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Toe Crushing Yorker From Jhye Richardson Sealed The BBL Final Win For Perth Scorchers
By CricShots - Jan 29, 2022 12:58 pm
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On Friday, Perth Scorchers managed to win their fourth Big Bash League (BBL) title after beating defending champions Sydney Sixers at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. In the match, fast bowler, Jhye Richardson produced a toe-crushing yorker to dismiss Steve O’Keefe, and that delivery was the final nail in the coffin for Sixers as Scorchers won their record-setting fourth BBL title.

Jhye Richardson
Jhye Richardson took the final wicket

O’Keefe had no answers to the delivery, and the umpire had no hesitation in raising his fingers as well. A video of Richardson’s toe-crushing yorker to O’Keefe was uploaded by cricket.com.au on their official Twitter handle. 

Scorchers now have most BBL titles and needless to mention, the players were ecstatic after winning the tournament. Well, the celebrations were so wild that Jhye Richardson copped a blow on the nose. Subsequently, his nose and mouth were bleeding. However, the pacer couldn’t have cared less as he was all smiling while giving an interview after the game.

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After the game, Jhye Richardson said, “It’s always interesting. Copped one on the nose from one of the shoulders.” The video of the same went viral in no time as fans hailed Richardson’s ecstasy despite a serious-looking injury. Meanwhile, Richardson was one of Perth’s stand-out performers in the final game as he conceded just 20 runs in 3.2 overs alongside taking a couple of wickets.

Ahead of the final, both the Scorchers and the Sixers had won three BBL titles each. Sixers, however, had a mountain to climb after some of their first-choice players had to miss the final due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the camp. After being asked to bat first, the Scorchers were reeling at 25 for four after the first six overs.

However, skipper Ashton Turner and Laurie Evans, who have been a revelation for the four-time champions this season, put on a 105-run partnership to anchor the innings. Turned slammed 54 off just 35 balls while Evans top-scored with a 41-ball 76 as the Scorchers managed to reach a total of 171 for six. 

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During the chase, the Sixers never managed to get in the game after the early dismissals of their makeshift openers Hayden Kerr and Nicholas Bertus. The Sixers kept on losing wickets at regular intervals as no other player, barring skipper Daniel Hughes, managed to cross the 20-run mark. Hughes played a gritty knock of 33-ball 42 as Sixers were eventually rolled over for a total of 92, losing the match 79 runs.

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