Craig Simmons hit the seventh century in Big Bash League history as the Perth Scorchers beat the Adelaide Strikers by five runs.
The Scorchers won the toss on home soil at the WACA in Perth and they batted first with Simmons (102) laying the platform for a massive innings which concluded at 203-7.
Simon Katich only made nine before being bowled by Kane Richardson, but the partnership between Simmons and Sam Whiteman (20) set the Scorchers on their way, although it was mostly Simmons.
Not only did he pass a ton but he also surpassed Luke Wright's Big Bash fasted century record by five balls at 39 deliveries.
Simmons, who hit eight fours and eight sixes, was eventually dismissed on 102 caught by Alex Hales off the bowling of Jon Holland.
Ashton Turner ensured the Scorchers ended their innings on the front foot with an enterprising 27 from 14 as the Sixers were set 204 to win from 20 overs.
Alex Hales and Phillip Hughes got the Sixers' run chase off to a decent start with Hales scoring 31 from 19 while Hughes was 58 from 45.
Jono Dean picked up where Hales left off, clubbing two fours and sixes as he took the scoring to 112-2 before being run out by Hilton Cartwright.
Travis Head (17) and Nathan Reardon (30 from 18) helped set up a grandstand finish for the visitors.
Tim Ludeman raced to 15 from four balls to leave the Sixers requiring seven from the last two.
Richardson hit a single to bring Ludeman back on strike leaving six to win, a feat they fell just short of achieving as he could only muster another single.
The Sixers closed their brave run chase on 198-6 meaning the aggregate score of 401 was the second highest in Big Bash history, falling 18 runs short of the Brisbane Heat against the Hobart Hurricanes in December.