AUSTRALIA: Perth Scorchers became the first team to win the Big Bash League title four times after they defeated Sydney Sixers by 79 runs in the final match of Big Bash League 2021-2022. This was the 3rd time that Perth Scorchers defeated Sydney Sixers in the finals. Even in this edition of Big Bash League, Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers faced each other 4 times and Perth Scorchers defeated Sydney Sixers on all those 4 occasions.
In this match after winning the toss, Sydney Sixers decided to bowl first. Perth Scorchers had the worst of the starts as they lost 4 wickets in the mandatory powerplay. Perth Scorchers lost their top four batsmen, Kurtis Patterson (1), Josh Inglis (13), Mitchell Marsh (5), and Colin Munro (1). Perth Scorchers were 25/4 after 5.6 overs.
After four early wickets, Perth Scorchers skipper Ashton Turner and Laurie Evans came out to resurrect the Perth Scorchers innings. They both stitched up a 104 runs partnership.
Ashton Turner and Laurie Evans revived the Perth Scorchers inning
Both Ashton Turner and Laurie Evans brought up their half-centuries during this partnership. Ashton Turner scored 54 runs off 35 deliveries which included 4 fours and 1 six before Steve OKeefe dismissed him. Perth Scorchers were 129/5 after 15.5 overs. Ashton Agar joined Laurie Evans after the fall of Ashton Turner.
Laurie Evans played one of the best innings of his Big Bash League career as he scored an unbeaten 76 runs off 41 deliveries which included 4 fours and 4 sixes and he took the Perth Scorchers to a total of 171/6 after 20 overs. Ashton Agar also played a good cameo knock of 15 runs off 9 deliveries which included 3 fours.
For Sydney Sixers, Nathan Lyon and Steve OKeefe took 2 wickets each while Jackson Bird and Hayden Kerr took 1 wicket each.
Hayden Kerr and Nicholas Bertus were opening the innings for Sydney Sixers. The sixers also had a bad start as they lost Hayden Kerr (2) and Sydney Sixers were 5/1 after 1.3 overs. After the fall of the first wicket, Daniel Hughes joined Nicholas Bertus in the middle.
They both added 27 runs partnership before Ashton Turner removed Nicholas Bertus (15) and Sydney Sixers were 32/2 after 5 overs. Moises Henriques came out to bat after the dismissal of Bertus.
Moises Henriques couldn’t last long as Ashton Agar got him out lbw and Sydney Sixers were now struggling at 46/3 after 7 overs.
Daniel Christian joined Daniel Hughes in the middle. They both added 16 runs partnerships before Daniel Christian (3) got out. Daniel Hughes was trying to somehow save the Sydney Sixers innings but there was no support from the other end.
Daniel Hughes scored a fighting knock of 42 runs off 33 deliveries which included 2 fours and 1 six before he got run out and Sydney Sixers were 77/6 after 12.5 overs.
Sydney Sixers lost wickets in quick successions
After Daniel Hughes got out, none of the Sixers batsmen stayed at the crease and as a result, Sydney Sixers lost quick wickets and got bundled out for 92/10 after 16.2 overs.
For Perth Scorchers, Andrew Tye took 3 wickets, Jhye Richardson took 2 wickets whereas Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Turner, Peter Hatzoglou, and Ashton Agar took 1 wicket each.
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