It was a one-sided affair at Sydney in the 40th match of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The stunning display of batting by James Vince and Josh Phillipe helped Sydney Sixers thump Hobart Hurricanes pretty convincingly. Despite being a one-sided contest, it was a run-feast game for the spectators to witness.
Initially, it was Sydney Sixers, who won the toss and elected to bowl first. The skipper of Hobart carried on his scintillating form, who scored 64 to his name. But, unfortunately, it did not help Hobart, as he took as many as 51 deliveries for that score.
Meanwhile, D’Arcy Short, who got a start failed to convert into a big one like the other night. Though the openers have scored at a run-a-ball, it was the middle-order batsmen, who went berserk in the middle and final overs.
Ben McDermott and George Bailey have been exceptional with their willows. They both knocked runs at ease to keep Sydney bowlers chasing the leather more often than not.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 23, 2019
For Sydney, all their top 4 bowlers Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott and Ben Manenti picked up one wicket each. Bailey finished with an unbeaten 22 off 9 balls while McDermott scored 41.
In reply, Hobart Hurricanes got a superb start in the first over when James Faulkner sent back Daniel Hughes in the fourth ball of the innings. But, it was the last moment when Hobart supporters are in a happy state, as the rest was the show by Sydney batsmen.
A star on the rise.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 23, 2019
James Vince and the other opener Josh Phillippe have knocked it superbly for the team. They both added an unbeaten record-breaking 167-run partnership for the second wicket to chase down the tally with 17 deliveries left in the bank. Vince scored 74*, Josh garnered 86* off 49 balls.
Sydney Sixers – 172/4 (Matthew Wade 64, Ben McDermott 41, Dwarshuis 1/25)
Hobart Hurricanes – 173/1 (Phillipe 86*, James Vince 74*, Faulkner 1/22)