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The Perth Scorchers crushed the Sydney Sixers by 36 runs in a low-scoring affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Scorchers captain Adam Voges would have been brooding over his decision to bat first after opening batsman Michael Klinger was caught by Mitchell Starc at short fine leg off the bowling of Sean Abbott for 16.
Marcus Harris managed to make 36 runs before he was caught by Doug Bollinger at short third man off the bowling of Luke Doran.
England batsman Michael Carberry only made five runs before he was run out by Sixers skipper Moises Henriques.
Following Carberry’s dismissal, the Scorchers’ middle order completely collapsed as they went from 73/3 to 109/7.
Thanks to a last-gasp 26-run partnership between Andrew Tye and Yasir Arafat, the Scorchers finished on 135/7 off their 20 overs.
Starc and Doran picked up two wickets apiece, while Abbott chipped in with one.
Chasing 136 to win, the Sixers got off to a poor start as opener Michael Lumb was caught by Voges at short midwicket off the bowling of Matt Dixon for eight runs.
Nic Maddinson failed to have an impact with the bat as he was caught by Ashton Agar at mid-on off the bowling of Dixon.
Riki Wessels made 28 runs before he was run out by Tye.
Henriques scored 23 runs before he stepped on his stumps and was given out hit wicket off the bowling of Arafat.
Jordan Silk mustered 10 runs before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Tye.
Tye struck again just five balls later when Abbott was caught by Agar at long-on for five runs.
Starc failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught by Voges at short fine leg off the bowling of Ashton Turner for a golden duck.
Turner took his second wicket just four balls later when he trapped Doran lbw for one run.
Bollinger accumulated one run before he was clean bowled by Jason Behrendorff.
The Sixers were bowled out for a dismal 99 when Ryan Carters was caught by Voges at extra cover off the bowling of Arafat.
Dixon, Arafat, Tye and Turner snapped up two wickets apiece, while Behrendorff claimed one.
Tye was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance.