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Final (N), Canberra, Jan 28 2015, Big Bash League
Scorchers won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
73 (59)
shaun-marsh
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Scorchers defend BBL title in gripping final

The fourth season of the Big Bash League got the final it deserved at the Manuka Oval in Canberra as Perth Scorchers sealed their second consecutive BBL title in one of the most thrilling T20 matches you could ever wish to see

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers147/5(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers148/6(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 148/6CRR: 7.40 
Yasir Arafat1 (1)
Michael Carberry10 (7)
Brett Lee 4-0-26-3
Nathan Lyon 4-0-34-2

Perth Scorchers are the 2014/15 winners of the Big Bash League. A tense finish to the final, all happening in the last few overs of the match. A wonderful treat for the fans, thanks for tuning in.

19.6
1
Lee to Arafat, 1 run

he's missed it! Henriques, the man who lugged Sixers with a brilliant half-century, has fumbled a simple run-out chance! Scorchers sneak through! They've defended their BBL crown! Everyone had come up inside the circle, three short covers, a silly mid-on even. The ball was full and straight again, Arafat went for a flick and found midwicket. The batsmen set off right away for a suicidal single. Henriques got a lovely bounce, but he could not grasp the ball in his hands! Lee is on his knees, head in hands. What a way to bow out of cricket!

Lee on a hat-trick.

19.5
W
Lee to Whiteman, OUT

got 'im! Runs in from around the wicket for a length ball on middle and off stump, Whiteman makes some room for himself to drive through the covers and fails to connect. What an over to bowl in your final match!

Sam Whiteman b Lee 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

1 run from 2 balls.

19.4
W
Lee to Coulter-Nile, OUT

knocked him over! Do we have a twist on the cards here? Binga in his final over in cricket bowls one full and straight. Coulter-Nile jumps outside off to scoop and misses. Lee doesn't, topples the stumps and out comes the vintage chainsaw celebration!

Nathan Coulter-Nile b Lee 7 (3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33
19.3
1
Lee to Carberry, 1 run

gets it down to short fine leg.

2 runs from 4 balls.

19.2
2
Lee to Carberry, 2 runs

driven through the off side to deep point.

19.1
4
Lee to Carberry, FOUR runs

moves across and gets it over the short fine leg and to the fence.

end of over 199 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 140/4CRR: 7.36 RRR: 8.00
Nathan Coulter-Nile7 (2)
Michael Carberry3 (4)
Nathan Lyon 4-0-34-2
Brett Lee 3-0-18-1

8 runs from 6 balls.

18.6
6
Lyon to Coulter-Nile, SIX runs

massive hit over the midwicket fence, wonderful stuff.

18.5
1
Lyon to Carberry, 1 run

another run taken, to short fine leg.

18.4
1
Lyon to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

reverse sweep to short third man.

18.3
W
Lyon to Turner, OUT

another flat hit in the air to deep midwicket and Abbott takes it.

Ashton Turner c Abbott b Lyon 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

16 runs from 10 balls

18.2
1
Lyon to Carberry, 1 run

cuts to short third man.

18.1
W
Lyon to Marsh, OUT

and Lyon strikes, Marsh swings it high in the air to deep midwicket, Abbott runs in and takes the catch.

Shaun Marsh c Abbott b Lyon 73 (59b 3x4 3x6) SR: 123.72
end of over 1815 runs
PS: 131/2CRR: 7.27 RRR: 8.50
Michael Carberry1 (2)
Shaun Marsh73 (58)
Brett Lee 3-0-18-1
Doug Bollinger 3-0-27-1

17 runs from 12 balls.

Here comes Lyon after some discussion.

17.6
Lee to Carberry, no run

full outside the off stump and Carberry misses it.

17.5
1
Lee to Marsh, 1 run

driven down the ground to long on.

17.4
1
Lee to Carberry, 1 run

mistimes the shot to mid-on.

17.3
1
Lee to Marsh, 1 run

digs out a good yorker.

20 runs from 16 balls

17.2
2
Lee to Marsh, 2 runs

pushes down the ground to long off.

17.1
6
Lee to Marsh, SIX runs

shot!! pulls well in the air over the midwicket fence.

17.1
1w
Lee to Marsh, 1 wide

down the leg side.

Free hit

17.1
3nb
Lee to Marsh, (no ball) 2 runs

pushes down the ground, an overthrow as well.

Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossSydney Sixers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh
Player Of The Series
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis
Series resultPerth Scorchers won the 2014/15 Big Bash League
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.05, Interval 21.05-21.25, Second Session 21.25-22.50
Match days28 January 2015 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Mick Martell
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Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
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Sam Nogajski
Reserve Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
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