back of a length, thumped through midwicket - Henriques brings up fifty and hits the winning runs in the process!
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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!
short and help yourself! Into the ribs but Henriques is across and swings it past the diving Gilkes for four
slower ball down leg, Henriques swats at it and misses
McAndrew back, and Sixers have taken the Power Surge
floated full and chipped over the off-side ring. Brings up the century stand between these two
tossed up wide of off, big swipe and a miss
drops short, slammed through midwicket this time, diving stop from McAndrew keeps them to two
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
patted back to the bowler
flat outside off, possible wrong'un and chopped off the back foot
Qadir back, 15 needed. Will Sixers try to get this done?
cushioned into a gap at midwicket and they hustle back for two
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."
short of a length wide of off, Henriques slashes behind point
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
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
back of a length and cut away to deep backward point, well stopped by the sliding fielder
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
steered through backward point
paddled fine, four more! Another slower ball and he waits for it, just gets a tickle to turn it around the corner and away
slugged through midwicket! Short ball and it sits up nicely for Silk to crunch a pull
on the pads, possibly a cutter, Silk flicks into the gap at deep backward square leg, runs hard for two
|Sydney Showground Stadium|
|Toss||Sydney Sixers, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||8 January 2023 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Sydney Sixers 2, Sydney Thunder 0|
Over 17 • SS 134/3Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)