RESULT
Final (N), Perth, February 04, 2023, Big Bash League
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(19.2/20 ov, T:176) 178/5

Scorchers won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat 175/7(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers 178/5(19.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Ashton TurnerPS65.6853(32)59.365.68--0
Xavier BartlettBH63.056(1)10.6716.391/311.7946.65
Jason BehrendorffPS61.75--02/262.361.75
Max BryantBH51.3731(14)38.7851.37--0
Cooper ConnollyPS48.9525(11)31.5840.110/4-8.85

Wow, what a final. Perth Scorchers win by five wickets and add to their silverware with a fifth title. You can just never write them off, but this will be heartbreaking for Heat. What a great story with the two players who saw Scorchers home. So in the end it's the favourites who prevail but they were pushed mighty hard. Heat just couldn't close it out. Fine margins. Was a magnificent atmosphere in those closing moments. A fitting end to a resurgent season for the BBL.

ShahSafeer: "What a team, what a captain they have. It's simply outstanding that how often Turner has turned the tables for his side on such situations!"

Cooper Connolly "It's a dream come true when the crowd's behind you. Had full confidence in myself. I felt me and Hobbo, he hits a big ball, had all faith in us. He was pretty good, told me to keep a strong base. It's about celebrating with the boys tonight...enjoy the moment."

AnotherPK: "Respect to the Heat for an amazing season. They've done nothing for years and that included the first half of this season. From New Years they turned it around and when the test players came back they reached a new level. Then they lost 4 players to tests but maintained standards to knock over the Strikers at home and ran the Scorchers close on the big day."

Ashton Turner is Player of the Match: "It's a surreal feeling. I've played a lot of games of cricket but you never know how it will pan out. You've painted the city orange tonight and the support's been overwhelming. We are in rarified air at the moment, have a lot of guys in form and that's not always the case. A lot of guys have contributed to wins throughout the season...we have the confidence we can win from anywhere."

Jimmy Peirson "Thank you to this amazing crowd, what a spectacle. So well done Perth. What a fantastic final. You've been the best team by far this year and thoroughly deserve your win on home turf. Just want to say thank you to this bunch of boys over here, we've come a long way this season, we've had some ups and downs but I'm immensely proud. We'll go again next year."

Perth Scorchers are now being presented with their medals and will soon get their hands on the trophy. I'll wrap things up there for tonight and this BBL season. Thanks for following along throughout, it's been a season with some spectacular cricket and some fun stories along the way. From Peter and Gnasher it's goodbye.

19.3
5nb
Neser to Hobson, (no ball) FOUR runs

huge full toss, sliced over short third...and that's the match! Extraordinary finish. Nick Hobson, who ran out Ashton Turner, becomes the hero alongside 19-year-old Cooper Connolly

19.2
6
Neser to Hobson, SIX runs

he clears deep midwicket! Terrific strike from Hobson as he swings this off his pads and he pumps the air

19.1
1
Neser to Connolly, 1 run

full and straight, swing down to long-on and it's just the single

Are Brisbane Heat behind the over-rate? 10 off 6 needed. Neser to bowl. And think they'll need five inside the ring

end of over 1910 runs
PS: 166/5CRR: 8.73 RRR: 10.00 • Need 10 from 6b
Nick Hobson8 (5b)
Cooper Connolly24 (10b 1x4 2x6)
Spencer Johnson 4-0-37-1
James Bazley 4-0-42-0
18.6
2
Johnson to Hobson, 2 runs

carved into the off side again, falls safely towards deep cover

18.5
2
Johnson to Hobson, 2 runs

crunched through midwicket with a strong pull, that's a comfortable brace this time

18.4
1
Johnson to Connolly, 1 run

tapped square into the off side

18.3
2
Johnson to Connolly, 2 runs

follows him with a short one, pulls into midwicket and he dives back for a second. It's wild out there

