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44th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 19 2021, Big Bash League
(16.4/20 ov, target 175)115
Scorchers won by 59 runs
player of the match
Colin Munro
Perth Scorchers
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• Deivarayan Muthu

Colin Munro, bowlers lift Perth Scorchers to second

Munro had a sluggish start but he hit full tilt in the end overs, hitting a 54-ball 82

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Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers174/5(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat115/10(16.4 overs)
Chris Lynn27 (16)
Joe Denly26 (31)

Munro's 82 is followed by 3 scalps from Fawad and 2 wickets for the tournament's leading wicket-taker Jhye Richardson. Scorchers continue to gain steam heading toward the playoff stage while the Heat are going in the opposite direction. That's all from us today. Come back tomorrow for more BBL action. Take care!

Colin Munro is the Player of the Match: "It's great to bounce back. It's nice coming in after the two [Englishmen]. I think this is one of the best bowling attacks I've ever played with. It's very good preparation to face them in the nets before facing other teams. We've got a bit of a break before a back-to-back."

10.30 pm Remarkable collapse by the Heat. From claiming the Bash Boost Point at the 10-over mark, they lose their last 7 wickets for 19 runs in less than five overs. Disciplined bowling, nothing earth-shattering, but just tidy and the Heat fell in a heap.

16.4
W
Fawad to Morkel, OUT

flights this full on off, stretches forward to slog this for long-on but doesn't come close to clearing the man on the rope. Simple catch taken 15 yards in.

Morne Morkel c Hardie b Fawad Ahmed 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Doosra: "What a cataclysmic collapse by the Heat....who turned their cooker off?? It's the end of their hopes of making the playoffs!! Mind you at one point earlier India were given a 1 per cent chance of overhauling the Aussies"

16.3
Fawad to Morkel, no run

full on off, goes back to defend, nearly backspins onto off stump.

16.2
1
Fawad to Kuhnemann, 1 run

good length ball on the legs, goes back to flick into square leg.

16.1
Fawad to Kuhnemann, no run

starts with a googly landing on a good length on leg, prods forward and a thick edge goes to short third man.

Fawad back for his last.

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 114/9CRR: 7.12 • RRR: 15.25 • Need 61 from 24b
Morne Morkel2 (5)
Matthew Kuhnemann0 (0)
Andrew Tye3-0-12-2
Jhye Richardson3-0-10-2
15.6
Tye to Morkel, no run

back of a length on off, defended into the off side.

Damian: "If scores are level at the 10 over mark it's 0.5 points each I believe- not the batting side gets the point". I stand corrected! This is indeed the case.

15.5
Tye to Morkel, no run

full on the legs, sliced out to backward point.

15.4
2
Tye to Morkel, 2 runs

back of a length on off stump, punches this past backward point, misfield allows two.

15.3
Tye to Morkel, no run

back of a length on fifth stump, misses the cut.

15.2
Tye to Morkel, no run

wide yorker on sixth stump, punched to mid-off.

15.1
W
Tye to Bazley, OUT

another one bites the dust caught on the ring. Length ball chipped tamely to mid-off, brief juggle before completing the catch.

James Bazley c Hardie b Tye 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80
end of over 156 runs • 2 wickets
BH: 112/8CRR: 7.46 • RRR: 12.60 • Need 63 from 30b
James Bazley4 (4)
Jhye Richardson3-0-10-2
Liam Livingstone2-0-10-1
14.6
W
Richardson to Steketee, OUT

slapped to cover on the ring. Power Surge is instead leading to a Power Outage. Richardson bangs this in short on fourth stump, Steketee tries to carve it over the ring but doesn't get the elevation, simple catch taken at chest height.

Mark Steketee c Munro b Richardson 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
14.5
Richardson to Steketee, no run

yorker on middle, dug out to backward point.

14.4
W
Richardson to Peirson, OUT

Richardson wins the cat and mouse game. Yorker on middle, Peirson goes too far across his stumps trying to flick this to the leg side and struck dead in front of middle, straightforward decision for the umpire to uphold Richardson's appeal.

Jimmy Peirson lbw b Richardson 8 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
14.3
4
Richardson to Peirson, FOUR runs

full and wide, hammers a drive through the covers and with the field up in the Power Surge it races away.

14.2
1
Richardson to Bazley, 1 run

full on fifth stump, punched into the covers.

14.1
1
Richardson to Peirson, 1 run

full on off, punched to long-off.

Richardson back. Power Surge called for to start the over.

end of over 145 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 106/6CRR: 7.57 • RRR: 11.50 • Need 69 from 36b
James Bazley3 (3)
Jimmy Peirson3 (3)
Liam Livingstone2-0-10-1
Fawad Ahmed3-0-24-2
13.6
Livingstone to Bazley, no run

short and wide, goes to cut and beaten.

13.5
1
Livingstone to Peirson, 1 run

good length ball and slaps this along the ground through the ring again.

13.4
1
Livingstone to Bazley, 1 run

short and punched through the ring.

13.3
2
Livingstone to Bazley, 2 runs

nearly a hat-trick ball for Livingstone! Fullish length ball on off and Bazley chips this gently toward long-off, Behrendorff charges in and lunges forward but it just barely short hops him before richocheting away to allow the second.

Best performances - batsmen
Colin Munro portrait
C Munro
82 runs (54)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
24 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
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Chris Lynn portrait
CA Lynn
27 runs (16)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
straight drive
12 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Fawad Ahmed portrait
Fawad Ahmed
O
3.4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.82
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Jhye Richardson
JA Richardson
O
3
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
3.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Colin Munro
Colin Munro
Match days19 January 2021 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Darren Close
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Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Donovan Koch
Match Referee
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Bob Parry
PointsPerth Scorchers 3, Brisbane Heat 1