Stuff – A captain’s knock from Shane Watson has fired the Sydney Thunder to a thrilling last-ball win over the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League season opener.

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  • A captain’s knock from Shane Watson has fired the Sydney Thunder to a thrilling last-ball win over the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League season opener.
  • The game swung wildly in the final overs but Watson’s swashbuckling 77 off 46 balls was the eventual difference-maker as the Thunder reached their target of 150 with the final ball.
  • READ MORE * Starc on crutches, in doubt * Australia regain Ashes in Perth * Boycott: Stokes no saviourAfter the Sixers managed a modest 149-9 off their 20 overs, Sams had the Thunder rattled at 1-1 in the first over after removing Englishman Jos Buttler.
  • Going into the 17th over, the Thunder needed 42 off 24 balls and Watson sent Abbott to the fence on three consecutive balls to swing back momentum.
  • “For us to be able to chase those runs down the way we did, for Arjun Nair and Aiden Blizzard to hold their nerve like that, it’s an awesome start,” Watson said.


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