45th Match (D/N), Sydney, Jan 20 2020, Big Bash League
(14/14 ov)143/4
(14/14 ov, target 147)125/5
Sixers won by 21 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
72 (31) & 2 catches
end of over 145 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 125/5CRR: 8.92 
Jonathan Merlo2 (1)
Seb Gotch3 (3)
Tom Curran 3-0-23-2
Ben Dwarshuis 3-1-20-2

The Sixers knock off the ladder leaders by 21 runs under DLS. Moises Henriques was Player of the Match for a phenomenal innings, some excellent catching and captaincy as well. The partnership between Vince and Henriques was the difference. The Stars dearly missed Coulter-Nile, Rauf and Zampa. These two sides may well meet again in the finals. The Sixers have officially qualified for the finals with that win.

The second game of the double header today has started in Perth between Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Thunder.

Thanks for your company in Sydney.

Tom Curran to Merlo, 2 runs

slower ball on leg, he whips his deep midwicket and they get two

Tom Curran to Gotch, 1 run

134kph, full on middle, he backs away and hammers this to cover but picks out the man

Matthew: "Who was it that said Curran wasn't looking flash earlier? Good way to respond!"

Arto: "9 dot balls (half his deliveries)for Dwarshuis!! That's some comeback from him vs the team that smashed him a few games ago!!!"

Tom Curran to Gotch, 2 runs

length ball, 127kph, he swings hard to the gap at deep midwicket for two

Fizz: "You can't have the Big Show everytime... the bowling let them down "

Tom Curran to Gotch, no run

short slower ball, he backs away and mistimes it back to the bowler

Curran on a hat-trick

Tom Curran to Maxwell, OUT

caught at long on! That's the game! 113kph, short slower ball, he stood up to try and pull it over wide long on but didn't get any of it, Henriques runs in and takes the catch easily

Glenn Maxwell c Henriques b Curran 12 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.3

Maxwell needs to go nuts

Tom Curran to Larkin, OUT

caught at cover! It was a slower ball outside off, he cleared the front leg and slices this off the top edge to cover and Hughes takes a simple catch. They crossed at least

Nick Larkin c Hughes b Curran 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

Curran has 26 to play with

end of over 1310 runs
MS: 120/3CRR: 9.23 RRR: 28.00
Glenn Maxwell12 (12)
Nick Larkin3 (2)
Ben Dwarshuis 3-1-20-2
Nathan Lyon 3-0-28-1
Dwarshuis to Maxwell, no run

full wide yorker, Maxwell can't make contact and it's not a wide! Could have been called. Tight one

Dwarshuis to Maxwell, FOUR runs

full and wide, he opens the face and slices this magically over backward point! The skill level in that shot defies belief! He was front on and still got it over point

Dwarshuis to Maxwell, 2 runs

Vince saves six at deep cover! A ridiculous shot from Maxwell to slice this off the back foot over deep cover, Vince on the rope jumped up and knocked it back in to save four runs! He couldn't catch it and he just had to paddle it down but he did so well

Maxwell gets a new weapon

Dwarshuis to Larkin, 1 run

wide slower ball, he craves this flat but straight to deep cover

The Phantom: "That catch by Henriques was even better when you consider the horrific injury he endured a few years back in a similar situation that ended in a nasty collision"

Dwarshuis to Larkin, 2 runs

full wide slower ball, he lofts this up and over cover but there is protection prevent four

Maxwell wants a new bat

Dwarshuis to Maxwell, 1 run

full yorker outside off, he squeezes this away to midwicket

Dwarshuis around the wicket. Curran will bowl the last