The Thunder must surely be happy with the score they have got on the board. They got off to a decent start, before losing Kallis and Blizzard in the space of 5 balls. However, Shane Watson looked in great touch, and along with Michael Hussey, he added 97 runs for the third wicket. Even though Watson perished four short of a deserving fifty, Hussey top-scored with 56 before getting out to Steketee. Handy contributions from Russell and Rohrer then propelled the Thunder to 186. There is a little drizzle at the moment and the ground staff have covered the pitch as a precautionary measure.