Thunder keep touch with the Top 4 with a big win over the Stars
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP TONIGHT: Dean Jones, Tony Leonard, and Mick Warner.
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THUNDER ROLL ON
The Thunder have cruised to a seven-wicket win at the MCG.
The win puts the Sydneysiders on eight points, level with the fourth-placed Renegades. However, the Renegades have two games in hand and a superior net run rate.
Usman Khawaja (44 off 26) played an entertaining innings, including an eight-ball stretch that included seven boundaries.
But it was Shane Watson who was named Man of the Match, hitting 49* off 28 (five 4s, two 6s) and taking 1-34 from his four overs.
Watson told Macquarie Cricket that while finals are still on the table, the team wasn’t thinking too far ahead.
“We just had to play well tonight,” he said.
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The Stars and Thunder haven’t had much luck in the Big Bash this season.
But neither side will be giving up their season without a fight!
Deano, Big Tone, and Mick will bring you all the action from the MCG in the first of a Saturday double-header.
Stars: Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Kevin Pietersen, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Evan Gulbis, James Faulkner, John Hastings (c), Jackson Coleman, Daniel Worrall, Liam Bowe.
Thunder: Usman Khawaja, James Vince, Shane Watson (c), Callum Ferguson, Ben Rohrer, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Green, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed.