Sydney Sixers has decimated Perth Scorchers to win the Big Bash League tournament for the third time. The final between the two most successful BBL teams was played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), where Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bowl first. Sydney Sixers managed to score 188 runs by losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Scorchers lost 9 wickets at 161 runs and could not manage to add 27 winning runs on board.
James Vince Was Star of the Final Match
James Vince was the star of the final match. He scored crucial 95 runs in just 60 balls with 10 boundaries and three sixes. Vince also scored crucial 98 runs in the qualifier match to help the team enter the final match. He missed out on the century when he attempted to cut the spinner, Fawad Ahmed. Vince was the player of the final match. He is also the second player largest scorer in BBL after Alex Hales. Vince played 16 matches and scored 537 runs with an average rate of 38.36.
Jackson Bird was the Economical Bowler for Sydney Sixers
Perth Scorchers started well, and the openers Cameron Bancroft and Liam Livingstone were playing at more than 10 runs per over. However, Jackson Bird decimated the opening order of Scorchers and just conceded 14 runs in his first three overs and the wicket of Bancroft and later Livingstone. Aaron Hardie tried to put Scorchers in a comfortable position by knocking 26 runs off 13 balls. But Ben Dwarshuis took three crucial wickets for Sixers, including Aaron Hardie. Sen Abbott and Daniel Christian took 2 wickets each to break the spine of Scorchers and finish the game with the title.
Josh Phillippe Was the Player of the Series
Josh Philippe from Sydney Sixers was awarded the player of the series trophy for his impeccable performance in the tournament. Josh played the crucial part with the bat and behind the stumps to put pressure on the rival team. It is also speculated that Josh will make his debut in the Australian team in the upcoming T20 matches against New Zealand. Phillippe has already accumulated 499 runs at an average of 33.26 with an impressive strike rate of 150.30.
Alex Hales from Sydney Thunders was the top run-scorer in the tournament. He played 15 matches and scored 543 runs with an average of 38.79. He was also the player with the most hundreds in the tournament. His best performance in the tournament was against the champions Sydney Sixers, where he played 110 runs in just 56 balls with a strike rate of 196.43. As with the ball, Jhye Richardson from Perth Scorchers was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He played 17 matches and took 29 wickets, and conceded 473 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman had the best bowling figures against Hobart Hurricanes. He took 5 wickets in four overs and just conceded 15 runs.