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RESULT
31st Match (N), Melbourne, January 06, 2023, Big Bash League
(19.5/20 ov, T:174) 176/4

Sixers won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
 | 
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars 173/5(20 overs)
Todd Murphy1/22 (4)
Sydney Sixers 176/4(19.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
James VinceSS97.7591(59)96.8697.75--0
Marcus StoinisMS65.2452(28)56.5665.24--0
Nathan Coulter-NileMS54.03--01/201.5354.03
Thomas RogersMS52.3248(33)52.8352.32--0
Sean AbbottSS49.67--03/312.449.67

9.52pm Well, that was dramatic. But the upshot is that Sixers vault to the top of the table, one point ahead of Scorchers and Thunder, thanks to James Vince's outstanding unbeaten 91 from 59 balls. A largely one-man show, although he was running out of steam by the end and needed some help over the line from Silk and Christian. Hughes and Henriques played useful hands too.

Jordan Silk: "I heard a noise as it went past the bat, but the front-on camera showed I was a foot away from it, I reckon I was run out at the other end anyway. Vince has been good with that sort of innings, we've been speaking about having a set batter at the end. Shots all around the pitch, he was class, that's why we get him back every year."

So there we have it, some sort of clarity on that penultimate ball, but all's well that ends well for Sixers. Thanks for joining us, a reminder of the state of the standings - contrasting fortunes for tonight's combatants. From Miller, Alan and Binoy, good night!

19.5
4
Wood to Christian, FOUR runs

steps into his first ball, pings the winning runs through square leg! The Sixers are home in an unexpectedly tense finale, but Stars' season is well and truly cooked now

19.4
W
Wood to Silk, OUT

bangs in the bouncer, can't connect... but as they sprint the single, Wood gathers the shy from the keeper and under-arms into the stumps... it's a combined review, as Sixers reckon there was a nick on the attempted uppercut! Sure enough, there is a spike on Snicko! We have a dramatic finish brewing now! But hang on, Vince is protesting ... about the height maybe, clearly above head height in his normal stance... or is it the fact that the picture and the snick don't align on the replays. Should it have been a no-ball? It's academic now. Don't even know if it was a successful run-out attempt, but it matters not now

Jordan Silk c †Clarke b Wood 15 (10b 1x4 1x6 22m) SR: 150

Two to win... but a wicket would be interesting

Afeef: "I remember when Vince was on 98 once and a wide from Tye denied him a century" Might need snookers to get there now

19.3
6
Wood to Silk, SIX runs

humungous! Cuffed off the good length, in the slot from over the wicket, and monstered into the stands at long-on!

19.2
1
Wood to Vince, 1 run

another rowdy swing across the line, losing his shape a touch, Vince is knackered now, and just a single to midwicket

19.1
2
Wood to Vince, 2 runs

heaved across the line, out to deep midwicket, Vince is struggling as he sprints back for the second, but he might just have beaten the throw from Rogers... indeed he has, cos the keeper missed the stumps! Got them on the second attempt, but by then it was too late

If Vince gets his hundred, Sixers win... 11 needed for the win

end of over 1911 runs
SS: 163/3CRR: 8.57 RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
James Vince88 (57b 9x4 2x6)
Jordan Silk9 (8b 1x4)
Adam Zampa 4-0-36-0
Trent Boult 4-0-39-1
18.6
1lb
Zampa to Vince, 1 leg bye

fired into the toes, Vince will keep the strike as he nudges to square leg

18.5
2
Zampa to Vince, 2 runs

worked to the on-side, another excellent bit of running to turn one into two

18.4
Zampa to Vince, no run

faster and skiddier, zips into the gloves as Vince misses his cut

It's get Vince or get Vince-d for Stars...

18.3
2
Zampa to Vince, 2 runs

advancing again, eased into the covers, and that's good running to get back for two, the lack of pace on the stroke paying dividends

18.2
4
Zampa to Vince, FOUR runs

skips to the pitch, and lumps a hard drive through long-on!

18.1
2
Zampa to Vince, 2 runs

threaded drive into the covers, they rush back for two with the man set deep

Zampa has the ball. Big over

end of over 1814 runs
SS: 152/3CRR: 8.44 RRR: 11.00 • Need 22 from 12b
Jordan Silk9 (8b 1x4)
James Vince78 (51b 8x4 2x6)
Trent Boult 4-0-39-1
Luke Wood 3-0-28-0

Simon: "You shouldn't be this far behind in a chase only 3 wickets down, really poor from Sixers to lose this " They've made life harder than it perhaps seemed, yes

17.6
Boult to Silk, no run

has a wipe at the tight line outside off, but can't make good contact. A precious dot to take this to the wire...

17.5
1
Boult to Vince, 1 run

swings through the pull, can't connect properly but they rush the single into the off side

17.4
6
Boult to Vince, SIX runs

slower-ball bouncer, Vince swings through the upper-cut pull, high over backward square! Massivre double-whammy to swing the pendulum again

17.3
6
Boult to Vince, SIX runs

pounded hard and flat into the sightscreen! Vince knew what was needed and delivered, with a open-stanced wallop back over the bowler, picking the slower ball

17.2
Boult to Vince, no run

fires in the yorker, down the leg side but through Vince's legs as he shapes for a leg-glance. Sixers suddenly need a boundary

17.1
1
Boult to Silk, 1 run

back of a length, tight to off stump with a hint of shape back in, pressed to mid-off

end of over 178 runs
SS: 138/3CRR: 8.11 RRR: 12.00 • Need 36 from 18b
Jordan Silk8 (6b 1x4)
James Vince65 (47b 8x4)
Luke Wood 3-0-28-0
Trent Boult 3-0-25-1
16.6
1
Wood to Silk, 1 run

hacked into the covers, can't connect well, just eight from the over to keep the chase honest

This has been a good surge for Stars. Can they close it out?

16.5
Wood to Silk, no run

attempted pull, Wood's pace from round the wicket beats his intentions, a top-edge into the body

16.4
2
Wood to Silk, 2 runs

full length into the toes, whipped behind square for another single

Best performances - batters
JM Vince
JM Vince SS
91 runs (59)
9 fours2 sixes
Control
69%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
3 fours0 six
76762015426
MP Stoinis
MP Stoinis MS
52 runs (28)
7 fours2 sixes
Control
71%
Productive shot
cut shot
12 runs
1 four1 six
5916181012
Best performances - bowlers
SA Abbott
SA Abbott SS
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
3
ECO
7.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
NM Coulter-Nile
NM Coulter-Nile MS
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
1
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSydney Sixers, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Sixers
James Vince
Match days6 January 2023 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Michael Graham-Smith
Australia
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Australia
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Mattis van Eck
Match Referee
Australia
Dave Gilbert
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Melbourne Stars 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
SS 100%
MSSS
100%50%100%MS InningsSS Innings

Over 20 • SS 176/4

Jordan Silk c †Clarke b Wood 15 (10b 1x4 1x6 22m) SR: 150
W
Sixers won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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PS14113221.205
SS14103210.846
MR147714-0.027
ST147714-0.716
BH146713-0.483
HH146812-0.340
AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287