Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
68(40) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
6 1 8 1 8 6 10 28
CA Ingram
48(30) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
10 1 1 11 9 4 10 2

Best performances - Bowlers

AJ Nair
O3
M0
R12
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Alex Malcolm

The Thunder win by 71 runs. What a horrible batting collapse by the Strikers. They lost 7 for 22 to be all out for 97! They lost three in the Powerplay and despite a small rebuild by Ingram and Wells they were always well behind the rate and never recovered. Shane Watson had a great day with both the bat and his captaincy, mixing his bowlers well and never allowing any batsmen to settle. Shane Watson is the Player of the Match for his 68 from 40 balls. He was a class above on a slow surface. That is a huge result for the Thunder. They jump to second on the BBL table for the time being while the Strikers slip from second to fifth. It is that tight. There are two more games today following this one. The Renegades host the Heat in Geelong before the Scorchers face the Sixers in Perth. Hope you can stay with us for more BBL coverage. But from Sydney, for now, it's goodbye.

17.4
W
Sams to O'Connor, OUT, Is this a run out? Stanlake lost his bat. Oh no! He's out on replay! What a horror way to end it. It was pushed to midwicket for a tight one, Green gathered and threw to Lenton, Stanlake was going to make his ground easily, but as he slid his bat it stuck in the ground just short of the line, he lost control of it, his next step was just short of the line, his body was over the line but in the air when Lenton broke the stumps! So unfortunate for big Billy.

B Stanlake run out (Green/†Lenton) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.3
1
Sams to Stanlake, 1 run, full yorker, outside off, he jams the bat down and gets an outside edge that runs to third man

Craig: "I personally prefer these 160-180 run contests as bowling is also a skill. As much as I feel Lynn etc should be in the ODI team, when someone just stands there hitting like a baseballer it is quite boring to me!"

17.2
1
Sams to O'Connor, 1 run, fuller outside off, he pushes this on the front foot to long off
17.1
W
Sams to Rashid Khan, OUT, caught at deep square! Short slower ball, Rashid sets himself, he toes a pull shot high to deep square but nowhere near far enough to reach the rope, Nair comes in, steadies himself and takes the catch

Rashid Khan c Nair b Sams 8 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sams back on

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | AS: 95/8 (74 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.58, RRR: 24.66)

  • LN O'Connor0 (4b)
  • Rashid Khan8 (7b)
  • CJ Jordan3-0-23-1
  • AJ Nair3-0-12-3

Karan: "For Rashid Khan, it's time to prove himself again for the team." Not sure he needs to prove himself. They already value him as their most important player.

16.6
0
Jordan to O'Connor, no run, another 137kph wide yorker, he backs away and misses again
16.5
0
Jordan to O'Connor, no run, 135kph, full yorker outside off, he misses trying to squeeze it to third man

Big Bash League News

Strikers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9MW ShortJ Weatherald
2nd9TM HeadMW Short
3rd8CA IngramTM Head
4th49CA IngramJW Wells
5th6CA IngramHJ Nielsen
6th7HJ NielsenRashid Khan
7th1MG NeserRashid Khan
8th0B LaughlinRashid Khan
9th6LN O'ConnorRashid Khan
10th2LN O'ConnorB Stanlake

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH1082160.632
SS1165120.194
MR116512-0.2
MS105510-0.053
ST104590.187
AS10468-0.429
BH9357-0.051
PS9366-0.299