Watson shines with the bat as Sydney Thunder defeat Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets

Sydney Thunder look to be on the right track on as they overcame Hobart Hurricanes as Bellerive Oval to win the game by six wickets. The side are looking to climb up the points ladder after four consecutive defeats left them languishing at the bottom of the league.

Leg spinner Fawad Ahmed was the performer for reigning champions Sydney Thunder in this game as he just conceded 19 runs from four overs. He kept the scoring under check as Hurricanes were not able to gain the momentum required to help the post a score of 180 runs from 20 overs. Carlos Brathwaite also chipped in with two wickets while Clint McKay and Pat Cummins bowled probing spells in the first five overs of Hurricanes innings.

George Bailey was the only batsman who top scored for Hobart Hurricanes with unbeaten 69 runs off 54 balls.He held the innings together and came to the crease with his side in deep trouble at 10 for 2 in initial overs. Jonathan Wells chipped in with late runs as the side could only score 161 runs from 20 overs.

Sydney Thunder showed resilience in terms of bench strength having lost services of Eoin Morgan who departed to fulfill international duties for England. André Russell is sideline due to injury. The absence of Morgan and Russell did not deter in Sydney to perform well as they look in good shape for the good. Kurtis Patterson and James Vince provided a good start to the innings as they put 62 runs for the opening wicket. Shane Watson came good for the side in this game after missing initial games due to injury. Watson is a proven performer and showed in this game as he notched up half century to lead his side to a second win of the competition. Watson scored 55 runs off 31 balls.He struck five sixes in his innings as he added 63 runs with Ben Rohrer to see the side achieve victory in 16th over. Stuart Broad was good for Hurricanes with the ball upfront and Cameron Boyce bowled well with two wickets against Thunders.

The loss is a blow to Hobart Hurricanes who are now sitting at the bottom half of the table while Sydney Thunders have a chance to continue their winning ways in the Big Bash League.

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