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BBL 2021/22 Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers: Sydney Sixers head to BBL Final after final ball thriller

Sydney Sixers Hayden Kerr
Sydney Sixers Hayden Kerr

In a final ball thriller, Hayden Kerr (98*) proved instrumental for Sydney Sixers, getting past Adelaide Strikers, booking their place in the BBL Final.

Match Summary

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers , Challenger, Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers 170/6 (20 ov)

Adelaide Strikers 167/4 (20 ov)

Result - Sydney Sixers won by 4 wickets


Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field, proving the right choice as Strikers openers struggled.

Sean Abbott (3/27) being the pick of the bowlers, aiding in restricting Strikers best they could.

Ian Cockbain (48) chipped in some runs before Jonathan Wells (62*) added a much needed half century to get Strikers to 167/4.

In response, Hayden Kerr (98*) started strong, however Henry Thornton (2/40) struck early to even things out.

It came down to the final ball, both sides vying for their place in the BBL final, but it could only be one.

Sydney Sixers, led by Hayden Kerr, were able to get over the line though, winning by 4 wickets and booking their place in the final.

Match Stats

Adelaide Strikers Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Alex Carey - 0.3 ov), 2-13 (Matthew Short - 1.6 ov), 3-21 (Travis Head - 3.4 ov), 4-104 (Ian Cockbain - 14.2 ov)

Sydney Sixers Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Justin Avendano - 2.2 ov), 2-51 (Jake Carder - 7.1 ov), 3-96 (Moises Henriques - 13.2 ov), 4-101 (Daniel Christian - 14.1 ov), 5-156 (Sean Abbott - 19.1 ov), 6-156 (Ben Dwarshuis - 19.2 ov)

Playing XI

SYDNEY SIXERS - Justin Avendano, Hayden Kerr, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve O'Keefe, Jay Lenton (WK), Jake Carder, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope

ADELAIDE STRIKERS - Matthew Short, Alex Carey (WK), Ian Cockbain, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jake Weatherald, Liam O'Connor

Match Details

Date - 2022-01-26 08:25 AM

Venue - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Toss - Sydney Sixers won the toss & elected to field

Umpires - Donovan Koch, Sam Nogajski

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