BBL Final: Sydney Sixers beat Perth Scorchers to win Big Bash League
Big Bash League final live: Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers are taking on each other in the BBL 2021 final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Follow live score and updates of BBL final match between Scorchers and Sixers here.
Sydney Sixers beat Perth Scorchers by 28 runs to win Big Bash League. Third BBL title for the Sixers.
OUT! Perhaps the icing on the cake Dan Christina needed, a wicket at last. Andrew Tye goes for a duck. It's only a formality now. Scorchers need 30 off 3 balls.
Over 19: A swing a miss, Dwarshuis finishes off his quota with figures of 3 for 37. The Scorchers need 30 runs off the last over of the BBL final.
Andrew Tye, right-handed bat, comes to the crease
OUT! That surely has to be it. Steve O'Keefe takes a very good catch at short third man to send back Scorcher's last bet Aaron Hardie. A good knock from the young man, 26 off 13 but his side needed more from him.
Over 18: Sean Abbott finishes the over well. Only 9 runs from when Scorchers needed 16 runs an over. It's very difficult now for the men in orange. They need 38 off 12 balls.
Jhye Richardson, right-handed bat, comes to the crease
OUT! Is that the match? Sean Abbott has dismissed the Scorchers captain Ashton Turner for 11. Turner wanted to heave that over mid-wicket, got a top edge and Jackson Bird makes no mistake. Scorchers 142/6
Over 17: 16 runs from the Carlos Brathwaite but it's still just par. Scorchers need three more overs like that if they have to win this BBL. They need 47 off 18.
Over 16: The Scorchers are not getting the big hits they need. But what about that for an over from Christian? Under pressure, brings all his experience into play and gives away only 6 runs. Scorchers 126/5
Over 15: Dwarshuis might just have turned the BBL final towards the Sixers with his double-wicket over. Scorchers now need 69 off 30 balls with five wickets in hand.
Aaron Hardie, right-handed bat, comes to the crease
OUT! Another one bites the dust. Two in the over for Dwarshuis, this time it's Jos Inglis. The Power Surge going in favour of the Sixers instead of the Scorchers. They are 117/5
Scorchers captain Ashton Turner comes in at No.6
OUT! What a terrific catch by James Vince. You can't keep him away from the game. Marsh did not get it from the middle of his bat and Vince, at covers, dives to his right to hold on to a brilliant catch. Marsh departs for 11. Scorchers 116/4
Perth Scorchers have called for their Power Surge
Over 14: End of a very good spell from Steve O'Keefe. Four overs none for 26. Scorchers 114/3
Over 13: Two boundaries in Dwarshuis' come back over so the Scorchers are trying to get a move on. They need 79 runs in the last 7 overs now.
Over 12: 100 up for the Scorchers but the Sixers will be very happy with O'Keefe's over, only five runs from it. The situation is even-steven at the moment. Scorchers are 100 for 3
Mitchell Marsh, right-handed bat, comes to the crease
Over 11: OUT! Jackson Bird gets his second wicket of the night and it's the big one of Livingstone. He was looking set for a fifty but gets holed out in deep mid-wicket for 45. Scorchers 95/3
Bowling change: Jackson Bird, right-arm fast medium, comes back into the attack
Over 10: That's a productive over for the Scorchers. There was a six from Livingstone's bat. We are halfway through the Scorchers chase. They are 91/2 after 10 overs, need 98 more runs to win off 60 balls against Sydney Sixers
Over 9: A decent first over from the big West Indian, only one boundary in it. Scorchers too won't be too unhappy, they got 8 runs off it. Scorchers 79/2
Bowling change: Carlos Brathwaite, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Over 8: A six to finish the over, just what the doctor ordered for the Scorchers. A confident stroke from Livingston. Scorchers 71/2
Over 7: What great comeback from Abbott. His first over went for 19 and now he comes back with a wicket in his second over and gives away only five runs. Scorchers 59/2
Josh Inglis, right-handed bat, comes to the crease
OUT! A nothing shot from Colin Munro. Sean Abbott storms back with the big wicket. It was a length ball, Munro came down the track but fails to make the desired contact and is holed out at mid-off. Scorchers 56/2
Over 6: Good start by SOK. Only four runs from his first over. The Sixers have pulled things back nicely after the Scorchers were off to a flier. Scorchers 53/1
Bowling change: Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe comes into the attack.
Over 5: Another good over for the Sixers, the big wicket of Bancroft in it. Scorchers 49/1
Left-handed batsman Colin Munro comes into the crease
OUT! Jackson Bird gets the breakthrough for Sixers. Bancroft wanted to drag it down the leg side but got it high on his bat and ended up giving a simple catch to mid-wicket. But it was a good cameo from Bancroft. He departs for 30 off 19. Scorchers 49/1
Jackson Bird comes back into the attack.
Over 4: Dan Christian bowls a superb first over. This was his first over inside the powerplay in this BBL and boy what a brilliant one it was, only 5 runs from it. Scorchers 43/0
Bowling change: Right-arm medium pacer Dan Christian comes into the attack.
Over 3: Camron Bancroft tears apart Sean Abbott, hits him for two fours and a six. The Scorchers are off to a flier, 19 runs of the third over. Scorchers 36/0
Bowling change: Right-arm medium pacer Sean Abbott comes into the attack.
Over 2: Two cracking shots from Cameron Bancroft, both raced away to the fence. The Scorchers are up and running in the 189-run chase. Scorchers 17/0
Ben Dwarshuis, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Over 1: A very good first over from Jackson Bird, only four runs from it. Scorchers 4/0
Scorchers' chase begins: The Perth Scorchers opener Cameron Bancroft and Liam Livingstone are out in the middle. Jackson Bird has the new ball in hand for the Sixers.
