Liam Livingstone’s first game in Australia’s Big Bash League did not go to plan, as the Barrovian was out for a duck in Perth Scorchers’ eight-wicket defeat against Sydney Sixers.

Batting from opener, Livingstone faced just two deliveries before being dismissed, as the Scorchers were bowled out for just 131 before the Sixers breezed to their target with five overs to spare thanks to a stunning knock from Josh Philippe.

After losing the toss and being put in to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Scorchers lost Livingstone off the fifth ball of their innings when he was pinned lbw by Ben Dwarshuis.

This was the start of a disastrous power play for the visitors, who were reduced to 29-4 before Mitch Marsh (32) and Cameron Green (36) provided some resistance in adding 58 between them for the fifth wicket.

However, once Green fell, wickets began to tumble again with Livingstone’s fellow Englishman Tom Curran the pick of the Sixers’ bowlers in taking 3-32.

Philippe then set about taking apart the Scorchers’ attack by smashing an unbeaten 81 off just 44 balls, that included 11 fours and three sixes, to make victory a formality for the hosts.

Another England international, Chris Jordan, took both of his side’s wickets to finish with good figures of 2-13 off three overs, which included him having his countryman James Vince (13) caught behind by Josh Inglis.