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Final, Sydney, Feb 8 2020, Big Bash League
(12/12 ov)116/5
(12/12 ov, target 117)97/6
Sixers won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
52 (29)
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• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Josh Philippe fires Sydney Sixers to second BBL title in rain-hit encounter

The hosts completed a handsome 19-run win as the Stars' wait for the crown continued

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers116/5(12 overs)
Melbourne Stars97/6(12 overs)
end of over 129 runs
MS: 97/6CRR: 8.08 
Nick Larkin38 (26)
Nathan Coulter-Nile19 (8)
Ben Dwarshuis 2-0-14-0
Josh Hazlewood 3-0-18-1

Sydney Sixers are BBL 09 champions. The rain held off long enough so that they could earn the title. The second title in franchise history. The Stars come up short for the third time in a final. That concludes our BBL coverage this year. Thank you for being a part of it. On behalf of the team, it's goodbye from the SCG.

Presentation Player of the Final is Josh Philippe: "It's amazing. To think a couple of years ago I never thought I'd be here."

Stars captain Glenn Maxwell: "Extremely proud. The boys had a great year. To finish on top of the ladder after the home and away season was a great effort. Unfortunately we let ourselves down tonight but they can be proud. Two finals in a row. We've been extremely consistent. Onwards and upwards to next year. Congratulations to the Sixers and Moises who led superbly."

Sixers captain Moises Henriques: "It is much better to get out there and do some work to win the trophy. Well done to the ground staff. Thanks to the fans for turning out with the forecast. Congratulations to the Stars on a great season."

Sydney Sixers win BBL 09! It's their second BBL title. They win by 19 runs! Another brilliant performance from the Sixers with the ball. It's the third time they have beaten the Stars in four meetings this year including twice in the finals. They deserve the title. Josh Hazlewood was outstanding with the ball along with Lyon and O'Keefe after Josh Philippe set the game up with a brilliant half-century.

Vivek: "J Silk need to get as much credit as others, he steadied the other end and scored few boundaries to ease the pressure on Philip."

Sajid: "Sydney Sixers the deserving winners. Only disappointment is the absence of Tom Curran in this line-up who turned many matches for them single-handedly. "

11.6
Dwarshuis to Larkin, no run

he misses again trying to flay over cover

Brad: "The stars lost last year's final by 13 runs, now this. It will continue to be a mental hurdle until they eventually win one"

11.5
Dwarshuis to Larkin, no run

length ball, he tries to launch again but misses

11.4
6
Dwarshuis to Larkin, SIX runs

carved over cover-point into the crowd! Length ball wide of off, he thumps this with a helicopter type shot over deep cover-point

11.3
Dwarshuis to Larkin, no run

back of a length pushed wide of off, he tries to cut but misses

A roar from the home crowd. They know they've got it

11.2
1
Dwarshuis to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

low full toss, he miscues behind square to the sweeper

Abid : "One of the batsman needs to do Braithwaite here. "

11.1
2
Dwarshuis to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs

full outside off, he drives hard wide of long off for two

29 off 6. Dwarshuis to finish

end of over 1112 runs
MS: 88/6CRR: 8.00 RRR: 30.00
Nick Larkin32 (22)
Nathan Coulter-Nile16 (6)
Josh Hazlewood 3-0-18-1
Sean Abbott 2-0-19-0
10.6
2
Hazlewood to Larkin, 2 runs

shorter length, he pulls this in the air behind square and Silk does an amazing job diving on the rope to knock it back in. Sensational fielding

10.5
Hazlewood to Larkin, no run

shorter length, outside off, he tries to uppercut but misses. He's furious

10.4
4
Hazlewood to Larkin, FOUR runs

full outside off, he carves another square drive past point! Amazing hands to find the gap with power

Amna: "After the dismissal of Gotch, 22 runs are scored on 7 balls. Why haven't they sent Coulter-Nile earlier?"

10.3
Hazlewood to Larkin, no run

slower ball wide of off, 134kph, he tries to loft over cover but misses

10.2
4
Hazlewood to Larkin, FOUR runs

full on middle, he clears the front leg and slices this brilliantly backward of point! Did well to get that in the gap from middle stump

10.1
2
Hazlewood to Larkin, 2 runs

low full toss on leg, 140kph, he clips this forward of square to the gap for two

Josh Hazlewood

end of over 1016 runs
MS: 76/6CRR: 7.60 RRR: 21.00
Nathan Coulter-Nile16 (6)
Nick Larkin20 (16)
Sean Abbott 2-0-19-0
Steve O'Keefe 3-0-27-2
9.6
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, no run

shorter length, slower ball, he swings hard and misses

9.5
4
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, FOUR runs

top edge over the keeper's head! A bouncer, wide of off, he swings hard and gets a top edge that flies high and safe and to the rope

Brad: "Phillipe should get as much credit as anyone as he has top scored in both finals when the team needed someone to bat through and post a score that the bowlers could easily defend"

9.4
6
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, SIX runs

pulled over deep midwicket into the Members! Short slower ball, it sat up, he rocked back and thumped it a long way back

9.3
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs

shorter slower ball, he stands tall and flat bats this down the ground but doesn't time it well enough to reach long off on the field

9.2
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs

back of a length wide of off, he swings hard and gets a thick inside edge that just runs past off stump, he gets two more

9.1
2
Abbott to Coulter-Nile, 2 runs

good length, outside off, he drills this in the air past Abbott straight of mid off for two

end of over 911 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 60/6CRR: 6.66 RRR: 19.33
Nick Larkin20 (16)
Nathan Coulter-Nile0 (0)
Steve O'Keefe 3-0-27-2
Ben Dwarshuis 1-0-5-0

Joe: "Dunk was one of the top batters in the Mzansi Super League this season batting up the order, but for some reason the Stars have batted him down the order when they have Maddinson (who averages about 10 for them over the last few seasons) opening"

8.6
6
O'Keefe to Larkin, SIX runs

short ball, he pulls powerfully over deep square! Good strike this. Darted in short and he got back quickly and nailed it

Gaurav: Stars have not lost batting first in 5 occasions this tournament. Stars openers have 9 fifty + scores ( Stoinis has 7) and have scored 1007 runs . Stoinis has obviously dominated with 695 runs. Only 1 fifty in a lost game and that was against Sixers at Sydney in the league stage.

8.5
W
O'Keefe to Gotch, OUT

holes out to deep midwicket! It was tossed up in outside off, he tries to slog sweep against the turn but doesn't get enough of it and picks out Abbott on the rope

Seb Gotch c Abbott b O'Keefe 8 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.88
Best performances - batters
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JR Philippe SS
52 runs (29)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control59%
Productive shot
slog shot
14 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Nick Larkin
NCR Larkin MS
38 runs (26)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
square drive
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Adam Zampa
A Zampa MS
O
3
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell MS
O
2
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe
Series resultSydney Sixers won the 2019/20 Big Bash League
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 days8 February 2020 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
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