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Perth Scorchers 185/6 (20 ov)
Sydney Thunder 168/10 (20 ov)
Scorchers won by 17 runs
Player of the match: Jhye Richardson
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What a cracker of a game it turned out to be! As promised in the match preview, the Scorchers and table toppers Thunder have played a thriller here! Sam Billings dominated most of the second innings with a fantastic knock of 83 runs off 48 balls! He was the only hope for the Thunder to stay in the game but was bowled by the experienced Andrew Tye in the penultimate over! Billings hit 8 boundaries and 4 sixes in the game!

The next best batsman for the Thunder was Ben Cutting, who scored 31 off 27 balls including 3 fours and a six. He was distraught and frustrated after getting out and we now know why! Usman Khawaja tried to build a platform early in the innings with a quickfire 26 off 12 balls but that knock didn't matter much in the end.

Jhye Richardon picked 4/24 in his 4 overs and also earned the Man of the Match. He picked the important wicket of Usman Khawaja at the top! He was well supported by Jason Behrendorff (2/25) and Andrew Tye (2/28) who also chipped in with two wickets each and Mitchell Marsh picked 1/34.

That's it from us as I, Sameer Deodhar sign off on behalf of Pratyush and myself. 
20
overs
168 /9 score
1b
W
0
0
4
0
runs
cricket ball icon Jhye Richardson
19.6 Jhye Richardson to Brendan Doggett, OUT! Richardson bowls the perfect yorker and cleans up the middle stump of Brendan Doggett! Perth Scorchers won by 17 runs!
19.5 Jhye Richardson to Brendan Doggett, FOUR! Richardson bowls it full on the stumps and Doggett has spanked that past the bowler for a surprise boundary!
19.4 Jhye Richardson to Brendan Doggett, its an action replay of the previous ball there!
19.3 Jhye Richardson to Brendan Doggett, that's a sharp bumper and Doggett has moved away from the line of the ball
Tanveer Sangha, right-handed batsman, comes at the crease.
19.2 Jhye Richardson to Adam Milne, OUT! Milne goes for the big swing on a length ball on his pads and the ball lands straight into the hands of Fawad Ahmed at fine leg!
19.1 Jhye Richardson to Brendan Doggett, Doggett is late on the upper cut and Milne steals a bye!
That's a marvellous over by Andrew Tye! He's given only 2 runs of that one and got the crucial wicket of Sam Billings! That should be the game for the Perth Scorchers.

Sydney Thunder need 23 runs off 6 balls.

Jhye Richardson will bowl the final over.
19
overs
163 /8 score
1
0
W
0
0
1
runs
cricket ball icon Andrew Tye
18.6 Andrew Tye to Brendan Doggett, full toss around the waist whipped to deep point for just a single
18.5 Andrew Tye to Brendan Doggett, follows up the yorker with a bouncer outside off and Doggett is well outside the leg stump
18.4 Andrew Tye to Brendan Doggett, keeps out the yorker on his off-stump
Brendan Doggett, right-handed batsman, is the new man at the crease.
A fabulous knock by Sam Billings comes to an end and that could be curtains for the Sydney Thunder. What a knock that was by the Englishman and it's a shame he could not see the game off for his side.
18.3 Andrew Tye to Sam Billings, OUT! He's gone! Billings shuffles yet again and drags the full delivery onto his stumps! The experience of AJ Tye gets the big wicket for the Scorchers!
18.2 Andrew Tye to Sam Billings, shuffles across his stumps too much and tries to scoop the ball to fine leg. The ball gets some extra bounce and hits him under the left shoulder
18.1 Andrew Tye to Adam Milne, gets the yorker away and Billings charges for the single
That was a really good over by Mitchell Marsh until the loosener in the end! The boundary has made the over a costly one and Mitch Marsh is left frustrated with that! Can Sam Billings be the hero for the Thunder and finish this scintillating knock off in style?

Sydney Thunder need 25 runs off 12 balls.

Andrew Tye is back into the attack.

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