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Sixers defend BBL title

06 February 2021

The Sydney Sixers have defeated the Perth Scorchers by 27 runs to go back-to-back with James Vince the absolute star. It was the Sixers third BBL title.

In front of 25,295 people at the SCG on Saturday night, a Player of the Match performance by James Vince - with the bat and in the field - has highlighted the Sixers second successive BBL Final win. 

The English gun posted the highest score by a Sixer in a BBL Final scoring 95 from 60 balls including 10 fours and three sixes. Perth posted 9/161 in reply to 6/188.

 

However, he wasn't finished there. Vince took two catches, including one mid-air blinder to remove the dangerous Mitch Marsh (11).

Marsh fell in the 15th over which would prove crucial in the context of the match. Left-arm quick Ben Dwarshuis taking 3-37 and also picked up keeper-batsman Josh Inglis for 22.

Dwarshuis finished BBL|10 with 24 wickets, the most by one Sixer in a BBL campaign.

Vince's 95 followed his magnificent 98 not out against the Scorchers in The Qualifier, against the same opposition, at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. It was his third consecutive half-century against Perth.

He finished the campaign with 537 runs at an average of 38.35, the most by a Sixer in one BBL season.

Sixers seamer Jackson Bird was outstanding up front taking 2-14 from three overs. His two scalps were openers Cameron Bancroft (30 from 19) and Liam Livingstone (45 from 35).

Speedster Sean Abbott also took 2-33 and allrounder Dan Christian claimed 2-25.

After travelling the depth and breadth of Australia without a home game in BBL|10, due to effects associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a fitting finish for one of the best team efforts in Big Bash history.

Scorecard here.