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Scorchers Struggle Against The Heat

02 February 2019

The Perth Scorchers have fallen by six wickets to the Brisbane Heat at the GABBA in their twelfth game of the KFC BBL|08 season.

A tough start for the Scorchers saw three top-order batsmen fall in quick succession, until Cameron Bancroft (32 off 24) took on the task at hand and smacked three boundaries in four balls.

Backed by skipper Mitch Marsh, the two posted a 42-run partnership to help steady the ship for the visitors.

Nick Hobson proved his worth smashing 43 off 35 deliveries, including three boundaries in what was his third game for Perth.

Defending 128, the Scorchers managed to restrict the Heat to their second lowest power play score of the season of 1-32.

Matt Kelly produced an impressive spell with the ball, returning 2-27 from his three overs.

Debutant Clint Hinchliffe made his mark by taking the big wicket of opening batman Max Bryant (26) and finished with figures of 1-21 off four overs.

The Heat proved too strong in the end and wrapped up the match in the 17th over to cement their first win at home.

Skipper Mitch Marsh said it was a disappointing result and one they are looking to bounce back from ahead of their final home game.

“Despite the result it was good to see some of our young players step up and make an impact on the game,” he said.

“We have still got a lot of pride to play for and we want all our fans to come down to the Stadium on Sunday night for our final home game.”

The Scorchers head home for their final home game of the season at Optus Stadium against the Melbourne Stars this Sunday 3 February.