The Perth Scorchers have made it two wins on the trot in BBL season 5. They beat the Adelaide Strikers by five wickets at Optus Stadium after seamer’s all-round effort, which included 2-16 from his last over.
Kane Richardson took a wicket in his final over to complete the win and then Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges shared 120 runs for the first wicket, before Hurricanes’ captain George Bailey won the toss and chose to bat first, but his team could only manage 151/6 in 20 overs.
Scorchers win by five wickets at Optus Stadium, after seamer’s all-round effort
Scorchers’ Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges shared a partnership of 120 in the first wicket as the Hurricanes were bowled out for 151 in 20 overs.
The Scorchers then cruised to victory thanks to Hardie’s 5/28, with top-order batsmen Bailey (55) and Aaron Finch (50) providing valuable support.
Kane Richardson took a wicket in his final over to complete the win
Richardson finished with figures of 2/28 from his 10 overs, which included the wicket of Kolkata skipper Dinesh Karthik in his final over. The Scorchers won by five runs and have now won four consecutive games against KKR at home.
Richardson was the pick of the bowlers for WA as he bowled his first full spell (8 overs) without conceding any runs or wickets, before finishing things off with a bit more control with his second spell (4 overs).
Scorchers batsmen enjoyed the lively pitch and had run rate of 10.27 runs per over in the chase
You can’t blame their batsmen for enjoying the lively pitch. With a run rate of 10.27 runs per over, they were in control from the beginning and managed to score at more than two runs an over in all but one over (the last).
Hardie 90* was a good wicket to bat on for most of the day as well. In fact, it was quite easy for bowlers as well: there were no turners or seaming tracks out there that forced them into bowling anything other than bouncers or inswingers (both options that proved ineffective).
Scorchers’ Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges shared 120 runs for the first wicket
The Scorchers’ first wicket partnership of 120 runs was a dominant one. Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges have a good understanding, with both batsmen able to score heavily from either end of the batting order.
Voges has been in good form recently, scoring at least 50 in each of his last four innings so far this season – including a match-winning knock against the Strikers last week. He has had little trouble facing up to medium pace bowling this summer, but he will need to be careful against fast bowlers who can generate extra bounce off their toes – especially if they’re bowling short balls outside off stump or around middle and leg stump (as was seen throughout BBL03).
Hurricanes’ captain George Bailey won the toss and chose to bat first, but his team could only manage 151/6 in 20 overs
The Hurricanes’ captain George Bailey won the toss, which he chose to bat first. However, his team could only manage 151/6 in 20 overs. Their innings was put down by James Neesham who hit 27 runs off 19 balls with one six and four boundaries.
George Bailey was bowled by Kane Richardson for a duck while Jacob Duffy scored 41 runs off 29 balls with three boundaries and two sixes.
Perth Scorchers have made it two wins on the trot in BBL season 5.
Perth Scorchers have made it two wins on the trot in BBL season 5, defeating the Hurricanes by five wickets at Perth Stadium.
In his final over of the match, KKR’s Richardson took a wicket to complete the win.
The Scorchers are back in form and have now won two games on the trot in BBL season 5. The Hurricanes made it difficult for their opponents, but the home side kept their cool and sealed a victory with five wickets in hand.