Finally, Perth Scorchers gets their second win in the tournament (BBL 2018/19). They outsmarted Melbourne Stars in all sections of the game to seal victory in the 25th match. It was Cameron Bancroft, who finally put his hands up for Perth Scorchers to get it done while Ashton Turner once again showed his class.
Ben Dunk Pushes Melbourne Stars to 146:
Initially, it was Perth Scorchers, who won the toss and chose to bowl first. But, they haven’t got the good start, as Ben Dunk and Evan Gulbis batted beautifully to added 65 runs for the first wicket. However, it was the only decent partnership for Melbourne.
The skipper Nic Maddinson walked back for a cheap score while rest of the batsmen walked back for single-digit scores. If not Ben Dunk’s brilliant 62, it would have been worse for Melbourne Stars.
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Andrew Tye, who lost his mojo in the recent past has been the wrecker-in-chief for Perth Scorchers. He bagged as many as 4 wickets by giving away 18 runs in his 4-over spell. David Willer and Usman Qadir chipped in with each apiece.
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Cameron Bancroft delivers:
Finally, Cameron Bancroft got into his zone, who stood tall for Perth Scorchers in the tricky chase. He batted brilliantly to stabilise the innings while Ashton Turner carried on his dangerous form with his willow.
The duo took away the game from Melbourne Stars with their beautiful partnership. Bancroft scored 59 off 42 balls while Ashton Turner scored 43 off 22 balls. Turner remained unbeaten to guide his side to the victory.
For Melbourne, Dwayne Bravo bagged a couple of wickets while Liam Plunkett and Liam Bowe picked up each wicket. Andrew Tye, who picked up a 4-wicket haul bagged the man of the match award.
Melbourne Stars – 146/6 (Ben Dunk 62, Gulbis 37, Andrew Tye 4/18)
Perth Scorchers – 147/4 (Bancroft 59, Ashton Turner 43*, Bravo 2/18)