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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Qualifier
Perth Scorchers (Playing XI): Kurtis Patterson, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner(c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Sydney Sixers (Playing XI): Josh Philippe(w), Justin Avendano, Nick Bertus, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve OKeefe
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Head-to-Head:
- Total Matches Played: 22
- Perth Scorchers Won: 13
- Sydney Sixers Won: 9
- No Result: 1
- Tie: 0
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Match Updates:
The Qualifier Match of Big Bash League 2021-22 is all set to play between Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers on 22nd January, at the Docklands Stadium – Melbourne. The two strong teams in the tournament’s era placed 2nd and 3rd, accordingly, and will compete for a berth in the final. Today’s losing party will have another opportunity to reach the final. Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers is a match featuring 2 three-time champions. In the group stage, the Scorchers were dominant in both scenarios.
On the other flip, Sydney Sixers captain, Moises Henriques, earlier condemned Cricket Australia’s decision not to allow Steve Smith to participate in the BBL finals as “disappointing” and “sad for cricket.” Also, in a recent development, Sydney Sixers’ opening batsman Jack Edwards has been forced into isolation right before the show begins, just after his brother Mickey Edwards COVID tests “inconclusive”.
And another big blow for Sixers in the form of an injury _ “Sixers batter Daniel Hughes is out of tonight’s match after injuring his ankle in warm-up. Hughes tripped over the boundary rope while practicing high balls. ‘Nick Bertus’ comes into the starting line-up to make his debut.”
Inglis, Patterson To Solidify Innings For Scorchers: Perth Scorchers have won the toss and opted to bat against the Sydney Sixers. Meanwhile, the Sydney Sixers have suffered a major blow with the exit of important players Steve Smith, Jack Edwards, and Daniel Hughes, which may pose some challenges for the team. Furthermore, Scorchers openers Josh Inglis 22 (14) and Kurtis Patterson 22 (15) got off to a promising start to the innings. As the table-toppers seemed to be on a positive note to secure the finals berth.
Inglis & Patterson’s Firearms Sweats Sixers: Scorchers openers remain firm for the side upon sweating the Sixers bowlers despite hammering the ball to cover all parts of the park. Josh Inglis and Kurtis Patterson use their firearms to seize control of the game and set a lofty target for the defending champions. On the other hand, Sixers captain Moises Henriques is utilizing all of his tactics in order to break the establishing partnership. Meanwhile, Kurtis Patterson hit the ball hard to reach his half-century in just 33 deliveries.
Sixers’ Hayden Kerr Breaks 120-Run Partnership: The partnership between the opening pair for Scorchers, Josh Inglis, and Kurtis Patterson came to a halt when Sixers bowler Hayden Kerr’s brilliant delivery caught Patterson at 64 (41). However, Hayden Kerr made a relief after breaking the crucial stand to register the team’s first breakthrough. Meanwhile, Inglis has added 50 runs to his name and then joins Mitchell Marsh, the next batter, to boost the innings.
Scorchers Set 190 For The Defending Champions: The Scorchers have set a lofty target of 190 for the defending champions. The Sixers failed to restrict the flow of runs and secure the early breakthroughs despite employing all of their firepowers. The deepest gratitude to the opening combo of Josh Inglis and Kurtis Patterson, whose aggressive hitting made the upcoming batsman’s job much easier. On the other side, Steve Okeefe steps-in to make the 2nd breakthrough for the side upon bagging the Scorchers opener Josh Inglis 79 (49). Furthermore, the next batsmen Mitchell Marsh 28 (21) and Colin Munro 12* (9) both contributed their part to set the objective, before Hayden Kerr gets his 2nd wicket in the form of Mitchell Marsh.
Perth Scorchers Innings 189-3 (20 Overs)
Sixers 7 Down, Scorchers Dominates The Show: The Sydney Sixers have made a slow start in their chase of the lofty target set by the Perth Scorchers. The Sixers’ batsmen couldn’t pick the appropriate course to drive the ball, whereas the Scorchers are destructive not just with the bat but also with the bowling attack. The Sixers lost 6 wickets in a row in the first 10 overs of action. Jhye Richardson made the first breakthrough for the Scorchers, getting Josh Philippe 5 (8).
Furthermore, Behrendorff grabbed couple of wickets, Justin Avendano 0 (3) and Jordan Silk 1 (5). Eventually, Richardson comes in to bag his 2nd wicket, Moises Henriques 17 (30). Then Ashton Agar gets in to attack, to hold two wickets in the form of Nicholas Bertus 4 (7) and Daniel Christian 7 (4). Turner lets Sean Abbott for a run-out. The Scorchers dominated the play with their consistency, grabbing 7 wickets in quick sessions.
‘Clinical’, Scorchers Defeat Sixers To Reach The Finals: Sixers struggled to chase the target with 3-wickets in hand, and their batting order finally collapsed as they had no means to deal with the Scorchers bowlers. Andrew Tye includes 2 wickets in the shape of Hayden Kerr 22 (18) and Nathan Lyon 2 (2). As the Sixers’ prospects of reaching the Finals faded, as they were unable to survive till the 20 overs. Ben Dwarshuis 66 (29) seemed to be the only batsman who stood strong for Sixers to some extent but fell short for Hatzoglou to hand over a clinical win for the Scorchers. The Scorchers clearly having a great day, as they batted aggressively and bowled consistently.
As a result, the Sixers were unable to tackle the Scorchers’ tactics and experienced a defeat in the Qualifier, allowing the Scorchers to progress to the Finals. Furthermore, Sydney Sixers will now have another chance to advance to the finals, if they win the challenger round.