Khawaja ton helps Sydney Thunder reach Big Bash League final

  • Sydney Thunder defeat Adelaide Strikers by 8 wickets in BBL semi-final
  • Usman Khawaja’s century sent Thunder into the Big Bash final

A dashing unbeaten century by Usman Khawaja piloted Sydney Thunder to an emphatic eight-wicket victory against Adelaide Strikers in Thursday night’s Big Bash League semi-final. Khawaja cracked 104 from only 59 balls as the Thunder reached their 160-run target with 14 balls to spare at Adelaide Oval.

His match-winning knock steered the Thunder into their first BBL final, against the winner of Friday night’s MCG semi-final between the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. This after the Thunder finished last, last, last and second last in the first four editions of the Twenty20 tournament.

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