Match

Big Bash League, 2021/22 | Match 7 | at Melbourne | 10 December 2021 | 07:15 PM
Match Ended
STA Live Score Melbourne Stars STA
165/4 (20.0)
THU Live Score Sydney Thunder THU
161/5 (20.0)

Player of the Match: Nick Larkin

Commentry
Over: 20 | 18 Runs
Score: 165/4
2
19.6
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
Very full, on leg stump. Russell clears the front leg and heaves it towards deep square leg for a couple. 18 off the final over. Melbourne Stars end with 165/4!
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19.6
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
WIDE! Sams looks to target the pads but yet again drifts down the leg side. Left alone and another wide called.
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19.6
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
WIDE! A length ball, spilled well down the leg side. The keeper dives down to his left and gets a glove on it. Wided.
4
19.5
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
FOUR! Edgy boundary but Dre Russ won't mind. Sams hits the length hard, around middle and angling across the batter. Andre Russell swings hard at it and ends up getting a top edge which flies towards the vacant third man fence.
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19.5
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
WIDE! Attempted slower bumper from Sams but he gets it all wrong. The ball is well over Russell's head and a wide is signalled.
2
19.4
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
Sams goes short this time, around middle. Andre Russell gets low and swats it away towards deep backward square leg for a couple.
4
19.3
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
FOUR! Poor bowling from Daniel Sams. Juicy full toss, on the pads and Russell whips it behind square on the leg side and into the fence.
2
19.2
Daniel Sams to Andre Russell
Full toss, on the pads, this one is dipping on the batter. Russell clips it through square leg and races back for the second.
1
19.1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin
Full and straight, Nick Larkin backs away a bit and drives it towards mid off for a single.
Over: 19 | 5 Runs
Score: 147/4
2
18.6
Nathan McAndrew to Andre Russell
Full and straight, Russell hits it back firmly towards the bowler. The ball hits McAndrew's boot on the full and rolls onto the leg side. They take two.
0
18.5
Nathan McAndrew to Andre Russell
Excellent death bowling from McAndrew! Follows up the yorker with a spicy short ball. This is around the leg stump and flies past Russell's helmet as he looks to pull.
0
18.4
Nathan McAndrew to Andre Russell
Perfect! Nathan McAndrew comes from 'round the wicket and hurls across a toe-crushing yorker on middle stump. Andre Russell manages to jam it out.
1
18.3
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
A length ball, around off and Larkin crunches it towards mid off for another single.
1
18.2
Nathan McAndrew to Andre Russell
Full, on the pads and flicked away to deep square leg for a single.
1
18.1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Full and wide, Larkin backs away and slaps it towards covers. They scamper through for a quick single and that's Larkin's fifty. Very well compiled half-century from him.
Over: 18 | 7 Runs
Score: 142/4
1
17.6
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Punched past covers for a couple. Tanveer Sangha ends with figures of 4-0-29-2.
0
17.5
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Shorter ball, on off. Cut away to covers.
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17.4
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
OUT! TAKEN THIS TIME! Finally, a catch is taken and it is not a no ball! Tossed up, on off. Hilton Cartwright hits it straight down the ground. Ben Cutting runs across from long on and takes it.
0
17.3
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
Shorter ball, on middle. Hilton Cartwright misses the pull.
6
17.2
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
SIX! BOOM! That is a maximum on any ground in the world! Loopy ball, outside off. Hilton Cartwright heaves it way, way over the long off fence.
0
17.1
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
Loopy ball, down the leg side. Hilton misses the sweep and is hit on the pads.
Over: 17 | 17 Runs
Score: 135/3
3
16.6
Gurinder Sandhu to Hilton Cartwright
Full and on the pads. Hilton Cartwright chips it high in the air. The ball goes miles in the air towards deep square leg. The fielder has to wait for eternity but he drops it in the end. Three taken.
2
16.6
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
NO BALL! TAKEN! Everything is happening in the middle Short ball, outside off. Larkin rides the bounce and cuts it to deep covers. Alex Ross runs in and dives to take the catch. They check for the overhead no ball and it is given as a no ball!
2
16.5
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
Short ball, on off. Larkin hops up and pulls it to the left of deep square leg. The fielder runs across and stops the ball. The other fielder throws it back in. Two taken.
4
16.4
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
FOUR! Another wonderful shot by Larkin! Sh0ort ball, plenty of width outside off. Larkin rides the bounce and cuts it over backward point for a boundary.
1
16.3
Gurinder Sandhu to Hilton Cartwright
Short ball, outside off. Hilton Cartwright pulls it down towards long on for one.
1
16.2
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
Full and outside off. Carved to deep point for one.
4
16.1
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
FOUR! What a cracking shot that it! Length ball, outside off. Larkin clears his front leg and carves it over covers. The man in the deep runs to his left but has no chance to stop the ball.
Over: 16 | 12 Runs
Score: 118/3
0
15.6
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
Loopy ball, on middle. Worked to mid-wicket.
