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BBL 2021/22: Sydney Sixers crush Melbourne Stars in Season Opener at the SCG

Henriques and Philippe Sydney Sixers
Henriques and Philippe Sydney Sixers
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Sydney Sixers smashed the Melbourne Stars in the 1st Match of the Big Bash League 2021/22 today, winning by a massive 152 runs.

 

Match Summary

Sydney Sixers  213/4 (20 ov)

Melbourne Stars 61/10 (11.1 ov)

Result - Sydney Sixers won by 152 runs

Scorecard

 

 

Match Report

James Vince 44, Josh Philippe 83 and Moises Henriques 76* ensured that the Sixers finished with an historic top innings total, at the SCG, in the BBL, of 213/4 in their 20 overs.

Debutante Brody Couch 2-36  was the top wicket taker for the Stars.

In reply, the Melbourne Stars were bundled out for just 61 - Steve O'Keefe  4-14 and Sean Abbott 3-14 doing the damage, ripping the Stars batting line – up apart, reducing them to 61/10 (11.1 ov).

Match Stats

Sydney Sixers Fall of wickets: 1-90 (James Vince - 9.4 ov), 2-192 (Josh Philippe - 18.1 ov), 3-205 (Daniel Christian - 19.2 ov), 4-207 (Tom Curran - 19.4 ov)

Melbourne Stars Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Joe Clarke - 0.3 ov), 2-4 (Nick Larkin - 0.5 ov), 3-18 (Glenn Maxwell - 3.1 ov), 4-41 (Peter Nevill - 5.5 ov), 5-41 (Hilton Cartwright - 5.6 ov), 6-45 (Beau Webster - 7.1 ov), 7-45 (Sam Rainbird - 7.3 ov), 8-47 (Samuel Elliott - 8.3 ov), 9-47 (Adam Zampa - 8.4 ov), 10-61 (Brody Couch - 11.1 ov)

 

 

Playing XIs

Sydney Sixers - James Vince, Josh Philippe(wk), Moises Henriques(c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Steve O'Keefe

Melbourne Stars - Joe Clarke, Peter Nevill(wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Sam Elliott, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Brody Couch, Syed Faridoun

 

Match Details

Start Time: 08:35

Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Officials: Phillip Gillespie, Michael Graham-Smith, Gerard Abood, Roberto Howard, David Gilbert

 

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