result
30th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 16 2018, Big Bash League
(15.1/20 ov)129/2
Sixers won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
player of the match
Nathan Lyon
Sydney Sixers

10.20pm What can you hope for when you've played as many as 60 dots in a T20 innings. Not much, I suppose. The Sixers lost Denly early in the chase but Maddinson and Hughes put them back on track with a flurry of boundaries. The result now means the Stars are out of contention for the knockouts. That is all we have for you from this match. Goodbye and good night for now

15.1
1
Coleman to Hughes, 1 run

back of a length and angling away outside off, skied in the air over the two chasing fielders at midwicket. That is that. The Sixers win by eight wickets

end of over 154 runs
SS: 128/2CRR: 8.53 • RRR: 0.20 • Need 1 run from 30b
Daniel Hughes48 (45)
Moises Henriques1 (1)
Evan Gulbis2-0-11-0
Jackson Coleman2-0-13-1
14.6
1
Gulbis to Hughes, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, driven through the line to mid-off hanging back

14.5
Gulbis to Hughes, no run

back of a length, pitches outside leg and skids off the pitch to hit the thigh

14.4
Gulbis to Hughes, no run

Hughes leans back and punches a back of a length ball to the covers

14.3
Gulbis to Hughes, no run

bouncer, angling away, beats the hook

14.2
2
Gulbis to Hughes, 2 runs

overpitched and outside off, cover-driven in the gap. Sixers need two more for the win

14.1
1
Gulbis to Henriques, 1 run

fuller and tailing in to take the inside edge and roll away to square leg

end of over 145 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 124/2CRR: 8.85 • RRR: 0.83 • Need 5 runs from 36b
Daniel Hughes45 (40)
Moises Henriques0 (0)
Jackson Coleman2-0-13-1
Evan Gulbis1-0-7-0
13.6
Coleman to Hughes, no run

full and angling in, inside edged to midwicket off the front foot

13.6
1w
Coleman to Hughes, 1 wide

leg-side wide, re-set the radar, Coleman

13.5
2
Coleman to Hughes, 2 runs

punched on the up to sweeper cover

13.4
Coleman to Hughes, no run

Coleman slips in a slower ball outside off, the batsman is early into a leg-side slog, appeal for caught behind. Replays suggest the ball lobbed off the thigh to the keeper. Or bat, thigh, and then through to the keeper? Not too sure

13.3
Coleman to Hughes, no run

good length and slanting in on middle, blocked to the leg side

13.2
W
Coleman to Maddinson, OUT

Ben Dunk runs across to his left from mid-on, and completes a cracking catch. He tumbled onto the ground but still hung onto the catch. This was banged in short and outside off, Maddinson can't get on top of the bounce. He flat-bats a pull in the air and holes out

Nic Maddinson c Dunk b Coleman 62 (31b 6x4 5x6) SR: 200
13.1
1
Coleman to Hughes, 1 run

full and straight, tapped down the ground for one

13.1
1w
Coleman to Hughes, 1 wide

full and sliding down the leg side for a wide

end of over 137 runs
SS: 119/1CRR: 9.15 • RRR: 1.43 • Need 10 runs from 42b
Daniel Hughes42 (35)
Nic Maddinson62 (30)
Evan Gulbis1-0-7-0
Daniel Fallins2-0-25-0
12.6
1
Gulbis to Hughes, 1 run

driven through the line to backward point, where Maxwell makes a diving stop to his right

12.5
1
Gulbis to Maddinson, 1 run

full and angling away outside off, stabbed against the angle to mid-on

12.4
Gulbis to Maddinson, no run

slower ball outside off, goes under the swing of the batsman

12.3
Gulbis to Maddinson, no run

back of a length and slanting away outside off, Maddinson has a mighty whoosh at it and only collects fresh air

Anwar: "With depleted squads at perth and Adelaide, Lynn injured. The sixers are playing well now. Is there any chance they can qualify for top 4?? Stars seems to have no chance of qualifying even if there is a mathematical possibility. "

12.2
4
Gulbis to Maddinson, FOUR runs

full on the pads, pumped over midwicket for a boundary

12.1
1
Gulbis to Hughes, 1 run

hip-high short ball on middle and leg, swatted away to deep square