Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6.24pm This was a weird little game. Both teams kept gifting the other side the advantage all afternoon. Rashid took his third T20 hat-trick, Curran took four, Weatherald made 40-odd, Pope impressed, but the day belonged to Josh Hazlewood, who saw through a tricky period with three fours in three balls to help Sixers eventually cruise to victory. Don't forget to catch the day's second BBL game that begins in 14 minutes. See you there!

18.4
4
Siddle to Hazlewood, FOUR runs, What a way to finish this game! Hazlewood hits three fours on his birthday to win it for the Sixers! Full, just outside off, and he caresses a drive through the covers.

Sixers need three

18.3
4
Siddle to Hazlewood, FOUR runs, What a birthday Hazlewood's having! Yorker outside off, but the attempted drive takes an outside edge past the keeper
18.2
4
Siddle to Hazlewood, FOUR runs, back of a length, on off, from around the wicket. Backs away and cuts it over point for four! Can the birthday boy win it for his team?

Anand: "Curran got out to his own trick ...slower ball slightly back of the hand"

18.1
1
Siddle to Bird, 1 run, full, on off, and driven to extra cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 124/8 (12 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 6.00)

  • Jackson Bird8 (11b)
  • Harry Conway4-0-34-1
  • Michael Neser3-0-25-2

Christian: "Tom Curran as player of the year in the BBL so far?"

17.6
W
Conway to Curran, OUT, Conway gets Curran! Another twist! Yorker on middle, and Curran's lucky his toes are still intact. What a way to finish the spell

TK Curran b Conway 21 (20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.00

17.5
4
Conway to Curran, FOUR runs, Curran's turning it on again! Full on off, and he manages to muscle a drive past the fielder at mid off for a four
17.4
1
Conway to Bird, 1 run, sliding full toss on his pads. Inside-edges the slog onto his pads
17.4
1w
Conway to Bird, 1 wide, free hit continues since this is wide. Went for a length ball, but it was beyond the tramlines
17.4
1nb
Conway to Bird, 1 no ball, no ball for the second short ball! Did he forget? Free him incoming.
17.3
1
Conway to Curran, 1 run, full outside off, and he slaps a drive to extra cover again
17.2
1
Conway to Bird, 1 run, full, on off. Driven to wide long on for a single
17.1
1
Conway to Curran, 1 run, full, just outside off. Slows things down. Driven through to extra cover

David: "This over (presumably from Conway) needs to go big for the sixers, because Siddle bowling the 19th will be too hard to get away."

17.1
1w
Conway to Curran, 1 wide, back of a length, on off, and through to the keeper. Called a wide for height

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | SS: 113/7 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 7.66)

  • Tom Curran15 (16b)
  • Jackson Bird6 (8b)
  • Michael Neser3-0-25-2
  • Harry Conway3-0-23-0
16.6
1
Neser to Curran, 1 run, good length, on off. Slapped to the off side
16.5
4
Neser to Curran, FOUR runs, low full toss, on off, and drilled straight back. Long on is too wide, can't cut it off! Sixers needed that
16.4
1
Neser to Bird, 1 run, full on off, and he swings to the leg side. Mistimed to wide long on
16.3
1
Neser to Curran, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump. Flicked to midwicket. No real timing
16.2
0
Neser to Curran, no run, full, outside leg stump. Dug back to mid-on

Anand: "I feel Curran stands between strikers and a win"

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17JR PhilippeJ Avendano
2nd2DP HughesJR Philippe
3rd32JM VinceDP Hughes
4th28JM VinceJC Silk
5th0JC SilkJ Edwards
6th4JC SilkTK Curran
7th14TK CurranBJ Dwarshuis
8th27JM BirdTK Curran
9th13JM BirdJR Hazlewood

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348