18.2
2
Johnson to Connolly, 2 runs

dropped at deep point. Brown spills it. Sliced high into the off side, had a lot of time to get underneath. Doesn't get in any sort of position. He's falling to his knees. Crowd goes wild

Matthew: "More ups and downs than a rollercoaster! "

18.1
1
Johnson to Hobson, 1 run

follows him with a short ball, he pulls and it takes the glove

Spencer Johnson for his last

end of over 1818 runs
PS: 156/5CRR: 8.66 RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Cooper Connolly19 (7b 1x4 2x6)
Nick Hobson3 (2b)
James Bazley 4-0-42-0
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-31-1

That Scorchers depth we often talk about...

17.6
6
Bazley to Connolly, SIX runs

that's massive! Into the crowd. He's winning the BBL for his team. Short of a length and he deposits over deep midwicket

17.5
Bazley to Connolly, no run

shuffles across the crease, Bazley follows him, tries to flick it away and doesn't make contact

17.4
Bazley to Connolly, no run

pushed across wide outside off, Connolly swipes over the top of it

17.3
4
Bazley to Connolly, FOUR runs

back of a length, straight, and this time he pulls through midwicket. Another game-changing moment

17.2
2
Bazley to Connolly, 2 runs

carved over mid-off this time, not as well timed, plugs in the outfield

17.1
6
Bazley to Connolly, SIX runs

what a stroke! Stunning strike from Connolly at a pressure moment, just a glorious drive through the line over long-off. Nerves, what nerves?

Bazley for his last over

end of over 178 runs • 2 wickets
PS: 138/5CRR: 8.11 RRR: 12.66 • Need 38 from 18b
Cooper Connolly1 (1b)
Nick Hobson3 (2b)
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-31-1
Michael Neser 3-0-26-0
16.6
1
Bartlett to Connolly, 1 run

length ball outside off, opens the face down to deep third

Wow, what a moment. Is that the game? Should also say it was a great throw from Johnson

16.5
1W
Bartlett to Hobson, 1 run, OUT

goes short, Hobson pulls backward of square and it's an awful mix-up! Who is run out? Looks like Turner. What a disaster for Scorchers. Will need to see the replay as to what happened...misunderstanding over coming back for the second, Hobson started then stopped. Did the batters cross? No, Turner is out

Ashton Turner run out (Johnson/†Peirson) 53 (32b 5x4 2x6 46m) SR: 165.62
16.4
2
Bartlett to Hobson, 2 runs

full and straight, punches it wide of cover and they get back for a second to the sweeper

Now, that changes things. Nick Hobson the new batter

16.3
W
Bartlett to Inglis, OUT

full and wide, sliced to deep cover! Well caught. Inglis had to end up reaching for this, came from low down on the bat, and Heazlett made good ground

Josh Inglis c Heazlett b Bartlett 26 (22b 3x4 0x6 47m) SR: 118.18
16.2
Bartlett to Inglis, no run

beaten outside off! Full and Inglis gave himself some room

Best performances - batters
AJ Turner
AJ Turner PS
53 runs (32)
5 fours2 sixes
Control
81%
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
0 four1 six
4220061515
NA McSweeney
NA McSweeney BH
41 runs (37)
3 fours1 six
Control
51%
Productive shot
on drive
9 runs
2 fours0 six
2131153115
Best performances - bowlers
JP Behrendorff
JP Behrendorff PS
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
M Kelly
M Kelly PS
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Scorchers
Ashton Turner
Player Of The Series
Strikers
Matthew Short
Series resultPerth Scorchers won the 2022/23 Big Bash League
Match days4 February 2023 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Umpires
Australia
Paul Wilson
Australia
Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
Australia
Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Donovan Koch
Match Referee
Australia
Dave Gilbert
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
PS 100%
BHPS
100%50%100%BH InningsPS Innings

Over 20 • PS 178/5

Scorchers won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
PS14113221.205
SS14103210.846
MR147714-0.027
ST147714-0.716
BH146713-0.483
HH146812-0.340
AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287