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RESULT
50th Match (N), Melbourne, January 23, 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:183) 171/6

Scorchers won by 11 runs

Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
  
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers 182/4(20 overs)
Jason Roy 54 (32)
Zahir Khan1/31 (4)
Melbourne Stars 171/6(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs
MS: 171/6CRR: 8.55 
Clint Hinchliffe13 (8)
Hilton Cartwright23 (13)
Jhye Richardson 4-0-39-1
Aaron Hardie 4-0-41-0

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
Hilton Cartwright17 (11)
Clint Hinchliffe7 (4)
Aaron Hardie 4-0-41-0
Andrew Tye 4-0-28-2
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
Clint Hinchliffe1 (1)
Hilton Cartwright8 (8)
Andrew Tye 4-0-28-2
Aaron Hardie 3-0-26-0
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
Nick Larkin66 (40)
Hilton Cartwright7 (7)
Aaron Hardie 3-0-26-0
Fawad Ahmed 4-0-39-1
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 - batters
NCR Larkin
NCR Larkin MS
70 runs (44)
9 fours1 six
Control
61%
Productive shot
cut shot
18 runs
4 fours0 six
22055121286
JJ Roy
JJ Roy PS
54 runs (32)
7 fours1 six
Control
70%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
2 fours1 six
7202112057
Best performances - bowlers
AJ Tye
AJ Tye PS
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
JP Behrendorff
JP Behrendorff PS
O
4
M
1
R
19
W
1
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Scorchers
Jason Roy
Match days23 January 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Michael Graham-Smith
Australia
Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
Australia
Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Mattis van Eck
Match Referee
Australia
Kent Hannam
PointsPerth Scorchers 4, Melbourne Stars 0
Stars Innings
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Big Bash League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SS1495360.257
PS1485320.851
ST1486310.949
BH147729-0.286
AS1477280.105
HH147728-0.187
MS1458240.140
MR1441016-1.727