In the 18th game of the ongoing 2022-23 Big Bash League (BBL) on Wednesday, Sydney Sixers defeated Melbourne Renegades at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It was Sixers’ third win in the tournament, moving them into fourth place.
After being asked to bat first, the Sixers posted a competitive 149/8, thanks to a brilliant bat from the lead-off hitter Jose Philippe. The wicketkeeper batter held one end and kept the run rate high. He hit a fantastic half-century, scoring 55 from 40 deliveries using five fours and a pair of sixes.
Other than Philippe, no other Sixers batter got the momentum James Vince being the second top scorer (26). For the renegades, Mujeeb Ur Rahman took three wickets while conceding 29 in his 4 overs quota.
In response, the Nic Maddinson-led side never really got going and were bowled out for just 115 in 19 overs to lose the match by 34 runs. The senior batting duo of Aaron Finch (36) and Shaun Marsh (28) did hold on and added a crucial stand of 55 runs for the third wicket. But as soon as Hayden Kerr Marsh fired, the Renegades melee unit fell like a deck of cards.
Ben Dwarshuis was the main destroyer and took a remarkable haul of four wickets for just 17 runs in his 4 overs quota including a girl. Except Dwarshuis, Kerr (2/30) and Sean Abbott (2/17) picked up two scalps each.
Here’s how Twitter responded
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 28, 2022
3 WINS IN A ROW AT HOME! 🏠😍 pic.twitter.com/dDujRguAFo
— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) December 28, 2022
— Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) December 28, 2022
One of the most underrated artists in BBL history.
What a spell. #bbl12
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) December 28, 2022
Ben Dwarshuis takes demons out of this SCG pitch.
Lance Morris would lick his lips.
Pitch for the New Year’s Test is two further from this one.#BBL12
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) December 28, 2022
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 28, 2022
Ben Dwarshuis is bowling the BBL spell of his life tonight!!!
— Karl Seed ⚡️ (@KarlSeed29) December 28, 2022
In what world don’t Jackson Bird and Ben Dwarshuis try two on that last ball?
— Matt Parker (@zoonmattau) December 28, 2022
Is Ben Dwarshuis really unplayable? I don’t think so and renegades make life difficult for themselves, they play so carefully…
— Bet With I (Mr Zyan) (@betwithi) December 28, 2022
Left arm pacemaker in Ben Dwarshuis in #BBL12 against MLR
He was just unplayable🔥
— Varun Giri (@Varungiri0) December 28, 2022
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