Colin Munro 50 and Mitchell Marsh 57 runs, followed by excellent bowling performances by Andrew Tye and Jhye Richardson helped The Perth Scorchers continued their Big Bash comeback with a second huge win in a row.

Sydney Sixers won the bat flip and opted to bowl first. The Sixers made two changes to their team with Jackson Bird and Stephen O’Keefe coming into the line-up in place of Ben Manenti and Lloyd Pope. Pope finds himself part of the X-Factor substitutes.

Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, are unchanged.

Scorchers scored a strong 4/183 on the back of half-centuries to Colin Munro and Mitch Marsh. Munro hit 50 (34) before Marsh struck arguably the finest of his nine 50s from 54 BBL matches, finishing with 57* from 27 deliveries.

Marsh kept going and brought up his fifty from just 25 deliveries and was unbeaten on 57 at the end. On the back of Marsh’s heroics, the Scorchers managed 77 runs in the last five overs to finish with a total of 183/4.

Munro did the early damage during the Scorchers’ innings but opener Jason Roy (27 off 31 balls) struggled to get going, meaning the home side needed some big power-hitting in the second half of their innings.

Marsh also had an impact with a ball, getting Jordan Silk out for a golden duck to leave the Sixers reeling at 4/47 off eight overs.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH:- Mitchell Marsh

In pursuit of 184, the Sixers have lost two of their top batsmen in Josh Philippe and James Vince, with Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson dismissing them respectively.

Wickets at regular periods have put the Scorchers in complete control. The Sixers have simply failed to get any partnership going here, with three of their batsmen getting dismissed for a duck. Between the seventh and tenth overs, the defending champions lost a wicket in every over.

At the end of 10 overs, the Sixers were 58/6 which also meant that the Scorchers have secured the Bash Boost point. Amidst the chaos, opener Jack Edwards has done well to remain unbeaten on 37.

Having lost half-a-dozen wickets in the first half of their innings, it was always going to be a near-impossible task for the Sixers to get anything from this game. And so it proved, with the team from Sydney getting bowled out for 97. Full Scorecard

Andrew Tye was superb with the ball, taking four wickets while Jhye Richardson accounted for three dismissals.

PLAYING XIs

Scorchers: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

(X-Factor Substitutes – Cameron Bancroft, Joel Paris)

Sixers: Josh Philippe (WK), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Jake Ball, Stephen O’Keefe

(X-Factor Substitutes – Lloyd Pope, Justin Avendano)

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