Big Bash League: 3 consecutive golden ducks in IPL, now heavy on Steve Smith, rescued sixes of Sydney Sixers

New Delhi. In the qualifier match of the ongoing Big Bash League in Australia, Perth Scorchers defeated Sydney Sixers on Saturday to make it to the final of the league. Steve Smith’s bat remained silent in this match, which cost the Sydney Sixers.

Smith had played 4 matches in BBL before this match, in which he hit 327 runs including 2 stormy centuries. However, Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner prevailed over the Sydney Sixers in the qualifiers. Turner played a blistering inning of 84 runs to give his team an easy win. Ashton Turner was included in the Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL 2019 season. He made a record of Golden Duck for 3 consecutive times in the tournament.

Sydney Sixers won the toss and decided to bat first. The start of the team was not good and 3 batsmen including Steve Smith returned to the pavilion for 42 runs. Smith scored 18 runs in 16 balls. Captain Moises Henriques played an inning of 58 runs in 43 balls with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes. Jordan Silk scored an unbeaten 47 off 34 balls. Sydney Sixers could only manage 151 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.

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Sixers bowlers could not stop Turner

Chasing the target, the start of Perth Scorchus’ team was also not good. His 3 batters were dismissed for just 22 runs. After this, Captain Ashton Turner and Cameron Bancroft took the lead. Turner’s bat, running in the best form in the league, caught fire in this match as well. He decided the team’s victory by scoring 84 runs in 47 balls. Turner hit 9 fours and a six in his innings. At the same time, Bancroft scored 53 runs in 45 balls which included 6 fours. Perth Scorches achieved the target by losing 3 wickets in 18.3 overs.

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