Sydney Thunder 4 for 175 (Khawaja 85, Bresnan 2-38) beat Perth Scorchers 4 for 172 (Bancroft 75*, Cartwright 65*) by three runs
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Australia duty giveth, Australia duty taketh away. Sydney Thunder were hoisted to a narrow victory by the newly available Usman Khawaja over a previously high-flying Perth Scorchers side that lacked Jhye Richardson, AJ Tye, Shaun and Mitchell Marsh among others. In doing so, Khawaja kept the Thunder in contention to squeeze into the Big Bash League semi-finals, while also giving Adelaide Strikers a chance to go a game clear of the Scorchers at the top of the table.
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