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Scorchers Run Riot Over Renegades At Home

03 January 2021

The Perth Scorchers have handed the Melbourne Renegades a good old-fashioned thrashing, powering to a commanding 96-run win in front of more than 25 thousand energetic fans at Optus Stadium today, Sunday 3 January.

The long-awaited homecoming could not have gone more to plan for the Scorchers as they laid the perfect blueprint for their remaining matches here in Perth.

Power hitter Josh Inglis was named Player of the Match for his dominant performance, while Colin Munro’s 24-ball 50 became the fifth fastest half century in the club’s history.

Inglis exploded at number three, he peeled off nine boundaries and scored an unbeaten 72 from just the 41 deliveries, and sent the ball to all parts of the playing field.

Kiwi Munro gave the Perth fans plenty of catching practice, he clubbed five sixes on his way to 52 and looked in superb touch.

It was an arm-wrestle 10 overs in, but an array of inventive stroke-play and entertaining, aggressive cricket from Inglis and Munro handed the Scorchers all the momentum.

The pair combined for a match-winning 117-run partnership and helped the Scorchers pummel 122 runs from the final 10 overs of their innings.

Perth were equally damaging with the ball in hand, they rampaged through the Renegades batting unit in under 13 overs.

All six bowlers struck for the Scorchers, the Renegades bowled out for 89 to hand Perth their second win on the trot.

After the match, Colin Munro said;

“It was great to produce a solid partnership with Josh, that’s what we’ve been missing in our first few games and to get a decent partnership over the line is very pleasing.

“I thought the performance by our bowlers today was outstanding, they all executed really well.

“We’ve played two really good games with both bat and ball in the field and today it was in front of our home crowd.

“It was a great atmosphere at Optus Stadium, hopefully we can get a few more numbers in the next game and can keep building the momentum for our remaining home matches.”

The Scorchers will look to continue the winning streak in their next game against the Sydney Sixers at Optus Stadium on Wednesday 6 January.