The 13th match of the BBL premier league takes place on 14 December.
The Sydney Thunders and Brisbane Heat would collide against each other to move upward in the Points Table.
Both sides are in critical condition and are looking for a Key victory to improve their net run rate and add some valuable points to their side.
Sydney thunder in their last match faced against The Melbourne stars and marked their second consecutive loss.
Brisbane heat faced the Renegades in their last match and defeated them convincingly. Both the teams have played three matches and only managed to one each wins.
The Thunder are in the sixth position while the Heat’s stand in the 7th.
Brisbane Heat Last Match Analysis
The Brisbane heat, in their third match of the BBL League, faced against the Melbourne Renegades. The Heat’s after analysing the Pitch condition for two days straight, win the toss and decide to bowl first.
Barlett starts off the bowling proceedings and gets flicked for four by Harley in the very first ball. The Right Hander Harper was beautiful with his classy shots; he was giving himself the room and timing the balls perfectly to score boundaries.
The first wicket for Brisbane Heat came in the 6th Over When BEAZLEY bowls a slow bouncer to Harper that forced the batter to play the pull-shot and get caught in the Deep fine-leg area by Mujeeb.
Finally, the Brisbane Heat wherein control of the game; the wicked started coming and coming, which made the renegades put on a low score of 146, 5 wickets down in the 20 overs of play.
Mackenzie Harvey was the highest run-getter, scoring 71 of 56 balls scoring eight boundaries in all parts of the ground. His impactful performance gave the bowlers the confidence to fight and get the Key victory.
The Brisbane openers Chris Lynn and Max Bryant padded up and stepped in the Crease to chase down the Renegades total. The Giant Chris Lynn was back in form, scored sixes and fours and made great use of the power play.
Zahir Khan comes out to bowling the seventh over and picks early wickets, and put the pressure back on the opponent. Zahir runs slow and flights his deliveries to dismiss the Heat’s batsman Duckett and the inform Chris Lynn. Lynn played for the in-swinger, but the ball showed no movement and went on to hit the off-stumps.
The heats were 94/4 in the 11 over of the game. But they never failed to attack and score quickly. The strategy that made the Brisbane Heat be ahead of the Renegades to chase down the total.
Brisbane Defeats the Renegades by five wickets in hand and 20 balls left.
Sydney Thunder Last Match Analysis
The Sydney Thunder, in their last match against Melbourne Stars, won the toss and decided to bat first.
The two openers Hales and Whiteman, step into the Crease, and Hales takes the strike; the very first ball of the match goes for a boundary as Hales pulls counter-Nile 140km delivery into the fine leg region for four.
Hales was looking good and was smashing the Thunder’ bowlers for long sixes and fours. The first six of the innings comes in the 2nd over, when Hales goes over of the bowler to send the ball out of the ground for six.
The Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell breaks the opening Partnership by dismissing Whiteman for four runs.
Oasis Shah from Melbourne Stars picks his first wicket straight away in his second over. He gets Gilkes for seven runs.
Consecutive wickets by the Stars bowlers slowed down the momentum of the Thunder’s run-scoring.
Sydney Thunders were 65 for 4; then the Power Hitter Ross came on to the Crease. “What a performance of power hitting for Ross” “The Commentators were shocked and appreciate how well he played”
Alex Ross carries his form from the very first match to score 77 of 49 balls. In the 18th over of the Game, Ross takes on Russell and hits three power-hitting consecutive sixes. The Second six he hits goes in the 4tier of the long ground. “What a massive six.”
Due to Ross valuable innings, Sydney Thunders set a target of 152 for their Opponents.
Melbourne Stars Openers Stoinis and Clarke start the Run Chase – McAndrew bowled a beautiful outswinger that stunned the opener Clarke to edge it to the keeper.
The Second wicket came when stars reached 24; Ben Cutting bowls a slower one, and Larkin chips it into the hands of the Mid-on fielder McAndrew.
The Early wickets troubled the Stars, but the captain Maxwell and Stoinis never gave up. They formed a partnership to reach 83/2 in 11 years.
In the 12th over, both the batsman Stoinis and Maxwell was dismissed. Now it was the time for the down order to take the responsibility and mark a win for their side.
Thunders looking good in the first half but later were disappointed by the bowlers. Russell and Cartwright hit back to back sixes and gets the game from the hands of the Thunder
Russell was having a comeback, looked in exceptional form and took the Melbourne Stars home. He scored 41 of 21 balls and led his team to a key victory.
The Sydney Thunder are a better side! Although they are out of form, it’s a game of cricket! It’s unpredictable any time anything can go wrong. This is the beauty of the sport.
Hence the Thunder only managed to get one win after three matches played in the league. The Thunder would give their all in their 4th match and evolve as the hero of the game.
Sydney Thunders would Defeat the Brisbane Heat in their next match.
Brisbane Heat Playing 1
- Max Bryant
- Chris Lynn
- Ben Ducklett
- Sam Heazlett
- Tom Abell
- Jimmy Pierson
- James Bazley
- Xavier Barlett
- Mitchell Swepson
- Mujeeb – Ur -Rehman
- Liam Guthrie
Sydney Thunder is Playing 11
- Alex Hales
- Sam Whiteman
- Matthew Gilkes
- Sam Billings
- Alex Rose
- Daniel Sams
- Ben Cutting
- Nathan McAndrew
- Chris Green
- Grinder Sandhu
- Tanveer Sangha