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14th Match (N), Perth, Jan 1 2018, Big Bash League
(19.1/20 ov, target 168)170/4
Scorchers won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
83 (61)
michael-klinger
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Scorchers regain top spot with Klinger's 83

A Michael Klinger special lifted the hosts to the top of the BBL points table, after completing a six-wicket win against Sydney Sixers

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers167/4(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers170/4(19.1 overs)

9.30 pm That's all from the Big Bash League on the first day of 2018. Two exciting matches, and here's how the points table looks after today. We'll be back with more BBL tomorrow. Until then, it's Sreshth Shah signing off. Good bye!

9.25 pm What a game this has been. Sixers started their defense of 168 very well, with two early wickets. But then it was a Klinger special, assisted by Turner and then the debutant David, that takes the hosts back to first on the points table. The Scorchers keep their strong run at home intact, while the Sixers slip further. That was their fourth loss in as many games.

19.1
6
Abbott to Voges, SIX runs

It's all over! Waist-high full toss on off stump that Voges looks to slog over midwicket. Takes the top edge and flies over the bowler's head for a maximum! Perth Scorchers win by six wickets.

Saurabh: "mistakes! mistakes! from botha. He, himself, is very good bowler, can't go on more than one over. With so many bowlers in the team, what is the need of maddinson to bowl(gone for 14), even somerville was doing well, what is the need to take off him from attack?? to bowl in last phase(15-20 overs,), his last over (16the over) gone for 16 runs. Poor bowling changes. Once again, this comment is not going to publish.. still trying , might be 1000th times. "

19.1
5w
Abbott to Voges, 5 wide

unbelievable start to the final over! Full toss down the leg side and Nevill can't intercept either! That's five free runs and Scorchers now need four

Scorchers need nine to move to first. Sixers need to defend eight for their first win of the season. Abbott the man to bowl the final over.

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 159/4CRR: 8.36 RRR: 9.00
Tim David17 (10)
Adam Voges0 (0)
Daniel Sams 3-0-25-2
Sean Abbott 3-0-31-0
18.6
6
Sams to David, SIX runs

shot of the day! Full on middle as he misses the yorker length, check-drives over the bowler's head and it's off the middle of the bat. Powerfully struck, and it hits the sightscreen on the full. What an important six. Brings the target down to single digits

18.5
Sams to David, no run

play-and-a-miss! Overpitched full outside off and it's an expansive attempted slog. But misses the shot completely

Voges, the Scorchers captain, walks in. David on strike

18.4
W
Sams to Klinger, OUT

It's a big hit, but it doesn't have the distance! Holes out. Slow ball on middle and it's slogged cross-batted, the fielder at cow corner takes his time to settle under it, before completing a clean catch. A twist in the tale!

Michael Klinger c Maddinson b Sams 83 (61b 9x4 2x6) SR: 136.06

Adityan: "Although Klinger deserves the victory here, I want BBL to be more exciting... Sixers have to win here to open up the table."

18.3
1
Sams to David, 1 run

full on off stump and bunted down the ground, through to Silk at the long-off boundary

18.2
Sams to David, no run

flies over the top of off stump! Good length ball on middle and angling across the right-hander's body. Tries to slog over the leg side but misses completely. Just past the stumps

18.1
1
Sams to Klinger, 1 run

backs away and slaps this square to deep point. Full ball outside off but can't time it to perfection

Ravindu: "Maybe it is too late. But I really want to see Klinger batting for Australia in world T20 Campaign" -- Never too late when it comes to Australian cricket.

end of over 1815 runs
PS: 151/3CRR: 8.38 RRR: 8.50
Michael Klinger82 (59)
Tim David10 (6)
Sean Abbott 3-0-31-0
Ben Dwarshuis 4-0-26-1
17.6
1lb
Abbott to Klinger, 1 leg bye

full and straight on leg stump, squeezed away back towards the bowler and Klinger races off for a quick run. Keeps the strike, and that's the 15th run of the over. Expensive!

17.5
4
Abbott to Klinger, FOUR runs

Abbott's unlucky! Yorker outside leg stump and Klinger is beaten for all measure, but he manages to get his bat down in time and inside edges it past short third man. Lucky boundary, but Perth won't mind one bit

17.4
4
Abbott to Klinger, FOUR runs

back of a length outside off, drags the pull fine down the leg side, beats the man at short fine leg and that's another glorious boundary. Not a dangerous shot at all, and yet earns him two boundaries in a row

17.3
4
Abbott to Klinger, FOUR runs

backs away and muscles this over cover! Flat-batted shot over wide mid off, and thats another useful boundary. It's a length ball but too easy for the man who has already batted 55 balls

17.2
1
Abbott to David, 1 run

good length on off stump and it's been slogged over the square-leg umpire. Effort for deep midwicket to run around, but the fielder ensures it's only a single

17.1
1
Abbott to Klinger, 1 run

slower ball to start off, back of a length outside off, pokes the ball down to third man

Scorchers need 32 off the final three overs. It's neck and neck here at the WACA. Here's Sean Abbott.

end of over 177 runs
PS: 136/3CRR: 8.00 RRR: 10.66
Michael Klinger69 (54)
Tim David9 (5)
Ben Dwarshuis 4-0-26-1
William Somerville 4-0-32-0
16.6
1
Dwarshuis to Klinger, 1 run

good length on middle and off, punched off the front foot to mid off. Great over from Dwarshuis, given the state of the game

16.5
2
Dwarshuis to Klinger, 2 runs

full and wide outside off, carved off the back foot past the man at point

16.4
1
Dwarshuis to David, 1 run

full on middle stump, driven down the ground, but the bat's face turned in his hand. Straight to mid off again

16.3
Dwarshuis to David, no run

full on off stump, muscled down the ground but can't get under the ball. Straight to mid off

Saumitra: "What's going on in Klinger's life? Shed some light on it if possible in the kilff hanging match! Excuse the pun! " -- He missed the start of the BBL season because his wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

16.2
1
Dwarshuis to Klinger, 1 run

overpitched wide outside off and it's glanced fine down to third man

16.1
2
Dwarshuis to Klinger, 2 runs

full on off stump and the cover drive is smoked past the infield, work for deep point but he manages to keep it down to two

Best performances - batters
Michael Klinger
M Klinger PS
83 runs (61)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
0 four
0 six
5811911101118
Ashton Turner
AJ Turner PS
45 runs (32)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
off drive
13 runs
1 four
1 six
11005151211
Best performances - bowlers
David Willey portrait
DJ Willey PS
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Daniel Sams portrait
DR Sams SS
O
3
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
8.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
Match details
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Michael Klinger
Michael Klinger
Match days01 January 2018 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Tim David
Tim David
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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John Ward
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Trent Steenholdt
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Sydney Sixers 0