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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
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Moises Henriques' 31-ball 72 ends Melbourne Stars' unbeaten run

The Stars rested two of their leading pace bowlers and Glenn Maxwell held himself back until it was almost gone

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers143/4(14 overs)
Melbourne Stars125/5(14 overs)
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.

13.6
2
Tom Curran to Merlo, 2 runs

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

13.5
1
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!!!"

13.4
2
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 "

13.3
Tom Curran to Gotch, no run

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

Curran on a hat-trick

13.2
W
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

13.1
W
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
12.6
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

12.5
4
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

12.4
2
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

12.3
1
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"

12.2
2
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

12.1
1
Dwarshuis to Maxwell, 1 run

full yorker outside off, he squeezes this away to midwicket

Dwarshuis around the wicket. Curran will bowl the last

end of over 1217 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 110/3CRR: 9.16 RRR: 19.00
Glenn Maxwell5 (8)
Nick Larkin0 (0)
Nathan Lyon 3-0-28-1
Tom Curran 2-0-18-0

Alex: "Test Match bowling by Lyon, gets hit for a couple of sixes, then gets the wicket as the batsman has his eyes get big."

11.6
1lb
Lyon to Maxwell, 1 leg bye

another attempted switch hit, he's hit on the back thigh and it rolls away for a leg bye

Jose Cyriac: "Mike Hussey scored 53 runs from last 3 overs in that famous T20 world cup semi final, nothing is impossible with Big Show still out there "

11.5
Lyon to Maxwell, no run

attempted reverse sweep but he's hit well outside the line

They crossed. Maxwell on strike

11.4
W
Lyon to Stoinis, OUT

monstrous sky ball caught brilliantly by Henriques running back from midwicket! He tossed up bravely but it was a touch shorter, Stoinis tried to go again but got under it and hit it miles into the night sky, three men converged but Henriques running back with a cool head took the catch easily. That was not as simple as he made it look

Marcus Stoinis c Henriques b Lyon 62 (37b 3x4 4x6) SR: 167.56
11.3
6
Lyon to Stoinis, SIX runs

And again! Even bigger! Fuller and quicker in the slot and he used the pace and launched this high and long over long on into the stands

11.2
6
Lyon to Stoinis, SIX runs

flatter on off, he swings this down the ground and it clears long on! He didn't get it but he hit it hard enough to carry the rope

11.1
4
Lyon to Stoinis, FOUR runs

full outside off, he backs away and drills a drive through cover to the short boundary! 50 up for Stoinis off 34 balls.

Lyon again

end of over 114 runs
MS: 93/2CRR: 8.45 RRR: 18.33
Marcus Stoinis46 (33)
Glenn Maxwell5 (6)
Tom Curran 2-0-18-0
Ben Dwarshuis 2-1-10-2

Arjun: "Brilliant over from Curran under the circumstances. But I still fancy the Stars as long as Maxwell is still in there!"

10.6
1
Tom Curran to Stoinis, 1 run

slower ball outside off, he swings hard but miscues this towards deep midwicket but short of the man in the deep

The Sixers were also 2 for 91 after 10.4

10.5
1
Tom Curran to Maxwell, 1 run

full on off, yorker, he digs it out off the inside edge to short fine

Best performances - batters
Moises Henriques
MC Henriques SS
72 runs (31)
2 fours
8 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
pull
25 runs
0 four
4 sixes
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Marcus Stoinis portrait
MP Stoinis MS
62 runs (37)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
straight drive
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
1084117178
Best performances - bowlers
Ben Dwarshuis
BJ Dwarshuis SS
O
3
M
1
R
20
W
2
ECO
6.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Tom Curran portrait
TK Curran SS
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
7.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Moises Henriques
Moises Henriques
Match days20 January 2020 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
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Claire Polosak
Reserve Umpire
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Roberto Howard
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Melbourne Stars 0