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Cameron Bancroft and Mitchell Marsh of the Scorchers leave the field after being defeated // Getty Images

Scorchers Outshone By Stars

16 January 2020

The Perth Scorchers have fallen by eight wickets to the Melbourne Stars under lights at Optus Stadium, in their tenth clash of the 2019-20 KFC Big Bash League season.

It was a shaky start for the Scorchers who lost big-hitting Englishman Liam Livingstone (4) in the second over of the match and the wicket of young gun Cam Green (4) not long after.

But this didn’t faze Josh Inglis, who came out firing with the bat, launching two sixes and four fours in his impressive 37 off 18 balls effort.

The home side struggled to rebuild and launch an assault, and were all out in the 14th over with 86 runs.

Fast bowler Jhye Richardson kept the Stars batters at bay, producing an economical 0-15 off his four overs.

Skipper Mitch Marsh and Fawad Ahmed snared one wicket apiece, but the Stars hunted down the total in 12 overs.

Scorchers head coach Adam Voges said it was a disappointing and embarrassing loss for the team.

“All the things we’ve spoken about and got better at with the bat in this tournament, we just went away from tonight and I thought there was poor decision-making and costly run-outs and the guys never really got going,” he said.

“I’m sure the boys are a bit embarrassed about tonight, it certainly was a long way from our best performance and there was some tired decision-making.

“I feel for the 25 thousand fans who came out and watched us, because we are a lot better than what we showed.

“I fully expect our guys to bounce back and put up a much better show in Melbourne this weekend.”

The Scorchers take on the Stars at the MCG this Saturday.