Silk excels in tough loss

Silk played exceptionally to steer the Sixers through the middle overs of the match, but said he would have loved to have stayed at the crease for the final overs after getting out in the 14th.

“It’s sort of been the story of our season. We keep losing those early wickets and we’re leaving a lot up to our tail. Just in that situation there [end of the innings], it’d be really nice to have had a set batter in and that target makes it a little easier,” Silk said.

Being his first game in magenta for BBL|07, Silk is happy to be back out in the middle and scoring some runs for the Sixers. Silk smashed seven boundaries in his innings on Thursday night and looked in great touch before he chopped the ball onto his stumps off the bowling of Rashid Khan.

“It was really pleasing. The ball seemed to hit the middle of my bat tonight and it sort of went my way, it was sort of a strange thing but I’ll take it.”

“It was nice to get out there and get a little bit of confidence under my belt to know that I can still do it at this level and in this format too as well. It was just a shame at the time of my dismissal, that was probably pretty key in the result in the end.”

Silk reflects on innings against Strikers

Despite his brilliant effort with the bat, Silk says there is still improvement to be done before a big road trip to Perth and Melbourne, especially within the powerplay. Silk believes if the team can nail that part of their game, the team will hopefully be able to secure some wins in the season.

“We got close tonight. That was not a bad total on that wicket. The total we thought was gettable, again it’s just those early wickets in the powerplay. We know if we can get that part of our game right, our bowling has been quite good this year so it’s just up to our top four to six batters to hopefully get the job done in the next game.”

The boys will now be on the road with their next game on New Year’s Day at the WACA. 

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