Good Evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 1 of the 2015-16 Big Bash League (BBL) between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Showground Stadium. The fifth season of the much-hyped Australian Premier Twenty20 (T20) league is all set to kick of with this enthralling Sydney derby as the rivals teams take on each other. Thunders have not won a single tournament so far, while the Sixers have been the champions once in the inaugural season in 2011-12. With both the teams having a star stdded side, it is expected to be a cracker of an encounter in the opening contest.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SS 122 in 19.5 Overs; BATTING: Jackson Bird 14 (15) THUNDERS WIN!!!! Yes, the Thunders register their first-ever Sydney derby win against cross-town rivals Sydney Sixers as Andre Russell and Shane Watson’s three-wicket haul helps the Thunders to inflict massive damage to the Sixers in the opening game, as the Thunders win by 34 runs.

OUT! Johan Botha c Michael Hussey b Clint McKay 13 (17), Doug Bollinger c Jacques Kallis b Clint McKay 9 (10)







LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SS 94/8 in 15 Overs; BATTING: Johan Botha 5 (9), Jackson Bird 7 (4) OMG!!!! That indeed escalated real quick as all ofa sudden, the sixers are down to eight wickets. Andre Russell and Shane Watson have created havoc as they claim three each. It’s quite certainly all over for the sixers.















LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SS 68/3 in 10 Overs; BATTING: Michael Lumb 34 (26), Ryan Carters 2 (3) GONE!!!! Couple more down for the Sixers as they lose Maddinson and Jordan silk for seven and eight, respectively, while Ryan Carters makes his way in.

OUT! Nic Maddinson b Andre Russell 7 (12), Jordan Silk c Chris Green b Shane Watson 8 (8)













LIVE CRICKET SCORE: SS 31/1 in 5 Overs; BATTING: Michael Lumb 14 (12), Nic Maddinson 1 (7) — GONE!!!! Brad Haddin is the man to be dismissed, who could have possibly on his way back in the first ball of the innings, as Andre Russel bowls him up. Nic Maddinson is the new man in.

OUT! Brad Haddin b Andre Russell 13 (11)









LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ST 158/4 in 20 Overs; BATTING: Michael Hussey 82 (60), Andre Russell 4 (5) — THAT’S IT!!!! With only a wicket lost, the hunders finish on a challenging total of 158, as Michael Hussey scores his half-century and finishes at the score of 82. Can the Sixers chase the total down?

OUT! Ben Rohrer c Nathan Lyon b Trent Lawford 29 (19)









LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ST 102/3 in 15 Overs; BATTING: Michael Hussey 44 (42), Ben Rohrer 15 (12) GONE!!!! Shane Watson is the latest victim as he falls for mere 16 after being bowled by Nathan Lyon, while Ben Rohrer is the new man in. Few close chances and A dropped cacth have kjept the Thunders safe as of now.

OUT! Shane Watson b Nathan Lyon 16 (12)





LIVE CRICKET SCORE: ST 61/2 in 10 Overs; BATTING: Michael Hussey 25 (27), Shane Watson 9 (9) — GONE!!!! Jacques Kallis is the latest casualty as he falls for mere 15 to Sean Abbot, while Shane Watson makes his way in.

OUT! Jacques Kallis c Nathan Lyon b Sean Abbott 15 (17)