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RESULT
15th Match (N), Sydney, December 26, 2022, Big Bash League
(19.1/20 ov, T:151) 151/3

Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan & Binoy George
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Comms: S Sudarshanan
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars 150/5(20 overs)
Hayden Kerr2/26 (4)
Joe Clarke 27 (22)
Steve O'Keefe1/16 (4)
Sydney Sixers 151/3(19.1 overs)
James Vince 33 (28)
Luke Wood1/26 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Beau WebsterMS137.9478(51)93.45106.791/241.5431.15
Moises HenriquesSS63.9652(32)58.3363.96--0
Steve O'KeefeSS48.68--01/161.5148.68
Hayden KerrSS45.12--02/261.945.12
Adam ZampaMS43.23--01/211.543.23

9:15pm Little moments. Zampa deceives Henriques in flight after luring him out. The keeper misses. Henriques, who at that point was struggling to get going, then turns it around with a half-century. Ensures that he sees off the win. Little moments.

It had got to a point where Power Surge had to decide the flow of the game. Zampa, as captain, was in mood for some adventure as he brought himself on in that phase for the first time this season. Couldn't get the desired result. Silk and Henriques showed how tough a track it was to bat on. But then they hung on. And they did that to the close, which ended in heartbreak for Stars.

Webster had earlier played a stellar knock to help Stars to 150, a total that seemingly was tough due to the nature of the surface. He also chipped in with his handy medium pace, snaffling Patterson. But he couldn't end on the winning side. Sixers now move to fifth while Stars stay on seventh.

Right then, that's all I and Abhimanyu have from this game. Do jump over as Strikers and Scorchers clash in Perth. Till the next time, take care!

19.1
1
Webster to Silk, 1 run

Silk should have been run-out but he misses the throw at the bowler's end! Sixers sneak home with five balls and seven wickets to spare. Webster bowled it full in line of the stumps, Silk charged down and hit it straight to short mid-on and took off. Some way to win a contest.

Webster. One to win.

end of over 1913 runs
SS: 150/3CRR: 7.89 RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Jordan Silk29 (29b 1x4)
Moises Henriques52 (32b 4x4 2x6)
Trent Boult 4-0-35-0
Luke Wood 4-0-26-1
18.6
1
Boult to Silk, 1 run

Banged short and angling away, Silk moves to the off side and looks to pull. Gets a top edge towards the vacant square leg region. Scores level.

18.5
2
Boult to Silk, 2 runs

Full and just outside off, hit towards long-on. Henriques always wanted a two and he was charging to the danger end.

18.4
1
Boult to Henriques, 1 run

Yorker outside off, digs it out towards point for one.

18.3
6
Boult to Henriques, SIX runs

Up, up and away! Is that the killer blow? Length ball on middle and leg, Henriques is deep in his crease as he moves to the off side. Flicks it high and long over deep backward square leg. Half-century up in style.

18.2
1
Boult to Silk, 1 run

Full on leg, Silk flicks it to fine leg.

18.1
2
Boult to Silk, 2 runs

Length ball outside off, thrashed through cover-point for two.

Boult for the penultimate.

end of over 1810 runs
SS: 137/3CRR: 7.61 RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 from 12b
Moises Henriques45 (30b 4x4 1x6)
Jordan Silk23 (25b 1x4)
Luke Wood 4-0-26-1
Liam Hatcher 4-0-37-0
17.6
4
Wood to Henriques, FOUR runs

Valiant effort in vain from Cartwright. Length ball, Henriques heaves it towards the on side, where deep square leg and deep midwicket converge. Cartwright puts in the dive from deep midwicket but cannot prevent the four.

17.5
Wood to Henriques, no run
17.4
1
Wood to Silk, 1 run

Length ball, heaved away through the on side.

17.3
1
Wood to Henriques, 1 run

Short in length, pulls it to deep backward square leg.

17.2
3
Wood to Silk, 3 runs

Oh no! Poor fielding in the deep at square leg allows them an extra run, Hatcher the fielder. He over-runs it, then regathers himself and prevents the boundary.

17.1
1lb
Wood to Henriques, 1 leg bye

Length ball outside leg, Silk makes room but is hit on the body.

24 off 18 needed. Who do Stars turn to? Wood it is. Boult should bowl the penultimate, you'd think.

end of over 1710 runs
SS: 127/3CRR: 7.47 RRR: 8.00 • Need 24 from 18b
Moises Henriques40 (26b 3x4 1x6)
Jordan Silk19 (23b 1x4)
Liam Hatcher 4-0-37-0
Luke Wood 3-0-17-1
16.6
1
Hatcher to Henriques, 1 run

Full and outside off, driven straight to Zampa at covers, takes him on for a quick run.

Fine leg goes back now.

16.5
6
Hatcher to Henriques, SIX runs

Scoop-flicks it for six! Ho, ho, ho! It is full and wide again, just inside the tramline. Henriques moves across quickly and gets it well over where fine leg would have stood.

A change of batter on strike forces a chat between the bowler and captain.

16.4
1
Hatcher to Silk, 1 run

Low full toss outside off, worked away to deep midwicket again. Just one this time.

16.3
2
Hatcher to Silk, 2 runs

Full and just outside off, wristed away to deep midwicket. The pressure by the batters results in the fielder not picking it up on the first go and concedes a second. Tom Rogers the man.

16.2
Hatcher to Silk, no run

Very full and outside off, just inside the tramline. Silk looks to dig it out but it passes past the inside edge.

16.1
Hatcher to Silk, no run

On a length outside off, it was wide as well. Silk fails to make contact there.

Hatcher for his last.

end of over 169 runs
SS: 117/3CRR: 7.31 RRR: 8.50 • Need 34 from 24b
Jordan Silk16 (19b 1x4)
Moises Henriques33 (24b 3x4)
Luke Wood 3-0-17-1
Adam Zampa 4-0-21-1

Sixers scored 19 off the Power Surge. Stars had managed 24.

15.6
1
Wood to Silk, 1 run

Another length ball on leg, heaves it to long-on.

Best performances - batters
BJ Webster
BJ Webster MS
78 runs (51)
4 fours3 sixes
Control
80%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
1 four1 six
342530101014
MC Henriques
MC Henriques SS
52 runs (32)
4 fours2 sixes
Control
74%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
2 fours0 six
4151124529
Best performances - bowlers
H Kerr
H Kerr SS
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
SNJ O'Keefe
SNJ O'Keefe SS
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
1
ECO
4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSydney Sixers, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Sixers
Moises Henriques
Match days26 December 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Ben Treloar
Australia
Greg Davidson
TV Umpire
Australia
Claire Polosak
Reserve Umpire
Australia
David Taylor
Match Referee
Australia
Dave Gilbert
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Melbourne Stars 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
SS 100%
MSSS
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Over 20 • SS 151/3

Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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Big Bash League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
PS14113221.205
SS14103210.846
MR147714-0.027
ST147714-0.716
BH146713-0.483
HH146812-0.340
AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287