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