English all-rounder Tom Curran stars for the second time in a row for Sydney Sixers for his outstanding performances with the bat and ball. According to the BBL 9 roster, the 14th match of the tournament scheduled between Sydney based both teams at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The thrilling contest decided in the first-ever super over in BBL 9 so far, and Sixers pull off the 3rd victory in their first-round so far.
Sydney Thunders won the toss and decided to bat first and put a total of 149 runs on the board. Thunders skipper Callum Ferguson scored half-century with 52 runs off 42 balls in first innings. Lloyd Pop dismissed three batsmen of Sydney Thunders and recorded a vital bowling figure of 3-23. Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henrique scored 41 runs off 30 balls, and Chris Morris managed two breakthroughs for Sixers.
Sydney Cricket Ground crowd witnessed the first super-over for game of the BBL 9 season. In the chase of 149 runs game tied in super over and taking advantage of batting first, Moises Henriques hammered 16 runs for Sixers. Thunders required 16 runs in the super over faced their first defeat in this season so far. Sydney Sixers won their second consecutive game of this season with 3-2 and moved to the top of the BBL Points Table.
In the bowling performances, Llyod Pop grasped three wickets in his four overs bowling spell while Tom Curran and Sean Abbot managed two breakthroughs for each. Ben Dwarshuis and Jackson Bird remained unsuccessful in the wicket-taking the opportunity. Sydney Thunders bowling line – Chris Morris picked up two wickets. Except for Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, and Jonathan Cook took one wicket each.
Sydney Thunders vs. Sydney Sixers Squad
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Gilkes, Ian Ross. Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook
Daniel Hughes, Josh Philipp, Moises Henrique, Jack Edward, Jordan Silk. Hayden Kerr. Tom Curran, Sean Abbot, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope
BBL 9 Match 14 Results – 1st Innings
Sydney Thunders won the toss and decided to bat first – Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales opened the batting innings and built a partnership of 48 runs. Sean Abbot took his first wicket after dismissing Khawaja in at 16 runs off 13 balls with a single maximum. Thunder lost three quick wickets with the dismissal of Khawaja, Alex Hales, and Gilkes. Matt Gilkes went for the duck and recorded his maiden duck after facing seven balls, stamped behind the wickets.
Alex Rose and Ferguson formed a partnership of 54 runs and scored raised to 110-4 when Rose got a wrong shot selection. Sydney Thunders lost four wickets between 110 terms to 118 and lost the run rate momentum to scored a competitive total. The team ended their batting innings after putting 149 runs on the scorecard. Sydney Sixers used five bowlers, of which Llyod Pop picked up two wickets. Except for Llyod, Tom Curran and Sean Abbot got two wickets each.
Usman Khawaja 16(13), Alex Hales 32 (21), Callum Ferguson 52 (42), Matthew Gilkes 0 (7). Ian Ross 26 (22), Chris Morris 1(2), Daniel Sams 0 (1), Chris Green 1 (4), Arjun Nair 11 (10)
Didn’t Bat: Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook
Ben Dwarshuis 4-0-38, Jackson Bird 4-0-31, Tom Curran 4-2-23, Sean Abbot 4-2-28, Llyod Pop 4-3-25
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BBL 9 Match 14 Results – 2nd Innings
While chasing down the total, Josh Philippe and Hayden Kerr opened the batting innings. Sixers went with the defensive approach in the chase of 149 runs, and the team lost a single wicket and scored 35 runs in the powerplay. Moises Henrique, the skipper of Sixers, made a change in the opening batting pair by replacing Daniel Hughes with Hayden Kerr as the opening batsman. Kerr goes for a duck after face four deliveries in the very first over of the Sixers batting innings.
Daniel Huges came to bat at the third number and build a partnership of 37 runs, but Philippe bowled out by Chris Green. The batting line started crumbling in the second bowling spell after the powerplay. Sixers kept on losing wickets in quick succession, but Tom Curran holds the game in tough times. Curran played an exceptional inning of 35 runs for 17 balls with the strike rate of 200+ and played a vital role in tying up the game.
Sydney Thunder used six bowlers in defending the reasonable total of 149 runs in 20 overs match. Jonathan Cook bowled a very economical bowling spell with 4.50 runs in his four overs bowling spell and took a single wicket. Chris Morris picked up two wickets by dismissing in-form batsman Josh Philippe in his first over. Except for Morris and Jona Cook, Chris Green and Daniel Sams dismissed two batsmen.
Josh Philippe 11 (17), Hayden Kerr 0 (4), Daniel Hughes 37 (25), Moises Henrique 41 (30), Jack Edward 17 (21)Jordan Silk 2 (3), Tom Curran 35 (17), Ben Dwarshuis 2 (3)
Didn’t Bat: Sean Abbot, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope
Jonathan Cook 4-1-18, Chris Green 2-1-18, Daniel Sams 4-1-24, Chris Tremain 4-0-37, Chris Morris 4-2-36, Arjun Nair 2-0-14
Points: Sydney Sixers 2 Points, Sydney Sixers 0 Points