Match Details

HBH vs SYS 5th Match, BBL 2023-24

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Sydney Sixers won by 6 wickets 🏆
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T Curran Logo
T Curran Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
D Hughes Logo
D Hughes Jersy



D Hughes
4s: 4
6s: 1
C Jordan Logo
C Jordan Jersy



C Jordan

Econ: 10.20
17th Over:
= 5
18th Over:
= 15
Last Over:
= 9
This Over:
= 4
SYSSYS - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4541
10 Over 6966
15 Over 10498
HBHHBH - 1st Innings
6 Over 4558
10 Over 8773
15 Over 106101
20 Over 140135


Inn 1
Inn 2
That brings an end to our coverage for this game. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Deepak Prakash and scorer Paras Yadav. Tata. Bye Bye.
Daniel Hughes (Player of the Match): "Those small little totals can be tricky. So it was just no panic, just hit the gaps and run hard and then the boundaries will come.  was really just the plan. And then we just got out of the line at the end, so it was good to see us get the job done. 

Yeah, I think it was just like with the new ball. If we bowled pace on, it was nice. The ball was coming on nicely, but as soon as you bowled cutters, it was holding in the wicket. So it was just great to see our bowlers adapt after the first couple of overs."
Player of the Match: Daniel Hughes
5:18 PM IST, 10:48 PM Local Time: That’s it. The Sydney Sixers make it two wins in a row. They beat the Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets here in Launceston and grab two points to move to the top of the points table. Those were tough batting conditions but the Sixers’ batters applied themselves and did well to chase down 136 with four balls to spare. The Hurricanes tried hard but failed to defend the total and get off to a losing start to the Big Bash League 2023.

Chasing 136, the Sixers got off to a shaky start as they lost James Vince in the third over on five. Josh Philippe was joined by Daniel Hughes and both started building a partnership. Both kept ticking the scoreboard and found regular boundaries. Corey Anderson got the better of Philippe as the Sixers’ opener fell on 16 in the sixth over. Skipper Moises Henriques walked out to bat at number four.

Henriques and Hughes stitched a good partnership in the middle overs and didn’t allow the required run rate to creep up. The pair put 47 for the third wicket before Henriques departed on 20. Hughes kept going strong from the other end and kept the Hurricanes at bay. He was joined by Jordan Silk who struggled at the start but hit his straps as he got his eye in.

Hughes brought up a well-composed fifty off 45 balls. Silk also found the fence as the equation was brought down to 10 runs from 12 balls. Nathan Ellis stepped up and dismissed Silk on 23. Hughes kept his cool and smashed a six on the last ball of the penultimate over to bring down the equation to one from six. Curran hit the winning runs as the Sixers got across the line with four balls to spare. Hughes remained unbeaten on a run-a-ball 60 and played a match-winning knock for the Sixers.

Earlier, the Hurricanes opted to bat first and got off to a flying start, courtesy Caleb Jewell. He played some fantastic shots and gave his side a blazing start. Matthew Wade scored 11 before departing in the third over. Jewell continued playing his strokes and took his side past 50. He scored a 24-ball 42 before falling in the sixth over. Jewell’s departure resulted in a collapse.

Ben Dwarshuis dismissed Sam Hain (3) and Tim David (1) in his very first over. Ben McDermott scored a run-a-ball 11 before falling in the ninth over as the Hurricanes were quickly reduced to 69/5. Corey Anderson (17) and Chris Jordan (16) led the recovery work but they failed to finish with a flourish. Patrick Dooley scored a handy 19 to take the Hurricanes to 135/8.

Tom Curran starred with the ball for the Sixers. He registered figures of 3/19 in his four overs. Jack Edwards and Ben Dwarshuis also chipped in with a couple of scalps each as they completed a brilliant bowling display. The batters then stepped up and chased down the tricky total to make it two wins in a row.
19.2 C Jordan to T Curran
4 FOUR! That's it, Tom Curran finishes things with a boundary. Sydney Sixers win by 6 wickets with 4 balls to spare and make it two in two. Touch full-length delivery outside off. Tom Curran makes room, sits back on his back knee, and lofts it over the infield in the off-side. The ball scurries towards deep extra cover for a boundary. 
A dot to start the final over. 1 required from 5 balls now. All the fielders are up inside the circle.
19.1 C Jordan to T Curran
0 Over the wicket. Full and seaming on the pads. Curran flicks and misses it on the pads. 
Sydney Sixers
Daniel Hughes
Tom Curran
Nathan Ellis
Daniel Hughes with the killer blow. He has launched this one into the stands and that should be the game for the Sixers. They require only one run in six balls. Chris Jordan to bowl the last over.
18.6 N Ellis to D Hughes
6 SIX! The scores are level now! Back of a length delivery angling down the leg. Hughes on the back foot whips it nicely and connects it with a meat of the bat as the ball flies over the deep fine leg for an 89m six. 
18.5 N Ellis to D Hughes
0 Full and shaping away outside off. Hughes tries to reach the pitch of the ball and drive it but gets beaten on the outside edge of the bat. 
18.4 N Ellis to D Hughes
2 Short of a length slower delivery on the stumps. Hughes pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. 
18.3 N Ellis to D Hughes
0 Swing and a miss. Back of a length delivery angling away just outside off for the left-hander. Hughes swings hard at it, looking to heave it over cover but misses it. 
18.2 N Ellis to T Curran
1 Length delivery angling into the stumps. Curran tucks it to deep square leg for a single. 
New batter on crease
  • RUNS351
  • SR144.00
  • AVG21.00
Tom Curran walks out to bat, with the Sixers requiring 10 runs from 11 balls.
Is there a twist in the tale? Ellis steps up for his side and dismisses Silk.