(N), Sydney, January 10, 2014, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:154) 153/9

Match tied (Scorchers won the one-over eliminator)

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers 153/5(20 overs)
Brett Lee4/28 (4)
Sydney Sixers 153/9(20 overs)

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

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.

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER1 run • 2 wickets
SS: 1/2CRR: 1.00 
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

Moises Henriques c Simmons b Yasir Arafat 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Arafat to Henriques, no run

Arafat goes for the yorker again and Henriques plays and misses as the ball shaves the off stump

Arafat to Maddinson, 1 run

another slower ball and Maddinson picks it and drives sweetly to deep point.

Arafat to 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?

Steven Smith b Yasir Arafat 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 153/9CRR: 7.65 
Chris Tremlett8 (6)
Josh Hazlewood1 (1)
Yasir Arafat 4-0-24-4
Alfonso Thomas 4-0-38-0

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.

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

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?

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!

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

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

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 1914 runs
SS: 147/8CRR: 7.73 RRR: 7.00
Chris Tremlett6 (4)
Brett Lee10 (6)
Alfonso Thomas 4-0-38-0
Yasir Arafat 3-0-18-3

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

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!

Thomas to Lee, 1 run

good length and Lee clubs it to long on

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

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!

Thomas to Lee, no run

great slower ball from Thomas beats Lee outside off stump as he tries to launch one into the stands

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 186 runs • 2 wickets
SS: 133/8CRR: 7.38 RRR: 10.50
Chris Tremlett1 (2)
Brett Lee1 (2)
Yasir Arafat 3-0-18-3
Brad Hogg 4-0-21-1
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

Arafat to Tremlett, no run

better bouncer this time from the bowler and Tremlett plays back to the bowler

Arafat to Tremlett, 1 wide

Yasir Arafat tries the bumper here but it's wide down the leg side

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!

Nathan Lyon b Yasir Arafat 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Arafat to Lyon, no run

yorker from Yasir Arafat and Lyon looks like a top order player as he cracks this straight to cover

Arafat to 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

Steven 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

Arafat to 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 175 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 127/6CRR: 7.47 RRR: 9.00
Steven Smith61 (46)
Brett Lee1 (2)
Brad Hogg 4-0-21-1
Alfonso Thomas 3-0-24-0

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

Hogg to 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

Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Yasir Arafat
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.40
Match days10 January 2014 - night (20-over match)
Gerard Abood
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Tony Ward
Reserve Umpire
Tony Wilds
Match Referee
David Talalla
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Sydney Sixers 0
Sixers Innings
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