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Adelaide Strikers 115/4 (14 ov)
Sydney Thunder 116/1 (12.1 ov)
Thunder won by 9 wickets
Player of the match: Alex Hales
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Sydney Thunders 116/1 after 12.1 overs, win by 9 wickets.

After the rain, there were Thunders at the Adelaide Oval tonight
. Set a target of 116 from 14 overs, Sydney Thunders have cruised home in just 12.1 overs with 9 wickets in hand. The star of the chase was Alex Hales. The opener is enjoying a purple patch in this season of Big Bash League. He hit his fourth fifty of the season. His unbeaten 63 off 39 balls helped Sydney Thunders chase down the total. En route to his 63, Hales made the record of most number of sixes in a BBL season to his name. He has hit 29 sixes this season. The opener was given good support by his skipper Callum Ferguson, who made a solid 46.  Adelaide Striker bowlers were listless tonight. 

Earlier, after a considerable delay due to rain, the match finally got underway. The delay meant that the match was reduced to 14-over per side affair.  Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to bowl first. Adelaide Strikers found it difficult to get runs in the first six overs as they kept losing wickets. But opener Jake Weatherald had other ideas. The left-hander took it upon himself to get the runs for his side. He smashed eight fours and four sixes on his way to 80 off just 47 balls to bat right through the inning. Thanks to his fifty, Strikers were able to post a decent total of 115. . Brendan Doggett, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, and Chris Green picked up a wicket each. 
12.1 Peter Siddle to Callum Ferguson, FOUR! Yorker length right under the bat, Ferguson sits in his crease and gets enough bat on this one, to chip it right over the bowlers head, as the ball runs away for a boundary. One ball is all it took for the formalities for Thunders. Thunders win by 9 wickets. 
Siddle to bowl. 
Ten runs off the over. Thunders are just a hit away from the win. 
Over: 12 | Summary: 1 2 1 1w 1 0 4 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Score: 112/1
11.6 Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales , FOUR! Slower delivery again, puncished this time to the boundary between deep square leg and deep mid wicket. 
11.5 Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales , slow full toss on Hales' hips who has missed out on a freebie. Shakes his head on disappointment. 
11.4 Daniel Worrall to Callum Ferguson, slower delivery, good length on the stumps, flicked away to long leg. 
11.4 Daniel Worrall to Callum Ferguson, too much bounce on this short delivery, goes past the batsman with a lot of height on it. 
11.3 Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales , slower delivery on the body, punched to mid on for an easy single. 
11.2 Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales , JUST SHORT OF MIDWICKET! Another moment where the Thunders' batsman survives. Hales mistimes the full pitched delivery, lofts it to the off side but escapes. 
11.1 Daniel Worrall to Callum Ferguson, a very slow low full toss powered away to mid wicket for a single. 
Worrall is back in the attack. 
Twelve runs off the Power Surge over. Thunders now need only 14 runs in 18 balls. Thunders can win this match by just working the ball for singles. 
Over: 11 | Summary: 6 0 1lb 4 1 0 Bowler: Peter Siddle Score: 102/1
10.6 Peter Siddle to Alex Hales , yorker length on the stumps,dug out by the batsman to mid on for a dot. 
10.5 Peter Siddle to Callum Ferguson, full length again, driven to mid wicket region this time but only for a single. 
10.4 Peter Siddle to Callum Ferguson, FOUR! Overpitched and punished over the mid off fielder for a scintillating boundary. 
Stat: With 29 maximums, Alex Hales has now hit the most sixes by any player in a single edition of BBL. He has overtaken Marcus Stoinis' tally of 28.
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