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12th Match, Perth, Dec 26 2019, Big Bash League
(18.1/20 ov, target 175)126
Sixers won by 48 runs
Player Of The Match
43* (21) & 1/27
tom-curran
Cricinfo's MVP
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• Tristan Lavalette

Jackson Bird and Tom Curran prove too hot for Perth Scorchers

Sixers' purposeful pace bowling scythed through a slumping Scorchers to notch a crushing 48-run victory

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers174/7(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers126/10(18.1 overs)

7.26pm So the boxing day fixture goes Sixers' way. They've now completed the season double over Scorchers. With the ball, they rode on the momentum given by Tom Curran, who struck 24 in the twentieth over of the first innings to deflate Scorchers at the break. After the break, Scorchers lost wickets too often and failed to build any kind of momentum. The win lifts Sixers to 3rd on the points table, while Scorchers remain second last. We'll see you tomorrow with more Big Bash action. Hope you enjoyed our coverage.

Tom Curran is the Player of the Match. "Feeling good, good to get a win today," Curran says. "I tried to hit early on, but it was good to get some hits in the final over. Jackson bowled beautifully in his first game of the season. Tough schedule so far. Nice to get the win."

18.1
W
Dwarshuis to Fawad, OUT

good length, on middle, and Fawad makes room before hammering a shot down long on's throat. Sixers win by 48 runs

Fawad Ahmed c Curran b Dwarshuis 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

Dwarshuis to bowl out

end of over 1813 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 126/9CRR: 7.00 RRR: 24.50
Matthew Kelly23 (14)
Fawad Ahmed1 (1)
Sean Abbott 4-0-30-3
Tom Curran 3-0-27-1
17.6
Abbott to Kelly, no run

full, outside leg stump, and whizzes into the keeper's gloves. Abbott finishes with 3/30

17.5
Abbott to Kelly, no run

back of a length, on off, but Kelly lets it go through to the keeper

17.4
6
Abbott to Kelly, SIX runs

that's his highest BBL score! Length ball, outside off, and he uses the long handle to hammer a six between deep midwicket and long on

17.3
1
Abbott to Fawad, 1 run

full, on off. Tapped with soft hands to cover for a quick single

Fawad at No. 11

17.2
W
Abbott to Jhye Richardson, OUT

full, on leg stump. Clears his front leg to drill this over long on, but doesn't have the distance. Bird takes the catch near the boundary

Jhye Richardson c Bird b Abbott 14 (15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 93.33
17.1
6
Abbott to Jhye Richardson, SIX runs

length ball, on middle, and Richardson thumps a pulled shot over cow corner! Baseball-style six

end of over 1712 runs
PS: 113/8CRR: 6.64 RRR: 20.66
Matthew Kelly17 (11)
Jhye Richardson8 (13)
Tom Curran 3-0-27-1
Lloyd Pope 4-0-15-1
16.6
4
Tom Curran to Kelly, FOUR runs

full, on off, and drilled past the bowler to the long-on fence! Crowd enjoyed this one

16.5
Tom Curran to Kelly, no run

slower ball, full and wide. Tries to smoke it over the bowler's head, but it takes an edge before going into the keeper's gloves. On the bounce, mind you

16.4
Tom Curran to Kelly, no run

back of a length, outside off stump. Attempts a pull but can't connect

16.3
6
Tom Curran to Kelly, SIX runs

that's outta here! Full, on off, and he swings leg-side with some real good connection. Over deep midwicket for half a dozen

16.2
1
Tom Curran to Jhye Richardson, 1 run

low full toss, on leg stump. Clipped behind square but protection's present at deep backward square leg

Ron: "Tidy bowling from the Pontiff"

16.1
1
Tom Curran to Kelly, 1 run

waist-high full toss, on leg stump. Muscled to deep midwicket

end of over 166 runs
PS: 101/8CRR: 6.31 RRR: 18.50
Jhye Richardson7 (12)
Matthew Kelly6 (6)
Lloyd Pope 4-0-15-1
Ben Dwarshuis 3-0-17-1
15.6
2
Pope to Jhye Richardson, 2 runs

length ball, outside off. Cut square to deep point

15.5
Pope to Jhye Richardson, no run

full, on middle. Comes down the wicket to smack the ball leg-side, but ends up toe-ending the shot onto his body

15.4
1
Pope to Kelly, 1 run

low full toss on leg stump. He comes down the wicket and drives to long off

15.3
2
Pope to Kelly, 2 runs

length ball, outside off. Stands tall and cuts to deep point

15.2
Pope to Kelly, no run

full, outside off, and driven with the turn. Stopped by the cover fielder

15.1
1
Pope to Jhye Richardson, 1 run

good length on middle. Punched to long on

end of over 158 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 95/8CRR: 6.33 RRR: 16.00
Jhye Richardson4 (9)
Matthew Kelly3 (3)
Ben Dwarshuis 3-0-17-1
Lloyd Pope 3-0-9-1
14.6
1
Dwarshuis to Jhye Richardson, 1 run

good length, outside off. Makes room and glances it down to third man

Best performances - batters
Tom Curran portrait
TK Curran SS
43 runs (21)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
straight drive
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
095570152
Moises Henriques
MC Henriques SS
35 runs (20)
4 fours
1 six
Control70%
Productive shot
sweep shot
10 runs
1 four
1 six
1102102028
Best performances - bowlers
Chris Jordan portrait
CJ Jordan PS
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Sean Abbott portrait
SA Abbott SS
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Tom Curran
Tom Curran
Match days26 December 2019 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Greg Davidson
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John Ward
TV Umpire
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Tony Wilds
Reserve Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Perth Scorchers 0