Perth Scorchers 2 for 137 (Carberry 77*) beat Brisbane Heat 7 for 134 (Reardon 52*, Hogg 2-14)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
An all-round bowling performance by Perth Scorchers was capped by an impressive half-century form Michael Carberry as they trounced Brisbane Heat by eight wickets at the WACA ground. He creamed 77 off only 37 balls to stunt any threat a target of 135 might have.
The decision to bat backfired on Heat as they lost a steady drip of wickets inside the first 10 overs. A wicket in the fourth over was followed by another in the fifth and the same trend was observed by the time the ninth over came around.
Nathan Reardon walked in at No. 5 and attempted to pick up the pieces with a 40-ball 52. There wasn't much help from the tail, although if their top order could not handle the meticulous work of Jason Behrendorff and Brad Hogg, who took two wickets each.
The chase began with Scorchers losing their openers inside five overs , but since then Carberry took over. His first boundary was a bludgeon that soared over long-off's head and landed beyond the ropes. With his appetite whetted, he carved two fours and another six off Ryan Duffield in the 11th over to turn the equation to 54 needed at a run a ball. Andrew Flintoff's first and only over of the match cost 18 runs as Carberry smashed for successive sixes. All of that was part of a 114-run partnership with captain Adam Voges that took only 65 balls and reduced Heat's most outlandish hopes of a turnaround into ashes.