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Perth Scorchers win by 98 runs

Strikers vs Perth

Big Bash League: Perth Scorchers secure home clash in semi-finals

Shaun Marsh: top scored for the Scorchers with 79 from 60 deliveries

Nathan Coulter-Nile: Cleaned out Adelaide's middle order with figures of 3-13

The Perth Scorchers have secured a home semi-final in the Big Bash league following an emphatic 98-run win over the Adelaide Strikers.

The crushing defeat for the Strikers, who mustered just 91 from 18.3 overs, means they have missed out on the final four altogether.

The Scorchers batted first and laid down a daunting platform, achieving 189-4 from their 20 overs with openers Shaun Marsh and Herschelle Gibbs impressing.

Marsh top scored with 79 from 60 deliveries, an innings that included eight fours and six sixes, while Gibbs contributed a valuable 54 from 34 balls.

Adam Voges also pitched in with a useful 36 from just 18 deliveries as the Strikers were left with somewhat of a mountain to climb in their run chase.

Adelaide's openers failed to last as Travis Head and Michael Klinger went cheaply.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-13) then ripped through the Strikers' order, taking the wickets of Tim Ludeman, Callum Ferguson and Nathan Reardon.

A bizarre moment arrived when Kane Richardson knocked over his own bails, however, as Perth did not appeal the dismissal the Scorchers were happy for the right-hander not to be out and remain at the crease.

Richardson made the most of his reprieve by top scoring for the Strikers, but his 20 from 17 deliveries was never enough to prevent Perth from slipping to a heavy loss.

Who will win 2012-13 Big Bash League?

  • Melbourne Renegades
  • Melbourne Stars
  • Perth Scorchers
  • Hobart Hurricanes
  • Brisbane Heat

Match Details

Date
10th Jan 2013
Toss
Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Adelaide Oval
Umpires
M D Martell and P Wilson

strikers BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Head b J.P. Behrendorff 4
Klinger b Beer 0
T.P. Ludeman c Katich b N.M. Coulter-Nile 11
Ferguson c Voges b N.M. Coulter-Nile 13
N.J. Reardon c&b N.M. Coulter-Nile 0
Botha c Marsh b G.B. Hogg 17
K.W. Richardson c Voges b Thomas 20
C.J. Boyce c Beer b Thomas 7
Lyon b Beer 2
Young not out 9
Tait b Thomas 2
Extras 4w, 2lb 6
Total All Out, 18.3 Overs 91
Full Batting Card

perth BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Beer 4 0 14 2
J.P. Behrendorff 4 0 26 1
Thomas 3.3 0 14 3
N.M. Coulter-Nile 3 0 13 3
G.B. Hogg 4 0 22 1
Full Bowling Card