The Perth Scorchers mopped the floor with Sydney Sixers in a blockbuster BBL 2021-22 Final to win the match by a comprehensive 79-run victory in Melbourne on Saturday. Throughout the competition, the Scorchers were outstanding. They defeated the Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier and then again in the finals. With this, the Scorchers have taken up their BBL title tally to four.
The Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, didn’t get off to a good start with the bat. They lost their first four wickets for just 25 runs while batting first. Kurt Patterson (1 off 4), Josh Inglis (13 off 13), Mitchell Marsh (5 off 11), and Munro (1 off 5) were all removed from the game without making an impact with the bat.
However, Ashton Turner teamed up with Laurie Evan to spearhead a miraculous comeback. The pair put up a 104-run partnership for the fifth wicket, bringing the side back into the game.
Turner was removed from the game after scoring 54 runs in 35 pitches, but Evan continued to play well. In the first innings, he led the side to a daunting 171-run total with an undefeated 76-run knock off 41 deliveries.
The Sixers were led by Steve OKeefe and Lyon, who each took two wickets. Bird and Hayden Kerr both chose one.
The Sydney Sixers couldn’t seem to get going in response to the total. They were unable to form even a single decent partnership as wickets fell at regular intervals.
At the crease, Daniel Hughes was the only one who looked decent. He hit 42 out of 33, but he didn’t get much help at the other end. Hayden Kerr (2 off 4) and Nicholas Bertus (15 off 15) were the first two batters to be dismissed. Jay Lenton made 10 runs, while the rest of the players got out on single-digit scores.
Andrew Tye was the best bowler for Perth Scorchers in the BBL 2021-22 Final, taking 3 for 15 in three overs, while Jhye Richardson took 2 for 20 in 3.2 overs, giving a perfect end to their BBL 11 campaign.
Brief Scores: Perth Scorchers 6 for 171 (Evans 76*, Turner 54, Lyon 2-24, O’Keefe 2-43) beat Sydney Sixers 92 (Hughes 42, Tye 3-15, Richardson 2-20 ) by 79 runs