Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sixers win by 17 runs.

Sydney Sixers defeat Perth Scorchers: Steve O’Keefe spins out Scorchers top order

 Sixers win by 17 runs.

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers. Sixers win by 17 runs.

A Jordan Silk unbeaten half-century has guided the Sydney Sixers to 4-164 in their Big Bash League clash with the Perth Scorchers - and he will have a couple of bruises to show for it.

Silk (67 not out) and Daniel Hughes (62) resurrected the Sixers’ innings after the Scorchers claimed the early ascendancy on Saturday afternoon at the SCG.


Sydney Sixers: 

Jack Edwards, Joe Denly, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe (wk), Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope

Perth Scorchers: 

Sam Whiteman (wk), Michael Klinger, Will Bosisto, Ashton Turner (c), Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Agar, David Willey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

  1. 🙌 SIXERS WIN! What a way to kick-off our season! A superb team effort sees us defeat by 17 runs in our |08 opener at the !
  2. ☝️ OUT! picks up his 3rd, with getting underneath the high ball to remove Coulter-Nile! 8/137, needing 28 off the final over to win.
  3. ☝️ OUT! Superb piece of fielding in the deep by to run out Cartwright for 53! now 7/126, needing 39 off 15 to win.
  4.   Retweeted
    A huge moment at the SCG as Abbott gets the key wicket of Turner for 49!
  5. ☝️ OUT! Unbelievable! just showing off now with an incredible one-handed grab off the bowling of Abbott to remove Bosisito for 1. Scorchers now 6/116, needing 49 off 23 to win.
  6. ☝️ OUT! Absolutely brilliant from ! Tied down Agar, then made a mess of his stumps with an absolute peach of a delivery! now 5/115, needing 50 off 25 to win.
  7. ☝️ OUT! YES SABBA! with a huge, huge breakthrough, with Turner caught at backward point by Edwards for 49! 4/108 needing 57 off 32 balls to win. C'mon lads, bring it home!
  8. 🏏 SOK finishes his spell with figures of 3/19, his best for the Sixers 👏 3/87 after 13 overs, with a wicket needed to break the partnership of Cartwright and Turner who are building nicely.
  9. 🔟 overs bowled in the innings and they're 3/61. into the attack looking to break a partnership that's building between Turner and Cartwright.
  10. 👨‍🦰 The strategy continues with Lloyd Pope on to rip a few leggies (and probably the odd wrong'un) for the first time at the !

  11. 👊 End of the powerplay and are 3/30. into the attack to bowl his first over in the magenta!

After coming to the crease with the home side at 3-30 in the fifth over, Silk copped a blow to his shoulder off Jhye Richardson with the first ball of his innings.

He wore another bruising when Hughes drove down the pitch, hitting him in the mid-section.

The pair put on 124 for the fourth wicket after Jason Behrendorff (2-28) had the Scorchers on top early when he removed Jack Edwards (13) and Moises Henriques (2) with his first two overs.

The Sixers launched in the final overs with Hughes bringing up his 50 in spectacular fashion with a massive six to mid-wicket off Andrew Tye before holing out to Ashton Agar at long on.