And just like that, two-time defending champions Sydney Sixers have two wins in as many games this season and already boast eight points to their name.
It looks like the Sixers have continued exactly where they left the previous campaign, although they did have to work hard for their last win, which was against none other than Hobart Hurricanes.
Unlike their opening game when they had piled up an enormous total, the Sixers this time were able to score just 144, but even that proved enough for the likes of Chris Jordan and Tom Curran to defend.
For that 144, they had to thank their captain Moises Henriques, who starred again, scoring 73 off 48. He had scored an unbeaten 76 in the opener.
Two performances of contrasting natures have proven that the Sixers can fly high and flash their brilliance, but they are also ready for a dogfight if need be.
As evident by half the game’s story up top, the Hurricanes were decent with the ball against Sydney last time out, but their batters couldn’t get the job done.
In simpler words, their top order got some runs but the lower order pretty much gave up prematurely, although their job was not done any favour by opening batsman D’Arcy Short’s painstakingly slow 21 off 36 scored at a strike rate of 58.33 (yes, you read that right!).
At this level, a team that needs 29 off 18 with half their wickets in hand should not lose but that’s exactly what happened, thanks to some death bowling of the highest class by Jordan and Curran.