BBL: Ashton Turner stormy innings, Perth scorchers beat Sydney Sixers by 7 wickets to make it to the final
Big Bash League 2022-23: Batting first after winning the toss, Sydney Sixers scored 151 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs with the help of Moises Henriques's captaincy innings of 58 runs. In reply, Turner scored an unbeaten 84 off 47 balls as Perth Scorchers chased down the target with nine balls to spare.
The qualifier match of Big Bash League 2022-23 was played between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. In this match played at Perth Stadium, Perth Scorchers defeated Sydney Sixers by 7 wickets with the help of Ashton Turner's brilliant captaincy innings. With this win, Perth Scorchers have reached the final of BBL. And the Sydney Sixers have another chance to make it to the finals.
In this match, Sydney Sixers won the toss and decided to bat first. But Sydney didn't start well. The team captained by Moises Henriques lost three batsmen for just 42 runs. But in the end, Moises Henriques scored a brilliant half-century while playing the captaincy innings and took the team to a respectable score. Sydney Sixers scored 151 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Henriques played an inning of 58 runs in 43 balls with the help of three sixes and three fours. Apart from him, Jordan Silk scored an unbeaten 47 off 34 balls. In this innings, Silk hit 1 six and four fours. Apart from him, Steve Smith scored 18 and Sean Abbott scored 10 runs. No other batsman could even touch double figures. For Perth Scorchers, David Payne took three wickets, Jason Behrendorff took two and Andrew Tye and Aaron Hardie took one wicket each.
Chasing this target, the Perth Scorchers team did not get off to a good start and the top order faltered. The team lost the first three batsmen for just 22 runs. Josh Inglis, Aaron Hardy and Stephen Eskinazi could not even touch double figures and returned to the pavilion. After this, captain Ashton Turner and Cameron Bancroft pulled the team out of difficult times with excellent batting.
Turner, batting fast, scored a half-century off 33 balls. On the other hand, Bancroft kept the wicket while batting comfortably. Both shared a 131-run partnership for the fourth wicket and reached the target 9 balls earlier. Turner scored an unbeaten 84 off 47 balls. During this, he hit 9 fours and a six. At the same time, Bancroft played an unbeaten inning of 53 runs off 44 balls.