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Mitch knocks 50

Scorchers Struck In Final Game

09 February 2019

The Perth Scorchers have fallen by five wickets to the Adelaide Strikers in their final game of the KFC Big Bash League|08 at Adelaide Oval today.

Opener Josh Inglis (55 off 37) put on a masterclass with the bat scoring his first half century for the Scorchers, highlighted by seven boundaries.

He was strongly supported by skipper Mitch Marsh who smacked an unbeaten half-century off the back of four fours and two sixes.

Nathan Coulter-Nile produced an extraordinary quickfire of 25 runs off just eight deliveries, featuring three sixes and a four to help the visitors to a competitive total of 174.

Matt Kelly (1-25 off 4) and AJ Tye (1-40 off 4) made their presence known early, the pair taking the big scalps of Strikers’ openers Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey respectively, in successive overs during the power play.

Coulter-Nile produced an impressive spell with the ball, returning 2-28 off his four overs, but
it wasn’t enough to impel the Scorchers to victory, the Strikers winning the match with four balls to spare.

Scorchers skipper Mitch Marsh said today’s match tops off a less than ideal season for the side and they’re looking to do all they can to come back stronger next season.

“That was a tough finish to a tough season,” Marsh said.

“The boys showed some good things today, Josh Inglis was great with the bat, Kelly and Coults did a decent job with the ball, but we just couldn’t get the job done.

“We’ve had a lot of games this season that were close but we didn’t have things go our way and we take full ownership of not having ourselves in a stronger position to start with.

“It leaves us very hungry for next season now. We’ll sit down this week and review the season as a whole and work out what we need to do to come back bigger and better next year.”