Sydney Thunder’s Fawad Ahmed & Jos Buttler tame Sydney Sixers in BBL
Sydney Sixers won the toss and opted to bowl against Sydney Thunder at the Spotless Stadium, Sydney in this derby BBL match today.
Sydney Thunder 169-9 (Jos Buttler 63, Callum Ferguson 23, Daniel Sams 28; Tom Curran 3-24, Steve O'Keefe 2-27)
Sydney Sixers 148-9 (Tom Curran 62, Sean Abbott 35 ; Fawad Ahmed 3-33, Daniel Sams 3-30)
Result - Sydney Thunder won by 21 runs
Sydney Thunder scored 169-9 in their 20 overs, with Jos Buttler 63 top scoring and Callum Ferguson 23 and Daniel Sams 28, in support - Tom Curran 3-24 and Steve O'Keefe 2-27 were the pick of the Sixers bowlers.
In reply, the Sydney Sixers were tamed by Fawad Ahmed 3-33, who bowled beautifully and removed the heart of the Sixers batting line-up. Although, Tom Curran 62 and Sean Abbott 35 did have flurry with the bat towards the end of their innings, showing some signs of the talent the Sixers have in their lower order batting. A disappointing result for Tom Curran,who had an outstanding match for the Sixers – 62 with the bat and 3-24 with the ball.
Sydney Thunder won this derby encounter convincingly by 21 runs.
Sydney Thunder - Jos Buttler(wk), Shane Watson(c), Callum Ferguson, Joe Root, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Jono Cook, Sam Rainbird, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Sixers - Jack Edwards, Joe Denly, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe(wk), Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O'Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope
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