In the opening match of KFC Big Bash League 2019-2020 Sydney thunder Beat Brisbane Heat by 29 runs. Sydney Thunder Played first and made 172 in 20 overs after that Heat started their their inning with quick loss of wickets and they all out for 143.
Sydney Thunder skipper Callum Ferguson continued his glowing white ball shape to take the lead of his team in the season’s first BBL game. The posh right-hander had hit the kink after Usman Khawaja was removed in the third over and ended undefeated with 73 of 44 balls. He hit half a dozen borders and three sixes and became the first BBL player to secure the BKT Tires Golden Cap.
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Ferguson raised the Thunder to 172 points after losing three Power-play gates last month and playing three centuries for South Australia, two of which were in the Marsh One-Day Cup and two in the Marsh One-Day Cup on the Sheffield Shield. The success was the first victory of the thunder at Gabba.
While Ferguson’s knock was littered with class, the three spinners of Thunder delivered spades as they got the heat going. Jono Cook (2:29 out of four overs) took over the new ball and made sure the heat wasn’t transferred to a flyer, removing openers Tom Banton and Max Bryant.
Chris Green, who signed the longest contract in Big Bash history last month as he committed to six more seasons, then returned from his four overs with 2:19, while Arjun Nair (2:22 out of four overs ) also impressed. The trio kept the normally free-standing heat at bay in the early and middle stages of the innings, leaving them behind with too much heavy lifting.
Barely more than a month after scoring three goals in a row in the Marsh Sheffield Shield for Queensland, Heat’s leg spinner Mitch Swepson managed to do another hat-trick when he snatched the key goals from Alex Ross (30) from Daniel Sams ( 0) in his second and 14th innings of thunder. He only sent two overs for the inning and ended it 2-11.
Heat captain Chris Lynn became the leading run-scorer in BBL history when he beat Chris Tremain against six in the first delivery of the fifth over. Lynn started the innings in 1945 with career races, two behind former Perth Scorchers Batsman and current Melbourne Renegades coach Michael Klinger, before his goal lifted him to number 1 over the fine leg limit.
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