wide yorker, can't get bat on it.
Strikers have now overtaken the Sydney Sixers on net run rate for second place with both teams on equal points at 17. The Sixers play wooden-spoon holders Melbourne Renegades in their last match, who are unlikely to do the Strikers any favors. Strikers come up against Hobart Hurricanes who are locked in an intense battle to claim one of the final two playoff spots available. It should be an exciting final weekend of the regular season. Stay tuned for it on ESPNcricinfo. But that's all from me tonight. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
Man of the Match is Wes Agar however, not Salt: "It's always been tough to get a win in Perth so a great effort here. [Ashton] used to bully me in the backyard but backyard cricket was everything. We've got a really got process and planning in place and we let the outcome take care of itself. Cheerleaders might have got a bit excited [on the Rashid boundary near collision] but I can't blame them when it's loud in here."
9:40 pm So the Phil Salt knock proves to be the difference in the end. Outrageous attack on the Scorchers bowlers and Scorchers unable to chase despite their bowlers hauling it back well in the first innings at the death.
flicked high and deep over the leg side again. Cosmetic runs for Richardson.
swatted to the rope this time, no drama and no Scorchers entertainment crew this time around on the boundary.
thigh high full toss on legs, flicked high and deep over long-on. Rashid tries to knock this back in but a member of the dance/cheerleader/entertainment team tries to go for glory taking somewhat of a crowd catch and they nearly collide. Rashid wants to know what on earth is going on? Not quite a Joe the Cameraman moment, but the Scorchers entertainment guy is hot-tailing it out of the ground now.
Vysakh: "Once Scorchers were the mighty one, with Klinger at the start with Marsh brothers in the middle and Cartwright and Turner to finish things off, now they just seem toothless."
yorker angled into Jordan backing away, caroms off Jordan's toes back into the stumps. Scorchers really limping to the end here.
yorker on off, driven back down the pitch, Siddle misses flicking this back onto the non-striker's stumps with Jordan well out.
full on the stumps, Jordan heaves this high and deep for wide long-on, Neser tries to slap this back in after covering the ground running right but can't.
Jabba: "A stunning lack of 4s in this innings. Trouble with the death or glory approach is that it often results in the former"
yorker on fifth stump, stabbed out to deep point.
length ball on the stumps swatted along the ground through deep midwicket.
goes well across his stumps trying to scoop this full ball off fifth stump over fine leg but can't time this properly and it dribbles off the pads wide of the keeper.
short and going down leg, misses a pull, short hops the keeper and they pinch an extra run on the wide to swap strike.
short on fourth stump, premeditates a pull over midwicket and is beaten by pace and bounce.
shin high full toss wide outside off, slashes this behind backward point in the gap between short third man.
full and wide again, this time tries to drive with the turn, gets the elevation but not the distance and Neser takes a simple catch at chest height three yards in from the rope at long-off.
full and wide outside off, goes to scoop but the width negates any ability to convert the shot.
full on the legs, backs away to drive to long-off.
Mark: "No lower order finisher and a flimsy middle order has really hurt the scorchers. Boy Ashton Turner has been a letdown in this BBL."
full on the stumps, swept in the air through square leg.
short on off, walks well across his stumps to pull behind square.
googly floated full and wide, tries to slog over mid-on, but thick edge flies high and wide of long-off.
full on the stumps, taps this into the off side to keep strike.