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BBL 2017-18: Sydney Thunder beat Perth Scorchers by 3 runs

by Sahir Usman Jan 12, 2018 • 00:36 AM

Jan.12 (CRICKETNMORE) - Sydney Thunder beat Perth Scorchers by 3 runs in a nail-biting match of Big Bash League on Thursday. Usman Khawaja played a stunning hand of 85 for Thunder and helped the team to set a competitive totla of 175/4.

Chasing the target, Scorchers were 35/4 but an unbroken 137-run stand from 85 balls for the fifth wicket between Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright set the stage for a drama-packed final over.

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The Final Over

The Scorchers needed 24 from the final six balls and started with a four and a six before no ball from Mitchell McClenaghan swung the match in the Scorchers’ favour. In the end, the home side prevailed by three runs to keep their finals hopes alive.

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Brief Scores

Sydney Thunder 4-175 (Usman Khawaja 85, Callum Ferguson 25; Tim Bresnan 2-38)

Perth Scorchers 4-172 (Cameron Bancroft 75 not out, Hilton Cartwright 65 not out; Fawad Ahmed 1-19)

Full Scorecard


Sahir

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