KFC BBL06: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes at SCG
The Hobart Hurricanes have beaten the Sydney Sixers by 60 runs in front of 20,002 fans at the SCG. Needing 200 runs for victory, the Sixers failed to uphold the required run rate and have suffered their first loss of the season.
Click play to hear all the 2nd Innings highlights and analysis from Ian Chappell.
1st Innings: Hobart Hurricanes 6/200 after 20 overs.
It’ll be a tough chase for the Sydney Sixers. Openers Tim Paine (63) and D’Arcy Short (61) came out swinging for the Hurricanes putting on an excellent partnership of 81 off 49 before Bollinger came into the attack and got the breakthrough wicket of Short, Roy taking an excellent diving catch in the deep. Sangakkara came to the crease for a quick-fire 16, followed by Bailey who fell for 14. Sean Abbott’s slower ball found Paine miss-timing his shot, hitting it straight into the hands of Roy for a regulation catch. The Strikers spin bowlers were the most economical, the majority of the Hurricanes runs coming from some wayward bowling from Sydney’s pace-men.
Click play to hear all the 1st Innings highlights and analysis from Mark Levy and Ian Chappell.
The Sydney Sixers have won the toss and elected to bowl.
The KFC Big Bash continues at the SCG tonight with the Sydney Sixers playing host to the Hobart Hurricanes.
They may have been the league’s cellar dwellers last season but the Sydney Sixers have come out swinging in BBL06. Defeating reigning champions the Sydney Thunder by nine wickets in their opening match, the Sixers will be looking to get back to back wins in their first home game at the SCG. This will be the Hurricanes first match of the season and bowlers Shaun Tait and englishman Stuart Broad will need to be firing on all cylinders when they face off against the Sixers in form big-hitters Moises Henriques and Jason Roy.
Click play to hear captains Moises Henriques and Tim Paine with their thoughts ahead of tonight’s clash.
Sydney Sixers Squad
Jordan Silk, Jason Roy, Moises Henriques (c), Sam Billings, Brad Haddin (wk), Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Joe Mennie, Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger,
Hobart Hurricanes 13 Man Squad
Tim Paine (c/wk), D’Arcy Short, Dom Michael, Kumar Sangakkara, George Bailey, Daniel Christian, Hamish Kingston, Clive Rose, Cameron Boyce, Stuart Broad, Shaun Tait,