Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Stephen O'Keefe is the Player of the Match: "We first assessed it and thought it was flat but when we got out there it was a bit two-paced so I slowed it up a bit and got the rewards. They're so dangerous at the top. The thing we have going for us is we're taking wickets in the middle to slow things down. We don't have any set format with bat or ball. It's been a really big group effort. Flipper [Philippe] is a superstar. He plays with such freedom and plays shots you wouldn't dream about. There's no excuse to take our foot off the pedal and get into the finals in good shape."

10.30 pm Thunder dominated the first nine overs of play before Stephen O'Keefe's double-strike in the 10th over of the first innings flipped the script. Philippe then bullied the Thunder bowling unit in the chase to clinch a fairly simple win.

Sams to Brathwaite, FOUR, slower ball lands short on off stump, Brathwaite punches this through the covers to end the match.
Sams to Philippe, OUT, Philippe misses out on a red inker! His eyes lit up with a juicy slower ball landing fuller on leg stump, tries to heave this over midwicket out of the ground but is through the shot too soon and misses, leg stump is knocked back. Philippe stays on his knees in frustration for a few moments before walking off.

JR Philippe b Sams 64 (36b 7x4 2x6) SR: 177.77

Sams to Philippe, 1 wide, bouncer over the stumps, way too high to play, wide signaled to level the scores.

Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st50JR PhilippeJ Avendano
2nd22JM VinceJR Philippe
3rd7DP HughesJR Philippe
4th19JC SilkJR Philippe
5th30DT ChristianJR Philippe
6th4DT ChristianCR Brathwaite

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