Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes Batting Brilliance take Sydney Sixers to comfortable win
Ben Dwarshuis fires with the ball, Moises Henriques and Daniel Hughes finish the job with the bat for Sixers.
Sydney Sixers win by 8 wickets with 35 balls to spare. The Strikers lost it with the ball but the Sixers made the chase look very easy indeed. Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques put on a clinic with a swift unbeaten century stand to put the game to bed with 5.5 overs to spare. The Sixers have won three in a row and move up to second on the BBL table with a huge net run-rate boost. The Strikers have now lost four on the trot and their title defence is in ruins. Ben Dwarshuis is Player of the Match for his stunning figures of 3 for 7 with 18 dot balls. Thanks for your company tonight from the SCG. Join us tomorrow as the Melbourne Renegades host the Sydney Thunder at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
The next stops: The Strikers will next face the ladder-leading Hurricanes in a replay of last season’s final on Thursday, while the Sixers will meet Sydney Thunder in the Sydney Smash on Saturday.
SIXERS: Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti
STRIKERS: Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey (wk), Jake Lehmann, Colin Ingram (c), Jonathan Wells, Matt Short, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake
Toss: Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires: Davidson, G & Wilds, A K
TV Umpires: Polosak, C A
Match Referee: Parry, R L
Venue: SCG, Sydney
Date: 29 Jan 2019