BBL: Smith smashes first BBL ton ac Sixers route Strikers in Big Bash 2023, Match 45

0
73
BBL Smith smashes first BBL ton ac Sixers route Strikers in Big Bash 2023, Match 45 (2)

Smith smashed his first T20 century for Australia, and the Sixers’ batsmen collapsed to a defeat by Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval. That means that if the Sixers win their final game of the tournament they will qualify for semi-finals. They’ll then need to win two more games if they want to play finals again in BBL-2023 but there are still three other teams left in contention: Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars . And the Sixers have lost five of their last six games in the Big Bash League. Smith brought up his hundred with a six off Jack Wildermuth, who had been promoted to No.4 in place of regular opener Jake Weatherald. The right-hander hit 11 fours and two sixes as he partnered Daniel Hughes (36) for an unbeaten 127-run stand in just 8.3 overs at the top of the innings. It was Hughes’ first half-century in BBL this season and only his second T20 century overall.

Sixers collapse to defeat by Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval

The Sixers lost by a huge margin, with the Strikers scoring 290 runs to Sixers’ 142.

Smith was simply unstoppable in his knock of 144 off just 81 balls, which included four sixes and nine fours.

Sixers lose third straight match to be left with a mountain to climb in BBL-2023

The Sixers have to win their two remaining games, while Brisbane and Sydney have already qualified for semis.

They are currently in fourth place and need to win their final game of the tournament against Perth Scorchers on Thursday or they will be eliminated from contention.

Sixers’ defeat means they will play finals if they win their final game of the tournament.

If the Sixers win their final game of the tournament, they will play in the finals. If they lose, then they are eliminated from contention for a spot in the Big Bash League finals.

If Sixers win:

  • They will play in BBL 2023 Final which is scheduled on January 11th 2024 at Adelaide Oval.
  • The team must also have won all 4 games before playing this final match to qualify for BBL2023 Final as per BCCI Rules and Regulations (11(a)).

Sixers need to win their two remaining games, while Brisbane and Sydney have already qualified for semis.

The Sixers need to win their two remaining games, while Brisbane and Sydney have already qualified for semis.

The Sixers are in a position where they can still qualify for the finals if they can beat Strikers at home and then beat Stars at home.

Smith’s knock was his first in T20 cricket since scoring a century against India in Rajkot in December 2018.

“He’s had a few days off, but he’s been training pretty hard,” Cameron White said. “It was great to see him score a hundred and it will be good for him to get back in the team.”

Smith’s knock was his first international T20 century since December 2018 when he slammed 154 against India at Rajkot.

This was Smith’s first international Twenty20 century

  • This was Smith’s first international Twenty20 century
  • Smith’s knock was his second international ton since scoring a century against England in the World Cup final in 2019.

Conclusion

Smith’s knock was his first in T20 cricket since scoring a century against India in Rajkot in December 2018.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here