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
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Tye and Bancroft revive Perth Scorchers' campaign

The seamer picked up 4 for 18 to restrict Melbourne Stars to a moderate total on a fine batting pitch before the opening batsmen struck a fifty to seal the chase

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Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars146/6(20 overs)
Ben Dunk62 (47)
Evan Gulbis37 (29)
Andrew Tye4/18(4)
Perth Scorchers147/4(17.4 overs)

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 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

end of over 1614 runs
PS: 135/2CRR: 8.43 RRR: 3.00 • Need 12 from 24b
Ashton Agar7 (6)
Ashton Turner35 (18)
Scott Boland3-0-30-0
Michael Beer4-0-38-0

The Stars are powerless to stop this

15.6
2
Boland to Agar, 2 runs

130kph, full into middle stump, he pushes this to the circle at midwicket and again they pinch two

15.5
1
Boland to Turner, 1 run

slower ball, back of a length, he tries to work to leg, but it comes off the inside edge onto thigh and drops down and Agar calls him through

15.4
6
Boland to Turner, SIX runs

134kph, short ball, he steps inside the line and pulls off the top edge that flies over short fine and again over the fence and down the race in the bowels of the MCG!

15.3
2
Boland to Turner, 2 runs

117kph, leg cutter slower ball, into leg stump, he just pushes to the circle at wide mid on and they run an easy two. This pair is lightning between the stumps

15.2
2
Boland to Turner, 2 runs

117kph, pulled hard to deep midwicket, they take on Bravo's throw and beat him! What great running

Huzefa: "@Stiaan - Smith's team is not playing any match today at the BPL."

15.1
1
Boland to Agar, 1 run

115kph off cutter slower ball, he didn't pick it, stopped his pull shot, gets a top edge but it pops up and falls safe at square leg

Boland again

end of over 1520 runs
PS: 121/2CRR: 8.06 RRR: 5.20 • Need 26 from 30b
Ashton Turner24 (14)
Ashton Agar4 (4)
Michael Beer4-0-38-0
Liam Bowe4-0-22-1
14.6
6
Beer to Turner, SIX runs

tossed up outside off, he launches him again, flatter to long on but still over the top and into the crowd! Incredible power from Turner.

14.5
4
Beer to Turner, FOUR runs

72kph, short ball outside off, he has so much time to adjust, smashes a pull shot wide of long on for four!

Best performances - batsmen
Ben Dunk portrait
BR Dunk
62 runs (47)
6 fours
1 six
Control87%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Cameron Bancroft portrait
CT Bancroft
59 runs (42)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Andrew Tye, player portrait
AJ Tye
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
4
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo
O
3
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye
Hours of play (local time)19.15 start, First Session 19.15-20.35, Interval 20.35-20.55, Second Session 20.55- 22.15
Match days09 January 2019 - night(20-over match)
T20 debut
Aaron Hardie
Aaron Hardie
Umpires
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Sam Nogajski
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Simon Fry
TV Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
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Daryl Brigham
Match Referee
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David Talalla
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Melbourne Stars 0