Have you recovered from the game on Saturday night? I surely haven’t, I am definitely still in disbelief.
But seriously how good is the Big Bash League!
The Thunder dab brothers, Fawad Ahmed and Carlos Braithwaite have been rehearsing their dab celebration as clearly seen in the game against the Sixers on Saturday. I strongly believe you start practicing too for Wednesday’s must-win match against the Adelaide Strikers at Spotless Stadium.
The Sydney Thunder WBBL and BBL sides played brilliant games of cricket to prove to their fans the fighting spirit in hope to make finals!
I’m not trying to get ahead of myself, but the excitement from Saturday night has got me pumped!
Both games were played in ridiculously humid conditions and boy did they perform. With a record-breaking SCG crowd for both games; 17, 346 fans for WBBL and 39, 756 fans for BBL game.
Thunder fans were in for a treat (to say the least).
Individuals whom played a crucial role in Sydney Smash
WBBL: Won due to more boundaries hit in regular innings as Super Over was tied
Stafanie Taylor: Stafanie Taylor lead from the front for her side and smacked 68 runs from 51 deliveries which included seven 4’s and two 6’s. She smashed these boundaries, which was how the Thunder won at the end of the game even before Taylor knew it she was a huge contribution to Thunder’s success.
Alex Blackwell: The captain backed herself behind the stumps and boy did she do a terrific job. Blackwell managed to stump Sixers danger batter Ash Gardner who was caught off-guard and sent walking after scoring 54 runs from 41 deliveries finishing with a strike rate of 131.71. Alex Blackwell also showed brilliant sportsmanship when she ‘obstructed’ Sara McGlashan’s attempt to get back to the crease after Blackwell threw the ball onto the stumps. McGlashan admitted on Channel 10 that she would’ve ‘had no option but to walk back to the dug out if Blackwell went ahead with the appeal’.
Rene Farrell: Farrell showed her experience and talent when she was given the massive responsibility of the super over by the Captain. She managed to successfully grab 3 wickets for 26 runs in regular innings before bowling one extra wickets in the super over, which played a huge part in the victory.
BBL: Thunder defeated Sixers by 8 wickets and chased down the total in 10 overs.
Fawad Ahmed: The man the myth and the legend of the game finished with the best Sydney Thunder BBL bowling figures of 4 wickets for 14 runs!! Fawad had a lot to celebrate after bowling these figures and after the fourth wicket; teammate Carlos Braithwaite helped him out with their rehearsed dab handshake.
Carlos Brathwaite: Braithwaite was a star with the ball, reducing the Sixers total with bowling figures of 3/21 after his four overs. He continued to entertain the fans throughout the game with multiple dab celebrations after each wicket.
James Vince: Welcome to the Sydney Thunder James Vince! James Vince started off the innings with a bang and assisted the side to victory after hitting three 4’s and one six finishing on 28 runs from 18 deliveries and a strike rate of 155.56.
Kurtis Patterson: KP scored 38 runs off 26 deliveries recording his highest BBL score with the Sydney Thunder. The opening batsman put the Thunder in a good position and increased the Thunder’s run rate, essential in the final stretch to finals.
Thunder fans whether you will be watching the must-win match at home in front of a TV or at Spotless Stadium ensure to celebrate every wicket with a dab!
If you haven’t seen the Thunder experts doing it, then here you go-