Result
Final, Sydney, Feb 8 2020, Big Bash League
(12/12 ov)
116/5
(12/12 ov, target 117)
97/6
Syd Sixers won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
Sydney Sixers
8m
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Josh Philippe fires Sydney Sixers to second BBL title in rain-hit encounter

The hosts completed a handsome 19-run win as the Stars' wait for the crown continued

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers116/5(12 overs)
Melbourne Stars97/6(12 overs)
end of over 129 runs
MS: 97/6CRR: 8.08 
Nick Larkin38 (26)
Nathan Coulter-Nile19 (8)
Ben Dwarshuis2-0-14-0
Josh Hazlewood3-0-18-1

Sydney Sixers are BBL 09 champions. The rain held off long enough so that they could earn the title. The second title in franchise history. The Stars come up short for the third time in a final. That concludes our BBL coverage this year. Thank you for being a part of it. On behalf of the team, it's goodbye from the SCG.

Presentation Player of the Final is Josh Philippe: "It's amazing. To think a couple of years ago I never thought I'd be here."

Stars captain Glenn Maxwell: "Extremely proud. The boys had a great year. To finish on top of the ladder after the home and away season was a great effort. Unfortunately we let ourselves down tonight but they can be proud. Two finals in a row. We've been extremely consistent. Onwards and upwards to next year. Congratulations to the Sixers and Moises who led superbly."

Sixers captain Moises Henriques: "It is much better to get out there and do some work to win the trophy. Well done to the ground staff. Thanks to the fans for turning out with the forecast. Congratulations to the Stars on a great season."

Sydney Sixers win BBL 09! It's their second BBL title. They win by 19 runs! Another brilliant performance from the Sixers with the ball. It's the third time they have beaten the Stars in four meetings this year including twice in the finals. They deserve the title. Josh Hazlewood was outstanding with the ball along with Lyon and O'Keefe after Josh Philippe set the game up with a brilliant half-century.

Vivek: "J Silk need to get as much credit as others, he steadied the other end and scored few boundaries to ease the pressure on Philip."

Sajid: "Sydney Sixers the deserving winners. Only disappointment is the absence of Tom Curran in this line-up who turned many matches for them single-handedly. "

11.6
Dwarshuis to Larkin, no run
he misses again trying to flay over cover

Brad: "The stars lost last year's final by 13 runs, now this. It will continue to be a mental hurdle until they eventually win one"

11.5
Dwarshuis to Larkin, no run
length ball, he tries to launch again but misses
11.4
6
Dwarshuis to Larkin, SIX runs
carved over cover-point into the crowd! Length ball wide of off, he thumps this with a helicopter type shot over deep cover-point
11.3
Dwarshuis to Larkin, no run
back of a length pushed wide of off, he tries to cut but misses

A roar from the home crowd. They know they've got it

11.2
1
Dwarshuis to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
low full toss, he miscues behind square to the sweeper

Abid : "One of the batsman needs to do Braithwaite here. "

11.1
2
Dwarshuis to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
full outside off, he drives hard wide of long off for two

29 off 6. Dwarshuis to finish

end of over 1112 runs
MS: 88/6CRR: 8 • RRR: 29.00 • Need 29 from 6b
Nick Larkin32 (22)
Nathan Coulter-Nile16 (6)
Josh Hazlewood3-0-18-1
Sean Abbott2-0-19-0
10.6
2
Hazlewood to Larkin, 2 runs
shorter length, he pulls this in the air behind square and Silk does an amazing job diving on the rope to knock it back in. Sensational fielding
10.5
Hazlewood to Larkin, no run
shorter length, outside off, he tries to uppercut but misses. He's furious
10.4
4
Hazlewood to Larkin, FOUR runs
full outside off, he carves another square drive past point! Amazing hands to find the gap with power

Amna: "After the dismissal of Gotch, 22 runs are scored on 7 balls. Why haven't they sent Coulter-Nile earlier?"

10.3
Hazlewood to Larkin, no run
slower ball wide of off, 134kph, he tries to loft over cover but misses
10.2
4
Hazlewood to Larkin, FOUR runs
full on middle, he clears the front leg and slices this brilliantly backward of point! Did well to get that in the gap from middle stump
10.1
2
Hazlewood to Larkin, 2 runs
low full toss on leg, 140kph, he clips this forward of square to the gap for two

Josh Hazlewood

end of over 1016 runs
MS: 76/6CRR: 7.6 • RRR: 20.50 • Need 41 from 12b
Nathan Coulter-Nile16 (6)
Nick Larkin20 (16)
Sean Abbott2-0-19-0
Steve O'Keefe3-0-27-2
9.6
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, no run
shorter length, slower ball, he swings hard and misses
9.5
4
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, FOUR runs
top edge over the keeper's head! A bouncer, wide of off, he swings hard and gets a top edge that flies high and safe and to the rope

Brad: "Phillipe should get as much credit as anyone as he has top scored in both finals when the team needed someone to bat through and post a score that the bowlers could easily defend"

9.4
6
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, SIX runs
pulled over deep midwicket into the Members! Short slower ball, it sat up, he rocked back and thumped it a long way back
9.3
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
shorter slower ball, he stands tall and flat bats this down the ground but doesn't time it well enough to reach long off on the field
9.2
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
back of a length wide of off, he swings hard and gets a thick inside edge that just runs past off stump, he gets two more
9.1
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs
good length, outside off, he drills this in the air past Abbott straight of mid off for two
Best performances - batsmen
JR Philippe
52 runs (29)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
slog shot
14 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
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NCR Larkin
38 runs (26)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
square drive
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
GJ Maxwell
O
2
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
8.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
NM Lyon
O
2
M
0
R
19
W
2
Eco
9.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2019
Player Of The Match
Josh Philippe
Series resultSydney Sixers won the 2019/20 Big Bash League
Season2019/20
Hours of play (local time)19.15 start, First Session 19.15-20.45, Interval 20.45-21.05, Second Session 21.05-22.35
Match days8 February 2020 (20-over match)
Umpires
Paul Wilson
Gerard Abood
TV Umpire
Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee
Daryl Harper