bowled him! Superb 140kph yorker to finish it. Not many players are keeping that out but he backed away and missed it by a mile.
Great win for the Scorchers. They get another home game on Tuesday and they can set their season up. The Thunder will regain Daniel Sams for the Sydney Derby in Canberra but they will take heart from running the Scorchers so close despite not playing anywhere near their best.
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Ashton Turner: "The Thunder to their credit really challenged us and we had to go plan B and C at times. But it's nice to walk off a winner. We know Richo is a superstar. We're not surprised by his performances. He's coming back from shoulder surgery and we know his best is international quality."
Jhye Richardson is player of the match for his outstanding all round performance.
Perth Scorcher win by 17 runs. They have won four in a row and got themselves back into the tournament. Jhye Richardson produced an outstanding all round display. His 20 not out off 8 balls was critical for the Scorchers and then he cleaned up with 4 for 24. Sam Billings threatened with a superb knock but he ran out of partners.
drilled down the ground! Full and straight, he backed away and creamed it along the ground past the stumps and away for four
135kph, good length wide of off, he misses
back of a length ball over middle and he misses it
Mustafa Moudi: "Jhye Richardson deserves the Man of the Match for scoring 20 at the SR and conceding 20 at the Lowest ER (along with the 2 wickets) !!" Three now
caught at fine leg! Fawad Ahmed takes the catch. A bouncer at the body, he tried to pull and got a top edge that carried all the way to fine leg and Fawad holds on
Richardson misses an easy run out! Bouncer over middle, Doggett missed it, they pinched a bye, Inglis threw to Richardson who just needed to underarm to the non-striker's and he missed all three!
Richardson to finish
full toss, top of the stump height, he miscues a heave through cover-point
132kph, bouncer outside off, he tries to upper but but misses
yorker, on the money, on off, he jams it out
Off the pad onto the stumps! He tried to lap sweep again, it was a full yorker outside off, he missed it, it hit the left pad and deflected onto the stumps. Billings couldn't believe it
Billings is hit on the body as he trying to lap scoop! He stepped outside off and it was short ball outside off and he steeped straight into the line of it and was hit on the pec
Andy: "Do the tail enders understand they should get singles to get the man in form facing? This appears to be a regular issue with T20 tails! "
nearly run out! Full toss, driven firmly to mid on and he had to hurry. If the throw hit Milne was gone despite a full length dive
slower ball bouncer hooked beautifully wide of fine leg! Superb batting. He picked the delivery, stayed still, got on top of the bounce and rolled the wrists to nail it in the gap
wide yorker, he steers this nicely behind square and picks up two
holes out to deep cover-point! It was half volley outside off, he cleared the front leg and lofted it high to deep cover-point where Bancroft is posted and he takes the catch easily
full toss smashed through cover! It was a high full toss, just below waist high, he swung hard and nailed it through cover.
full wide yorker and it beats the bat
full wide yorker, he steers it out through point for a single
full toss on leg, he whips this away powerfully but straight to deep midwicket
full toss outside off swept behind square! He stepped outside off early, got a full toss and nailed it behind square with ease
|Toss||Sydney Thunder, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||09 January 2021 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Perth Scorchers 3, Sydney Thunder 1|