4
15.5
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
FOUR! A brilliant effort by Ben Cutting in the deep! Tossed up, on off. Hilton Cartwright hits it towards long on. Cutting leaps up high and gets his hands to it. But the ball doesn't stick and falls near the ropes. It goes onto touch the ropes and it is given as a boundary.
1
15.4
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Short ball, on off. Larkin pulls it down to long on for one.
1
15.3
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
Played to deep mid-wicket for one.
6
15.2
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
SIX! Huge blow and these two are doing their job really well! A low full toss, outside off. Hilton Cartwright heaves it straight down the ground for a maximum.
0
15.1
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
Darted on the pads. Tucked to mid-wicket.
Over: 15 | 12 Runs
Score: 106/3
0
14.6
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin
Full and outside off. Larkin gets no bat on it.
1
14.5
Daniel Sams to Hilton Cartwright
Short of a length, on off. Pulled down towards long on for one.
4
14.4
Daniel Sams to Hilton Cartwright
FOUR! Lovely stroke! Short of a length, angling across off. Hilton Cartwright waits for it and then cuts it past backward point for another boundary.
0
14.3
Daniel Sams to Hilton Cartwright
Full and outside off. Hilton Cartwright gets no bat on it.
1
14.2
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin
Short of a length, on off. Larkin throws the kitchen sink at it but gets the toe end of the bat to covers. Single taken.
5
14.2
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin
NO BALL AND FOUR! That is clobbered! Length ball, around off. Larkin backs away to the leg side and heaves it over mid off for a boundary. To make things worse for Sams, he has overstepped and the next ball will be a Free Hit!
1
14.1
Daniel Sams to Hilton Cartwright
Short and way outside off. Tapped to covers for one.
Over: 14 | 13 Runs
Score: 94/3
2
13.6
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Low full toss, on middle. Larkin heaves it to the right of mid on. The fielder chases it and keeps it to a couple.
2
13.5
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Length ball, on off. Heaved wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
4
13.4
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
FOUR! Excellent placement by Larkik! Nathan McAndrew bowls a perfect yorker, just outside off. Larkin just guides it past short third man for a boundary.
1
13.3
Nathan McAndrew to Hilton Cartwright
Flicked away to deep mid-wicket for one.
4
13.3
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
NO BALL! What a catch that is though! A high full toss, on middle. Larkin pulls it to deep square leg. Daniel Sams is the man there and he dives to his left to take a sensational catch. He is not aware that it has been called a no ball and starts celebrating. It is a no ball and the next ball will be a Free Hit.
0
13.2
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Short of a length, on off. Pulled to mid on.
0
13.1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Full and on the pads. Larkin looks to flick but the ball hits the boot and goes towards the keeper.
Over: 13 | 6 Runs
Score: 81/3
1
12.6
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
Shortish ball, slower in pace and outside off. Larkin reaches out and plays it towards sweeper cover for another single.
1
12.5
Gurinder Sandhu to Hilton Cartwright
Back of a length, around off. Cartwright stands tall and hits it towards sweeper cover for one.
1
12.4
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
Good-length ball, outside off and thrashed through cover-point for just a single.
2
12.3
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
Short and wide again, Larkin hangs back and slaps it in front of square on the off side for a brace.
0
12.2
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
Width on offer but Nick Larkin can't get it away. Short and wide, Larkin cuts it back onto the deck and towards point.
1
12.1
Gurinder Sandhu to Hilton Cartwright
Back of a length, around off. Cartwright hops on the back foot and dabs it down towards cover for a single.
Over: 12 | 6 Runs
Score: 75/3
0
11.6
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
Quicker again, on middle and defended back towards the bowler.
1
11.5
Chris Green to Hilton Cartwright
Flatter one, on off and turned on the leg side by Cartwright for another single.
0
11.4
Chris Green to Hilton Cartwright
Nicely bowled! Drifted in on middle, Cartwright defends it out.
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11.4
Chris Green to Hilton Cartwright
WIDE! Quicker one, down the leg side. Cartwright leaves it alone and a wide is called.
2
11.3
Chris Green to Hilton Cartwright
Tossed up, around off. Hilton Cartwright dances down the track and chips it right back over the bowler's head for a couple.
1
11.2
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
Crunched! On middle, Larkin steps out and drives it firmly towards long on for a run.
1
11.1
Chris Green to Hilton Cartwright
Floated up, on middle and leg. Cartwright works it through mid-wicket for a single.
Over: 11 | 7 Runs
Score: 69/3
1
10.6
Ben Cutting to Hilton Cartwright
A quick single as this is pushed to mid off.
4
10.5
Ben Cutting to Hilton Cartwright
FOUR! Poor ball and Hilton Cartwright puts it away! Full and down the leg side. He clips it fine to the fine leg fence. That should do his confidence a world of good.
2
10.4
Ben Cutting to Hilton Cartwright
Full and on the pads. Flicked to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
0
10.3
Ben Cutting to Hilton Cartwright
Ouch! Short ball, on off. Hilton Cartwright looks to pull it away but gets hit on the helmet.
0
10.2
Ben Cutting to Hilton Cartwright
Full and on off. Pushed to covers by Cartwright.
