The powerplay fetched Scorchers 34 runs but Shaun Marsh's initial struggle was there for all to see. It took him 25 balls to score the first 15 runs but then in the company of Katich, started growing in confidence.
A pull shot off Ajit Agarkar brought up the 50 for the team in the ninth over. Their half century partnership came off 50 balls.
After adding 73 runs for the second wicket, Marsh was back in the pavilion when his mistimed pull shot was taken by Virender Sehwag stationed at the mid-wicket. Marsh made 39 off 41 balls with six fours.
From 84 for two, it soon became 87 for three when Katich was brilliantly caught by Jayawardene off Agarkar's bowling. Katich contributed 34 off 33 balls with two fours and a six.
In Image: Simon Katich plays a stroke