result
(N), Sydney, Dec 16 2012, Big Bash League
(19.2/20 ov)114/3
Scorchers won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Michael Beer
Perth Scorchers

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
Feldman to Katich, no run

full and driven to short cover

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 113/3CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 run from 6b
Hilton Cartwright5 (6)
Simon Katich7 (2)
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
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

18.2
6
O'Keefe to Katich, SIX runs

well that's how you do it! First pill, the Kat slog sweeps with the spin out of the middle of the bat to mid wicket

The ball has landed in a construction site and the game will be delayed for a few minutes

18.1
W
O'Keefe to North, OUT

North goes for the reverse sweep, it looks to have glanced his glove on the way through to the safe hands of Haddin behind the stumps

Marcus North c †Haddin b O'Keefe 23 (34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 67.65
end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 102/2CRR: 5.66 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 runs from 12b
Hilton Cartwright1 (3)
Marcus North23 (33)
Luke Feldman3-0-12-1
Brett Lee4-0-27-0
17.6
Feldman to Cartwright, no run

good length draws Cartwright forward and he plays uppishly towards mid on

17.5
1
Feldman to North, 1 run

great to see North's extravagant leg side flick as he walks down again and plays into the mid wicket region

17.4
Feldman to North, no run

North walks at the bowler and clips it nicely into the leg side but Dan Smith fields well to prevent a run

17.3
1
Feldman to Cartwright, 1 run

Feldman hits the deck hard, Cartwright comes forward and defends on the up into the covers to get off the mark

17.2
Feldman to Cartwright, no run

good length and Cartwright pushes into the off side

17.1
W
Feldman to Gibbs, OUT

Gibbs comes down the track and tries to slog it over mid on but Feldman is too good on this occasion. Marcus North isn't happy with his overseas player there...

Herschelle Gibbs b Feldman 40 (42b 5x4 0x6) SR: 95.24
end of over 175 runs
PS: 100/1CRR: 5.88 • RRR: 4.67 • Need 14 runs from 18b
Marcus North22 (31)
Herschelle Gibbs40 (41)
Brett Lee4-0-27-0
Steve O'Keefe3-0-24-0
16.6
Lee to North, no run

back of a length on middle stump, North tries to work it into the leg side and mid wicket moves well to prevent the single

16.5
Lee to North, no run

Lee just misses his yorker and North drives sweetly to mid off

16.4
Lee to North, no run

yorker length and North pushes into the covers

16.3
1
Lee to Gibbs, 1 run

off-speed bouncer and Gibbs pulls to deep square leg

16.2
Lee to Gibbs, no run

hit of inswing as Lee looks for the yorker and Gibbs plays to Dan Smith at mid wicket

16.1
4
Lee to Gibbs, FOUR runs

Gibbs backs away to leg with most of the field inside the ring and he slashes hard, it takes the edge and races to third man for four