Sydney Sixers peaked at the right to win BBL 9. We look at the talking points from a fine tournament.
Pakistan secured a 109-run lead over Bangladesh; India Women kept their hopes alive in the T20 Tri-Nation Tournament; New Zealand went 2-0 up against India; Sydney Sixers won their second BBL title; and South Africa announced their squad for the England T20Is.
Good show in the final help Josh Philippe and Adam Zampa enter the top five of batting and bowling list respectively.
It’s the final of an epic tournament, and the most consistent teams are rightly facing off.
Melbourne Stars will host Sydney Thunder for the Challenger of the 2019-20 BBL. The winner will face Sydney Sixers in the final.
Alex Hales (568) is now 54 runs behind Marcus Stoinis (612), while Daniel Sams (30) is 8 wickets ahead of Tom Curran (22).
It’s the knockout, and the Strikers will clash against a Thunder side riding on momentum.
The winner makes it to the final and has a week’s rest – the incentive is clear for both the Stars and the Sixers.
It’s the first match of the knockouts, and it’s do-or-die for both Hurricanes and Thunder.
England won the Johannesburg Test by 191 runs; Zimbabwe raced to 352/6 at Harare; the third T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh was washed out; and the Playoffs for the 2019-20 BBL have been decided.