low full toss, he opens the bat face and guides the ball point for four. Very intentional
16.5
1
Archer to Gibson, 1 run, short outside off, chopped towards third man
16.4
W
Archer to Nair, OUT, 138 kph, bowls it full and strikes! Full on off, Nair is beaten for pace and by that length. It skids on, beats the outside edge and knocks back off stump.

AJ Nair b Archer 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st69JC ButtlerKR Patterson
2nd56SR WatsonJC Buttler
3rd0CJ FergusonJC Buttler
4th12BJ RohrerJC Buttler
5th12JC ButtlerAJ Nair
6th7JC ButtlerRJ Gibson
7th11JC ButtlerCJ Green
8th0JC ButtlerGS Sandhu
9th13MJ McClenaghanGS Sandhu