KFC BBL06: Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers at the WACA
The Perth Scorchers have defeated the Adelaide Strikers by 48 runs in front of 20,430 fans at the WACA. Needing 198 runs for victory, the Strikers failed to uphold the required run rate and have suffered their second consecutive loss of the season. It’s the first time in KFC Big Bash history that the Scorchers have won their opening game.
Click play to hear all the 2nd Innings highlights and analysis from Mike Hussey and Karl Langdon.
1st Innings: Perth Scorchers 7/197 after 20 overs.
The Adelaide Strikers need 198 runs for victory as they chase their first win of the BBL season. The Scorchers came out swinging, Englishman Ian Bell dangerous piling on 61 runs on a hard and fast wicket. Speaking to MRN, Mitch Marsh noted ‘It was a fast wicket, probably the fastest I’ve ever played on at the WACA, it took me a few balls to adjust…’ Marsh made a quick fire 31 off 19 and Turner finishing on 44* after smashing some big sixes at the death. Adelaide have showed they can bat big and will be looking to continue that form when play continues.
Click play to hear all the 1st Innings highlights and analysis from Mike Hussey and Karl Langdon.
The Adelaide Strikers have won the toss and elected to bowl.
PREVIEW: The KFC Big Bash continues at the WACA tonight with the Perth Scorchers playing host to the Adelaide Strikers.
It’s the season opener for the Scorchers who’ll be looking to get their season off to a flyer in front of a sell-out crowd at The Furnace. They’ll be facing the Strikers who lost their opening game to the Brisbane Heat by just 10 runs, despite recent recruit Ben Dunk (85) and young-gun Jake Weatherald (52) both posting big scores. Adelaide will be buoyed in knowing that the Scorchers have never won an opening match in BBL history, but they’ll have to be on when facing new recruit Mitchell Johnson on a wicket that typically plays hard and fast. The Scorchers batting line up with the likes of Mitch Marsh, Ian Bell, Michael Kilnger and Adam Voges will want to impress and look set to relish the WACA’s smaller boundaries. Christmas will come early for one team in a match that’s guaranteed to have plenty of fireworks.
Perth Scorchers Squad
Adam Voges (c), Ashton Agar, Ian Bell, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey
Adelaide Strikers Squad
Brad Hodge (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Travis Head, Chris Jordan, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Kieron Pollard, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald