BBL 2021-22 : Hayden Kerr’s heroics takes Sixers to the final

Hayden Kerr scored 98 not out Getty Images

Hayden Kerr scored 98 not out Getty Images

Hayden Kerr’s brilliant unbeaten 58-ball 98 drove Sydney Sixers to a four-wicket win to seal their spot in the last of the Big Bash League. It will be the fifth time in 11 releases of the BBL that the Sixers and the Perth Scorchers will challenge for the flatware. 12 runs were required off the last finished, however with two wickets tumbling off the initial two bundles of the over, Adelaide Strikers would’ve felt sure. Kerr, be that as it may, cleared the rope under massive strain as the scaled tipped in the Sixers’ approval. With two required off the last conveyance, he flicked a more full conveyance to the limit to take the Sixers home at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Matt Renshaw’s dropped get demonstrated truly exorbitant eventually, with him having put down Kerr in the fourth over when on 16. Kerr from there on played a blinder to agree with his stance home pursuing 168 in the Challenger for a spot in the last. Choosing for bowl, the Sixers did well to lessen the Strikers to 21/3. Be that as it may, the Strikers skiped back to post a cutthroat complete of 167 on account of innings restoring thumps from Ian Cockbain (48), Jonathan Wells (62*) and Matt Renshaw (36*).

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Sydney lost the early wicket of Justin Avendano, yet Kerr was forceful from the beginning and played his shots. Sixers lost a couple of wickets for inexpensively the center overs, yet Sean Abbott followed his three-wicket pull from prior in the day with a urgent appearance of 41 off 20 and his remain with Kerr of 55 off 30 turned the game on its head with the all-rounder taking lead. What additionally cost the Strikers was helpless handling yielding almost 20 runs with even the last limit falling off a misfield.

Eventually, Kerr’s heroics closed down shades on the Strikers’ fantasy end of season run in the knockout. The Scorchers will begin as top choices against a physical issue and COVID-hit Sixers crew. The last will be played on January 28.

Brief scores : Adelaide Strikers 167/4 in 20 overs (Ian Cockbain 48, Jonathan Wells 62*, Matt Renshaw 36*; Sean Abbott 3-27) lost to Sydney Sixers 170/6 in 20 overs (Hayden Kerr 98*, Sean Abbott 41; Harry Conway 2-27, Henry Thornton 2-40) by 4 wickets

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