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BBL 7, Match 5 Review: Andrew Tye and Ashton Turner ensure Scorchers get off to a winning start

Adam Voges and Ashton Turner ensured a comfortable win as the Scorchers chased the target down in just 18.1 overs.

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Andrew Tye of the Scorchers celebrates with teammates. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

The Perth Scorchers backed by some swashbuckling performances from Andrew Tye and Ashton Turner started their season on a winning note recording an impressive victory against last season’s finalists Sydney Sixers by 6 wickets in the 7th edition of the Big Bash League.

Tye, Kane Richardson and Mitchell Johnson were the star performers with the ball for the Scorchers early on restricting the Sixers to a paltry score of 132. Captain Adam Voges and Ashton Turner ensured a comfortable win after the Scorchers suffered a few early hiccups in their chasing.

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Voges won the toss and elected to play to his strengths by opting to bowl first. Richardson delivered an early blow in the second over outsmarting Danial Hughes with a full and straight delivery. Jason Roy seemed to be in good nick during his short 11-ball 19 run cameo before Richardson struck again deceiving him with a slow delivery.

The Sixers were reduced to a score of 49/5 at the end of the 8th over losing 3 wickets in 3 consecutive overs at one stage. Nic Maddinson, Sean Abbott and Steve O’Keefe were the main men behind the respectable final score of 132 after being restricted to 84/7 in 13.4 overs at one stage.

Andrew Tye recorded his third ever hat-trick in T20 cricket drawing level with Indian spinner Amit Mishra deceiving the batsmen with his shrewd variations in length and pace

Scorchers canter home after early hiccups

A solid performance by the bowling department left the Scorchers batsmen with the easier task. Openers William Bossisto and Josh Phillipe seemed uncomfortable early on against spinner Danial Sams in the first over before finally letting the shackles lose against experienced pace bowler Doug Bollinger slamming him for 3 boundaries including 2 consecutive ones in the second over.

Spinners O’Keefe and Sams continued to trouble the openers with their variations in pace before Sean Abbott cleaned them up off two consecutive deliveries in the 4th over. The Scorchers seemed to be in trouble at one stage after being reduced to 67/4 in 12 overs with former South African rounder Johan Botha troubling the likes of David Willey and Hilton Cartwright lending much-needed hope to the Sixers.

However, Adam Voges and Ashton Turner ensured a comfortable win thereon the Scorchers chased the target down in just 18.1 overs. Sean Abbot was the main man for the Sixers swooping 3 wickets for just 28 runs.

Brief Scores

Sydney Sixers: 132/10 after 20 overs (N.Maddinson 31, Abbott 23; A.Tye 4/21, Johnson 2/27)

Perth Scorchers: 136/4 after 18.1 overs (Turner 52; Cartwright 20, Sean Abbott 3/28)

Man of the Match: Ashton Turner

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