The match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers was a proper contest with all sorts of momentum pushing each other team in front as the course of the match moved hither and thither.
Perth Scorchers held their nerves and came out as best team of the day. It is hard to beat them at their home ground which has Improbable task for every team that has travelled West coast is search of an unlikely victory.
The team that came out as one of the best is Perth Scorchers which understands who move the game away from the opponents. They take it deep and once victory is in sight they go all hard against the opponent bowlers.
The Sixers’ captain won the toss and elected to bat first on a sunny day at Optus Stadium. Josh Philippe lost his wicket straight away by playing a reckless shot. Steve Smith, who has been saviour and punisher for the team, lost his wicket after scoring 19 off 16 balls, leaving Sydney Sixers 52 for 3 at the end of 8 overs.
From thereon, Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk carried and provided and should momentum to the team. Both shared 88 runs partnership and gave Sixers a chance to stay ahead in the game.
Unfortunately, once Moises Henriques was dismissed by Liam Payne, the momentum absolutely disappeared and Scorchers’ bowlers came on top, restricting the Sixers’ innings for 152/7.
Sydney Sixers got the start they needed with ball in hand when defending only 153. Sean Abbott removed top three batters within first four overs of the game.
If doesn’t happen very often when a team loses 3 key wickets in the first four overs and ends up winning the game. Some sloppy fielding and lack of bowling plans allowed Ashton Turner and Cameron Bancroft to run away with the game.
After being 22 for 3 in overs, both together shared 132 runs partnership and killed the game for Sydney Sixers. In between overs, commentator Mark Waugh said that Sydney Sixers are feeling like they are “cursed” because nothing seemed to go their way.
A horrible catch miss then on following delivery, a runout chance miss drained their optimism that could win the game. Now, Perth Scorchers are in the final for the second time in a row and Sydney Sixers will need to play the winner of knock out game between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat.