Live Big Bash League Semi-Final: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers take on Perth Scorchers for a spot in the Big Bash League final against the Hobart Hurricanes.

Hello sports fans, welcome to the second semi-final of Big Bash Season Three. Who will face the Hobart Hurricanes in Friday night's final? The Sydney Sixers take on the Perth Scorchers at the SCG, with more than just a spot in the season decider on the line. A trip to the T20 Champions League also awaits the winners of tonight's game. We will be back in a few minutes with news of the toss any late changes to the teams.

The toss has taken place and new Sixers skipper Marcus North has won it and the hosts will bowl first. In some bad news for Sydney, spinner Stephen O'Keefe has failed to return from a shoulder injury.

One player worth watching tonight is Scorchers pace bowler Patrick Cummins. After a long run in injuries, Cummins is back and hoping to give his home state a few problems. Cummins isn't the only player to be taking on his home state. Simon Katich also makes another return to the SCG.

One player worth watching tonight is Scorchers pace bowler Patrick Cummins. After a long run in injuries, Cummins is back and hoping to give his home state a few problems. Cummins isn't the only player to be taking on his home state. Simon Katich also makes another return to the SCG.

Play is underway. Brett Lee bowling to Simon Katich. The young man's game that is T20 rolls on. Lee is bowling a good line in his first over. Perth 0-3 (1 over)

A bit more action in the second over. Katich lofts Mitchell Starc over the off-side. Perth's first boundary.

Ravi Bopara drops a sitter. Starc drew a false shot from Katich but Bopara spills it in the covers. He must think he is still playing for England. That drop aside, the Sixers have started strongly.  Perth 0-8 (2 overs)

After a good over from Josh Hazlewood, Katich starts the fourth over with consecusitve boundaries. Ravi Bopara's dropped catch is hurting already. How much pain will there be for the Sixers? Just to make things worse, Katich belts another four and then a six. This over is really hurting. Nineteen off the over and Perth are looking pretty good. Perth 0/31 (4 overs)

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