217dThe Report by Alex Malcolm in Perth

Scorchers crush lacklustre Thunder

Perth Scorchers have catapulted to second on the Big Bash table after a thumping nine-wicket win over the lacklustre Sydney Thunder

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Another strong performance from the Scorchers bowlers was well finished off by their batsmen. They now move into second place courtesy of their strong net run rate but have played an extra game than the Stars and Hurricanes who are also on four wins. Shaun Marsh has just pipped Aaron Finch at the top of the runscorers list for the 2012/13 BBL with his unbeaten knock, while North made his best contribution of the campaign. Usman Khawaja is the sole shining light for the Thunder after scoring his second consecutive half century but there was little else to smile about for the visiting fans. Jason Behrendorff is named Man of the Match after taking two for 16 in his four over spell up front for the Scorchers. Behrendorff aniled the two important scalps of Chris Gayle and Matt Prior during the all important Power Play. Thanks for joining us this evening. I look forward to your company tomorrow evening when the Hurricanes take on the Strikers in Hobart. This is Marc Ellison signing off. Good luck and God speed.

Zampa to Marsh, FOUR runs, short and wide and Marsh cuts the winning runs through point for four
Zampa to Marsh, FOUR runs, low full toss which Marsh meets and heaves it to wide long on for a boundary

13 | 8 Runs | PS: 109/1 (5 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 0.71)

  • MJ North39 (30b)
  • SE Marsh49 (43b)
  • DP Nannes4-0-38-0
  • A Zampa3-0-26-0
Nannes to North, no run, North comes well across his stumps and tries to whip it through fine leg but misses
Nannes to Marsh, 1 run, bumper has Marsh pulling off the splice to long leg
Nannes to North, 1 run, full and wide and North mis-times a square drive to the man on the point boundary
Nannes to Marsh, 1 run, shin high full toss and Marsh gets an inside edge onto his pad and into the leg side