Glenn Maxwell’s shocking hundred was to no end as Josh Philippe, with his unbeaten 99, directed Sydney Sixers to a seven-wicket triumph in a high-scoring thrill ride at the MCG on Wednesday.
Coming in to bat at 6 for 2 later Melbourne Stars were placed in to bat, Maxwell looted twelve limits and three sixes in his 57-ball thump of 103, assisting his with siding recuperate to post a cutthroat all out of 177/5. The skipper previously joined with Nick Larkin to put on a 53-run association that assisted stabalise the innings prior to sewing a 85-run organization with Hilton Cartwright, both of whom scored 23 each.
Having taken 35 balls to his fifty, Maxwell multiplied his score in the following 19 conveyances he confronted, at the end of the eighteenth over, not long after losing Cartwright. He withdrew in the penultimate over of the innings yet several limit hits in the 15-run last over implied Sixers required 178 to go on the focuses table.
Sixers were looking flying so far however Nathan Coulter-Nile created an advancement from the get-go in the pursuit to send back James Vince for a show a-ball nine subsequent to being hit to him for consecutive limits in the fourth finished. In any case, captain Moises Henriques didn’t allow the requesting to rate move as he held hands with Philippe to post a fast 50 years stand, where he contributed a helpful 29 off 20 preceding being caught LBW by Adam Zampa.
Philippe took over from that point, and continued to track down limits at customary stretches to never allow Sixers to fall behind. Jordan Silk played the best consistent accomplice at the opposite end, contributing an important 19-ball 25 in the whole 66-run stand. In charge of the pursuit, Sixers left their Power Surge until the eighteenth over when they were just 29 away. Philippe hit 16 off those just to be left abandoned on 99 however finished the pursuit honorably with a six.
Brief scores : Melbourne Stars 177/5 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 103; Chris Jordan 1-24) lost to Sydney Sixers 182/3 in 19.4 overs (Josh Philippe 99*, Adam Zampa 1-28) by 7 wickets