0
10.1
Ben Cutting to Hilton Cartwright
Short of a length, on off. Punched to covers.
Over: 10 | 3 Runs
Score: 62/3
0
9.6
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Flatter ball, on off. Punched to covers.
1
9.5
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
Darted on the pads. Worked to the leg side for one.
0
9.4
Tanveer Sangha to Hilton Cartwright
BEATEN! Flatter ball, around off. Cartright plays for the turn but the ball goes straight. It goes past the inside edge and past the off pole.
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9.3
Tanveer Sangha to Glenn Maxwell
OUT! BOWLED! Big, big wicket! Flatter ball, on off. Maxwell looks to switch it all the way over the point fence but misses. The ball crashes onto the stumps and Sydney Thunder are in firm control of this game right now.
1
9.2
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Short ball, outside off. Cut away to covers for one.
1
9.1
Tanveer Sangha to Glenn Maxwell
Tossed up, outside off. Maxwell hits it down to long off for one.
Over: 9 | 4 Runs
Score: 59/2
0
8.6
Ben Cutting to Nick Larkin
A length ball, outside off. Larkin works it towards backward point. Cannot find the gap.
0
8.5
Ben Cutting to Nick Larkin
On a length, around off. Larkin hangs back and looks to whip it across the line. The ball takes the under edge and meets the keeper on a bounce.
1
8.4
Ben Cutting to Glenn Maxwell
Length and on off. Maxwell drives it to mid off for another single.
1
8.3
Ben Cutting to Nick Larkin
Good length and around off. Larkin punches it through point for a run.
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8.2
Ben Cutting to Glenn Maxwell
LEG BYE! Length and on the pads, Maxwell misses his flick. The ball goes to fine leg off the pads. They collect a leg bye.
1
8.1
Ben Cutting to Nick Larkin
Almost another wicket! A full-length ball, on off. Larkin comes forward and looks to go over short mid-wicket, but he does not get the desired elevation on it. He got enough to save himself. The fielder leaps high and gets a fingertip on it but the ball lands safely eventually. The batters take a single.
Over: 8 | 10 Runs
Score: 55/2
1
7.6
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
Darted on the pads, Larkin clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 10 runs coming off it. A good over for Melbourne Stars.
0
7.5
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
On off, pushed back to the bowler.
2
7.4
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
Short and outside off, width on offer. Larkin hangs back and cuts it to deep backward point for a brace.
0
7.3
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
On off, defended to the leg side.
4
7.2
Chris Green to Nick Larkin
FOUR! Top Shot! Finds the gap this time. Short and on off. Larkin goes low and whips it across the line through mid-wicket for a boundary.
3
7.1
Chris Green to Glenn Maxwell
Floated, full and outside off. Maxwell slashes it towards deep point. The batters take three before the fielder cuts it out in the deep with a good dive to his left.
Over: 7 | 5 Runs
Score: 45/2
0
6.6
Gurinder Sandhu to Nick Larkin
BEATEN! 21 balls since the last boundary. A good-length ball, outside off, nipping in. Larkin hangs back and looks to defend it out. The ball zips past the inside edge. A great over by Gurinder Sandhu.
1
6.5
Gurinder Sandhu to Glenn Maxwell
Length and on off. Maxwell pushes it to cover for a single.
0
6.4
Gurinder Sandhu to Glenn Maxwell
A length ball, on off. Maxwell defends it to cover and yells "NOOO", as he sees Larkin half way down the pitch. He does well to get back to safety.
0
6.3
Gurinder Sandhu to Glenn Maxwell
On a length, on off. Maxwell gets it to mid-wicket off the inner half.
2
6.2
Gurinder Sandhu to Glenn Maxwell
Full and on the pads, Maxwell clips it through mid-wicket. The batters take two again. This is good running. They are making sure to keep the runs ticking.
2
6.1
Gurinder Sandhu to Glenn Maxwell
Full-length ball, on the pads. Maxwell clips it through square leg for two more runs.
Over: 6 | 7 Runs
Score: 40/2
2
5.6
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Looped up, full and on middle. Larkin gets low and sweeps it to deep square leg. The batters push hard this time and collect two runs.
1
5.5
Tanveer Sangha to Glenn Maxwell
Short and around off. Maxwell punches it to sweeper cover for another single.
1
5.4
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Tossed up, full and on off. Larkin presses forward and dabs it towards point for a single.
1
5.3
Tanveer Sangha to Glenn Maxwell
Full and on off. Maxwell pushes it to long off for a run.
1
5.2
Tanveer Sangha to Nick Larkin
Looped up, around off, turning away. Larkin stays back and pushes it to cover for a single.
1
5.1
Tanveer Sangha to Glenn Maxwell
Flighted, full toss and on off. Maxwell leans forward and pushes it towards mid off for a single.
Over: 5 | 3 Runs
Score: 33/2
0
4.6
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Fuller ball, on off. Larkin blocks it from the crease.
0
4.5
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin
Short of a length, outside off. Larkin taps it with soft hands to covers and looks for a single. But a big 'NOOO' from Maxwell sends him back.
