Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 153/9 (1 run required, RR: 7.65)

  • Chris Tremlett8 (6b)
  • Josh Hazlewood1 (1b)
  • Yasir Arafat4-0-24-4
  • Alfonso Thomas4-0-38-0

We have seen an enthralling contest here between two even teams. Steve Smith's 65 off 48 balls has kept the Sixers in the game almost single-handedly. Yasir Arafat was simply outstanding with the pill for the Scorchers. Taking wickets at crucial times to keep his side in the match.

Both teams are now making the tough call on who will be charged with responsibility in the Super Over. We will see one bowler and three batsmen line up to face six deliveries. With the way Arafat finished the match with the ball, he's odds on to lead his team home. We will let you know who the team's have selected to do the job as soon as we are informed.

19.6
1
Yasir Arafat to Tremlett, 1 run, yorker which Tremlett digs out straight back to the bowler with some power but Arafat mis-fields and they scamper through for the single

The throw from mid off missed but Hazlewood was home safe anyway Are we going to a Super Over here? Katich is discussing the plan with his bowler. Both look fairly pumped up for this and why not. This is a wonderful contest

19.5
1
Yasir Arafat to Hazlewood, 1 run, full and driven to mid off and they steal a quick single

Two bowlers are forced to try and get the hosts home here tonight Three off two balls to win but Arafat is on fire here. What's next?

19.4
W
Yasir Arafat to Lee, OUT, high quality in-swinging yorker from Yasir Arafat cleans out the leg stump of Brett Lee. And this game just keeps on getting better and better!

B Lee b Yasir Arafat 13 (18m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 144.44

19.3
1
Yasir Arafat to Tremlett, 1 run, another quick yorker and Tremlett jams down on it and bounces it over the bowler's head. Well played son!

Simon Katich moves in to discuss Arafat's field here

19.2
1
Yasir Arafat to Lee, 1 run, searing yorker from Yasir Arafat and Lee does well to get some bat on it and dig it out for a single towards fine leg
19.1
2
Yasir Arafat to Lee, 2 runs, full and straight and Lee crunches it in the air down towards long on and the come back for the second

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | SS: 147/8 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 7.00)

  • Chris Tremlett6 (4b)
  • Brett Lee10 (6b)
  • Alfonso Thomas4-0-38-0
  • Yasir Arafat3-0-18-3

Just 7 needed off the last over for the Sixers to steal this one. Breet Lee on strike Yasir Arafat looks cool, calm and collected here as he waits to bowl the last over

18.6
4
Thomas to Tremlett, FOUR runs, Thomas goes full and wide and Tremlett slices it over backward point for four. The big Englishman could finish a hero at the SCG tonight!
18.5
1
Thomas to Lee, 1 run, good length and Lee clubs it to long on
18.4
2
Thomas to Lee, 2 runs, length delivery from Thomas and Lee tries to slog it again but it takes the bat on the splice and flies high over the bowler. Long on comes in to collect but he can't prevent the second
18.3
6
Thomas to Lee, SIX runs, another slower ball but it's short and Lee sits back and pumps it clean as a whistle over mid wicket for a maximum. Brett Lee at his finest!
18.2
0
Thomas to Lee, no run, great slower ball from Thomas beats Lee outside off stump as he tries to launch one into the stands
18.1
1
Thomas to Tremlett, 1 run, Tremlett sits back and launches this over cover towards the man on the rope but Mitch Marsh can't get in quickly enough to take the catch

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | SS: 133/8 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 10.50)

  • Chris Tremlett1 (2b)
  • Brett Lee1 (2b)
  • Yasir Arafat3-0-18-3
  • Brad Hogg4-0-21-1
17.6
1
Yasir Arafat to Tremlett, 1 run, slower ball is short and Tremlett pushes into the off side for a single. The throw at the bowler's end misses but they aren't able to get back for the overthrow
17.5
0
Yasir Arafat to Tremlett, no run, better bouncer this time from the bowler and Tremlett plays back to the bowler
17.5
1w
Yasir Arafat to Tremlett, 1 wide, Yasir Arafat tries the bumper here but it's wide down the leg side
17.4
W
Yasir Arafat to Lyon, OUT, not sure what Lyon was trying to do here but he walks away to the leg side and Arafat's slower ball hits the top of off stump. Wonderful timing from the Scorchers' overseas pro!

NM Lyon b Yasir Arafat 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.3
0
Yasir Arafat to Lyon, no run, yorker from Yasir Arafat and Lyon looks like a top order player as he cracks this straight to cover
17.2
W
Yasir Arafat to SPD Smith, OUT, slower ball from Yasir Arafat deceives Smith as he tries to close the face on it and hit through the leg side but it takes the leading edge and loops to Adam Voges at short third man

SPD Smith c Voges b Yasir Arafat 65 (60m 48b 6x4 1x6) SR: 135.41

Smith pulls away as the man on the mid wicket fence runs in to try and get inside the circle before the bowler could deliver. It turns out it wasn't necessary anyway

17.1
4
Yasir Arafat to SPD Smith, FOUR runs, with the off side men inside the circle, Smith stays leg side of the ball and slices it through backward point for four

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 127/6 (27 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 9.00)

  • Steven Smith61 (46b)
  • Brett Lee1 (2b)
  • Brad Hogg4-0-21-1
  • Alfonso Thomas3-0-24-0

Yet another fine spell of wrist spin bowling from the veteran - Bradley Hogg

16.6
1
Hogg to SPD Smith, 1 run, wrong'un to finish from Hogg but Smith reads it well and plays delicately to short third man for one to keep the strike
16.5
2
Hogg to SPD Smith, 2 runs, Smith uses his feet and drives square of the wicket to deep backward point for a couple
16.4
1
Hogg to Lee, 1 run, quicker on off stump and Lee moves back and plays to the vacant mid wicket region
16.3
0
Hogg to Lee, no run, the wrong'un beats Lee outside the off stump
16.2
1
Hogg to SPD Smith, 1 run, comes down the wicket and drives to long off

Steve Smith is flithy with his wicket keeper there. That's a wicket at a vital time and it brings Brett Lee to the crease

16.1
W
Hogg to DLR Smith, OUT, another wrong'un from Hogg which come sup trumps as Dan Smith reverse sweeps off the top edge of the bat straight to Thomas at short third man

DLR Smith c Thomas b Hogg 12 (19m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15SNJ O'KeefeNJ Maddinson
2nd5MC HenriquesNJ Maddinson
3rd0MC HenriquesSPD Smith
4th0MJ NorthSPD Smith
5th55SPD SmithJC Silk
6th47DLR SmithSPD Smith
7th9B LeeSPD Smith
8th0B LeeNM Lyon
9th20B LeeCT Tremlett
10th2CT TremlettJR Hazlewood

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS880162.189
SS86212-0.218
PS85310-0.064
HH83470.321
BH8356-0.197
MR8356-0.475
AS8255-0.933
ST8172-0.654