Perth Scorchers registered their second win of the BBL 2021-22 season against Sydney Sixers after beating them by 5 wickets on Sunday at International Sports Stadium. With that win, they have retained the top spot on the BBL 2021-22 points table, having registered 9 wins out of 11 matches. The Scorchers restricted Sydney Sixers to 151 runs in the first innings.
Given how Josh Phillipe and Justin Avendano started the innings, it looked like the Sixers would post a formidable total on the board. However, Ashton Agar turned the game on its head after picking the wickets of both the openers in the 8th over to leave Sydney Sixers in trouble at 57 for 2. Phillipe (32 off 22) and Justin Avendano (23 off 22) both failed to convert the start into a big score. Jack Edwards (8 off 10) too couldn’t make a significant contribution with the bat.
However, Silk and Christian later stitched a crucial 50-run stand for the fifth wicket to guide Sydney Sixers to a 151-run total on the board. For Scorchers, Ashton Agar was the pick of the bowlers as he picked 2 wickets for 23 runs in his four overs. Peter Hatzoglou bowled great lengths and gave only 21 runs in his three overs and picked a crucial wicket of Jack Edwards.
Sydney Sixers made a good start with the ball as well as they sent both the openers of Perth Scorchers back to the hut inside the first three overs with only 17 runs on the board. Laurie Evans looked good for his 19 off 15, but he too couldn’t play a big knock for the team either.
However, what followed was an outstanding knock from Ashton Turner, who took it upon himself to take his team home. Turner played some fantastic shots and scored runs at a great pace. He scored 69 runs off 41 balls and played a pivotal role in helping Perth Scorchers win the match by 5 wickets. Aaron Hardie also made a vital contribution of 35 runs off 31 deliveries. Sydney Sixers have now lost their second consecutive match but are still sitting at third on the table. They would look to get to winning ways.
Brief Scores: Perth Scorchers 5 for 152 (Turner 69, Hardie 35, Dwarshuis 2-34) beat Sydney Sixers 4 for 151 (Christian 35 not out, Philippe 32, Agar 2-23) by five wickets