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15th Match (N), Carrara, December 26, 2020, Big Bash League
(19.5/20 ov, T:194) 194/9

Sixers won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

Melbourne Stars INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Andre Fletcher c Christian b Holder45-1080.00
Ben Dunk c Christian b O'Keefe2426-2092.30
Hilton Cartwright c Silk b Dwarshuis1412-11116.66
Nick Larkin lbw b O'Keefe23-0066.66
Glenn Maxwell (c)not out 7147-55151.06
Nicholas Pooran c Holder b Sandhu6526-28250.00
Nathan Coulter-Nile not out 12-0050.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 8)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.65)193/5
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Andre Fletcher, 0.5 ov), 2-36 (Hilton Cartwright, 5.3 ov), 3-42 (Nick Larkin, 6.4 ov), 4-49 (Ben Dunk, 8.2 ov), 5-174 (Nicholas Pooran, 17.6 ov)
Jason Holder402616.50124000
0.5 to ADS Fletcher, full on the stumps, tried to flick this over midwicket again, but gets a leading edge skied straight back behind the bowler. Christian shuffles over from mid-on to his left to take a simple catch on the ring.. 4/1
Ben Dwarshuis4047111.7591510
5.3 to HWR Cartwright, short on the stumps, the plan finally comes off. Can't middle this pull, instead top edges it to deep square leg. Swirls toward Silk who charges in 20 yards from the rope with palms out in front of his face, takes this as his knees slide into the turf.. 36/2
Carlos Brathwaite402606.50152200
Dan Christian3045015.0043411
Steve O'Keefe201326.5040100
6.4 to NCR Larkin, slows up the pace at 86 kph flighted fuller on middle, Larkin goes to sweep and it's too full for the shot. Hit low on the shin in front of middle and that's a straightforward decision for the umpire to uphold O'Keefe's appeal.. 42/3
8.2 to BR Dunk, full on fourth stump, tries to heave this down the ground expecting it to turn in but it's an arm ball so keeps skidding across and Dunk winds up splicing this high over extra cover. Easy catch for the fielder jogging in from the rope.. 49/4
Benjamin Manenti10505.0010000
Gurinder Sandhu2028114.0031220
17.6 to N Pooran, full on off, tries to slam this flat over long-off, miscues this to his fellow West Indian teammate Holder, who leaps up and uses all of his reach with his 6'8" frame to come up with a sterling catch a yard inside the rope. If anyone but Holder or Brathwaite is fielding there, it's most likely six. It was going to take something brilliant to dislodge Pooran and Holder has provided it.. 174/5
Sydney Sixers INNINGS (Target: 194 runs from 20 overs)
Josh Philippe c Fletcher b Zampa2219-21115.78
Jack Edwards c Cartwright b Stanlake02-000.00
James Vince c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile02-000.00
Daniel Hughes (c)c Cartwright b Maxwell9651-67188.23
Jordan Silk c Larkin b Hatcher910-1090.00
Dan Christian  b Coulter-Nile149-11155.55
Jason Holder c Cartwright b Zampa1811-31163.63
Carlos Brathwaite c Maxwell b Hatcher2112-12175.00
Ben Dwarshuis  b Hatcher02-000.00
Steve O'Keefe not out 01-000.00
Gurinder Sandhu not out 00-00-
Extras(b 4, lb 8, w 2)14
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 9.78)194/9
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Jack Edwards, 0.3 ov), 2-5 (James Vince, 1.2 ov), 3-55 (Josh Philippe, 7.1 ov), 4-84 (Jordan Silk, 10.2 ov), 5-100 (Dan Christian, 12.1 ov), 6-126 (Jason Holder, 14.4 ov), 7-173 (Carlos Brathwaite, 18.3 ov), 8-174 (Ben Dwarshuis, 18.6 ov), 9-190 (Daniel Hughes, 19.4 ov)
Billy Stanlake4041110.25104300
0.3 to J Edwards, bounced out! Short on fifth stump, Edwards tried to pull this over deep square leg but got it too fine and fell straight into the trap set at deep fine/deep backward square leg. Picks out Cartwright who judges this very well coming off the rope to take it at knee height.. 1/1
Nathan Coulter-Nile301424.66112000
1.2 to JM Vince, back of a length on sixth stump, another flat-footed shot this time brings his downfall. Vince just tried to wristily flick this to the leg side, but his inability to get across his stumps to get in line leaves him vulnerable. A top edge swirls over short third man. Easy catch on the ring. The small crowd is producing duck quacking sounds near where Vince walks off back to the dugout bagging a second-baller.. 5/2
