Big Bash: Tom Curran stars but Sydney Sixers beaten by Sydney Thunder

Tom Curran
Tom Curran has played two Tests and 11 one-day internationals for England
Big Bash
Sydney Thunder 169-9: Buttler 63, T Curran 3-24
Sydney Sixers 148-9: T Curran 62, Sams 3-30
Sydney Thunder win by 21 runs
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England's Tom Curran starred with bat and ball but still ended on the losing side as Sydney Sixers were beaten by Sydney Thunder in a Big Bash derby.

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

The Sixers fell to 56-6 but rallied courtesy of Curran's quick-fire 62 - before losing by 21 runs.

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

The Hurricanes decided to field after winning the toss and it paid off, restricting Stars to 155-5 from their 20 overs, with the Hurricanes reaching the target with eight balls to spare.

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