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A brilliant unbeaten 132-run stand between Charlie Wakim and Simon Keen has helped the Sixers Academy to a ten-wicket victory over the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy at Drummoyne Oval.

THE HOME GROUND: Read how it all played out on the Sixers’ website

Chasing 131 for victory, the openers weathered an early storm from DLCA bowler Shaun Tait before cruising to the total in 16.3 overs in their final Triforce Super20 League match.

Keen signalled his intentions in the earlygoing, blazing his first ball through the covers for four as he took twelve runs off the second over of the innings.

After copping a Tait bouncer on the hand, Wakim came into his own and smacked the former Australian representative to the boundary.

The pair were able to hit boundaries at will as the innings progressed, looking comfortable as they chased down the imposing target. The century partnership came up in the thirteenth over with Wakim finishing on 69* off 48 (11 fours) and Keen 61* off 50 (6 fours, 1 six).

Earlier in the day, tidy bowling displays from Keen and spinner Riley Ayre coupled with a fantastic display of fielding restricted the DLCA to 8/130.

With the DLCA languishing at 4/47, a 68-run stand between Kohler-Cadmore (47) and Hudson-Prentice (35) brought the visitors back in to the contest, before a flurry of late wickets saw the Sixers get back on top.

Keen finished with 2/12 off 3 overs, while Josh Connolly (1/18 off 3) and Riley Ayre (0/20 off 3) were again impressive with their spin.

The Sixers finished the Triforce Super20 League with two wins and a loss, with some participants now shaping as key prospects for the Sixers supplementary list for BBL|05.


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