Result
Final (D/N), Perth, Jan 28 2012, Big Bash League
156/5
(18.5/20 ov, target 157)
158/3
Syd Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sydney Sixers
1y
• Thr Report by Brydon Coverdale

Henriques helps Sixers to BBL title

The Sydney Sixers began the Big Bash League as one of the least fancied sides but they won the tournament after Moises Henriques set up their chase in the final against the Perth Scorchers

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers156/5(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers158/3(18.5 overs)

At the innings break, I said that Lee would be the man of the match if Sixers won. Henriques proved me wrong by playing a superb knock under pressure. He went about the chase, clinically, in the company of O'Keefe. It was his batting that allowed O'Keefe to get some hitting form

It all got wrong for the Scorchers at the wrong time. Gibbs getting out of the first ball, Hogg having an off day . Even though Marsh tried to get his team back into the match with his 77, the bowlers were knocked off their lines by Henriques' onslaught

Henriques, predictably gets the Man of the Match award and David Hussey is the player of the tournament

It has been a pleasure bringing to you, the coverage for the entire span of the tournament and on that note, good night from all of us here at ESPNcricinfo

18.5
4
Edmondson to Smith, FOUR runs
fuller ball on the leg stump. Smith drives it back past the bowler for a boundary and that signals the win for the Sixers
18.4
Edmondson to Smith, no run
yorker on the middle stump. Smith defends it back onto the pitch
18.3
1
Edmondson to Rohrer, 1 run
full-toss outside the off stump. Rohrer slices it to point. Gibbs pulls off a spectacular save, but fumbles with the throw as Rohrer gets across
18.2
2
Edmondson to Rohrer, 2 runs
drives it to sweeper cover for a couple
18.1
1
Edmondson to Smith, 1 run
good length ball outside the off stump. Smith pushes it to point and sets off for a single
end of over 1815 runs
SS: 150/3CRR: 8.33 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Steven Smith16 (8)
Ben Rohrer0 (0)
Nathan Rimmington3-0-36-0
Ben Edmondson3-0-22-2
17.6
1
Rimmington to Smith, 1 run
fuller ball outside the off stump. Smith drives it to sweeper cover for a single
17.5
4
Rimmington to Smith, FOUR runs
full-toss outside the off stump. Smith, with his feet rooted to the crease looks to go for the drive. He gets an inside-edge to fine-leg for a boundary
17.4
Rimmington to Smith, no run
cgood length ball on the off stump. Smith steers it tot the keeper
17.3
2
Rimmington to Smith, 2 runs
fuller ball outside the off stump. Smith drives it to sweeper cover for a couple
17.2
4
Rimmington to Smith, FOUR runs
short ball on the middle stump. Smith pulls it to fine-leg for a boundary. Anything left in the tank for the Scorchers?
17.1
4
Rimmington to Smith, FOUR runs
short ball outside the off stump. Smith steers it to third-man for a boundary. Smith is looking to gain the advantage back
end of over 172 runs • 2 wicket
SS: 135/3CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 from 18b
Steven Smith1 (2)
Ben Rohrer0 (0)
Ben Edmondson3-0-22-2
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-23-0
16.6
1
Edmondson to Smith, 1 run
16.5
Edmondson to Smith, no run
16.4
w
Edmondson to O'Keefe, OUT
are we seeing the final twist in this tournament? O'Keefe moves across to a fuller delivery on the off stump and scoops it. The short fine-leg fielder, Rimmington runs back and takes the catch. Crowd are warming up to the possibility of a win
SNJ O'Keefe c Rimmington b Edmondson 48 (46b 3x4 2x6) SR: 104.34
16.3
Edmondson to O'Keefe, no run
fuller ball outside the off stump. O'Keefe looks to swing and is beaten
16.2
w
Edmondson to Maddinson, OUT
fuller ball on the leg stump. Maddinson looks to slog and gets a top edge. The ball goes miles up into the air. North runs back a few yards from midwicket and judges the catch perfectly. Any chance of a comeback by the Scorchers?
NJ Maddinson c North b Edmondson 10 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.92
16.1
Edmondson to Maddinson, no run
good length ball on the leg stump. Maddinson comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler
16.1
1w
Edmondson to Maddinson, 1 wide
wide down the leg side. It looks like the ball slipped out of his hands
Match details
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossPerth Scorchers , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2011
Player Of The Match
Moises Henriques
Player Of The Series
David Hussey
Series resultSydney Sixers won the 2011/12 Big Bash League
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.15, Interval 18.15-18.35, Second Session 18.35-19.55
Match days28 January 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
John Ward
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Mick Martell
Match Referee
Ric Evans