12.1 to DT Christian, length ball at 132 kph, Christian backs away from leg stump to clear midwicket, but again the sluggish nature of the pitch makes the ball stick a touch to throw off Christian's timing, bottom edge drags onto the top of middle stump.. 100/5
Liam Hatcher403338.25112220
10.2 to JC Silk, another short ball wicket for the Sixers batting unit. Short on the stumps, pulls this flat to deep backward square, sharp read off the bat results in a sliding catch. Middled it but just couldn't pick the gap.. 84/4
18.3 to CR Brathwaite, length ball on the stumps, it's in the slot for Brathwaite to launch but miscues this off the toe and Maxwell positions himself three yards in from the rope at long-on. He leaps up to claim this over his head, perhaps worried he might be too close to the rope. But he had given himself plenty of room and could have taken a step back to make it less dramatic. He holds on regardless.. 173/7
18.6 to BJ Dwarshuis, yorker on middle, Dwarshuis tries to heave for the ropes on the leg side and misses, middle stump knocked back.. 174/8
Zahir Khan302307.6662100
Adam Zampa4047211.7552400
7.1 to JR Philippe, reverse sweep brings his downfall first ball. Perhaps too full for the shot, couldn't control it to keep it down, middles it but straight to Fletcher on the ring at backward point. Simple catch at waist height taken crouching.. 55/3
14.4 to JO Holder, Zampa drags this wide outside off, gets Holder chasing after it and lofts a drive to wide long-off. Fielder stayed very wide on the rope after the previous shot and is in position this time to pluck this at head height just inside the rope. It's six if Cartwright isn't there to pouch it.. 126/6
Glenn Maxwell1.5024113.0932200
19.4 to DP Hughes, Hughes goes for glory trying to end the match and bring up a century with one blow, but he picks out deep midwicket! Cartwright has been a magnet for the ball in the field and claims this one calmly two yards inside the rope at head height. It was a half-volley on the legs, in the slot to crack over the ropes but he just dragged it too flat, didn't get the elevation.. 190/9
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Carrara Oval
TossSydney Sixers, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Daniel Hughes
Match days26 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Gurinder Sandhu for Benjamin Manenti (Melbourne Stars 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Phillip Gillespie
Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
Tony Wilds
Reserve Umpire
David Taylor
Match Referee
Kepler Wessels
PointsSydney Sixers 4, Melbourne Stars 0
  • Super Subs:
  • Sydney Sixers: GS Sandhu and J Avendano
  • Melbourne Stars: CD Hinchcliffe and LR Morris
  • Melbourne Stars innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 4.0 (Mandatory - 22 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Melbourne Stars: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Melbourne Stars - 61/4 in 10.0 overs (GJ Maxwell 14, N Pooran 2)
  • Sydney Sixers X factor sub: GS Sandhu for BAD Manenti
  • Power Surge: Overs 12.1 - 14.0 (Batting side - 49 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Melbourne Stars: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 4
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (GJ Maxwell 29, N Pooran 22, Ex 3)
  • N Pooran: 50 off 17 balls (1 x 4, 7 x 6)
  • Melbourne Stars: 150 runs in 16.2 overs (99 balls), Extras 5
  • GJ Maxwell: 50 off 33 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 49 balls (GJ Maxwell 46, N Pooran 54, Ex 4)
  • Innings Break: Melbourne Stars - 193/5 in 20.0 overs (GJ Maxwell 71, NM Coulter-Nile 1)
  • Sydney Sixers innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 4.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sydney Sixers: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (JR Philippe 17, DP Hughes 29, Ex 4)
  • Drinks: Sydney Sixers - 83/3 in 10.0 overs (DP Hughes 48, JC Silk 9)
  • DP Hughes: 50 off 30 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Sydney Sixers: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 4
  • Power Surge: Overs 12.1 - 14.0 (Batting side - 17 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sydney Sixers: 150 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 9
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