Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Alex Hales is the Player of the Match.

9:59pm Thunder close their last group game in style, and that should be a top-three spot confirmed unless Hurricanes can win by a massive margin.The win gives Thunder 31 points now and with a vastly superior NRR than anyone below them. A 116-run stand to close it out too, this will feel nice. For Adelaide Strikers, who are on 28 points now, there are three teams who could potentially overtake them in fourth place. In essence, they will have to do a lot of nervous waiting as we head into the final few rounds of the tournament. They struggled early with the bat and just never seemed to be in control of the game. A brute of an opening delivery to get Khawaja was about all that went their way in the defense too. Alex Hales took a bit of time to get himself in and then went into the zone that's given him so much success this season. Yet another fifty, yet more nonchalant six-hitting. He was nicely supported by Callum Ferguson at the other end. They'll sleep well tonight, unlike some of the team in tomorrow's triple-header. See you!

12.1
4
Siddle to Ferguson, FOUR runs, puts it away neatly to seal the win. Full and into middle stump, gets the front leg out of the way and chips it over the bowler with ease

END OF OVER:
12 | 10 Runs | ST: 112/1 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.33, RRR: 2.00)

  • Alex Hales63 (39b)
  • Callum Ferguson42 (32b)
  • Daniel Worrall3-0-24-1
  • Peter Siddle2-0-19-0
11.6
4
Worrall to Hales, FOUR runs, leg-side full toss again and he stands tall this time and places this whip between deep square and deep midwicket
11.5
0
Worrall to Hales, no run, full toss down leg side, looks to swish that behind square and completely mistimes it. Rolls out to the keeper
11.4
1
Worrall to Ferguson, 1 run, good length, slower ball outside off. Flicked to deep square
11.4
1w
Worrall to Ferguson, 1 wide, bouncer dug in too short, left alone
11.3
1
Worrall to Hales, 1 run, good length, another slower ball at leg stump. Backs away and looks to push through cover, inside edge towards long-on
11.2
2
Worrall to Hales, 2 runs, short of deep midwicket. Slower length ball outside off, reaches out and drags that from way outside off. Doesn't get anywhere close to the fielder running in and to his right
11.1
1
Worrall to Ferguson, 1 run, slower ball, dipping full toss at leg stump. Punched towards long-on

END OF OVER:
11 | 12 Runs | ST: 102/1 (14 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.27, RRR: 4.66)

  • Alex Hales56 (35b)
  • Callum Ferguson40 (30b)
  • Peter Siddle2-0-19-0
  • Liam O'Connor2-0-18-0
10.6
0
Siddle to Hales, no run, yorker length at off stump, jammed out to mid-on
10.5
1
Siddle to Ferguson, 1 run, good length outside off, clears the front leg and pulls to deep midwicket's left
10.4
4
Siddle to Ferguson, FOUR runs, lifted over mid-off. Full and just outside off, clears the front leg and chopes from inside this
10.3
1lb
Siddle to Hales, 1 leg bye, yorker at leg stump, looks to tickle that past short fine, can't get it away
10.2
0
Siddle to Hales, no run, overpitched at off stump, makes room and drills straight to mid-off
10.1
6
Siddle to Hales, SIX runs, unreal! Backs away and flat-bats that over the extra cover boundary! Short of a length and angled into off stump. A couple of steps into the leg side to open up hitting room and then...boom. Nails it

They're taking the Power Surge

END OF OVER:
10 | 9 Runs | ST: 90/1 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 6.50)

  • Alex Hales50 (31b)
  • Callum Ferguson35 (28b)
  • Liam O'Connor2-0-18-0
  • Wes Agar2-0-21-0
9.6
1
O'Connor to Hales, 1 run, short of a length just outside off, punches to extra cover whose misfield allows Hales to bring up yet another fifty
9.5
6
O'Connor to Hales, SIX runs, low full toss at leg stump, gets on one knee and swipes this over deep backward square
9.4
0
O'Connor to Hales, no run, good length at off stump, punched to extra cover
9.3
1
O'Connor to Ferguson, 1 run, googly, full at off stump, clears the front leg and gets the attempted slog to deep midwicket off the inside half
9.2
1
O'Connor to Hales, 1 run, short and wide outisde off, chopped to sweeper
9.1
0
O'Connor to Hales, no run, short and wide outisde off, mistimed cut to extra cover

END OF OVER:
9 | 9 Runs | ST: 81/1 (35 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 7.00)

  • Alex Hales42 (26b)
  • Callum Ferguson34 (27b)
  • Wes Agar2-0-21-0
  • Travis Head1-0-8-0
8.6
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, yorker at leg stump, nudged out to deep square
8.5
1
Agar to Ferguson, 1 run, short of sweeper cover running in. Full slower ball outside off, loses his shape as he looks to loft this straight and ends up slicing
8.4
0
Agar to Ferguson, no run, yorker outside off, can't get bat on that as he walks down leg side and exposes his stumps
8.3
1
Agar to Hales, 1 run, full and into leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket
8.2
1
Agar to Ferguson, 1 run, short of a length and into middle stump, backs away and cuts to sweeper

Big Bash League

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