Perth Scorchers won their 6th game of the Big Bash League 2019 by defeating Thunders in the chase of 153 runs by eight wickets. Livingston and Josh Inglis opening mammoth partnership of 136 runs in 13.2 overs destroyed Thunder and occupied the 5th position over points table. BBL 9 Match 46 Thunder vs Scorchers – The opening batsman half-centuries led the eight wickets victory on Monday at Optus Stadium. Chasing down the modest total, opening pair bring something extra to their innings and crushed the eight-wicket victory over Thunders despite Hales brilliant inning of 85 runs.
A brilliant partnership took Scorchers to 136/1 in the chase of 153 when Thunders left with only 27 runs to defend in 40 balls. A well-disciplined and outstanding inning by Alex Hales with his 85 runs of 59 balls with his ten-fours and three sixes defined the Scorchers way to a defendable total. With the win over Thunder’s, Scorchers jumped to the 4th position of the ladder taking themselves in top five finalists. In the batting opening inning Hales, however, survived with a strong lbw by Jhye Richardson.
However, Khawaja handled the match conditions taking a defensive approach with a slower run rate. He consumed 12 balls and scored 11 runs and removed by Shaun Marsh when Thunder’s were at 1/18 in 3.1 overs. Thunder’s lost two wickets in their powerplay, taking their innings to 2/32, taking Callum Ferguson and Khawaja back to the pavilion. Hales partnership with Arjun Nair 48 runs for just 30 balls laid the formation of the modest total over the scoreboard.
Hales 85 Runs off 59 Balls
BBL 9 Match 46 Thunder vs Scorchers – Alex Hales formed partnerships with Khawaja, Ferguson, Arjun, Sams, and Alex Ross to get things under control. The underpressure Hales took complete responsibility and went for a few successive boundaries in his batting innings of the day. Hales got competitive in total looking back to the Thunder’s batting line.
The first batting innings got ditched, rebuild and against tumbled to several times. In the 12th over of the innings, Daniel Sams and Arjun Nair both removed by Chris Jordan, who almost did the job for his team. After the loss of two quick wickets in the 12th overs of the innings by Jordan, Hales left with no choice but to control back inning or charge on the bowler.
He waited for a couple of balls to settle things, picking right shots but straight to the fielders. He finally got a sigh of relief landing successfully two sixes to Chris Jordan and Mitchell Marsh. Hales highest partnership of 64 runs off 48 balls with Alex Ross marked the safe point for Thunder to have a reasonable thing to fight back. At least, now Thunders got things under control and took their batting innings to 153/5 in 20 overs.
Livingstone and Inglis 136 Runs Partnership
What a beautiful day for the opening pair! Josh Inglis and Livingstone brilliant partnership of 136 runs destroyed Thunder’s at Optus Stadium on Monday. Thunder’s faced a tempestuous Inglis and Livingstone who executed the exact plan they have to go for the first half of the innings. Josh Inglis 58 runs off 41 balls with his two sixes, and six boundaries took things too easy for Scorcher in the powerplay.
He went so aggressive against Brendan Doggett, smashing six off with his mastery strokes in the crowd. Despite changing a number of bowling options by Callum Ferguson, Inglis and Livingstone launched over ten runs/overs. Garry Sandu got Inglis for his 58 off 41 balls in the 14th overs when the damage is done already as Thunders were left to defend 27 runs for 40 shots.
Just four runs before the batting inning Livings fall after smashing a couple of sixes with his total four maximums of the innings. Livingstone played very sensible innings and charged later launching two consecutive sixes and scored his half-century for just 28 balls. After the dismissal of Livingstone, Marsh and Kurtis Patterson shared three runs before hitting the winning stroke to Chris Morris off stump delivery.