Skippers knock seals victory

A skippers knock from Ashton Turner has lifted the Scorchers to a five wicket win over the Sydney Sixers.

Import Colin Munro was ruled out before the game after testing positive to COVID while Jason Behrendorff was ruled out after being deemed a close contact.

Batting first the Sixers posted 4-151, Ashton Agar claimed two wickets as well as taking a sharp catch at backward point to dismiss opposition skipper Daniel Hughes.

Peter Hatzoglou and Matt Kelly claimed a wicket each.

The Scorchers slumped to 3-44 in the chase before a 91-run partnership between Turner (69 off 41) and Aaron Hardie (35 off 31) put the visitors in striking distance of the total.

Debutant Chris Sabburg belted a boundary in the penultimate over of the game to get the team over the line.

Perth will next face the Melbourne Stars in Geelong on Tuesday.

IMAGE: ESPN Cricinfo

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