result
41st Match (N), Canberra, Jan 16 2021, Big Bash League
(18.5/20 ov)164/3
Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Josh Philippe
Sydney Sixers
2:22
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Josh Philippe masterclass ensures thumping win over Scorchers

Livingstone heroics went in vain as Sixers cement hold on top spot

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers163/7(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers164/3(18.5 overs)

Sixers are now nine points clear at the top of the BBL table. Scorchers move into sole possession of third place on 21 points by claiming a bonus point via the Bash Boost, breaking a four-way deadlock on 20 points with the Stars, Strikers and Heat. Come back tomorrow for more BBL coverage. That's all for now. Take care!

Man of the Match is Josh Philippe: "The plan was always to try to take it on in the first four overs and then read the situation of the game and take it as deep as possible. They got off to an absolute flyer so when we came out to bat, we wanted to take advantage and get ahead of the rate. I just feel super relaxed at the moment and that's when I play my best cricket, when I'm calm and relaxed. There's always a few nerves, especially against my old mates at the Scorchers but I try to stay calm. James Vince is a very calm man so it was very nice tonight to see him get back into form."

9.40 pm What a fightback by the Sixers. Scorchers won the first quarter of play, producing triple digits in the first 10 overs and then lost the last three quarters of the match as the Sixers contained them to less than 65 in the final 10 overs before a controlled chase spearheaded by a century stand between Josh Philippe and James Vince, who both scored half-centuries. Hughes and Christian get the Sixers across the line after both set batsmen fell very late, but by that stage the match was comfortably in hand for the Sixers. Scorchers can take consolation from the fact they claimed the Bash Boost Point courtesy of their blistering first 10 overs to start the match. Otherwise the Sixers were the dominant side on the night for the majority of play.

18.5
2
Richardson to Hughes, 2 runs

yorker on the legs, flicked wide of deep fine leg, they scamper a sharp second to clinch victory by 7 wickets with 7 balls to spare.

18.4
Richardson to Hughes, no run

yorker on off stump, jammed out back to the bowler.

Josh: "Another game and Dan Christian to bring the Sixers home..... like clockwork"

18.3
2
Richardson to Hughes, 2 runs

good length ball on the pads, flicked through midwicket for a pair.

18.2
Richardson to Hughes, no run

full on the legs, flicked to midwicket.

18.1
4
Richardson to Hughes, FOUR runs

strays full on the pads, flicks this fine toward deep fine leg, sloppy from Tye sliding at the rope turns two into four. Tried to slap it back and clanged off his wrist before continuing on to the rope.

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 156/3CRR: 8.66 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 8 from 12b
Daniel Christian7 (4)
Daniel Hughes3 (4)
Fawad Ahmed4-0-35-1
Jhye Richardson3-0-23-1
17.6
2
Fawad to Christian, 2 runs

short and wide, chops a cut behind point for a pair, collected by the sweeper.

17.5
4
Fawad to Christian, FOUR runs

uses his feet to charge a full ball on sixth stump, drives this flat in the air at a catchable height but pierces the gap between mid-off and extra cover and races away to the rope.

17.4
1
Fawad to Hughes, 1 run

short on the legs, flicked through square leg.

Slip now in place for Hughes.

17.3
1
Fawad to Christian, 1 run

good length ball on off, prodded into the covers.

17.2
Fawad to Christian, no run

full on the legs, flicked to midwicket.

Two new batsmen at the crease now. Christian joins Hughes with 16 off 17 needed. No slip.

17.1
W
Fawad to Vince, OUT

googly cleans up Vince! Pitches this full on off stump, Vince tries to flick through midwicket indicating he read it out of the hand but perhaps turns more than he expected and pierces the gap between bat and pad, middle stump pegged back.

James Vince b Fawad Ahmed 52 (35b 5x4 1x6) SR: 148.57

Fawad returns for his final over.

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 148/2CRR: 8.70 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 from 18b
Daniel Hughes2 (3)
James Vince52 (34)
Jhye Richardson3-0-23-1
Andrew Tye3-0-41-0
16.6
Richardson to Hughes, no run

yorker on middle, jammed out to midwicket.

16.5
2
Richardson to Hughes, 2 runs

short on the legs, flicks this off the hips to deep backward square and they jog back for the second.

16.4
Richardson to Hughes, no run

full and wide, beaten trying to drive through cover.

16.3
W
Richardson to Philippe, OUT

bouncer, followed by the pitched up delivery cleans up Philippe. Full on the stumps, Philippe shuffles way across his stumps to flick over fine leg and then doesn't really make much of an effort to complete the shot. The blow to the helmet on the previous ball did enough to disrupt his concentration and middle stump is pegged back.

Josh Philippe b Richardson 84 (52b 10x4 1x6) SR: 161.54

Physio runs out for a cursory concussion check after the ball clanged into the helmet.

16.2
Richardson to Philippe, no run

slower bouncer on the stumps at 123 kph, through the pull shot too soon and gets crunched in the jaw just at the bottom of the helmet grill.

16.1
1
Richardson to Vince, 1 run

short on the stumps, pulled through backward square.

end of over 1614 runs
SS: 145/1CRR: 9.06 • RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 from 24b
James Vince51 (33)
Josh Philippe84 (50)
Andrew Tye3-0-41-0
Aaron Hardie4-0-37-0
15.6
1
Tye to Vince, 1 run

good length ball flicked through the infield.

15.5
2
Tye to Vince, 2 runs

short on the body, pulls this wide of deep backward square again for another easy pair. 50 up for Vince off 32 balls. Just six dots in his knock. Peppered his knock with plenty of singles to keep Philippe on strike and happy to ride anonymously alongside the hot bat at the opposite end.

15.4
2
Tye to Vince, 2 runs

attempted yorker, flicks this off leg stump wide of deep backward square and they scamper a second.

Best performances - batsmen
Josh Philippe portrait
JR Philippe
84 runs (52)
10 fours
1 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone
67 runs (38)
3 fours
6 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Carlos Brathwaite portrait
CR Brathwaite
O
3
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Daniel Christian player pic
DT Christian
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe
Match days16 January 2021 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Lightbody
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsSydney Sixers 3, Perth Scorchers 1