(N)Big Bash League at Perth, Dec 29 2012
(19.1/20 ov, target 188)
Scorchers won by 51 runs
Player Of The Match
Perth Scorchers
• Alex Malcolm at the WACA

All-round Scorchers crush Renegades

Perth Scorchers have breathed life into the Big Bash League with an almost perfect performance at the WACA to crush the unbeaten Melbourne Renegades and keep their finals hopes on track

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers187/3(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades136(19.1 overs)

The early wickets set the Renegades back. Rohrer did try to set the ball rolling with that 24 run over off Behrendorff and his partnership with Cooper. Cooper tried to get too aggressive and paid with his wicket.

Thomas did his bit in his first spell by moving the ball well. If we discount the 24 runs of his third over, Behrendorff has had a good debut. Finch, on air, feels that his final over in the Scorchers innings turned the tide their way and refuses to blame the batsmen on what was a good batting surface

Predictably, Shaun Marsh, for his batting heroics, has been awarded with the Man of the match award.

That's it from all of us here and do join us tomorrow for the Sydney derby

Thomas to Muralitharan, OUT
short ball on the middle stump. Murali pulls, gets top edge and Beer at fine-leg takes a good catch. Scorchers complete a convincing win
M Muralitharan c Beer b Thomas 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 136/9CRR: 7.15 • RRR: 52.00 • Need 52 from 6b
Muttiah Muralitharan1 (2)
Aaron O'Brien4 (6)
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-36-2
Alfonso Thomas3-0-8-3
Coulter-Nile to Muralitharan, 1 run
pushes it to midwicket for a single
Coulter-Nile to Muralitharan, no run
Coulter-Nile to Pattinson, OUT
that's five catches for Triffitt as he grabs the outside edge from Pattinson's willow
DJ Pattinson c †Triffitt b Coulter-Nile 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66
Coulter-Nile to Pattinson, FOUR runs
short ball outside the off stump. Pattinson looks to cut it and it sails to the right of the keeper.
Coulter-Nile to O'Brien, 1 run
cuts it to deep point for a single
Coulter-Nile to Pattinson, 1 run
drives it to long-off for a single
end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 129/8CRR: 7.16 • RRR: 29.50 • Need 59 from 12b
Aaron O'Brien3 (5)
Darren Pattinson0 (0)
Alfonso Thomas3-0-8-3
Michael Beer4-0-21-1
Thomas to O'Brien, no run
looks to flick it and is beaten
Thomas to O'Brien, 2 runs
short ball outside the off stump. O'Brien cuts it past the first slip. Beer makes the save at third-man. Good to see such effort when they know the match has been sealed
Thomas to O'Brien, no run
comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch
Thomas to Rimmington, OUT
fuller ball on the middle stump. Slower ball. Rimmington is beaten by the lack of pace, the reason why he got the height and not the distance. North doesn't need to make a lot of effort to take that catch at cover
NJ Rimmington c North b Thomas 15 (17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 88.23
Thomas to O'Brien, 1 run
short ball outside the off stump. O'Brien cuts it to point for a single
Thomas to Rimmington, 1 run
fuller ball outside the off stump. Rimmington slices it to deep point for a single
end of over 173 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 125/7CRR: 7.35 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 63 from 18b
Aaron O'Brien0 (1)
Nathan Rimmington14 (15)
Michael Beer4-0-21-1
Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-29-1
Beer to O'Brien, no run
comes forward and drives it to cover
Beer to Rimmington, 1 run
Beer to Nevill, OUT
full-toss on the middle stump. Nevill pulls but can't connect. Hogg, at deep midwicket settles nicely under it and takes the catch. After completing it, he sets off on a run to nowhere
PM Nevill c Hogg b Beer 19 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Beer to Rimmington, 1 run
fuller ball outside the off stump. Rimmington makes room and slices it to sweeper cover for a single
Beer to Nevill, 1 run
comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single
Match details
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossMelbourne Renegades , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2012
Player Of The Match
Shaun Marsh
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days29 December 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Jason Behrendorff
Geoff Joshua
Mick Martell
TV Umpire
Ian Lock
Match Referee
Ric Evans
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Melbourne Renegades 0