Adelaide Strikers moved top of the Big Bash League table with a 36-run victory over Perth Scorchers at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
Strikers posted 172-2 from their 20 overs, with Mahela Jayawardene (57) and Travis Head (51) amassing half-centuries, before skittling Scorchers for 138 in 17.3 overs, Adil Rashid (3-23) the pick of the home side's attack.
Brad Hodge's Strikers opted to bat after winning the toss and put the visitors under pressure from the start, totting up nine off the first over and 72 off the opening 10 while masterfully exploiting the short boundary.
Jayawardene did the bulk of the damage before his innings, which included seven fours and two sixes, was ended by Ashton Agar after the spinner drew the Sri Lankan into a slog sweep to Marcus Harris.
Tim Ludeman (30) was the next to go in the 15th over as a delivery from Jason Behrendorff (1-27) was taken by Joel Paris in the deep, with the 23-year-old having to juggle and claim the rebound after it initially bounced from his grasp.
Scorchers could have used another wicket, though, as Head, fresh off the back of his New Year's Eve century, tormented the bowlers alongside captain Hodge (30no), with the pair smashing five maximums to swell the total past 170.
The visitors' pursuit began horribly as Shaun Marsh (4) edged Billy Stanlake's fifth ball and wicketkeeper Ludeman claimed a sensational diving catch.
The 21-year-old pacer, bowling well over 80 miles per hour, struck again shortly after as Kane Richardson defied the lights to hang onto a lofted shot from Harris (4).
Hodge's smart call to bring on Jon Holland reaped dividends when the spinner bowled Scorchers captain Klinger (15), leaving the opener to trudge off with his team floundering at 30-3 after four overs.
Cameron Bancroft (17) and Agar (18) followed their skipper back into the dressing room soon after, with the latter undone by a Rashid googly and the former caught by the Englishman off Richardson.
Scorchers began to claw their way back but their chances slimmed as Ashton Turner (19) was outsmarted by Head and skied a shot to Alex Ross, before Paris (13), David Willey (31) and Andrew Tye (0) were dismissed within the space of five balls.
Senior man Brad Hogg could not hold out for long either before he was caught by a quicker delivery from Richardson, handing the hosts a big win - and a two-point advantage over Scorchers, Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes at the BBL summit.
Wednesday's Big Bash encounter see Melbourne Stars host Hurricanes, with both sides desperate for victory to keep their play-off hopes alive. Watch the match from 8.30am on Sky Sports 1.