Scorchers continue their hot home streak

Jarnel Dhillon
Jarnel Dhillon
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Perth Scorchers continue unbeaten start to the season in title defence

Tuesday night saw Scorchers win their 3rd game of the season, putting them 2nd behind Brisbane Heat 

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  • Shock Perth collapse in first innings

This match had a little more drama than the scorecard would suggest, a topsy-turvy Perth innings set up a tight chase in the second innings. Shaun Marsh delivered for Renegades but he lacked a partner to carry them over the line. The second innings ended in huge disappointment against a firing Scorchers bowling attack in home conditions. Renegades lost their last 4 wickets for just 20 runs, which ultimately decided this contest and the run-rate became a little too much for the lower order.

Perth Scorchers Innings 

Perth were off to a shaky start with Crawley and Connolly both falling for 1 and 0 respectively. Requiring a partnership from skipper, Hardie, and Inglis. 120 runs were piled on by the two before wickets fell in the power surge. Hardie, Inglis and Evans were the three men that managed to score the winning runs for Perth. However, Perth’s bowlers had their work cut out to defend the 162 posted up. 

Melbourne Renegades Innings 

Renegades got off to a reasonably good start in testing batting conditions for an away side, until Tye got a lucky boot on a straight drive by Clarke which saw him run out. Shaun Marsh rolled back the years with a 59 (36), however he lacked the batting partner to kill the game in the middle phase. Sutheerland was left in a situation with more than 2 a ball required which proved far too much on this occasion. 

Up Next 

On Wednesday evening we have the Brisbane Heat hosting Sydney Thunder at the Gabba. Brisbane lead the table with 4 games played and 3 wins, 1 no result. Sydney Thunder are 5th with 1 win, 2 losses and 1 no result. Both teams will be desperate for the 2 points and it is likely to be a very fair surface for both the batters and bowlers.