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Liddiard named Player of the Final

01 April 2019

Tyran Liddiard

Khawaja helps Australia complete clean sweep

Sydney Thunder Indigenous XI captain Tyran Liddiard was named Player of the McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket Final on Sunday.

Liddiard, 21, scored 97 runs from 149 deliveries to give Penrith a crucial first innings lead over Sydney University.

View the full scorecard here.

The young wicketkeeper also took four catches in Penrith’s drought-breaking championship win.

“I can’t put into words what the last three days have been like,” Liddiard said on Sunday afternoon.

“It (was) the first time for me to play over three days, my first full year of First Grade and the emotions (were) just unbelievable, especially yesterday.”

He is the second youngest player to receive the Benaud Medal and first Indigenous player.

Australia Vs Pakistan One-Day Series

Meanwhile in Dubai, Thunder’s Usman Khawaja has helped Australia complete a clean sweep in their five-match one-day series against Pakistan.

Khawaja scored 98 runs in the final match of the series on Sunday night as Australia recorded a 20-run victory.

The star opener has now scored seven half centuries from his last ten ODI outings, including two centuries, and is the highest ODI run-scorer this year with 769 runs at 59.15.

Pat Cummins made a spectacular cameo in the fourth match of the series, collecting 3/23 from eight overs in a Player of the Match performance.

Sheffield Shield

The NSW Blues fell to Victoria in the Sheffield Shield Final by 177 runs at Junction Oval on Sunday.

View the full scorecard here.

Thunder’s Kurtis Patterson scored 76 runs in the second innings to take his season total to 724, the fifth-highest in the competition.

Jason Sangha finished his first Shield season with 386 runs and a high score of 117. The 19-year-old also took eight wickets at 23.62.

Indian Premier League

Thunder duo Jos Buttler and Shane Watson have both impressed in the opening rounds of the Indian Premier League.

Buttler opened his campaign with a brilliant 69, while it took Watson just two matches to be named player of the match after he scored a quickfire 44 to power the Chennai Super Kings to victory.

After three rounds, Watson’s Super Kings are undefeated while Buttler’s Rajasthan Royals are yet to record a win.

View the full fixture here.