Twitter reacts to Street Cricket Smartness shown by Sydney Sixers as they swap players for running in BBL

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The 2021-22 edition of the Big Bash League is currently underway in Australia. The Challenger Match of the playoffs match happened earlier today featuring the defending champions Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers. The Strikers batted first in Sydney and posted a 167-run total on the board.

Number five batter Jonathan Wells was the top-scorer for the Adelaide-based team as he scored 62 runs off 47 deliveries for the team. Matt Renshaw played a brilliant cameo of 36 runs at number six, while number three batter Ian Cockbain scored 48 runs off 42 balls for Adelaide Strikers.

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Sean Abbott was the best bowler for the Sydney Sixers. He took three wickets in his spell, while Steve O’Keefe took a wicket in his four-over spell. In reply, the Sixers scored 170/6 in 20 overs and won the crucial match by four wickets. Opening batter Hayden Kerr was the star for the home side as he played an unbeaten knock of 98 runs.

Fans should note that Kerr’s catch was dropped by Adelaide Strikers was on 16. He then played a match-winning knock and ensured that the Sydney Sixers did not disappoint the home fans. However, the match was very close, and some street smartness from Sixers helped them win the match.

Sydney Sixers played their assistant coach in the match

Ahead of the match, Joshua Philippe tested positive for COVID-19 and was ruled out of the game. Sixers picked assistant coach Jay Lenton in the playing XI as the wicket-keeper. In the last over, Sixers needed 2 runs off 1 ball, but Jordan Silk, the non-striker, had a hamstring problem.

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So Sixers swapped him with Lenton, saying Silk was retired hurt. Ultimately, Kerr hit a four and ensured the Sixers did not need to run. Here’s how Twitter reacted to this move:

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