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Perth Scorchers have won by six wickets after chasing down the 133 target with almost two overs to spare.
Ashton Turner starred for the away team, smashing 52 off 27 balls, in an innings that included four sixes.
Sean Abbott took 3/28 and was the Sixers best bowler in a losing effort.
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Sydney Sixers have it all to do after being dismissed for 132 off 18.4 overs.
Andrew Tye took a hat trick and finished with figures of 4/21 and was the standout for the away team.
Perth Scorchers need 133 to win this afternoon.
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Brett Graham had a chat to Nic Maddinson on the boundary after he was dismissed for 31.
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Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques was dismissed in controversial fashion after being dismissed by the third umpire.
Ian Chappell has a theory to solve the issue moving more.
Three debutants for the away team today.
Perth Scorchers have won the toss and elected to bowl. #BBL07
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RECAP LAST NIGHT
Adelaide Strikers recorded their maiden victory of BBL|07 last night, comprehensively beating Sydney Thunder by 53 runs.
Reigning BBL|06 champions Perth Scorchers begin their title defence this afternoon, taking on Sydney Sixers at the SCG.
In what is a re-match of last season’s final, the Scorchers will be looking to replicate that same result and get off the perfect start. Perth are missing both Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jason Behrendorff through back injuries but still boast a formidable side, headlined by bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Tye.
Conversely, the Sixers went down in heartbreaking fashion on opening night against cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder but there were positive signs despite the loss. Daniel Sams took 4-14 while Nic Maddinson (31) looked composed before being dismissed LBW by Fawed Ahmed.
Join us from 4pm AEDT on Talking Lifestyle in Sydney, 6PR in Perth, NTS Digital around the country or through the Cricket Australia website for all the action from the SCG.