KFC BBL|08

Bancroft, Turner help Scorchers prevail

14 January 2019

Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner hit half centuries as the Scorchers picked up their third victory of BBL|08

Half centuries to Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner helped the Perth Scorchers defeat the Sydney Sixers by seven wickets on Sunday night.

Bancroft carried his bat for an unbeaten 87, while Turner contributed a quickfire 60 as the Scorchers chased down the Sixers' score of 5-177 with seven balls remaining at Optus Stadium.

Brilliant Bancroft carries bat in Perth

A controlled Bancroft hit eight fours and one six during his 61-ball stay, while a more aggressive Turner cleared the rope on three occasions during his entertaining cameo.

Moises Henriques shuffled his bowlers around during the run chase in an attempt to find a valuable breakthrough, but Bancroft and Hilton Cartwright (1no) ensured the Scorcher prevailed.

The Sixers were asked to bat first by Turner and amassed 5-177 in a spirited batting performance.

Tremendous Turner smashes Sixers

It was a strong showing from the outset from the Sixers with a 42-run opening stand between Daniel Hughes (36 from 29 balls) and Jack Edwards (17 from 15).

James Vince, coming in to replace fellow Englishman Joe Denly, scored a solid 28 as well before being trapped leg before by Matt Kelly.

Henriques was looking superb on his way to 38 in 21 balls with four fours and two sixes before being caught and bowled by AJ Tye.

But Josh Philippe (19 from 9) and Tom Curran (12 from 7) finished the innings well, taking 27 from the last two overs.

Legspinner Usman Qadir was the pick of the Scorchers bowlers with 1-28 in four overs despite cutting himself on the spikes of his boots in celebration after catching Hughes off his own bowling.

 

Scorchers XI: Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Hilton Cartwright, Sam Whiteman, Cameron Green, Nathan Coulter-Nile, David Willey, Andrew Tye, Matt Kelly, Usman Qadir

Sixers XI: James Vince, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe (wk), Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O'Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti 

League Ladder

Last 5
P
Pts
1
HURRICANES
14
20
2
RENEGADES
14
16
3
SIXERS
14
16
4
STARS
14
14
5
HEAT
14
13
6
THUNDER
14
13
7
STRIKERS
14
12
8
SCORCHERS
14
8

Batting

Most Runs

D'Arcy Short

637


Matthew Wade

592


Marcus Stoinis

494


Callum Ferguson

442


Daniel Hughes

399


Bowling

Most Wickets

Kane Richardson

24


Sean Abbott

22


Steve O'Keefe

21


Josh Lalor

20


Tom Curran

20




Filed Under

Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers Men

KFC BBL|08