Big Bash League 2021-22, Match 9, Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Highlights: Perth Scorchers Beat Adelaide Strikers By 49 Runs
Big Bash League 2021-22: Colin Munro scored an unbeaten century asPerth Scorchers thrashedAdelaide Strikers by 49 runs in Match 9 of the BBL.
Colin Munro scored an unbeaten century as Perth Scorchers thrashed Adelaide Strikers by 49 runs in Match 9 of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Saturday. Perth Scorchers had won the toss and elected to bat against the Adelaide Strikers. They posted a total of 195/1, propelled by Munro's unbeaten century. In response, Matthew Short scored 63 for Strikers but didn't find much support from the other end as they were bowled out for a total of 146 runs in 17.5 overs. Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye picked three wickets each for Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers:Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft(w), Kurtis Patterson, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner(c), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Adelaide Strikers:Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Harry Nielsen(w), Jonathan Wells, Daniel Drew, Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle(c), Fawad Ahmed
BBL Scorchers vs Strikers highlights
Right then. An exciting day of cricket comes to an end. Both the matches were high-scoring games and what more can you expect of a doubleheader. The Big Bash league continues on 12th December, Sunday at 1915 local (0815 GMT). As you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Till then, goodbye and take care!
Colin Munro, wins the Man of the Match award for his incredible effort with the blade. He says they spoke about the fielding and worked on it a lot harder coming into this game and the result was amazing. Adds that it is awesome coming back to the same team. He aims to play cricket and not worry about the outcome right now. Mentions, they will try to be adaptable and get used to the conditions as per the requirements. Mentions, after what happened last year against Sixers, they just aim to be better side in the new season.
Perth Scorchers bowlers were quite disciplined in their role and kept chipping in with wickets at regular intervals. But Jason Behrendorff was the pick of the bowlers, bowling well with the new ball and then executing his skills perfectly at the death. The spinners were brilliant too and that allowed pressure to build up and the final blow was delivered by Andrew Tye as he took three wickets in one over in Power Surge. Overall a brilliant performance and they will be delighted that they have backed up a superb century earlier in the day by Colin Munro by a strong bowling performance.
Adelaide Strikers were in the game right till the 15th over and just like Munro held one end up for Perth Scorchers, it was Matthew Short for Adelaide Strikers for the majority of the innings. He scored 63 off 47 balls but the innings never really took off the way they wanted and it was the innings of Short that kept them in the hunt. Thomas Kelly came in and started striking the ball from the word go but it was not enough at the end of the day as he holed out. The Power Surge was taken in the 16th over to boost their chase but sadly it went the other way round and completely killed their chase.
Power Surge was introduced in Big Bash to make things more interesting and it has been certainly doing its job. Adelaide strikers needed 70 from five overs when they took the Power Surge and ended up losing four wickets in those two overs. The game was done and dusted in flash after that as Adelaide Strikers were bundled out for 146. So it is Perth Scorchers that have registered a victory by 49 runs!
OUT! CAUGHT! Jason Behrendorff gets his third wicket and Adelaide Strikers are bundled out for 146 runs. Slower bumper, on off. Daniel Worrall hangs back and hits it towards long on but straight to the fielder. Kurtis Patterson settles under the ball and pouches it comfortably.
Full and on the pads, Jason Behrendorff clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
Fawad Ahmed is the last man in.
OUT! BOWLED! Adelaide Strikers continue to lose wickets here. They are falling like a deck of card now. Jason Behrendorff nails his yorker on off stump. Peter Siddle moves back and looks to slash it through cover but misses. The ball goes onto shatter the stumps.
BEATEN! Slower, length ball, around off. Siddle looks to chase it but misses. The slower one really tricks him here.
Fuller, on middle and leg. Daniel Worrall works it to long on for a single.
Full and on leg. Siddle misses his flick and it rolls out off the pads.
Peter Siddle is the next man in.
OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid Khan tries to be in level with the run rate and holes out because of it. Full-length ball, on off. Khan stays back and flicks it aerially towards mid on. He could not get the desired elevation and hit it straight down the throat of Aaron Hardie, who won't miss these easy chances.
Full and on off. Daniel Worrall drives it to cover for a single.
Daniel Worrall is the next man in.
OUT! TIMBER! two wickets in two balls. Another one bites the dust and the run rate creeps up. A length ball, on off, a slower one. Scott looks to heave it down the ground but misses. The ball goes through and hits the top of off. A sight that every bowler enjoys.
Rashid Khan is the next man in.
OUT! CAUGHT! A handy cameo from Thomas Kelly comes to an end. He was hitting all across the park. A slower, length ball, on off. Kelly swivels and looks to guide it to the leg side. The ball takes the outsde edge and goes towards point and Kurtis Patterson takes a simple catch.
Short and on off. Scott pulls it to square leg for a single.