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Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone during their epic 124-run opening stand // Getty Images

Scorchers Stunned By Strikers In Run Fest

24 December 2019

The Perth Scorchers have fallen to the Adelaide Strikers by 15 runs in their hard-fought KFC Big Bash League contest at the Adelaide Oval on Monday night.

After rain reduced the match to 18 overs a side, the Strikers managed to score nearly 200 runs after being sent into bat, but the Scorchers looked set to outdo the hosts after a blistering 124-run opening partnership between Liam Livingstone (69) and Josh Inglis (50.)

The home side had no answers as the pair smashed nine sixes and 10 fours between them in an epic start to the Scorchers chase.

But the visitors couldn’t capitalise on the fast start, ultimately falling short of their second win of the season.

The Scorchers started the game with a bang after Jhye Richardson dismissed Phil Salt in the first over of the match.

Adelaide’s top order then dug in, Jake Weatherald (83) and Alex Carey (55) helped guide the hosts to 4-198.

The Scorchers middle order failed to fire during their chase and finished 7-183.

Livingstone said it was disappointing his side couldn’t seal the victory.

“It was a good pitch and we knew we had to go all guns blazing at the start to give ourselves a chance,” he said.

“I thought Ingo played brilliantly, his job is to play proper cricket shots at the top of the order and he played some extraordinary strokes tonight.

“We’re disappointed we couldn’t finish off the job after such a strong start.

“The boys will bounce back and we’ll shake off this result.

“We’re all looking forward to getting back in front of our home fans at #TheFurnace and to put on a show on Boxing Day.”

The Scorchers host the Sydney Sixers at Optus Stadium on Thursday 26 December from 4:10pm AWST.

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