Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, 45th Match
Sydney Sixers won by 59 runs
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Smith, Player of the Match: You need luck sometimes. I got into a nice groove, the wicket played nicely. Patterson played an anchor's role, it was a nice partnership with him. I have been able to play both sides of the wicket. I have had three knocks on my knee, it's a bit sore over the last few days. Great atmosphere here. Nice to play on these smaller grounds as you feel the crowd is very close and right next to you.
22:30 Local Time, 11:30 GMT, 17:00 IST: A comprehensive victory for Sydney Sixers as they move to the top spot in the points table. Steve Smith stole the show tonight as his century helped the Sixers post a mammoth total of 203//5. There were some handy contributions from Patterson and Silk for the Sixers as well. In reply, the Strikers lost an early wicket in the form of Head, but Matt Short and Alex Carey had a decent partnership for the second wicket. However, they couldn't match up to what Smith did earlier in the day. The bowlers kept taking wickets at regular intervals, and the Strikers eventually fell short of the target by 59 runs. No doubt on who the Player of the Match should be..
ADS: 144-10 after 19 overs
18.6Abbott to Conway, out Bowled!! Conway is the last man out! Sixers beat Strikers by 59 runs! Pitched up by Abbott around off, Conway has a swing and a miss. The stumps have been rattled and that's that. Handshake between the players of both the teams as they start walking back towards the pavilion. Conway b Abbott 3(6)
Abbott to Conway, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!
18.5 Abbott to Conway, no run, short of a length outside off, Conway attempts a cut, gets beaten
18.4 Abbott to Conway, no run, yorker length ball at the stumps, Conway squeezes this into the on-side
18.3 Abbott to Thornton, 1 run, short ball on leg, Thornton pulls it to fine leg for a single
18.2 Abbott to Conway, 1 run, clipped towards mid-wicket by Conway for a single
18.1 Abbott to Thornton, 1 run, short of a length around middle and leg, gets an inside edge onto the leg-side
ADS: 141-9 after 18 overs
17.6 Dwarshuis to Conway, 2 runs, short ball outside off, Conway attempts a cut, gets an underedge past the keeper's dive towards off, a couple of runs taken
17.5 Dwarshuis to Conway, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Conway lets it through to the keeper
Harry Conway, right handed bat, comes to the crease
17.4 Dwarshuis to Boyce, out Caught by Patterson!! The procession of wickets continues. Width on offer outside off and Boyce has slashed it towards deep backward point. Patterson near the boundary moves to his left and takes a nonchalant reverse cup catch. Sixers only one wicket away from a clinical victory. Boyce c Patterson b Dwarshuis 5(10)
Dwarshuis to Boyce, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
17.3 Dwarshuis to Boyce, no run, short of a length outside off, Boyce attempts a cut, gets beaten
17.2 Dwarshuis to Boyce, no run, another one outside off, full and quick, angled away from the batter, Boyce has a swing and a miss
17.1 Dwarshuis to Boyce, no run, full and quick outside off, Boyce swings and misses
Ben Dwarshuis [3.0-0-26-2] is back into the attack
ADS: 139-8 after 17 overs
16.6 Steve OKeefe to Boyce, 1 run, another full length ball on off, Boyce drives it through cover for a single