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RESULT
34th Match (N), Sydney, January 08, 2023, Big Bash League
(16.2/20 ov, T:134) 134/3

Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
  
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder 133/8(20 overs)
Sean Abbott3/9 (4)
Alex Ross 34 (34)
Ben Dwarshuis2/28 (4)
Sydney Sixers 134/3(16.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Sean AbbottSS97.31--03/94.0997.31
Jordan SilkSS62.1959(42)64.4262.19--0
Chris GreenST60.262(3)0.2- 1.212/293.2361.47
Moises HenriquesSS54.1553(38)58.0754.15--0
Sam WhitemanST53.9942(34)50.1153.99--0

10.20pm: Sixers claim the Smash honours with a comprehensive win. Thunder looked short of a competitive total after stuttering through to 133 for 8, and so it proved despite reducing their crosstown rivals to 25 for 3 in the powerplay. Jordan Silk and Moises Henriques fashioned a no-frills stand that put the contest to bed, victory pushing Sydney's magenta men back up to the top of the standings. They are closing in on a play-off spot, Thunder still have some work to do after their fourth defeat in nine

Sean Abbott is Player of the Match: "There was a little bit of a green tinge on the wicket, when the captain gives you the hard ball there's no more incentive to go out and perform well and set the tone. It was nice tonight. We felt we'd underperformed as a group and were really motivated to put on a performance. We were under the pump a bit early but these boys [Silk and Henriques] turned zeroes into ones and twos into threes and seemed to find every gap. To do it like that is something we've been asking for, especially at this stage of the season. [Toss?] There was discussion about dew, tonight it seemed to come on a bit more when the hardness went out of the ball. We went out there and adjusted beautifully."

Anyway, round one of the Sydney derby is done and dusted, we'll be back with more BBL action from Hobart tomorrow. Cheerio!

16.2
4
McAndrew to Henriques, FOUR runs

back of a length, thumped through midwicket - Henriques brings up fifty and hits the winning runs in the process!

16.1
4
McAndrew to Henriques, FOUR runs

short and help yourself! Into the ribs but Henriques is across and swings it past the diving Gilkes for four

16.1
1w
McAndrew to Henriques, 1 wide

slower ball down leg, Henriques swats at it and misses

McAndrew back, and Sixers have taken the Power Surge

end of over 166 runs
SS: 125/3CRR: 7.81 RRR: 2.25 • Need 9 from 24b
Moises Henriques45 (36b 4x4)
Jordan Silk59 (42b 7x4)
Usman Qadir 3-0-22-0
Ben Cutting 1-0-14-0
15.6
1
Usman Qadir to Henriques, 1 run

floated full and chipped over the off-side ring. Brings up the century stand between these two

15.5
Usman Qadir to Henriques, no run

tossed up wide of off, big swipe and a miss

15.4
2
Usman Qadir to Henriques, 2 runs

drops short, slammed through midwicket this time, diving stop from McAndrew keeps them to two

15.3
2
Usman Qadir to Henriques, 2 runs

here comes Henriques, launches over mid-on though he doesn't quite get all of it and Sams reels it in in front of the rope

15.2
Usman Qadir to Henriques, no run

patted back to the bowler

15.1
1
Usman Qadir to Silk, 1 run

flat outside off, possible wrong'un and chopped off the back foot

Qadir back, 15 needed. Will Sixers try to get this done?

end of over 1514 runs
SS: 119/3CRR: 7.93 RRR: 3.00 • Need 15 from 30b
Moises Henriques40 (31b 4x4)
Jordan Silk58 (41b 7x4)
Ben Cutting 1-0-14-0
Daniel Sams 2-0-23-0
14.6
2
Cutting to Henriques, 2 runs

cushioned into a gap at midwicket and they hustle back for two

14.5
1
Cutting to Silk, 1 run

back of a length, Silk is across and opens the face, picks out short third

"This is looking like a standard Sixers win," sighs Jazz. "As boringly efficient as ever."

14.4
1
Cutting to Henriques, 1 run

short of a length wide of off, Henriques slashes behind point

14.3
1
Cutting to Silk, 1 run

gets the yorker right this time, dug out back down the track and Cutting nearly diverts it into the stumps at the other end

Free hit coming

14.3
5nb
Cutting to Silk, (no ball) FOUR runs

high full toss, helped away to rope at fine leg! Silk does well to avoid being sconed, and there's an immediate apology from the bowler

14.2
2
Cutting to Silk, 2 runs

back of a length and cut away to deep backward point, well stopped by the sliding fielder

14.1
2
Cutting to Silk, 2 runs

short and pulled, two more into the deep... Fifty for Silk, who's been smooth as you like in this Sixers chase

Six overs to go, 29 needed. Sixers killing this chase softly. Ben Cutting on to bowl

end of over 1413 runs
SS: 105/3CRR: 7.50 RRR: 4.83 • Need 29 from 36b
Jordan Silk48 (36b 6x4)
Moises Henriques37 (29b 4x4)
Daniel Sams 2-0-23-0
Nathan McAndrew 2-0-14-0
13.6
1
Sams to Silk, 1 run

steered through backward point

13.5
4
Sams to Silk, FOUR runs

paddled fine, four more! Another slower ball and he waits for it, just gets a tickle to turn it around the corner and away

13.4
4
Sams to Silk, FOUR runs

slugged through midwicket! Short ball and it sits up nicely for Silk to crunch a pull

13.3
2
Sams to Silk, 2 runs

on the pads, possibly a cutter, Silk flicks into the gap at deep backward square leg, runs hard for two

Best performances - batters
JC Silk
JC Silk SS
59 runs (42)
7 fours0 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
4 fours0 six
7145441717
MC Henriques
MC Henriques SS
53 runs (38)
6 fours0 six
Control
85%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
5 fours0 six
381572225
Best performances - bowlers
SA Abbott
SA Abbott SS
O
4
M
0
R
9
W
3
ECO
2.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
BJ Dwarshuis
BJ Dwarshuis SS
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Sixers, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Sixers
Sean Abbott
Match days8 January 2023 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Phillip Gillespie
Australia
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Australia
Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Bede Sajowitz
Match Referee
Australia
Dave Gilbert
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Sydney Thunder 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
SS 100%
STSS
100%50%100%ST InningsSS Innings

Over 17 • SS 134/3

Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
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HH146812-0.340
AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287