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RESULT
46th Match (D/N), Perth, January 20, 2020, Big Bash League
(15.3/20 ov) 154/2

Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder 153/5(20 overs)
Alex Hales 85 (59)
Alex Ross *22 (24)
Chris Jordan3/28 (4)
Fawad Ahmed1/27 (4)
Perth Scorchers 154/2(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
Liam Livingstone78 (48)
Kurtis Patterson1 (2)
Daniel Sams 3-0-30-0
Gurinder Sandhu 4-0-33-1
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
Liam Livingstone72 (44)
Kurtis Patterson0 (0)
Gurinder Sandhu 4-0-33-1
Chris Morris 3-0-35-0
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
Liam Livingstone64 (39)
Josh Inglis58 (40)
Chris Morris 3-0-35-0
Gurinder Sandhu 3-0-25-0
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
AD Hales
AD Hales ST
85 runs (59)
10 fours3 sixes
Control
75%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
3 fours0 six
129295191019
LS Livingstone
LS Livingstone PS
78 runs (49)
6 fours4 sixes
Control
78%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours0 six
6968402223
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Jordan
CJ Jordan PS
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
Fawad Ahmed
Fawad Ahmed PS
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
1
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Scorchers
Liam Livingstone
Match days20 January 2020 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Geoff Joshua
Australia
Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
Australia
Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Trent Steenholdt
Match Referee
Australia
Steve Bernard
PointsPerth Scorchers 2, Sydney Thunder 0
Scorchers Innings
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Big Bash League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348