BBL 2015/16 17th Match: Marsh guides Scorchers to easy win

Marsh hit eight boundaries and three sixes during his unbeaten knock of 63

Marsh hit eight boundaries and three sixes during his unbeaten knock of 63

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Perth Scorchers opener Shaun Marsh struck an unbeaten 63 to lead his side to a convincing nine-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers.

Sixers captain Nic Maddinson would have been regretting his decision to bat first as opener Michael Lumb was the only batsman to make a major contribution.

Lumb ended up scoring 47 off 45 balls, which included four boundaries and a six, while wicketkeeper Ryan Carters was the only other batsman to make more than 20 runs. As a result, the Sixers were restricted to 112/8 off their 20 overs.

David Willey was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye snapped up two wickets apiece and Joel Paris chipped in with one.

Chasing a modest total of 113 to win, the Scorchers got off to an excellent start as Marsh and Michael Klinger amassed a 65-run partnership before Klinger was caught by William Somerville at fine leg off the bowling of Sean Abbott for 28.

Klinger’s wicket was to be the Sixers’ last taste of success as Marsh and Marcus Harris finished things off with an unbeaten 49-run partnership, during which Marsh brought up his half-century.

Marsh ended up making 63 off 54 balls, which included eight boundaries and three sixes, while Harris remained undefeated on 15 off 11 deliveries, which included two boundaries.

Abbott was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Willey edged out Marsh for the Man of the Match award.

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