Joe Denly went on a rampage and clobbered eight boundaries and one six during his unbeaten 60-ball 76 as the Sixers chased down the target with 10 balls to spare. @ Big Bash League
Joe Denly went on a rampage and clobbered eight boundaries and one six during his unbeaten 60-ball 76 as the Sixers chased down the target with 10 balls to spare. @ Big Bash League

England batsman Joe Denly s belligerent 76 not out powered Sydney Sixers to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League 2018-19 (BBL) on Sunday. The 32-year-old also recorder his highest score in the BBL as the Sixers climbed to second position.

Chasing 151, the Sixers lost Justin Avendano for a duck to Michael Neser. But the other opener Denly went on a rampage and clobbered eight boundaries and one six during his unbeaten 60-ball 76 as the Sixers chased down the target with 10 balls to spare.

Denly took the opposition bowling attack to the cleaners, inclusing Afghanistan s ace legspinner Rashid Khan, who despite picking up two wickts, went for over six runs an over.

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Earlier, Jake Weatherald top scored for the Strikers with 50, while Jonathan Wells added 42 as the hosts posted 150/5 after Colin Ingram called it right at the toss.

Left-time spinner Steve O’Keefe picked two, while Sean Abbott and England pacer Tom Curran added one wicket to sum up a combined bowling show for the Sixers.

Brief scores: Sydney Sixers 152/4 (Joe Denly 76*; Rashid Khan 2/25) beat Adelaide Strikers 150/5 (Jake Weatherald 50, Jonathan Wells 42; Steve O’Keefe 2/31) by six wickets