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Monday, January 30, 2017


The scorecard: Sydney Sixers 9-141 (Haddin 38, Richardson 3-30) lost to Perth Scorchers 1-144 (Klinger 71*, Whiteman 41) with 25 balls to spare.
The final in a tweet: West is best one again in the Big Bash. All one-way traffic in the BBL|06 final as the Perth Scorchers claim their third Big Bash League title
The Sixers power play: The Sixers finished on a score Richie would have loved: 3-33. Hardly the sort of start the visiting team would have envisaged. Mitchell Johnson started with a seed that whistled past the outside edge of Dan Hughes's bat. That batsman departed next over trying to tonk Ashton Turner out of the ground. Nic Maddinson was then run out by a bullet throw from Jhye Richardson – so fast that it overcame being slightly wide of the stumps to catch the batsman on the line, and not over it. To cap it all, Mitchell Johnson had Michael Lumb caught behind. After six overs, the Sixers were well behind the eight-ball at 3-33.
IN the end, the Sydney Sixers were reduced to mere spectators as they watched the Perth Scorchers claim the Big Bash title by nine wickets in front of 21,832 fans at the WACA.
Michael Klinger’s magnificent, unbeaten 71 helped the Scorchers chase down their target of 142 with ease, losing just the one wicket and closing out the game with 25 balls to spare.
The Sixers had been vying for their second BBL title, but they were left to lick their wounds against the Western Australian franchise, now the most successful in BBL history with three titles.