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Sydney Thunder 232/5 (20 ov)
Sydney Sixers 186/5 (20 ov)
Thunder won by 46 runs
Player of the match: Alex Hales
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Sydney Sixers 186/5 after 20 overs, Sydney Thunders win the match by 46 runs.


A total of anything beyond 200 is always tough to chase and it was no different for Sydney Sixers in this match. Their leading run-scorer of the season, Josh Philippe, was out in just the fifth over of the chase after scoring just 20. Once Philippe walked back, Sixers slowed down in the chase and were never in hunt of what could have been a record chase. Moises Henriques got a fifty and Jordan Silk got a forty but there was no valuable contribution from other batsmen. As a result, the Sixers fell short by 46 runs. Tanveer Sangha continued to impress as he picked two wickets. Brendan Doggett and Ben Cutting picked up a wicket each. Other Sixers' bowlers did a fine job in drying up the runs to help their side win this Sydney derby. 

Earlier in the day after winning the toss, Sydney Sixers skipper Daniel Hughes opted to bowl first. But his plan has backfired as Sydney Thunders have finished with a monumental total of 232/5, the highest total this season and their highest total in the league. The star of the show for Thunders was Alex Hales as he smashed nine fours and eight sixes on his way to his first BBL hundred. His 110 is his highest score in BBL. The Englishmen clobbered the ball all around the park. He was well supported by Sydney Thunder captain Callum Ferguson who played a valuable knock of 42. Sam Billings and Ben Cuttings, both made quickfire 33 to help Thunders to a total beyond 200. 

Not much was there to write home about as far as the bowling from Sydney Sixers was concerned. Ben Dwarshuis was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with three wickets against his name. 

Over: 20 | Summary: 1 W 1 1lb 0 1 Bowler: Brendan Doggett Score: 186/5
19.6 Brendan Doggett to Carlos Brathwaite, overpitched, in the slot for Brathwaite as he goes deep in his crease and creams that one through the extra cover and the long-off fielder cuts it off as they run a single but it's the Thunder who have been brilliant with bat and ball. Alex Hales has been magnificent for them and scores his first BBL hundred!
19.5 Brendan Doggett to Carlos Brathwaite, short delivery into Brathwaite on the outside off as he goes for the pull and misses, dot ball!
19.4 Brendan Doggett to Dan Christian, full delivery on the leg stump and on the pads as Christian looked to whip that one away but misses, raps on the pads in the end as they scamper through for a leg-bye!
19.3 Brendan Doggett to Carlos Brathwaite, OH! Short delivery, hurried on to Brathwaite who loses his shape while pulling that one and late on the shot too as he manages to hit it towards square leg for a single
19.2 Brendan Doggett to Jordan Silk, OUT! TIMBER! Back of a length on the off stump line as Silk goes for the hoick and misses, goes through the defense and it crashes on to the off stump in the end. Good innings from Silk comes to an end!
19.1 Brendan Doggett to Dan Christian, overpitched on the off stump as Christian manages to dig that one through to the mid-off region and they run a quick single
Just 8 runs off the over. Sixers need an impossible 51 runs to win from the last 6 balls of the match. 
Over: 19 | Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 6 Bowler: Adam Milne Score: 182/4
18.6 Adam Milne to Jordan Silk, SIX! BANG! Short delivery into Silk on the middle and leg as he stands tall and pulls this one away as it just goes over the fence at deep backward square leg for a maximum!
18.5 Adam Milne to Dan Christian, overpitched, full on the leg stump as Christian whips that one away to the deep mid-wicket fielder for a single
18.4 Adam Milne to Dan Christian, touch fuller on the middle and leg as Christian goes for another hoick and almost chops that one back onto his stumps as it goes away from the leg stump in the end
18.3 Adam Milne to Dan Christian, too full, yorker on the outside off as Christian goes for the hoick and misses it completely as he gets beaten
18.2 Adam Milne to Dan Christian, another good slower ball, it was short on the outside off as Christian looks to cut that one but bottom edges around the stumps in the end
18.1 Adam Milne to Jordan Silk, change of pace first up, it was short on the off stump as Silk waits for it and cuts it away to the deep cover fielder for a single
Eleven runs from the over. Sixers need 59 runs from 12 remaining deliveries. 
Over: 18 | Summary: 0 4 0 2 4 2 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Score: 174/4
17.6 Nathan McAndrew to Dan Christian, full toss on the leg stump line as Christian backs away and swats that one away to the deep mid-wicket fielder as they come back for a brace
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