BBL10: Sixers tame Scorchers in Canberra
The Sydney Sixers comfortably beat the Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets, in their BBL10 encounter today, mainly thanks again to a great knock by Josh Philippe who smashed 84 from 52 balls and England batsman James Vince, who hit 52 off 32 balls, in the run chase.
Perth Scorchers 163-7 (20): Livingstone 67 (38) - Ball 2-33, Brathwaite 2-12
Sydney Sixers 164-3 (18.5) - Philippe 84 (52), Vince 52 (35)
Result - Sixers won by seven wickets
Earlier, Liam Livingstone scored 67 (38) for the Scorchers, who should made more than their par total of 163-7.
Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy put on 76 for the first wicket, including 51 off the first four overs and at 103-1 (after 10 overs) they should have reached circa 190-200 but some tight bowling restricted them as they lost wickets as well - Ball 2-33 and Brathwaite 2-12 were the pick of the bowlers for the Sixers
Fall of wickets: 1-77 (Jason Roy - 7.1 ov), 2-104 (Liam Livingstone - 10.1 ov), 3-107 (Ashton Turner - 10.6 ov), 4-116 (Josh Inglis - 12.6 ov), 5-121 (Cameron Bancroft - 13.6 ov), 6-142 (Colin Munro - 17.2 ov), 7-149 (Aaron Hardie - 18.5 ov)
In reply, the Sixers got off to a storming start and completed the run chase with 7 balls to spare.
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Justin Avendano - 5.1 ov), 2-146 (Josh Philippe - 16.3 ov), 3-148 (James Vince - 17.1 ov)
The Sixers are now 9 points clear of second-placed Sydney Thunder in the BBL10 Table and the Scorchers stay third.
There are 4 points between Sydney Thunder and 7th placed Hobart Hurricanes - the top four teams progressing to the semi-finals.
After the match, Liam Livingstone said; “We thought we had a defendable score, but they’re allowed to play well, we were beaten by the better team tonight.
“We’re not looking at where we’re finishing on the ladder, we’re just concentrating on our next game and trying to build momentum.”
The Scorchers now head to Melbourne for an important clash with the Brisbane Heat on Tuesday 19 January at Marvel Stadium.
Sydney Sixers - Josh Philippe(wk), Justin Avendano, James Vince, Daniel Hughes(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Steve O'Keefe, Jackson Bird, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope
Perth Scorchers - Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis(wk), Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner(c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff Fawad Ahmed
Toss: Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Officials: Gerard Abood, Anthony Wilds, Greg Davidson, Simon Lightbody, Robert Stratford
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