Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Renegades by 6 wickets in BBL
Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Renegades by 6 wickets in an enthralling match in the BBL, at the GMHBA Stadium, Geelong today.
Melbourne Renegades 175 – 5 (20 Ovs) – (Sam Harper 73, Beau Webster 59*; Jhye Richardson 3-22, Mitchell Marsh 2-10)
Perth Scorchers 178-4 (19 Ovs) - (Liam Livingstone 59, Josh Inglis 51; Richard Gleeson 3-35)
Result - Perth Scorchers won by 6 wickets
Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to bowl against Melbourne Renegades at the GMHBA Stadium, Geelong today.
Melbourne Renegades scored a competitive and defendable 175 – 5 in their 20 Overs with Sam Harper 73 and Beau Webster 59* doing the most damage with the bat; Jhye Richardson 3-22 and Mitchell Marsh 2-10 were the main wicket takers for the Scorchers.
In reply, Perth Scorchers got off to a great start with Liam Livingstone and Josh Inglis putting on 102 for the 1st wicket, in 10 overs. Livingstone hit one delivery onto the staium roof !, before he was out for 59.
The Scorchers went on to get over the line with one over to go, despite some great bowling and fielding from the Renegades, with Cameron Bancroft and Tim David striking the ball to all parts of the stadium in the later stages and Cameron Bancroft not out 24 at the close.
From the Scorchers
The Perth Scorchers have nailed a six-wicket victory over the Melbourne Renegades tonight at GMHBA Stadium, highlighted by a stunning spell by Jhye Richardson and a dominating opening partnership with the bat.
The Scorchers got off to a stellar start in Geelong, with speed demon Richardson (3-22 off 4 overs) claiming the big scalp of Renegades skipper Aaron Finch for a golden duck.
The ‘Richo show’ didn’t end there, the fast bowler took a wicket maiden sending Marcus Harris (14) back to the sheds and then made Daniel Christian (19) follow suit in the second last over.
But the moment of the innings came when the sibling rivalry was at an all-time high, Scorchers skipper Mitch Marsh getting his big brother Shaun out for just two runs.
The Perth captain then made another huge breakthrough, taking the massive wicket of Sam Harper (73) to end with figures of 2-10.
Scorchers openers Liam Livingstone and Josh Inglis came out firing with the bat, the pair smashing an incredible 102-run partnership as they eyed off the 175-run total.
It becomes the third highest partnership of the 2019-20 KFC Big Bash League Season, sitting in top spot is the duo’s 124-run partnership they made against Adelaide last month.
Inglis was damaging with the bat hitting his second half century for the season with 51 off 33 balls, highlighted by two sixes and three fours.
Livingstone (59) managed to silence the crowd as he blasted the ball onto the roof of the stadium.
That six was one of four the Englishman whacked, as well as three fours to help earn him Player of the Match honours.
Livingstone said the partnership he built with Inglis is great momentum for the rest of the campaign.
“Inglis and I have started to form a decent partnership and hopefully we can get it going in a few more games, it’s nice to work with someone who is a little different to how I play,” he said.
“The roof shot was enjoyable, well it’s always nice when you get it clean and you don’t need to run, you can just stand there and admire it.”
The Scorchers head back West to prepare for their Saturday Night Disco clash against the Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium.
Melbourne Renegades - Aaron Finch(c), Marcus Harris, Sam Harper(wk), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Dan Christian, Samit Patel, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson
Perth Scorchers - Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis(wk), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh(c), Cameron Green, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to field
Venue: GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Officials: Nathan Johnstone, Paul Wilson, Darren Close, Greg Azzopardi, David Talalla
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