Sydney Sixers win their 3rd BBL title here at the SCG and Dan Christian goes mad with joy.
It’s trophy time! Philippe and Vince, rightly, at the center of it all – the two men of the moment, and they break into their anthem, as the fireworks go off in the background. The best team did win didn’t they? They’ve dominated the tournament, they’ve made tough choices as Moises said, and they’ve come out victorious in front of their home crowd to win a second successive title at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, courtesy some special performances, not only on the night, but over the course of a long and strenuous tournament. As the Sixers rejoice on this night at the SCG, we call it a day – it’s been Abhinand, Venky and me, Rishi Roy, calling the action of the final. Until next time, sayonara! *Curtains Down*
Moises Henriques | Sydney Sixers captain: It’s a special atmosphere, we got used to playing in front of empty stands, and to have our home crowd cheering for us has been fantastic. It gives us an extra leg, and I’d like to thank every one of you and the effort you made to come and see us. We’ve have a lot of great performers over the last few years. All A-team players have played at some stage, and we have had tough decisions to make and because we made them, we managed to get to the top-two. We have a lot of respect for Perth, they play tough cricket and fight hard, and chase every ball down, disciplined bowling unit, and some amazing hitter. It’s been a great effort from them to get here, so kudos to them. It was a fantastic effort from the entire team. A lot of work done by CA, the franchise and New South Wales, to ensure that the BBL and the Sheffield Shield have gone ahead.
The winners’ medallions will be given away by the Sixers’ coach Greg Shippard. Phillipe (Man of the Series) and Vince (Man of the Final) to lead. Henriques last, and he’ll have a word…
Ashton Turner | Perth Scorchers captain: Credit to the Sixers, they’ve been the best team in the competition for two years and can’t wait to come back next year and have another crack. It’s been exciting that two of the best teams in the competition have come head to head at the pointy end of the tournament. Thank you to everyone at Cricket Australia, there’s been a mountain of work that has gone on behind the scenes and thanks to the crowd too. Well done to the Sydney Sixers.
James Vince | Man of the Match (95 off 60): I’ve enjoyed my time here, and lucky to be getting the award tonight, but I can’t speak highly enough of the franchise. Outstanding. I’m happy to have made the contributions, but I couldn’t have done it without the guys who have done it throughout the competition, so I wouldn’t have had the platform without them. Even the backroom staff have been outstanding throughout the tournament, so I’m very grateful to the whole contingent.
Josh Phillipe: Can’t speak highly enough of the boys. They have been outstanding. Vinny last two games, unbelievable. We have been lucky in the last few years to have really good overseas players. Hopefully they hang around and do well for us.
Dan Christian: Surreal, pretty awesome season. We played so well all the way through. To top it off with a win like that against these guys, just well deserved for everyone. Such a massive crowd right behind us the whole way, played all around the country and to get one back at home, it was awesome. I’ll keep hanging around as long as we win.
Carlos Brathwaite: This one was massive. Really wanted to come here and represent the Sixers. The focus shifted to just being here. Everyone made me so welcome. The management did so much for us with the lockdown rules. They had to bear so man of us annoying them and they have done their job immaculately. To put on a show in front of 27000 people means so much. It is a fantastic win. It was a team effort right through,
23:12 Local Time | 17:42 IST: What a final! The defending champions have not given it back. It’s been a night of fireworks, thanks in particular to James Vince, who made up for running the Man of the Tournament out by playing the innings of the final – a 95 off 60 balls, in addition to taking a terrific catch, and more importantly, a key catch to get rid of Mitchell Marsh. The Scorchers’ bowlers were not at their best, with the exception of Fawad Ahmed, who didn’t get to finish his quota. Everyone got a piece of Vince however, and the Sixers were simply extraordinary in executing their variations, SoK in particular with his miserly, tidy bowling, and Dan Christian, leading the pack. Jackson Bird, once again, slid under the radar despite bowling some tough overs at an economy rate of under 5. A team effort from the Sixers, and they have deserved this win in the final today, despite an initial scare from Bancroft and Livingstone first up. Presentations coming up in a bit…