Unbelievable defeat of Sydney Sixers at their home venue

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 | 0

Sydney Sixers, which is regarded as one of the most strongest team in this season of Big Bash League (BBL) 2016/17 and started their new season by defeating the current BBL champion Sydney Thunder in the opening match of the tournament which was so amazing. They chased 159 runs and succeeded by losing just one wickets. So, they got victory by nine wickets. However, yesterday was their second match against Hobart Hurricanes. And it seemed that they could win the match very easily. But the table was changed instantly. They faced lose the game with a huge difference though that was their home match. They also won the toss and decided to field. According to their lineup, their bowling attacks were stronger than Hobart but in the field, their bowlers failed to be economic and gave huge runs. Their opponent Hobart scored just 200 runs at the end of the innings and that was so huge in short form of cricket. Though, in that field, 200 runs was easy to be chased but they could not do it. Sixers lost the game by sixty runs.

Unbelievable defeat of Sydney Sixers at their home venue

However, Sixers won the toss and let Hobart to bat first. Their opening partnership was so amazing. This partnership led them to the big score. The breakthrough came by Bolinger when Hobart scored 81 runs from 8.1 overs. Short was their main weapon who was out with his individual 61 runs from just 29 balls. He made eight boundaries and three over boundaries. Another opener Tim Paine scored also 63 runs from 45 balls. At the end of their innings, they lost six wickets and made 200 runs. Sixers bowlers were so dim in that match. Abbott took two wickets highest for Sixers.

The run was high enough to win but Sixers also made a good start and took twenty runs at the opening over of Tait. But, Hobart bowlers tied their opening partnership and made a breakthrough when the team run was just 29 from 3.1 overs. Since then, they regularly lost their wickets which made them weaker. Besides, they lost their trump card Roy when score was 65. Roy scored 40 runs by playing 22 balls. Sam Billings also played a good innings of 42 runs but not enough to win the match. They lost their all wickets in 16.2 overs when their run was 140. Tait took highest three wickets where Rose and Kingston took two wickets each.


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