62dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

O'Keefe, record stand give Sixers opening win

O'Keefe's three-wicket burst in his first two overs helped Sixers defend 165, which had been built on a record fourth-wicket stand of 124 between Jordan Silk and Daniel Hughes

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JC Silk
67(49) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 10 4 19 11 9 14
DP Hughes
62(44) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 7 1 27 8 4 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SNJ O'Keefe
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
SA Abbott
O4
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | PS: 147/8 (18 runs required, RR: 7.35)

  • JA Richardson15 (10b)
  • AJ Tye1 (1b)
  • TK Curran4-0-32-0
  • SA Abbott4-0-29-3

6.31pm Sydney Sixers open their campaign with a canter, and it's two defeats in two for last-year's table-toppers, the Scorchers. A record stand between Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk set this victory up and then the bowlers kept the pressure on with some good intelligent slower bowling and variations in pace. O'Keefe led that effort with his best BBL figures, and for that he's been named Player of the Match. Scorchers could've been chasing a lot lesser and were almost equal at the halfway mark, but that stand made all the difference.

That will be a wrap of this game then. But stick around, for this is a double-header Saturday and Heat v Hurricanes isn't far away. But from here, goodbye.

19.6
4
Curran to Richardson, FOUR runs, swings wildly at a fuller one and gets an inside edge to fine leg
19.5
1
Curran to Tye, 1 run, low full toss, smashes it straight into the stumps. Curran has his hand out but has it grazed the fingers?
19.4
1lb
Curran to Richardson, 1 leg bye, walks across to a fuller one and gets hit on the pad outside the line of off stump
19.3
4
Curran to Richardson, FOUR runs, slower short ball, swivels and pulls to deep square leg where Edwards lets it go through the legs as he dives
19.2
0
Curran to Richardson, no run, yorker outside off, jams the bat down but gets beaten
19.1
0
Curran to Richardson, no run, back of a length, slower, from the back of the hand, keeps low and he swings and misses

Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0M KlingerSM Whiteman
2nd7M KlingerDJ Willey
3rd2M KlingerAJ Turner
4th99AJ TurnerHWR Cartwright
5th7AC AgarHWR Cartwright
6th1WG BosistoHWR Cartwright
7th10NM Coulter-NileHWR Cartwright
8th10NM Coulter-NileJA Richardson
9th11AJ TyeJA Richardson

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502