result
Final, Sydney, Feb 6 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 189)161/9
Sixers won by 27 runs
Player Of The Match
95 (60) & 2 catches
james-vince
Player Of The Series
508 runs
josh-philippe
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• Daniel Brettig

James Vince, all-star bowling line-up lead Sydney Sixers to back-to-back BBL titles

Perth Scorchers set up 189-run chase but never really threaten to overhaul the target

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers188/6(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers161/9(20 overs)
end of over 202 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 161/9CRR: 8.05 
Jhye Richardson7 (7)
Fawad Ahmed0 (0)
Dan Christian 4-0-25-2
Ben Dwarshuis 4-0-37-3

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.

11.18pm Presentation

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.

19.6
1
Christian to Jhye Richardson, 1 run

slower ball, on off, he smokes this along the ground to long on

The party has started

19.5
W
Christian to Behrendorff, OUT

caught at long on! Another slower ball Behrendorff lofts this high to long on and Abbott takes the catch comfortably

Jason Behrendorff c Abbott b Christian 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.4
1
Christian to Jhye Richardson, 1 run

length slower ball on off, he mistimes this to long on

19.3
W
Christian to Tye, OUT

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

Andrew Tye c Henriques b Christian 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.2
Christian to Tye, no run

slower ball wide of off, he misses! Game over. 112kph, slower ball just too good

19.1
Christian to Tye, no run

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

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 159/7CRR: 8.36 RRR: 30.00
Jhye Richardson5 (5)
Andrew Tye0 (0)
Ben Dwarshuis 4-0-37-3
Sean Abbott 3-0-33-2
18.6
Dwarshuis to Jhye Richardson, no run

yorker wide of off, he plays and misses

18.5
2
Dwarshuis to Jhye Richardson, 2 runs

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

18.4
Dwarshuis to Jhye Richardson, no run

128kph, cutter pushed way wide of off

18.3
W
Dwarshuis to Hardie, OUT

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!

Aaron Hardie c O'Keefe b Dwarshuis 26 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 200
18.2
6
Dwarshuis to Hardie, SIX runs

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

18.1
Dwarshuis to Hardie, no run

131kph, off cutter angled across, he swings and misses

Dwarshuis to bowl his last

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 151/6CRR: 8.38 RRR: 19.00
Aaron Hardie20 (10)
Jhye Richardson3 (2)
Sean Abbott 3-0-33-2
Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-24-0
17.6
1
Abbott to Hardie, 1 run

120kph, full on leg, he lofts this towards long on, it gets to Christian on the bounce

17.5
2
Abbott to Hardie, 2 runs

125kph full on middle, he drives powerfully wide of long on

17.4
1
Abbott to Jhye Richardson, 1 run

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"

17.3
2
Abbott to Jhye Richardson, 2 runs

full outside off, 126kph, he whips powerfully in between long on and deep midwicket

17.2
3
Abbott to Hardie, 3 runs

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

17.1
W
Abbott to Turner, OUT

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

Ashton Turner c Bird b Abbott 11 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
end of over 1716 runs
PS: 142/5CRR: 8.35 RRR: 15.66
Ashton Turner11 (8)
Aaron Hardie14 (7)
Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-24-0
Dan Christian 3-0-23-0

Abhijato: "Now then now then, has Hardie got other plans all of a sudden?"

16.6
1
Brathwaite to Turner, 1 run

full and wide, he square drives this to wide third man

16.5
Brathwaite to Turner, no run

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!

Best performances - batters
James Vince portrait
JM Vince SS
95 runs (60)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone PS
45 runs (35)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control57%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
0 four
1 six
761266512
Best performances - bowlers
Ben Dwarshuis
BJ Dwarshuis SS
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
9.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
Jackson Bird
JM Bird SS
O
3
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
4.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
James Vince
James Vince
Player Of The Series
Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe
Series resultSydney Sixers won the 2020/21 Big Bash League
Match days06 February 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Paul Wilson
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Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
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