Live Cricket Score, Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League 2014-15 final match: Perth Scorchers win by 4 wickets
Perth Scorchers after lifting the Big Bash league 2014-15 trophy. Photo Courtesy – Twitter.

Perth Scorchers win by four wickets. Brett Lee bowled the last over. He picked up the wicket of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Sam Whiteman. It  was not an easy win for Perth, after Carberry smashed the ball for a boundary. Lee removed Coulter-Nile and Sam Whiteman on consecutive balls. But Moises Henriques could not collect the last ball and Perth batsmen completed the single to win the match. Earlier, after a costly over from Brett Lee, Moises Henriques decided to bring on Nathan Lyon and the spinner removes dangerous Shaun Marsh and later on Ashton Turner. Although, things changed when Coulter-Nile smashes a six to turn the match on Perth Scorchers’ favour. Marsh hit the first ball and it goes high up only to end up in Sean Abbott’s hands.

A thriller of an over it was! A four off the first ball, then Brett Lee returns to remove Nathan Coulter-Nile and Sam Whiteman on consecutive balls. However, Henriques could not collect the ball as it bounced on his hands and Yasir Arafat and Michael Carberry completed the single to win the match by four wickets.
OUT! N Coulter-Nile b B Lee 7(3)
OUT! S White b B Lee 0(0)
Moises Henriques takes a risk and brings on Nathan Lyon into the attack. However, it works well for the Sydney Sixers. Lyon removes Shaun Marsh from the first delivery and then removes Ashton Turner. Sean Abbott picks up his third catch of the evening. However, six from Coulter-Nile to finish the over.
OUT! S Marsh c Abbott b Lyon 73(59) OUT! A Turner c Abbott b Lyon 0(1)
Doug Bollinger removes skipper Adam Voges. Ryan Carters takes the wicket. That is a big wicket for the Sydney Sixers. Viges was looking to dangerous and seem to have settled down. However, another three overs remaining in the match.
OUT! A Voges c Carters b Bollinger 20(13)
Shaun Marsh completes his fifty. Sydney Sixers woes does not end as Sean Abbott gives away a no-ball. The free hits land on Jordan Silk’s hand, only one run. Great fielding by Steve O’Keefe. Good running by the two batsmen to finish the over.
Moises Henriques continues. Big swing by Shaun Marsh, but misses it. But, Marsh hits the next delivery for a boundary. Good two off the next delivery. Some hard running between Marsh and Voges. Nice hit and a single to give the strike to Voges. The skipper takes a single and rotates back the strike to Marsh. He is on 49, but smashes straight to the man at cover.
Brett Lee removes Michael Klinger and breaks the partnership between the two settled batsmen. Playing his last match, this must be a very special moment for the Australian veteran. Only two runs off the over.
OUT! M Klinger c S Abbott b B Lee 33(37)
The Sydney Sixers have been unable to break this partnership between Shaun Marsh and Michael Klinger. At this stage, Sydney Sixers were 56 for the loss of four wickets. Perth Scorchers surely seem to have the game under control. The Sixers need a couple of wickets.
Steve O’Keefe comes to bowl. He will be bowling from the Cathedral End. Very good running by Shaun Marsh and Michael Klinger. Great start by the Scorchers. Eight off the over.
Nathan Lyon returns. Shaun Marsh goes for the big. First six of the Perth Scorchers’ innings. Well executed but he misses the next one and gets quite lucky as Ryan Carters is unable to collect the ball. Michael Klinger comes on strike and smashes on to the boundary off the back foot. Marsh ends the over with a four. Big over for the Perth Scorchers.
Doug Bollinger replaces Sean Abbott. Shaun Marsh takes a single and rotates the strike to Michael Klinger. He smashes the ball for a boundary and takes a single off the next ball. A costly over from Bollinger. An appeal, but umpire does not look interested. Nine runs from the over.
Nathan Lyon replaces Brett Lee, after Sean Abbott bowls the second over. Good bowling and fielding by Lyon. Only one run from the over. Klinger fails to score a run in this over.
The last time Brett Lee comes out to bowl. Good line and length by the Australian veteran. No runs from the first five balls. A straight field for Marsh. Mid-on is straight. Great start by Sydney Sixers.

Scorchers need to score 148 from 120 balls at 7.40 runs per over. Brett Lee will open the bowling for Sydney Sixers.

Moises Henriques’ 77 and Ryan Carters’ 35 help Sydney Sixers to put on 148 for Perth Scorchers to win the Big Bash League 2014-15 final at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Henriques scored his highest T20 score — 77 — a much needed after the top-order crumbled, thanks to some superb bowling from the Scorchers. Carters has also put up his highest T20 score — 35. The partnership between the two batsmen was 98. The Sydney Sixers will be pretty happy with the way they ended the innings, especially after the initial debacle.

