Live: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers

It was a terrible batting display from the Sixers. There's no excuse to fall to 6-28 at any level of the game. The wicket wasn't a 180+ surface but 140 could've been a winning total. That's it from us tonight. Enjoy the fourth day of play in the Test match at Hobart tomorrow. Peace out!

SCORCHERS WIN. Simon Katich hits the winning runs to give his side their first win of the year.

SCORES LEVEL! Scorchers need just the one run off the final over.

Make that 3 off 7. Two runs to Hilton Cartwright.

Scorchers need 5 off 8 to win

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WOW. Simon Katich, cool as you like. First ball swatted to the mid-wicket boundary for six. That is surely the match. Scorchers need six off 10 as the ball is recovered from the construction site.


WICKET! Haddin takes a big catch off the bowling of Steve O'Keefe to remove Marcus North. Scorchers now need 11 off 12 balls with seven wickets in hand.

For all you optimists out there. Sixers still in this with Perth requiring a run a ball off the last two overs.


WICKET! Herschelle Gibbs has been clean bowled. Luke Feldman grabs a wicket, but it will be to no avail. Scorchers sitting comfortable at 2-100 needing 14 off 17 balls. A handy 40 from Gibbs.

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Back-to-back boundaries for Marcus North has taken out any chance of a miracle from the Sixers. Scorchers now 1-95 needing 19 off the last four overs.

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A loss for the Sixers tonight will end their 12-game winning streak. A win for the Scorchers will break a three-game losing streak that extends back to last year's grand final loss to the Sixers.

Jeevan Mendis and Sunil Narine doing a good job for the Sixers, but unfortunately they don't have enough runs to play with. They are all over the Scorchers' batsmen. And of course, as soon as I finish typing, Gibbs hits Mendis for four. They've moved it along to 1-85, needing 29 off the last 30 balls.

DROPPED! DROPPED TWICE IN TWO BALLS. Dominic Thornely drops a chance that should've been taken, then Lee puts one down on the other side of the field. Unbelievable. That's game over. You can't drop catches like that and expect to win. Poor Jeevan Mendis. Robbed of two wickets. Scorchers 1-75 in the 12th over.

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Marcus North gets off the mark with a reverse sweep for four. Next ball he's bamboozled by Narine but somehow the ball misses the stumps. He's lucky to still be out there, North. Scorchers 1-60 off 10 overs.

NOT OUT! Brad Haddin thought he stumped Marcus North off the bowling of Jeevan Mendis. It was referred to the third umpire. Replays weren't conclusive but I'm happy to say his foot wasn't behind the line. Third umpire gives benefit of the doubt to the batsman, so North survives. Mendis is causing headaches for the Scorchers' batsmen. Scorchers 1-52

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WICKET! Dan Smith takes a ripper to remove Shaun Marsh. Didn't know he could move so quick! Mendis gets the breakthrough. Marsh belted it to the right of Smith at short cover. He's gone for 26 off 32 balls. Scorchers 1-51. Enter Marcus North. Survives a big LBW shout first ball.

Shaun Marsh playing some majestic strokes. Not quite in T20 mode, but he's good to watch when he gets going. Steve O'Keefe into the attack for the Sixers. Scorchers now 0-41 off seven overs.

After six overs, Sydney Sixers were 5-19. Scorchers are 0-35, needing 79 runs off 84 balls to win.

This is where the bonus point would provide the fans with some entertainment. Just like the Renegades against Sydney Thunder on Friday night, it looks like the Scorchers will just pace their innings and cruise to victory. A bonus point on offer would change things. As I'm typing, Herschelle Gibbs hits back-to-back boundaries to take Perth to 0-27 off 4.2 overs.

Can you believe that? A no-ball from a spinner. Shaun Marsh doesn't put the free-hit away, pulling it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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