Over 20: A good finish to the innings courtesy some lusty hitting by Carlos Brathwaite. Sydney Sixers post 188 for 6 in 20 overs against Perth Scorchers in Sydney. The Scorchers need 189 to win another BBL title.
Carlos Brathwaite, right-handed batsman comes to the crease
Over 19: OUT! Andrew Tye finishes his spell with the wicket of Dan Christian. Tye bowls another brilliant over to pull things back for the Scorchers. Five runs and a wicket in it. Tye finishes his spell with figures of 2 for 29. Sixers 177/5.
Over 18: Just the over Sixers needed to end the Power Surge. Three boundaries including a six in it, Richardson gives away 17 runs in the 18th over. Sixers 172/4 with two overs to play, can they get to 200?
Over 17: A fantastic over under pressure from the experienced Andrew Tye, only 8 runs from it and anything under 10 in the slog overs of a T20 is gold. Sixers 155/4
Over 16: It was an important wicket for the Scorchers as Vince could have taken the game away from them. Dan Christian has come into bat. Power surge has been taken. Sixers 147/4
OUT! Vince has failed to complete his century. He tried to get another big one-off Fawad Ahmed but edged it to the point fielder.
Over 15: Vince has continued to pile on the runs for Sixers. 8 runs have come off the first three balls with Mitch Marsh dropping Vince on the first ball. Vince has reached a score of 94. Sixers 140/3
Over 14: James Vince has targetted Livingstone in the 14th over. He has taken 11 runs off him in just 4 balls. Jordan Silk also opens his account with a two on his first ball. 13 runs off the over. Sixers 127/3
Over 13: OUT! Big wicket for the Scorchers, they have got the Sixers captain Moises Henriques for 18. A very good diving catch by Hardie at mid-off, Andrew Tye gets the breakthrough. Sixers: 114/3
Bowling change: Andrew Tye comes back into the attack.
Over 12: 100 up for the Sixers Bowling change: but Ahmed bowls another tidy over. Only four runs from it. Sixers 106/2
Over 11: Another expensive over from Hardie. 11 runs from it. Sixers 98/2
Bowling change: Aaron Hardie comes back into the attack.
Over 10: A very good over from Fawad Ahmed, only five runs from it. We are halfway through and the umpires have called for drinks. Sixers 87/2
Over 9: Good over the Sixers, 11 runs from it. Behrendorff finishes his spell with figures of 0/36. Sixers 82/2
FIFTY: James Vince brings up his seventh BBL fifty. This has been a quality innings from the England international.
Bowling change: Jason Behreondorff into the attack.
Over 8: The streaky boundary off the last ball just ruined the brilliant Richardson over a bit but Scorchers will be happy to get the wicket of Hughes in it. Sixers: 71/2
Moises Henriques, right-handed batsman, comes to the crease
OUT: Jhye Richardson strikes for Scorchers. Hughes got a piece of it but not enough to clear the ropes, Colin Munro takes a good catch in the deep sqaure-leg boundary. Sixers 66/2
Bowling change: Jhye Richardson back into the attack
Over 7: A productive over for the Sixers, two boundaries in it - one from Hughes' bat and the other from Vince's. 13 runs from it. Sixers 63/1
Bowling change: Right-arm medium pacer Aaron Hardie into the attack
Over 6: Good start by Fawad Ahmed, only six runs - all singles - from his first over. 50 up for Sixers. They are 50/1
Bowling change: Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed comes into the attack.
Over 5: James Vince is looking great. He hit a four and six in Behrendorrf's third over 13 runs from it. Sixers 44/1 after 5 overs.
Over 4: What an eventful over that was from Andre Tyes. There was a boundary, a run out and play and a miss and what not. Sixers 31/1 at the end of the powerplay.
Daniel Hughes, left-handed bat, comes to the crease
RUN OUT: Comedy of errors there. Philippe and Vince ended up on the same end but why didn't Philippe try to get back to the crease? The Scorchers won't mind at all. They have got their first breakthrough. Sixers: 28/1
Bowling change: Right-arm seamer Andrew Tye has replaced Jhye Richardson.
Over 3: Philippe showed exactly why he is regarded as a dangerous ball-striker. He picked the slower one and hit it for the first six of the BBL final but Behrendorff did not fare badly in the over. Sixers 22/0
Over 2: A productive over for the Sixers. James Vince hits two boundaries off Jhye Richardson to get Sixers off to a good start. 10 runs from the over. Sixers 12/0
Over 1: Brilliant first over by Jason Beherendorff, only two runs from it. He gave nothing away to Philippe and Vince. Sixers: 2/0
Players and umpires take the knee before the first ball of the BBL final between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers.
Here we go: Jason Behrendorff has the new ball in hand. He will be up against the very talented Josh Philippe.
Players out in the middle: The Sixers openers have made their way out into the centre. We are minutes away from the first ball.
Update: Perth Scorchers players will be wearing black armbands in memory of Sam Gannon. Gannon will forever be remembered for his immense contribution to cricket, most notably in his home state of Western Australia, where he served in many roles including as a player, administrator, and philanthropist.
Sydney Sixers X-factor subs: Lloyd Pope, Jake Ball
Perth Scorchers X-factor subs: Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson
Perth Scorchers (Playing XI): Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis(w), Ashton Turner(c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Sixers (Playing XI): Josh Philippe(w), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Jackson Bird
Toss: The Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner has won the toss and opted to field first against Sydney Sixers.