Perth Scorchers Smash Stars in Spectacular Style
The Perth Scorchers have smashed their way back into the top four, after a comprehensive nine wicket win over the Melbourne Stars.
Scorchers openers Meg Lanning (68*) and Amy Jones (70) put on a batting masterclass with a 147-run opening partnership which helped their side cruise to victory at St Kilda’s CitiPower Centre this afternoon.
The pair whacked nine fours each as they both brought up their third half centuries of the 2019 rebel Women’s Big Bash League season.
After the Scorchers won the toss and elected to field, the hosts got off to a solid start putting on 50 runs for the first wicket before Sam Betts (3-21) removed Lizelle Lee (24).
The Stars were on track to push towards a big score before Betts broke through again, this time sending Mignon du Preez (38) back to the sheds.
Heather Graham claimed two wickets in the final over to take her figures to 2-23 from her four overs and helped restrict the home side to 6-149.
The Scorchers talented top order then made light work of the Stars total, Jones top scoring for the side to earn Player of the Match honours.
“We’re really pleased with that chase, I would’ve preferred to be not out at the end there that was a bit annoying,” Jones said.
“Confidence is pretty high amongst the girls at the moment, we’ve had some good wins in our last few games.
“We have four big games to go now, but we’re all really pleased with how today went.”
The fourth placed Scorchers now turn their focus to this weekend when they take on the Sydney Sixers in two very crucial matches at Lilac Hill.