Brisbane Heat Men 143 ( 19.2 ) overs
Sydney Thunder Men: 6-172 ( 20.0 ) overs
Sydney Thunder win by 29 runs
Toss - Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
3
3
0
0
100
7
9
0
0
77.78
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.2
0
34
2
14.57
Man of the Match
Callum Ferguson
Commentry
In over# 20
Runs : 2 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 1
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Brisbane Heat: 10-143(rr 7.15)
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Daniel Sams to Ben Laughlin. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Ross. That will do it. Laughlin takes on the longest boundary in the ground, and doesn't get close to clearing it. Ross mops up in the deep, swallowing up the catch.Sydney Thunder take the points in the first match of the BBL this year. Fully deserved. Callum Ferguson set things up with the bat, and gave the Heat a challenging total to get to. In the chase, the top order of Brisbane were going at everything, and it resulted in them losing wickets regularly. The wickets were shared around with the bowlers, but it was the spinners that really made it difficult for the batsmen. An excellent game of cricket to start this season.Join us again tomorrow for more Big Bash action, where the Scorchers take on the Sixers.
19.2
1
Wide Daniel Sams to Ben Laughlin. Off cutter short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
19.1
1
Daniel Sams to Zahir Khan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Cook. That could've have sealed it. First bit of sloppy work from the Thunder this evening. The ball flies down to third man, Cook comes running in, but shells the chance.
In over# 19
Runs : 5 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
Over 19. 5 runs. Bowler: Chris Tremain. Brisbane Heat: 9-141(rr 7.42)
18.6
.
Chris Tremain to Ben Laughlin. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
18.5
1
Chris Tremain to Zahir Khan. Yorker, outside off stump backing away driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
18.4
1
Chris Tremain to Ben Laughlin. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
18.3
1
Chris Tremain to Zahir Khan. Full toss, off stump backing away driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
18.2
1
Chris Tremain to Ben Laughlin. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Green.
18.2
1
Wide Chris Tremain to Ben Laughlin. Yorker, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
18.1
.
Chris Tremain to Ben Laughlin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for no runs, fielded by Green.
In over# 18
Runs : 5 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 1
Over 18. 5 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Brisbane Heat: 9-136(rr 7.56)
17.6
1
Arjun Nair to Ben Laughlin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
17.5
W
OUT! Caught. Arjun Nair to Mitchell Swepson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Green. Another one falls to spin. Swepson attempts to plant it out the ground, but totally miscues. The easiest of catches for long on, and Green makes no mistake.
17.4
.
Arjun Nair to Mitchell Swepson. Off break length ball, off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, stumping missed by Gilkes.
17.3
1
Arjun Nair to Ben Laughlin. Carrom length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
17.2
2
Arjun Nair to Ben Laughlin. Carrom length ball, outside off stump no foot movement flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
17.1
1
Arjun Nair to Mitchell Swepson. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
In over# 17
Runs : 20 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 1
Over 17. 15 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Brisbane Heat: 8-131(rr 7.71)
16.6
1
Daniel Sams to Mitchell Swepson. Half volley, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Green.
16.5
1
Daniel Sams to Ben Laughlin. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
16.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Daniel Sams to Ben Cutting. Yorker, middle stump moves in front flick, missed to. Game over now. Marvellous death bowling from Sams. Cutting moves across, wanting to go legside, and he gets nutmegged. Inch perfect yorker, and it slips through to thud into the middle stump.
16.3
6
SIX! Daniel Sams to Ben Cutting. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Cutting still thinks he has a chance to chase this down. Perfect length to hit again, and he smears it over long on this time.
16.2
.
Daniel Sams to Ben Cutting. Off cutter short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
16.1
6
SIX! Daniel Sams to Ben Cutting. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Cutting goes right back to create the length he wanted, goes down on one knee, and crashes it back down the ground for six.
16.1
6
Wide Daniel Sams to Ben Cutting. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
In over# 16
Runs : 10 Bowler: Chris Green Wickets : 2
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Chris Green. Brisbane Heat: 7-116(rr 7.25)
15.6
1
Chris Green to Ben Cutting. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
15.5
1
Chris Green to Mitchell Swepson. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
15.4
W
OUT! Run Out. Chris Green to Josh Lalor. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cook, by Gilkes. It's all going wrong for the Heat. Good fielding in the deep, but a very risky second run taken on by Lalor. It was never on. An accurate throw was all that was needed to complete the run out.
15.3
.
Chris Green to Josh Lalor. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
15.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Chris Green to Mark Steketee. Quicker ball yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, missed to. Brilliant from Green. He fires in a perfect yorker, and Steketee cannot dig it out. He tried to jam the bat down, but it snuck through to hit the base of off stump.
15.2
6
Wide Chris Green to Mark Steketee. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
15.1
1
Chris Green to Ben Cutting. Off break yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
Brisbane Heat Men: 143 ( 19.2 ) overs
Sydney Thunder Men 6-172 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.
Sydney Thunder win by 29 runs
RR : 45
CRR : 7.4
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
U Khawaja

