Sydney Sixes skipper Moises Henrique’s profited by a first-ball let-off to pound 76 not out from only 41 conveyances as shielding champions Sydney Thunder were trounced by nine wickets in the opening round of the 2016-17 Major Bash Class.
The Thunder – missing harmed captain Shane Watson and Australia batsman Usman Khawaja, their key man last season – were hampered by a mid-innings crumple on their way to a sum of 159-8.
That score demonstrated well inside the range of the Sixes, albeit best scorer Henrique’s could without much of a stretch have been expelled for a brilliant duck, Clint McKay spilling a shot at short fine-leg off Andre Russell.
Henrique’s’ life accompanied his side on 45-1, taking after the loss of Jason Roy for an energetic 27, and the all-rounder went ahead to overwhelm an unbroken second-wicket association of 115 with Daniel Hughes (54 not out) as the Sixes frolicked home with two overs to save.
There were four sixes in Henrique’s’ innings, three of those coming after he had achieved 50 from 31 balls. The Thunder lost five wickets for 15 keeps running between the eighth and twelfth overs, however opener Ryan Gibson adhered around to make 53 and Pat Cummins pounded three maximums in a 20-ball 30, just to then demonstrate costly with the ball.
West Non mainstream players all-rounder Andre Russell is eminent as a standout amongst the most powerful figures in Twenty20 cricket, yet was not able have a telling effect on Tuesday.
In the wake of succumbing to only nine as the Thunder lost their direction, Russell – who used an eye-getting dark bat – managed to get a wicket in his second over when Roy was cheated by a slower ball not long in the wake of pulling Cummins for an immense six.
Russell’s next conveyance constrained a rushed draw off Henrique’s; however McKay couldn’t hang on when the ball circled towards him and the missed shot demonstrated critical.
The Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Warm get their battles going at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, before the Thunder get an opportunity to make quickly alters for this misfortune in a Thursday apparatus against the Melbourne Mavericks.