that's it! Zips in a quicker legbreak on fourth stump, backs away to punch through extra cover, thin edge snapped up behind the stumps. All out for 89. Yikes. Scorchers more than double up the Renegades in a 96-run win.
3.55 pm Third time this season the Renegades have been bowled out for under 100. This was a monumental debacle. Some good bowling, some luck, but also some incredible tame dismissals - Rossouw and Nabi top that list - that epitomized a lack of fight. The fact that Renegades still claimed the Bash Bonus Boost point is a reminder that they were actually competitive in the first innings. Scorchers struggled early before Josh Inglis was aided by some careless and sloppy fielding with a pair of lives in his 72 as part of a century stand with Colin Munro. More than anything, the fielding highlighted the stark contrast between the two sides today. Scorchers were ruthless in the field, Roy setting the standard at backward point, compared to the lapses in concentration exhibited by the Renegades. That's it from this match. Flip on over for the second half of our BBL doubleheader coverage underway for the match between Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers.
William : "Honestly for T20s Livingstone should replace Moeen. He's a much better batter, and if he bowls spin then there shouldn't be an issue.It only makes their batting more freakish though "
good length ball on fourth stump, spins past an attempted cut.
short again on fourth stump, slapped to extra cover.
short on off, slapped to extra cover.
full on middle, defended.
full on middle, chips a single through midwicket.
Livingstone finally buys his wicket! Another ball floated full on middle, skied slog straight down the ground again, got plenty of height but just short of the distance at long-on. Behrendorff towering at long-on swivels his hips to cushion the catching angle taking this reaching across his body, almost over the shoulder, at chest height a yard inside the rope.
flighted very full on middle, heaves a straight drive back over Livingstone's head, just barely clears the rope with long-on and long-off converging.
full on fourth stump, driven to mid-off.
floated full on off, carts this drive high and deep over long-off.
good length ball on off, can't get it away.
With the match so far gone, Liam Livingstone is getting a chance to roll his arm over.
full on off, defended.
full and driven to the cover sweeper.
edge! Another googly zipped in flat on off stump, cuts this just wide of slip and races to the third man rope.
legbreak spins away from off stump, defended.
another googly spins in, beats him trying to cut.
good length googly spins in from off stump, cramps him for room trying to cut, bottom edge into the ground.
Mid-innings break. Only a matter of time before the Scorchers close this out.
full on middle, defended with a full face back down the pitch.
full on middle, yorker jammed out to mid-on.
short and wide, slices a cut over backward point, cover sweeper has a lot of territory to cover to track this down and relay back in.