Middle-order batter Laurie Evans smashed an outstanding 76 not out off 41 in a ‘Player of the Match’ performance as Perth Scorchers thrashed Sydney Sixers in the 2021-22 Big Bash League (BBL) final and lifted their fourth title.
Evan walked in to bat when Scorchers were 25/4. He then added a brilliant 104-run partnership for the fifth wicket with skipper Ashton Turner and propelled them to an imposing total of 171/6.
In reply, Sydney Sixers could only manage 92 and lost the contest by a heavy margin of 79 runs. They were bundled out inside 17 overs, with Daniel Hughes (42 off 33) the only batter to cross the thirty-run mark.
Fast bowler Andrew Tye was the pick of the bowlers for Scorchers with 3-15.
“I think any captain would stand here and talk about the obstacles we have had to come through to finish this tournament,” said Turner in the post-match presentation.
“The Sixers have been the best side for the last two years. They taught us how to play on these wickets. Well done for the way you have played before for your performance this season,” he added.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) January 28, 2022
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) January 28, 2022
Scorchers win their fourth BBL title. A great win! Well played. And a great season from a very depleted Sixers side. What a wild ride this BBL season has been for all! Kudos to everyone who managed to keep it going. #BBL11
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) January 28, 2022
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 28, 2022
Congratulations to the Perth Scorchers.
Best team all season.
And great to see a Victoria-based team win the BBL.
— Daniel Cherny (@DanielCherny) January 28, 2022
— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) January 28, 2022
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) January 28, 2022
Perth Scorchers becomes the first team to win 4 Big Bash League titles. Season 3, 4, 6 and 11! #BBLFinal
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) January 28, 2022
Perth Scorchers’ fourth title and undeniably the best of the lot. The signs were there early – looked the best team after a few games. Loaded in every position. Superb performance #BBL11
— Tristan Lavalette (@trislavalette) January 28, 2022
Perth Scorchers faced Sydney Sixers 4 times this season and they defeated Sixers all the 4 times.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 28, 2022
4th Big Bash title for Perth Scorchers , most by any team in Big Bash League history. ❤️
Best bowling figures in finals of Big Bash League minimum (3 overs bowled):
— Abdullah Jan (@statsofABD) January 28, 2022
The Perth Scorchers played one home game all season, went on a seven-week road trip and tore the Sixers to shreds in the final. Might be their best title yet #BBLFinal
— Ben Smith (@BenSmith94) January 28, 2022
— johnny (@Johnnysar77) January 28, 2022
Scorchers were strong all over the season and they ended the season strong too. Perth Scorchers are the Champions of BBL11. Sadly Sixers couldn't defend the Championship and ended up as runner-up.#BBL11 #BBL pic.twitter.com/7SHgTHvWbI
— CHAMP14NS OF EUROPE (@xgsno) January 28, 2022