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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Live Score and Commentary, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2016/2017

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 23:58 | Published: Jan 03, 2017 06:00
Venue: Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Match Start Time: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 01:40 PM IST
Melbourne Stars 166/8 (20.0 ov)
Sydney Thunder 168/4 (20.0 ov) Run rate 8.4
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Sydney Thunder win by 6 wickets
Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pat Cummins 22 20 1 1 110
Eoin Morgan 71 50 5 3 142
Bowler O M R W Econ
Scott Boland 4 0 29 1 7.25
Ben Hilfenhaus 4 0 39 2 9.75
Recent overs 1 . lb 1 . 4 1 . b 2 . 6 lb 1 6 1 2 6

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Live Score and Commentary

Unreal game of cricket there. Just what T20 cricket is all about. For all of those who think there are no tactics involved in this format, just take a look at Eoin Morgan's innings today. Just before leaving the Thunder to travel to India to lead the English ODI side, he played an incredible knock, a riveting 71 off 50 to get the Thunder over the line. It will be a tough pill to swallow for the Stars, who put up a formidable total of 166 thanks to Kevin Pietersen. It was the first win for the Thunder, who would have been virtually eliminated if they lost this contest.
OVER
20
Runs Scored: 17
Bowler: Ben Hilfenhaus
Score after 20 overs: 168/4(rr 8.40)
Over Summary: lb 1 6 1 2 6
19.6 SIX! Ben Hilfenhaus to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
19.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Stoinis.
19.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Slower ball short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
19.3 SIX! Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.

Boom! Hilfenhaus opts for the quicker ball and Cummins slaps it over cow corner for six. Eight needed off three balls.
19.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Eoin Morgan. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
19.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Slower length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Hilfenhaus.
OVER
19
Runs Scored: 10
Bowler: Scott Boland
Score after 19 overs: 151/4(rr 7.95)
Over Summary: 1 . b 2 . 6
18.6 SIX! Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
18.5 Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball short, off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
18.4 Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Boland.
18.3 Scott Boland to Pat Cummins. Slower length ball, off stump backing away Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, shy attempt by Harper.
18.2 Scott Boland to Pat Cummins. Slower length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
18.1 Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
OVER
18
Runs Scored: 7
Bowler: Ben Hilfenhaus
Score after 18 overs: 141/4(rr 7.83)
Over Summary: 1 . lb 1 . 4
17.6 FOUR! Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Length ball, middle stump backing away driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
17.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Slower length ball, off stump backing away Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
17.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Hussey.
17.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Half volley, down leg side backing away flick, hit pad to third man for 1 run, fielded by Beer.
17.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Pat Cummins. Slower length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
17.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Eoin Morgan. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Beer.
OVER
17
Runs Scored: 14
Bowler: Scott Boland
Score after 17 overs: 134/4(rr 7.88)
Over Summary: 1 wd 4 1 nb 1 4 1
16.6 Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
16.5 FOUR! Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.

Morgan smashes that over the covers for four to bring up his 50 off just 40 balls. Excellent effort from the England ODI captain.
16.4 FREE HIT. Scott Boland to Pat Cummins. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run.
16.4 Scott Boland to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
16.3 Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.
16.2 FOUR! Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.

Morgan picks up another much needed boundary by dragging that from outside off to behind square on the leg side.
16.2 Wide Scott Boland to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Harper.
16.1 Scott Boland to Pat Cummins. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Hussey.
OVER
16
Runs Scored: 10
Bowler: James Faulkner
Score after 16 overs: 120/4(rr 7.50)
Over Summary: 1 4 wd 1 . 2 1
15.6 James Faulkner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
15.5 James Faulkner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
15.4 James Faulkner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
15.3 James Faulkner to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hilfenhaus.
15.3 Wide James Faulkner to Eoin Morgan. Slower ball back of a length, wide outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Harper.
15.2 FOUR! James Faulkner to Eoin Morgan. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.

That's a poor ball with fine leg up in the circle. Morgan swivels and helps it on its way to fine leg.
15.1 James Faulkner to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Wright.
OVER
15
Runs Scored: 14
Bowler: Michael Beer
Score after 15 overs: 110/4(rr 7.33)
Over Summary: 4 6 . 2 1 1
14.6 Michael Beer to Pat Cummins. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.
14.5 Michael Beer to Eoin Morgan. Stock ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Wright, fielded by Zampa.
14.4 Michael Beer to Eoin Morgan. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.
14.3 Michael Beer to Eoin Morgan. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Beer.
14.2 SIX! Michael Beer to Eoin Morgan. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
14.1 FOUR! Michael Beer to Eoin Morgan. Stock ball half volley, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
OVER
14
Runs Scored: 10
Bowler: Marcus Stoinis
Score after 14 overs: 96/4(rr 6.86)
Over Summary: 2 1 2 2 2 1
13.6 Marcus Stoinis to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Hussey.
13.5 Marcus Stoinis to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, run save by Hilfenhaus, fielded by Maxwell.
13.4 Marcus Stoinis to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Boland.
13.3 Marcus Stoinis to Eoin Morgan. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Hilfenhaus.
13.2 Marcus Stoinis to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Beer.
13.1 Marcus Stoinis to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Boland.
OVER
13
Runs Scored: 6
Bowler: Adam Zampa
Score after 13 overs: 86/4(rr 6.62)
Over Summary: . 1 4 . W 1
12.6 Adam Zampa to Pat Cummins. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Beer.
12.5 OUT! Bowled. Adam Zampa to Ben Rohrer. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, bottom edge.

Rohrer has to go as he gets a little bottom edge onto the stumps. It was quite a short ball and it really didn't get up off the pitch, 85-4.
12.4 Adam Zampa to Ben Rohrer. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side down the track flick, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
12.3 FOUR! Adam Zampa to Ben Rohrer. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
12.2 Adam Zampa to Eoin Morgan. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Boland.
12.1 Adam Zampa to Eoin Morgan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side backing away pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
OVER
12
Runs Scored: 4
Bowler: James Faulkner
Score after 12 overs: 80/3(rr 6.67)
Over Summary: . lb 1 b . 1
11.6 James Faulkner to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run.
11.5 James Faulkner to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Harper.
11.4 James Faulkner to Ben Rohrer. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Harper.
11.3 James Faulkner to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 1 run.
11.2 James Faulkner to Ben Rohrer. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, hit pad to silly mid on for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.