BBL 10, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Highlights: Perth Scorchers won by 11 runs
Brief Score: PRS - 182/4 (Jason Roy 54, Colin Munro 46; Stoinis 1/16)
MLS - 171/6 (Nick Larkin 70, Andrew Tye 2/28, Behrendorff 1/19)
Player of the Match - Jason Roy
Perth Scorchers continue their good run and get more points which guide Turner and Co to lead the ladder with an emphatic 11-run victory over Melbourne Stars in the Melbourne derby. The Stars never got a steady start and the regular loss of wickets and managed to reach 171 for 6 in 20 overs. With this clinical win over Maxwell-led side, the Scorchers are now become the table-toppers by surpassing Sydney Sixers on the behalf of Net Run Rate.
Nick Larkins got a fifty for Melbourne Stars but didn't get support from the other end. He played a scintillating knock of 70 from 44 balls with 9 fours and one over the ropes but couldn't propel his side over the line. For Scorchers, Andrew Tye was the pick of their bowlers with a piece.
The Englishman Jason Roy has adjudged as 'Player of the Match' for his blitzkrieg knock (54 off 32) at the top of the order set it up for the table-toppers. He has played some eye-catching strokes down the ground along with some airy pulls, he notched 7 fours and a massive six over the deep mid-wicket region.
''Huge couple of days. Massive turnaround. Lovely feeling having got this fifty. After the start we had. we were down in the dumps. We have show great character in the change roo. We have adopted really well. Winning the games at Perth have been easy. But coming to different grounds and doing well has been satisfying,'' said Englishmen after the post-match presentation.
Earlier, Melbourne Stars won the toss and opted to field first, both openers got off a flier start and the duo put 83-run together for the opening wicket. The Englishman Jason Roy notched a blitz half-century but fell just after that. After his dismissal, the Scorchers carried the momentum alongside Munro's cameo down the order as the southpaw scored a quickfire 46 off 30 with 4 fours and a couple of maximum.
Skipper Turner along with Josh Inglis played some glitzy shots across the ground to propel his side to 182/4, which turned out to be more than sufficient in the end. For Stars, Coulter-Nile, Zampa, Zahir Khan, and Stoinis grabbed one wicket each.