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Twitter Reactions: Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner’s brilliance wins it for the Scorchers

Bancroft has now scored two back-to-back half-centuries in the tournament.

Cameron Bancroft
Cameron Bancroft. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

After two one-sided encounters, the last game of Super Sunday truly entertained the fans. The game between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers was a high-scoring one. There were some brilliant batting performances on display which was a treat to watch. Cameron Bancroft, post his ban, is making a strong statement to the selectors. The elegant right-hander was on the top of his game and played a top-notch knock.

He was assisted really well by skipper Ashton Turner who also produced a fierce inning and scored at a strike rate of 200. This is only the third win for the Scorchers in eight games and they are still languishing down at the bottom of the points table.

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The Sydney Sixers put up a total of 177/5 in 20 overs after they were put into bat first by the opposition. Rather than one individual dominating, it was a collective effort from all the players which helped them get there. Opener Daniel Hughes looked good with a 29-ball 36 then it was James Vince who played the anchor with almost a run-a-ball 28.

Skipper Moises Henriques chipped in next with a quickfire 38 which came of only 21 balls. Josh Phillippe took the responsibility of finishing the innings on a high and got 19 runs off 9 runs towards the end. The Scorchers gave away quite a few extras of which ten were wides. Matthew Kelly and Andrew Tye, with two wickets each, were the pick of the bowlers.

Bancroft helps his team sail over the line

Cameron Bancroft took the Scorchers off to a flyer in the chase. Despite losing Michael Klinger for just two runs, they scored 59 runs in the powerplay. Ever since his comeback, Bancroft has looked in great touch. The right-hander registered his second consecutive fifty in the tournament and was a brilliant act altogether.

He was well assisted by Ashton Turner who joined the side back. The skipper played a terrific knock and added 60 runs to the team’s total in just 30 balls. The Scorchers chased the target down in 18.5 overs to win the game by 7 wickets.

Twitterati was glad to see Cameron Bancroft play so well. They were all praise for Turner as well, here are the reactions:

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