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Sport BBL: Sydney Sixers lose thriller to Hobart Hurricanes despite Sam Billings' big-hitting rescue act

13:20  08 january  2018
13:20  08 january  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

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  BBL07: Why the inconsistency around Twenty20 slow over rate penalties? This season’s Big Bash League started off with not just a bang, but a shedload of fines. The Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars were both slugged with $1000 fines per member of the respective playing XIs, with captains Moises Henriques (Sixers) and John Hastings (Stars) receiving one strike each. A second strike means either skipper has to sit a game out.

Departing Englishman Sam Billings did everything but complete a miraculous run chase against the Hurricanes in Hobart on Monday as the Sydney Sixers slumped to a sixth-straight loss this season.

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Over the top: Sam Billings goes high and long for the Sixers in their frantic run chase.© AAP Over the top: Sam Billings goes high and long for the Sixers in their frantic run chase. The Sydney Sixers slumped to a sixth-straight loss on Monday despite departing English import Sam Billings' best efforts to pull off a miracle win against the Hurricanes in Hobart.

Needing 18 runs to win off the final three balls, Billings deposited two Tymal Mills deliveries into the on-side crowd before failing to connect on a frantic last ball of the innings, finishing unbeaten on 61 off 31 and five runs short of the target.

Stretch: Sam Billings reaches for a wide delivery.© AAP Stretch: Sam Billings reaches for a wide delivery. It means the Sixers have now emulated the neighbouring Swans and slumped to an 0-6 start. But unlike the Swans, who rescued season 2017 and still made the AFL finals thanks to champions Lance Franklin, Josh Kennedy and co, the Sixers will be doing no such thing.

Thunder crush Hurricanes in WBBL

  Thunder crush Hurricanes in WBBL Sydney Thunder have taken a share of top spot in the WBBL after a dominant victory over the winless Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston.The Thunder cruised to the victory target with 3.4 overs to spare with their 3-116 built around a confident 64 from Haynes.

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Billings left his best for last in magenta this season, striding to the crease at 3-64 in the 10th over with the Sixers chasing 6-170 and crunching three sixes and six boundaries to fall just short. The hard-hitting 26-year-old now departs the team alongside Jason Roy for international duties.

He put on 60 runs with Jordan Silk (45) to resurrect his side's run chase, but it wasn't to be and now the Sixers are
in genuine danger of becoming only the second team in Big Bash history to go through a season winless, an unwanted record set by by the cross-town Thunder in BBL 02.

Sixers reinforcements are on the way in the shape of Test spinner Nathan Lyon, English batsman Joe Denly and West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who wore Thunder colours for the second half of last season.

Spinners star as Thunder rout Hurricanes

  Spinners star as Thunder rout Hurricanes Sydney Thunder has cruised to a 57-run Big Bash League win over Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston, with spin duo Fawad Ahmed and Arjun Nair dominating.Coming off back-to-back losses, leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed and finger spinner Arjun Nair dominated in the middle overs as Hobart were skittled for 109 in their pursuit of 5-166 in Launceston.

Hobart Hurricanes survived a late Sam Billings scare to knockSydney Sixers out of the Big Bash League ( BBL ) play-off picturewith a five-run victory. Losing finalists in last year’s competition, the Sixersare without a single point from six matches after Monday’s reverse at Blundstone Arena.

Piling on the runs: Dan Christian adds a boundary to his late-innings cameo.© AAP Piling on the runs: Dan Christian adds a boundary to his late-innings cameo. They should be available for Saturday's second Sydney derby, and will plug the holes left by Billings and Roy, but whether the change in personnel will freshen up this struggling team remains to be seen.

A significant gulf in class has formed in the extended Big Bash this season, just past the halfway mark.

The Hurricanes' are now on the right side of that after a third-straight win.

Scorchers to bowl against Sixers in BBL

  Scorchers to bowl against Sixers in BBL The unbeaten Perth Scorchers will bowl first against the winless Sydney Sixers in the BBL.The Scorchers have started their title defence in style with wins over the Sixers at the SCG, the Melbourne Stars at the WACA and the Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium.

Sydney's Sixers and Thunder meanwhile are dragging the chain at the bottom end of the table, alongside the winless Melbourne Stars.

D'Arcy Short set the tone once more for Hobart, picking off 42 off 36 to extend his lead atop the BBL run-scoring charts. He didn't threaten a century on this occasion but produced the play of the day with a towering 107m straight six - the longest of the tournament so far.

Placement: D'Arcy Short tries to pierce the field for the Hurricanes.© AAP Placement: D'Arcy Short tries to pierce the field for the Hurricanes. Matthew Wade (41) was very useful while Daniel Christian (28 not out) and Simon Milenko (22) picked off several late-innings boundaries to complete the scoring.

Sean Abbott was the pick of the Sixers' bowlers, returning to form with 3-27.

Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder missed the chance to extend their lead atop the Women's Big Bash League standings after suffering an eight-wicket loss to the Perth Scorchers at the WACA.

Captain Alex Blackwell blasted a match-high 81 not out off 58 balls as the Thunder crafted 4-134 batting first, but English duo Nat Sciver (61 not out) and Katherine Brunt (17 not out) put on an unbeaten 50 runs for the third wicket to reel in the score with 11 balls to spare.

It came a day after the Thunder held on to beat the Scorchers by a single run.

Short breaks BBL record in 5th win on trot .
<p>With Hobart chasing 166 for victory, Short cracked eight boundaries in his 59 from 49 on Monday night as the Hurricanes reached the target with 10 balls to spare.</p>With Hobart chasing 166 for victory, Short cracked eight boundaries in his 59 from 49 on Monday night as the Hurricanes reached the target with 10 balls to spare.

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