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Best performances - Batsmen

CA Lynn
CA Lynn
69(44) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 0 8 6 27 6 9 11
DR Sams
65(25) 3x4 - 7x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 31 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
0 3 16 4 12 2 2 26

Best performances - Bowlers

JD Wildermuth
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JD Cook
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Andrew Miller

10.26pm Daniel Sams, surprise surprise, is Player of the Match: "Didn't want to get another duck, just wanted to take it deep. [Been working with Ponting] on trying to keep my hands up higher to give myself the best chance to clear the rope. We pride ourselves on being calm so once we were able to reset..." It was quite the reset, after slumping to 1 for 2, and 22 for 3. But they hosed it with an over to spare!

HarryFD: "It's great to see Sams getting some runs after last year's struggles with the bat, he really can be the complete package in T20 cricket maybe for Australia, definitely in t20 cricket around the world. Not many can bowl in all three phases of the game and hit sixes on "

Krunch: "blurgh!.... The reality is there are few teams that can pull a loss from the jaws of victory quite like the Heat... "

Well, with four points at stake each game, that's a big win for Thunder after drawing a blank in their opening match against Melbourne Stars. But Heat are in some strife already, just a solitary bonus point from two games, and a whole load of issues to surmount given the manner of that meltdown. That's it for today, but don't forget to tune into the second semi-final of the Lanka Premier League, Dambulla v Jaffna!

10.23pm What a remarkable innings! "A pretty special innings," says Tom Cooper... who references Cutting's comments in the media as a strong reason why this loss will hurt. "We didn't execute as maybe we could..." he adds... you don't say!

Cutting played a big part in digging his side back into this game, 29 from 23 in a 69-run stand for the sixth wicket. But it's all about Sams, his 65 not out from 25 balls included three fours and a massive seven sixes!

18.5
6
Laughlin to Sams, SIX runs, Inside out over extra cover, and Thunder have won by a landslide! An utter meltdown from Heat, and what a response from Sams! In the slot for a free swing through the line, and he nailed it again!
18.4
6
Laughlin to Sams, SIX runs, back of a length, same result! Hammered, up up and away, onto the grass banks at cow corner where there's an utter frenzy to gather these freebies!
18.3
6
Laughlin to Sams, SIX runs, another full toss, and Sams slams another six for his fifty! Just 23 balls, and that's another horror ball from Laughlin. Outside off, juicily in the arc, and munched!
18.2
0
Laughlin to Sams, no run, well bowled again, a yorker outside off, Sams can't lay bat on it as he attempts a steer through third man
18.1
0
Laughlin to Sams, no run, full and straight, so near to the base of leg, Sams walks across his stumps so he gets away with the wide. Well bowled

Free Hit...

18.1
7nb
Laughlin to Sams, (no ball) SIX runs, oh my, that's a terrible freebie! Surely an attempted yorker, but Laughlin spears in the beamer, and gets dispatched over square leg for his sins... that could have changed the game...

Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1UT KhawajaAD Hales
2nd0CJ FergusonUT Khawaja
3rd21UT KhawajaAI Ross
4th49AI RossBJ Holt
5th9BCJ CuttingAI Ross
6th69BCJ CuttingDR Sams
7th31CJ GreenDR Sams

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
SS1495360.257
PS1485320.851
ST1486310.949
BH147729-0.286
AS1477280.105
HH147728-0.187
MS1458240.14
MR1441016-1.727