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Craig Simmons ton fires Perth Scorchers to 193/5 against Sydney Sixers

Craig Simmons scored a magnificent ton © Getty Images
Craig Simmons scored a magnificent ton © Getty Images

Feb 5, 2014

Perth Scorchers, courtesy some mind-blowing hitting from left-handed opener, Craig Simmons, have piled up a huge first innings total of 193 for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs, in the second semi-final of the Big Bash League 2014 against Sydney Sixers, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday.

Simmons scored a magnificent ton, his second of the tournament, to push the Scorchers total beyond 160. Simmons occupied one end for the first half of the innings, and took his time before he went berserk against the Sixers bowling attack. He, along with No 4 Adam Voges, hit huge sixes all around the park to provide the necessary throttle to the Scorchers innings. He hit 11 sixes in his innings of 112 off just 58 balls, and took his tournament tally to 21 sixes. He reached his 100 in just 53 balls.

It seemed like Simmons was batting on a different pitch altogether, if compared to the contributions of the other batsmen.

After Sixers captain, Marcus North won the toss and decided to field first, Simon Katich, alongside Simmons, opened the batting for the Scorchers on a wicket which had a tinge of green on it. Both the openers took some time to settle in, scoring just 12 off the first three overs. Katich then broke lose in the fourth over, scoring 19 off Mitchell Starc, but soon lost his wicket to Josh Hazlewood (in the fifth over).

No 3 Whiteman too didn’t last long, but then Simmons and Voges got involved in a healthy partnership, as the former ripped apart the Sixers’ attack.

Brief scores:

Perth Scorchers 193 for 5 in 20 overs (Craig Simmons 112, Adam Voges 31; Mitchell Starc 2 for 37, Brett Lee 1 for 27) vs Sydney Sixers.

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