Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars in the BBL Qualifier at the MCG
Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars by 43 runs, in the BBL Qualifier at the MCG today, to go through to the BBL 09 Final on Saturday, February 8.
Melbourne Stars 99 (Clint Hinchliffe 25*; Sean Abbott 3-23, Ben Dwarshuis 1-17, Nathan Lyon 1-22, Steve O'Keefe 2-22, Josh Hazlewood 2-14)
Sydney Sixers 142 – 7 (Josh Philippe 34, Jordan Silk 25*, Steve Smith 24; Adam Zampa 3-21)
Result - Sydney Sixers won by 43 runs
Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bowl against Sydney Sixers in the BBL Qualifier at the MCG.
Sydney Sixers scored a below par 142 – 7 with Josh Philippe 34, Jordan Silk 25* and Steve Smith 24 the main run scorers and Adam Zampa 3-21 the pick of the bowlers for the Stars.
In reply, the Melbourne Stars capitulated in the run chase and were all out for 99, their lowest score ever in BBL history. Clint Hinchliffe 25* top scored and Sean Abbott 3-23, Ben Dwarshuis 1-17, Nathan Lyon 1-22, Steve O'Keefe 2-22 and Josh Hazlewood 2-14 were the stars with the ball for the Sixers.
Melbourne Stars will go on to play in ‘The Challenger’ on Thursday, February 6 and the Sixers are through to the BBL 09 Final at the SCG.
Melbourne Stars - Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Peter Handscomb, Seb Gotch(wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf
Sydney Sixers - Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Steven Smith, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve O'Keefe, Josh Hazlewood
Start Time: 08:15
Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Officials: Gerard Abood, Phillip Gillespie, Simon Fry, Michael Graham-Smith, Peter Marshall