BBL12 Match 52: Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Renegades to secure top position in BBL Table
The Scorchers cemented top position on the ladder with today’s win over the Melbourne Renegades, earning them the right to host The Qualifier. Their opponents, the Sydney Sixers, are unable to be surpassed in second place.
This match was a mix of exciting and frustrating moments, but overall the Perth Scorchers put on a strong performance at home and successfully defended their score on a favourable batting pitch.
Perth Scorchers 212/5 (20 ov)
Melbourne Renegades 202/5 (20 ov)
Perth Scorchers won by 10 runs.
The Scorchers began with a clear intent and ended with a high score to support their strongest start of the season during the power play.
Stephen Eskinazi and Cameron Bancroft shone for the home team, with Bancroft batting consistently throughout the game and Eskinazi providing a strong opening performance.
David Moody's was unfortunate to be taken from the attack due to bowling two beamers this proved detrimental to the Renegades as it limited their bowling options.
The bowlers' delivery lengths were far too predictable.. Additionally, their execution of planned deliveries was also not at its best. The spin was challenging later on, but it was still taken apart on both sides of the wicket.
In the run chase, he Melbourne Renegades had a strong beginning and ending, but struggled during the middle phase of their chase. Despite this, they gave a noteworthy performance.
Comeback player Shaun Marsh and captain Aaron Finch both performed well with half-centuries, but unfortunately, their efforts were not enough to win the match as the target they needed to chase was too high from the start.
Perth Scorchers Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Stephen Eskinazi - 7.3 ov), 2-121 (Aaron Hardie - 11.2 ov), 3-143 (Josh Inglis - 13.6 ov), 4-146 (Ashton Turner - 14.3 ov), 5-160 (Nick Hobson - 16.2 ov)
Melbourne Renegades Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Martin Guptill - 6.3 ov), 2-72 (Sam Harper - 8.3 ov), 3-85 (Shaun Marsh - 10.5 ov), 4-96 (Matt Critchley - 12.5 ov), 5-180 (Will Sutherland - 18.4 ov)
Perth Scorchers: Cameron Bancroft, Stephen Eskinazi, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis(WK), Ashton Turner(C), Nick Hobson, Cooper Connolly, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Jason Behrendorff
Melbourne Renegades: Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper(WK), Aaron Finch(C), Matt Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, Thomas Stewart Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, David Moody
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023 08:15
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth, Perth
Toss: Melbourne Renegades won the toss & elected to field
Officials Umpires: Donovan Koch (Australia) Paul Wilson (Australia) Nathan Johnstone (Australia TV)
Match Referee: Dave Gilbert (Australia)
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