The second match on January 02, 2020, played between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers at Marvel Stadium. Sydney Sixers beat Renegades in a thrilling contest of the day, the real showcase of James Vince and Jordan Silk firework took Sixers to the second spot on the BBL Points table. The vital partnership between Silk and Jordan won the game for Sixers while Renegades recorded the fifth consecutive loss in BBL 9.
The defending champion of the Big Bash League last season haven’t marked a single victory in this season and lost a fifth consecutive match. However Sam Harper and Dan Christian accelerated the game to finish off first innings to put a massive total on the board. Tom Curran conceded 58 runs for one wicket in his four overs bowling spell and recorded the third most expensive BBL bowling figure ever.
James Vince won the player of the match award for his outstanding batting performances with 41 runs off 26 balls at the crunch time of the game. Vince have recorded the highest individual batting figure so far in the BBL 9 and found the boundaries at the right time what helped Sixers to get closer to the total. Josh Inglis and Daniel Hughes formed a strong foundation of 70 runs in 9 overs.
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Squad
Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian. Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Tom Andrew, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson
Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran. Jack Edwards, Ben Dwarshuis, Benjamin Manenti, Jackson Bird, Llyod Pop
BBL 9 Match 20 Results – 1st Innings
After winning the toss at Marvel Stadium, Aaron Finch decided to bat first. Renegades lost a single wicket in the powerplay of Finch who scored just nine runs for six balls. Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh build a partnership of 60 runs formed a foundation of average total on the board. Dan Christian and Beau Webster contributed to the Renegades scorecard.
Ben Dwarshuis picked up a single wicket in his fourth over and over of the game. Dwarshuis conceded 27 runs with the economy of 6.75 terms per over. Jackson Bird and Llyod Pop dismissed two batsmen in their four overs bowling spell. Sixer used five bowlers who completed their limited-overs bowling spell. Tom Curran bowled four overs and recorded the 3rd most expensive bowling spell of the BBL history.
Sam Harper 45 (24), Aaron Finch 9 (6), Shaun Marsh 40 (42), Marcus Harris 2 (4), Beau Webster 17 (17). Daniel, Christian 32 (17). Will Sutherland 3 (7), Cameron Boyce 2 (3)
Didn’t Bat: Tom Andrew, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson
Ben Dwarshuis 4-1-27, Jackson Bird 4-2-24, Benjamin Manenti 4-0-21, Tom Curran 4-1-58, Llyod Pope 4-2-22
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BBL 9 Match 20 Results – 2nd Innings
While chasing down the 153 runs total in the maximum 20 overs with the required run rate of almost eight runs. Daniel Hughes and Josh Philippe opened up the batting innings for Sydney Sixers and laid a foundation of the run chase. Both opening batsmen maintained the run rate lost the first wicket of Josh Philippe who added 33 runs off 30 balls with 70/1 in 9.1 overs.
Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henriques joined Daniel Hughes after the loss of the second wicket but departed without opening his account. James Vince firework, in the end, gets Sixers closer to the target. Vince and Silk collectively added 77 runs and won the game for Sixers. Although the match lasted on till the second last ball of second innings. Renegades used seven bowlers in the second innings of which only Cameron Boyce and Tom Andrew successfully got two wickets each.
Josh Philippe 33 (30), Daniel Hughes 40 (31), James Vince 41(26). Moises Henriques 0 (3), Jordan Silk 36 (26), Tom Curran 1 (3).
Didn’t Bat: Jack Edwards, Ben Dwarshuis, Benjamin Manenti, Jackson Bird, Llyod Pop
Beau Webster 2-0-17, Kane Richardson 4-0-22, Richard Gleeson 3.5-0-29. Will Sutherland 2-0-21, Cameron Boyce 4-2-31, Dan Christians 1-0-10, Tom Andrew 3-2-22