Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes scored half-centuries as Sixers made up for a gradual begin
Sydney Sixers 5 for 197 (Hughes 66, Philippe 57, Henriques 47*) beat Sydney Thunder 9 for 137 (Inexperienced 50*, O’Keefe 4-18) by 60 runs
The consequence on the SCG on Saturday moved Sixers into second place on the ladder on internet run price above Thunder, who’ve performed another recreation and suffered back-to-back losses.
Thunder tallied 28 extra within the powerplay than Sixers, however 37-year-old O’Keefe, again after lacking two matches with a hand harm, triggered a large collapse. He took two wickets in each his first and third overs because the Thunder misplaced 7 for 38 earlier than a ninth-wicket stand of 56 salvaged some satisfaction. Captain Chris Inexperienced scored his first BBL half-century, with the guests ending on 9 for 137.
Alex Hales acquired the Thunder off to a speedy begin, taking three fours off Sean Abbott within the second over. However O’Keefe bowled Hales along with his first supply and had Alex Ross caught behind three balls later to change the momentum.
O’Keefe struck twice extra when he had the damaging Daniel Sams caught at long-on and Oliver Davies stumped. Thunder slumped to five for 61 within the tenth over and eight for 80 within the thirteenth.
Earlier Sixers took 28 balls to notch their first boundary however made essentially the most of their possibilities. Coming off a lean run of three geese in 4 innings, Philippe was dropped on 9 and made Thunder pay.
Returning to his robust early season kind, Philippe smashed 5 fours and two sixes, pulling off some effectively executed ramp pictures and large leg-side hits.
Australian T20 and ODI consultant Philippe and Hughes picked up the tempo, including 82 in just below 10 overs. Hughes, who scored simply two runs off his first 11 balls, introduced up a report fifth half-century in Sydney Smash matches, a fixture by which he has scored extra runs than some other participant.
Hughes and Henriques stored the stress on the Thunder’s bowlers, placing on 77 in seven overs.
Thunder had been responsible of sloppy fielding and pacemen Mohammed Hasnain and Sams had been left visibly agitated with the previous exchanging phrases with Henriques — when Sixers captain appeared to cheekily recommend the Pakistan fast was throwing.
Sams and fellow paceman Nathan McAndrew every took two wickets however Hasnain, who was taking part in his final match earlier than returning house, was clearly Thunder’s most economical bowler.