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Final (N), Melbourne (Docklands), January 28, 2022, Big Bash League
(16.2/20 ov, T:172) 92

Scorchers won by 79 runs

Full commentary

10.55 pm So the road warriors get revenge in a rematch of last year's final when they came out on the losing end. They haven't been home since December 8 due to Covid restrictions in Western Australia but they still dominated the regular season, finishing comfortably clear of the rest of the field at the top of the table and then come out on top of the Sixers twice in the playoffs, first in a preliminary final and then again in the rematch. Tremendous season for them and deserved champions. The players wives and partners and kids are now pouring onto the field, kisses and hugs all around.

Andrew Tye: "It's just unbelievable, overwhelming joy. It's been so long away from home. We made it worth it. I can't be prouder of these bunch of boys. We're an unbelievable group. I'm so glad we won. This is probably the best win we've ever had. One home game, six or seven weeks straight on the road. This group is so good. [At 24 for 4] I was nervous as hell. I wasted so much nervous energy on the bench it was ridiculous. But that's the belief we have in this group. That's why we have such a strong team because we could have our backs up against the wall but we keep fighting, keep scrapping. Credit to the Sydney Sixers. They've had a rough roll of the dice throughout the tournament. Huge credit to them for making the final. They were a worthy opponent for us to beat today."

Player of the Final is Laurie Evans: "What can I say? The guys deserve this. They've sacrificed a lot, not being able to get home. I'm just really glad we got over the line today and glad I could contribute."

Sixers captain Moises Henriques: "It seems like we do this quite often. Obviously Perth was too good for us tonight and they were too good for us a few times this year."

Scorchers captain Ashton Turner: "I think any captain from all eight teams could talk about adversity and obstacles that we've had to overcome to get to the end of this tournament and we feel no different. But we're very fortunate that all of the teams have been so competitive this year. Everyone's made so many sacrifices. The Sydney Sixers have been the best side for the last couple of years. You've taught us how to play on wickets like this and you deserve all of the success that you've had. From the outside looking in it looks like you have an amazing culture. We weren't able to be in Perth and we weren't able to play in front of our home fans and know that our sponsors have missed out on a lot of opportunities so we're very appreciative of your support. To our squad, players and coaching staff, it's been a long time on the road and I couldn't be prouder of our efforts. We know that everyone has made sacrifices but we're so appreciative that everyone was able to come together, we were able to make this tournament happen and get to the end of it."

So that's it from BBL 11. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with our coverage through thick and thin. On behalf of Andrew McGlashan, Alex Malcolm and Tristan Lavelette on site in Australia and everyone else who has been a part of the commentary and scoring team throughout the last two months, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Jhye Richardson to O'Keefe, OUT

yorker clinches a fourth BBL title for Perth Scorchers! Full and straight, O'Keefe plays over the top of this, struck on the toe in front of middle falling over and a straightforward lbw appeal is upheld. The Scorchers squad charges the field ant the celebrations are so wild that Richardson now has a bloody nose!

Steve O'Keefe lbw b Richardson 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
Jhye Richardson to Lenton, 1 run

full on the stumps, flicked wide of mid-on for one.

end of over 167 runs
SS: 91/9CRR: 5.68 RRR: 20.25 • Need 81 runs from 24b
Steve O'Keefe2 (4)
Jay Lenton9 (8)
Andrew Tye 3-0-15-3
Jhye Richardson 3-0-19-1
Tye to O'Keefe, no run

slower length ball just clears off stump with O'Keefe missing a heave.

Tye to O'Keefe, no run

yorker somehow misses leg stump with O'Keefe missing a tame flail backing away.

Tye to Lenton, 1 run

short on middle, pulled just wide of short midwicket to mid-on for one.

Tye to Lenton, FOUR runs

full on the stumps, driven in the air over mid-on down the ground for a consolation boundary by Lenton.

Tye to O'Keefe, 1 run

short on the body, pulled to deep fine leg for one.

Tye to Lenton, 1 run

good length ball on the stumps, heaved into the leg side for one.

Power Surge has just been taken, for anyone still keeping track.

end of over 155 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 84/9CRR: 5.60 RRR: 17.60 • Need 88 runs from 30b
Jay Lenton3 (5)
Steve O'Keefe1 (1)
Jhye Richardson 3-0-19-1
Andrew Tye 2-0-8-3
Jhye Richardson to Lenton, 1 run

yorker on middle, jammed out to mid-off for one.

Jhye Richardson to Lenton, no run

good length on the stumps, defended.

Jhye Richardson to O'Keefe, 1 run

full on off, punched through the off side for a dicey single.

Jhye Richardson to Lyon, OUT

full and straight, Lyon backs away to heave but is defeated by Richardson's pace and leg stump is knocked back.

Nathan Lyon b Richardson 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Jhye Richardson to Lyon, 2 runs

full on fifth stump, drags a toe edge past the stumps for two to fine leg.

Jhye Richardson to Lenton, 1 run

good length ball on off, pushed gently to mid-off for one.

end of over 142 runs • 2 wickets
SS: 79/8CRR: 5.64 RRR: 15.50 • Need 93 runs from 36b
Jay Lenton1 (2)
Nathan Lyon1 (1)
Andrew Tye 2-0-8-3
Ashton Agar 4-0-25-1
Tye to Lenton, 1 run

full on off, driven to mid-off for one. Direct hit by Agar at the non-striker's end but Lenton was in for the single.

Tye to Lenton, no run

full on off, defended back to Tye.

Tye to Lyon, 1 run

good length ball on off, prods this tentatively off a thick edge through cover for one.

Lyon comes out just hoping to save face for the Sixers as the dream of a Sixers three-peat is now long gone.

Tye to Dwarshuis, OUT

Tye is on a hat-trick! Bouncer on middle, Dwarshuis goes to hook and a thin edge is taken by Inglis.

Ben Dwarshuis c †Inglis b Tye 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Tye to Abbott, OUT

full on middle, heaves this high to deep midwicket. Gets plenty of elevation but not the distance and it finally comes back down to earth safely into the hands of Patterson. Far less dramatic catch than the diving effort he had earlier in the same position to intercept a bullet. Takes this calmly at waist height five yards inside the rope.

Sean Abbott c Patterson b Tye 1 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11
Tye to Abbott, no run

good length ball on fifth stump, defended to backward point.

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