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Big Bash League 2017-18, Sydney Thunder defeats Perth Scorchers by 3 runs

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Usman Khawaja scored an unbeaten 85 runs, a half century partnership between Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright was useless

The Big Bash League was played in the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney today between Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers. Sydney Thunder won the thrilling final victory by 3 runs. Opener Usman Khawaja won the Man of the Match award by playing the smash hit innings of 85 runs from Sydney. In addition, Sydney Thunder chased down 175 runs, while Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright hit the semi-finishing innings from Perth, but Perth lost 3 runs in the last over of the match.

Sydney. Thunder decided to bat first before winning the toss. The team was given the best start by opener Usman Khawaja and with the middle order, the team scored 130 runs in 15 overs. Usman Khawaja scored 85 runs in 51 balls with eight fours and 4 sixes. Perth bowled excellent bowling in the last five overs and kept Sydney moving to a strong score of 175 runs. Tim Bresnan got 2 wickets for 38 runs from Perth.

The start of the Perth Scorchers team started to chase the target was very bad. Perth gave away 4 wickets for 35 runs in 7 overs, but Cameron Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright shared the team with more than 100 runs to make the team close to victory. Cameron Bancroft scored 75 off 56 balls and Cartwright scored 65 off 41 balls with a superb half-century. In the last over, Perth Scorchers needed 24 runs to win, but Sydney made it to their name with 3 runs. Fawad Ahmed, on behalf of the Sydney Thunder, got 1 for 19 in 4 overs.

With this victory, Sidney Thunder won the third win of this season and has reached 6th place in the points table, despite the defeat, the number still remains in the Perth Scorchers Points Table.

Short scorecard:

Sydney Thunder: 175/4 (Usman Khawaja 85, Tim Bresnan 2/38)

Perth Scorchers: 172/4 (Cameron Bancroft 75 *, Fawad Ahmed 1/19)

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