BBL LIVE – Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers | All the action from Spotless Stadium
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: David Morrow, Glenn McGrath and Brett Graham.
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It’s an opening-night thriller at Spotless Stadium as the Sydney Thunder win by five wickets with a final-ball single.
Shane Watson stole the show, blasting 77 off 46 deliveries, which included six fours and six sixes.
Debutant Daniel Sams was the pick of the bowlers for the Sydney Sixers, taking Watson’s wicket along with three others.
The Thunder are next in action against the Strikers at Adelaide Oval on Friday while the Sixers face off against the Scorchers at the SCG on Saturday in a re-match of last year’s final.
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The Sixers have finished on 9/149 off their 20 overs.
Sam Billings top scored for the Sixers (32) before being run out by Mitch McClenaghan.
For the Thunder, Fawed Ahmed was the star taking two wickets and conceding just 11 runs off his four overs.
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Brett Graham chatted to Daniel Hughes from the Sydney Sixers after his dismissal.
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It’s an emerging rivalry and Andrew Fekete is excited to be apart of it.
Nic Maddinson is a fan of an expanded Big Bash.
The teams are in.
The bash and crash of the Big Bash is back and there’s no better way to start the season than with a Sydney Smash between the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers.
The Thunder, led by captain Shane Watson, will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing eighth-placed finish in BBL|06. In stark contrast, the Sixers made the final last season and will be looking to go one better under the leadership of allrounder Moises Henriques.
As ever in the Big Bash, there’s a host of marquee international stars that are set light up the competition and tonight’s Sydney Smash will be no different.
Exciting Kiwi bowler Mitch McClenaghan is set to make his Thunder debut while British pair Jason Roy and Sam Billings both return for another season at the Sixers.
BBL|07 looms as the most exciting season yet, as the number of matches increases from 35 to 43 for the first time in league history.
Join us from 7pm AEDT on Talking Lifestyle in Sydney, NTS Digital around the country or via the Cricket Australia website and app as we bring you all the action from the season-opener at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.