result
25th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 9 2019, Big Bash League
(17.4/20 ov)147/4
Scorchers won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
player of the match
Andrew Tye
Perth Scorchers

The Scorchers win by six wickets with 14 balls to spare. That was a clinical chase. Ashton Turner closed that out magnificently after an excellent half-century from Cameron Bancroft. Turner has been exceptional in this season and he keeps his team alive in the tournament. But the game was set up with the ball. Andrew Tye is Player of the Match for his 4 for 18 from four overs. Usman Qadir was excellent with the ball as well. The Scorchers now head home to face the Sydney Sixers on Sunday. The Stars need to regroup ahead of a clash with the Adelaide Strikers on Friday. Thanks for your company tonight from the MCG. Until next time, goodbye.

17.5
1nb
Plunkett to Bosisto, (no ball)

126kph, bouncer, called no-ball for the second bouncer for the over! Game over. But no one knew. The keeper took it, threw the stumps down, Bosisto was in, but then took off to run as it ricocheted away, Gotch ran in picked it up and broke the stumps and he would have been out but the game was over! Crazy finish

17.4
1
Plunkett to Turner, 1 run

130kph, bunting to midwicket and running, Bravo has all the time to line up the stumps and run him out and misses!

17.3
2
Plunkett to Turner, 2 runs

120kph, short ball over off, he backs away and upper cuts this over backward point, doesn't time it but gets a couple

17.3
1w
Plunkett to Turner, 1 wide

113kph, slower ball, drifting down leg, he tries to glance and misses, it was close to leg but called wide

17.2
4
Plunkett to Turner, FOUR runs

108kph, slower ball short and wide and he cuts this easily through backward point and there's no one there protecting that ball! Easy boundary

17.1
1
Plunkett to Bosisto, 1 run

full outside off, he pushes in the air on the front foot through a vacant cover-point

Plunkett on

end of over 172 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 137/4CRR: 8.05 RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 runs from 18b
William Bosisto1 (2)
Ashton Turner36 (19)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-2
Scott Boland3-0-30-0

Matt: "Said during the Stars innings that Turner would chase them down on his own - low and behold! One of the top T20 finishers around, hope he gets a chance in the IPL with RR" Good call Matt. He's a gun

16.6
1
Bravo to Bosisto, 1 run

105kph, length slower ball, outside off, he pushes this with an open face through backward point

16.5
Bravo to Bosisto, no run

105kph, slower ball, full toss that dips again, Bosisto sits back and watches it and defends late

Bosisto in. Bravo on a hat-trick

16.4
W
Bravo to Cartwright, OUT

bowled him! Two in two! 130kph, yorker tailing down leg, he tried to whip it away behind square, it comes off the inside of his front foot and ricocheted onto leg stump!

Hilton Cartwright b Bravo 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Cartwright in

16.3
W
Bravo to Agar, OUT

Bowled him! 105kph change up slower ball completely deceives him! Like a change up in baseball, it was a full toss, Agar skipped down to smash it and it just dipped violently and did him cold, it hit the base of middle. That is exceptional skill from Bravo

Ashton Agar b Bravo 7 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.5
16.2
Bravo to Agar, no run

slower ball, 98kph way down leg, he gets a little glove on it and it bounces to Gotch so it's not called wide

Around the wicket

16.1
1
Bravo to Turner, 1 run

124kph, full outside off, he drives easily down to long off

Bravo on