The Moments That Mattered
- Mitch Marsh was brilliant again with another dominant performance that earned him Player of the Match honours. Marsh showed his destructive hitting power with 86 off 53 balls in an knock that included five sixes and five fours, before claiming the crucial wicket of dynamic Renegades skipper Nic Maddinson.
- A late cameo of 42 not-out from 16 balls by Laurie Evans, which included four fours and two sixes, allowed the Scorchers to reach the imposing total of 5-206 – Perth’s highest ever score outside WA.
- In reply, Jason Behrendorff got the innings off to the perfect start with a brilliant delivery to clean bowl young gun Mackenzie Harvey second ball. His fielding was also fantastic, taking two safe outfield catches when the game was on the line.
- The left-arm spin of Ashton Agar (2-23) was typically effective, removing dangerous duo Aaron Finch (67) and Mohammed Nabi (0) in the same over to swing the contest back in Perth’s favour when Melbourne were threatening to pull off an upset.
After the match, Marsh said:
“I am just enjoying my cricket and coming out here with a clear mind.
“I love playing for the Perth Scorchers, I am enjoying the consistency of what I am doing and that really is relaying out onto the field so hopefully that can continue and the Scorchers can keep winning.
“The boys have started beautifully. This time last year we were 0-5 so it has been a nice turnaround. We have a lot of experience in this team and tonight we were tested, but it was nice to see we all stood up when it mattered.”
The Scorchers, who remain atop the BBL|11 standings, will meet Melbourne Renegades again at Marvel Stadium on Boxing Day.
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