Sydney Thunder defeated Melbourne Stars by 1 wicket in the first match of the Big Bash League 2022-23.
The 1st Match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 was played today bitween Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars at Manuka Oval, Canberra. In which Sydney Thunder defeated Melbourne Stars by 1 wicket.
Sydney Thunder won the toss and invited Melbourne Stars to bat first, Melbourne Stars batted first and started the inning not very well, Nick Larkin scored 25 runs in 26 balls, Joe Burns was retired hurt for 18 runs in 16 balls, Coulter-Nile was dismissed for 15 runs in 11 balls, Tom Rogers 14 runs in 10 balls, Hilton Cartwright 12 runs in 13 balls, Joe Clarke 11 runs in 11 balls, Luke Wood dismissed for 6 runs, Beau Webster 4 runs, Marcus Stoinis dismissed without scoring, Trent Boult remains unbeaten for 4 runs, and Adam Zampa also remains unbeaten for 4 runs. In this way, Melbourne Stars scored 122 runs after losing 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and set a small target of 123 runs in front of Sydney Thunder.
Sydney Thunder bowlers Gurinder Sandhu took 2 wickets for 23 runs, Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 wickets for 20 runs, Daniel Sams 2 wickets for 21 runs, Brendan Doggett and Chris Green got 1-1 wicket.
Sydney Thunder chasing 123 runs in the second inning archived the target after losing 9 wickets in the final ball of the inning. Sydney Thunder also started the inning not very well, Alex Ross scored 28 runs in 27 balls, Jason Sangha 24 runs in 25 balls, Chris Green 17 runs in 20 balls, Alex Hales 16 runs in 12 balls, Oliver Davies 11 runs in 10 balls, Daniel Sams 2 runs in 5 balls, Matthew Gilkes and Rilee Rossouw dismissed without scoring, Gurinder Sandhu played an unbeaten inning of 20 runs in 16 balls, and Brendan Doggett remains unbeaten for 1 run. In this way, Sydney Thunder chased the target after losing 9 wickets in the final ball of the inning and won the match by 1 wicket.
Melbourne Stars bowlers Nathan Coulter-Nile took 3 wickets just for 19 runs, Beau Webster took 2 wickets just for 19 runs, Trent Boult took 2 wickets for 21 runs, and Adam Zampa took 2 wickets for 27 runs.
Sydney Thunder all-rounder Gurinder Sandhu was selected as the best player of the match, he performed very brilliant batting as well as also in bowling, played a very brilliant unbeaten victory inning of 20 runs with the help of 1 six and 2 boundaries in 16 balls, and also took 2 wickets just for 23 runs.