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Denly leads Sixers to six-wicket win against Strikers

Right-handed opener remained unbeaten on 76 runs

Denly leads Sixers to six-wicket win against Strikers PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/@SixersBBL

Opener Joe Denly smashed 76 runs as Sydney Sixers beat Adelaide Strikers by six wickets in match 22 of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL).

Right-handed opener struck eight boundaries and a six in his unbeaten knock which took the Sixers over the line inside 19 overs.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe scored 30 runs and remained not out.

Afghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan claimed two wickets for 25 runs in his four-over spell for the Strikers.

Earlier, thanks to a brilliant half-century by Jake Weatherald and unbeaten 42 runs cameo by Jonathan Wells, the Strikers reached 150-5 in 20 overs.

Steve O'Keefe claimed two wickets while Sean Abbott and Tom Curran bagged a wicket each for the winning side.

Due to his outstanding batting, Denly was given the player of the match award.