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Sydney Thunder 167/5 (20 ov)
Hobart Hurricanes 128/8 (20 ov)
Thunder won by 39 runs
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That was a humdrum ending to what looked like an enthralling run chase at one point. Don't go anywhere though, as it's double header day in the BBL! The Brisbane Heat face the Melbourne Stars in the second game of the day, which is set to get underway at 4:20PM IST. Don't miss out on more cricketing action down under, as Pradeep and Rishab take you through that one! That's it from me(Pratyush) and my colleague Anurag. Thank you for joining us!

Nathan McAndrew is awarded the Man of the Match.

Nathan McAndrew : 
I was stoked to get those two (Hurricanes openers), both are class players. The plan for me was simple: to bowl fast and straight, and see what happens. Usman did a good job today and all the bowlers were great today.
That was an excellent all round performance by the Sydney Thunder. They got off to a flyer, courtesy their openers, as Khawaja led the way with a well deserved 49. The middle overs were a real struggle and they lost their way in the middle as the Hurricane spinners, Sandeep Lamichanne and D'Arcy Short put their side in a great position. A late cameo by Ben Cutting, alongside Alex Ross, who played a dynamic knock, got the Sydney Thunder to a respectable total of 167 runs at the end of their 20 overs and gave their side a good chance in this game.

The Hobart Hurricanes got off to a decent start as Ben McDermott and D'Arcy Short got them going early on but were dismissed in the same over by Nathan McAndrew. Skipper, Peter Handscomb and Dawid Malan built a cautious partnership for the Hurricanes as they looked to keep the wickets in hand, but the middle over misery struck for them as well! Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green spun the game back in Sydney's favour as the Hobart Hurricanes crumbled under the scoreboard pressure. From 2 for 93 to eventually finishing on 8 for 128... the Hobart Hurricanes will be very disappointed with how the game panned out eventually. They collected the Bash Boost point and looked set to win too but wickets in overs 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 absolutely derailed their chase.

A comfortable victory for Sydney Thunder in the end to go top of the table! 
Nathan McAndrew finishes off the formalities and ends his splendid bowling performance with some freebies, but he won't mind that one bit. He ends his four overs with figures of 25/2 and was the pick of the bowlers.

That's it! A comprehensive victory for the Sydney Thunder in the end as they win by 39 runs.
20
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128 /8 score
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1nb
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cricket ball icon Nathan McAndrew
19.6 Nathan McAndrew to Scott Boland, and its all over! Full ball on leg stump, just angles past it as Boland is beaten. Sydney Thunder win by 39 runs
19.6 Nathan McAndrew to Scott Boland, short slower ball that lobs over Boland's head! Called NO BALL as it's the second bouncer of the over! Free hit coming up!
19.6 Nathan McAndrew to Scott Boland, full ball outside off, WIDE
19.5 Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Ellis, fast yorker fired into the pads, Ellis somehow jamms it past the bowler and gets a single
19.4 Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Ellis, full ball outside off stump, Ellis can't reach it as he was looking to back away
19.3 Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Ellis, quick bumper that Ellis can't deal with, beats him!
19.2 Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Ellis, SHOT! FOUR! It was a length ball on the stumps and Ellis saw it coming! He backed away and gave it a good smack and placed it in the gap between long-on and mid-wicket!
19.1 Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Ellis, length ball outside off, Ellis runs at that before mistiming a pull shot back on to the pitch
19.1 Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Ellis, WIDE outside off stump
Just a matter of completing the formalities now for the Sydney Thunder as Adam Milne finishes the penultimate over of the game. He finishes with figures of 25/1 from his four overs, another brilliant performance with the ball for the Kiwi.

Nathan McAndrew will bowl the last over of the match.
19
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120 /8 score
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0
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cricket ball icon Adam Milne
18.6 Adam Milne to Scott Boland, yorker fired in fast and straight, Boland manages to get his bat down in time to keep it out
18.5 Adam Milne to Scott Boland, length ball on the stumps, Boland is late on the pull as he swats it back to the bowler 
18.4 Adam Milne to Nathan Ellis, length ball on off stump, smacked straight to mid-off, they take off for a single
18.3 Adam Milne to Nathan Ellis, short ball outside off, too quick for Ellis to deal with as it beats him!
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