Sydney Thunder has fallen to the Perth Scorchers at Optus Stadium despite a brilliant innings by England star Sam Billings.
Billings scored a fighting 83 from just 48 deliveries to keep Thunder right in the game after the side fell to 4-46 after less than six overs.
Powerful all-rounder Ben Cutting continued his run of form, partnering with Billings for a 83 runs before being caught out during the Power Surge.
Playing his first game of the season, Brendan Doggett made an immediate impact in the first innings.
The fast bowler claimed two wickets in his first over of the night, including the big wicket of Liam Livingstone with his first delivery.
He dominated the Scorchers dangerous top order, finishing his four over spell with fantastic figures of 4-22, including the scalps of Jason Roy, Josh Inglis and Mitch Marsh.
Thunder now head to Canberra to take on the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
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Important information for spectators wanting to attend Thunder matches at Manuka Oval:
Spectators wanting to attend the Thunder matches at Manuka Oval are advised ticket sales will end at 6pm the day before each game in line with COVID-19 tracing purposes. This deadline allows the venue to verify all ticket purchasers to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event.
Anyone planning to attend the matches at Manuka Oval is advised to observe the Conditions of Entry.
Supporters and Members are not able to attend the game if they arrived into the ACT from Greater Sydney, Central Coast or Wollongong after 11:59pm on Sunday 20 December. In addition to this, anyone who has visited Sydney's Northern Beaches from Friday 11 December 2020 is also unable to attend the game.
If you attended the MCG on Sunday 27 December, seated in the Great Southern Stand, Zone 5, between 12:30pm – 3:30pm, we recommend you do not purchase a ticket to the BBL matches at Manuka Oval.
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