Aayush Mahajan ∙ Jan 8 2023, 12:01 PM

BBL|12, SYT vs SYS: Abbott, Silk powers Sydney Sixers to top spot 

image-lcnbprvxJordan Silk scored match-winning 59* runs (Source: Twitter)

As it happened, Sydney Sixers outplayed Sydney Thunder in a one-sided affair, winning the 34th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 by seven wickets.

Henriques, Silk reigns supreme

Chasing 134 runs, the Sixers met with early blows as they lost three wickets for 25 runs. However, it was all that the Thunder could manage as Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk's 109-run partnership helped their side pass the test with flying colours.

Riding on the duo's unbeaten fifties, Sydney Sixers chased the target in the 17th over and rose to the number one position on the points table.

Abbott, Dwarshuis spins the web

Sydney Sixers' decision to bowl first came to their advantage as the Thunder were three down in no time.

Although Sam Whiteman and Alex Ross made amends with their 64-run stand for the fourth wicket, the innings did not forge ahead and finished at 133/8.

Brief scores

Sydney Thunder - 133/8 (20)

Sam Whiteman 42 (34), Alex Ross 34 (34);
Sean Abbott 3-9 (4), Ben Dwarshuis 2-28 (4)

Sydney Sixers - 134/3 (16.2)

Jordan Silk 59* (42), Moises Henriques 53* (38);
Chris Green 2-29 (4), Brendan Doggett 1-23 (4)

Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets.

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