RESULT
6th Match (N), Perth, December 17, 2022, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:156) 117

Scorchers won by 38 runs

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers 155/9(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers 117/10(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Aaron HardiePS109.3155(32)81.82109.31--0
Jhye RichardsonPS84.866(5)6.847.484/93.6577.39
Jackson BirdSS81.382(5)20.763/264.5480.62
Jordan SilkSS67.9841(32)55.467.98--0
Jason BehrendorffPS67.315(4)5.595.142/223.1162.17
end of over 202 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 117/10CRR: 5.85 
Izharulhaq Naveed1 (1b)
Andrew Tye 4-0-26-2
Jhye Richardson 4-1-9-4

7.20 pm So the Scorchers continue their home field dominance. Few visiting teams have been able to find a winning formula at this venue. Sixers have lost their first two matches of this season to start behind the eight ball.

Player of the Match is Jhye Richardson with his 4 for 9: "It's really nice to be back home. Traditionally we've started the tournament quite slowly. And to get a win like this in front of a home crowd after not having been here for a couple of years feels great and these are the nights that we cherish forever. I definitely haven't had as much prep as I would have liked. Missing out on some Shield games, not playing Marsh Cup. It was a bit of a race against time to get ready for the first game dealing with this heel niggle, but thankfully enough it got good enough back end of this week. So I'm very happy. With the pace of the wicket, hitting a hard length for as long as possible is key and keeping it simple. We spoke a lot about not necessarily how we're gonna bowl but more our attitude in the field and I think the guys really supported the bowlers. We took all of our catches bar mine. We want to be the best fielding team so that's how we're going about it. [Speaking on Aaron Hardie's half-century] I just think it's confidence in his own game. He's worked so hard over the last couple of years and I think now he's reaping the rewards of that. He's becoming a player that everyone loves and everyone knows that can step up in that situation."

That's it for tonight's live coverage. Come back tomorrow for more live BBL action. Until then, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

19.6
W
Tye to Naveen-ul-Haq, OUT

slower length ball on middle and leg, Naveen miscues a drive trying to clear mid-on and instead picks out the man on the ring. Simple catch to end the match. Sixers all out for 117. Scorchers begin their title defense with a 38-run win.

Naveen-ul-Haq c Hardie b Tye 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 6m) SR: 33.33
19.5
Tye to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

goes for slower ball yorker and floats a thigh high full toss just past off stump as Naveen misses backing well away from leg stump for a heave.

Sky: "How good has Jhye been! It's a shame he doesn't get selected more often for Australia".

19.4
1
Tye to Izharulhaq Naveed, 1 run

yorker on middle, jammed out into square leg and Naveed gets off the mark.

19.3
1
Tye to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run

yorker on leg stump jammed out into midwicket for one.

19.2
Tye to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

Naveen charges a fullish length ball on the legs and mishits this into the pads.

19.1
Tye to Naveen-ul-Haq, no run

good length ball on middle, defended.

Naveed enters off strike with the wicket falling last ball of the over.

end of over 193 runs • 2 wickets
SS: 115/9CRR: 6.05 RRR: 41.00 • Need 41 from 6b
Naveen-ul-Haq1 (1b)
Jhye Richardson 4-1-9-4
Matthew Kelly 4-0-31-1
18.6
W
Jhye Richardson to Bird, OUT

bullseye! Full and straight on middle stump, Bird backs away for a big heave and misses. Middle stump is pegged back halfway up. Another 50 pointer.

Jackson Bird b Richardson 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 8m) SR: 40
18.5
1
Jhye Richardson to Naveen-ul-Haq, 1 run

missed runout! Low full toss on an attempted yorker sears in toward middle stump and is patted out to mid-on for one. Naveen took his time to get going and a throw to the non-striker's end misses or he'd have been gone.

The two Afghans have been kept to the end. Naveen enters first.

18.4
W
Jhye Richardson to Abbott, OUT

bullseye! Shuffles across his stumps premeditating a scoop over fine leg. Winds up swinging over the top of a shin high full toss. Can't really call this a yorker. It hits off stump 1/4 of the way up without pitching.

Sean Abbott b Richardson 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 13m) SR: 75
18.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Bird, 1 run

length ball on middle, slapped to mid-on for one.

18.2
Jhye Richardson to Bird, no run

back of a length on fourth stump, Bird backs away to cut and misses.

Sixers chase sputtering out to a tame finish after they threatened to rally for a victory with a solid start to the Power Surge.

18.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Abbott, 1 run

full on leg stump, follows Abbott backing away as he drives inside out to the cover sweeper for one.

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 112/7CRR: 6.22 RRR: 22.00 • Need 44 from 12b
Sean Abbott5 (6b)
Jackson Bird1 (2b)
Matthew Kelly 4-0-31-1
Jhye Richardson 3-1-6-2
17.6
1
Kelly to Abbott, 1 run

yorker on leg stump, Abbott backs away and jams this into the covers for one.

17.5
1
Kelly to Bird, 1 run

short on the stumps, pulled flat to deep midwicket for one.

17.4
Kelly to Bird, no run

short ball on middle and leg, goes to pull and is beaten for pace.

17.3
W
Kelly to Silk, OUT

stupendous from Agar! Length ball on middle, heaves this toward Agar at deep midwicket, he charges 20 yards to his left and comes in off the rope 10 yards as well on a diagonal route to the ball before sliding forward and reaching his hands in front of his body to pluck this inches from the turf at ankle height.

Jordan Silk c Agar b Kelly 41 (32b 5x4 2x6 63m) SR: 128.12
17.2
1
Kelly to Abbott, 1 run

short on sixth stump, pulled flat to deep midwicket for one.

17.1
Kelly to Abbott, no run

back of a length on middle, can't flick this away off the back foot.

end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 109/6CRR: 6.41 RRR: 15.66 • Need 47 from 18b
Jordan Silk41 (31b 5x4 2x6)
Sean Abbott3 (3b)
Jhye Richardson 3-1-6-2
Matthew Kelly 3-0-28-0
16.6
Jhye Richardson to Silk, no run

length ball a touch wider on fifth stump, another big swish misses.

16.5
Jhye Richardson to Silk, no run

length ball on fourth stump, goes to smash this through the off side but misses as the ball skids a touch low.

Best performances - batters
AM Hardie
AM Hardie PS
55 runs (32)
5 fours3 sixes
Control
77%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
1 four2 sixes
0516054178
H Kerr
H Kerr SS
42 runs (35)
1 four3 sixes
Control
57%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
1 four1 six
2004341514
Best performances - bowlers
JA Richardson
JA Richardson PS
O
4
M
1
R
9
W
4
ECO
2.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
JM Bird
JM Bird SS
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Scorchers
Jhye Richardson
Match days17 December 2022 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Australia
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Australia
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Ashlee Gibbons
Match Referee
Australia
Bob Parry
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Sydney Sixers 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
PS 100%
PSSS
100%50%100%PS InningsSS Innings

Over 20 • SS 117/10

Naveen-ul-Haq c Hardie b Tye 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 6m) SR: 33.33
W
Scorchers won by 38 runs
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AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287