Match Over - Sydney Thunder won by 3 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sydney Thunder, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium
  • Referee: D Talalla
  • When: 11 Jan 2018, 10:40 SAST
  • Winner: Sydney Thunder
  • Man of the Match: UT Khawaja


  • Umpire1: AK Wilds
  • Umpire2: PJ Gillespie
  • Third Umpire: NR Johnstone



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sydney Thunder



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Perth Scorchers

11.00 pm That's all from the Big Bash League from Thursday. We enjoyed another nail-biter in the tournament as we approach the business end. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of this top encounter. On behalf of Akshay, it's Sreshth saying good bye!

Handshakes all around, as McClenaghan enjoys that victory. Smiles for the team in green today, as Perth Scorchers succumb to a rare loss. A cracker of a match that keeps the Thunder alive.

Here's the winning captain Shane Watson: "I told Mitch about execution for the final over. His variation, wide yorkers are good. So was important to trust our main bowler. Sandhu, and our spinners, were excellent today. Nair's bowling great, Fawad continues to get beter. Green gets a bunch of tough overs, but he delivered today too. Some poor fielding for us, but good to take the win. Will be nice to have James Vince in our midst too. Usman's batting was very pleasing, and so was Sandhu's bowling. That's vintage Sandhu. Those two guys were outstanding tonight."

19.6MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, 1 run, low full toss outside off, and the slog is mistimed to deep midwicket. Only a single on offer and Sydney Thunder win by three runs.

Little bit of a breather as Cartwright tends to his bat's toe.

Phillip Martin: "So the so-called worst Baggy Green in history is striking at 157 and on the edge of victory. Cricket = marvellous "

19.5MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, 2 runs, full on off stump, muscled down the ground to long off. They race around for the single, and it's a chance for a run out, but the bowler can't grab the ball. Means that's two runs, instead of what would've been a single and a wicket. Five needed off the last ball, four for a super over..
19.4MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, 2 runs, full toss wide outside off, smacked it cross-batted down the ground to long off. No brainer as they turn around for the second run.
19.4MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, NO BALL, 3 runs, waist-high full toss outside off, smacked over cover's head for two. The square-leg umpire calls it a no ball. A fair call in a crunch situation.
19.3MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, down on one knee and smacked inside out past cover, work for the man at deep extra cover, but intercepted..
19.2MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, Hits the roof! Full on off stump and that's a huuuuuuge six! Rocks back, clears his front leg, and smacks this over long on. Hits the roof on the full. Whoa, a biggie. And the ball has taken some hammering, we need a new ball.
19.1MJ McClenaghan to HWR Cartwright, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, starts off with a boundary! Full toss wide outside off and he tries to slog this over cover, takes the inside edge as it flies past the keeper's left. Races away to the fine leg boundary.
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 152/4 after 114 balls.
CT Bancroft 75 (56b 5x4 3x6 ) GS Sandhu 4-0-21-1
HWR Cartwright 46 (34b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 142/4 after 107 balls.
CT Bancroft 68 (51b 4x4 3x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 3-0-30-1
HWR Cartwright 44 (32b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 17. 19 runs this over. 132/4 after 102 balls.
CT Bancroft 64 (48b 4x4 3x6 ) CJ Green 4-0-43-1
HWR Cartwright 39 (30b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 113/4 after 96 balls.
HWR Cartwright 28 (26b 1x4 1x6 ) AJ Nair 4-0-26-0
CT Bancroft 57 (46b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 102/4 after 90 balls.
CT Bancroft 56 (45b 4x4 2x6 ) Fawad Ahmed 4-0-19-1
HWR Cartwright 18 (21b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 98/4 after 84 balls.
HWR Cartwright 16 (18b 0x4 1x6 ) AJ Nair 3-0-15-0
CT Bancroft 54 (42b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 13. 14 runs this over. 90/4 after 78 balls.
CT Bancroft 52 (39b 4x4 2x6 ) CJ Green 3-0-25-1
HWR Cartwright 14 (15b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 13 runs this over. 76/4 after 72 balls.
HWR Cartwright 14 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 2-0-20-1
CT Bancroft 39 (35b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 63/4 after 66 balls.
CT Bancroft 33 (31b 3x4 1x6 ) Fawad Ahmed 3-0-15-1
HWR Cartwright 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 53/4 after 60 balls.
CT Bancroft 25 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) AJ Nair 2-0-11-0
HWR Cartwright 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 47/4 after 54 balls.
CT Bancroft 20 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) Fawad Ahmed 2-0-6-1
HWR Cartwright 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 42/4 after 48 balls.
CT Bancroft 18 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) AJ Nair 1-0-5-0
HWR Cartwright 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 37/4 after 42 balls.
HWR Cartwright 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Fawad Ahmed 1-0-2-1
CT Bancroft 15 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 34/3 after 36 balls.
CT Bancroft 14 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) GS Sandhu 3-0-14-1
AC Voges 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 30/2 after 30 balls.
CT Bancroft 13 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) CJ Green 2-0-12-1
AJ Turner 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 25/1 after 24 balls.
CT Bancroft 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) GS Sandhu 2-0-10-0
M Klinger 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 21/1 after 18 balls.
M Klinger 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) CJ Green 1-0-7-0
CT Bancroft 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 13/1 after 11 balls.
CT Bancroft 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 1-0-6-1
M Klinger 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's it from me. Sreshth's your man for the rest of this game.

End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/0 after 6 balls.
WG Bosisto 5 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) GS Sandhu 1-0-7-0
M Klinger 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
WG BosistoC Fawad Ahmed B MJ McClenaghan9710128.57
M KlingerC GS Sandhu B CJ Green490044.44
CT Bancroftnot out 755653133.93
AJ TurnerLBW GS Sandhu350060
AC VogesB Fawad Ahmed130033.33
HWR Cartwrightnot out 654143158.54
AC Agar -
TT Bresnan -
M Kelly -
JS Paris -
MG Johnson -
Total 172/4
GS Sandhu4.002115.25
MJ McClenaghan4.0053113.25
CJ Green4.0043110.75
Fawad Ahmed4.001914.75
AJ Nair4.002606.5