c: Heazlett b: Lalor

22
13
5
169.23
A Hales

c: Heazlett b: Steketee

7
8
1
87.5
C Ferguson

not out

73
44
6
165.91
M Gilkes

c: Heazlett b: Laughlin

4
6
1
66.67
A Ross

c: Lynn b: Swepson

30
27
2
111.11
D Sams

b: Swepson

0
1
0
0
C Green

c&b: Cutting

25
17
2
147.06
A Nair

not out

5
4
1
125
Not bat : Nathan McAndrew,Chris Tremain,Jono Cook
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
38
1
9.50
4.0
0
37
1
9.25
4.0
0
35
1
8.75
4.0
0
27
0
6.75
2.0
0
11
2
5.50
2.0
0
19
1
9.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
T Banton

c: McAndrew b: Cook

16
7
1
228.57
M Bryant

c: Green b: Cook

11
10
1
110
C Lynn

c: Ferguson b: Tremain

9
9
0
100
M Renshaw

c: McAndrew b: Green

26
24
2
108.33
S Heazlett

c: Hales b: Nair

12
12
1
100
B Cutting

b: Sams

28
18
2
155.56
M Steketee

b: Green

15
17
1
88.24
J Lalor

run out (Cook)

1
2
0
50
M Swepson

c: Green b: Nair

3
5
0
60
B Laughlin

c: Ross b: Sams

7
9
0
77.78
Z Khan

not out

3
3
0
100
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.2
0
34
2
14.57
4.0
0
29
2
7.25
4.0
0
27
1
6.75
4.0
0
19
2
4.75
4.0
0
22
2
5.50
1.0
0
8
0
8.00

Usman Khawaja

22 (13)

23(16)

Alex Hales

1 (3)

Alex Hales

6 (5)

6(7)

Callum Ferguson

0 (2)

Callum Ferguson

4 (1)

8(7)

Matthew Gilkes

4 (6)

Callum Ferguson

32 (22)

62(49)

Alex Ross

30 (27)

Callum Ferguson

0 (0)

0(1)

Daniel Sams

0 (1)

Callum Ferguson

17 (11)

42(28)

Chris Green

25 (17)

Callum Ferguson

20 (8)

25(12)

Arjun Nair

5 (4)

Tom Banton

16 (7)

16(10)

Max Bryant

0 (3)

Max Bryant

11 (7)

12(10)

Chris Lynn

1 (3)

Chris Lynn

8 (6)

9(9)

Matthew Renshaw

1 (3)

Matthew Renshaw

14 (15)

26(27)

Sam Heazlett

12 (12)

Matthew Renshaw

11 (6)

14(11)

Ben Cutting

3 (5)

Ben Cutting

12 (8)

27(25)

Mark Steketee

15 (17)

Ben Cutting

0 (0)

1(2)

Josh Lalor

1 (2)

Ben Cutting

13 (5)

14(6)

Mitchell Swepson

1 (1)

Mitchell Swepson

2 (4)

6(7)

Ben Laughlin

4 (3)

Ben Laughlin

3 (6)

6(9)

Zahir Khan

3 (3)