1
4.4
Nathan McAndrew to Glenn Maxwell
Length ball, on the pads. Worked to deep square leg for a single.
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4.4
Nathan McAndrew to Glenn Maxwell
Length ball, down the leg side. Maxwell misses the flick and it is called a wide.
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4.3
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis
OUT! RUN OUT! Disaster for Stoinis and the Stars. There is a huge mix-up and Sydney Thunder are ready to pounce on it. A length ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis stays back and guides it towards backward point. Stoinis calls for a single but is ball-watching and then goes back in the crease. Maxwell meanwhile gets to the other end. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Meanwhile, Stoinis sees Maxwell at his end and charges towards the other end, putting himself at risk. The fielder backing up, Chris Green, collects the ball and throws it to Nathan McAndrew at the non-striker's end. He collects the ball and whips the bails to send back Stoinis, who is well short of the crease. Nick Larkin is the new man in at number 4.
0
4.2
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis
Swing and a miss! Good-length ball, on off. Some extra bounce this time. Stoinis stays back and looks to heave it across the line but misses.
1
4.1
Nathan McAndrew to Glenn Maxwell
Length ball, on the pads. Maxwell hangs back and glances it towards fine leg. The keepers gives it a chase and keeps it down to a run.
Over: 4 | 12 Runs
Score: 30/1
1
3.6
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell
Full and on leg. Maxwell stays back and clips it to fine leg for another single. A good over for Melbourne Stars, 12 runs off it.
1
3.5
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
Lucky again! Full and on off. Marcus Stoinis throws his bat at it. He ends up slicing it instead. The ball goes high in the air over point and lands safely. They take a single.
4
3.4
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! And again! Sheer force this time. Back of a length, on off. Stoinis stands tall and slaps it above mid off and bags another boundary.
4
3.3
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Top Shot! This will boost his confidence for sure. Short ball and on off. Marcus Stoinis hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
0
3.2
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
Good-length ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis looks to chase it but misses.
2
3.1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
In the air but safe! Not a controlled shot at all from Stoinis. Back-of-a-length ball, around middle and leg. Stoinis hangs back, swivels and looks to pull it away. The ball takes the outside edge and luckily for him it lands in a safe region at short fine leg. The batters collect a brace.
Over: 3 | 6 Runs
Score: 18/1
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2.6
Nathan McAndrew to Joe Clarke
OUT! TAKEN! Unlucky way to get out for Clarke! Short of a length, on off. Clarke looks to pull it away but gets the inside edge on the pads. The ball pops and goes to the off side. The man from backward point, Alex Ross, runs forward and dives to take it. A very good catch by him and Nathan McAndrew provides with the first wicket.
2
2.5
Nathan McAndrew to Joe Clarke
Length and on the pads. Clarke chips it nicely over mid on. The fielder chases it and keeps it to a couple.
0
2.4
Nathan McAndrew to Joe Clarke
Short of a length, on off. Tapped to mid on by Clarke.
0
2.3
Nathan McAndrew to Joe Clarke
Clarke gets down the track and looks to heave this length ball to the leg side. But he gets no bat on it.
4
2.2
Nathan McAndrew to Joe Clarke
FOUR! Gets a boundary with a traditional stroke this time! Short and on middle. Clarke nicely pulls it behind deep square leg for a boundary.
0
2.1
Nathan McAndrew to Joe Clarke
Innovative but no result! Length ball, outside off. Clarke shuffles across and looks to scoop it down to fine leg but gets no bat on it.
Over: 2 | 8 Runs
Score: 12/0
0
1.6
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
Beaten! Full and just outside off. Stoinis looks to drive it on the up but the ball zips past the outside edge.
0
1.5
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
Back of a length, around off. Pushed to mid off by Stoinis.
1
1.4
Daniel Sams to Joe Clarke
Short of a length, on off. Clarke gives it the charge and miscues the pull wide of mid on for one. He seems to have broken the bat and calls for a replacement.
4
1.3
Daniel Sams to Joe Clarke
FOUR! Powerful! There comes the first boundary! Short of a length, angling across off. Clarke flat-bats it straight past Stoinis for a boundary.
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1.3
Daniel Sams to Joe Clarke
Clarke gives it a small charge so Sams fires it full and wide outside off. Left alone and called a wide.
1
1.2
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis
Short of a length, outside off. Punched to deep cover for yet another single. Good tidy bowling by Sydney Thunder so far.
1
1.1
Daniel Sams to Joe Clarke
Lovely stroke. Full and wide outside off. Clarke nicely drives it to deep cover for a single.
Over: 1 | 4 Runs
Score: 4/0
0
0.6
Gurinder Sandhu to Marcus Stoinis
Well bowled! Short of a length, outside off. Stoinis gets the outside edge towards short third man while looking to block.
1
0.5
Gurinder Sandhu to Joe Clarke
On the pads and Clarke nicely works it to deep mid-wicket for one. Sandhu is struggling to find his line at this moment but has bowled a pretty decent over so far.
