30th Match (D/N), Perth, January 06, 2021, Big Bash League
(16.4/20 ov, T:184) 97

Scorchers won by 86 runs

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Second-worst loss by Sixers in BBL history. That's all from us today. Come back tomorrow for a BBL doubleheader. Take care!

Mitchell Marsh is the Man of the Match: "It's great a time to be in Perth!"

7.18 pm Melbourne Renegades have made a habit of being bowled out for under 100 this season to dig themselves a hole at the bottom of the table, but who would have thought the Big Bash table-leading Sydney Sixers would get demolished for a double-digit score tonight? Scorchers were merciless in this contest. Mitchell Marsh was mighty impressive with both bat and ball. Richardson and Tye with a tidy batch of wickets and Roy with some sharp catching in the field. Superb contributions all over from Perth. Sixers were quite competitive the first 10 overs of the match and Lloyd Pope dented the Scorchers after coming on as the X-Factor swap midway through first innings but Marsh sparked Scorchers in the 16th over calling for the Power Surge to kickstart the Scorchers end of innings rally that they carried into the chase.

Tye to Pope, OUT

Tye claims it himself to round off a four-wicket haul and clinch the match. Fullish length on the stumps, Pope backs away to heave over mid-on but skies it straight over the pitch. Mid-on, midwicket, the keeper all could have come in to pouch it but Tye calls them all off the pocket this adjacent to the pitch.

Lloyd Pope c & b Tye 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Tye to Bird, 1 run

yorker on middle, flicked out behind square.

Tye to Bird, no run

back of a length on fourth stump, beaten.

Tye to Bird, FOUR runs

length ball on fourth stump, Bird crushes this through the gap at mid-off and extra cover. A few of their top order players may want to pay attention to that shot.

end of over 161 run • 1 wicket
SS: 92/9CRR: 5.75 RRR: 23.00
Lloyd Pope0 (3b)
Jackson Bird7 (8b)
Jhye Richardson 4-0-15-3
Andrew Tye 3-0-15-3
Jhye Richardson to Pope, no run

another yorker follows Pope backing away from leg stump, somehow this just misses the leg stump after Pope waves through it.

Around the stumps for the last ball.

Jhye Richardson to Pope, no run

back of a length ball on off stump, Pope ducks under this and it just barely clears him.

Jhye Richardson to Pope, no run

another yorker on middle, Pope is able to jam this out at 132 kph.

Jhye Richardson to Ball, OUT

yorker yorker yorker! Another one bites the dust to a pitched up delivery. Hopeless footwork, just waves the bat at this in vain as middle stump is split backward. Scorchers bowlers are ruthless tonight.

Jake Ball b Richardson 4 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
Jhye Richardson to Bird, 1 run

good length ball tapped through the ring.

Jhye Richardson to Bird, no run

back of a length on fourth stump, defended to cover.

end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 91/8CRR: 6.06 RRR: 18.60
Jake Ball4 (5b 1x4)
Jackson Bird6 (6b)
Andrew Tye 3-0-15-3
Aaron Hardie 2-0-17-0
Tye to Ball, no run

another attempted yorker is a shin high full toss on middle, jammed out to midwicket.

Tye to Ball, no run

bouncer over middle, goes to pull and is beaten.

Tye to Ball, FOUR runs

thigh high full toss on fourth stump, Ball pokes at this tentatively but with an open face and gets a thick edge past the keeper.

Tye to Ball, no run

good length ball on off, defended.

Tye to Ball, no run

another yorker on middle, Ball is able to stab this one out.

Tye to O'Keefe, OUT

power outage! Tye yorks O'Keefe first ball. Picture perfect delivery that O'Keefe couldn't jam out. Middle stump knocked back.

Steve O'Keefe b Tye 16 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Power Surge called for with 97 off 36 to win, just a cool 16.17 per over. Tye to bowl the first over in the sequence.

end of over 148 runs
SS: 87/7CRR: 6.21 RRR: 16.16
Jackson Bird6 (6b)
Steve O'Keefe16 (13b 2x4)
Aaron Hardie 2-0-17-0
Fawad Ahmed 3-0-17-1
Hardie to Bird, 2 runs

good length ball, goes back to flick into midwicket. First run is completed easy, second one is a bit dicey coming back but they make it in the end.

Hardie to O'Keefe, 1 run

back of a length on the legs, flicked to deep fine leg.

Hardie to Bird, 1 run

length ball on fifth stump, skies a pull that falls into no man's land in vacant midwicket. Mid-on ran forward but couldn't get there.

Hardie to O'Keefe, 1 run

good length ball follows O'Keefe backing away from leg and flicks in the air behind square.

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