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Scorchers vs Renegades, 15th Match at Perth, BBL 2023, Dec 26 2023 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
15th Match (N), Perth, December 26, 2023, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:163) 149/8

Scorchers won by 13 runs

Player Of The Match
64 (44)
josh-inglis
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end of over 203 runs • 2 wickets
MR: 149/8CRR: 7.45 
Adam Zampa1 (3b)
Tom Rogers4 (1b 1x4)
Andrew Tye 4-0-21-2
Jhye Richardson 4-0-29-1

10pm And...breathe. A contest that was filled with twists and turns ultimately went the Scorchers' way, who have now moved level on points with Brisbane Heat. The Renegades will have a fair bit of reflection and introspection to indulge in, though, having withered away a very promising opportunity.

Hope you had fun tuning in, and do join us tomorrow as table-toppers Brisbane Heat clash with Sydney Thunder. Until then, this is me (Shashwat) sigining off on behalf of Harshith, Vairavan and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo. Goodbye and take care!

Josh Inglis is the Player of the Match, here is what he has to say: (On the game) If you see both innings, there were two big partnerships and then it was tough for the new batters. The bowlers were outstanding at the death to get us over the line. (On the chat at the half-way stage) We just had to make sure the boys showed plenty of energy and not be flat after a disappointing end to our innings. We are a well-rounded team. We have guys who have played for a long time and everyone plays their role really well. That is why we are so strong, I guess.

9:50pm What a game. It ebbed and flowed, and in the end, the Scorchers held their nerve just enough. The Renegades did not get off to the greatest of starts, with Clarke struggling, even as de Kock tried to take the attack to the hosts.

Once de Kock and Fraser-McGurk fell, the run-scoring burden was shouldered by Marsh. Unfortunately for the Renegades, no one else really grabbed the game by the scruff of its neck, leaving Marsh with too much to do. In fact, he was the only batter in the top seven to strike at more than 130.

Marsh's dismissal in the 17th over, brought about by Morris, who also accounted for de Kock, firmly tilted the scales in the Scorchers' favour. Maddinson, Wells and Sutherland all threw their bats around but without any conviction. Behrendorff and Tye, as usual, were frugal, combining for three wickets in eight overs, giving away only 44 runs between them. Richardson, meanwhile, snapped up Clarke.

19.6
1
Tye to Zampa, 1 run

the Scorchers win by 13 runs! Banged in again on leg stump. Zampa gives himself room and swings for the hills. Shanks it and the ball drops into the vacant backward square leg region. The Scorchers have defended a total again, and the Renegades will look at this as a massive missed opportunity!

One more legal delivery and the Scorchers will be home. A cacophony of noise at the Perth Stadium, and no prizes for guessing why

19.5
Tye to Zampa, no run

short and sharp on middle and off. Zampa backs away and flays at it but can only connect with fresh air

19.4
Tye to Zampa, no run

bashes it into the pitch on middle and leg. Whistles through and Zampa is awfully late on the slog. Goes past the bat, and the Renegades now need a miracle (or some extras)

Zampa in now. 15 needed off 3. Surely the Scorchers will win this from here? Tye is on a hat-trick, by the way

19.3
W
Tye to Kane Richardson, OUT

straight up, and that is two in two for Tye! Hard length, angling into leg stump. Richardson tries to back away and smoke it over extra cover. Gets cramped for room, though, and splices it up. Tye calls early and does the rest!

Kane Richardson c & b Tye 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0

Kane Richardson in at 9. The Renegades need 15 off 4

19.2
W
Tye to Wells, OUT

straight down deep backward square leg's throat! Half-tracker on leg stump, and this ought to have travelled. Wells gets a good chunk of it too but picks out the sweeper to absolute perfection. A vital, vital wicket, and that could be that, as far as this run-chase is concerned!

Jonathan Wells c Connolly b Tye 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 16m) SR: 114.28
19.1
2
Tye to Wells, 2 runs

length on middle and off. Wells advances and thumps it to mid on. Hardie, of all people, misfields and ends up conceding the second. Wells back on strike

17 off the final over. Tye to bowl. Can the Renegades snatch this one out of the fire? Wells on strike

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 146/6CRR: 7.68 RRR: 17.00 • Need 17 runs from 6b
Tom Rogers4 (1b 1x4)
Jonathan Wells6 (5b 1x4)
Jhye Richardson 4-0-29-1
Jason Behrendorff 4-0-23-1
18.6
4
Jhye Richardson to Rogers, FOUR runs

oh my days! Full and speared into the stumps. Rogers walks across his stumps nonchalantly and laps it. Fine leg gets a hand to it but cannot prevent the boundary!

