Two teams from Sydney , came out on Saturday night to produce a thriller on Saturday in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sydney Thunder scored 149 runs in their 20 overs.
After am opening partnership of 48 runs between Alex Hales and Usman Khwaja, captain Callum Ferguson scored a half century.
Chasing 150 runs, Sydney Thunder lost their opener Hayden Kerr early. A partnership in the middle order between Captain Moises Henriques and Daniel Hughes took the Thunder closer to the target.
When things were looking grim for the Thunder, Tom Curran came in and smashed a 17-ball 35 to almost take his team home.
With six needed of two balls, Curran scored a boundary.l, but was run out going for a second run.
Twitter reacts to the thrilling finish-
SIXERS WIN! An epic Sydney Smash in front of a bumper crowd. One of the all-time great BBL games.
Tom Curran the hero for the Sixers with bat AND ball. Wow. pic.twitter.com/w5sW2ySsjZ
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 28, 2019
2019 should be renamed as “2 runs needed from 1 ball”#BBL
— Omkar Mankame (@Oam_16) December 28, 2019
— Mat and Kita Clarke (@KitaandMat) December 28, 2019
— Adish Shetty (@AdishShetty41) December 28, 2019
What a Sydney Derby this turned out to be in a Big Bash League!
The game went onto the super overs and the results were going on both ways till the last delievery of the match. The Sydney Derby was seprated by a margin of 1 run..
— Arif Naveed (Areesha Behn 🎂🎂8jan) (@reeshy_018) December 28, 2019