Despite winning the toss, Adelaide Strikers chose to bat first and got off to a flying start from the opening pair. In response to their counter-attack, Sean Abbott grabbed Matthew Short 16 (8) and Jake Weatherald 11 (6) wickets, securing crucial breakthroughs for the Sydney Sixers.
Sixers have had a dominant performance in the BBL based on past records. The Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, are desperate for a win in order to climb the points table. Matt Renshaw and Jonathan Wells were on strike to lead the team from the front.