George Bailey's farewell to Launceston could coincide with the Hobart Hurricanes' last hurrah for the season.
The Big Bash side's hopes of reaching the semi-finals are slipping away following a fourth defeat in five matches.
The Canes have slid down to second-last and remain a win out of the top-four but having played an extra game to three sides sitting above.
Bailey had top-scored with 43 off 30 balls that included three fours and two sixes to contribute towards 6-162.
But that tally never looked enough after a wicketless Sydney Thunder dashed out to a quick 95 runs by the halfway mark of the chase.
The former skipper, who will retire to become a national selector, blamed no one but everyone for the loss.
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"It was a bit of everything tonight, I reckon," he said.
"We probably left the runs out there, didn't quite bowl as well as we could have and we probably didn't field that well.
"All those three things in games like that when it comes down to one or two runs here or there, shows the little percenters are the key."
Hobart are home to the Scorchers next and away to the Sixers before returning to UTAS Stadium. But Bailey hasn't given up finals' hope.
"I don't think we are playing awful cricket," he said.
"We do have some good matchwinners in our team and our bowlers are working really hard."
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