Big Bash
Sydney Thunder 169-9: Buttler 63, T Curran 3-24
Sydney Sixers 148-9: T Curran 62, Sams 3-30
Sydney Thunder Triumph by 2 1 runs
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England’s Tom Curran starred with bat and ball but ended on the losing side as Sydney Sixers were conquered by Sydney Thunder in a significant Bash derby.

Curran took 3-24 as Thunder made 169-9, helped by Jos Buttler’s 63, though England captain Joe Root dropped for nine.

The Sixers dropped to 56-6 but rallied due to Curran’s quick-fire 62 – before losing by 21 runs.

England optimistic Jofra Archer took 3-25 as Hobart Hurricanes beat Melbourne Stars with six wickets.

The Hurricanes decided to field after winning the toss and it repaid, restricting Stars into 155-5 from their 20 overs, with the Hurricanes attaining the goal with eight balls to spare.


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