Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades clashed against each other in the 18th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 on Wednesday, December 28. Renegades were at the third spot on the points table while the Sixers are sitting in the 6th position before the match but after beating the Renegades by 34 runs. Sixers jumped to the 4th spot while the Renegades are still in 3rd spot.
In the 10th over of the 2nd inning, there was an absolute ripper from Hayden Kerr. Shaun Marsh had no answers to that as it was beautifully bowled by Kerr. He hit the good length and got the ball to nip away off the wobble seam ever so slightly, opened Marsh up on the back foot, and beat the outside edge to hit the top of off.
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Sydney Sixers are back to the winning rhythm
Talking about the match, the Renegades invited the Sixers to put runs on the scoreboard after winning the toss. After losing the opener Kurtis Patterson in the fifth over of the first innings Josh Philippe and James Vince stitched a 89-run stand for the 2nd wicket. Phillipe smashed a brilliant half-century as he played a superb knock of 55 runs off 40 deliveries which included 5 fours and 2 sixes.
However, no other batter could really provide anything to the team as they were bundled out for 149 runs in 20 overs. Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the most successful bowler from the Sixers as he took 3 wickets for the team.
Coming in to chase the target, Renegades had a really bad start as they lost their both openers on the score of just 8 runs. Experienced batters Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh tried to make a match-winning partnership but Marsh couldn’t stay on the crease for too long as he was dismissed after scoring 28 runs. Renegades never gained any momentum after his dismissal and were wrapped up after scoring only 115 runs.
Ben Dwarshuis, playing his 100th game, picked up a 4-fer while conceding only 17 runs in his 4 overs quota (that included a maiden) to ensure a comfortable win for the Sixers by 34 runs. Sean Abott and Kerr both took 2 wickets each for the team with a very good economic rate.