Twitter Reactions: Josh Philippe and James Vince blow away the Hurricanes at the SCG
Wade's half-century went in vain.
Published - Jan 23, 2019 4:51 pm | Updated - Jan 23, 2019 4:52 pm
A special effort was needed to take down the team like Hobart Hurricanes this season and the Sydney Sixers did the same at the SCG in the 40th match of the Big Bash League (BBL). After D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade gun down the run-chase unbeaten a couple of days, their team suffered a similar kind of fate today as Josh Philippe and James Vince stitched an unbeaten stand of 167 runs to win a memorable game for the Sixers.
After being set a steep target of 173 runs, the Sydney Sixers, playing for a cause today, lose Daniel Hughes in the very first over. James Faulkner nipped him out to put the home side in trouble but little did he knew that no wicket will fall later. Philippe was in the mood today to smash the bowlers and he ripped them apart in the powerplay and continued to play the same way after that as well.
Vince, meanwhile, was slow to get off the blocks and then caught up with his partner as the duo had a field day with the bat. None of the Hurricanes’ bowlers was spared on the day as the visitors endured a rare off-day in the office. While Philippe remained unbeaten on 86 off 49 balls, Vince scored 74 as the target was chased down in the 18th over itself with nine wickets in hand.
This win has propelled the Sixers to the second position in the points with six wins to their name after 11 matches and the race for the knockouts intensifies even more.
Wade leads the way
Earlier, after opting to bowl first, the hosts couldn’t break through early. The famous opening duo of Short and Wade added 67 runs yet again in less than eight overs. Despite Short getting out, the skipper Wade continued playing his shots and slammed another half-century while Ben McDermott also scored 41 off 31 balls.
But the Sixers bowled tight lines throughout the 20 overs and didn’t let them score more than 180 runs which according to them was the par-score it seems. Eventually, the tactics worked big time for the Men in Pink as Philippe and Vince’s special effort handed them their sixth win of the season.
Here’s how Twitter reacted during the game:
Philippe is a gun!! #BBL
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) January 23, 2019
Josh Philippe is the player the Aussies should pick for the ODIs ……..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 23, 2019
Geeze this boy Phillipe can play. What a talent. Has got all the shots and can keep ok as well.#greenandgold
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) January 23, 2019
Josh Philippe is a very good young player. Loved what he brought to the odd early in season love what he is bringing in bbl. star.
— John Hastings (@johnhastings194) January 23, 2019
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) January 23, 2019
A star on the rise.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 23, 2019
Entire list of players who have more runs and a higher strike rate than Josh Philippe in #BBL08:
— Tom O'Neil (@thomasjameoneil) January 23, 2019
Josh Philippe you absolute gun! What a knock and partnership with James Vince. Sixers on fire 🔥 #BBL08
— Mitch Phillips (@mitch_phillips) January 23, 2019
Josh Philippe is actually incredible ⭐️#BBL08
— bear • 곰 (@beartorius) January 23, 2019
— Gopi Talluri (@TalluriGopi7) January 23, 2019
Brilliant run chase from the Sixers, extremely dominant against the benchmark team. Josh Philippe’s stocks rise again, as James Vince again shows his worth as an international. #BBL08
— Caden Helmers (@cadenhelmers) January 23, 2019
Josh Philippe 😳👏#BBL08
— matthew mcdonald (@macdaddy237) January 23, 2019
Can't this Josh Philippe bat. Austtalian player in the making. #BBL08
— Aaron Bushby (@abushby89) January 23, 2019
Best batting display (comfortably) of this season from the Sixers. Match has been as good as done for a while, but the Philippe/Vince partnership has been a joy to watch. Josh Philippe might be a name we're hearing about for some time to come. #BBL08
— Mathew Farmakis (@Mathew_Farmakis) January 23, 2019
highly rate Josh Philippe
— Nikhil Mane 🏏🇦🇺 (@nikhiltait) January 23, 2019
Josh philippe is future of Australia cricket.Should pick him in odis
— Arsh (@i_m_arsh) January 23, 2019
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