BBL 2021/22: Patterson half-century enough as Heat come up short
A Kurtis Patterson half-century and some sensational bowling from Matthew Kelly was enough to see Perth Scorchers to a 6 run win today at the Perth Stadium, Perth.
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, 5th Match, Big Bash League
Perth Scorchers 157/6 (20 ov)
Brisbane Heat 151/10 (19.5 ov)
Result - Perth Scorchers won by 6 runs.
Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat first, Colin Munro going early, maybe worrying Scorcher fans at home. That worry probably wouldn't have lasted long though as Kurtis Patterson (55) smashed a half-century to put them back on track. Then joined by Laurie Evans (33*) and Ashton Turner (28) to put them in a good position heading into the break.
The Brisbane Heat innings started similarly, with Max Bryant going early, leaving his opening partner Chris Lynn (27) to shoulder responsibilities. Sam Heazlett (34) joined him later in the innings to chip in more runs but it looked like it would be a close affair.
Enter Matthew Kelly (4/28), who managed to finish off Brisbane Heat run chase and see the Scorchers to a 6 run win.
Starting our #BBL11 campaign on the winners list ???? and taking home the W in front of our #MADETOUGH fans makes it that much sweeter! ?? pic.twitter.com/cxYHHdCrlN— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) December 8, 2021
Perth Scorchers Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Colin Munro - 1.3 ov), 2-75 (Cameron Bancroft - 8.1 ov), 3-92 (Kurtis Patterson - 10.4 ov), 4-137 (Ashton Turner - 16.1 ov), 5-150 (Aaron Hardie - 18.1 ov), 6-153 (Ashton Agar - 19.1 ov)
Brisbane Heat Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Max Bryant - 1.6 ov), 2-16 (Ben Duckett - 3.2 ov), 3-59 (Sam Heazlett - 7.4 ov), 4-72 (Jimmy Peirson - 11.1 ov), 5-90 (Tom Cooper - 12.3 ov), 6-105 (James Bazley - 13.5 ov), 7-107 (Chris Lynn - 14.3 ov), 8-110 (Cameron Gannon - 15.2 ov), 9-110 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman - 15.3 ov)
PERTH SCORCHERS - Cameron Bancroft (WK), Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Ashton Turner (C), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Matthew Kelly, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, David Moody
BRISBANE HEAT - Ben Duckett (WK), Jimmy Peirson (C), Chris Lynn, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, James Bazley, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Cameron Gannon, Xavier Bartlett, Liam Guthrie, Nathan McSweeney, Jack Wildermuth
Date: 8th December, 10:35 AM
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Toss: Perth Scorchers won the toss & elected to bat
Umpires: Gerard Abood, Greg Davidson
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