|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Perth Scorchers
||vs|| Sydney Thunder
ScheduleThursday, 1 January 2015 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueWestern Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
The determined unit of Perth Scorchers upset the smooth going Sydney Sixers who went down by a difference of 36 runs. It was the first defeat of the Big Bash League, 2014-15, for the latter side in four games but they are still placed on the top spot. On the other hand Sydney Thunder lost their second match of the event by a big margin of eight wickets against Melbourne Renegades. The first will take over Perth Scorchers next which is going to be an important fixture for both teams.
Marcus Harris was the highest scorer with 36 for Perth Scorchers vs. Sydney Sixers whereas none of their batsmen touched the twenty runs mark. Michael Klinger has scored most of the runs for his team but rest of their batsmen are required to shine. Andrew Tye, Matt Dixon, Yasir Arafat and Ashton Turner bowled well and grabbed two wickets each.
Daniel Hughes gave some respect to the total of Sydney Thunder against Melbourne Renegades by scoring 40 and Chris Hartley scored 23. Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan and Aiden Blizzard should be more consistent with the bat to earn victories for their team. Gurinder Sandhu, Dirk Nannes, Pat Cummins, Andrew McDonald and Nathan Hauritz are bowling reasonably well.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 @ 08:10 GMT, 16:10 local at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth.
A nice and clear weather with the temperatures around 15-29ᵒC.
Perth Scorchers have preferred to bat after winning the toss on three occasions while Sydney Thunder has opted to field once.
The bowlers have enjoyed more than the batsmen in the previous two games of the ongoing tournament.
Perth Scorchers – Adam Voges (C), Michael Carberry, Marcus Harris, Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Sam Whiteman, Andrew Tye, Yasir Arafat, Jason Behrendorff, Matt Dixon.
Sydney Thunder – Michael Hussey (C), Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Hauritz, Aiden Blizzard, Chris Hartley, Pat Cummins, Andrew McDonald, Gurinder Sandhu, Dirk Nannes.
Perth Scorchers will be favourites to win the match on their home ground.