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52nd Match (N), Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 17 2022, Big Bash League
(18.4/20 ov)156/4
Scorchers won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
59 (34) & 1/26
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Mitchell Marsh returns in style as Scorchers tune up for playoffs

Scorchers overhauled Heat's 155 with eight balls to spare highlighted by Marsh's brutal 59 off 34 balls

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Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat155/7(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers156/4(18.4 overs)

11.30 pm Scorchers have been the form team of the tournament with or without Marsh. But how much more intimidating do they look with him to call on. They cruise to victory with eight balls to spare and send a message to the rest of the playoff field that they are the clear favorites to lift the title at the end of the campaign.

Dimkesh: "I don't think cricket has any player who resembles (by skill set) another player as much as Mitch Marsh resembles Jacques Kallis. Medium pacer who bats at number 3, holds anchor well, and bludgeons the ball equally well when needed to."

That's it for tonight's coverage. Come back tomorrow for the penultimate night of league play at BBL 11. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

18.4
6
Steketee to Hardie, SIX runs

One ball is all Hardie needs to finish the match! Short on the body, hooked over deep backward square into the sixth row.

18.3
1
Steketee to Turner, 1 run

good length ball on the stumps, tapped into midwicket.

18.2
Steketee to Turner, no run

back of a length on fifth stump, goes to drive and beaten.

18.1
2
Steketee to Turner, 2 runs

full on the legs, flicked through midwicket for a sharp two.

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 147/4CRR: 8.16 RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Ashton Turner15 (11)
Matthew Kuhnemann 4-0-28-1
Nathan McSweeney 1-0-7-0
17.6
W
Kuhnemann to Munro, OUT

short and wide, slices a cut off a thick edge that floats to backward point. Simple catch for Neser at neck height with a bunny hop to get in behind it.

Colin Munro c Neser b Kuhnemann 24 (56m 28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 85.71
17.5
1
Kuhnemann to Turner, 1 run

good length ball on the stumps, punched to long-on for one.

17.4
Kuhnemann to Turner, no run

good length ball on middle, inside edges this into midwicket.

17.3
6
Kuhnemann to Turner, SIX runs

too full, breaks out the slog sweep and just clears the rope adjacent to the Scorchers dugout.

17.2
Kuhnemann to Turner, no run

fullish length again, can't get it away.

17.1
Kuhnemann to Turner, no run

good length ball on the legs, flicked behind square to fine leg.

end of over 177 runs
PS: 140/3CRR: 8.23 RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 from 18b
Colin Munro24 (27)
Ashton Turner8 (6)
Nathan McSweeney 1-0-7-0
Mitchell Swepson 4-0-19-2
16.6
McSweeney to Munro, no run

good length ball on middle, punched to extra cover.

16.5
1
McSweeney to Turner, 1 run

short on the stumps, pulled through midwicket for one.

16.4
McSweeney to Turner, no run

full on middle, goes to drive, edge behind point.

16.3
McSweeney to Turner, no run

full outside off, smashed back to McSweeney who knocks it down.

16.2
6
McSweeney to Turner, SIX runs

full on off, Turner reaches out and slaughters this 10 rows back over wide long-on. Fan tries to jump over the seats to take a catch and winds up going head over heels into the ground.

16.1
McSweeney to Turner, no run

good length ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 133/3CRR: 8.31 RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Ashton Turner1 (1)
Colin Munro24 (26)
Mitchell Swepson 4-0-19-2
Matthew Kuhnemann 3-0-21-0
15.6
1
Swepson to Turner, 1 run

good length ball on middle, goes back to flick into the leg side.

15.5
W
Swepson to Marsh, OUT

Marsh's carnage finally comes to an end. After all the brute force, tries to get cute with a paddle sweep to a fullish length ball on fourth stump and top edges this into his helmet before it caroms in the air for Peirson to take a simple catch behind the stumps.

Mitchell Marsh c †Peirson b Swepson 59 (53m 34b 6x4 3x6) SR: 173.52
15.4
Swepson to Marsh, no run

good length ball on middle, slapped back to the bowler.

15.3
1
Swepson to Munro, 1 run

full and wide, carved into the off side for one.

Best performances - batters
Max Bryant portrait
M Bryant BH
81 runs (56)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Mitchell Marsh portrait
MR Marsh PS
59 runs (34)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
P Hatzoglou PS
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mitchell Swepson portrait
MJ Swepson BH
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh
Match days17 January 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ben Treloar
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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Tony Wilds
Reserve Umpire
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Daryl Brigham
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsPerth Scorchers 3, Brisbane Heat 1