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Scorchers Go Down In Tough Loss To Strikers

29 December 2020

The Perth Scorchers have lost their 2020-21 KFC Big Bash League clash against the Adelaide Strikers, going down by 71 runs today, Monday 28 December, at the Adelaide Oval.

The Strikers got off to a hot start with the bat before Mitch Marsh struck in his first over.

In his first bowling innings after returning from injury, Marsh finished with economical figures of 2-14 from his four overs and importantly stemmed the Strikers’ momentum.

Jhye Richardson was equally as impressive, his 3-30 helped restrict Adelaide to 165 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Jason Roy (21) and Josh Inglis (16) looked dangerous as an opening combination, the pair scored quickly during the powerplay to have Perth 0-34 through the first three overs.

However, a continual loss of wickets hampered the Scorchers’ chase and they were unable to build a match-winning partnership.

Liam Livingstone (22) fought hard to keep Perth in it but there was too much to do, with the Scorchers bowled out for 94 in the 16th over.

After the match, Jhye Richardson said;

“Tonight was about learning, we probably haven’t seen that as much as we would have liked just yet, but we know everyone is having the right conversations around the group.

“The group is speaking really honestly with each other… we’re definitely looking for improvement.

“Our next fixture is the New Year’s Eve match; it would be great to finish the 2020 with a win and give our supporters back home something to cheer for.”

The Scorchers get a chance for some payback in their next game when they take on the Adelaide Strikers on New Year’s Eve at the Adelaide Oval.