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46th Match (D/N), Perth, Jan 20 2020, Big Bash League
(15.3/20 ov)154/2
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
player of the match
Liam Livingstone
Perth Scorchers
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• The Report by Tristan Lavalette

Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis smash fifties in Perth Scorchers' victory

Chasing a modest 154, the belligerent openers flayed the Thunder attack in an opening stand of 136

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder153/5(20 overs)
Alex Hales85 (59)
Alex Ross*22 (24)
Perth Scorchers154/2(15.3 overs)

That's it from me tonight. Hope you've enjoyed the coverage once again. I'm Peter Della Penna, take care!

Man of the Match is Liam Livingstone: "I think Josh deserves this. We've had a couple of partnerships. He's been unbelievable to bat with and is a special talent. Once he scores runs like that, you're off and away. I've been working on trying to get underneath the ball instead of hitting it to the long boundaries and not be a one-man band, leg-side slogging. Josh takes a lot of pressure off of me."

10:05 pm Absolute shellacking handed out by the Scorchers on the Thunder to win this with 4.3 overs to spare and could've been even more lopsided had Hales been given out first ball opening the match. His half-century only gave a platform for Inglis and Livingstone to assert their dominance in the chase.

15.3
2
Morris to Marsh, 2 runs

full on the legs, clipped behind square and placed well enough to come back for the second to end the match.

15.2
1
Morris to Patterson, 1 run

full on off, pushed for a sharp run to mid-off.

15.1
W
Morris to Livingstone, OUT

length ball on off, tries to end the match with a six but instead picks out deep midwicket. Got the elevation but not the distance. Caught five yards inside the rope.

Liam Livingstone c Ross b Morris 78 (49b 6x4 4x6) SR: 159.18
end of over 158 runs
PS: 151/1CRR: 10.06 RRR: 0.60 • Need 3 from 30b
Liam Livingstone78 (48)
Kurtis Patterson1 (2)
Daniel Sams3-0-30-0
Gurinder Sandhu4-0-33-1
14.6
1
Sams to Livingstone, 1 run

full on off, pushed along the ground through square leg.

14.5
4
Sams to Livingstone, FOUR runs

full and wide on fifth stump, slices a drive and beats the point sweeper.

14.4
Sams to Livingstone, no run

good length ball angled across fifth stump at 108 kph, out in front of a drive fooled by a slower ball.

14.3
1
Sams to Patterson, 1 run

good length ball on off, tapped to mid-on.

14.2
Sams to Patterson, no run

full on off, defended to Sams.

14.1
1
Sams to Livingstone, 1 run

good length ball on the stumps, clipped behind square.

14.1
1w
Sams to Livingstone, 1 wide

slower ball goes well down leg.

Remios: "What a twist! Doggett ends up giving the ball a hug to take the catch, good to see his teammates getting around him as well. Wholesome."

end of over 148 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 143/1CRR: 10.21 RRR: 1.83 • Need 11 from 36b
Liam Livingstone72 (44)
Kurtis Patterson0 (0)
Gurinder Sandhu4-0-33-1
Chris Morris3-0-35-0
13.6
1
Sandhu to Livingstone, 1 run

good length ball on off, tip and run into midwicket to keep the strike.

13.5
4
Sandhu to Livingstone, FOUR runs

short on the stumps, hammers this pull through the gap between deep square leg and deep midwicket.

Richard: "Doggett fielding legend!!!"

13.4
Sandhu to Livingstone, no run

short outside off, goes to pull, beaten.

13.3
2
Sandhu to Livingstone, 2 runs

full on the legs, clipped behind square.

13.2
W
Sandhu to Inglis, OUT

Doggett has finally held onto one! This one fools Inglis and it comes off a top edge into short midwicket, Doggett charges right, dives on the ring and holds on. 9/10 on difficulty because he didn't have much time to cover the ground, but it was coming at a gentle pace and he is able to get hands underneath it. Doggett gets hugs and cuddles from everyone on the Thunder.

Josh Inglis c Doggett b Sandhu 58 (41b 6x4 2x6) SR: 141.46
13.1
1
Sandhu to Livingstone, 1 run

short on the stumps, pulled behind square.

Eric: "Not just Dogget....alll bowlers from ST need hugs"

end of over 137 runs
PS: 135/0CRR: 10.38 RRR: 2.71 • Need 19 from 42b
Liam Livingstone64 (39)
Josh Inglis58 (40)
Chris Morris3-0-35-0
Gurinder Sandhu3-0-25-0
12.6
1
Morris to Livingstone, 1 run

short outside off, toe drags a pull wide of mid-on.

12.5
Morris to Livingstone, no run

wide yorker outside off with Livingstone backing away from leg, left alone. Well inside the guidelines.

12.5
1w
Morris to Livingstone, 1 wide

yorker down leg, called wide despite Livingstone going all the way across his stumps.

12.4
1
Morris to Inglis, 1 run

good length on fifth stump, goes across to flick to deep square.

Naveed: "Can't Doggett be "injured" for these last couple of overs? :(" The Rodney Dangerfield 'Caddyshack' strategy I see...

Best performances - batters
Alex Hales portrait
AD Hales ST
85 runs (59)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone PS
78 runs (49)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Chris Jordan portrait
CJ Jordan PS
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
Fawad Ahmed portrait
Fawad Ahmed PS
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
1
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone
Match days20 January 2020 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Geoff Joshua
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
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Trent Steenholdt
Match Referee
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Steve Bernard
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Sydney Thunder 0