RESULT
Qualifier (N), Canberra, January 30, 2021, Big Bash League
(17/20 ov, T:168) 168/1

Sixers won by 9 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

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Perth Scorchers 167/6(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers 168/1(17 overs)

10.24pm It's a clinical win for the Sixers, what a season they're having. Vince gets a lot of handshakes and taps on the back from opposition and his team-mates. It's now confirmed that the Sydney Sixers will host the final at the SCG. The Sixers players come out on the field and thank the crowd, they've been on the road this season and will be happy to head to the SCG for the final.

They dominated most parts of the game tonight, right from the first few overs to the entire chase in which Philippe and Vince took on the bowlers from the very first overs. Richardson and Behrendorff leaked runs early which meant the Scorchers didn't have many options to fall back on. It was only the clean hitting of Inglis that gave the Scorchers some hope when they batted, otherwise they had a pretty underwhelming day, including some sloppy fielding. But they have another chance, they'll take on the winner of Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder in the Challenger on February 4 at the Optus Stadium. And the Sixers now have a week's break before they play the final. That's all from me, Vishal Dikshit, today. Do tune in again for the match tomorrow, between Heat and Thunder on the same ground at the same time. Goodbye and good luck!

James Vince: We weren't quite sure of the conditions early in the chase. We got a good first over with the bat, a few boundaries. I love batting with him (Philippe), he gets the pressure off me. Ya, two more would have been nice but it's nice to go unbeaten. Only he will know (if the wide was intentional from Tye). A hundred would have been nice but happy to be there and in the grand final. It's amazing for us to get back to SCG after being on the road for so long. We've had some games that were straightforward and some were tight to get over the line.

Prasu: "SS reminding me of TKR in cpl, much stronger in the league than any of their opponents "

Andrew Palmer: ""Big cheer from the crowd". Can you remind us in the UK what a "crowd" is again?" It's something like people sitting in their own houses and watching the TV

17.1
1w
Tye to Vince, 1 wide

oh, that's a bouncer down the leg side for a wide! The umpires wait for a few seconds and it's obviously a wide, it's that far down the leg side. Vince looks back at Tye immediately after it goes past him and gives him a blank stare, probably wondering why he did that. At the end, the Sixers are in the final for the second season in a row

Where will he go for the boundary? Tye runs in

end of over 179 runs
SS: 167/1CRR: 9.82 RRR: 0.33
Daniel Hughes21 (21)
James Vince98 (53)
Jhye Richardson 4-0-36-0
Liam Livingstone 2-0-16-1
16.6
Jhye Richardson to Hughes, no run

rising short ball jut outside off, and Hughes drops his hands to let this go outside off. Big cheer from the crowd

16.5
Jhye Richardson to Hughes, no run

he's going for the dots - low full toss on off, and he gently taps it to cover

16.4
Jhye Richardson to Hughes, no run

right in the block hole, Hughes blocks it out

Three dots if Vince wants a century

16.3
4
Jhye Richardson to Hughes, FOUR runs

short and pulled for four! Rising short ball from Richardson, Hughes hooks and sends that crashing between fine leg and deep square leg

16.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Vince, 1 run

little too full again, and driven straight to cover this time

16.1
4
Jhye Richardson to Vince, FOUR runs

that's been drilled down the ground over the bowler's head for four! Too full on off stump and smacked back by Vince

10 to win, seven for Vince's century. And the Power Surge is taken. Richardson comes back

end of over 167 runs
SS: 158/1CRR: 9.87 RRR: 2.50
Daniel Hughes17 (17)
James Vince93 (51)
Liam Livingstone 2-0-16-1
Andrew Tye 3-0-30-0
15.6
2
Livingstone to Hughes, 2 runs

comes down to take it on the full and drives it uppishly past cover in the gap, before Tye cuts it off in the deep

15.5
1
Livingstone to Vince, 1 run

nearly in the block hole around off, Vince drives it down to the left of long off for one more

15.4
1
Livingstone to Hughes, 1 run

too full on off, driven down to long off easily

15.3
1
Livingstone to Vince, 1 run

too short with a hint of turn around middle and leg, worked to deep midwicket for one

15.2
1
Livingstone to Hughes, 1 run

length ball on middle, Hughes makes room on leg to drive and gets a thick inside edge to leg for a quick single

15.1
1
Livingstone to Vince, 1 run

goes back in the crease and tucks it to leg for one

17 left now, Vince on strike on 90

end of over 1512 runs
SS: 151/1CRR: 10.06 RRR: 3.40
Daniel Hughes13 (14)
James Vince90 (48)
Andrew Tye 3-0-30-0
Fawad Ahmed 3-0-27-0
14.6
Tye to Hughes, no run

short and rising ball outside off, Hughes goes for the upper cut and misses

14.5
1
Tye to Vince, 1 run

full toss on the pads, flicked to square leg for one

14.4
2
Tye to Vince, 2 runs

slapped off the back foot this time, it's gone to Livingstone again at deep cover and this time he does well to tumble to his right and keep it to two

14.3
4
Tye to Vince, FOUR runs

through deep cover yet again! Vince slashes at the back of length ball off the back foot, Livingstone goes to his right and gets to the ball but that's gone through him! Sloppy

14.2
4
Tye to Vince, FOUR runs

120kmh, slow and full, Vince has no problem in driving that straight and high down the ground with the mid off in the circle

14.1
1
Tye to Hughes, 1 run

outside off, Hughes drives that uppishly to deep extra cover

Just 29 more

end of over 147 runs
SS: 139/1CRR: 9.92 RRR: 4.83
James Vince79 (44)
Daniel Hughes12 (12)
Fawad Ahmed 3-0-27-0
Jhye Richardson 3-0-27-0
13.6
Fawad to Vince, no run

pretty straight outside off, he slices it straight to short third man

Best performances - batters
JM Vince
JM Vince SS
98 runs (53)
14 fours1 six
Control
87%
Productive shot
pull
25 runs
5 fours0 six
122101317121319
JP Inglis
JP Inglis PS
69 runs (41)
5 fours2 sixes
Control
84%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
0 four1 six
12712570917
Best performances - bowlers
BJ Dwarshuis
BJ Dwarshuis SS
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
10
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
SNJ O'Keefe
SNJ O'Keefe SS
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
1
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to bat first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Sixers
James Vince
Match days30 January 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Paul Wilson
Australia
Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
Australia
Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
Australia
Bob Stratford
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