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7th Match (N), Sydney, Dec 27 2016, Big Bash League
(18/20 ov, target 131)132/4
Sixers won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
30* (19), 1/26 & 2 catches
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Cricinfo's MVP
andrew-tye
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• The Report by Alex Malcolm

Botha the difference as Sixers cruise home

The Sydney Sixers produced a sublime spin bowling display and a composed run chase to dispatch the Perth Scorchers by six wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers130/8(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers132/4(18 overs)
end of over 1818 runs
SS: 132/4CRR: 7.33 
Johan Botha30 (19)
Ryan Carters1 (1)
Jhye Richardson 4-0-36-0
Andrew Tye 4-0-15-3

10.02pm A game where the Scorchers were always behind since the start. They started slowly with the bat and were always playing catch-up. The Sixers bowlers set the game up with a clinical performance, limiting a strong Scorchers batting line-up to just 130. The Sixers began well in the chase, and stayed ahead till the end. A win they can be proud of.

That's it from all of us here from game seven. We'll be back again tomorrow for Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder. See you soon.

17.6
4
Jhye Richardson to Botha, FOUR runs

that's it. A first pump from Botha. A short delivery on middle and leg sits up for Botha to pummel through backward square leg

17.5
2
Jhye Richardson to Botha, 2 runs

more runs. Short delivery down leg, helped along to fine leg. Sixers three away

17.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Carters, 1 run

tip and run towards extra cover, good stuff

17.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Botha, 1 run

low full toss on middle and leg, 144 ks. Pushed to mid-on. Astute batting

17.2
6
Jhye Richardson to Botha, SIX runs

and that should be the game. Another slower ball, this one pitches, but right in Botha's slot. He lifts his elbow and lifts the ball straight over mid-off. Lands over the boundary.

17.1
4
Jhye Richardson to Botha, FOUR runs

a slower loopy full toss outside off, 102 ks. Botha watches the ball and hammers a drive between cover and mid-off. Good idea, poor execution

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 114/4CRR: 6.70 RRR: 5.66
Johan Botha13 (14)
Andrew Tye 4-0-15-3
Ashton Agar 4-0-34-0
16.6
W
Tye to Silk, OUT

poor stroke, considering it was Tye's last ball. On the pads, the knuckle ball. Silk was beaten for pace and misses his swing into the leg side. Ricochets onto leg stumps via the pad

Jordan Silk b Tye 28 (28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
16.5
1
Tye to Botha, 1 run

128 kph, slower ball, heaved into the leg side, on the bounce to deep square leg

16.4
Tye to Botha, no run

good bumper. 121 kph, hustled Botha for pace who had to bail out of the stroke

16.3
1
Tye to Silk, 1 run

full toss on off, pushed to mid-on's left for one

Five in the circle

16.2
Tye to Silk, no run

124 kph, yet another slower ball. Cut to backward point. Lands just in front of Marsh

16.1
2
Tye to Silk, 2 runs

pulled towards backward square leg for a couple

end of over 168 runs
SS: 110/3CRR: 6.87 RRR: 5.25
Jordan Silk25 (24)
Johan Botha12 (12)
Ashton Agar 4-0-34-0
Jhye Richardson 3-0-18-0
15.6
1
Agar to Silk, 1 run

slower and straighter, no matter as Silk cuts to deep point for a single

15.5
1
Agar to Botha, 1 run

driven to deep cover from the crease. One more

15.4
2
Agar to Botha, 2 runs

clipped to midwicket with soft hands, calls for two, gets it

15.3
Agar to Botha, no run

sees Botha coming and fires it wide outside off, hit to point

15.2
1
Agar to Silk, 1 run

on the pads, worked to square leg

15.1
3
Agar to Botha, 3 runs

Botha gets low and executes a fine paddle sweep for three to third man. Very well played

end of over 157 runs
SS: 102/3CRR: 6.80 RRR: 5.80
Johan Botha6 (8)
Jordan Silk23 (22)
Jhye Richardson 3-0-18-0
Adam Voges 1-0-6-0
14.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Botha, 1 run

another non-existent run. Fullish around off, pushed to short cover. The bowler hares after it and misses the stumps at the batsman's end in his follow-through. Would have been out too

14.5
1
Jhye Richardson to Silk, 1 run

shovelled to short midwicket for a tough run. The fielder misses the stumps. No need for that run. Out by a distance if he hit, Turner the man

Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Johan Botha
Johan Botha
Hours of play (local time)19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.40, Second Session 20.40-21.55
Match days27 December 2016 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Michael Graham-Smith
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Simon Fry
TV Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
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Tony Wilds
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Perth Scorchers 0