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BBL 2022: Perth Scorchers thrash Sydney Sixers in ultimate to win title

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The Perth Scorchers recovered from a collapse earlier than routing the Sydney Sixers by 79 runs on the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne to win the Massive Bash League (BBL) 2022 title on Friday. It was the fourth BBL trophy for the workforce led by Ashton Turner.

The Scorchers have been put in to bat and have been reeling at 25/4 at one level, however got here again sturdy to put up 171/6 from their 20 overs courtesy of half-centuries from Turner and Laurie Evans. They then proceeded to bowl out the Sixers out for simply 92.

Andrew Tye picked up three wickets whereas Jhye Richardson claimed two scalps because the Perth Scorchers bowlers ran by way of the Sixers’ lineup. Daniel Hughes tried to maintain his aspect alive with a 33-ball 42, nevertheless it was not almost sufficient because the Scorchers ran by way of them in 16.2 overs.

Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner change the sport for Perth Scorchers

It was the Sydney Sixers who acquired off to the higher begin as Kurtis Patterson, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh and Colin Munro all fell inside the first 5 overs, with the Scorchers struggling at 25/4.

Nonetheless, Laurie Evans and Ashton Turner turned it round for them with a 104-run partnership that took the sport away from the Sydney Sixers. Evans hit an unbeaten 76 off 41 deliveries with 4 sixes and as many boundaries, whereas Turner scored 54 off 35 with 4 boundaries and a six.

Ashton Agar additionally hit three fast boundaries on the dying for his 9-ball 15. Spinners Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe took two wickets apiece, whereas Jackson Chook and Hayden Kerr acquired one every.

The Scorchers then stored chipping away on the Sixers lineup and after Dan Christian fell to make it 62/4, the Sydney workforce collapsed handy their opponents a quite comfy victory.

Laurie Evans was named participant of the match within the ultimate.

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