Kevin Pietersen top scored for the Melbourne Stars for the fourth consecutive game as a strangely off key Perth Scorchers were beaten by seven wickets.
Chris Lynn destroyed the Perth Scorchers with an explosive 98 not out as Brisbane Heat took the points by nine wickets.
Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury, but he hopes to play again before the BBL finals.
Perth Scorchers have signed English bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan as the club’s international replacement player for David Willey.
Sydney Thunder’s title defence lies in tatters as Perth Scorchers went top of the BBL06 table with a 50 run win at the Furnace.
Ian Bell hopes a positive period with Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League will reignite his England international aspirations.
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Perth Scorchers are hopeful their fast bowler Andrew Tye will be fit to lead their attack in their opening BBL06 match.
Four Big Bash League franchises will be without key overseas players due to England’s one-day tour of India in early 2017.
Perth Scorchers have signed England international Rebecca Grundy for the first four matches of the Women’s Big Bash League.