slower ball, on off, he smokes this along the ground to long on
The Sixers celebrate with the trophy. They claim their third BBL title. They were deserving winners.
Thanks for your company this BBL season. We enjoyed bringing it to you. That's it from us tonight. On behalf of Peter Della Penna, Chandan Duorah and Andrew McGlashan, goodbye and stay safe.
Sixers captain Moises Henriques: "It was a pretty special atmosphere. We got used to playing infront of empty stands so to come home and play in front of this crowd was fantastic. They gave us an extra leg. We've had a list of great performers. I think all 18 players have played. We've had so many tough decisions to make and that's why we're finishing in the top two. The Scorchers are a fantastic team. They should be bloody proud of their efforts."
Sixers coach Greg Shipperd is brought up to present the winners medals to his team.
Scorchers captain Ashton Turner: "Credit goes to Sydney. They've been best team in the competition for two years and they deserve the title. Well done to them tonight. There's been lots of challenges for us throughout this campaign. Thankyou to everyone involved in this tournament. Well done to the Sydney Sixers."
Player of the Final is James Vince for his brilliant 95: "I've really enjoyed my time here. I'm obviously happy to make these contributions. I couldn't have done it without this group around me. Different guys stood up all season."
Josh Phillippe: "Can't speak highly enough of the boys. Vinnie, last two games, was unbelievable. It's exciting to head to New Zealand and hopefully an opportunity around the corner."
Dan Christian: "It's a little bit surreal. It's awesome to have such a massive crowd behind us tonight. I'll keep hanging on. As long as we keep winning I'll keep hanging on."
Carlos Brathwaite: "I really wanted to come over and represent the Sixers. They won last year so there was pressure on to perform. They made me feel so welcome. Fantastic win. I'm so happy for the boys."
Sydney Sixers go back-to-back! They win their third title in BBL history. What a performance. Tonight was their first game at home for the whole tournament. They finished first and were flawless in the finals. Sensational performance by the Sixers. They are celebrating hard in the middle. Another title for coach Greg Shipperd and another T20 title for Dan Christian. His first for the Sixers.
Abdullah Feroz: "chrisitan finally bowls well , what a timing for him, as a karichitie hopefully he will perform well for karachi king as well ."
Mustafa Moudi: "With yet season ending now, it will be missed. Was a Great season, the only thing that bothered me is the absence of International Players Like Warner, Smith, Cummins and Starc. If the Local Senior Players wont be keen on participating in this tournament, why would other International Players be interested ?? Hope to see them in the next season !!" Amazingly, the Sixers could have picked Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon tonight but opted to stick with their squad.
The party has started
caught at long on! Another slower ball Behrendorff lofts this high to long on and Abbott takes the catch comfortably
length slower ball on off, he mistimes this to long on
holes out to cover! Crowd is celebrating. Slower ball outside off, he tries to launch it down the ground but hits it straight up to cover, Henriques sits under it and takes the catch easily
slower ball wide of off, he misses! Game over. 112kph, slower ball just too good
length slower ball, top of leg, he swings hard and was hit on the back thigh
Christian to close it out. This would be fitting
yorker wide of off, he plays and misses
dropped by Silk at deep midwicket! He's dropped a few this tournament. So rare for him. It was hit flat to him at deep midwicket, he runs in and slides on his knees and spills it
128kph, cutter pushed way wide of off
O'Keefe takes the catch at short third man running to his right! A length slower ball cutter again, he tried to go over deep midwicket against the angle, sliced a top edge to short third man, O'Keefe was nervous running and diving to his right and no one was more relieved or surprised when it stayed in his hands!
launched into the upper deck at deep square! Faster ball, back of a length, chest high, he flushed this pull shot high into the second tier!
Naqqash: "What's Dan Christian's finals record, again?" This would be his 9th T20 title if they win
131kph, off cutter angled across, he swings and misses
Dwarshuis to bowl his last
120kph, full on leg, he lofts this towards long on, it gets to Christian on the bounce
125kph full on middle, he drives powerfully wide of long on
127kph, top of middle, he pushes this towards mid on and Abbott gets across
nabeel: "Perth Scorchers played 8 overs at less than 6 runs per over after getting to a dream start of 45 in 4 overs. also when chasing 190 this is not the way you bat"
full outside off, 126kph, he whips powerfully in between long on and deep midwicket
swings hard and gets a thick top edge that flies over short third man, O'Keefe gives chase and just gets there to knock it back
Jhye Richardson has struck at 143.5 in this BBL
leading edge straight up to cover and Bird takes the catch! Slower ball leg cutter, Turner tried to go over the leg side, he sliced a leading edge high to cover and Bird takes the catch
Abhijato: "Now then now then, has Hardie got other plans all of a sudden?"
full and wide, he square drives this to wide third man
Brathwaite misses an easy run out! Full outside off, Turner jammed it onto his pad and it rolled straight to Brathwaite, Turner ran! He was rightly sent back, Brathwaite had all the time he needed to hit as Turner was stranded and he missed from close range!