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BBL11: Twitter erupts as Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques star in Sydney Sixers’ large gain more than Melbourne Stars

In the opening match of the Massive Bash League (BBL) 2021-22, Sydney Sixers steamrolled Melbourne Stars to open up their account in grand design.

Place to bat 1st, Sixers’ batters took Stars’ bowlers to the cleaners at Syndey Cricket Floor to sign-up their greatest-at any time rating in the historical past of the interesting T20 match. Sixers’ openers Josh Philippe and James Vince took their facet to a traveling start off, incorporating ninety operates for the 1st wicket in nine.four overs.

Vince was trapped by Glenn Maxwell on forty four, but Philippe held on hitting boundaries and smashed a great 50 %-century. Captain Moises Henriques set up fantastic assistance as the duo went on to type a splendid 102 operates partnership for the next wicket.

Philippe was clearing out boundaries with relieve, and it seemed for a second that he could nicely achieve the 3-determine rating, but in an try to strike a biggie, the wicketkeeper-batter fell in the penultimate more than.

Philippe scored a scintillating eighty three off forty seven balls with the enable of 8 fours and 3 sixes. Likewise, Henriques also chipped in with a useful seventy six not out to make confident Sixers achieve their greatest-at any time full in BBL historical past.

In reply, the Stars’ batting device fell like a pack of playing cards as they have been bundled out for a mere sixty one in eleven.one overs, shedding the contest by a large margin of 152 operates. Only two batters – Peter Nevill (eighteen) and Hilton Cartwright (ten) – could equipped to achieve double figures.

For the hosts, Steve OKeefe was the choose of the bowler, using a 4-wicket haul though offering absent just fourteen operates in his quota of four overs. Likewise, Sean Abbott bagged 3 wickets for fourteen in three overs.

Major victory margin in Massive Bash League historical past:

152 operates – Sixers vs Stars, Nowadays*
one hundred forty five operates – Sixers vs Renegades, Dec 2020
129 operates – Thunder vs Renegades, Dec 2020
112 operates – Stars vs Renegades, Jan 2015
111 operates – Stars vs Thunder, Jan 2021

In this article is how Twitter reacted:

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