END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | PS: 165/7 (17 runs required, RR: 8.25)

  • Jhye Richardson16 (4b)
  • Ashton Agar10 (12b)
  • Peter Siddle4-0-35-1
  • Wes Agar4-0-36-3

Strikers have now overtaken the Sydney Sixers on net run rate for second place with both teams on equal points at 17. The Sixers play wooden-spoon holders Melbourne Renegades in their last match, who are unlikely to do the Strikers any favors. Strikers come up against Hobart Hurricanes who are locked in an intense battle to claim one of the final two playoff spots available. It should be an exciting final weekend of the regular season. Stay tuned for it on ESPNcricinfo. But that's all from me tonight. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Man of the Match is Wes Agar however, not Salt: "It's always been tough to get a win in Perth so a great effort here. [Ashton] used to bully me in the backyard but backyard cricket was everything. We've got a really got process and planning in place and we let the outcome take care of itself. Cheerleaders might have got a bit excited [on the Rashid boundary near collision] but I can't blame them when it's loud in here."

9:40 pm So the Phil Salt knock proves to be the difference in the end. Outrageous attack on the Scorchers bowlers and Scorchers unable to chase despite their bowlers hauling it back well in the first innings at the death.

19.6
0
Siddle to Richardson, no run, wide yorker, can't get bat on it.
19.5
6
Siddle to Richardson, SIX runs, flicked high and deep over the leg side again. Cosmetic runs for Richardson.
19.4
4
Siddle to Richardson, FOUR runs, swatted to the rope this time, no drama and no Scorchers entertainment crew this time around on the boundary.
19.3
6
Siddle to Richardson, SIX runs, thigh high full toss on legs, flicked high and deep over long-on. Rashid tries to knock this back in but a member of the dance/cheerleader/entertainment team tries to go for glory taking somewhat of a crowd catch and they nearly collide. Rashid wants to know what on earth is going on? Not quite a Joe the Cameraman moment, but the Scorchers entertainment guy is hot-tailing it out of the ground now.

Vysakh: "Once Scorchers were the mighty one, with Klinger at the start with Marsh brothers in the middle and Cartwright and Turner to finish things off, now they just seem toothless."

19.2
W
Siddle to Jordan, OUT, yorker angled into Jordan backing away, caroms off Jordan's toes back into the stumps. Scorchers really limping to the end here.

CJ Jordan b Siddle 11 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 220.00

19.1
1
Siddle to Agar, 1 run, yorker on off, driven back down the pitch, Siddle misses flicking this back onto the non-striker's stumps with Jordan well out.

END OF OVER:
19 | 15 Runs | PS: 148/6 (34 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.78, RRR: 34.00)

  • Chris Jordan11 (4b)
  • Ashton Agar9 (11b)
  • Wes Agar4-0-36-3
  • Rashid Khan4-0-25-1
18.6
6
Agar to Jordan, SIX runs, full on the stumps, Jordan heaves this high and deep for wide long-on, Neser tries to slap this back in after covering the ground running right but can't.

Jabba: "A stunning lack of 4s in this innings. Trouble with the death or glory approach is that it often results in the former"

18.5
1
Agar to Agar, 1 run, yorker on fifth stump, stabbed out to deep point.
18.4
1
Agar to Jordan, 1 run, length ball on the stumps swatted along the ground through deep midwicket.
18.3
1lb
Agar to Agar, 1 leg bye, goes well across his stumps trying to scoop this full ball off fifth stump over fine leg but can't time this properly and it dribbles off the pads wide of the keeper.
18.3
2w
Agar to Jordan, 2 wides, short and going down leg, misses a pull, short hops the keeper and they pinch an extra run on the wide to swap strike.
18.2
0
Agar to Jordan, no run, short on fourth stump, premeditates a pull over midwicket and is beaten by pace and bounce.
18.1
4
Agar to Jordan, FOUR runs, shin high full toss wide outside off, slashes this behind backward point in the gap between short third man.

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | PS: 133/6 (49 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 24.50)

  • Ashton Agar8 (9b)
  • Rashid Khan4-0-25-1
  • Peter Siddle3-0-18-0
17.6
W
Rashid Khan to Bancroft, OUT, full and wide again, this time tries to drive with the turn, gets the elevation but not the distance and Neser takes a simple catch at chest height three yards in from the rope at long-off.

CT Bancroft c Neser b Rashid Khan 12 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.5
0
Rashid Khan to Bancroft, no run, full and wide outside off, goes to scoop but the width negates any ability to convert the shot.
17.4
1
Rashid Khan to Agar, 1 run, full on the legs, backs away to drive to long-off.

Mark: "No lower order finisher and a flimsy middle order has really hurt the scorchers. Boy Ashton Turner has been a letdown in this BBL."

17.3
1
Rashid Khan to Bancroft, 1 run, full on the stumps, swept in the air through square leg.
17.2
1
Rashid Khan to Agar, 1 run, short on off, walks well across his stumps to pull behind square.
17.1
2
Rashid Khan to Agar, 2 runs, googly floated full and wide, tries to slog over mid-on, but thick edge flies high and wide of long-off.

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs | PS: 128/5 (54 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 18.00)

  • Ashton Agar4 (6b)
  • Cameron Bancroft11 (9b)
  • Peter Siddle3-0-18-0
  • Wes Agar3-0-22-3
16.6
1
Siddle to Agar, 1 run, full on the stumps, taps this into the off side to keep strike.
16.5
1
Siddle to Bancroft, 1 run, rib high full toss follows Bancroft backing away from leg, not called a no ball on height as he mistimes this through wide mid-on.
16.4
4
Siddle to Bancroft, FOUR runs, full on off, backs away a step to drive this clean in the gap between mid-off and extra cover.
16.3
1
Siddle to Agar, 1 run, full on the stumps, backs away to try to drive past mid-off, diving stop on the ring.
16.2
1
Siddle to Bancroft, 1 run, good length ball tapped behind point.
16.1
1
Siddle to Agar, 1 run, full on the legs, clipped square for a single to get off strike.

James: "We're about the stage where, last innings, Peter made a very canny prediction about where the Strikers would end up. What's your call this time?" Depends on which country code I start the call with. Is it +1, +61, +44, +91?

Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17LS LivingstoneJP Inglis
2nd49LS LivingstoneKR Patterson
3rd21MR MarshLS Livingstone
4th5LS LivingstoneAJ Turner
5th23LS LivingstoneCT Bancroft
6th18CT BancroftAC Agar
7th16CJ JordanAC Agar
8th16AC AgarJA Richardson

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348