0
0.4
Gurinder Sandhu to Joe Clarke
Nice and full, right on the off pole. Clarke blocks it from the crease.
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0.4
Gurinder Sandhu to Joe Clarke
Full and down the leg side. Clarke misses the leg glance. Wide called.
0
0.3
Gurinder Sandhu to Joe Clarke
Short of a length, around off. Clarke gets the leading edge back to the bowler while looking to flick.
1
0.2
Gurinder Sandhu to Marcus Stoinis
Full and on the pads. Worked to deep square and Stoinis is off the mark.
0
0.1
Gurinder Sandhu to Marcus Stoinis
On a length, right on the off pole. Stoinis blocks it from the crease.
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0.1
Gurinder Sandhu to Marcus Stoinis
Sandhu starts with a short ball, down the leg side. Stoinis misses the pull. Wide called.
Commentry
Over: 20 | 6 Runs
Score: 161/5
0
19.6
Adam Zampa to Ben Cutting
That's it, Adam Zampa has done it! Zampa holds his nerves and tosses it outside off. Ben Cutting makes room and the ball is just out of his reach. Cutting swings hard but misses. MELBOURNE STARS WIN BY 4 RUNS!
1
19.5
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross
Dropped! It's all happening out there! Short again, on off. Alex Ross hangs back and flat-bats it straight to Glenn Maxwell at long on who spills it. They get the single. 4 to tie and a six will do it for the Thunder.
1
19.4
Adam Zampa to Ben Cutting
On a length and fired into leg stump. Ben Cutting tucks it towards deep mid-wicket and calls for two straightaway. The fielder however is really quick and keeps it to just a single. 6 needed off 2 balls!
1
19.3
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross
On off and this is nailed down towards long off for a single.
2
19.2
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross
Nicely tossed up, around off. Alex Ross skips down the track and looks to go over long off but ends up slicing it. The ball goes over point and the fielder misfields yet again. They get two this time.
1
19.1
Adam Zampa to Ben Cutting
Misfield! Shorter one, around off and Cutting taps it towards covers. The fielder takes his eye off the ball and it slips through his hands. They take one.
Over: 19 | 12 Runs
Score: 155/5
0
18.6
Andre Russell to Alex Ross
Golden dot ball! Back of a length, around off and Ross pulls it down to mid off. 11 required off 6 balls.
1
18.5
Andre Russell to Ben Cutting
Full and wide, Cutting looks to cream it through covers but gets an inside edge onto the leg side for a run.
4
18.4
Andre Russell to Ben Cutting
FOUR! Right in the slot from Andre Russell. Ben Cutting moves across the off side and stays deep in his crease. Cutting then whips it helicopter-like and gets the boundary through mid-wicket.
1
18.3
Andre Russell to Alex Ross
Back of a length, on off stump. Alex Ross makes room and looks to clear mid on but mistimes it badly. The ball falls well short of mid on and they get one.
2
18.2
Andre Russell to Alex Ross
Good-length ball, around leg stump. Ross whips it through mid-wicket and races back for the second. Glenn Maxwell attacks the ball but misfields and they take two with ease.
4
18.1
Andre Russell to Alex Ross
FOUR! Full and straight, Alex Ross stays deep in his crease and absolutely drills it past the a Glenn Maxwell at mid off and into the fence.
Over: 18 | 9 Runs
Score: 143/5
3
17.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross
Width on offer, Ross stands tall and slashes it in front of square on the off side. Marcus Stoinis gives chase and just manages to cut it out. Three taken and every run matters at the moment. 23 needed off 12 deliveries.
1
17.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ben Cutting
Cutting makes room but Coulter-Nile follows him. Cutting tucks it away behind square and picks up a single.
0
17.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ben Cutting
Nicely bowled! Slower bumper, into the pitch and Cutting is left completely bamboozled.
4
17.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Ben Cutting
FOUR! Short and wide, Ben Cutting throws his hands at it and gets it over point. The ball races away into the fence.
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17.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Nathan Coulter-Nile with a crucial wicket and Stars right back on top here! Coulter-Nile comes 'round the wicket and bangs in a short ball at the body. Matthew Gilkes decides to take it on and goes for the cracking pull but the ball balloons off the glove and goes behind. Joe Clarke takes a couple of steps forward and takes the catch. Gilkes departs after a fighting knock.
1
17.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross
Nathan Coulter-Nile sees Ross charging down the track and follows him with a length ball. Ross manages to tap it towards mid on and they get a single.
Over: 17 | 10 Runs
Score: 134/4
2
16.6
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
On off, Gilkes drives it uppishly and through the gap at extra cover for another brace. 32 needed off 18 balls.
2
16.5
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Good-length ball, well outside off. Gilkes looks to fetch it and swing across but gets a bottom edge towards third man for a couple.
wd
16.5
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
WIDE! Dre Russ looks for the wide yorker but pushes it outside the tramline. Another wide.
wd
16.5
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
WIDE! Slower bumper, around middle and just a bit too high. Gilkes leaves it alone and a wide is called.
