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Twitter Reactions: Perth Scorchers survive Daniel Christian scare to record thrilling win

Daniel Christian was at his all-round best.

Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye. (Photo by Darrian Traynor – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

The 34th match of the Big Bash League 2021-22 saw the Syndey Sixers taking on the Perth Scorchers at the Cannara Oval. Having won the toss, the Perth Scorchers opted to bat first and were left stuttering at the 13th over the mark with five wickets gone. Aaron Hardie(45) and Ashton Agar(29) stitched a crucial partnership in the middle and helped the men in Orange post a decent score of 143 on the board.

The bowling card was pretty decent from the Sydney Sixers with Hayden Kerr finishing as the pick of the bowlers. The left-arm seamer picked up four wickets giving away just 32 runs and restricting the opponent from putting up a huge score. All-rounder Dan Christian also chipped in with two wickets and finished with figures of 2 for 14 in a brilliant four-over spell.

Daniel Christian’s heroic effort goes in vain

Sydney Sixers had a tricky chase of 144 in hands, but it never looked like a hard task until the Perth Scorchers bowlers came in hard. The new ball bowlers, Lance Morris and Tymal Mills were on the money straight away and had picked up four wickets combinedly at the 16th run mark. All the top four batsmen were gone for the Sydney Sixers leaving the dressing room in disarray and suddenly, the target looked like a big score.

The onus was on Jordan Silk and Daniel Christian to do the repair work and they did manage to put up a partnership of 45 runs until the former got out. The Perth Scorchers bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals and mounted the scoreboard pressure on the Sixer’s side. The experienced hand of Dan Christian did step up for a while but he had too much to do on his own. The right-hander brought it down to 20 needed off 7 deliveries until he was dismissed by Andrew Tye to seal the game almost.

Tye finished with 3 wickets to his name for just 17 runs but Aaron Hardie for his important 45 was adjudged the man of the match. With the win, the Perth Scorchers stay at the top of the points table with 8 wins in 9 games and are 6 points ahead of the second-placed Sydney Sixers.