Perth Scorchers upset Melbourne Stars to win by 27 runs in BBL

Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-30 for Perth Scorchers today in BBL
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Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field against Perth Scorchers at the Optus Stadium, Perth in the BBL.

Match Summary

Perth Scorchers  182-3 (Ashton Turner 69,  Michael Klinger 30, Cameron Bancroft 44*;Jackson Bird 1-25, Liam Plunkett 1-23)

Melbourne Stars 155-9 (Marcus Stoinis 49, Glenn Maxwell 69; Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-30, Matthew Kelly 3-31, Andrew Tye 2-36)

Result - Perth Scorchers won by 27 runs

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Asked to bat first, Perth Scorchers scored a competitive 182-3 with Ashton Turner 69,  Michael Klinger 30 and  Cameron Bancroft 44* the mainstays with the bat and Jackson Bird 1-25 and Liam Plunkett 1-23 the pick for the bowlers for Melbourne Stars.

In reply, Melbourne Stars lost Ben Dunk and Peter Handscomb early on and were 11-2, at one stage - Nathan Coulter-Nile picking up their wickets. However, Marcus Stoinis 49 and Glenn Maxwell 69 then staged a recovery, but were unable to sustain their partnership and Melbourne Stars fell short in the run chase losing by 27 runs. Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-30, Matthew Kelly 3-31 and Andrew Tye 2-36 were the heroes with the ball for Perth Scorchers - a Scorchers win for Maxy Klinger!

 

 

Perth Scorchers - Michael Klinger, Josh Inglis, Cameron Bancroft(wk), Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh(c), Nick Hobson, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff

Melbourne Stars - Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb(wk), Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch, Dwayne Bravo, Liam Plunkett, Jackson Bird, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall

 

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