Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques admits his side were completely dominated by the Perth Scorchers as they suffered a 48-run loss in Saturday night's BBL11 qualifier.
The Sixers still have a second chance to make the final and are priced at 7/2 to win the Big Bash League, but will have to go the long way.
Henriques admits he was alarmed with the with the gulf in class between the two sides at the 10-over mark with the Scorchers reaching 0-94, while in response the Sixers could only make 5-41.
Then in the powerplay Perth made 0-38 compared to the Sixers 3-12 and Henriques admits that an extensive post mortem will be needed to see what went wrong.
"I'll have to look at some of the plans and some of the strategies that myself and the leadership team put forward, then also have a look at the execution," Henriques said.
"I felt like the first 10 overs of both innings were a massive contrast in terms of how they were able to control the game with the bat.
"We were just dominated in terms of our batting order versus their bowlers. I've got to have a look at some of our plans and strategies."
The Sixers will now play either the Sydney Thunder or Adelaide Sixers as they look to book a place in next Friday's final but there is a concern over the fitness of Daniel Hughes.
Hughes rolled his ankle just before the Scorchers clash and had to be replaced and is now a huge doubt for the next game on Australia Day.
"It didn't look good," Henriques added. "He was able to jog a little bit before the game but obviously not with any power or changing direction.
"I haven't seen too many ankles turn around in two or three days' time, especially the way he was walking on it and how much pain he was in."