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Qualifier, Melbourne, Jan 31 2020, Big Bash League
(18/20 ov, target 143)99
Sixers won by 43 runs
Player Of The Match
2/22 & 2 catches
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Sydney Sixers storm into home BBL final as Melbourne Stars fold for 99

Having been held to 142, the Sixers produced an outstanding bowling display as the Stars' late-season form slump continued

Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers142/7(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars99/10(18 overs)
end of over 185 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 99/10CRR: 5.50 RRR: 22.00
Clint Hinchliffe25 (25)
Sean Abbott 4-0-23-3
Ben Dwarshuis 3-0-17-1

The Sixers win by 43 runs and will host the BBL final! The Stars are all out for 99. That is a the Stars lowest score in their history surpassing the previous worst score of 115 that came against the Heat in their last game. What a disaster for the Stars. They will now host the winner of the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder on Thursday. The Sixers host the BBL final on Saturday next week. Josh Hazlewood: "Pretty much the perfect bowling performance. We did a lot of things right and we can improve on a couple of things for next week."

Steve O'Keefe is Player of the Match for his 2 for 22 from four including the key wicket of Maxwell.

The Stars need to regroup quickly. Thanks for your company on a hectic night of cricket. Join us tomorrow from Adelaide as the Strikers host the Thunder in the Knockout.

17.6
W
Abbott to Haris Rauf, OUT

Plumb lbw! That finishes it! A superb slower ball! A brilliant slower ball yorker on that drops on Rauf and pins him on the toe infront of middle.

Haris Rauf lbw b Abbott 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.5
W
Abbott to Worrall, 1 run, OUT

Worrall run out trying for two! He angled this to third man and took on Hazlewood for two, the big quick fired a superb return over the bails and he was caught well short.

Daniel Worrall run out (Hazlewood/†Philippe) 5 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.4
1
Abbott to Hinchliffe, 1 run

shorter length, he gets inside the line and pulls to fine leg

17.3
1
Abbott to Worrall, 1 run

126kph, length ball, he tries to heave and gets it off the toe to mid off, he's slow to move and Henriques fires and he would have been out!

17.2
Abbott to Worrall, no run

good length, on off, he stays leg side but he's beaten

17.1
2
Abbott to Worrall, 2 runs

shorter length, he's back and guiding this past backward point for a couple

end of over 174 runs
MS: 94/8CRR: 5.52 RRR: 16.33
Clint Hinchliffe24 (24)
Daniel Worrall1 (1)
Ben Dwarshuis 3-0-17-1
Sean Abbott 3-0-18-2

Cam: "Sixers could forfeit this game and the Stars would still find a way to lose it."

16.6
4
Dwarshuis to Hinchliffe, FOUR runs

length slower ball, 114kph, he backs away and hammers this to the gap at deep midwicket! Good strike

16.5
Dwarshuis to Hinchliffe, no run

132kph, back of a length, he backs away and thumps this back to the bowler

16.4
Dwarshuis to Hinchliffe, no run

127kph, good length, top of off, he backs away and slaps this to cover

16.3
Dwarshuis to Hinchliffe, no run

low full toss angled into leg, takes him on the pad and it rolls away

16.2
Dwarshuis to Hinchliffe, no run

good length outside off, he mistimes a push to cover

16.1
Dwarshuis to Hinchliffe, no run

good length, he's back and angling this to short fine

end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 90/8CRR: 5.62 RRR: 13.25
Clint Hinchliffe20 (18)
Daniel Worrall1 (1)
Sean Abbott 3-0-18-2
Steve O'Keefe 4-0-22-2

dez: "Fully agree with Dipen. I would hardly call the knock he played in the Melbourne derby a difficult situation - 13 overs left, run rate under control and playing the holders of the wooden spoon." 115 needed off 79 and his partner only contributed 31? Tough school Dez? His T20I hundreds in 2018 and 2019 in chases against England and India long forgotten too it seems

15.6
1
Abbott to Hinchliffe, 1 run

shorter length, he's back and pulling hard to deep midwicket

15.5
4
Abbott to Hinchliffe, FOUR runs

length ball, he backs away and hammers this hard straight of long on! Great strike

15.4
Abbott to Hinchliffe, no run

118kph, slower ball, he's back and pushing this to backward point

15.3
1
Abbott to Worrall, 1 run

shorter length outside off, he's back and running this to third man

15.2
1
Abbott to Hinchliffe, 1 run

122kph, slower ball angled across, he runs this off the open blade to third man

15.1
W
Abbott to Zampa, OUT

caught by Smith running in from mid on! Back of a length ball outside off, he tried to stand up and loft over long on, he miscues off the top edge and it balloons back towards to bowler but just over his head, Smith charges in and calls Abbott out but he need to dive to take the catch

Adam Zampa c Smith b Abbott 9 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
end of over 159 runs
MS: 83/7CRR: 5.53 RRR: 12.00
Adam Zampa9 (8)
Clint Hinchliffe14 (14)
Steve O'Keefe 4-0-22-2
Nathan Lyon 4-0-22-1
14.6
1
O'Keefe to Zampa, 1 run

tossed up outside off, he charges out and square drives to deep point

14.5
1
O'Keefe to Hinchliffe, 1 run

fired outside off, he runs a late cut to short third man

Best performances - batters
Josh Philippe portrait
JR Philippe SS
34 runs (28)
4 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Jordan Silk player portrait
JC Silk SS
25 runs (21)
0 four
0 six
Control67%
Productive shot
pull
8 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Adam Zampa
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4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Sean Abbott portrait
SA Abbott SS
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Steve O'Keefe
Steve O'Keefe
Series resultSydney Sixers advanced
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 days31 January 2020 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Michael Graham-Smith
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
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