The Perth Scorchers defeated the Sydney Sixers by 79 runs to become the first team to win the BBL Trophy for the fourth time. Laurie Evans (76* off 41) and Ashton Turner (54 off 35) excelled with the bat, followed by a polished showing with the ball.
The Scorchers were able to recover from an early collapse thanks to Evans and Turner, who put up a 104-run fifth-wicket stand to help their team reach 171 for 6. Daniel Hughes, who returned to the starting lineup, led the Sixers in scoring with 42 points. As the Sixers finished second, Nicholas Bertus's 15 was the next best.
The champions of the BBL 10 The Sixers, who were without several key players, hoped for a strong showing from their starting lineup. Hayden Kerr, who helped the Sixers to the final by scoring an amazing 98 against the Adelaide Strikers, was unable to repeat his heroics, falling in the second over to Jason Behrendorff slicing a catch to short third man.
While Hughes struggled to keep the innings together, he didn't have much help from the other end, as Dan Christian and Peter Hatzoglou both went down in rapid succession. The Sixers were reduced to 77 for 6 when Hughes was run out after a questionable judgment from Sean Abbott. The Sixers' season came to an end with only 25 runs added for the last four wickets with finishing second best.
Mitchell Marsh and Colin Munro fell to Nathan Lyon in the sixth over, failing to play the loft and reverse sweep, respectively, putting the Scorchers in greater danger.
Given the necessity for a strong partnership to stop the slump, Evans and Turner made sure that it didn't come at the expense of their side's scoring pace, with the two batters maintaining regular boundaries to aid their team advance. While only 30 runs came off the first seven overs, Evans and Turner combined for 38 runs in the next three overs to enable the Scorchers to reach 68 for 4 at half-time.
The Scorchers scored 24 runs off the two power surge over - the 13th and 14th - before Evans and Turner both reached their fifties with sixes, pushing their partnership beyond the 100-run barrier. Evans, on the other hand, added two more sixes to his score of four boundaries and as many maximums to remain unbeaten. Before being knocked in the 19th over, Ashton Agar knocked three fours.