Result
22nd Match (N), Adelaide, Jan 6 2019, Big Bash League
150/5
(18.2/20 ov, target 151)
152/4
Syd Sixers won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sydney Sixers
1y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Denly's calm and Philippe's dash lift Sixers to second

The batsman capitalised on a disciplined bowling effort that restricted Adelaide Strikers to just 150 for 5

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers150/5(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers152/4(18.2 overs)
Joe Denly*76 (60)
Michael Neser1/29(3.2)

Sydney Sixers win by six wickets with 10 balls to spare. Huge win for the Sixers. A clinical chase in the end. Joe Denly had some luck but he proves his worth with an excellent 76 not out to be Player of the Match. Daniel Hughes got the momentum going with quick-fire 24. But Josh Philippe was outstanding making 30 not out from 15 balls. He gambled with sweeps against Rashid Khan, hit a huge six off Michael Neser and ran really well between the wickets. Not enough runs for the Strikers in the end. They needed 170 minimum on that surface and made too many errors. The Sixers bowled and fielded very well and move up to second on the BBL table with a fourth win. Thanks for your company tonight. Join us again tomorrow night as the Renegades host the Hurricanes at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. Aaron Finch is back for the Renegades against the undefeated Hurricanes. Until then, it's goodbye from Adelaide.

18.2
4
Neser to Philippe, FOUR runs
134kph, half-volley, he lofts this down the ground for four! Brilliant innings from Philippe!
18.1
Neser to Philippe, no run
full into off stump, he jams this out to mid on
end of over 188 runs
SS: 148/4CRR: 8.22 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 from 12b
Joe Denly76 (60)
Josh Philippe26 (13)
Rashid Khan4-0-25-2
Michael Neser3-0-25-1

Suva: "Ingram can bowl Rashid´s last over next match! Dumb captaincy. Rashid should have bowled in a trot." Hard call. He had to bowl O'Connor somewhere. They had built the pressure to bring him on at that time. Not enough runs to play with

17.6
Rashid Khan to Denly, no run
leg break, 93kph, on off, he defends to midwicket
17.5
2
Rashid Khan to Denly, 2 runs
good length wrong un, he plays it off the pitch, working through square leg to the gap for two
17.4
1
Rashid Khan to Philippe, 1 run
short wrong un down leg, he pulls to short fine and Stanlake dives to save extra runs
17.3
1
Rashid Khan to Denly, 1 run
shorter top spinner, he's back and defending to square leg for a single
17.2
4
Rashid Khan to Denly, FOUR runs
short and wide and hammered, a great cut short through cover-point and the sweeper is too square!
17.1
Rashid Khan to Denly, no run
leg break on middle, he pushes to midwicket who is now in the circle to cut the single

Rashid to bowl his last. The Strikers need a miracle

end of over 1712 runs
SS: 140/4CRR: 8.23 • RRR: 3.66 • Need 11 from 18b
Joe Denly69 (55)
Josh Philippe25 (12)
Michael Neser3-0-25-1
Peter Siddle3-0-16-0
16.6
1
Neser to Denly, 1 run
126kph full outside off, he drives inside out to deep cover-point

Adarsh: "Don't you think conveying tactics through air is not a great idea? Ingram said he will hold back Rashid's last over and that will be surely heard in Sixers' dug out and can be conveyed to their batsmen. " They don't have time to run the message out. And the Sixers batsmen would be predicting Rashid would held back anyway.

16.5
1
Neser to Philippe, 1 run
133kph, yorker on off, he bunts this away through cover
16.5
1w
Neser to Philippe, 1 wide
bouncer outside off, but way too high, called wide. he tried to upper cut but couldn't reach it
16.4
Neser to Philippe, no run
backs away, too far outside leg, Neser fires wide of off and he can't reach it, through to Carey
16.3
6
Neser to Philippe, SIX runs
length ball launched over midwicket into the upper deck! Incredible strike! Just jumped on the length, held his shape and clubbed it.
16.2
2
Neser to Philippe, 2 runs
slower ball, full toss on off, he whips this into the gap at square midwicket and they get another easy two
16.1
1
Neser to Denly, 1 run
full on middle, he drives nicely straight of long on but they don't take on Wells who races in off the rope

Neser is on

end of over 1611 runs
SS: 128/4CRR: 8 • RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Josh Philippe16 (8)
Joe Denly67 (53)
Peter Siddle3-0-16-0
Rashid Khan3-0-17-2
15.6
2
Siddle to Philippe, 2 runs
full toss at off stump, he shapes to ramp scoop, gets it high on the bat but gets enough of it to clear the keeper and falls safe fine of long leg
15.5
1
Siddle to Denly, 1 run
shorter length, he pulls to midwicket and they sprint through

Colin Ingram is on the mic "I'll definitely hold back Rashid's last over now"

15.4
1
Siddle to Philippe, 1 run
full yorker, he squeezes this out through point
Best performances - batsmen
JL Denly
76 runs (60)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
70572081613
J Weatherald
50 runs (40)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
cover drive
17 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
0163164317
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
SNJ O'Keefe
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
Eco
7.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Joe Denly
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)18.45 start, First Session 18.45-21.05, Interval 21.05-21.25, Second Session 21.25- 22.45
Match days06 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Michael Graham-Smith
Gerard Abood
TV Umpire
Sam Nogajski
Reserve Umpire
Harsimran Singh
Match Referee
Daryl Harper
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Adelaide Strikers 0