BBL 2021-22 : Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars in tournament opener by 152 runs

Josh Philippe scored 83 for Sydney Sixers

Josh Philippe scored 83 for Sydney Sixers

The opening match of Big Bash League 2021-22 lasted for only 31.1 overs and it was butchery all through. Sydney Sixers harassed Melbourne Stars to sack the greatest at any point win throughout the entire existence of the competition – by 152 runs – and furthermore gave Stars the third-most minimal complete in the competition’s set of experiences.

After Glenn Maxwell decided to bowl, Sixers pounded 213 for 4 to begin their title safeguard and examined control all through the challenge. After a consistent beginning, where the openers made 21 in the initial three overs, James Vince struck three limits while Josh Philippe got one against Sam Rainbird to kick on and gather 19 from the fourth finished. Sixers were 54 for no misfortune after the powerplay and dialed back a touch to reach 69 for no misfortune in eight overs.

Brody Couch released 15 in the 10th over yet Adam Zampa assisted Stars with pulling things back when he finished Vince’s 29-ball 44-run stay in the 10th. After 13 overs, Sixers selected to take the power flood and helped their score from being 123 for 1 to 156 for 1 – scoring 33 in the two overs. Rainbird was by and by at the less than desirable finish of the attack as Philippe hit two sixes and a limit to leave the pacer with figures of 3-0-46-0.

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Moises Henriques (76 not out off 38) and Philippe made 102 off 51 to set the side up for a prevailing complete as Sixers had the option to oversee 56 in the last five. Philippe, who tumbled to Rainbird in the nineteenth over, made 83 off 47 while the pacer finished with figures of 1 for 59 to end a disillusioning day.

The pursuit got off to a frustrating beginning for the Stars as they lost Joe Clarke and Nick Larkin inside the initial five conveyances. Steve OKeefe (4-0-14-4), Sean Abbott (3-0-14-3), Hayden Kerr (1-0-6-2) and Tom Curran (1.1-0-9-1) were clinical on the night as Stars before long went from being 18 for 2 to 47 for 9. They were at risk for posting the least absolute in BBL’s set of experiences – a record held by Melbourne Renegades when they posted 57 all out against Stars – however Brody Couch and Syed Faridoun struck a limit each to get them past 60.

Stars not just need to manage the enormous deficit, they’ll likewise now need to find ways of bettering their net run rate which is – 7.6. They presently play Sydney Thunder in their next two matches prior to taking on Sixers again on December 15.

Brief scores : Melbourne Stars 213/4 in 20 overs (Josh Philippe 83, Moises Henriques 76*) beat Sydney Sixers 61 in 11.1 overs (Steve O’Keefe 4-14, Sean Abbott 3-14) by 152 runs.

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