BBL 10: Josh Philippe-inspired Sydney Sixers take top spot after clinical win over the Strikers

BBL 10 ADS v SYS Match Highlights: In the 26th match of BBL 2020-21, Sydney Sixers beat Adelaide Strikers by 4 wickets at Carrara Oval, Queensland. Josh Philippe was named Player of the Match for his blistering knock.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 03, 2021 18:15 IST
BBL 10: Josh Philippe-inspired Sydney Sixers take top spot after clinical win over the Strikers
Josh Phillippe gives Sydney Sixers a solid start upfront

BBL 10 ADS v SYS Match Highlights: In the 26th match of BBL 2020-21, Sydney Sixers beat Adelaide Strikers by 4 wickets at Carrara Oval, Queensland. The second half of the match is being illustrious precisely between Sixers vs Rashid Khan. Both Josh Philippe and Jack Edwards got Sixers off to a flier start, scoring 47 inside the first powerplay. The Afghan leggie has the last laugh as he nipped out both the openers but till then they build a strong base being required in a stiff chase.

With this impressive win, the Sixers go to the top of the BBL points table while the Strikers grabs a couple of points. While Adelaide Strikers are placed fourth on the table with 13 points. Jordan Silk and James Vince showed aggression with some eye-catching shots. An unbeaten 71 run-stand between them took Sydney Sixers home comfortably without any further loss. Josh Philippe was named MoM for his glitzy knock.

Earlier, Sydney Sixers have won the toss and have opted to field first. After losing both openers cheaply, Sydney Sixers kept a lid on the scoring rate of Adelaide Strikers. Jonathan Wells and Alex Carey were stitched a handy 64-run partnership for the third wicket. Wells, after his skipper dismissal, made up a little bit of slow start and hit a flurry of boundaries at the back end.

Jack Weatherald too played his part by hitting a couple of maximum in the final over to post an average total. For Adelaide, Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets by conceding just 18 runs in his 4 overs.

Wells amassed a top-notched fifty (66 off 56) including 8 fours. Credit to their bowlers too who restricted their opponents to a below-par total of 150/4 in 20 overs. Ben Dwarshuis, Manenti, Christian, and Jake Ball picked a wicket each.