Perth Scorchers 136-4 (Turner 52no) beat
Sydney Sixers 132 (Tye 4-21) by six wickets
5th game, Big Bash League, Sydney
Andrew Tye claimed a four-wicket haul including a hat-trick while Ashton Turner scored an unbeaten half-century as Perth Scorchers opened their Big Bash League campaign with a six-wicket win over Sydney Sixers on Saturday.
This is Sixers' second loss in two games. Earlier, it was Perth, who won the toss and decided to bowl first.
The decision proved right as Jhye Richardson (2-28) removed both the openers Jason Roy (19) and Daniel Hughes (7) while David Willey (2-35) and Tye (4-21) accounted for Moises Henriques (1) and Sam Billings (0) to reduce the Sixers to 42 for four in the powerplay.
With Johan Botha (4) too failing, the home side were reeling at 61 for five at the halfway mark. Peter Nevill (18) tried to resurrect the innings with Steve O'Keefe (23) and Sean Abbott (23) but it was the Scorchers, who ended the innings on a high with Tye claiming a hat-trick to remove the final three wickets.
Needing 133 to win, William Bosisto (21) injected early momentum into the Scorchers innings with three boundaries in the second over but Abbott (3-38) struck twice in the fifth over to remove him and Josh Philippe (7) off successive deliveries.
The innings hardly gained any momentum after the double strike and they were pushed into further pressure when Abbott had Willey (13) caught at fine leg and were reduced to 54 for three after 10 overs.
Turner (52 not out) upped the ante with two sixes and a boundary in the 15th over and followed it up with two more maximums in the 17th to bring down the target to 13 runs off the final three.
The 24-year-old completed the game with a boundary in the first delivery of the penultimate over that also saw him complete a 27-ball half-century that also secured him the man of the match award.
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