1
16.4
Andre Russell to Alex Ross
Back of a length, on middle. Ross backs away and plays it through covers for yet another single.
1
16.3
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Full and wide, Matthew Gilkes throws his hands at it and ends up slicing it behind square on the off side for a single.
1
16.2
Andre Russell to Alex Ross
Russell hits the length hard and bowls it outside off. Alex Ross steps out and taps it towards point for one.
1
16.1
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Around the hips and pulled away to deep square leg by Gilkes for one.
Over: 16 | 3 Runs
Score: 124/4
1
15.6
Brody Couch to Matthew Gilkes
Back of a length, on off and angled across. Gilkes pulls it down towards mid on for a quick single and gets to his fifty. Well played. 42 needed off 24 balls.
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15.5
Brody Couch to Daniel Sams
OUT! TAKEN! Brody Couch comes back and picks up a wicket. Sydney Thunder are looking edgy out there right now. On a good length, on middle and Daniel Sams looks to pull it away. The ball hurries onto him and Sams ends up getting a top edge. The ball is skied towards leg gully. The keeper, Joe Clarke runs towards it and takes a simple catch. Alex Ross is the new batter.
0
15.4
Brody Couch to Daniel Sams
Length again, on off and angled in. Sams hops to keep it out on the leg side.
1
15.3
Brody Couch to Matthew Gilkes
Good-length ball, on middle and dabbed down towards mid on for a quick single.
0
15.2
Brody Couch to Matthew Gilkes
Gilkes is getting a bit tied down here. Right on top of off and Gilkes looks to pull across but get comprehensively beaten.
1
15.1
Brody Couch to Daniel Sams
A length ball, around off. Sams shuffles across and works it towards deep backward square leg for one.
Over: 15 | 3 Runs
Score: 121/3
0
14.6
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Matthew Gilkes charges down the track again so Qais Ahmad fires it wide. Gilkes gets no bat on it and is lucky to have some part of his body behind the line.
0
14.5
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Tossed up, outside off. Matthew Gilkes looks to sweep but gets the toe end to the leg side.
wd
14.5
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Gilkes comes down the track so Ahmad fires it full and wide outside off. The keeper does well to gather it. Wide called.
0
14.4
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Tossed up, outside off. Driven to cover.
0
14.3
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Shorter ball, around off. Punched to covers.
2
14.2
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Tossed up, on middle. Gilkes works it past mid-wicket for a couple.
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14.1
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
OUT! TAKEN! What a catch by Maxwell and this is a big moment in the game! Billings decides to up the ante and comes down the track to hit it over long off. He does not middle it. The ball goes to the left of long off. Maxwell runs forward and across to dive and take a sensational catch.
Over: 14 | 8 Runs
Score: 118/2
1
13.6
Adam Zampa to Sam Billings
Now Billings comes down the track and works it past mid-wicket for one.
1
13.5
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
Hit down to long on for one.
2
13.4
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
Gilkes comes down the track and works it in the gap at deep mid-wicket. An easy couple of runs there.
2
13.3
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
Tossed up, outside off. Gilkes slices it over covers for a couple.
1
13.2
Adam Zampa to Sam Billings
Full and on off. Pushed to long off for one.
1
13.1
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
Gilkes comes down the track and hits it to long on for one.
Over: 13 | 16 Runs
Score: 110/2
6
12.6
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
SIX! What a cracking shot that is! Length ball, on off. Billings clears his front leg and swings it all the way over the long on fence.
0
12.5
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
Short ball, on off. Billings looks to pull but gets hit on the body.
2
12.4
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Billings toe-ends it to the left of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
4
12.3
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
FOUR! Nicely placed! Short of a length, on off. Billings pulls it nicely to the square leg fence.
0
12.2
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
What was that? Length ball, outside off. Billings shuffles across, gets low and then looks to pull it. But misses.
4
12.1
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
FOUR! Nicely done! Short and on the body. Billings pulls it to the fine leg fence.
Over: 12 | 6 Runs
Score: 94/2
1
11.6
Hilton Cartwright to Sam Billings
Short of a length, on middle. Pulled away for one.
0
11.5
Hilton Cartwright to Sam Billings
Short of a length, on middle and leg. Billings looks to heave it away but gets hit on the arm. That will sting!
1
11.4
Hilton Cartwright to Matthew Gilkes
Short ball, on off. Gilkes pulls it to deep square leg for one.
1
11.3
Hilton Cartwright to Sam Billings
Flicked away by Billings for one.
1
11.2
Hilton Cartwright to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, on off. Punched to long on for one.
2
11.1
Hilton Cartwright to Matthew Gilkes
Short ball, on off. Matthew Gilkes pulls it towards deep square leg for a couple.
Over: 11 | 9 Runs
Score: 88/2
1
10.6
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, around off. Punched to deep cover for one.
4
10.5
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
FOUR! Connects well! A short ball, on the body. Gilkes pulls it away nicely. There is a man at deep mid-wicket but he is not at the ropes. The ball goes over him and bounces inside the ropes. Boundary.
0
10.4
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Short ball, outside off. Gilkes looks to slash it away but misses.
