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BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

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BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS – A clinical bowling display from Andrew Tye & Jhye Richardson has guided Perth Scorchers to a victory in the final. While Tye took 3 wickets, Richardson scalped a couple of wickets. All batsmen except Daniel Hughes struggled on the turf in a shameful defeat that featured Sydney Sixers coach Jay Lenton amid the COVID crisis. Sydney Sixers lost by more runs than they score in the battle.

Laurie Evans was the star of the show, smashing an unbeaten 76 off 41 balls to help blast Perth Scorchers past the Sydney Sixers to their fourth title in Australia’s Big Bash final in Melbourne on Friday. His fireworks propelled Perth to 171 for six off their 20 overs with Sydney all out for 92 from 16.2 overs in reply for a 79-run win.

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

It was revenge for the Scorchers who were beaten by their arch-rivals in the decider last season. “What can I say, the guys deserve this,” said man-of-the-match Evans.

“They’ve sacrificed a lot, not being able to get home and stuff like that. I’m just really proud we got over the line today.”

The clash culminated another tournament marred by the pandemic with the game played at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium with the roof shut after torrential rain.

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

The Scorchers nominated the venue as their “home” ground as they are unable to return to Western Australia, with the state border still shut to the rest of the country due to Covid concerns.

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

“Congratulations to Perth, the best team all year and probably fitting you won tonight,” said Sixers skipper Moises Henriques.

Henriques won the toss and opted to bowl and it looked to be a good decision when the Scorchers slumped to 25 for 4 after six overs.

But an incredible 104-run partnership by skipper Ashton Turner (54) and Evans flipped the match in their favour.

Evans smacked four boundaries and four sixes in his explosive knock with Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe both taking two wickets each.

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

Perth have been kings of defending low totals this season and the omens didn’t bode well for Sydney when they lost Hayden Kerr cheaply in the second over.

Daniel Hughes hit a quickfire 42 before being run out to give them a glimmer of hope, but it was always an uphill battle with Nicholas Bertus (15) and Jay Lenton (10) the only other players to make double figures.

Andrew Tye did the damage with 3-15 off three overs. He was on a hat-trick at one point after dismissing Sean Abbott and Ben Dwarshuis, only for Lyon to fend off his third ball.

The Scorchers and Sixers, who are three-time champions, are the only two clubs to have clinched multiple titles in Australia’s T20 competition.

BBL FINAL- SCO beat SIX: Perth Scorchers crowned CHAMPIONS, won by 79 runs against Sydney Sixers to win Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers Innings 92 all out (16.2 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Hayden Kerr c P Hatzoglou b JP Behrendorff 2 4 0 0 50.00
Nicholas Bertus c JP Behrendorff b AJ Turner 15 15 0 0 100.00
Daniel Hughes runout (JP Inglis / MR Marsh) 42 33 2 1 127.27
Moises Henriques (C) lbw b AC Agar 7 7 1 0 100.00
Daniel Christian c Kurtis Patterson b AJ Tye 3 7 0 0 42.86
Justin Avendano b P Hatzoglou 1 4 0 0 25.00
Sean Abbott c Kurtis Patterson b AJ Tye 1 9 0 0 11.11
Ben Dwarshuis c JP Inglis b AJ Tye 0 2 0 0 0.00
Jay Lenton (WK) Not out 10 9 1 0 111.11
Nathan Lyon b JA Richardson 3 3 0 0 100.00
Steve O’Keefe lbw b JA Richardson 2 5 0 0 40.00
Extra 6 (b 0, w 5, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 92/10 (16.2)
Yet To Bat JM BirdL Pope
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jhye Richardson 3.2 0 20 2 6.00
Jason Behrendorff 2 0 12 1 6.00
Ashton Turner 1 0 6 1 6.00
Peter Hatzoglou 3 0 13 1 4.33
Ashton Agar 4 0 25 1 6.25
Andrew Tye 3 0 15 3 5.00
Perth Scorchers Innings – 171/6 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Kurtis Patterson c Jay Lenton b JM Bird 1 4 0 0 25.00
Josh Inglis (WK) st Jay Lenton b Steve O’Keefe 13 13 2 0 100.00
Mitchell Marsh c DT Christian b Nathan Lyon 5 11 1 0 45.45
Colin Munro c JM Bird b Nathan Lyon 1 5 0 0 20.00
Ashton Turner (C) c Daniel Hughes b Steve O’Keefe 54 35 4 1 154.29
Laurie Evans Not out 76 41 4 4 185.37
Ashton Agar lbw b Hayden Kerr 15 9 3 0 166.67
Jhye Richardson Not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Extra 5 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 171/6 (20)
Yet To Bat AJ TyeJP BehrendorffP HatzoglouAM HardieM Kelly
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Sean Abbott 4 0 27 0 6.75
Jackson Bird 1 0 6 1 6.00
Hayden Kerr 3 0 20 1 6.67
Steve O’Keefe 4 0 43 2 10.75
Nathan Lyon 3 0 24 2 8.00
Ben Dwarshuis 2 0 22 0 11.00
Daniel Christian 3 0 28 0 9.33
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Kurtis Patterson 1-7 1.4
JP Inglis 2-14 4.1
MR Marsh 3-20 5.1
C Munro 4-25 5.6
AJ Turner 5-129 15.5
AC Agar 6-158 18.5

Perth Scorchers X-factor subs: Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly

Sydney Sixers X-factor subs: Justin Avendano, Lloyd Pope

Perth Scorchers (Playing XI): Josh Inglis(w), Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner(c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou

Sydney Sixers (Playing XI): Hayden Kerr, Nicholas Bertus, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(c), Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jay Lenton(w), Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Steve OKeefe

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