A powerful strike by Alex Hales with his half-century, Sydney Thunders defeated Hobart Hurricanes by Four wickets and two balls remaining to the innings. BBL 9 Match 31 Thunder vs Hurricanes – Sydney Thunders mark their fourth win in the Big Bash 9 at Sydney Showground and rise on the BBL points table. A rapid half-century by Alex Hales and Alex rose much-needed partnership drive a victory for Thunder’s today. While chasing the target of 166 runs, the opening partnership between Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja added 96 for the first wicket until Alex Ross summed up innings for Thunders.
Hurricanes batting again tumbled they left with Ben McDermott and David Miller in the first half of the game. The handy partnership between George Baily and Ben McDermott who added 64 runs to Hurricanes and gave some life to their innings. With some late innings by Clive Ross and McDormett raised Hurricane target to 162 runs in 20 overs. While batting first at Sydney Showground with the fall of one wicket Jewell and Wade added 51 runs in the power play.
In the last five overs of Hurricanes batting innings, George Bailey and Clive rose somehow managed boundaries to drag total to 160. In the chase of 161, Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja build a partnership of 96 Run with a rapid 50 by the opener. Alex Hales smashed 28 ball half-century and setup grounds for Thunders achieved the total. Khwaja Falls, after scoring 35 runs off 29 deliveries after setting a big partnership of 96 runs in 10.2 over.
Hurricanes vs. Thunder Squad
Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, Simon Milenko, George Bailey. Ben McDermott, Clive Rose, David Miller, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis. Qais Ahmed, Scott Boland
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson. Matthew Gilkes, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams. Alexa rose, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe
BBL 9 Match 31 1st Innings
BBL 9 Match 31 Thunder vs. Hurricanes- Sydney Thunders won the toss and decided to field first at Sydney Showground. Matthew Wade and Caleb Jewel went for 36-1 in 4.1 overs when Wade fell to a short pitch delivery and caught by Brendon Doggett. Caleb Jewell and Simon Milenko formed from the partnership of 24 runs at the second wicket for a Hurricane.
George Bailey came to the crease after the departure of Caleb Jewell with his 31r runs of 20 deliveries. Bailey and McDermott formed a partnership of 64 runs in the middle overs and had some control over the game. Bailey took responsibility to stay on the crease to all-overs of the innings and scored very important 43 runs as his highest innings in the BBL 9 so far.
Hurricane was 148/5 in 19 overs when Clive Rose picked the opportunity for freeing his arms, and he added 14 runs off just five balls. With the three important partnerships between Hurricanes batsman team ended with 162/6 in their 20 overs batting innings.
Matthew Wade 16 (14), Caleb Jewell 31 (20), Simon Milenko 17 (21). George Bailey 43 (30), Ben McDermott 33 (24), Clive Rose 14 (5). David Miller 3 (5), Thomas Rogers 0 (1)
Didn’t Bat: Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmed, Scott Boland
Brendan Doggett 4-1-30, Chris Tremain 2-0-23, Daniel Sams 4-2-29. Chris Morris 4-2-32, Liam Bowe 3-1-20, Arjun Nair 3-0-25
BBL 9 Match 31 2nd Innings
BBL 9 Match 31 Thunder vs. Hurricanes – In the chase of 162 runs Sydney Thunders’s opening pair played an excellent innings to chased down the total. Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja went for 96 runs in 10.2 overs, and both lost their wickets in the matter of 7 deliveries. Hobart Hurricanes made their comeback by getting four wickets of Sydney Thunders with the dismissals of Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, and Matthew Gilkes.
Except for the opening partnership between Khawaja and Hales, Sydney Thunders batting line top-order toppled as they last four wickets for just 19 runs. With the collapse of middle-order, Chris Morris and Alex Rose went for 27 runs important partnership and got Thunders back into the game. Alex Rose scored 32 runs off 22 deliveries while Morris added 17 Run on 12 deliveries.
Usman Khawaja 35 (29), Alex Hales 55 (36), Callum Ferguson 7 (10). Matthew Gilkes 5 (4), Chris Morris 17 (12), Daniel Sams 1 (2). Alexa rose 32 (22), Arjun Nair 1 (3)
Didn’t Bat: Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe
Thomas Rogers 3-1-23, Scott Boland 4-1-33, Nathan Ellis 3.4-0-36. Qais Ahmed 4-1-40, Clive rose 4-2-27 Simon Milenko1-1-3
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