The New Year Day match between Sidney Sixers and Perth Scorchers had a new milestone for the latter who scaled its highest chase in the team’s history. The Scorchers won the match beating Sydney Sixers by six wickets, but the record was the chasing score of 170, which is the highest, for the team so far. The Sixers scored 167 for 4. Scorchers chased down the target with a strong knock off Michael Klinger and Ashton Turner. Klinger scored 83 batting as the opener while Turner knocked 45 in the fourth wicket partnership.
The chase was not without glitches. Scorchers lost two wickets by the third over falling to 2 wickets for 17 runs. However, it was Klinger’s resolute knocked that brought the team out of its early misery. After David Wiley and Hilton Cartwright left the crease, Hilton paired with Turner hauling the chase to 113 runs by the 15th over. The stretch ended with the latter’s wicket in the over off Daniel Sams.
Turner helped to take the chase to the winning ally, but it was Tim David’s 17 off 10 balls that assisted a good push to the winning mark. David played as the debutante in the match, bringing the applaud to himself and the team’s selectors. Klinger played until the pre-ultimate over hauling the chase to 153. In the final over, an impressive strike off David and Adam Vogues marked the victory in 19.1 overs, leaving five balls to spare. Vogues knocked a single six in the only ball he played, the winning shot.
Sydney Sixers lost its opener Jason Roy in the fourth over trapped by Willey. The second wicket partnership between Peter Nevil and Nic Maddinson injected momentum into the inning pulling the score to 60 by the seventh over. The team reached 100 runs in the partnership between Jordan Silk and Sam Billings, as the middle order players steered the inning. Silk remained unbeaten knocking 45 runs off 33, while Billings played until the 18th over adding 33 off 21 balls.
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