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.
Updated - Jan 13, 2019 7:37 pm
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.
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:
The top order for the @ScorchersBBL finally fired tonight in a dominant win over the @SixersBBL on a very fast and bouncy wicket, take a bow Cameron Bancroft with a career high 87 off 61 balls and Ashton Turner smacking one of the fastest 50's in @BBL history also. #BBL08
— Trystan Spooner (@TrystanSpooner) January 13, 2019
That’s got to feel pretty good for Cameron Bancroft #BBL08
— 🏏 Evil Scootus⛷ (@evilscootus) January 13, 2019
— Sports Tragic (@Sports_Tragic1) January 13, 2019
cameron bancroft and ashton turner
that's the tweet
— Jaz ☺️🌈 (@jazmyne_robbo) January 13, 2019
— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) January 13, 2019
That performance by Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner was the best batting of the BBL to date #BBL08
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) January 13, 2019
I told you all Cameron Bancroft is fantastic player. He should be in Ashes can bat anywhere and much better player than Harris, Burns, Renshaw, Labuschagne and Head.
— Seth Cricket (@SethSharma7) January 13, 2019
Cameron Bancroft makes a match winning 87 not out as Perth Scorchers beat the Sydney Sixers by seven wickets.
That new stadium in Perth looks fabulous.
— Martin Emmerson (@Martycricket) January 13, 2019
CAMERON BANCROFT🙌👏 #BBL08
— Amy⚡️ (@AmyTimeLow) January 13, 2019
Cameron Bancroft all smiles after carrying his bat and bringing up the winning runs for the Scorchers 👍 pic.twitter.com/got3NrsoUx
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 13, 2019
— The Game Changer (@slant6225) January 13, 2019
🏏 87 runs
⚪️ 61 balls
👊 8 fours
💥 1 six
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 13, 2019
Good on Cameron Bancroft, that was a superb innings #BBL08
— Lachie Young (@lachie_young) January 13, 2019
That is a fantastic innings from Cameron Bancroft! Really does put his hand back up for possible Australian selection #BBL08
— Liam Vertigan (@LiamVertigan) January 13, 2019
Cometh the hour cometh the man well done Cameron Bancroft outstanding innings young man. A very emotional bloke right now I’d picture
— BrisbanePuntingCompany (@BrisbanePuntCo) January 13, 2019
Cameron Bancroft is miles better than plastic Hayden Mat Renshaw
— JSK (@imjsk27) January 13, 2019