Perth Scorchers is a franchise team of Big Bash League and they are the most successful team in the competition. But the current season of them is not as expected. They are holding the 4th position. And still has a chance of moving to the knockout round. The team has played 12 group stage matches but managed six victories. Now, earlier today, they have played the 12th round here. Reportedly, Perth Scorchers won against Thunder by 8 wickets!
If they could fail to manage the victory, they could not grab the 4th position. Now, Sydney Thunder is holding the 5th position with the five victories here. At the venue Optus Stadium, Perth Scorchers won against Thunder by 8 wickets! Earlier today, the day/ night match took place between them. The local team got the easy victory out there.
Two top-rated openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales started the match for Sydney Thunder. The opening partnership was too bad. In 18 runs, Khawaja returned. He added only 11 runs. Alex Hales played a bit well. Actually, he was the highest scorer for the team. He scored 85 runs in 59 balls. Hales led the team to a handsome total. In 20 overs, team Thunder lost five wickets and scored 153 runs so far. Chris Jordan took three wickets for Perth Scorchers in the match.
Later, the most successful team came to chase the score. Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone started to chase for the local team. Their opening partnership was too big and added 136 runs jointly. They simply dominated the Thunderbowlers. Josh added 58 runs but Liam Livingstone added the highest 78 runs so far. The team just lost two wickets and chased the score in 15.3 overs.
Liam Livingstone of Perth Scorchers got the player of the match award. The team has only two matches in hand. To secure their position into the next level, they must manage one victory at least.