Huge Bash League: Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers to win crown
The Perth Scorchers secured their third BBL crown with a crushing nine-wicket victory over the Sydney Sixers in Saturday evening’s last on the Waca. Chasing 142 for victory, the Scorchers cruised to 144-1 with 25 balls to spare.
Openers Michael Klinger (71no off 49 balls) and Sam Whiteman (41 off 21 ) set the tone, ruthlessly dismantling the Sixers’ assault. Earlier, Scorchers paceman Mitchell Johnson continued his sizzling kind with the ball to assist prohibit the Sixers to 141-9.
Johnson, who snared Three-Three within the semi-final win over the Melbourne Stars, completed with 1-13 off 4 overs towards the Sixers. Jhye Richardson, who had been in peril of dropping his spot to fit-again paceman Jason Behrendorff, was additionally essential with Three-30 and a run-out.
England import Tim Bresnan (Three-40) was costly, however made up for it with some late wickets. The Sixers crashed to Three-17 after three overs, earlier than Brad Haddin (38 off 25) and Moises Henriques (21) launched a mini-rescue mission.
Haddin was focusing on a workforce whole in extra of 150. However when Richardson struck twice within the 12th over to take away Henriques and Jordan Silk, the Sixers had been 80-6 and dealing with a battle simply to see out their 20 overs.
Johan Botha (32 off 25) added some useful runs to assist elevate the Sixers previous 140.
The Scorchers resisted the temptation to hurry Behrendorff again into the XI.
He had not performed since breaking his leg in November in a Sheffield Protect match, however was an opportunity to switch Richardson, who had pulled up sore from the semi-final win.
However the Scorchers backed in Richardson, and the 20-year-old paceman repaid the religion with a vital efficiency that included the important thing wicket of Haddin.
The sport was successfully over after the Scorchers’ powerplay, with the house aspect racing to 61-Zero from six overs. Whiteman was in a very brutal temper. Throughout Jackson Fowl’s first over – the second of the match – Whiteman cracked three fours and a six off consecutive deliveries.
And Klinger additionally joined the enjoyable with a collection of huge hits, ending with 5 fours and 5 sixes.
The Scorchers have three titles from six BBL seasons, making them the most-successful aspect within the competitors’s historical past.
The 21,832 followers who attended Saturday’s match took this season’s whole event crowd to 1,053,997 – a median of 30,114 per match. It was barely up on final yr’s complete attendance of 1,Zero30,495, which averaged out to 29,443 per sport.
Brisbane Warmth blaster Chris Lynn was named participant of the tournament for his batting heroics. Lynn amassed 309 runs off 174 balls in his 5 matches, smashing a competition-high 26 sixes.
The 26-year-old polled 18 votes, narrowly edging out Adelaide’s Ben Dunk (16 votes) and the Sixers’s Sean Abbott (16 votes) for the award.