The Sydney Thunder defeated the Perth Scorchers by three runs at Spotless Stadium.
Usman Khawaja scored 85 off 51 balls as Sydney made 4/175. Tim Bresnan took 2/38 for Perth.
Cameron Bancroft (75 not out off 56) and Hilton Cartwright (65 not out off 41) scored an unbeaten 137 for the fifth wicket – rescuing Perth from 4/35 – but it wasn’t enough, Perth finishing at 4/172.
Perth drop to second while Sydney are one win outside the top four.