Sydney Thunder won by 7 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 0

Sydney Thunder is one of the most effective participant in Big Bash League competition which is also one of the eight competitor of the tournament since the beginning. They represent Sydney in the event and also take part in the ongoing 7th season of BBL. They have played already nine matches in the ongoing season and managed four victories among them including their last match. In their 9th match, they faced Melbourne Stars where Sydney Thunder won by 7 wickets against them. Melbourne Stars is one of the most popular franchise team in the BBL but in the currents season, they are not impressive at all. They hardly managed two victories totally by playing nine matches here in the season.

Sydney Thunder won by 7 wickets

In the last match between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars, it was the first match of round nine and considering the schedule, it was the 33rd match of the season of Big Bash. It was taken place in 20th january, 2018 which was also day/ night competition. The host arena of the game was Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne where Greg Davidson and Simon Lightbody were the field umpires.

Earlier the match, Sydney Thunder won the toss and decided to bowl first. So, came to bat by unwillingly Melbourne Stars scored 147 runs in exchange for six wickets. Peter Handscomb scored highest 57 runs in 44 balls. So, came to chase such score, in 16.1 overs Sydney Thunder reached the destination. They lost only three wickets where Shane Watson scored highest 49 runs in 28 balls. So, Sydney Thunder took an easy victory over the Stars there.

Handscomb and Dunk started to bat for Melbourne Stars. Openers added 29 runs when Dunk was gone by scoring 12 runs only. Second wicket was Pietersen who also scored 12 runs so far. Maxwell once again flop in the match who scored only 1 run. Finally, With Hotch, Handscomb added few more runs and in the meantime, he scored 57 runs highest. Gotch scored 31 runs so far. Rest three players Faulkner, Hastings and Gulbis added few more runs. Finally in 20 overs, the innings of Melbourne Stars ended up with 147 runs. Green took highest two wickets for Thunder.

In return, Khawaja and Vince made a dashing opening partnership that added 85 runs at the beginnings. Though that Thunder went close to the victory. Khawaja scored 44 runs and Vince scored 40 runs so far. In 102 runs openers were gone and later, Watson took the lead and brought a great victory. They lost total three wickets in 16.1 overs.

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