Twitter Reactions: Shane Watson and James Vince guide Thunder to victory
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As Pat Cummins took the single to complete the win for the Sydney Thunder, it was the skipper Shane Watson who had smashed his way to an impressive half-century to ensure that they completed an impressive win. As for the Hobart Hurricanes, they had the dubious honor of adding to their losses, something that has been culminating towards a place away from the semifinal berth after a promising start to the campaign.
The Hurricanes openers had a surprisingly bad start to the innings as both D’Arcy Short and Tim Paine simply could not get off to the start they are so capable of. However, the innings was pulled back on track when Ben McDermott and George Bailey impressed with some tremendous batting acumen.
The duo stitched a partnership of 46 runs, something that certainly got George Bailey back to his original best with the bat. Bailey initially played second fiddle to the impressive McDermott. However, when the latter lost his wicket, it was clear that Bailey was not yet ready to throw in the towel.
While the hero of the previous match Beau Webster did not get going, the finishing touches were added by Jonathan Wells impressed with some tremendous batting as he smashed a quickfire 26.
The Thunder got off to a decent start when they smashed the ball to different parts of the ground. Kurtis Patterson and England’s James Vince began the innings by smashing the ball to an impressive 62-run partnership before Shane Watson unleashed his bat on the likes of Clive Rose and Stuart Broad.
Five sixes were smashed from the bat of Shane Watson as he went ahead and ensured that the Thunder would go on a clinch a rather comfortable win with three overs to play. Even 35-year old Ben Roher chipped in with an impressive and unbeaten 28.
#bbl06 Watto is the best driver of the ball in Australia when going Well.
— Ronny (@ronnycurrie1) January 8, 2017
? 5 maximums
? 55 runs
And then he walked!
Watto rolls back the years. pic.twitter.com/0m6Sn2pS3T
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 8, 2017
Watto walks! Broad is like! #bbl06 pic.twitter.com/1peD7qjD7a
— The Silly Point (@the_sillypoint) January 8, 2017
#BBL06 No DRS in Twenty20 cricket Watto
— Ian Gorton (@IanGorton) January 8, 2017
Walkin’ Watto. Why the hell not? #BBL06
— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) January 8, 2017
No doubt about it, the skipper was definitely man of the match! #ThunderNation #BBL06 pic.twitter.com/t7wtBLGYJs
— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) January 8, 2017
A dab-trick from Carlos after taking his second wicket. LIVE: https://t.co/GsvNjLlnCP #BBL06 pic.twitter.com/bCcQaCLdii
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 8, 2017
Shane Watson made 55 runs tonight #bbl06 pic.twitter.com/vWCUpZfqcr
— Cricketmemes_ (@Cricketmemes2) January 8, 2017
Crowds have been unbelievable for our 3 home games here in Adelaide. Brilliant support. We really do have amazing fans.#strikeforce #BBL06
— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) January 8, 2017
We need to introduce bans, across all sports, for people who celebrate with dabs. It has to stop. #bbl06
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) January 8, 2017
CARLOS BRAITHWAITE…REMEMBER THE FACE!!!" #BBL06 pic.twitter.com/dDX9XjV0rO
— Rumple Spilskind (@justus_beets) January 8, 2017
Nice of Hurricanes star @MyNameIs_Hayley to lend Carlos Brathwaite a bat for tonight's @BBL! ?? #BBL06 pic.twitter.com/Bu3uZAe5rr
— Rebel WBBL (@wbbl) January 8, 2017
Meanwhile in Australia. #BBL06 pic.twitter.com/p3XJb8iwWz
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) January 8, 2017
Big Bash League points table after Match 20. #BBL06 pic.twitter.com/PyEIclDj5q
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) January 8, 2017
No DRS necessary #watto helps the @ThunderBBL get past @HurricanesBBL in the #bbl06 battle of the storms!! pic.twitter.com/eEhzGFo80d
— Sportsjuana.com (@sportsjuana) January 8, 2017
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