13th Match (N), Melbourne (Docklands), Dec 30 2015, Big Bash League
(18.4/20 ov, target 171)
Scorchers won by 10 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Perth Scorchers
• The Report by Will Macpherson in Melbourne

Klinger, Marsh set up first ever 10-wicket win in BBL

Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh put on an unbroken 171-run opening stand to record the BBL's first-ever 10-wicket victory, over Melbourne Renegades at Docklands

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Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades170/4(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers171/0(18.4 overs)

10.20pm What a sensational chase that was. I don't think I've seen too many tough chases been made to look so easy in T20 history. Klinger and Shaun marsh were in total control from the start, and barring a few chips and edges, there were no opportunities created, such was their control. First ten-wicket win in BBL history and thoroughly deserved. Renegades' bowlers had no answers to that stand. That will be it from us, until next time, ciao.

Klinger is the Man of the Match: "I though 170 was a pretty good score, didn't slow up as much as I thought it would. Its certainly not the WACA, we knew we could target someone in the last 12 overs. We back our young guys in all formats. I'll keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully it will fall for me one day."

Finch to Klinger, 1 run
tossed up on leg, klinger runs to mid-off for a quick run to seal a 10-wicket win for Perth Scorchers.
Finch to Marsh, 1 run
shortish down leg, Marsh play towards short fine leg for a quick run
Finch to Klinger, 1 run
flat and full on off, drilled to long-off
Finch to Klinger, 2 runs
short long-hop to start, Klinger goes back and chips a pull over midwicket

Just five needed, this could be the last over. Finch brings himself on

end of over 1810 runs
PS: 166/0CRR: 9.22 • RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 from 12b
Michael Klinger86 (55)
Shaun Marsh75 (53)
Nathan Rimmington4-0-33-0
Dwayne Bravo4-0-35-0
Rimmington to Klinger, 1 run
good yorker, Klinger digs out to mid-on for a run
Rimmington to Marsh, 1 run
quicker delivery on leg, clipped to deep midwicket. One more.
Rimmington to Marsh, FOUR runs
short slow delivery outside off, sits up for Marsh to whack through midwicket for four. Made it look easy
Rimmington to Klinger, 1 run
very short slow bouncer outside off, dabbed to third man
Rimmington to Klinger, 2 runs
great yorker, full delivery outside off. Klinger misses his steer. Wade is surprised as well and allows it to go through with a half-stop. Two more
Rimmington to Marsh, 1 run
shortish slower ball outside off, Marsh clobbers a pull to deep midwicket
end of over 1712 runs
PS: 156/0CRR: 9.17 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 from 18b
Shaun Marsh69 (50)
Michael Klinger82 (52)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-35-0
Nathan Rimmington3-0-23-0
Bravo to Marsh, 1 run
nudged to fine leg
Bravo to Marsh, 2 runs
very full and fast on middle, Marsh awkwardly plays it towards midwicket with terrible timing. But such is the momentum, that it goes in the gap at midwicket and they scamper two. Bravo did well to get to it and return to the non-strikers end but Klinger makes it easy

suvan das: "With such a strong T20 background Klinger should feature in the World Cup"

Bravo to Klinger, 1 run
slowe dipping full toss outside off, worked to long-on for one
Bravo to Klinger, FOUR runs
exemplary timing! Just wonderful to watch. Full on middle, quick delivery. Klinger swing it and picks the gap through midwicket for four. Right outta the middle.

Earl John: "It's an old line but: ... 'You Make Your Own Luck'"

Bravo to Klinger, 2 runs
creamed. Great timing, full and wide. Klinger lays into a drive to long-off, two more
Bravo to Klinger, 2 runs
slower ball outside off, Klinger completely deceived but he can only chip it over the bowler's head. They get two as well

What a cruise this has been

end of over 1610 runs
PS: 144/0CRR: 9 • RRR: 6.75 • Need 27 from 24b
Shaun Marsh66 (48)
Michael Klinger73 (48)
Nathan Rimmington3-0-23-0
Cameron Gannon4-0-29-0
Rimmington to Marsh, 2 runs
full on middle and leg, played away towards long-on for a brace
Rimmington to Marsh, SIX runs
big hit and six. Full on leg, in the slot and Marsh goes for the big swipe. Bravo leaps and gets a hand on it but the ball is parried over for six. Very hard chance, Marsh had got enough
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossPerth Scorchers , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2015
Player Of The Match
Michael Klinger
Hours of play (local time)19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.40, Second Session 20.40-21.55
Match days30 December 2015 - night match (20-over match)
Phillip Gillespie
Gerard Abood
TV Umpire
Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
Daryl Brigham
Match Referee
Bob Stratford
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Melbourne Renegades 0