result
Challenger, Canberra, Feb 4 2021, Big Bash League
(18.1/18.1 ov)189/1
(18/18 ov, target 200)150/9
Scorchers won by 49 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
77 (39)
liam-livingstone
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• Alex Malcolm

Livingstone, Behrendorff lead the way as Scorchers storm into BBL final

A powerful batting performance was backed up by a trademark squeeze while bowling as Brisbane Heat were outplayed

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers189/1(18.1 overs)
Brisbane Heat150/9(18 overs)
Joe Burns38 (24)
Chris Lynn22 (17)
end of over 1810 runs
BH: 150/9CRR: 8.33 
Mitchell Swepson11 (7)
Ben Laughlin2 (3)
Aaron Hardie 4-0-46-3
Andrew Tye 4-0-25-2

11.01pm Comprehensive win for the Scorchers, who are through to the final, yet again. They've beaten the Heat by 49 runs (DLS method), which is a massive margin in an 18-over game. Gnasher will be back with you for the presentations.

"We've played a lot of good cricket," says Player of the Match Liam Livingstone. "Think we deserve to be there."

Ashton Turner: "It doesn't always happen like this but great when it does. I wasn't required to do much. I thought we were clinical tonight. To put on a performance like that is very pleasing. The way we approached the game was excellent, there were so many things going on during the week away from cricket. They [Sixers] are a quality team and we have a lot of respect for them. We'll have to come well prepared. We can't wait for Saturday night."

I'll wrap things up there for tonight. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you for the final in a couple of days.

17.6
4
Hardie to Swepson, FOUR runs

length on the stumps, he stays back and clubs it over the bowler's head to have some cheer at the finish, ending with a boundary

17.5
Hardie to Swepson, no run

fuller on leg stumps, takes the inside edge to short fine leg

17.4
Hardie to Swepson, no run

length on the stumps, clears his front leg and swings at it, doesn't connect

17.4
1w
Hardie to Swepson, 1 wide

short ball again, but down legside

17.3
Hardie to Swepson, no run

Hardie didn't like that last shot, bangs it in short

17.2
4
Hardie to Swepson, FOUR runs

shot. Back of a length outside off and he punches on the up over extra cover

17.1
1
Hardie to Laughlin, 1 run

Tye drops it at mid-off just behind the bowler. He was actually running in from mid-on. Fuller on off, and he got the toe end to send it steepling up. Tye ran forward and called for it, then clanged it. Might not even have touched it

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 140/9CRR: 8.23 RRR: 61.00
Ben Laughlin1 (2)
Mitchell Swepson3 (2)
Andrew Tye 4-0-25-2
Aaron Hardie 3-0-36-3
16.6
1
Tye to Laughlin, 1 run

fuller, goes for the big swing to cow corner but the ball trickles off the inside edge towards midwicket

16.5
Tye to Laughlin, no run

cut him in half. Back of a length and jagging into him while rising up, Laughlin had no idea about that, he was backing away and just dropped his hands while turning his head away. Brushed his shirt almost on the way to the keeper

16.5
1w
Tye to Laughlin, 1 wide

a third bouncer, outside off, but this is a bit too short and will be called wide. The batsman did have a waft at it but was nowhere near it

16.4
W
Tye to Morkel, OUT

sharp bouncer does the trick. Banged in short of a length and rising up to home in on Morne's chin, he's in a tangle as he fends at it even as he's trying to arch back. The ball lobs up behind him for an easy keeper's catch

Morne Morkel c †Inglis b Tye 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
16.3
Tye to Morkel, no run

length on the stumps moving away, pushes it back to the bowler

16.2
2
Tye to Morkel, 2 runs

full on leg, calmly flicked off his toes through midwicket and gets pulled in just before the boundary line

16.1
Tye to Morkel, no run

length ball nips away off the seam, leaves Morne stuck to the crease and feeling for the ball outside off

65 needed off 12, so it's all about how much they can reduce the margin of defeat.

end of over 1615 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 136/8CRR: 8.50 RRR: 32.50
Mitchell Swepson3 (2)
Morne Morkel0 (0)
Aaron Hardie 3-0-36-3
Andrew Tye 3-0-21-1
15.6
2
Hardie to Swepson, 2 runs

another bouncer, he's late on it and gets a top edge off an attempted pull that lobs up over the keeper's head

15.5
W
Hardie to Bartlett, OUT

Bancroft takes a good catch tumbling forward at deep square leg. Another short ball, this one climbs a bit steeper but after that last six, Bartlett was going to go for it. Doesn't time it as well and the ball is dropping down but Bancroft does well to run forward and take it

Xavier Bartlett c Bancroft b Hardie 19 (11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 172.72
15.4
6
Hardie to Bartlett, SIX runs

bang. Short ball on the stumps, he's cleared his front leg out and had a baseball slug at it, connected like a home run and sent over deep midwicket

15.3
2
Hardie to Bartlett, 2 runs

driven to long-on's left

15.2
4
Hardie to Bartlett, FOUR runs

dropped at deep midwicket. Slightly shorter and he rocks back to pull it, the fielder is running to his right and gets there, but can't hold on to the ball. Plops out of his hand and goes over the boundary. Livingstone the man. He's holding his thumb too after that, might have injured it.

15.1
1
Hardie to Swepson, 1 run

fuller on leg stump, he was clearing his front leg to swing across the line, sends it to deep square leg along the ground

Best performances - batters
Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone PS
77 runs (39)
5 fours
6 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
1 four
3 sixes
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Cameron Bancroft portrait
CT Bancroft PS
58 runs (42)
6 fours
0 six
Control69%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Aaron Hardie player portrait
AM Hardie PS
O
4
M
0
R
46
W
3
ECO
11.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Andrew Tye, player portrait
AJ Tye PS
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone
Match days04 February 2021 - day (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Morne Morkel for Mark Steketee (Perth Scorchers 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Sam Nogajski
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford