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Philippe continues hot form in Sixers win

16 January 2021

Josh Philippe's 84 from 52 balls set the tone for the Sixers eighth win of BBL|10 and first of the season against the Perth Scorchers in the Sixers annual YouCan match

Wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe has again starred in what turned out to be a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Scorchers on Saturday night extending the lead at the top of the table to nine points.

Philippe and James Vince (52 from 35) combined for their second 100-plus partnership in magenta adding 106 for the second wicket at Canberra's Manuka Oval. The Sixers sealed victory with seven balls to spare finishing on 3/164 in reply to Perth's 7/163 from their 20 overs. 

 

It was also a very special night for the Sixers club marking the 10th annual YouCan game for long-term charity partner the Sony Foundation Australia.

Fans can donate or bid in the post game player jersey auction at www.sonyfoundation.org/sydneysixers.

Sixers players wore special jerseys to honour youth cancer patients and survivors during the game against the Scorchers, with player names on the jerseys swapped with three words of inspiration provided by a youth cancer patient to raise awareness in the community of the battle these young people face, and to show them that the Sydney Sixers community back them.

Funds raised from the ‘Sixers Can, You Can’ campaign, will provide desperately needed emergency accommodation for regional youth cancer patients.

The men in magenta bounced back from their last clash against the Scorchers by 86 runs at Perth Stadium.

It was Philippe’s third fifty of the tournament and second in a row. He is the BBL|10 leading run-scorer with 421 runs at an average of nearly 40.

Earlier, the Perth openers Liam Livingstone (67 from 38) and former Sixer Jason Roy (21) got off to a lightning fast start. They scored 76 from the first seven overs, but the Sixers fought back taking 7/73 and restricting the Scorchers to 60 runs from the final 10 overs.

Seamers Carlos Brathwaite, 2-12 from three overs, Dan Christian (2-22) and Jake Ball (2-33) were the multiple wicket takers for the Sixers.

Scorecard here.