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BBL preparations ramp up with practice matches

02 December 2021

Thunder stars in hot form as the countdown to BBL|11 continues

Sydney Thunder ramped up its preparations for BBL|11 today with two practice matches against the Sydney Sixers at the SCG.

MATCH 1: Sixers (4/168) def by Thunder (4/171)

English import Sam Billings starred in the first match, smashing 90 from 45, including five fours and eight sixes, to lead Thunder to a six-wicket win.

Alex Ross (29 from 22) and Ben Cutting (14 from 8) played handy cameos, while Tanveer Sangha (1/24 from 4) and Nathan McAndrew (1/25 from 4) were the pick of the bowlers in the first innings.


MATCH 2: Thunder (5/202) def Sixers (6/148)

Batting at five, Daniel Sams blasted 66 from 27 to lead Thunder to a total of 202. The powerful all-rounder hit six sixes, one of which he launched onto the roof of the SCG's Bradman Stand.

Sams backed up his batting performance with two wickets in the second innings, finishing with 2/29 from his four overs.

Young guns Matthew Gilkes (35 from 15) and Jason Sangha (40 from 37) also impressed with the bat.

Check out the video below to hear from Sam Billings at the end of play.

Thunder is set to open its BBL|11 campaign against the Brisbane Heat on Monday 6 December at Manuka Oval.

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Mon 6 Dec | V Brisbane Heat | 7:15pm | Manuka Oval

Sun 12 Dec | V Melbourne Stars | 7:15pm | Sydney Showground Stadium

Sun 26 Dec | V Sydney Sixers | 6:05pm | Sydney Showground Stadium

Tues 28 Dec | V Perth Scorchers | 7:15pm | Manuka Oval

Sun 2 Jan | V Adelaide Strikers | 7:15pm | Sydney Showground Stadium

Thurs 13 Jan | V Hobart Hurricanes | 4:00pm | Sydney Showground Stadium

Wed 19 Jan | V Melbourne Renegades | 4:40pm | Sydney Showground Stadium