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Sixers captain Moises Henriques.

Henriques pivotal to Sixers victory over Stars

20 January 2020

A big first innings total, highlighted by incredible power hitting from Sixers captain Moises Henriques, laid the platform for a 21-run win under Duckworth Lewis Stern over the ladder leading Melbourne Stars on Monday night.

BBL|09 GAME 45 - Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars - Match Highlights

Henriques pummelled 72 from just 31 balls, at the SCG, in a total of 4/143 that was revised under Duckworth Lewis Stern to 146. The Stars made 5/125 in reply from the rain-reduced 14 overs.

The match was reduced to 14 overs per side due to a heavy early shower. It was the Sixers seventh win of BBL|09. 

 

Henriques hammered a remarkable eight sixes and two fours sharing a new Sixers record third wicket partnership of 114 with England batsman James Vince (41 not out from 22).

 

The spin duo of Nathan Lyon, 1-28 from three overs, and Stephen O’Keefe (0-23) were excellent in the middle overs to peg back the run rate of the Stars.

In his first home match of the season, Lyon claimed the crucial scalp of Marcus Stoinis (62 from 37) in the 12th over, caught in the deep by Henriques.

However, left-arm quick Ben Dwarshuis was the stand-out with the ball taking the impressive figures of 2-20 from three. England allrounder Tom Curran was also on a hat-trick at one stage in the final over and finished with 2-23.

The Sixers reduced the gap to the Stars at the top of the table to five points.

Scorecard here.