Scorchers stun Sixers with record chase
THE run chase got off to a rocky start for the Perth Scorchers as they lost David Willey in only the second over before a mix up between the wickets also saw Hilton Cartwright back in the sheds inside of four overs.
From there however it became the Michael Klinger and Ashton Turner show as the duo combined for a 96 run partnership.
Turner batted magnificently before coming unstuck on 45 after holing out to Daniel Sams in the deep.
Klinger carried his bat for the majority of the innings and finished with a stellar 83 from only 61 deliveries.
Unfortunately for the Sixers they're still searching for their first win of the season and adding insult to injury was the loss of bowler Steve O'Keefe to a suspected broken leg.
The Sixers were unable to cause any significant damage with their bowling attack as Klinger continually exploited holes in the fields.
After taking advantage against the Scorchers bowling attack, the Sixers will be kicking themselves for not being able to finish the job on the road.
Sean Abbott endured a nightmare after being handed the ball for the final over.
With the Scorchers needing nine runs from the final six balls, Abbott bowled a full length wide down leg side that ran away to the boundary rope.
Then with the official first ball of the over, Adam Voges top edged the ball up and over the boundary rope and ended the contest.
11 runs from one ball and 26 from his final seven deliveries. You have to wonder if the ball will be thrown his way again in future close contests.
With only one days rest before a meeting with the Melbourne Renegades, the Sixers season is now genuinely on life support following the loss.
For the Scorchers, their undefeated season has them primed to add to their already expansive trophy cabinet and they'll take full advantage of a few days rest before doing battle in Brisbane against the Heat.