Shaun Marsh (above) fifty came off 48 deliveries along with a strike-rate of 104.16 © Getty Images
Shaun Marsh (above) fifty came off 48 deliveries along with a strike-rate of 104.16 © Getty Images

Perth Scorchers opening batsman, Shaun Marsh scored the 32nd half-century of his T20 career against Sydney Sixers in the final of the Big Bash League at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday. His fifty came off 48 deliveries along with a strike-rate of 104.16, including three boundaries and a six. Currently, Scorchers are 102 for the loss of a wicket in 16 overs.

Earlier, Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bat first as they finished on 147 and set a target of 148 for Perth Scorchers to win their third title. Perth Scorchers have reached the final of Big Bash League in all three previous occasions. However, Scorchers only won the tournament last year. On the other hand, this will be Sydney Sixers second final after having reached and won in 2011-12. The final will also mark Brett Lee’s last match as the Australian veteran decided to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

Catch the live blog of the match here