It has been a one-sided ride by Sydney Sixers in the 45th match of Big Bash League 2018-19. They have completely dominated things at their home ground to dismantle Adelaide Strikers to secure a convincing 8-wicket victory. Moises Henriques and Daniel Hughes are the stars with the bat while Ben Swarshuis delivered incredible spell of bowling.
Initially, it was Sydney Sixers, who won the toss and chose to bowl first. They have got one of the blistering starts, as they never allowed Adelaide Strikers to score runs freely. Ben Dwarshuis was at his best, who bowled a scintillating spell in the powerplay to pick 2 wickets for 2 runs in his 2 overs.
However, Jack Lehmann stood in the middle by scoring a run-a-ball knock while Wells showed some good spirit but failed to convert the start. Meanwhile, Colin Ingram once again failed to put on any runs while Micheal Neser’s 31 helped team past 100-run mark on the board.
Ben Dwarshuis finished with a magical spell of 4 overs 7 runs 3 wickets while Sean Abbott picked a couple of wickets. Steve O’Keefe and Tom Curran bagged one wicket each to restrict Adelaide to 124 runs on the board.
In reply, Sydney was successful in sending Josh Phillipe and James Vince for cheap scores on the board. However, the other opener Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques made the chase look like a walk in the park.
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They both added an unbeaten 106-run partnership for the third wicket to finish the chase with 35 balls left in the bank. Moises Henriques looked rock solid, who 61 runs off just 31 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes.
For Adelaide, Michael Neser and Billy Stanlake picked up one wicket each. Ben Dwarshuis, who bowled a scintillating spell has been named as the man of the match.
Sydney Sixers – 124/8 (Jack Lehmann 46, Ben Dwarshuis 3/7)
Adelaide Strikers – 130/2 (Henriques 61*, Hughes 51*; Neser 1/11)