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!
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!
full on the stumps, flicked wide of mid-on for one.
slower length ball just clears off stump with O'Keefe missing a heave.
yorker somehow misses leg stump with O'Keefe missing a tame flail backing away.
short on middle, pulled just wide of short midwicket to mid-on for one.
full on the stumps, driven in the air over mid-on down the ground for a consolation boundary by Lenton.
short on the body, pulled to deep fine leg for one.
good length ball on the stumps, heaved into the leg side for one.
Power Surge has just been taken, for anyone still keeping track.
yorker on middle, jammed out to mid-off for one.
good length on the stumps, defended.
full on off, punched through the off side for a dicey single.
full and straight, Lyon backs away to heave but is defeated by Richardson's pace and leg stump is knocked back.
full on fifth stump, drags a toe edge past the stumps for two to fine leg.
good length ball on off, pushed gently to mid-off for one.
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.
full on off, defended back to Tye.
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 is on a hat-trick! Bouncer on middle, Dwarshuis goes to hook and a thin edge is taken by Inglis.
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.
good length ball on fifth stump, defended to backward point.
|Docklands Stadium, Melbourne|
|Toss||Sydney Sixers, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Perth Scorchers won the 2021/22 Big Bash League|
|Match days||28 January 2022 - night (20-over match)|