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177/5 (20)
182/3 (19.4)
SIX won by 7 wickets
 
Match Summary: Melbourne Stars - 177/5 (20) | Sydney Sixers - 182/3 (19.4) | Sydney Sixers won the game by 7 wickets

Sydney Sixers show their prowess yet again, and it's the prodigal son Josh Philippe who shows his calibre, his potential, and his brilliant form. He's been doing it since a while now. We saw him transform into a reliable player last season, and now he's taken it a step further. He's been unstoppable, and he's been one of the best batter's in this format for a while now. 

Stars started off in just the way they would have wanted. Got rid of Vince early, but they just could not break through Philippe. Henriques came in, and got right down to business. Started off his innings with a maximum, and played a handy knock, scoring 29 runs off 20 balls. The partnership was going along well, but just then, right on the brim of drinks, the skipper was struck plumb. 

Zampa and co, could not bother the batter's. The Sixers cruised their way through the bash boos target, and clinched it in the 9th over itself. They were very consistent with their run rate throughout the game, and were barely ever under the pump. Zampa did well initially, and so did Coulter Nile, but it was Brody that stood out, with his variations and his disciplined line and length. 

Maxwell scored a phenomenal 100, but was too expensive with the ball. The bowling unit yet again failed to put pressure on the batter's and did not manage to pick enough wickets as well. That's been their downfall, and the tragedy continues. Silk joined Philippe at the end of the innings, and played a fine knock, scoring 25 off 19, supporting Philippe well, and picking up runs when needed. 

We've witnessed two special innings today! First, it was Maxwell's carefully crafted century and then it was Philippe going about business as usual. He'll have wished he picked one more run, to make into the 100 club, but he'll have plenty of time to do it some other day. Philippe has transformed into a reliable player, one that can, and has been carrying his team on his shoulders. A bright future awaits the right hander! 

It was an exciting game, with the Sixers making it look far too easy. They clinch the points, and get back to winning ways. That's all from this game, and we hope you liked it, as much as we did, bringing it to you. Along with Navjeevan Rajput, I have been Ankit Sharma, signing off! Take care and stay safe! 
Moises Henriques(Sydney Sixers Skipper): "With the start, we had with the ball, we thought that we away 20 too many. Glenn put on a show today, where we didn't put a fielder, Glenn hit there and Josh repeated the same when he was batting. Once the ball got old I think it was getting simpler as at the start it was going up and down. It was good to have a bowl today for me, we have three or four all-rounders and that allows us with all the options as well. I guess from watching Josh I think he premeditates a shot but never commits to that shot as he adjusts to something that he wasn't expecting. He has a very good bat swing and is doing well in all three formats."
The Sixers get back to winning ways, and it's Philippe who hits the final runs. Smokes one into the stands, over deep mid wicket, but he'll end up on 99! It's been a phenomenal knock by the youngster, and he deserves all the accolades. He's batted through the innings, and has anchored his team through really well. Sixers go top of the table, clinching all the point today! 
19.4 Qais Ahmad to Josh Philippe, JOSH FINISHES OFF IN STYLE!! Flatter and on the stumps that one, Josh gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps that away over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Josh remains not out batting 99!!
19.3 Qais Ahmad to Jordan Silk, tossed up outside off, Silk pushes that towards extra cover for a single
19.2 Qais Ahmad to Josh Philippe, full and on the stumps, Josh chips that one towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 3 runs needed from 4 balls now!!
19.1 Qais Ahmad to Josh Philippe, Full and drifting down leg, Josh comes down the track and flicks that away over short fine and gets a couple
Qais Ahmad (3.0-0-30-0) comes back into the attack 
Looks like we'll be missing out on witnessing two centuries in the same T20 game today! Philippe needs 10 runs to reach the triple digit mark, but the required runs are only 6! It will be interesting to see, if Philippe goes after it. A boundary and a six will seal the deal for him. Run a ball needed from here! 
19
overs
172 /3 score
2
1
2w
2
2
1
1
runs
cricket bat icon Josh Philippe *
90 (58)
cricket bat icon Jordan Silk
24 (18)
cricket ball icon Nathan Coulter-Nile
1 /43
18.6 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Josh Philippe, full and on the stumps, Josh clips that away towards fine leg for a single
18.5 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jordan Silk, full and on the pads that one, Silk flicks that away towards deep backward square for one
18.4 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jordan Silk, short and angling in that one, Silk sits back and drags that one towards deep square leg and gets a couple once again. Just 8 runs are needed from 8 balls!!
18.3 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jordan Silk, full and just outside off, Silk lofts that away towards cow-corner for a couple
18.3 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Josh Philippe, WIDE!! Short and bowled down the leg that one, the keeper fumbles, and batters steal an extra. Down to 12 needed from 10 for the Sixers!!
18.2 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jordan Silk, short and on the stumps, Silk drags that one towards deep mid-wicket for one. Down to 14 needed from 10 for the Sixers!!
18.1 Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jordan Silk, full and bowled on the pads, Silk turns that away towards deep backward square for two
Nathan Coulter Nile (3.0-0-32-1) comes back into the attack 
A successful first power surge over for the Sixers, and it's Philippe who uses his favourite shot in the book. Goes across and flicks down the leg. Sixers are very close now. 161 on the board already. 17 runs needed off 12 balls. 
18
overs
161 /3 score
1
4
1
1
1
4
runs
cricket bat icon Josh Philippe *
89 (57)
cricket bat icon Jordan Silk
16 (13)
cricket ball icon Andre Russell
0 /24