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6th Match (N), Hobart, Dec 13 2020, Big Bash League
(10.4/20 ov, target 206)60
Sixers won by 145 runs
player of the match
Josh Philippe
Sydney Sixers
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• Andrew McGlashan

Josh Philippe shines with 95 before Melbourne Renegades' embarrassing collapse

The Renegades folded for 60 after the defending champions had taken 130 off their last 10 overs

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers205/4(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades60/10(10.4 overs)

Josh Philippe is Player of the Match: "It was nice to make some runs but it was a wonderful team effort, I did a lot of work with Simon Katich at RCB, and Finch, De Villiers, Kohli, I pretty much chewed their ears off about batting. Great to get the tournament off to a good start."

He is leading the Golden Cap standings too, not a bad night's work. That wraps things up for tonight. Gnasher is hacking out his report as we speak. But plenty more cricket to come today, not least the Lanka Premier League semi-final in Hambantota. See you then!

9.42pm Well... what a thumping. Set up by the Sixers' batting, with Philippe and Silk in glorious free-flowing form, and sealed by the bowlers, with Dwarshuis leading the line with a remarkable haul of 4 for 13. He was backed up by some exceptional catching, and aided by some questionable shot selection. It's back to the drawing board for Renegades, after their own thumping win over Scorchers on Saturday.

They did at least sneak past their lowest total in BBL history - 57 against the Stars in 2015, but the margin of defeat is a new record, and by some distance!

10.4
W
Dwarshuis to Kane Richardson, OUT

round the wicket, t-i-m-b-e-r! All out for 60! That is an absolute massacre, and the Champions are properly up and running in this year's BBL after their false start on the opening night.

Kane Richardson b Dwarshuis 13 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 130
10.3
Dwarshuis to Kane Richardson, no run

full length outside off, passes the bat on the full as Richardson misses out

10.2
6
Dwarshuis to Kane Richardson, SIX runs

absolutely Kane-ed into the stands! On a good length, right in the arc for a carefree tailender to give it a bit of yeetage!

10.1
1
Dwarshuis to Holland, 1 run

right up to the blockhole, open-faced push to backward point

end of over 107 runs
MR: 53/9CRR: 5.30 RRR: 15.30 • Need 153 from 60b
Kane Richardson7 (7)
Jon Holland4 (4)
Carlos Brathwaite2-0-12-2
Steve O'Keefe3-0-16-3

The Bash Boost, in case you were still counting, belongs to Sydney!

9.6
Brathwaite to Kane Richardson, no run

a swish and a miss! Through the swipe like a dose of the pox. Misses leg stump by a whisker.

9.5
2
Brathwaite to Kane Richardson, 2 runs

slapped through the line, over the bowler's head and into space at long-off

9.4
2
Brathwaite to Kane Richardson, 2 runs

biffed around the corner, hitting Brathwaite off his length to no great effect, but finds enough of a gap to come back for two

9.3
1
Brathwaite to Holland, 1 run

tantalising tonking from the tail, every ball is plugging just short of the fielders now. This time it's third man on an uppercut

9.2
1
Brathwaite to Kane Richardson, 1 run

panned out to midwicket, one bounce to the boundary rider

9.1
1
Brathwaite to Holland, 1 run

slogged to the leg side, right underneath the shot, but Brathwaite has too much ground to gallop in his followthrough

end of over 93 runs • 2 wickets
MR: 46/9CRR: 5.11 RRR: 14.55 • Need 160 from 66b
Jon Holland2 (2)
Kane Richardson2 (3)
Steve O'Keefe3-0-16-3
Carlos Brathwaite1-0-5-2
8.6
1
O'Keefe to Holland, 1 run

cuffed to long-on. Gosh, this is quite the non-event

8.5
1
O'Keefe to Kane Richardson, 1 run

better contact on the club to leg as deep midwicket gathers

8.4
1
O'Keefe to Holland, 1 run

cuffed into the deep .... surely not.... no. Falls short, a mishit fortunately

8.3
W
O'Keefe to Hatzoglou, OUT

stand and slog, under-edge into the leg stump! Hatzoglou gallops to the pitch, doesn't get there, and miscues his mow, down into the crease. Ping go the zing bails for the umpteenth time. This is abject!

Peter Hatzoglou b O'Keefe 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
8.2
O'Keefe to Hatzoglou, no run

a bottom-handed thump to the off side

8.1
W
O'Keefe to Lalor, OUT

what is going orf out there! That's a total non-event of a dismissal. A wide full toss, too wide to reach with any conviction, so there is indeed no conviction in a lobbed poke to point! End this farce now!

Josh Lalor c Sandhu b O'Keefe 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 85 runs • 2 wickets
MR: 43/7CRR: 5.37 RRR: 13.58 • Need 163 from 72b
Kane Richardson1 (2)
Carlos Brathwaite1-0-5-2
Steve O'Keefe2-0-13-1
7.6
W
Brathwaite to Howell, OUT

stunning diving take at deep square and another one is gone! Two in the over for Brathwaite, and it's the extra nip on his length ball that does it. Howell gets inside the line for the pull but manages only a top edge. Silk has so much work to do, but judges his sprint and sprawl to perfection to scoop it up!

Benny Howell c Silk b Brathwaite 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
7.5
Brathwaite to Howell, no run

on the back foot, hopping into line and stabbed down into the crease

The Bash Boost, incidentally, is 33 runs from 14 balls. Might be worth a thrash? Nothing else to play for

7.4
1
Brathwaite to Kane Richardson, 1 run

closes the face for a nudge to midwicket

7.3
Brathwaite to Kane Richardson, no run

heave ho! Length outside off, and another swing and a miss

Best performances - batters
Josh Philippe portrait
JR Philippe
95 runs (57)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Jordan Silk player portrait
JC Silk
45 runs (19)
7 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ben Dwarshuis
BJ Dwarshuis
O
2.4
M
0
R
13
W
4
ECO
4.87
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Steve O'Keefe
SNJ O'Keefe
O
3
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
5.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe
Match days13 December 2020 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Muhammad Qureshi
Match Referee
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David Johnston
PointsSydney Sixers 4, Melbourne Renegades 0