result
50th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 23 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 183)171/6
Scorchers won by 11 runs
player of the match
Jason Roy
Perth Scorchers
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• Peter Della Penna

Jason Roy and Colin Munro fire Perth Scorchers into playoffs

The Stars no longer control their own destiny, needing a win over the Sixers as well as help from other results

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers182/4(20 overs)
Jason Roy54 (32)
Colin Munro*46 (30)
Melbourne Stars171/6(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs
MS: 171/6CRR: 8.55 
Clint Hinchliffe13 (8)
Hilton Cartwright23 (13)
Jhye Richardson4-0-39-1
Aaron Hardie4-0-41-0

Jason Roy is Man of the Match: It's been a huge couple of days. Fortunate to be Man of the Match. Everyone contributed to that win. Going further now, bigger scores are needed. After the start we had, people were a bit down, but to turn it around and come back is an incredible feeling. It's credit to the big characters in our dressing room. We've adapted very well so far. The sprinklers are coming off on us! Winning those games in Perth, with the facilities there, it's quite easy. But going around the grounds and to keep on it was very good.

Perth Scorchers are now top of the table. Early on in the tournament they were down at the other end. Now, they are absolutely purring. Jason Roy with a half-century. Colin Munro, even when he's batting down the order, is proving effective. But the key to this unit is their bowling attack, led by Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye. They had already qualified for the knockouts and they look very very dangerous.

19.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Hinchliffe, 1 run

whips it to the deep midwicket fielder. And that's that.

19.5
1lb
Jhye Richardson to Cartwright, 1 leg bye

shifts his plans after four yorkers go completely awry and targets the batsman's head with a bouncer. And it's a quick one too. Cartwright tries to pull, but it's on him too soon, hits the glove, then his helmet and results in a single somewhere behind square leg. Quick concussion check and he's okay

19.4
6
Jhye Richardson to Cartwright, SIX runs

smashes it over long-on. That's the power the Stars have been looking for at the back end. It's coming all too late though

19.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Hinchliffe, 1 run

carves it but straight to the sweeper. Three attempted yorkers, three not quite hitting the mark, still Scorchers ahead

19.2
2
Jhye Richardson to Hinchliffe, 2 runs

tries to correct his mistake and goes over cover this time as Richardson misses the blockhole again, but there's not enough power in the shot.

19.1
2
Jhye Richardson to Hinchliffe, 2 runs

slices the almost wide yorker away but there's a sweeper protecting the square boundary on the off side.

end of over 1915 runs
MS: 158/6CRR: 8.31 • RRR: 25.00 • Need 25 from 6b
Hilton Cartwright17 (11)
Clint Hinchliffe7 (4)
Aaron Hardie4-0-41-0
Andrew Tye4-0-28-2
18.6
2
Hardie to Cartwright, 2 runs

low full toss outside off, he swings it to long-off

18.5
1
Hardie to Hinchliffe, 1 run

short again - but this time it's to his field. There's a man at the sweeper and that's who Hinchliffe finds.

18.4
4
Hardie to Hinchliffe, FOUR runs

hammers it down the ground - too short, too easy, one-bounce four

18.3
1
Hardie to Cartwright, 1 run

low full toss, slogs it away to deep midwicket

18.2
6
Hardie to Cartwright, SIX runs

attempted yorker goes slightly wrong outside off stump, and he just carves it over the left of long-off. Deep in his crease, full bottom hand power. Outstanding shot.

18.1
1
Hardie to Hinchliffe, 1 run

inside edge onto body and they pinch a quick single before the bowler can run up the pitch and fling a throw at the strikers' end

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 143/6CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 20.00 • Need 40 from 12b
Clint Hinchliffe1 (1)
Hilton Cartwright8 (8)
Andrew Tye4-0-28-2
Aaron Hardie3-0-26-0
17.6
1
Tye to Hinchliffe, 1 run

full toss on middle from around the wicket, works it behind square leg

17.5
W
Tye to Larkin, OUT

gone, scooping the ball! Scoreboard pressure gets to him in the end. Might also have been tiring. That combination results in his basically directing the ball off the high part of his bat onto his stumps. A length ball on target. Larkin tries to make too much of it, getting across his stumps and then down on one knee and in the end pays for it.

Nick Larkin b Tye 70 (44b 9x4 1x6) SR: 159.09
17.4
Tye to Larkin, no run

shapes to upper cut a short ball angled across him, but he doesn't make contact. Throws his head down in disappointment. He knows he missed out on a boundary

17.3
2
Tye to Larkin, 2 runs

low full toss on leg stump, he flicks it through to deep square leg

17.2
2
Tye to Larkin, 2 runs

around the wicket for a short ball devoid of pace. Larkin pulls between midwicket and long-on

17.1
1
Tye to Cartwright, 1 run

slower short ball, which he reads well enough and pulls to long leg

end of over 1713 runs
MS: 137/5CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 15.33 • Need 46 from 18b
Nick Larkin66 (40)
Hilton Cartwright7 (7)
Aaron Hardie3-0-26-0
Fawad Ahmed4-0-39-1
16.6
2
Hardie to Larkin, 2 runs

good effort on the point boundary by Livingstone, diving to stop a well hit cut shot from beating him on his right and going for four

16.5
Hardie to Larkin, no run

around the wicket experiment is done. Returns over and nails a yorker just outside off to beat the right-hander

Best performances - batsmen
Nick Larkin
NCR Larkin
70 runs (44)
9 fours
1 six
Control61%
Productive shot
cut shot
18 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
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Jason Roy portrait
JJ Roy
54 runs (32)
7 fours
1 six
Control70%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
2 fours
1 six
7202112057
Best performances - bowlers
Andrew Tye, player portrait
AJ Tye
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Player portrait, Jason Behrendorff
JP Behrendorff
O
4
M
1
R
19
W
1
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Jason Roy
Jason Roy
Match days23 January 2021 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Michael Graham-Smith
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Mattis van Eck
Match Referee
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Kent Hannam
PointsPerth Scorchers 4, Melbourne Stars 0