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521dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Scorchers' bowlers break Sixers' winning streak

Chastened by the cloudy circumstances of their heavy defeat to the Melbourne Stars, the Perth Scorchers summoned a sharp display in the field to defeat the Sydney Sixers in the BBL match at the SCG

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Well, that would have been much clser than Justin Langer would have liked but the Scorchers have got home easily in the end to register their first victory of the campaign. Scorchers captain Simon Katich heaps praise upon his bowlers who did a fantastic job with Michael Beer, Alfonso Thomas and Hilton Cartwright grabbing two wickets each. For the Sixers, O'Keefe, Moran and Lee added handy twenties but it wasn't enough in the end as Gibbs (40), Marsh (26) and North (23) ensured the Scorchers will be singing their victory song tonight. The Sixers' spin attack made life difficult for the Scorchers batsmen and when Narine, Mendis and O'Keefe have a few more runs to bowl at, they will be a dangerous trio. Michael Beer collects a Man of the Match award courtesy of his two for 19 from four overs. He picked up the prized scalp of Bard Haddin and Dan Smith as both players looked to play against the turn and were caught in the off side off the leading edge. Thanks again for joining us this evening. We take a break tomorrow night before the Big Bash League road show heads to Brisbane where the Heat face tonight's winners, the Perth Scorchers. This is Marc Ellison signing off. Good luck and god speed.

19.2
1
Feldman to Katich, 1 run, full again but this time it's a length which Katich can get underneath and he hits it over cover for the winning run. The ball doesn't go four four but they complete a single to take the game by a margin of 7 wickets with four balls to spare
19.1
0
Feldman to Katich, no run, full and driven to short cover

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | PS: 113/3 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 1.00)

  • Hilton Cartwright5 (6b)
  • Simon Katich7 (2b)
  • Steve O'Keefe4-0-35-1
  • Luke Feldman3-0-12-1
18.6
2
O'Keefe to Cartwright, 2 runs, worked again off the pads to fine leg for two more to tie the match with an over remaining
18.5
2
O'Keefe to Cartwright, 2 runs, angled into the pads and played nicely around the corner for a couple to fine leg
18.4
0
O'Keefe to Cartwright, no run, flatter on middle and pushed back to the bowler
18.3
1
O'Keefe to Katich, 1 run, slog sweep again from Katich but he hits it out to the man at deep mid wicket this time

Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51HH GibbsSE Marsh
2nd49HH GibbsMJ North
3rd2MJ NorthHWR Cartwright
4th12SM KatichHWR Cartwright

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502