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Livvo and Ingo produce solid 136-run partnership

Scorchers Silence Thunder

21 January 2020

The Perth Scorchers have proven they’re #MADETOUGH, nailing an impressive eight-wicket victory over Sydney Thunder at Optus Stadium tonight.

An epic batting display by openers Liam Livingstone and Josh Inglis guided the home side to a dominating win with five overs to spare.

The Scorchers got off to a flyer at #TheFurnace, skipper Marsh Mitch (1-31) producing an early breakthrough with the big scalp of Thunder’s Usman Khawaja (11) on Marsh’s first delivery of the match.

It shook the Sydney side, as it was the first time ever the Australian cricketer had been dismissed in the powerplay.

Scorchers spin king Fawad Ahmed (1-27) was quick to follow suit, sending Callum Ferguson (4) to the sheds in the sixth over.

Chris Jordan came out firing with the ball, claiming the wickets of former teammates Arjun Nair (11) and Daniel Sams (1) in the space of four balls.

Jordan (3-28) finished off the innings in style, taking the massive wicket of English teammate Alex Hales for 85 to restrict the visitors to a total of 153.

The Scorchers hit the ground running in their hunt for the 154 runs, with Inglis smacking 16 off the first over.

That was just a taste of what was to come, Inglis and Livingstone getting the crowd up on their feet with 12 boundaries, including three sixes in the 75-run powerplay.

The dynamic duo continued their big-whacking ways to an impressive 136-run partnership, the second highest in the 2019-20 KFC Big Bash League that ultimately got the job done in the end.

Livingstone was a force to be reckoned with smacking 78 off 49 balls and Inglis finished with a superb knock of 58 off 41.

Player of the Match Livingstone said it was a much-needed win for the side.

“It’s been nice to bat at the top with Inglis and it’s great to get such a comprehensive win at home,” he said.

“Ingo is an unbelievable player to open the batting with, he plays proper cricket shots and somehow manages to hit gaps, hitting 16 off the first over, well we’re very lucky to have him.

“It’s obviously nice to have the two days off before our next home match and chill out a little bit, hopefully we can get another win and that will put us in a great position going into the finals.”

The Scorchers now gear up for their last home game of the regular season this Friday against the Strikers.