Perth Scorchers 156-5 (Klinger 81) beat
Brisbane Heat 129 (Ross 39) by 27 runs
23rd match, Big Bash League, Brisbane
Terrific performances from Michael Klinger and Andrew Tye helped the Perth Scorchers to beat Brisbane Heat by 27 runs at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Woolloongabba on Wednesday.
Klinger's 81-run knock first helped the visitors set up a decent 157 runs target followed by Andrew Tye's late hat-trick to seal a comfortable win for Perth.
The hosts' run-chase never quite took-off at any given point of time, however, Alex Ross' 39 runs cameo did keep them alive until the closing stages before Tye's four-fer and Bresnan's dual strikes dashed their winning hopes.
Brisbane's decision to put Perth to bat after winning the toss proved right for the hosts after Mark Steketee (2-32) got rid of Shaun Marsh (8) in the second over of the match.
Klinger kept motoring on from one end as his fellow batters kept throwing away their starts on the other end. After Klinger, Ian Bell's 14 runs turned out to be the second best performance for the visitors.
Mitchell Swepson picked up a couple, while Jack Wildermuth picked a wicket for Brisbane.
Mitchell Johnson (2-25) gave a perfect start to his team after getting rid of Jimmy Peirson (2) and Sam Heazlett (8) cheaply.
Brendon McCullum (15) just like others struggled to score freely and was dismissed by Jhye Richardson (2-34).
Joe Burns (23), Nathan Reardon (12) and Ben Cutting (16) along with Ross tried their best to keep Brisbane alive in the run-chase, however, Bresnan (2-29) and Tye (4-22) wrapped-up the proceedings for Perth to help them reach the top of the points table.
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