7.03pm The Sydney Sixers can only blame themselves for that performance, they threw their wickets away with such soft strokes that they quickly slumped to 5 for 46. Thereon, you rarely win matches. The Sixers kept fighting, but the damage was done. The Scorchers, clinical as they have been throughout this competition, did what they needed to, although they took that chase deeper than they would have wanted.

But with the job done, I doubt they'll care much. The Sixers have lost both their games so far, both primarily due to sub-par batting performances. A break will do them good, and they'll be back after the break.

18.1
4
Abbott to Turner, FOUR runs, and that is it. A slower ball on middle and leg, shovelled over midwicket and that will be it. A comfortable six-wicket win for the Scorchers

Scores level. The Scorchers will have a happy Christmas, the Sixers not so much

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | PS: 132/4 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 0.50)

  • Ashton Turner48 (26b)
  • Adam Voges19 (17b)
  • Daniel Sams4-0-34-0
  • Sean Abbott3-0-24-3
17.6
1
Sams to Turner, 1 run, a short slower ball around off, inside-edged towards square leg

2 off 13.

17.5
6
Sams to Turner, SIX runs, far too easy to pick that slower delivery when it's that short. Turner stays back and clatters a pull over midwicket again. Another swat.
17.4
0
Sams to Turner, no run, fullish and wide outside off, tapped to Roy at point
17.3
1
Sams to Voges, 1 run, a slower short ball, he can't keep bowling there, too predictable, swatted to deep square leg
17.2
4
Sams to Voges, FOUR runs, lovely hit. A low full toss outside off, Voges offers the full face of the bat and drives languidly, straight past the stumps, four to mid-off
17.1
0
Sams to Voges, no run, 131 kph, full and wide outside off, carved to point

END OF OVER:
17 | 17 Runs | PS: 120/4 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 4.33)

  • Adam Voges14 (14b)
  • Ashton Turner41 (23b)
  • Sean Abbott3-0-24-3
  • Steve O'Keefe4-0-23-0
16.6
1
Abbott to Voges, 1 run, always expected that Voges would look for one. On a length outside off, carved off the open face to third man
16.5
1
Abbott to Turner, 1 run, pulled away to long-on for a run
16.4
6
Abbott to Turner, SIX runs, six more! And that should be the game. Shortish and slow on middle and off, goes back does Turner and swats another pull over midwicket. 40-love, more like game, set, match.

Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31WG BosistoJR Philippe
2nd0DJ WilleyJR Philippe
3rd21DJ WilleyHWR Cartwright
4th14AJ TurnerHWR Cartwright
5th70AC VogesAJ Turner

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PS1082160.154
AS1073140.801
MR1064120.297
HH105510-0.291
SS104680.331
ST10468-0.039
BH10468-0.437
MS10284-0.926