Result
4th Match, Sydney, Dec 22 2018, Big Bash League
164/4
(20 ov, target 165)
147/8
Syd Sixers won by 17 runs
Player Of The Match
Sydney Sixers
1:30
1y
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

O'Keefe, record stand give Sixers opening win

O'Keefe's three-wicket burst in his first two overs helped Sixers defend 165, which had been built on a record fourth-wicket stand of 124 between Jordan Silk and Daniel Hughes

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers164/4(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers147/8(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
PS: 147/8CRR: 7.35 
Jhye Richardson15 (10)
Andrew Tye1 (1)
Tom Curran4-0-32-0
Sean Abbott4-0-29-3

6.31pm Sydney Sixers open their campaign with a canter, and it's two defeats in two for last-year's table-toppers, the Scorchers. A record stand between Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk set this victory up and then the bowlers kept the pressure on with some good intelligent slower bowling and variations in pace. O'Keefe led that effort with his best BBL figures, and for that he's been named Player of the Match. Scorchers could've been chasing a lot lesser and were almost equal at the halfway mark, but that stand made all the difference.

That will be a wrap of this game then. But stick around, for this is a double-header Saturday and Heat v Hurricanes isn't far away. But from here, goodbye.

19.6
4
Curran to Richardson, FOUR runs
swings wildly at a fuller one and gets an inside edge to fine leg
19.5
1
Curran to Tye, 1 run
low full toss, smashes it straight into the stumps. Curran has his hand out but has it grazed the fingers?
19.4
1lb
Curran to Richardson, 1 leg bye
walks across to a fuller one and gets hit on the pad outside the line of off stump
19.3
4
Curran to Richardson, FOUR runs
slower short ball, swivels and pulls to deep square leg where Edwards lets it go through the legs as he dives
19.2
Curran to Richardson, no run
yorker outside off, jams the bat down but gets beaten
19.1
Curran to Richardson, no run
back of a length, slower, from the back of the hand, keeps low and he swings and misses
end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 137/8CRR: 7.21 • RRR: 28.00
Jhye Richardson7 (5)
Andrew Tye0 (0)
Sean Abbott4-0-29-3
Tom Curran3-0-23-0
18.6
1
Abbott to Richardson, 1 run
short around off, backs away and carves it to deep cover
18.5
w
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, OUT
short, no room, swings looking for a pull and gets a top-edge that the keeper settles under
NM Coulter-Nile c †Philippe b Abbott 9 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
18.4
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
shortish outside off, pulls off the bottom half of the bat to deep square leg
18.3
1
Abbott to Richardson, 1 run
backs away to a short one and slaps it to long-off
18.2
2
Abbott to Richardson, 2 runs
short of length, pulled to deep midwicket
18.1
1
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
pulls with no room and gets a top edge down to long-on
end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 130/7CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 17.50
Nathan Coulter-Nile6 (6)
Jhye Richardson3 (2)
Tom Curran3-0-23-0
Sean Abbott3-0-22-2
17.6
1
Curran to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
full toss on off, carved away to point
17.5
1
Curran to Richardson, 1 run
punches a full toss to extra cover
17.4
2
Curran to Richardson, 2 runs
full, nips away outside off, reaches out and chips it over mid-off
17.4
w
Curran to Cartwright, (no ball) 1 run, OUT
full toss, slapped to deep point. No-ball called but there could be a run out here. Cartwright pushes back for the second. Dicey. Leans forward and stretches and even the drag of the bat can't save him
HWR Cartwright run out (sub [Fallins]/†Philippe) 53 (39b 4x4 1x6) SR: 135.89
17.3
1
Curran to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
yorker, jams the bat down just in the nick of time to get an inside edge.. that was heading straight for middle stump
17.2
2
Curran to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
short of good length, outside off, drags a pull wide of long-on
Best performances - batsmen
JC Silk
67 runs (49)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
cut shot
11 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
001041911914
DP Hughes
62 runs (44)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
5071278410
Best performances - bowlers
SNJ O'Keefe
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
Eco
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
SA Abbott
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSydney Sixers , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Steve O'Keefe
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10- 18.30
Match days22 December 2018 (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Jack Edwards
Lloyd Pope
Umpires
Greg Davidson
Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
Ryan Nelson
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Perth Scorchers 0