Sydney Thunder are set to compete against Melbourne Stars (BBL) and Hobart Hurricanes (WBBL) this Friday at Manuka Oval. The gripping double header will consist of the WBBL game being played at 1:50pm and the BBL game being played at 7:15pm. Tickets are still available for the upcoming games for general admission.
When the Sydney Thunder WBBL side were last at Manuka Oval in January against the Melbourne Renegades, the Thunder bowled the Renegades in 15.5 overs and set themselves a target of just 69 runs. This allowed the Thunder to claim victory within just 16 overs, with Rachael Haynes making 37 runs off 36 balls. Abode Hotels ACT Meteors Hayley Jensen also took three wickets for the Melbourne Renegades finishing with 3/11 off 3 overs, the best of the Melbourne side.
Sydney Thunder import Jos Buttler highlights the Canberra match as a chance for the team to hit the ground running and to focus on the week leading up to the match.
“It’s nice to be out in Canberra, it’s something a bit different,” said Buttler.
“Obviously the Thunder has a wide range of fans, so hopefully it will be a good atmosphere against a strong Stars squad.”
The last BBL game at Manuka finished with a nail-biting run chase by the Sydney Thunder who only came nine runs short to the Renegades 189 run total. Key performances by Ben Rohrer making 48 runs off 21 balls and Arjun Nair making 45 runs from 25 balls ensured the Sydney Thunder remained competitive with the Renegade’s Kane Richardson taking 4/22 after 4 overs to limit the run rate.
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