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     Perth Scorchers defend Big Bash League title in Australia’s capital

January 28, 2015
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In Canberra, Australia, it was a dramatic Big Bash League final as defending champions the Perth Scorchers defeated the Sydney Sixers by 4 wickets with no balls remaining. The Scorchers needed just 8 runs in the final over bowled by Brett Lee of the Sixers. Lee, who's retiring from all cricket after this match, picked up 2 wickets off his first 2 balls. Then, with 1 run remaining from the final delivery, Yasir Arafat hit the ball to midwicket, took off desperately for the run, and was all but run out after Sixers captain Moises Henriques fumbled the ball, costing his team the match. Here are the scores: The Sydney Sixers made 147/5 from 20 overs, and skipper Henriques top-scored with 77. Perth challenged that score with 148/6 from 20 overs; opener and man of the match Shaun Marsh made 73. Bowling for the Sixers, Brett Lee took 3/25 from 9 overs, and Nathan Lyon took 2/34 from 4 overs. Meanwhile, the Sydney Thunder can claim the man of the series on their squad: South African allrounder Jacques Kallis. (Image source: ESPN Cricinfo)

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