Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights, BBL: SYS beat SYT by 19 runs


Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights: Steve Okeefe’s crucial three-wicket haul and Philippe 47 runs, Sydney Sixers won by 19 runs remain 2nd in the point table.

Match – 34th Match, SYT vs SYS, Big Bash League 2023-24

Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Date – 12 January 2024, Friday

Time – 1:45 PM

Toss – Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to field first


Sydney Sixers (Playing XI):

Steven Smith, James Vince, Josh Philippe(w), Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Todd Murphy, Steve OKeefe

Sydney Thunder (Playing XI):

David Warner, Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft(w), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Chris Green(c), Nathan McAndrew, Toby Gray, Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights
Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights: Josh Philippe

Two teams desperate for a win, with the Sydney Thunder needing it more than the Sydney Sixers. The Thunder’s campaign has been disappointing so far, securing just one win in seven games. However, they still have a few chances of qualifying for the playoffs if other results go their way. The Sixers began strongly with three wins in their first three games but have only managed one win in the last five. With two games left, Sixers aim to secure a playoff spot and regain winning momentum. Both David Warner added to Thunder while Steven Smith available for Sixers.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights

Sydney Sixers Innings

Choosing to bat first, Sydney Sixers faced an early setback with Steven Smith dismissed by Daniel Sams on the first ball. Despite Smith’s early departure, Smith’s dismissal, Sydney Sixer started decently, but J Vince and Josh Philippe continue the innings by hitting some boundaries.

Vince and Philippe combined for a 50+ partnership, but the innings lacked momentum. Silk, after a promising start, also fell by playing an inappropriate short, dismissed by Liam Hatcher. The Sixers struggled to build momentum, resulting in a below-par total. Vince contributed 27 runs before being caught by Toby Gray, while Philippe added 47 runs but was dismissed by T Sangha. Henriques scored 8 runs before being removed by McAndrew.

The Sydney Thunder bowlers delivered an impressive performance in a crucial must-win game. They consistently taking wickets and restricting the Sydney Sixers’ run rate. The Sixers managed to post a below-par total of 151/7, a score they have successfully defended at this venue before.

McAndrew and T Sangha each took two wickets while Toby Gray, Daniel Sams, and Liam Hatcher each claimed one wicket.

Sydney Sixers Scorecard

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights,

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder highlights

Sydney Thunder Innings

The Thunder’s run-chase turned into a debacle despite a strong bowling performance that limited the Sydney Sixers to 151. The Thunder had a promising start and were in a good position with Alex Hales and David Warner provided a quick start.

The match dynamics underwent a significant shift when Steve O’Keefe joined the bowling attack after the powerplay. O’Keefe made an immediate impact, taking two wickets in his first over and disrupting the Thunder’s batting rhythm. With a substantial decrease in the run rate, the Thunder batsmen faced immense pressure, leading to their eventual collapse. Wickets continued to fall steadily, with Warner being the lone batter at one end. However, he was also dismissed in the 17th over, and after his departure, no other Thunder batter managed to stay at the crease for an extended period. Sydney Thunder was bowled out for 132 runs in 19.5 overs.

Steve Okeefe claimed three wickets. Hayden Kerr and Sean Abbott each took two wickets while Jack Edwards and Ben Dwarshuis claimed one wicket each.

Sydney Thunder Scorecard

Points Table


Sydney Thunder Squad:

Chris Green(c), Cameron Bancroft (wk), David Warner, Alex Hales, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Matthew Gilkes(w), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Liam Doddrell, Toby Gray, Liam Hatcher, William Salzmann, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Oliver Davies

Sydney Sixers Squad:

Moises Henriques(c), Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Joel Davies, Hayden Kerr, Todd Murphy, Steve OKeefe, Kurtis Patterson, Izharulhaq Naveed, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Perry, Ryan Hadley, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird

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