BBL 10 Qualifier, Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers: At the business end of the tournament, Sydney Sixers are taking on their arch-rivals Perth Scorchers in today's BBL Final Qualifier at Manuka Oval. Opting to bat first, the English pair of Roy and Livingstone not able to get away and both fell cheaply, then Munro has impressed with his short stay. After that, Josh Inglis held one end up and played a blinder of a knock (69 off 41) and the Scorchers finished strongly with 167/6 in 20 overs. However, the limelight was the Mitchell Marsh, who fell to an orthodox decision from the umpire.
During the match, in the 13th over of the Scorchers' innings, Sixers spinner Steve OKeefe bowled arrowed quicker ball down leg, Perth Scorchers right-handed batsman Mitchell Marsh went for the flick and missed it completely. Josh Philippe makes a huge shout for a caught-behind and the on-field Umpire raised his finger. But it seemed like there was a day-light between bat and ball.
Marsh is shocked by the Umpire's call and stands his ground in disbelief, can't believe his luck but nothing much he can do about it. Moreover, he got a similar decision in the league-stages as well. Nevertheless, Sydney Sixers got a lucky breakthrough in the end as Marsh departs after scoring just 2.
Earlier this week, Mitchell Marsh re-signed a four-year deal with Perth Scorchers. Marsh has been in blistering home-town form for Scorchers and was in destructive form in recent times. He blasted an unbeaten 57 off just 27 balls against the same Sixers and was equally handy with the ball by picking a tidy spell.
''I'm thrilled to be recommitting to the Scorchers for the next four BBL seasons. I'm a very proud West Australian. I love representing the Scorchers and playing in front of our home crowds in Perth, '' Marsh said in an official statement on Monday.
Mitchell Marsh recently surpassed his brother Shaun Marsh as the Scorchers all-time leading run-scorer, he has notched 1,632 runs with an impressive average of 38.85 and has 22 scalps under his name.