This fifth wicket partnership between Moises Henriques and Ryan Carters has helped the Sydney Sixers put up a challenging total. Henriques has scored his highest T20 score here – 77.
OUT! M Henriques run out Ashton Turner 77(57)
Henriques reaches his fourth T20 half-century. His highest T20 score is 70. Can he beat that? Three fours off Nathan Coulter-Nile’s over. The partnership between the two batsmen has reached 72 now.
As Sydney Sixers cross the 100 runs mark, Ryan Carter decides to go for the big shots. He smashes a six straight over mid off to Andrew Tye. The partnership between the two batsmen is 57 off 7.3 overs.
Cheeky shot by Ryan Carters but great stop by Brad Hogg at the boundary. Partnership between Carters and Henriques is 35 runs now.
Bradd Hogg continues to bowl. It is drizzling at Manuka Oval. Big appeal by Hogg but umpire declines it.
Nathan Coulter-Nile returns to the bowling. Eight runs off the over.
Good running between the wickets continue for Sydney batsmen. Sixers need a big partnership.
Deflection and gone! Jordan Silk has been bowled by Hogg! Ryan Carters is the next batsman. He takes time to get off the mark. A good over from Hogg, as Sydney batsmen continue to misjudge his deliveries. Misfield by Nathan Coulter-Nile and the last ball of the over runs to the boundary.
OUT! Jordan Silk b Brad Hogg 3 (4)
Sydney Sixers lose yet another wicket. Maddinson is bowled by Arafat. Next batsman is Jordan Silk. A successful over from Arafat.
OUT! N Maddinson b Yasir Arafat 19(22)
Brad Hogg is welcomed to the bowling by a huge cheer from the crowd. However, Henriques keeps punching the ball around the ground.
Beautiful fielding from Perth Scorchers. However, Maddinson ends the over with a four.
Some good running between the wickets by Henriques and Maddinson. The two batsmen look to have settled. Adding to that, some misfield from Perth Scorchers.
Good start by Maddinson. The subtle slow bowl by Behrendorff continues. Quality batting by skipper Henriques.
Maddinson, who performed well in the sem-final, smashes a four, the first in the match.
Behrendorff removes Riki Wessels on the last ball of the third over.
OUT! R Wessels b J Behrendorff 2(4)
Big appeal from the Perth Scorchers as Nathan Coulter-Nile comes to bowl the second over. Umpire unmoved. Direct throw from Yasir Arafat. Wessels almost gave it away as the ball edges and lands in no man’s land. Coulter-Nile bowls Lumb. Lumb totally misses it and the ball removes the bails. Nic Maddinson is the next batsman in and he gets off the mark.
OUT! Micheal Lumb 3(8) b Nathan Coulter-Nile
There was a chance of Michael Lumb getting caught at the slips, however, there was no third slip. It was a big edge. It has been a good over from Jason Behrendorff. The pitch is very dry.

Michael Lumb and Riki Wessels are out in the middle to open the innings for the Sydney Sixers. Lumb will be on strike. Jason Behrendorff has the ball in hand.

Sydney Sixers have won the toss and elected to bat against Perth Scorchers.

Teams:

Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (c), Yasir Arafat, Jason Behrendorff, Michael Carberry, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman (wk).

Sydney Sixers:  Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Ryan Carters (wk), Brett Lee, Michael Lumb, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Rikki Wessels.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Big Bash League 2014-15 final between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers at the Manuka Oval, Canberra on Wednesday. We will be bringing you the updates from the match. READ: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League 2014-15 final Preview.

Perth Scorchers have reached the final of Big Bash League in all three previous occasions. However, Scorchers only won the tournament last year. Leading the team will be Adam Voges. The Scorchers defeated Melbourne Stars in the semi-final, riding high on Andrew Tye’s four-wicket haul. Perth Scorchers bowlers have been sensational. Perth’s Jason Behrendorff won the Domestic Cricketer of the Year on Tuesday at the Allan Border Medal ceremony. The Scorchers also have the experience of senior chinaman bowler Bradd Hogg. While Shaun Marsh played the last match against Melbourne, it still remains a question whether his brother Mitchell will be available for the final. READ: All stories related to Perth Scorchers here.

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. Sydney Sixers will be led by Moises Henriques. Th Sydney Sixers’ bowling line-up also look strong consisting of Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Nathan Lyon and Lee. On paper, the batting line-up also appears to be far stronger than Scorchers with the likes of Michael Lumb, Nic Maddinson, and Jordan Silk in the mix. READ: All stories related to Sydney Sixers here.

Squads:

Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Michael Carberry, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman (wk), Yasir Arafat.

Sydney Sixers: Brad Haddin, Sean Abbott, Josh Anderson, Doug Bollinger, Ryan Carters (wk), Trent Copeland, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques (c), Simon Keen, Brett Lee, Michael Lumb, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Dwayne Smith, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Riki Wessels.

Time: 19:40 local time | 08:40 GMT | 14:10 IST