SIXERS KFC Big Bash League captain Moises Henriques has continued his great form with the bat by blitzing the Cricket Australia XI during the NSW Blues first Matador Cup match.
Playing at Hurstville Oval and captaining the state side as well, Henriques came in to bat as the Blues were 2/17 in the first innings of the 50 over match before he hit 164 not out 135 balls later.
Henriques made use of the quick Hurstville outfield by smashing 17 fours and also added four sixes to open his 2016/17 Matador Cup account.
The NSW Blues eventually made it to 6/328, with the state’s captain Henriques batting for a lengthy 44 overs and five balls, before almost letting the game slip as they won by just four runs against the tournament youngsters.
It began as a debut to remember for fellow Sixer Ben Dwarshuis. He made his Matador Cup debut for the NSW Blues at Hurstville Oval and then claimed the crucial wicket of CA XI wicket keeper Josh Inglis.
However, having only bowled two balls in his sixth over Dwarshius left the field with a lower back injury after appearing to to be in pain after what would be his final delivery of the match.
Henriques and Dwarshuis’ Sixers teammates Doug Bollinger, Nathan Lyon and Nic Maddinson also played for the Blues in the victory over the Cricket Australia XI.
For Sixers captain Henriques it continues a stunning run of form since returning from the Australian tour of Sri Lanka.
In an intra-squad NSW Blues match in mid-September and in a trial match against Tasmania last week, Henriques racked up hundreds in both games as well.