2
10.3
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, around off. Punched past covers for a couple.
1
10.2
Andre Russell to Sam Billings
Short ball, outside off. Billings runs it to third man for one.
1
10.1
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, on the pads. Gilkes gets the top edge but it lands safe near mid-wicket for one.
Over: 10 | 6 Runs
Score: 79/2
1
9.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
Around the hips and Gilkes pulls it powerfully towards deep square leg for a single. Just 6 singles in the over.
1
9.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Billings
Nathan Coulter-Nile is just bowling into the pitch here. Around middle and this time it's pulled behind square for yet another run.
1
9.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
Length again, around off and angled in. Gilkes hangs back and jabs it through mid-wicket for a run.
1
9.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Billings
Banged into the deck, on middle. Billings pulls it down in front of square on the leg side for a single.
1
9.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
A length ball, angled at the body. Gilkes pulls it awkwardly towards short mid-wicket and picks up a run.
1
9.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Billings
On a good length, around off. Billings comes down the track and get's an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a run.
Over: 9 | 14 Runs
Score: 73/2
1
8.6
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
Fuller one, around off and pushed down to long off for a run. 14 off the over, a good one for Sydney Thunder.
2
8.5
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
On middle, Billings works it towards wide long on for a couple.
6
8.4
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
SIX! Flighted ball, on off. Sam Billings skips down the track and flat-bats it right back over the bowler's head and over the ropes.
1
8.3
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Tossed up, around middle and leg. Gilkes uses his feet to ease it towards long on for one.
4
8.2
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
FOUR! Cheeky! Fuller one, around off. Matthew Gilkes gets the reverse paddle perfect yet again. The ball goes past a diving short third man fielder and into the fence.
0
8.1
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
This is pushed wider, Gilkes steps out and drills it straight to mid off.
Over: 8 | 4 Runs
Score: 59/2
0
7.6
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
Nicely bowled! A slower length ball, around off and angled in. Billings backs away and looks to steer in on the off side but misses and the ball just goes past the outside edge. Just 4 off the over.
1
7.5
Brody Couch to Matthew Gilkes
Back of a length, around middle. Gilkes hangs back and pulls it down back past the bowler for a single.
1
7.4
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
On middle, driven through mid on for one.
0
7.3
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
Good-length ball, over off stump. Sam Billings comes down the track and looks to swat it away but misses it completely.
0
7.2
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
On middle and Billings plays it on the leg side.
2
7.1
Brody Couch to Sam Billings
In the air...safe! The fielder misjudged it completely. Banged in short, Sam Billings looks to pull it aerially but gets a top edge towards the square leg region. Nick Larkin comes in from the deep but the ball falls well short and they get back for the second.
Over: 7 | 10 Runs
Score: 55/2
0
6.6
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, on top of middle. Gilkes looks to smoke this one over long on but doesn't connect.
6
6.5
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
SIX! Clean strike! Slower one, in the slot and outside off. Matthew Gilkes frees his arms and hits through the line. The ball sails over the long off fence.
0
6.4
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Fullish ball, on off and Gilkes plays the cover drive but can't get it away.
wd
6.4
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
WIDE! Attempted slower ball, spilled down the leg side. Gilkes looks to tuck it away but misses. Wided.
0
6.3
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
Good-length ball, on middle and Gilkes defends it back to the bowler.
wd
6.3
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
WIDE! That one just took off! Banged in short, over middle and the ball just flies over the batter's head. Wide called.
1
6.2
Andre Russell to Sam Billings
Good-length ball, around off and tapped towards point for a quick single by Billings.
lb
6.1
Andre Russell to Matthew Gilkes
LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads. Gilkes looks to flick it away but the ball goes off the pads onto the leg side. They get a leg bye.
Over: 6 | 9 Runs
Score: 45/2
2
5.6
Adam Zampa to Sam Billings
Dragged down from Zampa, on middle. Billings rocks back and pulls it to the right of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
1
5.5
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
A touch short and wide, cut away off the back foot through point for a single.
1
5.4
Adam Zampa to Sam Billings
Tossed up, outside off. Sam Billings uses his feet and wrists it through mid-wicket for one.
1
5.3
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
On off, eased down to long off for a single.
0
5.2
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
Slightly shorter, around leg and it's the slider. Matthew Gilkes looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. Adam Zampa is certain that it's out but the umpire is unmoved.
4
5.1
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes
FOUR! Flatter ball, around off. Matthew Gilkes goes for the reverse paddle and executes it perfectly. The ball races away to the third man fence.
Over: 5 | 6 Runs
Score: 36/2
1
4.6
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Short ball, on middle. Matthew Gilkes pulls it away for one.
1
4.5
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
Billings comes down the track and works it square on the leg side for one.
1
4.4
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Darted on the pads. Gilkes works it past square leg for one.
1
4.3
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
Tossed up, on off. Billings pushes it to long off for one.
1
4.2
Qais Ahmad to Matthew Gilkes
Flatter ball, on off. Worked past square leg for one.
