After a big defeat against Sydney Sixers, the Perth Scorchers bounced back with a convincing 11-run win against the Melbourne Renegades in their first home match. Cameron Bancroft gave a good start for the Scorchers with a 37-ball 51 before skipper Mitchell Marsh produced a quick-fire inning.
Marsh smashed an unbeaten 56 from only 22 balls with six maximums to power the hosts to 196/7. Renegades lost early wickets in the chase before Shaun Marsh (55 off 38) and Beau Webster (67* off 37) struck fifties. The duo added 92 runs for the 4th wicket in only 53 deliveries but was not enough to guide the visitors to a win.
All the statistical highlights from a close win for the Perth Scorchers against the Renegades:
Scorchers back to winning ways against Renegades:
9-2 – Perth Scorchers have won nine of the 11 BBL matches they played against Melbourne Renegades. Scorchers won each of their first eight BBL meetings against Renegades before losing the both during the 2018-19 edition.
A high-scoring game:
196/7 – Perth Scorchers’ total of 196/7 in this match is their 3rd highest total in the BBL. They posted 203/7 in the 2013-14 season and 197/7 in the 2016-17 edition; both against the Adelaide Strikers.
185/6 – Melbourne Renegades’ total of 185/6 in this game is their highest total in a BBL chase. Their previous highest total while chasing was 184/3 against Brisbane Heat while chasing 181 in the 2015-16 season.
A quick-fire knock from Mitchell Marsh:
254.54 – Mitchell Marsh’s batting strike rate during his unbeaten 22-ball 56. This is the 2nd highest strike rate for any player in a BBL inning of 20+ balls. Ben Cutting had an SR of 270 during his 81* off 30 balls against Melbourne Stars in the last season.
Yet another 4-fer for Kane Richardson:
3 – The 4/22 in this game was Kane Richardson’s 3rd 4-wicket haul in the BBL. The pacer became only the 4th player to take three 4-fers in the Big Bash League. Andrew Tye and Daniel Christian have 5 and 4 four-wicket hauls respectively in the BBL while Sean Abbott also claimed three 4-fers.
18 – Kane Richardson has picked up 18 wickets in the BBL against the Perth Scorchers; the most by any player against them. Richardson went past Daniel Christian’s tally of 15 wickets against the Scorchers.
The ever consistent Shaun Marsh:
15 – Number of fifties for Shaun Marsh in the Big Bash League; the 3rd most by any player. Chris Lynn and Aaron Finch have 17 and 16 fifties respectively in the BBL.
Ashton Turner completes 1000 runs
1003 – Ashton Turner became the 29th player to aggregate 1000 runs in the Big Bash League. He is only the 3rd player to cross 1000 BBL runs for the Perth Scorchers. Shaun Marsh (1435) and Michael Klinger (1284) are the other two players with 1000+ BBL runs for the Scorchers.
Liam Livingstone completes 2000 runs
2011 – Liam Livingstone completed 2000 runs in the Twenty20 format when he went past his individual score of 18. Livingstone aggregated 2011 runs from 87 T20s at an average of 26.46 and at a strike rate of 139.45.
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