Result
26th Match (D/N), Geelong, Jan 7 2020, Big Bash League
175/5
(19/20 ov, target 176)
178/4
Scorchers won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
Perth Scorchers
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades175/5(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers178/4(19 overs)
end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 178/4CRR: 9.36 
Cameron Bancroft24 (18)
Ashton Agar1 (1)
Richard Gleeson4-0-35-3
Kane Richardson4-0-31-1

10:30 pm That's it from me tonight. Thanks for tuning in. Come back tomorrow for coverage of the doubleheader beginning at Adelaide Oval between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Man of the Match Liam Livingstone: "We needed this. I'm trying to work on my game to open up the off side as well but I'm sticking with what works over the last couple of years. [Playing the Heat] is a big game. Hopefully we can keep playing well, keep winning and build up momentum as the tournament goes on."

10:26 pm Scorchers draw back level with the Heat and Hurricanes on six points. Meanwhile the Renegades hopeless season continues as they remain winless from seven matches. Just not enough on the board for the hosts with the short square boundaries at Geelong.

18.6
4
Gleeson to Bancroft, FOUR runs
full on off, driven crisply through extra cover to end the match. Scorchers win by six wickets with an over to spare.
18.6
1w
Gleeson to Bancroft, 1 wide
bouncer clears Bancroft easily. Wide on height.
18.5
1
Gleeson to Agar, 1 run
good length ball on the hips, pulling behind square for an easy run.
18.4
1
Gleeson to Bancroft, 1 run
full and wide, chopped into the off side.
18.4
1w
Gleeson to Bancroft, 1 wide
full and swinging almost off the pitch. Umpire Wilson causes some confusion only extending one arm because he has Gleeson's jumper tucked under the other but it's a wide and not a no ball.
18.3
w
Gleeson to David, OUT
the Singapore international tries to end the match in one blow, instead done in by a slower ball on a length, mistimes this to Webster charging in from deep midwicket, takes the catch in stride at rib height.
TH David c Webster b Gleeson 16 (7b 0x4 2x6) SR: 228.57
18.2
1
Gleeson to Bancroft, 1 run
yorker on off, dug out to long-off.
18.1
Gleeson to Bancroft, no run
length ball, misses out.
end of over 1813 runs
PS: 169/3CRR: 9.38 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Tim David16 (6)
Cameron Bancroft18 (14)
Kane Richardson4-0-31-1
Richard Gleeson3-0-26-2
17.6
6
Richardson to David, SIX runs
in the slot outside off, destroyed into the upper deck over cow corner.
17.5
2
Richardson to David, 2 runs
slower ball on a length on the stumps, pulls it softly in the air toward deep backward square and they scamper a tight two.
17.4
Richardson to David, no run
length ball on fifth stump, David aiming for Singapore again, misses badly.
17.3
1
Richardson to Bancroft, 1 run
good length ball pushed into the off side.
17.2
Richardson to Bancroft, no run
good length ball pushed to backward point. David wanted a run but was sent back. Samit Patel needed a direct hit at the non-striker's end but his throw is in two minds pulling Richardson well away from the stumps.

Target now under a run a ball.

17.1
4
Richardson to Bancroft, FOUR runs
slower ball cutter lands too full at 120 kph outside off, drives this past diving extra cover, splits long-off and the sweeper on the rope.
end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 156/3CRR: 9.17 • RRR: 6.66 • Need 20 from 18b
Cameron Bancroft13 (11)
Tim David8 (3)
Richard Gleeson3-0-26-2
Cameron Boyce4-0-40-0
16.6
1
Gleeson to Bancroft, 1 run
good length ball on off guided out to the sweeper.
16.5
1
Gleeson to David, 1 run
slower ball lands on a good length on fifth stump, slices this to the sweeper.
16.4
6
Gleeson to David, SIX runs
length ball on the stumps, David tries to heave this back to his birthplace, mile high into the crowd but only a few rows deep over cow corner.
16.3
1
Gleeson to Bancroft, 1 run
good length ball pushed out to the cover sweeper.
Best performances - batsmen
SB Harper
73 runs (46)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
cut shot
16 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
08218851319
BJ Webster
59 runs (40)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
40011151838
Best performances - bowlers
JA Richardson
O
4
M
1
R
22
W
3
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
RJ Gleeson
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
3
Eco
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria
TossPerth Scorchers , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2019
Player Of The Match
Liam Livingstone
Season2019/20
Match days7 January 2020 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nathan Johnstone
Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
Darren Close
Reserve Umpire
Greg Azzopardi
Match Referee
David Talalla
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Melbourne Renegades 0