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RESULT
Qualifier (N), Perth, January 28, 2023, Big Bash League
(18.3/20 ov, T:152) 154/3

Scorchers won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers 151/8(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers 154/3(18.3 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Sean AbbottSS121.8110(6)11.3312.433/255.43109.38
Ashton TurnerPS115.3484(47)103.01115.34--0
Jason BehrendorffPS66.58--02/172.5466.58
Moises HenriquesSS65.4358(43)63.2265.43--0
David PaynePS59.29--03/333.4459.29

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Player of the Match Ashton Turner for his 84: "Satisfying to get over the line, especially after last year's final. We can still play the Sixers in the final, you never know, but satisfying that we can stay in Perth for the final. (Bancroft partnership) We know the wicket can be tricky with the new ball. But we have played here long enough to know you still have to be positive, score quickly. We've chased totals well all year. (Consistency) Confidence is a wonderful thing. When you have it, you should cash it. I haven't had to bat a lot with Inglis and Hardie scoring their runs, so confidence can dissipate if you don't bat much. But confident batting in Perth."

7.15pm The Sixers' total of 151 is never quite enough but once Abbott got those three wickets, there was a sense that we would see a great target defense. But that didn't happen as the partnership built by these two pals navigated the Scorchers out of real trouble. Sixers live to fight another day but they will not have Steven Smith in their next fixture.

7.12pm Four-time BBL champions Perth Scorchers are just one game away from adding another trophy to their cabinet. They made the most of the home crowd today, who acted as the 12th man to lift Bancroft and Turner through this partnership. What a recovery, from 22 for 3 to 154 for 3.

The Sixers are not eliminated though. They will meet the winner of Renegades v Heat, and the winner of that fixture will join Scorchers in the grand final.

18.3
4
Dwarshuis to Bancroft, FOUR runs

full ball on middle, and he hits it down the ground, getting it past mid on, and that's fifty for him! And of course - Perth Scorchers cruise to a seven-wicket victory and ensure a home grand final!

18.2
Dwarshuis to Bancroft, no run

short ball aimed at Bancroft's head with the batter moving away to the leg side. Cramped for space, swats and misses

18.1
Dwarshuis to Bancroft, no run

good length ball, on middle. Cuts to cover point. Packed infield on the off side

Game is over. Now we're here to just make it official and see if Bancroft can get to fifty as well. Over 41000 people enjoyed the game, seeing their home team deliver a rollercoaster ride.

end of over 189 runs
PS: 150/3CRR: 8.33 RRR: 1.00 • Need 2 from 12b
Cameron Bancroft49 (42b 5x4)
Ashton Turner84 (47b 9x4 1x6)
Izharulhaq Naveed 4-0-32-0
Steve O'Keefe 4-0-32-0
17.6
1
Izharulhaq Naveed to Bancroft, 1 run

good length ball on middle and angling into leg. Bancroft clips it to deep backward square for....one. He'll keep strike, on 49.

17.5
1
Izharulhaq Naveed to Turner, 1 run

fullish ball just outside off. Cut to the right of point for another single

17.4
2
Izharulhaq Naveed to Turner, 2 runs

length ball around leg. Guided to deep extra cover after moving to the leg side

17.3
4
Izharulhaq Naveed to Turner, FOUR runs

full on leg, and this time it is Turner who brings out the reverse sweep. Full on leg, and dragged to conventional deep point for four. What an innings this has been

17.2
1
Izharulhaq Naveed to Bancroft, 1 run

fdull outside off. Cut to the deep

17.1
Izharulhaq Naveed to Bancroft, no run

plenty happening here. Bancroft premeditated to play the reverse. Naveed bowls full outside leg and Bancroft gets something on it awkwardly. Did so because the umpire wouldn't have called it a wide had he left it

Brad: "Can't believe how poor the fielding in this game has been" -- Correct, but ironically we've seen some stunning catches too.

end of over 1710 runs
PS: 141/3CRR: 8.29 RRR: 3.66 • Need 11 from 18b
Cameron Bancroft47 (39b 5x4)
Ashton Turner77 (44b 8x4 1x6)
Steve O'Keefe 4-0-32-0
Sean Abbott 4-1-25-3
16.6
1
O'Keefe to Bancroft, 1 run

fullish just outside off. Gentle cut to deep point

16.5
2
O'Keefe to Bancroft, 2 runs

smacked it to deep extra cover for two more

16.4
4
O'Keefe to Bancroft, FOUR runs

Hashtag Salt on Wound. Half-tracker outside off. Bancroft opens his stance up and flat-bats a shot, hammering it over the bowler's left side.

16.3
1
O'Keefe to Turner, 1 run

full and wide outside off. Turner slices the drive and Christian at point dives to his left for a catch. But its a tough chance, with the fielder getting a hand quite low. Nonetheless, on another day this would've been a wicket

16.2
1
O'Keefe to Bancroft, 1 run

mistimed inside-out punch to mid off. Length ball on off this time

16.1
1
O'Keefe to Turner, 1 run

full ball on off and middle. Tapped off the back foot to cover with soft hands. They scurry across for one

What a time for Turner to get his highest BBL score ever

end of over 168 runs
PS: 131/3CRR: 8.18 RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Ashton Turner75 (42b 8x4 1x6)
Cameron Bancroft39 (35b 4x4)
Sean Abbott 4-1-25-3
Hayden Kerr 3-0-35-0

What looked like a match-winning spell from Abbott at the top may not prove to be so eventually. That's cricket for you

15.6
1
Abbott to Turner, 1 run

one more drop, this time at short fine leg. Slower ball, Turner tried to scoop it over short fine but this time he did not have control. Fielder move to his left to take the catch, comfortable height, but he fluffs it!

15.5
4
Abbott to Turner, FOUR runs

acres of space there. Short outside off. Turner makes room before trying to slap it over the off side. Slices it well enough to get it behind short third

15.4
1
Abbott to Bancroft, 1 run

short-ish on off. Drags a pull to deep midwicket. Slower delivery

15.3
Abbott to Bancroft, no run

could've been lbw on another occasion. Bancroft tried to hit this to deep square leg with a pull but the ball stayed low. Gets something on it as the ball rolls away to short fine

15.2
1
Abbott to Turner, 1 run

full ball just outside leg. Tapped gently to the leg side and they take off for one.

Best performances - batters
AJ Turner
AJ Turner PS
84 runs (47)
9 fours1 six
Control
83%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
2 fours0 six
18976175814
MC Henriques
MC Henriques SS
58 runs (43)
3 fours3 sixes
Control
72%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
2 fours1 six
2192410624
Best performances - bowlers
SA Abbott
SA Abbott SS
O
4
M
1
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
DA Payne
DA Payne PS
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossSydney Sixers, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Scorchers
Ashton Turner
Series resultPerth Scorchers advanced
Match days28 January 2023 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Umpires
Australia
Donovan Koch
Australia
Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
Australia
Sam Nogajski
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Nathan Johnstone
Match Referee
Australia
Kent Hannam
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
PS 100%
SSPS
100%50%100%SS InningsPS Innings

Over 19 • PS 154/3

Scorchers won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
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