Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

The Scorchers move to outright second place with that victory after an important away-from-home victory

Yasir Arafat is the Man of the match

0.1
4
Lee to Voges, FOUR runs, Lee goes for the yorker first up and Voges plays it beautifully off his bootlaces through mdiw ciekt for four to claim the spoils

Brett Lee will take the ball and Voges, Mitch Marsh and Ashton Turner will bat for the visitors. Interestingly, the skipper, Simon Katich, who stroked 71 off 56 balls won't bat in the Super Over. Adam Voges will face up to Brett Lee. His level head will be required to get the visitors home in what appears to be a mere formality now.

Brett Lee is going through his regular warm up routine. My word, he's a true champion fast bowler. Always fighting hard and never giving up.

0.4
W
Yasir Arafat to Henriques, OUT, Arafat goes full again and Henriques is deep in the crease and smears the ball to backward point where Simmons is to take a good catch low down

MC Henriques c Simmons b Yasir Arafat

0.3
0
Yasir Arafat to Henriques, no run, Arafat goes for the yorker again and Henriques plays and misses as the ball shaves the off stump
0.2
1
Yasir Arafat to Maddinson, 1 run, another slower ball and Maddinson picks it and drives sweetly to deep point.
0.1
W
Yasir Arafat to SPD Smith, OUT, Smith is done by a double-bluff from the Scorchers. With fine leg up he walked away to the off side to try and scoop it over the man inside the circle but Arafat's slower ball hits off stump and the Scorchers are jubilant! Steve Smith to face up here. Can he take his team home?

SPD Smith b Yasir Arafat

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

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

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