RESULT
1st Semi-Final (N), Perth, January 24, 2017, Big Bash League
(16.5/20 ov, T:137) 139/3

Scorchers won by 7 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Stars Innings
Scorchers Innings
Match Details
Melbourne Stars  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rob Quiney c Richardson b Johnson01-000.00
Luke Wright c Turner b Johnson03-000.00
Kevin Pietersen c Klinger b Johnson510-0050.00
Seb Gotch c Agar b Bresnan4847-33102.12
Marcus Stoinis c Marsh b Richardson511-1045.45
David Hussey (c)c Bell b Turner2620-12130.00
Evan Gulbis c Marsh b Agar98-10112.50
Ben Hilfenhaus c Agar b Tye106-01166.66
Daniel Worrall not out 138-01162.50
Scott Boland not out 86-10133.33
Extras(lb 5, w 7)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.80)136/8
Did not bat: Michael Beer 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Rob Quiney, 0.1 ov), 2-0 (Luke Wright, 0.4 ov), 3-21 (Kevin Pietersen, 4.1 ov), 4-26 (Marcus Stoinis, 5.6 ov), 5-78 (David Hussey, 13.2 ov), 6-95 (Evan Gulbis, 15.5 ov), 7-112 (Seb Gotch, 17.2 ov), 8-117 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 18.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Johnson42330.75210000
0.1 to RJ Quiney, can you believe it? He's bowled a shocker, but has a wicket and the danger man is gone! Short and sliding down leg, Quiney flicks but picks out deep fine leg. Simply helped it straight down the throat of the fielder. The man who has been in sensational form all tournament is out for a golden duck. Johnson hares to high five his mates.. 0/1
0.4 to LJ Wright, make that one more. Wright shapes to cut but there isn't much width there, goes through with the slash that flies low to Turner who takes a super catch at gully. Johnson leaps, Melbourne Stars in trouble already. 0/2
4.1 to KP Pietersen, chips a simple catch to midwicket. Voges rewarded for attacking captaincy, and Johnson has ripped the game open. Looks like this short of length delivery on middle stopped on KP, who looked to work it uppishly, only to find the fielder. Real trouble. 21/3
Jhye Richardson403218.00122220
5.6 to MP Stoinis, picks out the lone man at deep square. This was too short, he rocked back and pulled, ended up dragging it from way outside off, and Marsh takes a dolly. It's all falling apart very quickly for Stars. 26/4
Tim Bresnan402616.5093000
17.2 to SE Gotch, outstanding catch! This was a waist-high full toss on middle, he backed away and slapped it. At one point, it looked certain to race past Agar, but he moved early to his left and then dived low even as the ball was dying on him before using his height to good effect at mid-off. Super catch. 112/7
Ashton Agar302518.3371210
15.5 to EP Gulbis, swung across the line, didn't get to the pitch of the ball but went through with the stroke, Marsh at long-on this was was mindful of where the rope was. Went back, timed his jump well and took the catch. But he immediately realised momentum was taking him over, and so popped the ball back into the field of play before recovering quickly to complete the catch.. 95/6
Andrew Tye403418.5091240
18.1 to BW Hilfenhaus, hit a massive six in the previous over, goes for a repeat but can only toe-end a wild slog. Agar settles underneath it at long-off and takes a comfortable catch. 117/8
Ashton Turner1011111.0020100
13.2 to DJ Hussey, so what if they couldn't get him off the previous delivery? Hussey is gone now, but not before Bell briefly gives the bowler some shivers by juggling at sweeper cover. This was full and flat outside off from around the stumps, he backed away and carved it straight to the fielder.. 78/5
Perth Scorchers  (T: 137 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sam Whiteman c Gulbis b Stoinis3126-21119.23
Michael Klinger c Hussey b Worrall75-01140.00
Shaun Marsh not out 5644-80127.27
Adam Voges (c)c Stoinis b Gulbis1311-11118.18
Ian Bell not out 2615-21173.33
Extras(lb 4, w 2)6
TOTAL16.5 Ov (RR: 8.25)139/3
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Michael Klinger, 1.3 ov), 2-64 (Sam Whiteman, 8.3 ov), 3-90 (Adam Voges, 11.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ben Hilfenhaus301605.33112000
Daniel Worrall4040110.0093300
1.3 to M Klinger, gobbled up at first slip, "come on," roars the bowler. This is a cracking delivery. Hits the deck hard, the ball nips away from length on off, Klinger is squared up and the thick edge is taken comfortably by Hussey.. 10/1
Michael Beer3.503408.8654020
Scott Boland302107.0042000
Marcus Stoinis201517.5061100
8.3 to SM Whiteman, finds the man! The bounce and direction has done the trick. Whiteman goes through with the pull but was beaten for pace, top edged it towards the long boundary at deep square, where Gulbis ran backwards diagonally before settling underneath to take a superb catch!. 64/2
Evan Gulbis10919.0011000
11.3 to AC Voges, pulled straight to midwicket. Is there life in the game yet? Steps out and swings across the line but hit it off the toe end. Very unlike Voges. 90/3
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MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Scorchers
Mitchell Johnson
Series resultPerth Scorchers advanced
Match days24 January 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Sam Nogajski
Australia
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Australia
Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
Australia
John Ward
Match Referee
Australia
David Talalla