Sydney Sixers beat BBL Table Leaders Melbourne Stars by 21 runs (DLS)
Sydney Sixers beat BBL Table Leaders Melbourne Stars by 21 runs in a rain affected match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney today, in the first BBL match of the double header Monday.
Sydney Sixers 143 – 4 (14 Overs) – (Moises Henriques 72, James Vince 41*; Sandeep Lamichhane 2-38, Daniel Worrall 1-15)
Melbourne Stars 125 - 5
Result - Sydney Sixers win by 21 runs (DLS Method) (D/L)
Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bowl against Sydney Sixers and, as it turned out, was a crucial decision, as the weather (and DLS) conspired against them later in the match.
Sydney Sixers scored 143 – 4, in their reduced 14 overs, with Moises Henriques scoring a brilliant 72 off just 34 balls and James Vince 41* - Sandeep Lamichhane 2-38 and Daniel Worrall 1-15 were the pick of the bowlers for the Stars.
In reply, Melbourne Stars scored 125 – 5 in their 14 overs and were 21 runs short (DLS Method) (D/L) - Marcus Stoinis 62 top scored and Ben Dwarshuis 2-20 and Tom Curran 2-23 were the wizards with the ball for the Sixers.
Moises Henriques was adjudged Player of the Match for scoring a brilliant 72 off just 34 balls.
Sydney Sixers - Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Steve O'Keefe
Melbourne Stars - Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell(c), Seb Gotch(wk), Nick Larkin, Jonathan Merlo, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane
Start Time: 07:40
Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Officials: Gerard Abood, Paul Wilson, Claire Polosak, Roberto Howard, Daryl Harper
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