21 off 7 as Rogers strides out. Can he find the fence?

18.5
1W
Jhye Richardson to Sutherland, 1 run, OUT

Sutherland has been run out, oh my! Another exceptional yorker on middle and off. Sutherland clinks it towards deep cover point and is hell-bent on coming back for the second. Could be touch-and-go again as the fielder fires it in at the batters end. Inglis does the rest and on this occasion, Sutherland is just inches short of his ground!

Will Sutherland run out (Hobson/†Inglis) 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 125
18.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Wells, 1 run

very full, almost a yorker on middle and leg. Wells squeezes it out to long on and he has to settle for a single

18.3
4
Jhye Richardson to Wells, FOUR runs

shot! Another attempted yorker on middle and off. Wells advances, converts it into a full toss and crashes it between extra cover and mid off!

18.2
Jhye Richardson to Wells, no run

right in the blockhole at the stumps. All Wells can do is dig it out to the bowler

18.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Sutherland, 1 run

low full toss just outside off. Sutherland backs away and carves it towards deep cover point

28 off 12. The Scorchers, at this stage, are perhaps favourites. Richardson to bowl the penultimate over. Sutherland on strike

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 135/5CRR: 7.50 RRR: 14.00 • Need 28 runs from 12b
Will Sutherland3 (2b)
Jonathan Wells1 (2b)
Jason Behrendorff 4-0-23-1
Lance Morris 4-0-35-2
17.6
1
Behrendorff to Sutherland, 1 run

back of a length outside off. Sutherland winds up and hacks it down the ground to long on

17.5
2
Behrendorff to Sutherland, 2 runs

It is all happening now! Banged into the track outside off. Sutherland gets on top of the bounce and pulls it powerfully towards deep mid wicket. Decides, rather ambitiously, to come back for the second. The throw is accurate and Inglis takes off the bails. The question, though, is whether the bat was on the line when the bails came off. Looks awfully close. Proper touch-and-go stuff. If Sutherland has managed to get back, the fielder at deep mid wicket will be questioned because he was lackadaisical in releasing his throw. The third umpire is happy that there is just enough of the bat beyond the crease, and Sutherland stays!

Sutherland in now. The Renegades' chase is wobbling...

17.4
W
Behrendorff to Maddinson, OUT

taken on the fence this time! Slow and into the track again, not giving the batter any pace to work with. Maddinson winds up and gets it somewhere close to the middle of the bat. The problem, though, is that the deep sqare leg boundary is quite big and Evans, running to his right, gobbles it up!

Nic Maddinson c Evans b Behrendorff 9 (14b 0x4 0x6 18m) SR: 64.28
17.3
Behrendorff to Maddinson, no run

another off-pace delivery, this time, honing into leg stump. Maddinson swipes wildly and misses, getting pinged on the body in the process

17.2
1lb
Behrendorff to Wells, 1 leg bye

was that another chance?! Back of a length on leg stump. Wells swings at it and gets an inside edge that hits him on the midriff. The ball trickles towards the bowler. Maddinson decides to sneak in a single and gets there. Behrendorff tried to hit the stumps with a wave of his left boot but could not quite channel his inner Lionel Messi

17.1
1
Behrendorff to Maddinson, 1 run

dropped, you have got to be kidding me! Back of a length on leg stump, and this rears up on Maddinson. He swishes across the line and the ball loops up tamely off the top edge. Morris settles himself at fine leg but then puts down an absolute sitter

33 off 18 now. Behrendorff, Richardson and Tye, in all likelihood, will bowl these last three overs. Who are you backing? Here is Behrendorff for now

end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 130/4CRR: 7.64 RRR: 11.00 • Need 33 runs from 18b
Nic Maddinson8 (11b)
Jonathan Wells1 (1b)
Lance Morris 4-0-35-2
Jason Behrendorff 3-0-19-0
16.6
1
Morris to Maddinson, 1 run

short delivery on middle and leg. Maddinson gets into an awkward position and dabs it towards backward point for a single

16.5
1
Morris to Wells, 1 run

short, fast and wide outside off. Wells throws his hands at it and the ball flies off the outside edge towards third man

Wells joins his skipper. This game is now right in the balance. 35 needed off 20

Vinod Rajpal: "This is definitely going for last ball thriller, maybe we can see a TIE as a result !"

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Over 20 • MR 149/8

Jonathan Wells c Connolly b Tye 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 16m) SR: 114.28
W
Kane Richardson c & b Tye 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
W
Scorchers won by 13 runs
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