1
4.1
Qais Ahmad to Sam Billings
Shorter ball, on off. Punched to long off for a single.
Over: 4 | 1 Runs
Score: 30/2
0
3.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
Dot to finish the over! Just one leg bye and a wicket from it. Short of a length, around off. Gilkes decides to block it straight down the ground.
0
3.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
Full and on off. Pushed to covers.
0
3.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, on off. Pushed to covers by Gilkes.
0
3.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes
Length ball, on off. Blocked out.
lb
3.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Billings
Length and on the pads. Billings gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away and a single is taken.
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3.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Whiteman
OUT! BOWLED! You miss and I hit, says Nathan Coulter-Nile! He serves a full ball, around off. Whiteman gets low to scoop it to fine leg but misses. The ball goes straight back on the stumps. Actually, the replay shows that Whiteman got an inside edge on the stumps! Sydney Thunder are having a similar top-order collapse like Melbourne Stars.
Over: 3 | 9 Runs
Score: 29/1
4
2.6
Glenn Maxwell to Matthew Gilkes
FOUR! Lovely stroke to get off the mark! Short and outside off. Gilkes goes back and punches it past covers. Qais Ahmad chases it but the ball wins the race. 9 from the over.
1
2.5
Glenn Maxwell to Sam Whiteman
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Whiteman runs it towards short third man for one.
0
2.4
Glenn Maxwell to Sam Whiteman
Short and on off. Worked to mid off.
0
2.3
Glenn Maxwell to Sam Whiteman
Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
0
2.2
Glenn Maxwell to Sam Whiteman
Shorter ball, outside off. Whiteman misses the cut.
4
2.1
Glenn Maxwell to Sam Whiteman
FOUR! Lovely shot! Flatter ball, angling on leg. Whiteman gets across and sweeps it to the square leg fence.
Over: 2 | 8 Runs
Score: 20/1
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1.6
Adam Zampa to Alex Hales
OUT! LBW! DEAD STRAIGHT! Adam Zampa's dream run in the T20 format continues and he gets the big wicket here. Tossed up, on middle. Hales shuffles across and looks to sweep it but gets hit on the pads. There is a big appeal and the finger goes up right away!
0
1.5
Adam Zampa to Alex Hales
Nicely driven but the man at covers dives and stops it.
4
1.4
Adam Zampa to Alex Hales
FOUR! Easy pickings for Hales! Short and down the leg side. He pulls it past square leg for a boundary.
0
1.3
Adam Zampa to Alex Hales
A dot ball as this is pushed to covers.
0
1.2
Adam Zampa to Alex Hales
Nicely tossed up, on off. Hales blocks it off the front foot.
4
1.1
Adam Zampa to Alex Hales
FOUR! Glorious stroke! Tossed up, on off. Hales drives it past mid off for a boundary.
Over: 1 | 12 Runs
Score: 12/0
4
0.6
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Whiteman
FOUR! Excellent execution! Full ball, on off. Whiteman gets low and shuffles across to scoop it over short third man. The TV umpire is called in and the replay shows that the ball landed just inside the ropes. Boundary.
1
0.5
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Hales
Short ball, down the leg side. Hales pulls it away for one.
0
0.4
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Hales
Full ball, on off and driven to mid off.
0
0.3
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Hales
Short of a length, lands outside off and comes back in. Hales is beaten as he looks to block.
1
0.2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sam Whiteman
Length ball, on off. Worked to third man for one.
1
0.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Hales
Length ball, on the pads. Worked past square leg for one.
wd
0.1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Hales
FIVE WIDES! Shocker to start the innings! Short and way down the leg side. Hales leaves it. The keeper dives to his left but cannot get there. It runs to the fence.

STA vs THU Squad

Name
R
W
Ba.A
St.R
Marcus Stoinis
2150
36
36.44
131.33
Joe Clarke
58
0
11.60
152.63
Nick Larkin
799
0
36.31
126.42
Glenn Maxwell
2225
34
31.78
147.93
Hilton Cartwright
976
4
26.37
118.73
Beau Webster
762
1
29.30
126.15
Andre Russell
313
23
22.35
167.37
Nathan Coulter-Nile
367
69
15.95
147.38
Adam Zampa
142
89
6.76
89.87
Qais Ahmad
31
20
6.20
79.48
Brody Couch
8
3
8
80
Clint Hinchliffe
70
11
11.66
83.33
Sam Rainbird
23
15
3.83
100
Name
R
W
Ba.A
St.R
Alex Hales
1484
0
32.26
151.27
Sam Whiteman
527
0
16.46
120.04
Matthew Gilkes
220
0
22
111.67
Sam Billings
631
0
33.21
138.07
Alex Ross
1341
0
29.15
127.83
Daniel Sams
432
66
13.09
141.63
Ben Cutting
1491
67
24.04
147.47
Nathan McAndrew
91
24
30.33
182
Chris Green
396
46
15.23
132
Gurinder Sandhu
52
45
7.42
88.13
Tanveer Sangha
0
24
0
0
Lachlan Hearne
0
0
0
0
Jason Sangha
178
0
22.25
107.87

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